Project Specialist - 22624BR

Project Specialist

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

Position Overview

Accessible Teaching, Learning and Assessment Systems (ATLAS) promotes learning and improved outcomes for all students and their educators. Our primary focus is supporting students with disabilities and struggling learners. We create technology-based learning and assessment systems that are accessible and academically rigorous.

We specialize in map-based learning systems, informed by research on skill development, assessment design, and teacher professional development. Every program and project in our diverse portfolio of operational and grant-funded research strategically aligns with our student- and educator-focused mission. Our work is also supported by multiple strategic partnerships with organizations that share our focus and commitment to quality learning experiences for all students.

In addition to grant-funded research projects, ATLAS develops and delivers state assessments. Our largest assessment system is the Dynamic Learning Maps® (DLM®) Alternate Assessment System. DLM alternate assessments are designed to assess 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 and the Kansas English Language Proficiency Assessment.

As an organization, ATLAS is committed to creating policies and practices that foster a diverse, equitable, and inclusive work environment in which all employees feel they belong and can succeed.

ATLAS is seeking two (2) Project Specialists to support the center’s projects. The successful candidate will demonstrate experience in one or more of the primary areas listed below. Project Specialists will provide customer service and collaborate with other teams as needed.

KU offers great benefits to employees with up to 176 hours of paid vacation per year, 72 hours of sick leave earned per year, nine paid holidays plus one discretionary day, a retirement program, medical & dental insurance, life and disability insurance, other benefit plan options and State of Kansas discounts offered by various vendors. KU also offers employees educational and professional development opportunities. KU is a great place to work! See for more details.

Job Description

75% - Primary responsibilities will be in one or more of the following areas:
  • Preparing customer communications: identify, develop, and edit external communications including recruitment materials, technical manuals, training materials, websites, meeting minutes, social media, and technical reports.
  • Communicate with external customers: Process customer contacts, respond to customers, route questions to appropriate internal staff members, process Personally Identifiable Information (PII).
  • Coordinating projects: monitor timelines and deliverables, identify and assign tasks to self and others, collaborate with internal and external team members to facilitate accomplishment of deliverables, and document internal procedures.
15% - Provide customer service via emails/phone calls

5% - Collaborate with other ATLAS teams

5% - Other duties as assigned.

Position Requirements

  • This position will require attendance at regularly scheduled meetings, onsite or through telecommunication platforms.
  • This position allows for a telework or hybrid work location for well-qualified candidates. A telework position may be required to travel to Lawrence up to four times per year.

Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree OR high school diploma/GED and three or more years of relevant experience.
  • Minimum six months of prior experience with one of the primary responsibilities noted above.
  • One year experience using technology including Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint), SharePoint, and/or other web-based systems as evidenced in application materials.
  • Effective oral and written communication skills as evidenced by application materials and interview.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in education or related field.
  • More than six months of prior experience with more than one of the primary responsibilities noted above.
  • Experience with and knowledge of ATLAS programs.
  • Experience processing and handling student Personally Identifiable Information (PII).
  • Record of excellent customer service to clients in previous work environments.
  • One year experience prioritizing multiple projects to meet deadlines.
  • Flexibility and willingness to adapt and respond to changes in work priorities and processes as evidenced from prior work experience.
  • Experience that required working both independently and as part of a team in a collaborative environment.
  • Excellent attention to detail in written work as evidenced by application materials.

Additional Candidate Instructions

A complete application includes
  • Complete online application
  • Résumé
  • Cover letter detailing your professional experiences that align with the required and preferred qualifications
  • Names and Contact information for three professional references

Incomplete applications will not be considered.

Review of applications begins on 07/20/2022. To ensure consideration, apply before the application review date

Contact Information to Applicants

Cynthia Perez

Advertised Salary Range

Minimum, $40,000

Work Schedule

M-F; 8-5

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