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Business Analyst - Legal Analyst for Online Courses more...
Location:Austin, TX
Company:The University of Texas at Austin
First posted:January 06, 2017

Business Analyst - Legal Analyst for Online Courses Hiring department P2021 Dev Studio Monthly salary $3,516+ depending on qualifications Hours per week 40.00 Standard from 800AM to 500PM Posting number 17-01-05-01-9347 Job Status Open FLSA status Exempt Earliest Start Date Immediately Position Duration Terminates on 08/31/2017 Position open to all applicants Location Austin (main campus) Number of vacancies 1 General Notes

The Project 2021 Development Studio, in partnership with Liberal Arts Instructional Technology Services, is seeking a skilled professional to compose and review legal agreements related to online course development and integrate university legal policy with online learning practices and administration. This position terminates on 8/31/17, unless additional funding becomes available to extend it.

Required Application Materials

  • A Resume is required in order to apply
  • A Letter of Interest is required in order to apply.
  • A List of 3 References is required in order to apply.

Additional Information Purpose

Compose and review legal agreements related to online course development and integrate university legal policy with online learning practices and administration.

Essential Functions

Evaluate institutional policy to develop compliant online teaching and learning practices. Develop, analyze, and implement strategies for both achieving goals and for cooperating with outside entities using legally and institutionally acceptable methods. Design institutional policies which comply with relevant laws and accreditation standards without unduly burdening team members. Draft, negotiate, and explain the terms and impacts of internal Memorandums of Understanding (MOUs), licensing agreements, and compensation agreements. Execute necessary documents per project workflows. Assist in developing an online "commitment system" that automates project workflows while preserving cloud-based document records of all commitments and transactions. Serve as liaison between Liberal Arts ITS / Project 2021 Development Studio staff and the Office of the Vice President for Legal Affairs. Research the state of law regarding intellectual property issues related to online course development and conduct literature reviews of academic publications related to product design. Address faculty and staff concerns about the legal and policy issues that arise during the course design process. Advise on issues related to copyright standards and best practices.

Marginal/Incidental functions

Other related functions as assigned.

Required qualifications

Knowledge of developing and documenting work requirements, rules, workflows, reports and presentation for automation projects using spreadsheet, word processing , email/calendaring, workflow and project management software. Demonstrated written and verbal communication skills to engage a variety of audiences in a work plan to ensure successful outcomes. Formal legal education. Equivalent combination of relevant education and experience may be substituted as appropriate.

Preferred Qualifications

Bachelor's degree and Juris Doctorate degree. Professional experience in the development of online courses. Professional experience using the Canvas learning management system (LMS). Experience using verbal and written communication to direct cross-functional teams. Professional experience at The University of Texas at Austin.

Working conditions

May work around standard office conditions Repetitive use of a keyboard at a workstation Will work on multiple projects concurrently, under pressure of rigid deadlines and time limitations. Additional evening, weekend, and holiday work may be required to meet project deadlines.

A criminal history background check will be required for finalist(s) under consideration for this position.

The retirement plan for this position is Teacher Retirement System of Texas ( TRS ), subject to the position being at least 20 hours per week and at least 135 days in length.

The University of Texas at Austin, as an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, complies with all applicable federal and state laws regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action. The University is committed to a policy of equal opportunity for all persons and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, marital status, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, disability, religion, or veteran status in employment, educational programs and activities, and admissions.

If hired, you will be required to complete the federal Employment Eligibility Verification form, I-9. You will be required to present acceptable, original documents to prove your identity and authorization to work in the United States. Information from the documents will be submitted to the federal E-Verify system for verification. Documents must be presented no later than the third day of employment. Failure to do so will result in dismissal.

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