I’m sure someone will decry this as representing the increased corporatization of open education, but a rather high profile open ed job is now open in WA state. The position is listed as Open Education Project Manager, and was posted by the awesome Cable Green, whose title is Director of eLearning & Open Education. I’ll let him explain:
The Washington State Board for Community and Technical Colleges (SBCTC) invites applications from qualified individuals for the position of Open Education Project Manager.
SBCTC is seeking a visionary “Open Education Project Manager” to join the SBCTC team. This critical, full-time position will provide active leadership and expertise in managing open education projects. This position is preferably based in Washington State (State Board has office locations in Bellevue, Olympia and Spokane), though qualified out-of-state candidates will be considered and are strongly encouraged to apply. This position is funded by a grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation which will last two years with the possibility of funding extensions thereafter.
The annual compensation for this full-time position is $60,000. Washington State has a generous benefit package (health, dental and life insurance, retirement, and an optional deferred compensation program). This recruitment will be ongoing until the position is filled. First screening of applications will begin on Monday, September 20, 2010. To ensure consideration, return your completed materials by 5 p.m. Friday, September 17, 2010.
For more information about this position and the Washington State Board for Community and Technical Colleges, see the attached recruitment announcement, visit http://www.sbctc.ctc.edu, or contact SBCTC’s Human Resource Office at (360) 704-4301.
As more and more job titles end up with “open education” in them, people are eventually going to want degrees with “open education” in them, too. Wonder which university will get that done first?