Thursday, January 10, 2013

Permissions Coordinator

Location: Washington DC

Private foundation operating a web-based learning initiative seeks an efficient, organized, resourceful individual to serve as Permissions Coordinator.

About the Foundation

The Constitution Foundation (DBA The Saylor Foundation) was established in 1999 by the CEO of a leading business intelligence technology company. The Foundation has launched an initiative committed to the development and structuring of open educational resources, with the goal of driving the cost of higher education down to zero. The initiative seeks to provide the architecture for a new educational model designed to disseminate free, high-quality materials to those lacking the resources to access traditional schooling. For more information, please visit our website,

Position Description

The Saylor Foundation seeks a motivated, efficient, and detail-oriented individual with excellent organizational and communication skills to fill the position of Permissions Coordinator. The successful candidate will be capable of multitasking, developing efficient organization systems and meeting changing deadlines. The ideal candidate will be self-directed, meticulous and work with an extremely high degree of accuracy.

The selected candidate will:

1) Assist in editing, formatting, and verifying Foundation educational materials;

2) Direct cross-discipline permissions outreach to intellectual property holders and non-profit organizations;

3) Coordinate the creation and maintenance of Resource Copyright Documentation Spreadsheets;

4) Draft outreach letters to intellectual property holders and non-profit organizations;

5) Compile weekly and monthly status reports;

6) Identify specific educational resources, appropriate for Foundation courses, based their copyright and licensing information;

7) Assist the Content Development Associate with his efforts to redesign and reframe Foundation courses;

8) Correspond with consultants about copyright issues (infringement, permissions status, etc.), and make appropriate changes to the Foundation website;

9) Assist the Strategic Initiatives Manager and the Content Development Associate with the development of Content Procurement Initiatives.


1) Applicant must be proficient in Microsoft Office and possess basic computer skills;

2) Applicant must possess an undergraduate degree from an accredited institution;

3) Applicant must possess excellent communication, writing, and basic math skills;

4) Applicant must be detail-oriented, efficient, and able to work with minimal supervision;

5) Applicant must be comfortable with a flexible schedule (workload may vary from week-to-week), but able to accommodate a workload of 25-35 hours/week;

6) Applicant must be able to to critically examine a problem and develop innovative solutions;

7) Applicant must be able to meet expectations in a timely manner.


This is a part-time, contract position.

Location: Successful candidate will telecommute and will commit to weekly phone meetings with Foundation staff.

Compensation: $15 per hour.

How to Apply:
Please submit cover letter, resume, and three writing samples to the e-mail address below with the subject line, "Permissions Coordinator Application"

Education requirements: 4-year degree
Employment type: Part time, Contract
Professional level: None specified

Company: The Saylor Foundation
Contact person: Not mentioned
Contact information:


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