LaGuardia Community College
Provide educational technology insight in support of a project endeavoring to provide financial literacy education to LaGuardia Community College (LaGuardia) students in the form of Open Educational Resources (OER). This work is of a temporary nature and requires specialized experience or expertise.
Campus Specific Information
The Library at LaGuardia is seeking a part-time Educational Technology Project Leader (Non-Teaching Adjunct) who will be a member of a grant project team beginning in October 2022 through July 2023. This project will fund an effort to provide financial literacy education to LaGuardia students in the form of OER. OER is a term given to “teaching, learning and research materials in any medium, digital or otherwise, that reside in the public domain or have been released under an open license that permits no-cost access, use, adaptation and redistribution by others with no or limited restrictions.” The OER created in this project will focus on mining the already-vast literature on personal finance, viewing it through a critical financial literacy lens empowering students to make informed economic choices. To target the needs of the population of students at the College and to ensure that the OER reflects the students’ lived experiences, the resources will be created with the collaboration of LaGuardia students. Topics will include tracking expenses, budgeting, and investing. The material will include a glossary of financial terms, annotated lists of resources on specific topics such as student loans, and interactive maps of local banks and other financial institutions with contact information. Upon completion, the OER will be freely available and accessible online for all.
The Educational Technology Project Leader position is mainly remote but requires some in-person hours at the LaGuardia Library. They will report to the Library’s Head of Media Services & Web Services Librarian and perform the following duties:
Assist in the creation of a personal finance OER, titled “FinLit for Life”, that has budgeting and investment resources selected based on a critical financial literacy lens;
Draft and publish the OER using Pressbooks;
Assist in hiring eight students who will review the OER;
Assist in creating a checklist to gain input from members of the LaGuardia community; and
Perform other related duties as assigned.
Degree in education and/or technology or a closely related discipline;
Familiarity with students at an urban community college;
Familiarity with digital accessibility standards; and
Working knowledge of OER.
The following qualifications are preferred:
Working knowledge of concepts such as accessibility standards, educational technology, and OER;
At least five years’ experience working in a community college;
Experience with WordPress and Pressbooks;
Advanced degree in education and/or technology;
Experience with outreach and survey development; and
Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
Note: As the Educational Technology Project Leader (Non-Teaching Adjunct) position is mainly remote, the selected finalist is expected to have access to a laptop/computer, internet, and phone access to perform most job duties and responsibilities. This position will require some in-person hours at the LaGuardia Community College Library, 31-10 Thomson Avenue, Room E-101, Long Island City, NY 11101.
$46.49/hr (12 hours a week for 22 weeks)
How to Apply
Please email resume, cover letter, and three professional references to Derek Stadler, Associate Professor, Head of Media Services & Web Services Librarian, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Open until filled with review of CVs/resumes to begin immediately.
Equal Employment Opportunity
CUNY encourages people with disabilities, minorities, veterans and women to apply. At CUNY, Italian Americans are also included among our protected groups. Applicants and employees will not be discriminated against on the basis of any legally protected category, including sexual orientation or gender identity. EEO/AA/Vet/Disability Employer.
 2012 Paris OER Declaration. (2012, June 20-22). UNESCO World Open Educational Resources (OER) Congress, Paris, France. http://www.unesco.org/new/fileadmin/MULTIMEDIA/HQ/CI/CI/pdf/Events/English_Paris_OER_Declaration.pd