Job Title: Open Educational Resources (OER) Fellow
Team: Education Data and Information Systems (EDIS)
Reports To: Senior Program Associate, EDIS
FLSA Status: Non-Exempt
The Council of Chief State School Officers (CCSSO) is a nonpartisan, nationwide, nonprofit organization of public officials who head departments of elementary and secondary education in the states, the District of Columbia, the Department of Defense Education Activity, and five U.S. extra-state jurisdictions. CCSSO provides leadership, advocacy, and technical assistance on major educational issues. CCSSO seeks member consensus on major educational issues and expresses their views to civic and professional organizations, federal agencies, Congress, and the public.
The OER Fellow reports to the Senior Program Associate on the Education Data and Information Systems team. The OER Fellow will conduct research, identify resources, and write original content for CCSSO’s OER Portal website. The Fellow will have the opportunity to contribute to the public dialog on Open Educational Resources (OER) policies at the state and national level. OER are learning materials in the public domain that hold an open license for sharing, accessing and collaborating.
Essential Functions and Responsibilities
Education and/or Experience
Graduate/PhD student or law student
To perform this job successfully, an individual should be able to use Word, Excel, and PowerPoint and have created or used charts, spreadsheets, and databases. Successful incumbents are proficient at using WebEx, Outlook, and Intranet/Internet tools.
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this Job, the employee is regularly required to sit and talk or hear. The employee is frequently required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel. The employee is occasionally required to stand, walk and reach with hands and arms. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 10 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
The noise level in the work environment is usually quiet.
Job Location: Washington, DC. Candidate must be local to the DC Metro area.
Start Date: Immediate
Compensation: This Fellowship will run 15 hours/week at a rate of $30 per hour through December 2016 with the possibility to extend.