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Job Opening: Research Coordinator, WestEd (San Francisco)

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    WestEd has an exciting new employment opportunity: WestEd - Voted Best Places to Work Position Title: Research Coordinator-Level 2 Reports to:Director of
    Message 1 of 1 , Jun 8 5:05 PM
      WestEd has an exciting new employment opportunity:

      WestEd - "Voted Best Places to Work"

      Position Title: Research Coordinator-Level 2
      Reports to:Director of Research and English Language Learner Assessment
      Program: Assessment & Standards Development Services
      Salary: Level E - $52,682 - $65,853
      Date Posted: 6/08/2007
      Location: San Francisco, CA
      Time Base: 100% (Full-Time)
      Position No: 2116

      WestEd, a nonprofit research, development, and service agency, works with
      education and other communities to promote excellence, achieve equity, and
      improve learning for children, youth, and adults. While WestEd serves the
      states of Arizona, California, Nevada, and Utah as one of the nation's
      Regional Educational Laboratories, our agency's work extends throughout
      the United States and abroad. WestEd has 14 offices nationwide, from
      Washington and Boston to Arizona, Southern California, and its
      headquarters in San Francisco.

      Assessment and Standards Development Services (ASDS) is involved
      extensively at the local, state, and national levels in planning,
      developing, implementing, and evaluating standards and assessment tools,
      methods, and systems. Some of ASDS work is aimed at revealing how well
      students or workers are learning or performing; other parts of our work
      address broader concerns of accountability and program or school success.
      From language arts, mathematics, science, and social science to such
      emerging fields as NCLB transition, our wide range of projects and
      services spans many domains. Staff also address broader concerns of
      accountability and program or school success.

      ASDS has been instrumental in helping the education community respond to
      NCLB's extensive assessment and accountability demands by providing
      technical and policy support at state, local, and national levels. ASDS
      serves as the test-development contractor for high-stakes assessment
      programs in several states. Its projects also examine the technical
      aspects of assessment, as well as focus on a range of assessment and
      accountability-related issues for various student populations (e.g.,
      English language learners, students with disabilities) and for traditional
      academic areas and developing fields (e.g., alternative school
      accountability).

      Position Description
      Support the activities of the Assessment and Standards Development
      Services (ASDS) program by coordinating the flow of work across various
      ASDS research projects. This position may be involved in activities such
      as data collection and analyses, compilation of assessment and
      accountability-related resources, research reviews and syntheses, and
      protocol development and implementation. This position will be housed in
      WestEd's San Francisco's office.

      Responsibilities
      ·Coordinate research activities and resource development
      ·Create and monitor systems and processes for task
      completion including the use of databases and web-based tools
      ·Contribute to project-related documentation and report writing as required
      ·Conduct basic research as required
      ·Communicate and collaborate with client/funder contacts
      ·Communicate and collaborate with staff in the program and across the
      organization
      ·Ensure high-quality, on-time deliverables
      ·Complete administrative tasks as required

      Qualifications
      ·Bachelors degree required; Masters degree in education or a related field
      preferred.
      ·Project management or coordination experience required
      ·Knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint, and the Internet
      required
      ·Experience working in educational research or assessment environments
      preferred.
      ·K-12 teaching experience, experience with English language learners, or
      students with disabilities preferred
      ·Experience in curriculum development, professional development, or
      instructional design preferred
      ·Excellent organizational skills
      ·Ability to effectively manage, prioritize, and balance multiple tasks
      ·Ability to work with staff, colleagues, and clients
      ·Careful attention to detail
      ·Dependability, reliability, and positive professional attitude

      Application Process
      We invite you to apply online at www.WestEd.org/jobs or you may send your
      resume, a letter of interest (specify Job No. 2116) and a list of three
      references to:

      Human Resources
      WestEd
      730 Harrison Street
      San Francisco, CA 94107
      FAX: 415-565-3012
      http://www.WestEd.org

      WestEd is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. Positions are
      open until filled.

      BENEFITS SUMMARY
      WestEd employees are offered a broad benefits package, including

      * Competitive salary
      * Health insurance, including dental and vision care
      * Life insurance
      * 403(b) retirement plan
      * Paid vacation and holidays
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