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Executive Director for the OpenCourseWare Consortium

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

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.  

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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