Fellow for Assessment Systems and Technology
USNY Regents Research Fund - New York, NY

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The Regents Research Fund has assembled a small team of leaders in their respective fields—the Regents Research Fellows—to support the New York State Education Department in planning and executing the State's ambitious education reform agenda. This is an extraordinary opportunity for an individual who cares deeply about improving educational opportunities for all students, thrives in an entrepreneurial environment, and has a record of personal leadership and exceptional achievement.

Responsibilities:
Reporting to the Senior Fellow for Virtual Learning & Technology Initiatives, the Fellow will:

Support NYSED in the development of strategies for a statewide transition to computer or device-based assessments

Develop briefing documents for senior leadership at the New York State Education Department, the Board of Regents, and other stakeholders

Directly support the New York State Education Department in the execution of the state's transition to computer or device-based assessments, including:

evaluating multi-state assessment consortia technology, administration processes, and costs

development of business processes and policies to support computer or device-based assessment

assistance with RFP development

day-to-day support for program implementation and improvement

Support NYSED in the development of strategies to support personalized learning through the combined use of technology enabled assessments, data-driven instruction, and blended learning models

Fellows are based in New York City, with significant travel to Albany, and must commit to a minimum of two years.

Skills and Experience Required:
Experience implementing large district, regional or statewide programs

Experience implementing technology to support assessment operations with a strong preference for experience implementing computer or device-based assessments

Knowledge of educational technology hardware and infrastructure capacity and management issues

Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively with district leaders and staff

Comfortable working in a fast-paced environment with critical deadlines

Willingness to hold oneself personally accountable for results in a rapidly changing environment

Advanced degree and at least 3 years relevant experience or bachelor's degree and at least 5 years experience with increasing responsibility

Preferred:
Experience teaching or directly supporting classrooms

Experience managing procurement and contracts

Experience managing implementations and support across multiple schools or districts

Experience with technology systems integration

Experience managing large scale communications and support plans

COMPENSATION

Compensation will be commensurate with experience and qualifications. Benefits include a competitive health insurance plan, retirement plan, and vacation and sick leave policies.

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