INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY COORDINATOR

Job ID: 

14922
The Intellectual Property (IP) Coordinator helps evaluate course material content that may contain IP objects owned or controlled by third parties; obtains additional information from Project Managers, MITx Digital Learning Lab (DLL) members as needed; and determines whether IP objects meet the licensing criteria for maximum reuse flexibility with minimal risk. The IP Coordinator creates both ongoing and customized statistical analyses and reports of all activity required to review, evaluate and clear suspect images and stand-alone items.  The IP Coordinator may present analyses and reports to the MITx Project Managers and ODL Senior Management Team under the direction of the Intellectual Property Manager.  Within the overall MITx publication plan the IP Coordinator adheres to IP tracking activity schedules that correspond to the production plan, and ensures that deliverables, objectives, and milestones for copyright assessments are met on time.  The IP Coordinator works with the MITx Project Managers, the MITx DLL members, and any other third-party vendors to manage and execute a seamless production process.  The IP Coordinator reports to the ODL Intellectual Property Manager.
 
Specific duties and responsibilities 
- Train faculty and course teams on issues of copyright for tracking purposes.
- Review course content as it's being created. 
- Manage and oversee all components of IP tracking for IP objects, including accessing in-process production web sites to screen for IP issues and monitor faculty responses.
- Prioritize and promote third party content that has Creative Commons licenses, is in the public domain, or meets a claim of fair use.
- Create both ongoing and customized statistical analyses and reports of all activity required for reviewing, evaluating and clearing suspect images and stand-alone items.  
- Provide weekly status reports to MITx team.
 
 
Qualifications
- Proven ability to manage multiple tasks and deliverables within budgetary constraints and scheduling requirements against strict deadlines.
- Ability to understand and develop productive work relationships with faculty, MIT departments, and outside vendors; ability to influence and to resolve conflicts with a win/win attitude.
- Ability to maintain high standards of design and production quality, content integrity, and the cleared status of all intellectual property ownership and attribution. 
- Ability to perform statistical analysis and create reports.
- Comprehensive technical knowledge and experience in the areas of
o Browsers (Firefox, Chrome, Internet Explorer). Microsoft Office (Excel, Word, PowerPoint)
o Working with databases
- Excellent oral and written communications skills at all levels, including senior management, faculty, academic support staff, engineering and technical staff, collaborators of all kinds.
- Must accept personal responsibility for task fulfillment and job performance; must be self-motivating, professional, and comfortable with ambiguity in a diverse organization.
- Ability to work independently and as part of a team.
- Well-organized, committed, accurate, thorough, and punctual, with meticulous attention to detail and follow-through.
- Familiarity with copyright law and practice is a plus.
- Experience working with faculty in higher education environment is a plus.
- Familiarity with MIT course structure and curriculum content is a plus.
- Project management experience.
- Broad knowledge of instructional/educational technologies and related applications
- Education: Bachelor’s Degree or higher.
 

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