Join Our Team, Make a Lasting Difference

Be part of important work promoting improved student learning through more meaningful assessment and accountability practices.

We are looking for experienced, accomplished professionals with demonstrated expertise in the design, evaluation, and implementation of large-scale and local assessment and accountability systems. If you are an assessment or accountability expert at the top of your field, or if you have the potential to get there, we’d welcome the opportunity to talk with you.

All Center for Assessment professionals must have excellent written and verbal communication skills. Center associates must be able to work effectively as part of a team, as well as possess the initiative to work independently to meet a variety of client needs.

Salary and Benefits

We offer competitive salaries based on experience and role, and a comprehensive benefits package.

Center Culture & Values

The Center for Assessment is committed to fostering a culture of respect and inclusion. We value diversity and encourage applicants from groups that are traditionally underrepresented in educational measurement. We are dedicated to this philosophy with respect to recruitment, hiring, placement, promotion, transfer, training, compensation, benefits, employee activities, and general treatment during employment.

We consider highly-qualified applicants for the following positions:

SENIOR ASSOCIATE

The Senior Associate is a nationally-recognized leader in assessment/accountability system design and implementation with excellent written and speaking communication skills. In general, the Senior Associate is able to secure and manage projects with states and other agencies, and can serve as the “point person” for all aspects of a project. The Senior Associate therefore must be able to effectively plan, organize, and complete the necessary project work. The Senior Associate develops methods, tools, and intellectual products to solve problems in assessment and accountability posed by clients and the field. Senior staff members are expert facilitators, able to help lead meetings and workgroups, such as Technical Advisory Committees, or work sessions with a wide variety of stakeholders, such as policy makers, leaders, and educators. The Senior Associate is able to recognize emerging trends in assessment, accountability, and school reform in order to help lead our work with clients and continue to position the Center to be a leading contributor to such issues.

Qualifications
The Senior Associate is a nationally-recognized leader in large-scale and/or local (district/classroom) assessment/ accountability system design and implementation; is sought after and contributes to our field in professional mission activities, through publications, presentations, advising, and/or professional leadership. Senior Associates must hold a terminal degree in their academic or professional track in the area of psychometrics, assessment, statistics, curriculum, or a related field, and have experience working in practical settings such as a state department of education, with a testing company, and/or other relevant practical experience. The Senior Associate must demonstrate the ability to secure and manage large projects with public and/or non-profit agencies. Senior Associates lead collaborative teams to ensure that the client’s needs are best served and provide other Center staff members with opportunities to learn and develop.

To apply for any of the listed positions, submit a cover letter and vitato Sandi Chaplin schaplin@nciea.org


ASSOCIATE

The Center Associate possesses a deep understanding of large-scale and/or local assessment and accountability principles and shows promise for becoming an important contributor to major assessment/accountability issues. In general, the Associate will work along with a Senior Associate or Center management on specific projects, but will also be expected to take on more responsibility, over time, for independent work with a limited number of clients. Center Associates must work well with a range of clients and are expected to develop the skills necessary to help lead meetings and workgroups. The Associate must be able to develop and pursue an applied research agenda to develop solutions to important issues in measurement or accountability directly applicable to the work and mission of the Center.

Qualifications
A Center Associate demonstrates promise for developing a solid project, publication, and/or presentation record, and for becoming a recognized intellectual leader among their peers. Preference is given to candidates with a terminal degree in their academic or professional track in the areas of psychometrics, assessment, statistics, curriculum, or a related field, but candidates with Master’s degree and strong experience will be considered. Associates should have at least some experience working in practical settings such as a state department of education or with an assessment service provider.

To apply for any of the listed positions, submit a cover letter and vitato Sandi Chaplin schaplin@nciea.org


The Center for Assessment offers a very competitive salary and benefits package.

The Center for Assessment is committed to fostering a culture of respect and inclusion. The Center does not discriminate on the basis of any characteristic protected by applicable federal, state or local laws. Our team is dedicated to this policy with respect to recruitment, hiring, placement, promotion, transfer, training, compensation, benefits, employee activities and general treatment during employment.