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IMS Global Learning Consortium, the world leader in EdTech interoperability and impact, is hiring!

 

IMS facilitates and leads member collaboration to develop, implement and evolve open interoperability standards and practices to enable a plug & play architecture and ecosystem that provides a foundation on which innovative products are rapidly deployed and work together for the benefit of instructors, students, and institutions. As part of the IMS Global team, you will be working with IMS member organizations who are leading edtech suppliers, K-12 districts, higher ed institutions, and states around the world to enable better education from better education technology. This includes working closely with educational institutions and school to set priorities and accelerate adoption.

 

To apply for a position, please send an email explaining why you are a good fit along with your resume and salary requirements to jobs@imsglobal.org. All inquiries will be treated confidentially.
 

Open Positions:

Higher Education Program Director: IMS Global, the world leader in EdTech interoperability and impact, is looking for a skilled Program Director to effectively facilitate engagement of member institutions and industry partners to accelerate the ubiquitous adoption of IMS open standards and practices to enable next generation digital learning. As Program Director, you will work closely with IMS members and staff to engage members to create a culture where institutions are accomplishing something of high value, but also contributing to a larger picture of creating the future of edtech by leading efforts to evolve a plug-and-play digital ecosystem that is more effective in terms of improving teaching and learning.  Additionally, the Program Director will work closely with member institutions to develop shareable documents, tools, use cases, evidence of impact, and other institution facing resources to streamline the learning curve in the adoption IMS open standards and help explain the value proposition of IMS standards to both technical and non-technical audiences. This is a people-oriented, customer-driven position, working collaboratively with a wide range of academic leaders, IT leaders, and developers to increase the understanding and adoption of IMS standards. Learn more about the responsibilities and requirements for this position.

 

OneRoster Project Manager: IMS Global, the world leader in EdTech interoperability and impact, is looking for a skilled OneRoster Project Manager. The ideal candidate will have experience with the OneRoster specification and be responsible for managing software projects disseminate OneRoster development efforts. Learn more about the responsibility and requirements for this position.

Technical Integration Specialist: IMS Global, the world leader in EdTech interoperability and impact, is looking for a skilled Technical Integration Specialist.   This role will work with school districts and vendor partners to facilitate new integrations and to provide support for existing implementations.  The person in this role will provide excellent technical guidance and troubleshooting to partners and will understand explicit and implicit partner needs.  The ideal candidate will have in-depth knowledge of OneRoster, LTI, and interoperability specifications in general. The ability to interface with district and vendor personnel at all levels and technical ability are required.  Learn more about the responsibilities and requirements for this position.


Job Requisition: Higher Education Program Director

Description: IMS Global, the world leader in EdTech interoperability and impact, is looking for a skilled Program Director to effectively facilitate engagement of member institutions and industry partners to accelerate the ubiquitous adoption of IMS open standards and practices to enable next generation digital learning. As Program Director, you will work closely with IMS members and staff to engage members to create a culture where institutions are accomplishing something of high value, but also contributing to a larger picture of creating the future of edtech by leading efforts to evolve a plug-and-play digital ecosystem that is more effective in terms of improving teaching and learning.  Additionally, the Program Director will work closely with member institutions to develop shareable documents, tools, use cases, evidence of impact, and other institution facing resources to streamline the learning curve in the adoption IMS open standards and help explain the value proposition of IMS standards to both technical and non-technical audiences. This is a people-oriented, customer-driven position, working collaboratively with a wide range of academic leaders, IT leaders, and developers to increase the understanding and adoption of IMS standards.

Responsibilities

  • Work with IMS staff to obtain an in-depth understanding of IMS key initiatives and IMS value proposition to address institution-specific challenges to improve teaching and learning.
  • Actively engage academic and IT leaders in community collaboration to accelerate adoption of IMS Standards, such as LTI Advantage, Caliper Analytics and Open Badges, and routinely report progress.
  • Facilitate all activities of IMS Higher Education Institution Leadership Board, including developing communications on behalf of board chairs, conducting quarterly board meetings (at minimum 2 face-to-face), assist in development of meeting agendas and recruitment of speakers to address member priorities, and other activities as identified.
  • Manage the facilitation of the Higher Education Innovation Leadership Networks to increase participation and create high quality “HED Playbook” resources to help institutions easily find high impact resources for leveraging IMS standards and practices by examining existing IMS documents and resources, identifying additional resources needed, and executing quickly the development and dissemination of those resources within the IMS community and externally with the larger higher education community.
  • Ensure every member institution knows the importance of requiring IMS conformance certification to achieving a dependable, ubiquitous open digital ecosystem.
  • Effective outreach through IMS partner organizations, such as EDUCAUSE, APLU, and the Online Learning Consortium, to generate broader market adoption of IMS standards and practices.
  • Conduct new member end orientations to provide a thorough introduction to IMS key initiatives, gain an understanding of member priorities to engage them productively in appropriate IMS activities, and provide overview of how to navigate member website to find resources.
  • Maintain repository of tools, platforms and apps being used by member districts and help districts understand importance of IMS Conformance Certification and how to require certification as part of the procurement process.
  • Recruit high potential institutions to join IMS and contribute to the collaboration.

Key Qualifications

  • In-depth knowledge of Higher Education workflow and processes related to IMS key areas, such as IT management and security, e-texts, adaptive learning, analytics, open badges, e-assessment, and accessibility.
  • Experience in strategy and implementation of IMS interoperability standards from the institutional perspective.
  • Minimum five years of program management experience in the education sector.
  • Experience facilitating highly effective group activities and meetings with academic and IT senior leaders.
  • Must possess knack to quickly grasp complex technical concepts and make them easily understandable to non-technical audiences.
  • Must learn quickly, be self-directed, possess excellent problem-solving skills, enjoy helping others solve problems, and quickly and efficiently switch focus among many concurrent tasks.
  • Exceptional written and communication skills with a strong attention to detail.
  • Comfortable presenting information to both technical and academic audiences.
  • Must be customer oriented and have a passion for helping others effectively achieve solutions to their benefit.

Education

  • A minimum 4-year Bachelor’s degree

Location is Flexible



Job Requisition: OneRoster Project Manager

The Project Manager will be responsible for facilitating technical workgroup sessions and for managing software developers and projects disseminate OneRoster development efforts.

The Project Manager will facilitate an agile software development process, be skilled at coordinating internal resources and third parties and develop a detailed project plan to track progress.   He/she will provide day-to-day oversight and maintenance of source code repositories, and development projects, working closely with project participants to ensure consistency and quality across the developed software.  The project manager should ensure that all releases are delivered on-time, within scope and within budgeted resources.

Responsibilities:

  • Manage agile software development and systems projects from initiation through completion, and promote project management best practice
  • Coordinate with sponsors, stakeholders, and project teams to define and document project goals, scope, requirements, and outcomes
  • Based on feedback from Product Managers and the Executive Steering Committee, help to balance the project portfolio, maintain updated project priorities, and allocate design and development resources across projects
  • Provide status updates (both verbally and in writing) to project teams, stakeholders, and senior leadership
  • Guide and coach participants in  adopting Agile / Scrum best practices and values
  • Prepare and archive project management documentation
  • Maintain Github repos
  • Focus on and build community providing support and documentation for users.

     

Skills & Qualifications:
  • Bachelor’s degree
  • 4+ years of experience managing technology projects; of which at least 2 years should be managing projects using Agile / Scrum methodologies
  • Excellent communication skills, organization, and attention to detail
  • Working knowledge of OpenAPI and Swagger
  • Experience using and maintaining Github repositories
  • Experience using IMS OneRoster standard or other standards-based APIs
  • A quick learner, self-directed possessing excellent problem-solving skills
  • Enjoy helping others solve technical problems
  • Quickly and efficiently switch focus among multiple concurrent tasks
  • Technical support or customer service experience
  • Technical writing experience
  • Teaching Assistant/Tutoring experience
  • Comfortable presenting technical information to a technical audience

 

Location is Flexible

 


Job Requisition: Technical Integration Specialist

Job Description:

IMS has a position open for a Technical Integration Specialist.   This role will work with school districts and vendor partners to facilitate new integrations and to provide support for existing implementations.  The person in this role will provide excellent technical guidance and troubleshooting to partners and will understand explicit and implicit partner needs.  The ideal candidate will have in-depth knowledge of OneRoster, LTI, and interoperability specifications in general. The ability to interface with district and vendor personnel at all levels and technical ability are required.  

The Integration Specialist will own the process of onboarding new technical integrations, including creation of a rollout plans, timelines, and create and manage a knowledge base of integration best practices and FAQs.              

Specific duties include:

  • Represent the IMS integrations team by facilitating meetings and working sessions between IMS members in support of successful integrations of systems  
  • Provide technical support in the form of configuration guidance, troubleshooting, and documentation of issues between district and vendor implementations
  • Ability to examine and troubleshoot various data set file formats and database import/export issues
  • Work with IMS engineers to resolve integration issues
  • Create & maintain an FAQ/Knowledge Base to facilitate successful integrations 
  • Create implementation guides to facilitate integrations
  • Create a reproducible integration process and supporting artifacts as appropriate 
  • Provide training and workshops to help speed implementations
  • Maintain program workflow by prioritizing and addressing integration requests
  • Collaborate with Program Managers to drive implementation and adoption in districts and schools through consultative integration calls
  • Serve as the first point of contact and build key relationships with district and vendor staff to ensure the best possible experience
  • Assist with quality assurance testing as needed
  • Attend weekly staff calls
  • Provide a weekly report shared with all staff
  • Provide on average a minimum of 40 hours of work to IMS per week in performance of the above services.

 Requirements:

  • Extensive experience facilitating and supporting technical integrations in the education technology industry
  • Knowledge of interoperability of systems/data
  • Experience with GitHub, OpenAPI/Swagger, Slack and other technical tools 
  • Familiarity with REST-based web services
  • Familiarity with security frameworks including OAuth2, JSON Web Tokens
  • Knowledge of IMS standards such as Learning Tools Interoperability, OneRoster, Caliper
  • Minimum 2 year of professional work experience; experience in an education environment, product support, training or customer service role preferred.
  • Ability to prepare data flow diagram and data mapping documentation
  • Exceptional communication skills, both written and verbal.
  • Demonstrated ability to jump right in and master technical concepts and systems quickly.
  • Strong judgment and the ability to handle sensitive and confidential information with discretion.

 Preferred:

  • 2+ years of professional software development experience with data integration environments
  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with a major in computer science or related field
  • Mentor others regarding setup and implementation of integration technologies, including internal toolsets, and partner configurations

This is an exciting, fast-paced role. You will be on the front lines supporting critical implementations with school districts. You will drive product configuration and act as primary source of support to school sites across the country. You will also work closely with the rest of our program team to develop strategies that ensure success for all users.