Job Opening: Research Area Director - Assessment, SRI International (CA or VA)
- Research Area Director - Assessment
Center for Technology in Learning (CTL)
Policy Division, SRI International
Position Location: Menlo Park, CA or Arlington, VA
SRI International (SRI), founded in 1946 as Stanford Research
Institute, is one of the world's leading social research and
technology development organizations.
SRI's Policy Division, the second largest of SRI's operating units,
helps government agencies, nonprofits, and commercial clients address
complex issues in education, training, health, economic development,
and human services.
The Policy Division's Center for Technology in Learning (CTL) is one
of the nation's leading education technology research centers and
supports government, foundation and corporate clients.
CTL's portfolio includes over $20 million in NSF and Department of
Education funding and a $25 million Science of Learning Center. The
center has conducted the largest education efficacy study ever funded
by the U.S. government and is evaluating The Bill and Melinda Gates
Foundation large-scale education initiative. Commercial clients
include such industry leaders as Pearson, CTB/McGraw Hill, Texas
Instruments, Apple Computer, Intel, and Scholastic, Inc. CTL has
developed state of the art products, processes, and methodologies and
holds patents in the areas of handheld technology and formative
CTL has developed a Center of Excellence in technology-enhanced
assessment to maximize the value that their unique experience,
expertise, and products in assessment can bring to customers in a
range of industries and markets, including domestic K-12 education,
professional certification and licensure, and international education.
The current client list is comprised of some of the most important and
largest companies engaging in the education and technology market.
They are attracted to the center's research-based, in-depth knowledge
of educational technology, ability to help them conceptualize and
communicate new product concepts, and commitment to a superb quality
The Center for Technology in Learning (CTL) is looking for a Research
Area Director to market CTL's expertise, design and development
system, partnership capabilities, and consulting services in
innovative assessments to clients who develop or use
technology-enhanced assessments. The candidate will raise awareness
of our expertise, methodologies, and products in the field, raise
awareness in the industry of the promise and feasibility of innovative
assessments, as well as manage relationships and lead projects with
state and major industry clients.
Prospective clients in the K-12 assessment field range from publishers
of large-scale and formative assessments to state assessment programs.
The Research Area Director will grow and deepen our practice in the
area of technology-enhanced assessment in keeping with the
industry-research partnership model that CTL has formed with
commercial clients through its Strategic Learning Consulting (SLC)
The ideal candidate will be entrepreneurial, experienced in the test
development industry, with a passion for harnessing education
research, business innovation, and technology to improve learning
experiences through innovative and high-quality assessments. The
Research Area Director will market CTL services and products in the
area of technology-enhanced assessment by seeking projects in the
domestic K-12 market, and also expand our practice into other
promising areas such as professional certification and licensure, and
the international education market.
The successful candidate will:
Lead and support marketing efforts of CTL's Center of Excellence in
Lead and participate in significant client projects.
Bring experience and expertise in the areas of test design,
development, and measurement
Coordinate with CTL Co-Directors, SLC Practice Leader, and
Assessment Research Directors to define and execute on strategic
business objectives of the Technology-Enhanced Assessment Program.
Lead business development/marketing efforts, including meeting
annual financial targets.
Be a key contributor to the effort to grow the strategic asset base
of CTL including intellectual property, methodology, processes, and
Develop and maintain productive relationships with corporate and
divisional business development staff across SRI.
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