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University of Kansas Implementation Coordinator in Lawrence, Kansas

Position Overview

The Center for Accessible Teaching, Learning, and Assessment Systems (ATLAS) is seeking Research Project Managers/Implementation Coordinators to support the Dynamic Learning Maps (DLM) alternate assessment consortium and special projects within ATLAS. Responsibilities include assisting state education agency staff with DLM implementation, delivering training and technical assistance on assessment implementation, developing project documentation, collaborating with test development staff, ATLAS special projects and other duties as assigned. Will plan and oversee project management for states. Experience with alternate assessment, state or district level large-scale assessment implementation, and training and technical assistance in special education is especially preferred.

Applicants outside of the Lawrence, KS area are invited to apply. Remote work will be considered for this position.

Job Description

20% - Identify annual scope of work for state contracts; monitor deliverables and timelines. Works with states to identify solutions to specific legislative or policy guidelines in order to complete project scope.

20% -Provide technical assistance, recommendations and leadership to state education agencies with the implementation process of the DLM assessments system, including evaluation of state readiness and training needs, communication and strategic planning with multiple project partners, problem-solving implementation challenges. Works collaboratively with multiple project partners to proactively identify challenges and recommend program solutions.

20% -Provide guidance to research project coordinators on consortium-wide and state-specific tasks.

10% -Facilitate group meetings of states to lead decision-making on consortium-level implementation; present at and participate in DLM governance calls and meetings. Convene advisory teams and core partner groups to discuss, lead and implement project plan in conjunction with project scope and guidelines at the state and district levels.

*10% *- Evaluate and provide direction on the creation and revision of training materials and project documentation.

10% - Conduct site visits to meet with state-level leadership teams; train key implementation personnel at the state, regional, and/or district levels; and collect data.

5% - Collaborating with test development and research staff on assessment system design.

5% -Representing DLM in public forums, including national presentations; disseminate findings through co-authored publications.

Required Qualifications
  1. Bachelor’s degree in education or closely related field and four (4) or more years of experience in educational assessment -OR- Master’s degree and one (1) or more years of experience in educational assessment
  2. One (1) year prior experience working in or with a state education agency
  3. One (1) year experience of alternate assessments based on alternate achievement standards
  4. Excellent oral and written communication skills for a variety of audiences, including technical, policy, and general public as evidenced in application materials and interview
Preferred Qualifications
  1. Master’s degree in Educational Assessment or Special Education
  2. Experience working with students with significant cognitive disabilities
  3. Experience providing training or professional development to special educators on alternate assessment and/or instruction
  4. Project management experience
  5. Record of excellent customer service to clients in previous work environments
  6. Ability to be flexible and accountable, manage conflicting responsibilities, and prioritize tasks and processes as evidenced in application materials and work history
Contact Information to Applicants

Cynthia Perez; atlas-admin@ku.edu

Additional Candidate Instruction

A complete application includes online application, vita or resume, cover letter highlighting qualifications and including specific examples of experience, and contact information for three professional references. Only complete applications will be considered.

*Application review begins February 28, 2020 and continues until the positions are filled. To ensure first consideration, please apply by February 28th. *

Work Schedule

8:00 AM-5:00 PM; Monday-Friday


The University of Kansas prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, ethnicity, religion, sex, national origin, age, ancestry, disability, status as a veteran, sexual orientation, marital status, parental status, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information and retaliation in the University's programs and activities. Access to information regarding equal opportunity and diversity worksite posters is available at http://www.humanresources.ku.edu/policiesprocedures/categorydetails/index.aspx?category=8 or you may contact 785-864-4946 or employ@ku.edu for alternate access options. Any inquiries regarding the non-discrimination policies should be directed to: Executive Director of the Office of Institutional Opportunity and Access, IOA@ku.edu, 1246 W. Campus Road, Room 153A, Lawrence, KS, 66045, (785)864-6414, 711 TTY.

Advertised Salary Range: Commensurate with experience

Application Review Begins: 28-Feb-2020

Work Location: University of Kansas - Lawrence

FTE: 1.0

Reg/Temp: Regular

FLSA Status: Administrative

Employee Class: U-Unclassified Professional Staff

Conditions of Employment: Contingent on Funding

Anticipated Start Date: 06-Apr-2020

Job Family: Research-KUL