Job description

JOB NO.: 94047-AS

Work Type: Staff-Full Time

Department: EDUC/WCER

Location: Madison

Categories: Communications, Editing, Training, Employee Development, Other

Employment Class: Academic Staff-Terminal

Position Vacancy ID: 94047-AS

Working Title: Assessment Technical Materials Writer

Official Title: SR EDITOR(R92BN) or EDITOR(R92DN)

Hiring Department: A177500-SCHOOL OF EDUCATION/WCER

FTE: 100%

Anticipated Begin Date: JUNE 01, 2018

Term: This position will end on MAY 31, 2020.

Advertised Salary:

Minimum $50,000 ANNUAL (12 months)
Depending on Qualifications

Degree and Area of Specialization:

Master's degree in ESOL, Linguistics, Education, Measurement, or related field.

Minimum number of years and type of relevant work experience:

* Demonstrated ability to author, review, and edit technical documentation.
* Excellent interpersonal skills, including demonstrated ability to work in a team environment.
* Demonstrated ability to handle multiple projects simultaneously.
* Minimum 2-3 years experience of developing training materials and technical assessment documentation, preferably in the field of language testing preferred.
* Experience collaborating on test development projects with vendors preferred.

License or certificate:

Position Summary:

The Wisconsin Center for Education Research at the University of Wisconsin-Madison is home to the WIDA project (, a leader in the development of products and services intended to support the needs of English language learners (ELLs) and their educators. This position is housed within WIDA's Assessment department. Reporting to the Director of Test Development, this role is responsible for creating and maintaining technical ancillary documentation and educator/administrator/coordinator training materials for WIDA assessments, collaborating with vendors and other WIDA departments in this process, and contributing to test development activities as a content reviewer.

Given the scope of work for this role, the position will be required to live in or relocate to the Madison area (no option to work remotely). Visit for more information on what Madison has to offer.

WIDA has a deep and profound commitment to diversity both as an end in itself and as a valuable means for success in the field of education. As such, we strongly encourage applications from candidates who foster and promote the values of diversity and inclusion.

Additional Information:

This position may be made renewable pending additional funding.


Franchesca Beswick
[email protected]
Relay Access (WTRS): 7-1-1 (out-of-state: TTY: 800.947.3529, STS: 800.833.7637) and above Phone number (See RELAY_SERVICE for further information. )

Instructions to applicants:

To apply for this position, please upload a cover letter addressed to Mark Chapman, current resume, and a document with the names and contact information of three professional references.

Additional Link: Full Position Details

NOTE: A Period of Evaluation will be Required

The University of Wisconsin is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer.

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Advertised: Apr 2 2018 Central Daylight Time

Application Close: Apr 30 2018 11:55 PM Central Daylight Time





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