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Fw: [ExpandedCareers] Volunteer Chief of Staff for open textbook program - 12-16 hours/month

From: Sharon S.
Sent on: Wednesday, April 17, 2013 10:15 PM



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From: Jacky H <[address removed]>
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Sent: Wednesday, April 17,[masked]:45 AM
Subject: [ExpandedCareers] Volunteer Chief of Staff for open textbook program - 12-16 hours/month

Open Doors Group - College Open Textbooks (ODG-COT) is seeking a volunteer Chief of Staff. The position requires 12-16 hours/month and we would like a commitment of 6-12 months. The Chief of Staff will coordinate communication among a volunteer team that includes an Executive Director, three Directors, seven Senior Managers, and a few others. For an overview of the staff see
The mission of ODG-COT is to increase access to education by removing barriers including admissions, cost, geography, handicaps, language, technology, and time.
The ODG-COT Collaborative is an association of 29 organizations including 2 universities, a consortium of 200 community colleges, a few publishers, some tool vendors, one government agency, and some non-profits. It acts as the Advisory Board to ODG-COT.
Duties of the Chief of Staff include soliciting and summarizing monthly staff reports and encouraging use of the organization's internal social network and can include facilitating online staff meetings. Most work is done online; some meetings are held at Silicon Valley Education Foundation in San Jose and at local community colleges.
Benefits to the volunteer include:
  • Contributing to the quality and affordability of first and second year college education for millions of students
  • Networking with educators, education entrepreneurs, and leaders in foundations, non-profits, industry, and government
  • Working with and receiving advice and encouragement from directors and senior managers
  • Gaining skill in facilitating online discussions and encouraging educators to share teaching ancillaries and best practices
  • Learning how to use Google Sites, Google Analytics, Blackboard Collaborate, and other online and social media tools effectively
  • Improving PowerPoint skills and learning how to create Prezis
  • Receiving references and recommendations for employment or advanced education
To apply for this opportunity, please send two paragraphs (no attachments please) about why you are interested and your background to [address removed].
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