Director of Center for Educational Testing and Evaluation - 11394BR

Director of Center for Educational Testing and Evaluation

Achievement & Assessment Inst
University of Kansas - Lawrence
Employee Class: 
U-Unclassified Professional Staff

Position Overview

CETE is a nationally recognized university center within the Achievement and Assessment Institute (AAI) at the University of Kansas that specializes in the development and implementation of large-scale assessment and on-line test delivery for the state of Kansas. This position is being recruited as a Full-time Unclassified Professional Staff position. Functions reporting into the director include all aspects of program management, test development, editing, operations, and psychometrics. The new director will analyze and improve processes and add one or more assessment programs to the existing portfolio of work.

CETE’s mission is to improve the state of student assessment by
  • conducting research in support of testing programs that facilitate student learning;
  • providing test sponsors with test administration, results reporting and professional development; and
  • providing graduate students with operational and research experiences vital to their professional development.

Job Description

40%: Executive responsibility for the leadership of CETE including design of testing programs, budgeting, staffing, and overall planning. Develop and maintain excellent relationships with the Kansas State Department of Education and other clients.

20%: Lead staff in the analysis of processes and procedures for all routine work. Identify and implement opportunities for greater time and cost efficiency and enhanced quality.

15%: Analyze strategic and high-level tactical opportunities and with the Director of AAI determine and implement chosen priorities.

10%: Work with AAI administration, the ESB Shared Service Center, KU Research, and other offices at the University of Kansas, to ensure the smooth administration of CETE programs and people.

10%: Support the mission (above) of the Center.

5%: Serve as a senior technical resource to projects in CETE, in other KU research centers, and for the greater communities CETE serves.

Required Qualifications

  1. Five years of experience with responsibility for development of a large-scale assessment program at a testing company, state department of education agency, large school district, or as a consultant.
  2. Ph.D./Ed.D. in an education-related field or ten years’ experience with responsibility for a state summative assessment program.
  3. Demonstrated successful experience managing complex projects.
  4. Five years of progressive leadership responsibility and supervisory experience.
  5. Demonstrated ability to lead innovation and research on assessment, as evidenced by presentations and publications related to educational assessment and/or by previous leadership roles.

Preferred Qualifications

  1. Ph.D./Ed.D. in Educational Measurement or a closely related discipline.
  2. Demonstrated ability to recruit and develop staff.
  3. A prominent national reputation as indicated by serving in highly visible leadership roles such as serving on Technical Advisory Committees, assessment consortium governing boards, or in national professional organizations.
  4. Successful grant or business development experience.

Additional Candidate Instructions

A complete application includes an online application, cover letter, vita highlighting pertinent experience relative to the required and preferred qualifications, and names of three professional references. Only complete applications will be considered.

Application review begins July 23, 2018, and continues until the position is filled.

Contact Information to Applicants

Ronda Consolver,

Advertised Salary Range

Minimum $140,000

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Achievement & Assessment Inst
University of Kansas - Lawrence
Employee Class:
U-Unclassified Professional Staff
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