Pearson Assessment Programs Coordinator in Hadley, Massachusetts
Assessment Programs Coordinator
Pearson VUE (www.pearsonvue.com) is the global leader in computer-based testing for information technology, academic, government and professional testing programs around the world. Pearson VUE provides a full suite of services from test development to data management, and delivers exams through the world’s most comprehensive and secure network of test centers in more than 180 countries, where we validate the skills and knowledge of millions of individuals every year.
Pearson VUE is a business of Pearson, the world's leading learning company with global-reach and market-leading businesses. Pearson is listed on both the London and New York stock exchanges (UK: PSON; NYSE: PSO).
The Evaluation Systems group of Pearson offers dynamic teacher licensing and performance assessment solutions. Our custom teacher licensure testing programs are aligned to state and national standards. We also provide a wide variety of teacher licensure testing services such as test development, administration, and scoring. We work in a collaborative environment and are passionate about education.
The Assessment Programs Coordinator is a member of the Client Program Management team and works with the operational team. In this role, the Assessment Programs Coordinator assists in the implementation of development projects for large-scale, high-stakes educator certification testing programs. The Assessment Programs Coordinator is responsible for guiding the execution of all project activities to delivery and serves as a resource to project staff and state education agency clients. The successful candidate will bring a strong client focus, excellent verbal and written communication skills, and successful problem-solving approach to client support. The Assessment Programs Coordinator will direct multiple projects simultaneously. This position is located in our Amherst, MA office.
Designs, guides the development of, and reviews all major project components of test development and test administration (e.g., test materials review conferences, field tests, test preparation resources).
Produces and monitors short and long-term project plans (e.g., project specification packages, client planning documents, production schedules).
Maintains client contact.
Prepares for, travels on behalf of the organization to, handles logistics for, and facilitates project-related conferences (e.g., test materials review conferences).
Conducts internal and client-facing planning meetings and workshops; may deliver online presentations.
Guides, reviews and maintains quality control on all major project products (e.g., reports, tests).
Ensures effective organization and coordination of all project tasks.
Analyzes and resolves problems arising from management of multi-faceted projects; updates internal stakeholders on status and progress of projects.
Provides input regarding project staffing plans and the delegation/assignment of project responsibilities.
Bachelor's degree is required, Master's/advanced degree is preferred
Experience in working as part of a project team
Demonstrated experience in technical writing and client correspondence
Proven experience in meeting facilitation including agenda setting, meeting management and minutes
Ability to analyze issues, identify root cause, and drive to resolution
Ability to set priorities, meet critical deadlines, and produce high-quality and accurate work under time constraints.
Excellent interpersonal, collaborative and communication skills; demonstrated ability to establish positive working relationships at all levels of the organization. Ability to work effectively within a project team and across departments
Ability to travel 10% - 20%
Highly proficient in MS-Office
Experience with Smartsheet a plus
Experience in higher education environment a plus
Knowledge of principles of educational testing and of test development and administration is preferred
Primary Location: US-MA-Hadley
Work Locations: US-MA-Hadley-300 Venture Way 300 Venture Way Hadley 01035
Job: Professional Development
Organization: Assessments VUE
Employee Status: Regular Employee
Job Type: Standard
Shift: Day Job
Job Posting: Nov 4, 2020
Job Unposting: Ongoing
Schedule: Full-time Regular
Req ID: 2010188
Pearson is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer and a member of E-Verify. All qualified applicants, including minorities, women, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.