Job no: 245777-AS
WIDA provides trusted tools and resources for educators of
multilingual learners in early care and education programs through
Grade 12 (wida.wisc.edu). WIDA offers a fully integrated,
research-based academic language development system, including
language standards, assessments, professional learning, research,
and technical assistance. For a brief overview of WIDA, you can
view our introduction video at https://vimeo.com/373209088/870c0b992d
The WIDA Assessment Technical Program Manager position will be
housed within WIDA?s Assessment department and report to the
Assessment Director of Operations. The Assessment Technical Program
Manager will be responsible for managing multiple processes and
deliverables that contribute to the overall operations for WIDA
assessments. This includes being the liaison between the item bank
vendor and WIDA; ensuring that the Assessment Operations team
understands the needs of item bank users and supports the
build-out-plan to address those needs; managing the workflow and
ensuring priorities align to the overall project plan; and
identifying and implementing methods to improve quality assurance,
review and delivery processes, and best practices. The position
includes working on other aspects of assessment operations,
including secure data transfer, change management for software
interfaces, and understanding data security. For more details
regarding the position, visit the WIDA website careers page at
About the Job:
Business Analyst II (IT071)
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Bachelor's Degree in field of Education, liberal arts, business
administration, or similar field required.
* Minimum 3 years' experience of successful, progressively
increasing responsibility managing projects or products.
* Minimum 2 years' experience of active participation in the
software development lifecycle, from ideation to implementation,
maintenance, and retirement.
* Highly organized, deadline oriented and excellent attention to
* Excellent interpersonal skills, including demonstrated ability to
work in a team environment.
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* A willingness to engage in and deepen knowledge of WIDA's Social
* Familiarity with data exchange solutions for the field of
education technology. This includes Student Information Systems
(SIS), and Test Interoperability (QTI) specifications.
* Experience collaborating on development projects with external
* Familiarity with best practices for delivering accessible
documents, images, audio, and video.
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Full Time: 100%
Appointment Type, Duration:
$55,000 ANNUAL (12 months)
Depending on Qualifications
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IT Business Analyst II(IT071)
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