Research Associate for Teacher Education Assessment, Department of Education
Job location: Winston Salem, NC
Employment Type: Full-time
Posted data: 2019-06-19
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Works with the Department of Education in the ongoing development, implementation, and maintenance of systems that provide access to ongoing data about the department and its programs, with particular emphasis on addressing state and national accreditation requirements. Maintains and disseminates program assessment information and data used for state program approval and national accreditation through annual reports. Responsible for managing the Licensure Office in the Department of Education. Serves as liaison between the University and the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction. Communicates all state licensure requirements to students and faculty via presentations, conferences, etc.Job Description
- Works with faculty Assessment Coordinator to manage teacher education assessment and reporting efforts for the department.
- Serves as a member of the department Assessment Committee and works with faculty to develop and validate assessment instruments.
- Conducts training workshops for both faculty and students in use of assessment system.
- Manages the collection, analysis, and dissemination of data pertinent to teacher candidate performance in order to meet state and national assessment and accreditation requirements.
- Disseminates other assessment analyses and results and responds to ad hoc data or assessment requests as appropriate.
- Serves as contact with Education Teacher Performance Assessment (edTPA), a national teacher performance assessment system required of all licensure candidates.
- Assists with development and implementation of tracking systems for undergraduate and graduate field experiences.
- Conducts statistical research studies (one-time or continuous) to track teacher education data, including recruitment and retention.
- Provides leadership and manages the day-to-day functions of the Licensure Office which includes numerous programs in undergraduate and graduate teacher education.
- Serves as the liaison between the University and the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction (NCDPI), communicating all NCDPI licensure requirements to undergraduate and graduate students and faculty via presentations, conferences, and other forms of communication.
- Approves students’ teaching and licensure applications to NCDPI after graduation.
- Manages confidential and accurate databases and files for current and former Education students.
- Responds to alumni requests for program verification and assistance in providing information for out of state licensure applications.
- Writes letters of verification for current and former students to assist with employment and out of state requests for licensure.
- Responds to questions and provides information regarding general licensure questions from callers, visitors, University staff, faculty, students and the general public.
- Communicates the Teacher Education Program’s formal admission requirements to prospective students through presentations, handout material, e-mails, information on the department’s web page, and individual meetings.
- Assembles application material on prospective undergraduate students for faculty review and evaluation.
- Updates and maintains the Education department’s licensure manual.
- Attends state/national conferences for updates on licensure, program approval, assessment and accreditation as necessary.
- Works with IT coordinator in maintaining accurate information and announcements on many sections of the department’s web page to include: information on applying to the programs, on-line application material, and licensure information.
- Administers end-of-course evaluations for all department faculty.
- Contributes to departmental and university service.
Required Education, Knowledge, Skills, Abilities:
- Bachelor's degree (but Master’s degree preferred) in education, educational psychology, or a closely related field with a focus in assessment and evaluation.
- Demonstrated knowledge in quantitative and qualitative research design, assessment strategies and instruments, data collection methodologies, and analysis strategies.
- Proven skill using Access, Excel, PowerPoint, Qualtrics and working with a variety of electronic data bases.
- Evidence of strong organization and project management skills.
- Evidence of strong verbal and written communication and presentation skills.
- Knowledge of TaskStream and/or edTPA electronic assessment system will be an advantage.
Preferred Education, Knowledge, Skills, Abilities:
- Experience with assessment and evaluation, or statistics, or teacher education.
- Experience in higher education preferred.
Responsible for own work only.Time Type RequirementFull timeNote to Applicant:This position profile identifies the key responsibilities and expectations for performance. It cannot encompass all specific job tasks that an employee may be required to perform. Employees are required to follow any other job-related instructions and perform job-related duties as may be reasonably assigned by his/her supervisor.In order to provide a safe and productive learning and living community, Wake Forest University conducts background investigations and drug screens for all final staff candidates being considered for employment.Wake Forest seeks to recruit and retain a diverse workforce, and encourages qualified candidates across all group demographics to apply.