Quality Assurance Applications Specialist**

Albany, NY
Sep 29, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
7 Columbia Circle Albany, NY 12203

Closing Date: October 31,2017

Are you a technology-savvy, meticulous person who loves dealing with data? Do you want to become part of an innovative, collaborative team of professionals? Then Excelsior College is the place where you'd like to work. Excelsior College, a regionally accredited, virtual, private, nonprofit institution of higher learning is seeking dynamic applicants for the position of Quality Assurance Applications Specialist in the Center of Educational Measurement.


The Quality Assurance Applications Specialist will be a member of the Assessment Technology team within the Center for Educational Measurement (CEM) at Excelsior College and has responsibility for performing diversified functions that support assessment technology, psychometric, test administration, marketing & communications, and test development services. TheQuality Assurance Applications Specialist position reports to the Director of Assessment Technology.
  • This requires the ability to learn and apply established policies and procedures as well as create new ones.
  • Organize and prioritize various projects simultaneously and ensure that all work is accurately completed within prescribed deadlines.
  • Perform data mining and query MS Access databases.
  • This position requires accuracy and the ability to attend to detail, think analytically, and the ability to troubleshoot and adapt to both fast-paced and slow-paced environments.
  • The position requires strong organizational skills, the ability to work independently and as a team member, proficient use of computer-based and cloud-based applications and excellent writing and communications skills.
  • This position also requires someone who is professional, responsible, and ability to work with secure and confidential information and perform routine tasks and data entry operations.

This is a full time position, located at 7 Columbia Circle, Albany N.Y. 12203


  • Track and report on Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) in Test Development for Executive Director of Test Development Services.
  • Provide application support and monitor SME database.
  • Assist with Canvas, Blackboard, cloud-based and computer based systems and applications.
  • Assist with publishing, HTML edits, Quality Assurance, and launching of CourXams.
  • Assist with technical training and support of staff.
  • Conduct the scoring of extended response examinations, manage score testing activities in Excelsior College's (EC) student information system (SIS), add exam form information, and resolve errors.
  • Retrieve data and perform data dump when necessary.
  • Provide support to other CEM teams.
  • Prepare data files (formatting and cleaning).
  • Collaborate in the creation of item selection spreadsheets and in the form building process as needed.
  • Create QTI files and manage the score testing process including migration to snapshot and publication of files to Pearson.
  • Perform routine tasks and some data entry operations.
  • Other duties as assigned by the Director of Assessment Technology.


  • Minimum of a Bachelor's degree in Information Systems Management, Quality Assurance, or IT.
  • Proficiency in the utilization of MS Access databases (running & creating queries), MicroSoft Visual Studio, spreedsheets, word processing, Excel (including VLOOKUP, & pivot tables).
  • Display high degree of accuracy and excellent attention to detail.
  • Demonstrate high degree of organizational skills and productive time management.
  • Excellent written, oral, and interpersonal communication skills.
  • Ability to think analytically and work productively both independently and corroboratively
  • Professional commitment to responsibly secure and maintain confidential information.
  • .HTML, XML experience (preferred).
  • Knowledge of SPSS, or some other data analysis tools, VBA, or other programming language.(Preferred)
  • Familiarity with using Project Management tools. (Preferred)
  • Familiarity with statistical or psychometric analysis. (Preferred)

Application Information

If you have problems with online submission, please call 518-464-8532. Thank you.

Excelsior College offers competitive compensation and a generous benefits package that includes paid time off, retirement, and excellent health insurance. Interested candidates should submit a letter of application, resume, and the names of three professional references. Please submit requested information atjobs.excelsior.edu/apply-ultipro:


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