[p2pu-webcraft] Fwd: web developer position at open courseware consortium

Philipp Schmidt philipp at p2pu.org
Tue Jun 19 10:00:30 UTC 2012

(Apologies for cross posting)

Our friends at the OCWC are looking for a web developer (see attached and
below). I used to be on Mary Lou's board and would recommend anyone with
the right mix of skills to consider joining her great team and project.

Please contact her directly with questions -> mlforward at ocwconsortium.org



The OpenCourseWare Consortium seeks a web developer to manage its web
presence. The Web Developer will work as part of a small multi-cultural and
international team to promote increased access to and improvements in
post-secondary education through the use, production and adaptation of
OpenCourseWare and open educational resources.  Duties will be carried out
primarily online.  Location of this position is flexible and negotiable.

Key areas of responsibility:

   - Management and overall design of main and auxiliary web sites
   - Management of user experience for different audiences
   - Development of web design, multimedia, graphics
   - Online strategies for optimum user experience


   - Experience with front-end customization and user experience;
   - Strength in designing effective and intuitive website navigation;
   - Creativity;
   - Graphics creation experience;
   - Experience managing a range of plug-ins;
   - Interest in and ability to work with Open Source programs;
   - Ability to manage processes at a distance and on-line;
   - Strong written and oral communication skills in English, additional
   language skills desirable;
   - Willingness to troubleshoot website problems and actively propose
   - Self-motivated with desire and ability to work independently;
   - Desire to be an effective and contributing part of a multi-cultural
   - Commitment to the ideals of open sharing and open education;
   - Skills in back end functionality highly desirable;
   - Reliable high-speed internet access is essential.

The Web Developer position will be conducted primarily via the internet,
allowing great flexibility regarding location worldwide.  Given the virtual
nature of the position, reliable internet and communications infrastructure
is essential for the performance of regular duties, as is a strong work
ethic and the ability to solve problems without direct supervision.  This
full-time position will require some flexibility in working hours to
respond to people in different time zones and to participate in working
groups and meetings.  Aside from required meetings and events, exact
working hours can be flexible.  The Consortium currently uses Joomla, Java,
WordPress, PHP, Linux, Apache and Python, but we are open to using other
effective programs.

About the OpenCourseWare Consortium:

The OpenCourseWare Consortium is a worldwide community of hundreds of
post-secondary educational institutions and associated organizations
committed to advancing the ideals of open sharing in education and its
impact on global higher education.  For additional information, please
visit our website: www.ocwconsortium.org.

To apply:

Please submit a letter of application along with a full résumé listing
relevant work experience and/or examples of previous web development,
including contact information for three (3) professional references, to:
jobs at ocwconsortium.org.  Application deadline: June 30, 2012
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