Education Measurement Innovation Advocate

 

Education Measurement Innovation Advocate

 


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Job ID: 21450

Initial Review Date (IRD)
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Initial Review Date (IRD): 08-11-2021 

Dept Marketing Statement
The Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium (SBAC) is a public agency supported by 15 members (13 states, one territory and the Bureau of Indian Education). Through the work of thousands of educators, Smarter Balanced created an online assessment system aligned to the Common Core State Standards (CCSS), as well as tools for educators to improve teaching and learning. Smarter Balanced is housed at the University of California Santa Cruz (UCSC) Silicon Valley Extension.

Our work is guided by the belief that a high-quality assessment system can provide information and tools for teachers and schools to improve instruction and help students succeed — regardless of disability, language, or subgroup. We involve experienced educators, researchers, state and local policymakers, and community groups working together in a transparent and consensus-driven process.

Smarter Balanced staff have a profound commitment to UCSC's Principles of Community including embracing diversity, equity and inclusion.

UCSC Extension provides professional training that reflects the academic rigor of the University of California and the hands-on, roll-up-your-shirtsleeves practicality of Silicon Valley culture. Developed with guidance from key industry leaders and academic experts, our certificate programs match the economic demand of your industry, from engineering to business, education to bioscience. The University of California reviews and approves UCSC Extension courses and programs for academic content, merit and instructor qualifications. Many of our courses may be applied toward degree programs, or may be eligible for professional certificates and licenses.

Position Summary

Serves as a source of innovation in psychometrics and data analysis that helps to creatively solve complex problems, provide additional value to stakeholders and advance the field of large-scale assessment in support of equity in education. Responsible for directing the data analysis and psychometric unit, and the staff and activities related to data analysis, data cleaning, and psychometrics. Establishes operational objectives and work plans, and delegates assignments to subordinate managers and staff. Objectives should be aligned to the Smarter Balanced strategic plan, vetted and reviewed by senior staff, stakeholders, and technical experts to determine priority and likely degree of success and priority. Responsible for preparing and managing the budget for the team. Directs the development of data systems that support operational procedures and ad-hoc inquiries. Manages the agenda and objectives for the bi-annual Technical Advisory Committee meeting and prepares on-going presentations for Consortium stakeholders and national organizations. 

Pay, Benefits, & Work Schedule
Salary Information:   $130,000 - $170,000 / Annually.  Salary commensurate with skills, qualifications and experience. 

No. of Positions: 1

Benefits Level Eligibility:  Full benefits

Schedule Information: 
Full-time
100% weekly
40 hours weekly
Mon-Fri
Day Shift 
 
Employee Classification: Career Appointment 

Job End Date:  None

Work Location:  Remote

Union Representation:  None 

Job Code Classification:  006083 (ACAD PRG MGR 1)

Job Duties
50% - Strategic planning and innovation    

Focusing on equity, identifies, plans and implements projects for large-scale assessment to support the organization's decision-making, problem-solving, strategic planning, policy review and large-scale assessment.

Maintains and enhances a robust research agenda based on strategic objectives of the Consortium and are aligned to elaborated theories of action that are endorsed by technical experts.

Serves as the Consortium expert that provides educational measurement leadership to state educational agencies, education advocacy groups, and national education organizations.  Liaises between state education advocacy groups and national education organizations regarding psychometrics and data analysis.  

Responsible for providing comprehensive leadership and support for the Technical Advisory Committee including planning and overseeing proactive agenda for meetings that address critical Consortium policy and needs and align to strategic objectives.

50% - Leadership, supervision, and operations    

Ensures research work products meet the requirements of other teams within Smarter Balanced, Technical Advisors, state departments of education, and other stakeholders.

Provides day-to-day direction, supervision, and managerial oversight of the psychometric and data analysis staff.

Engages in advanced data compilation, report development and archiving activities in support of Consortium research goals.

Responsible for planning and administering the budget for psychometrics and data analysis unit.

Provides leadership to the organization regarding innovation in assessments that better support teaching and learning.

Provides leadership and consulting to staff, members and external partners regarding how to resolve complex problems using strategies that are based in best practices in assessment.

Required Qualifications

 

 

  • Ph.D. in psychometric measurement or related area.
  • Thorough knowledge of large-scale educational assessment.
  • Thorough knowledge of protocols, procedures and industry best practices, including APA's standards regarding fairness in testing.
  • Advanced experience developing and administering budgets and monitoring project budgets and expenditures.
  • Advanced ability to plan and interpret psychometric and other advanced statistical analyses.
  • Understanding of industry practices regarding enterprise level data processing and storage.
  • Strong written communication skills.
  • Demonstrates excellent ability to communicate complex and technical information in a clear and concise manner to non-technical audiences for high visibility presentations at national conferences and other similar settings.
  • Advanced management and leadership skills to support a team that engages in complex, technical and time-sensitive work while maintaining a positive work environment.
  • Advanced collaboration skills working with multiple teams that have diverse needs.
  • Experience using psychometric computer applications, statistical analysis computer applications and other compiled programming languages.
  • Experience ensuring that organizational policies, practices, services, and behaviors support and promote diversity among staff.


Special Conditions

 

 

  • Selected candidate will be required to pass a pre-employment criminal history background check.
  • Must be able to work remotely from a home office and be able to fulfill requirements of the UCSC telecommuting agreement.
  • Ability to work long periods of time at a computer with or without accommodation.
  • Ability to occasionally work nights, weekends and/or holidays.
  • Ability to travel when required.


Safety Statement
All UCSC employees must know and follow job safety procedures, attend required health and safety training, proactively promote safety at work, and promptly report actual and potential accidents and injuries.  

How to Apply
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EEO/AA
The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, or protected veteran status. UC Santa Cruz is committed to excellence through diversity and strives to establish a climate that welcomes, celebrates, and promotes respect for the contributions of all students and employees. 



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The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, or protected veteran status. UC Santa Cruz is committed to excellence through diversity and strives to establish a climate that welcomes, celebrates, and promotes respect for the contributions of all students and employees.





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