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Executive Director, Achievement Programs

ERB |  NY 00501 USA | Full Time - 12 Month | Revised: 04/18/2013

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Summary: The Executive Director, Achievement Programs has overall responsibility for development activities related to all summative and formative achievement assessments.  This position requires a strong knowledge of all aspects of assessment development and the use of technology to enable world class assessments.  Strong project management skills and attention to detail, with a solid understanding of test development and classroom practices is essential.

Major Responsibilities:

  • Provide leadership for the development and maintenance of the assessment program strategy and roadmap as a coordinated process that improves student-learning outcomes
  • Define and document short-term and long-term requirements for achievement assessments
  • Coordinate and collaborate with internal ERB team members and external teams as appropriate
  • Oversee all aspects of test development: Develop project plans including timelines, deliverables, resource requirements, and costs in support of the strategy and roadmap. Assure that priority plans are established, implemented and evaluated.
  • Manage projects and coordinate development related activities including scope and requirements definition, solution design, quality assurance and testing, and implementation
  • Support the continuous evaluation of the effectiveness of the assessment programs, and make recommendations for improvement, through research and documentation
  • Create requests for bid and/or requests for proposal as needed. Review, vet, and recommend vendors as needed
  • Assist with oversight of operational activities and program management responsibilities, and liaising with operational staff and vendors
  • Coordinate with the Vice President Operations so as to recommend direction, programs, and priorities for assessment to the Board. Foster the generation of ideas and concepts to direct staff toward desired goals.
  • Provide customer service via phone, online, and person-to-person to better understand the needs of the schools and families to provide improved and new services annually. Educating staff and schools on the interpretation of assessments
  • Communicate effectively with a variety of constituencies
  • Provide overall effective leadership indicated by thorough planning, staff effectiveness, quality of assessment instruments, service to constituencies
  • Develop a budget of all projected revenues and expenses for achievement assessments, including operations and new development.
  • Develop and implement programs to inform ERB member schools of the strengths and weaknesses of existing and emerging assessment practices and delivery systems, including computer based and computer adaptive assessments.
  • Ability to engage on related ad hoc projects as required.


  • Advanced degree in education assessment or administration (or a related area) is preferred, or an equivalent combination of education and experience (7-10 years) which would provide similar knowledge and skills
  • Classroom teaching experience a plus
  • Experience in development and application of assessment and evaluation methods, including strategic planning, student learning outcomes assessment, academic program development, faculty development, and other related experiences
  • Proven ability to operate at a senior level in a related field or similar role
  • Strong leadership, interpersonal, collaboration, and communication skills
  • Awareness of new developments and trends in student assessment
  • Awareness of technology trends with a very good understanding of technology use in classrooms and for assessments
  • Knowledge of academic standards such as CCSS, NCTE/NCTM and awareness of current regional accreditation standards for assessment practices, and the requirements of review or regulatory bodies
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently, and as part of a larger team. Ability to self-manage and prioritize multiple projects essential
  • The ability to effectively present and summarize information to a wide variety of constituencies

Special Demands:

  • Sitting for extended periods of time.
  • Dexterity of hands and fingers to operate a computer keyboard, mouse, and other devices and objects.
  • Physically able to participate in training sessions, presentations, and meetings.
  • Some travel may be required for the purpose of meeting with clients, stakeholders, or off-site personnel/management.

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Location NY, United States
Categories Director/Manager/Coordinator
Organization Type Non-profit Organization
Experience Years 7 yrs

Location Maptop

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Contact Name Christine Raniga
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