Project Coordinator - 12237BR

Project Coordinator

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

Position Overview

ATLAS, a research center that oversees the development and implementation of the Dynamic Learning Maps (DLM) Alternate Assessment, is seeking a Research Project Coordinator to manage multiple test development projects. The Coordinator will work closely with the associate director, test development lead, and multiple test development teams to ensure that complex development processes are implemented and documented consistently and will ensure that quality assurance criteria and delivery deadlines are met.

This is a full-time (40 hours/week), unclassified position at the Lawrence campus. The Dynamic Learning Maps (DLM) project serves a multi-state consortium delivering large-scale, online assessments for students with significant cognitive disabilities. Information about DLM assessments can be found at:

The successful candidate will demonstrate experience in one or more of the following areas:
  • Professional development and training
  • Large scale assessment development
  • Project management
  • Planning and coordinating of meetings across teams
  • Quality control processes

Job Description

50% Manage and monitor workflow and deliverables for multiple assessment projects. Examples of work performed may include:
  • oversee the development of small assessment projects
  • document procedures
  • document and share results
  • review assessment materials for accuracy
  • special projects and other duties as assigned
20% Support the Associate Director on broader project plans related to assessment design and delivery initiatives within the center. Examples of work performed may include:
  • coordinate development and revision of project plans
  • identify process improvements
  • implement budgets and administrative procedures for test development projects
  • special projects and other duties as assigned

15% Assist in the preparation and dissemination of project documents. Examples of work performed may include:
  • prepare documentation about test development processes for technical and non-technical audiences
  • perform quality control checks on completed work and finished products
  • produce and or review written text and final reports
  • develop recruitment materials for multiple projects
  • contribute to the development of instructional resources
  • contribute to grant proposals and RFP responses
  • Special projects and other duties as assigned
15% Coordinate internal resources to support assessment projects. Examples of work performed may include:
  • Coordinate the establishment of a work plan.
  • Produce and or review written text and reports
  • Supervise temporary and student hourly workers
  • Develop and review technical documents, issue briefs, and communications.
  • Schedule and lead cross-team meetings for special projects
  • coordinate handoffs between project staff and project teams

Required Qualifications

  1. Bachelor’s degree
  2. One year of experience in education, assessment, or related field
  3. Previous experience that required attention to detail and accuracy
  4. Previous experience utilizing Microsoft Office suite
  5. Effective oral and written communication skills as evidenced by application materials and interview

Preferred Qualifications

  1. Master’s degree or PMP certification and at least one year of project management experience
  2. Ability to manage competing priorities under strict deadlines
  3. Ability to work both independently and with multiple teams
  4. Demonstrated supervisory experience
  5. Experience with large-scale assessments
  6. Experience managing training and/or professional development processes
  7. Demonstrated experience planning and coordinating special events
  8. Experience with grant proposal development, including proposal writing and budgets

Additional Candidate Instructions

A complete application includes online application, CV/resume, cover letter that describes how the applicant meets the required qualifications and includes specific examples of experience, contact information for at least three professional references. Only complete applications will be considered.

Priority review of applications will begin July 5th. To insure consideration, please apply prior to this date.

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Advertised Salary Range

minimum $48,000

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Achievement & Assessment Inst
University of Kansas - Lawrence
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