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Search for new Executive Director Open Course Ware Consortium

The OCWC is looking for a new executive director. If you are interested in the job or if you know somebody who may be, have a look at the job description below.

OCWC LogoThe OpenCourseWare Consortium (OCWC) invites applications and nominations for the role of Executive Director.  

The Consortium is a collaboration of more than 250 higher education institutions and associated organizations from around the world creating a broad and deep body of open educational content using a shared model.  The organization’s mission is to advance formal and informal learning through the worldwide sharing and use of free, open, high-quality educational materials organized as courses.  

Reporting to the Consortium’s Board of Directors, the Executive Director is responsible for growing the Consortium membership, delivering clear and compelling value to its members, representing the OCWC community, and directing communication about the organization’s goals and achievements.  The Executive Director will oversee a small staff as well as contractors working on behalf of the Consortium, coordinate the work of all committees, and direct all strategic and business planning processes.  S/he will manage all aspects of Consortium administration and finances including generating adequate funding, administering the organization’s budget, developing the Consortium’s infrastructure, and ensuring the maturation of the organization into a smoothly functioning independent entity.

Successful candidates will have strong hands-on management skills, analytic skills, and attention to detail as well as multi-cultural competency and experience working internationally.  A collaborative working style and strong communication skills are necessary, as is the demonstrated ability to form and maintain strategic partnerships, a belief in the value of open educational resources, and respect for collaboration, inclusiveness, transparency, and innovation.  Fundraising experience and skills are required, as is a master’s degree or higher.

As most of the work of the OpenCourseWare Consortium is done via electronic tools, the Executive Director is not required to live and work in any particular country.  Frequent travel is necessary and so proximity to an airport is required, as is comfort with an international Board of Directors and employees, and an ability to fully utilize technology to foster communication with Consortium members around the globe.

Applications, nominations, and questions should be directed to Katie Dean, Principal, Opus Search Partners via email at .  Application review begins immediately and will continue until the position is filled; applications received by March 10, 2009 will be guaranteed consideration.  The salary range is $80,000 to $110,000 commensurate with experience.

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