The Center for Collaborative Education (CCE) seeks a mission-focused, strategic, process-oriented, and social justice-minded Program Director to manage our Quality Performance Assessment initiative and team. This position reports directly to CCE’s Senior Director of Instruction & Assessment. This is a full-time position.
Background to the Center for Collaborative Education
The mission of the Center for Collaborative Education (CCE) is to transform schools to ensure that all students succeed. CCE envisions a just and equitable world where every student is college- and career-ready and prepared to become a compassionate, thoughtful and contributing global citizen.CCE partners with public schools and districts to create and sustain effective and equitable schools.
To achieve its vision, CCE works at the school, district, and state levels to:
Description of the Instruction & Assessment Practice Area
The goal of the Instruction & Assessment Practice Area is to develop policies, tools, resources, and professional development models at the school, district, and state levels to engage in culturally relevant instruction and assessment that leads to equitable opportunities to learn and results in equitable outcomes for students across race/ethnicity, socioeconomic status, language, and disability.
Description of the Quality Performance Assessment Initiative
CCE believes that educating all students requires performance assessment systems that engage students to think deeply and express what they know and are able to do in multiple ways. CCE’s Quality Performance Assessment (QPA) initiative has developed a robust framework, professional development model, tools, and resources for assisting schools, districts, and states to design high quality teacher-designed, curriculum-embedded performance assessment tasks and systems, replacing a singular and inequitable focus on standardized tests. QPA model is rooted in robust professional development to build teachers’ performance assessment capacity, ensuring technical quality of tasks and systems, and helping garner leadership and policy support to give performance assessment systems currency. Following are some of QPA’s current initiatives:
CCE seeks to continue to increase our presence as a state, regional, and national “thought and practice leader” in increasing the validity and legitimacy of using quality performance tasks in equitable state student assessment and accountability systems, while working at the school, district, and state levels to craft policies and build capacity to institutionalize performance assessments in local and state practice.
Quality Performance Assessments Director
The Quality Performance Assessments (QPA) Director will be responsible for overseeing the next stage of our work in this area, and have the following responsibilities:
– Create a balanced portfolio (e.g. grants, contracts, institutes) including multiple multi-year funding sources that further elevates QPA’s credibility and reputation in the field while providing financial stability from year to year
– Further build out the QPA design including producing a revised QPA guide and other resources, with an emphasis on equity (addressing assets and needs of English Language Learner and differently abled students, ensuring assessments are culturally responsive), capstone assessments, vision of the graduate development, and competency-based approaches to assessment
– Expand QPA’s influence and reach through thought leadership
The successful candidate for the position of Quality Performance Assessment Director should have the following qualifications:
The Center for Collaborative Education is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.
Salary and benefits are competitive.
Interested applicants should fill out the application form at: https://formstack.io/03661 and attach a cover letter and resume.