Curriculum & Assessment Coordinator - 21745BR

Curriculum & Assessment Coordinator

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

Position Overview

ATLAS promotes learning and improved outcomes for all students. We create technology-based learning and assessment systems that are accessible and academically rigorous. Our center serves all students, including students with disabilities and struggling learners, as well as their educators.
We specialize in map-based learning systems that are informed by research on skill development, assessment design, and teacher professional development. Our grant-funded research includes writing instruction, science professional development, support for teacher trainers, and science assessment design. We also foster partnerships with diverse organizations that share our focus and commitment to quality learning experiences for all students.
Our center develops and delivers state assessments. The Dynamic Learning Maps® (DLM®) Alternate Assessment System assesses students with the most significant cognitive disabilities in English language arts, mathematics, and science. We also offer custom social studies alternate assessments. Our broader state assessments include the Kansas Assessment Program, the Career Pathways Assessment System, and the Kansas English Language Proficiency Assessment.

ATLAS at the University of Kansas is seeking a Curriculum and Assessment Coordinator to support professional learning projects across the center, with an emphasis on instructional design and research supporting adult learners in curriculum, assessment, and instruction.

Job Description

50% - Lead and support ATLAS and Professional Learning team projects in instructional design, curriculum and assessment, and effective instructional practices for educators in special education and general education settings. Responsibilities include:
  • Designing and developing instructional resources that effectively integrate adult learning principles
  • Using current best practices and project evaluation findings to improve professional development courses and instructional supports through successive years of projects
  • Assuring high quality of ATLAS learning products
  • Collaborating with subject matter experts in the development of learning content
  • Supporting implementation of ATLAS’s professional learning plan
  • Training others in how to use learning technologies and ATLAS processes for designing effective PD
  • Special projects and other duties as assigned.
35% - Contribute to research projects under the supervision of senior staff, including:
  • Supporting research design, data collection, and data analysis as part of a research team
  • Conducting literature searches
  • Contributing to dissemination products for technical and non-technical audiences, including briefs, technical reports, manuscripts, conference presentations, and communication briefs
  • Contributing to proposals for external funding, including writing and editing narratives, identifying relevant literature, preparing and organizing supplemental materials
  • Presenting research findings to a variety of audiences.
15% - Provide technical assistance for professional learning projects, including:
  • Contributing to the design and development of technology-based learning solutions
  • Working with technical staff and end users to troubleshoot problems with technology-based learner supports (e.g., learning management systems).

Position Requirements

  • Due to COVID restrictions, this position will begin teleworking and may transition to hybrid work when deemed safe and necessary.
  • This position allows for a telework, on-site, or hybrid work location for well-qualified candidates. Remote staff may be asked to travel to Lawrence 2-4 times per year.
  • This position will require attendance at regularly scheduled meetings which are held on-site or through telecommunication platforms.

Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree and 3 years of teaching, instructional design, or curriculum development experience OR Master’s degree and 1 year of teaching, instructional design, or curriculum development experience.
  • Knowledge of instructional theory, including assessment, for adult learners in virtual and face-to-face settings
  • Experience providing technical assistance in the form of technical writing or support for developers of learning products
  • At least 1 year academic or professional experience conducting, documenting, or supporting research projects.
  • Experience using complex spreadsheets and databases as evidenced by previous work history or professional training.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills for scholarly and practitioner audiences as evidenced by application materials and interview.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Prior experience with instructional design platforms, such as Articulate Rise.
  • Knowledge of learning management systems, such as Moodle.
  • Experience successfully managing complex projects involving multiple stakeholders and requiring excellent organizational skills.
  • At least one year of full-time experience in a teaching or instructional design setting.
  • Experience supporting high-quality special education academic instruction for students with special needs.

Additional Candidate Instructions

A complete application includes:
  • Online application
  • Résumé
  • A detailed cover letter matching your professional experiences to the required and preferred qualifications
  • Names and contact information for three professional references.

Only complete applications will be considered.

Application review begins 04/07/2022. Please apply before the application review date.

Contact Information to Applicants

Cynthia Perez

Advertised Salary Range

$55,000; commensurate with experience

Work Schedule

M-F; 8-5

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Achievement & Assessment Inst
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University of Kansas Lawrence Campus
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