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Title:  Education Assessment Director

Application Deadline Date:  04/07/2020
Req ID:  3238
Department:  Education Agency
Location: 

Montpelier, VT, US

Position Type:  Permanent
Schedule Type:  Full Time
Hourly Rate:  $31.48
Overview

The data scientists and statisticians of the Data Management & Analysis Division (DMAD) at the Agency of Education (AOE) collaborate to harness data in service to public education. Reporting to the Division Director, the Assessment Director will join this group to lead Vermont's statewide education assessment program through planning, implementation, management, and use of assessments and assessment related data.


The Assessment Director will be responsible for the full lifecycle of contractual work that supports large-scale assessments. This includes developing and reviewing requests for information (RFI), requests for proposals (RFP), as well as scopes of work (SOWs) as part of the procurement process, and managing the contracted work and vendors, once secured.  


With assessment data being a key part of the enterprise data program at AOE, these responsibilities must be carried out with mindfulness about the overarching organizational goal of integration, proper management, and intelligent use of education data for the public good. As a senior member of the Division, this position requires strengths in effectively leading teams of professionals as well as managing complex workflows that cross teams and business units. The incumbent will exercise supervision over staff members within the assessment program, as well as serve on the Division's Data Leadership Team, playing a meaningful role in the development and implementation of the Division's strategic plan.  


To join this unit and its high workflow environment, the successful applicant will be organized, disciplined, and dedicated to continuous improvement.

Who May Apply

This position, Assessment Director (Job Requisition #3238), is open to all State employees and external applicants.
If you would like more information about this position, please contact Wendy Geller at wendy.geller@vermont.gov.
Please note that multiple positions in the same work location may be filled from this job posting.
Resumes will not be accepted via e-mail. You must apply online to be considered.

Environmental Factors

Normal office working conditions generally prevail. Incumbent must be able to interact, work, supervise, and coordinate with Agency staff, educators, state, federal, and local officials, and the general public. Evening and weekend work may be required. Some travel is necessary for which private means of transportation must be available.

Minimum Qualifications

A doctorate (Ph.D. or Ed.D.) in psychometrics, education measurement, quantitative psychology or other social scientific area with an emphasis in quantitative methods, data science, statistics, evaluation, and or measurement AND three (3) years or more in assessment, psychometrics, measurement, social science research methods, and or evaluation.

OR

Master's degree in psychometrics, education measurement, quantitative psychology or other social scientific area with an emphasis in quantitative methods, data science, statistics, evaluation, and or measurement AND five (5) or more years in assessment, psychometrics, measurement, social science research methods, and or evaluation.

Preferred Qualifications

Operational management of teams, evaluation and or measurement systems, and strong skills in leadership are preferred for this role. Additionally, experience with LEAN/Continuous Improvement and or Agile approaches to workflow management would be preferred.

Total Compensation
As a State employee you are offered a great career opportunity, but it's more than a paycheck. The State's total compensation package features an outstanding set of employee benefits that are worth about 30% of your total compensation, including:
  • 80% State paid medical premium
  • Dental Plan at no cost for employees and their families
  • Flexible Spending healthcare and childcare reimbursement accounts
  • Two ways to save for your retirement: A State defined benefit pension plan and a deferred compensation 457(b) plan
  • Work/Life balance: 11 paid holidays each year and a generous leave plan; many jobs also allow for a flexible schedule
  • Low cost group life insurance
  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • Incentive-based Wellness Program
  • Qualified Employer for Public Service Student Loan Forgiveness Program
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Equal Opportunity Employer
The State of Vermont is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Applications from women, individuals with disabilities, veterans, and people from diverse cultural backgrounds are encouraged.


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Nearest Secondary Market: Montpelier