The Division of Educational Ventures at Oregon State University (OSU) is a growing, innovative, and collaborative organization with a commitment to providing high-quality online education. The division extends OSU’s exceptional learning experiences including microcredentials, certificates, and degrees available to students throughout Oregon and around the world.
The division includes Ecampus, offering over 100 online and hybrid degree programs; the Ecampus Research Unit (ECRU), conducting and supporting original research in online teaching and learning; the Corporate and Workforce Education Unit (CWE), creating pathways for learners employed by partners in business and government; the Center for the Outdoor Recreation Economy (CORE), providing workforce development for the outdoor recreation industry; the Open Educational Resources Unit (OER), aiding faculty in adopting open course materials; and the Alternative Credential Unit (ACU), developing short-form educational opportunities
OSU Ecampus is a leader in national online education, our online bachelor’s program is currently ranked in the top 10 in the nation by U.S. News & World Report and has ranked in the top 10 for nine consecutive years.
This recruitment will be used to fill one full-time Lecture Team Manager position for Ecampus at Oregon State University (OSU).
The Lecture Team Manager will be part of the Course Development and Training (CDT) unit and will report directly to the Associate Director of Multimedia. This position will manage the day-to-day operations involved in producing lecture recordings. Our productions include screen capture, audio voiceover, digital notation, podcast, and dual stream picture-in-picture video. This position blends leadership with project management and technical expertise. The Lecture Team Manager is a working manager who leads a small team of media producers in recording and supporting faculty lecture captures for online and hybrid courses. This position provides project management and supervision to a team of approximately 4 producers and 3-5 student workers. The Lecture Team Manager interacts directly with faculty to assess requirements and scope and to ensure resources and schedules align to the needs of each course development. The Lecture Team Manager should possess skills in video editing, audio adjusting, and video trimming.
While our projects vary across subjects, the person in this position will have the opportunity to build long-term, positive relationships through collaboration with faculty and subject matter experts. This position will collaborate closely with faculty, multimedia producers, instructional designers, researchers, librarians, and others to ensure high-quality content is produced for on-time delivery. In addition, part of the Lecture Team Manager position involves exploration and evaluation of new web-based technologies and recording equipment to ensure the services offered remain up to date.
Key Responsibilities Include:
45% – Project Management
- Reviews new lecture and screencast project proposals and consults with partners to identify scope, expected deliverables, and required resources.
- Prepares regular updates or reports to collaborators on the status of project completion. Maintains project status updates in Asana and/or other reporting tools for project management and communication to collaborators. Communicates progress and reviews lecture edits that have been developed for online courses with content experts and CDT team members.
- Provides regular internal reports regarding overall lecture development statuses for the team and leadership including incoming projects, overall resource allocation and timelines.
20% – Management and Supervision
- Provides operational-level management of day-to-day operations for the Ecampus Lecture Team.
- Provides supervision for the Lecture Team. Leads and sets priorities for the team, delegates responsibilities and ensures the accomplishment of duties. Supervision includes planning, assigning, approving work and preparing performance appraisals. Also coordinates work and leave schedules.
- Hires student editors and provides training, scheduling, and supervision to those student employees.
20% – Multimedia Production
- Produces multimedia assets for projects; work may include consulting with faculty, planning, scripting, and editing narrated lectures and screencasts.
- Manages the support and maintenance of systems that serve as storage for media products created by Ecampus.
- Produces multimedia according to the industry accessibility standards.
10% – Quality Assurance
- Manages and maintains quality of lecture assets by establishing and implementing standards for production.
- Recommends standards for accessibility to the lecture team and implements processes to ensure the team meets these standards.
- Establishes criteria and conducts review and evaluation of new tools and technology for use by the media team. Ensures that documentation regarding tool selection, security, and maintenance is maintained.
- Evaluates new toolsets and strategies that will increase the quality, efficiency, and productivity of media development and production.
- Develops and conducts best practice training for faculty to be successful in recording their own videos and lectures for online delivery.
5% – Professional Development and Service
- Provides service to both the unit and university by serving on committees and workgroups.
- Represents and attends relevant workshops, conferences, and meetings by presenting and sharing knowledge and expertise and networking with colleagues.
- Keeps abreast of current research related to multimedia development in educational contexts.
- Contributes to equity, inclusion, and diversity as part of assigned duties and/or service.
- Provides leadership in the absence of the Associate Director of Multimedia for vacation or other extended leave, this position leads, makes decisions, speaks on behalf of the CDT Multimedia team, and fills in at meetings, presentations, et cetera.
- Bachelor’s degree in media communications, media management, digital media, or related field; OR a Bachelor’s degree in another field AND three years of professional multimedia development experience.
- Proven track record of professional project management with a demonstrated ability to coordinate resources, team members, and stakeholders to deliver multimedia projects that meet or exceed standards on-time.
- Demonstrated ability to adapt to changing priorities; plan, prioritize, and track projects; and document and proactively communicate project status appropriately to multiple stakeholders.
- Outstanding interpersonal, oral, electronic, and written communication skills.
- Demonstrated success in working in a collaborative team environment, especially leading teams formally or informally.
- Demonstrable knowledge of multimedia development standards related to creating accessible content.
- Multimedia development and production experience (video and/or audio recording and editing; production and/or post-production; audio and/or video clean-up/enhancement) using professional software and hardware.
- Experience interacting with diverse groups of people, especially in a professional context.
- A demonstrable commitment to promoting and enhancing diversity.
This position is designated as a critical or security-sensitive position; therefore, the incumbent must successfully complete a criminal history check and be determined to be position qualified as per University Standard: 05-010 et seq. Incumbents are required to self-report convictions and those in youth programs may have additional criminal history checks every 24 months.
- Project management certification (for example: PMI, CAPM, PMP) or training
- Experience using project management software (for example: Asana, Basecamp,)
- Experience with project management methodology
- Experience with supervision (professional staff and/or student workers)
- Experience working in a higher education environment, specifically with faculty and staff
- Demonstrable knowledge of media development following universal design principles
- Experience producing or assessing digital video instructional materials that adhere to accessibility standards (WCAG AA 2.1) and experience with accessibility evaluation tools
- Experience working with and/or managing other media professionals
OSU commits to inclusive excellence by advancing equity and diversity in all that we do. We are an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer, and particularly encourage applications from members of historically underrepresented racial/ethnic groups, women, individuals with disabilities, veterans, LGBTQ community members, and others who demonstrate the ability to help us achieve our vision of a diverse and inclusive community.
- Medical, Dental, Vision and Basic Life. OSU pays 95% of premiums for you and your eligible dependents.
- Vacation leave (15 hours/month), sick leave (8 hours/month), and 10 paid holidays (+1 Special Day).
- Professional development opportunities
- Cell phone provider discounts available at AT&T, Verizon, and T-Mobile/Sprint
- Free confidential mental health and emotional support services, and counseling resources.
- Retirement savings paid by the university.
- Tuition reduction benefits for you or your qualifying dependents at OSU or the additional six Oregon Public Universities.
- Robust Work Life programs including Dual Career assistance resources, flexible work arrangements, a Family Resource Center, Affinity Groups and an Employee Assistance Program.
- Summary of Benefits: https://hr.oregonstate.edu/benefits/prospective-employee
Pay range: The anticipated starting salary is $75,000 – $85,000. The starting salary will be commensurate with education, skills, experience and internal equity.
- Ecampus currently operates on a hybrid schedule, Tuesdays and Thursdays are designated in-office days as well as additional days as needed.
- Typical office environment.
- This position may require travel.
- This position may require working events after hours or on the weekends.
How to apply: If you are excited about the opportunity to work with a mission-driven organization please submit an application using the link – https://jobs.oregonstate.edu/postings/144762 Posting #P07384UF
Closing date: 10/31/2023