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Notice of Vacancy

Program Associate

Technology Assessment, Center for Technology

Learning Point Associates, an education not-for-profit organization founded as the North Central Regional Educational Laboratory (NCRELŽ) in 1984, seeks candidates for the position of Program Associate, with emphasis on Technology Assessment. The person selected for this position will hold a primary appointment in the Center for Technology and will be responsible for the design, development, and delivery of standards-based technology assessments for teachers and students.

Position Summary:

Duties and Responsibilities:

The Program Associate will be responsible for:

  1. Designing and conducting needs assessments related to assessment of technology literacy based on state and national educational technology standards for teachers and students.
  2. Conceptualizing new assessments of technology literacy for teachers and students and preparing assessment items according to state and national educational technology standards and Learning Point Associates frameworks and specifications.
  3. Conducting pilot tests and field tests of new assessments and ensuring validity and reliability of assessment items.
  4. Designing and developing standards-based assessments of technology literacy for teachers and students based on needs assessments, pilot tests, and field tests.
  5. Developing, implementing, and reporting progress on project plans that ensure measurable outcomes are delivered on schedule and with high quality.
  6. Interacting with clients including teachers and administrators at the school, district, and state levels. Responding to client needs and managing successful client relationships.

Required Skills and Experience:

  1. Master's degree in educational technology, educational psychology, or a related discipline and some experience with educational technology are required. Classroom teaching experience is preferred.
  2. Prior experiences writing high-quality, standards-based assessments are required. Previous publishing experience is preferred.
  3. Strong communication skills and the ability to work independently and as a member of a team are required. Previous project management experience is preferred.
  4. Thorough knowledge of word processing, spreadsheets, presentation software, and the Internet is required, and familiarity with databases, digital imaging and media, multimedia authoring, and Web publishing is preferred.

Organization Location and Reporting Line:

The person selected for the position will have his or her primary organizational appointment in the Center for Technology. He or she will principally report to the Director of Technology Research, Center for Technology. Performance reviews will be conducted within the Center.

Salary and Benefits:

The position of Program Associate is an exempt position. Salary is competitive and commensurate with the training and experience expected at this level of employment. Learning Point Associates offers a comprehensive benefits package including health and retirement benefits. Learning Point Associates is an employment-at-will employer.

Application Process:

Interested applicants should submit a letter, resume, and salary requirements to:

Donna Vesely – Department of Human Resources
Job Code: PA-TechAssess
Learning Point Associates
1120 East Diehl Road, Suite 200
Naperville, IL 60563-1486
Fax: (630) 649-6700
E-Mail: jobs@learningpt.org

Letters of interest with appropriate attachments listed above will be accepted and reviewed as received until the position is filled.

Minority candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.

Learning Point Associates is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer providing equal employment opportunities without regard to race, color, sex, age, religion, or national origin. This policy includes the handicapped and all disabled and/or Vietnam era veterans. Learning Point Associates utilizes only job-related criteria in making decisions concerning applicants and employees.

 

 

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