Northwest Evaluation Association
Portland, OR 97086, United States
Posting Date : 4/26/2017
Job# : 5442973
Employment Type : Full Time Regular
Category : Education Research
Job Title : Senior Research Associate- Education Research
Location : Headquarters – Oregon
NWEA has an exciting new opening for Senior Research Associate within our Education Research group. This is a full-time position with competitive compensation; outstanding benefits package; and career growth opportunities. The position is in our downtown Portland headquarters and candidates who reside outside of the Portland metro area should be willing to relocate.
Founded by educators nearly 40 years ago, NWEA™ is a global not-for-profit educational services organization known for our flagship interim assessment, Measures of Academic Progress® (MAP®). More than 7,600 partners in U.S. schools, school districts, education agencies, and international schools trust us to offer pre-kindergarten through grade 12 assessments that accurately measure student growth and learning needs, professional development that fosters educators’ ability to accelerate student learning, and research that supports assessment validity and data interpretation. To better inform instruction and maximize every learner’s academic growth, educators currently use NWEA assessments with nearly eight million students.
The responsibility of this position is to assist the efforts of the education research team to provide research support to the organization and its partners. The Senior Research Associate will interact closely with the team members and NWEA partners to facilitate the completion of projects.
This position will be based in NWEA’s Portland headquarters.
• Query large research datasets for appropriate data. • Develop and validate complex data sets. • Use, maintain, and document data sources used for research projects. • Combine NWEA data and data from other sources for research projects. • Perform, document, and write-up analysis on complex data sets using a variety of statistical tools. • Perform quality assurance and data cleaning procedures required by research projects. • Prepare technical and non-technical information and graphics for reports and presentations. • Acquire data for projects from NWEA partners and other sources. • Assist in writing reports for refereed publications, white papers, and NWEA partner facing documents. • Contribute to literature reviews. • Develop initial responses to research questions and interact with partners and staff on research questions. • Assist in background preparation for meetings and calls involving research clients or NWEA partners. • Provide technical support and manage the delivery of research reports developed by the Education Research Team. • Perform other duties as assigned to ensure the success of the team and the organization.
Skills and Abilities
• Proficiency with the Microsoft Office Suite. Advanced proficiency in Excel writing and validating complex formulae, development of pivot tables, and formatting for data presentation. Proficiency in the use of Microsoft Access. • Proficiency with SPSS or SAS. Demonstrated ability to master new tools quickly. • Ability to apply the appropriate basic statistical analyses related to educational research and testing. • Demonstrated ability to query large databases to obtain desired data sets. • Ability to maintain, update, and validate information in large database. • Ability to clean and validate raw data for use in custom datasets. • Ability to define and implement appropriate quality assurance for data extracts and analyses that are delivered to internal and external customers. • Positive attitude, service orientation, and commitment to work as a member of a collaborative team. • Willingness to accept coaching and direction to improve job performance. • Excellent listening skills and a commitment to communicate clearly, completely, and in a timely manner. • The communication skills necessary to participate in phone calls and consultations with school system professionals. • Ability to manage multiple tasks, prioritize, and meet deadlines. • A commitment to pay a high-level of attention to detail and deliver accurate, high-quality results. • Commitment to using systematic processes to assure high quality research products and a passionate commitment to detail.
• Familiarity with Tableau, R, and/or statistical tools used for hierarchical linear modeling. • Familiarity with SQL and the ability to write or interpret SQL code.
Education and Experience
• Minimum of Masters’ degree in education, statistics, or related field required, doctoral degree desirable. Strong coursework in measurement, statistics, and research methodologies. • Prior experience in education research and/or testing required. • Prior background in K-12 teaching, a school system’s research and evaluation department, or educational administration is a plus.
NWEA’s generous benefits package includes: 100% employer paid medical, dental and vision insurance premiums for eligible employees; company-paid public transportation, indoor bicycle racks, and free on-site parking; convenient location near public transportation near the Pearl District in downtown Portland; additional monthly compensation in the form of flex pay; and a 15% annual employer contribution toward our 403b retirement plan. In addition, NWEA’s culture promotes work-life balance. Accordingly, we offer 4 weeks’ PTO in the first year, 5 weeks’ PTO after the first-year anniversary, and 6 weeks’ PTO after the second-year anniversary and in subsequent years. Our employees also enjoy flexible work schedules.
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Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation
Washington, DC, United States
IT Specialist (Security)
Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation
Agency contact information
1 vacancy - Washington DC, DC
Work Schedule is Competitive Service, - Permanent, Full-Time
Opened Tuesday 4/25/2017 (3 day(s) ago)
Closes Tuesday 5/9/2017 (11 day(s) away)
Salary Range: $102,209.00 to $170,373.00 / Per Year
Series & Grade: CG-2210-13/13
Promotion Potential: 13
Supervisory Status: No
Control Number: 468515300
Job Announcement Number: 2017-HQD-0839
MAJOR DUTIES :
Provides input on regulatory, privacy, and information policy issues, including dissemination, training, and awareness and evaluates privacy risks, making recommendations to address control weaknesses and consulting with various internal departments in addressing risks.
Serves as information privacy consultant to the various divisions and offices and performs analyses and preparing reports on privacy controls and improvements in response to requests for such information from Congressional, Federal, and Corporation senior staff and from non-governmental sources.
Delivers, and/or ensures the delivery of initial and on-going privacy training and orientation to all employees and maintains knowledge of applicable federal and state privacy laws and accreditation standards. Monitors advancements in information privacy technologies to ensure organizational adaptation and compliance.
Assists in the development of communication strategies for ensuring employees are aware of the measures being taken to protect information and coordinates and assists in the development of policies and procedures for projects that accurately reflect privacy regulations.
Performs monitoring, tracking, and reporting on status and performance results for all FDIC privacy initiatives. Processes sensitive privacy data loss incidents and assists in the design and implementation of monitoring practices to ensure FDIC is protecting privacy data in compliance with federal regulations and stated FDIC policies, procedures, and practices.
Initiates, organizes, and maintains working relationships required to plan and conduct privacy program assignments and recommends appropriate solutions that develop privacy impact assessments (PIAs). Supports initial and periodic information privacy risk assessments and related ongoing compliance monitoring activities.
Minnesota Alliance With Youth
2233 University Avenue West, Saint Paul, MN, Suite 235
Title: Vice President of Finance and Operations
Supervisor: Sarah Dixon, President/CEO
The mission of Minnesota Alliance With Youth (the Alliance) is to ignite the spark in all young people to become actively engaged, develop strong voices, and acquire the skills needed for success in school, work, and life. The Alliance accomplishes this mission through our core organizational values of equity, collaboration, and quality. The Vice President of Finance and Operations provides financial and human resource management to Minnesota Alliance With Youth as well as oversight of the compliance and operations for the AmeriCorps programs. The ideal candidate will have strong financial management skills, knowledge of employee and program benefits, attention to detail, excellent computer skills, professional communication skills, and an ability to work effectively both independently and as part of a team.
Manages all accounting systems and functions; financial and administrative policies, controls and reporting.
Analyzes financial reports to assure correct interpretation of the data.
Works with the President/CEO and Board of Director’s in budget creation, implementation, management and reporting for all program areas as well as the entire organization.
Monitors cash flow of the Alliance to maintain cash for current operations and to assure satisfactory earnings on any surplus
Monitors, updates, implements all board investment policies.
Consults with auditor and prepares materials for annual audit. Coordinates with auditor on proper financial and legal reporting requirements.
Staffs appropriate board committees as assigned.
Provides financial reporting to both the Finance Committee and Board of Directors.
Oversees all personnel, payroll, and human resource functions.
Ensures compliance with all EEO/Affirmative Action related policies and regulation.
Provides guidance in the development of personnel policies and procedures, assures that they comply with all legal and regulatory requirements, and sees that they are documented and implemented effectively.
Manages all insurance coverage for program areas and the organization.
Remain up to date on nonprofit audit best practices and state and federal law regarding nonprofit operations.
Ensures maintenance of appropriate internal controls and financial procedures.
Reviews and analyzes computer, telecommunications, printing, and copying services and institutes changes to achieve greater cost efficiencies
Manages business services contracts and other outside agreements.
Oversees all compliance and grant monitoring visits.
Participates as a member of the Senior Leadership Team to provide direction and support to the organization and staff.
Assists with compliance and monitoring relating to all Alliance programs.
Assists with annual special event planning
Desirable characteristics and areas of expertise:
Strong understanding of and experience in Financial Management
Strong knowledge of employee benefits, laws and human resources issues.
Team-oriented: values group processes, comfortable with group problem solving, eagerness to work collaboratively
Self-motivated: able to work independently and efficiently on detailed projects and see them through.
Organized: able to maintain detailed, confidential financial and personnel records.
Computer literate: familiarity with Word, Excel, PowerPoint, QuickBooks, etc.
Strong background in finance, specifically with federal grants and OMB requirements. AmeriCorps program experience preferred.
Bachelor’s degree required, with focus of degree work in accounting or finance preferred
Minimum of 5 years of experience
Attention to detail is high priority; able to juggle multiple projects and deadlines concurrently
Excellent interpersonal skills: able to communicate effectively in person, over phone and by email with Alliance constituents, including AmeriCorps members, host site supervisors, and community partners
Adaptable: able to shift focus in response to evolving organizational needs
Pro-active: able to anticipate tasks/needs and plan accordingly
Ability to manage large scale programs
Access to reliable transportation is a must, some outstate travel is required
Ability to work occasional evenings and weekends
Ability to perform sedentary work as required
Salary & Benefits:
$75,000 – 80,000, commensurate with experience and qualifications. Benefit package includes PTO, Holiday Pay, 401K, Health, Dental, Life, Short Term Disability, Long Term Disability, paid Family Leave and other benefits as provided.
How to Apply:
Submit resume with cover letter and three references by 5PM on Monday, May 15, 2017 to Sarah Dixon at email@example.com. Closing date open until filled.
To learn more about Minnesota Alliance With Youth, visit our website at: www.mnyouth.net .
Please note: We are committed to recruiting and engaging individuals without regard to disability, gender, race, religion, or sexual orientation. We are committed to the principle of equity and are particularly interested in receiving applications from a broad spectrum of individuals. AmeriCorps, Peace Corps, and other national service alumni are encouraged to apply.
Reasonable accommodations provided upon request.
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This position is funded by the Corporation for National and Community Service. Employment is contingent on the successful completion of required background checks.
Northeast Wisconsin Technical College
Northeast Wisconsin Technical College, West Mason Street, Green Bay, WI, United States
Department: College Advancement
Reports To: Recruitment Supervisor
FLSA Status: Exempt
Amount of Travel Required: 3-4 days per week; position located within high schools
Salary Grade : B
Positions Supervised: None
LOCATION: Green Bay or Marinette
STANDARD HOURS: 40 hours per week. Typical hours Monday-Friday 7:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.; Flexibility required to include other evening and/or weekend hours as necessary.
MINIMUM STARTING SALARY*: $53,177/year
*Current benefit eligible employees will be placed within the pay range based on their current rate/range.
Anticipated Start Date: July 1, 2017
Required online application available on website: www.nwtc.edu/jobs
Location: Northeast Wisconsin Technical College, Human Resources, 2740 West Mason Street, Green Bay, WI 54307-9042. All postings are considered current and available until removed from the website.
Northeast Wisconsin Technical College is committed to promoting a learning environment where employees and students of differing perspectives and cultural backgrounds pursue career and academic goals embraced in an environment of respect and shared inquiry.
The College is seeking to attract ethnically diverse instructors and staff who can inspire our increasingly diverse student population.
This position is located within 2 – 3 high schools in the NWTC district. The primary responsibility of the role is to assist high school students as they explore careers, develop their career path and learn about NWTC programs. The position will develop 1:1 relationships with prospective students by assisting and guiding them throughout the application and enrollment process to ensure the student successfully transitions to NWTC.
Reasonable Accommodations Statement
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. Reasonable Accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Essential Functions Statement(s)
Use career planning, sales and relationship building approaches to explore career and educational goals with prospective students. Increase college and career readiness and match students with appropriate dual credit pathways, NWTC programs and transfer opportunities.
Act as the ‘face’ of NWTC by creating and conducting group presentations to promote the college within high schools at events and in classrooms. Speak publicly at events promoting NWTC pathways, on-campus events, and programs to audiences of all sizes.
Collaborate with Enrollment Services to review, analyze, and take action on admission and enrollment data to ensure students are enrolled in the appropriate program and courses, i.e. pre-program to program status, closing student records, etc.
Collaborate with K12 relations and regional learning teams to create a personalized and seamless transition experience from high school to college.
Collaborate with the student records team and academic advisors to guarantee accuracy of student records for graduation in accordance with published policies and procedures.
Act as the primary student resource for completing the application and enrollment process such as program requirements, financial aid, academic advising, how to pay for college, etc.
Maintain ongoing communication with students during the admission and enrollment process.
Utilize CRM system to maintain record of customer interactions recording details of inquiries, comments, and actions taken.
Strategically align communication and sales approach with program outcomes and the annual marketing and recruitment plan. Utilize social media strategies to attract and engage prospective students.
Participate at various fairs, events, and conferences. Provide follow-up correspondence resulting from various prospect contacts.
Use data to develop strategic follow up communication plans with prospective students and measure quarterly FTE conversion rates.
Conduct strategic planning and develop new and innovative recruitment and sales activities for all target markets.
Organize, set-up and conduct annual recruitment events through collaborative efforts with internal customers.
When applicable by grants, focus recruitment and awareness efforts on specific programming and outcomes
Values - Demonstrate behaviors and action that support the College’s values - Customer Focus, Everyone Has Worth, Passion and Inspiration, Collaboration, Emotional Intelligence, Results and Accountability, Valuing Talent and Well Being, and Ethics.
Student Success – Demonstrate behaviors and actions that support student recruitment, retention, and student success initiatives.
Diversity Oriented - Ability to work effectively with people regardless of their age, gender, race, ethnicity, religion, or job type.
Analytical Skills – Use thinking and reasoning to solve a problem.
Communication, Oral - Ability to communicate effectively with others using the spoken word.
Creative – Think in such a way as to produce a new concept or idea.
Customer Oriented - Ability to take care of the customers’ needs while following company procedures.
Goal Oriented - Focus on a goal and obtain a pre-determined result.
Judgment – Formulate a sound decision using the available information.
Persuasive – Influence others to change position or to adopt a specific point of view.
Presentation Skills – Effectively present information publicly.
Problem Solving – Find a solution for or to deal proactively with work related problems.
Relationship Building – Effectively build relationships with customers and co-workers.
SKILLS & ABILITIES
Education: 53140 Experience: Minimum of two years’ experience in sales, marketing or customer relations fields. Experience in secondary and postsecondary educational setting preferred.
**An equivalent combination of education and work experience may be considered.
Proficient in Microsoft Office. Ability to maintain electronic records in database management system.
Obtainment and continued certification of Career Development Facilitator.
Ability to speak to large groups and general knowledge of technical college programs, admissions and recruiting techniques.
Must hold a valid driver’s license and be insurable under the District’s standard insurance policy terms.
Handling / Fingering
Reach Above Shoulder
Squat or Kneel
10 lbs or less
Over 100 lbs
12 lbs or less
N (Not Applicable)
Activity is not applicable to this occupation.
Occupation requires this activity up to 33% of the time (0 - 2.5+ hrs/day)
Occupation requires this activity from 33% - 66% of the time (2.5 - 5.5+ hrs/day)
Occupation requires this activity more than 66% of the time (5.5+ hrs/day)
The College has reviewed this job description to ensure that essential functions and basic duties have been included. It is intended to provide guidelines for job expectations and the employee's ability to perform the position described. It is not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all functions, responsibilities, skills and abilities. Additional functions and requirements may be assigned by supervisors as deemed appropriate. This document does not represent a contract of employment, and the College reserves the right to change this job description and/or assign tasks for the employee to perform, as the College may deem appropriate.