Director, Assessment Administration, Analysis and Reporting
Management Band 3
This position is excluded from union membership.
An eligibility list may be established.
Bring your vision, leadership and strategic planning skills to this important role
The Education Programs Division plays a central role in supporting the Ministry’s vision through the development of a world-leading education system that is high-quality, student centred, and future focused. The Curriculum and Assessment Branch manages all activities related to curriculum design and development; large-scale assessment design, delivery, marking and results-reporting; and student reporting policies to support student success. The core business of the division impacts every student, parent, teacher, administrator, and Education partner organization in the province.
The Director, Provincial, National and International Assessments leads the administration, marking, analysis and results reporting of the Grade 4 and 7 Provincial Foundation Skills Assessment the Grade 10 and 12 Provincial Graduation Assessments. The position also directs all activities related to the administration and reporting of National and International Assessments and represents BC on a national assessment committee. This position is responsible for reporting results on the standards for student performance that are set, in both official languages. This position develops and implements communication strategies for BC’s assessment program. The Director provides assessment advice and direction to Ministry senior staff, school districts and educational stakeholders.
The Province’s assessment programs are constantly evolving; there is a continuous improvement cycle of designing, developing and creating new policies and programs. The position requires significant creativity, decision-making and management expertise to develop and manage these changes while managing the ongoing operation and implementation of existing programs.
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For complete details about this opportunity, including accountabilities, please refer to the attached job profile. For specific position related enquiries, please contact Nancy.Walt@gov.bc.ca. DO NOT SEND YOUR APPLICATION TO THIS EMAIL ADDRESS. For more information about how to create or update your profile and how to submit your application, please refer to the Job Application page on the MyHR website. If you are still experiencing technical difficulty applying for a competition, please send an e-mail to BCPSA.Hiring.Centre@gov.bc.ca, before the stated closing time, and we will respond as soon as possible to assist you.
NOTE: Applications will be accepted until 11:00 pm Pacific Time on the closing date of the competition.
In order to be considered for this position, your application must clearly demonstrate how you meet the education and experience as outlined below:
• Degree in Education, Educational Measurement, Psychology, or related discipline, and considerable recent, related experience in senior positions; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
• Considerable, recent, related experience includes:
- Experience with test construction, assessment design and marking procedures.
- Experience with analysis, interpretation and results reporting of large-scale testing.
- Experience in leading, directing and supervising professionals and work teams by establishing goals and evaluating performance.
- Experience in developing and maintaining effective working relationships with officials in various levels of government, stakeholder organizations, special interest groups and the public.
- Experience working with and providing advice to executive members and/or ministerial leaders.
- Experience in managing a program budget.
- Experience in effective project management; planning and supervision of complex, multi-year projects.
• Experience teaching in the K-12 system or experience working with teachers and other educators.
Applicants selected to move forward in the hiring process may be assessed on the Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and Competencies as outlined in the attached Job Profile located in the Additional Information section at the bottom of the posting.
A Criminal Record Check (CRC) will be required.
Cover letter required: NO – Please do not submit a cover letter as it will not be reviewed.
Resume required: YES – A resume is required as part of your application, however, it may not be used for initial shortlisting purposes.
Questionnaire: YES (COMPREHENSIVE) – As part of the application process, you will be prompted to complete a comprehensive online questionnaire to demonstrate how you meet the job requirements. Please allot approximately 60 minutes to complete the questionnaire.
IMPORTANT: Comprehensive questionnaire responses will be used to shortlist applicants against the job requirements. Please ensure you include all relevant information about your educational accomplishments and employment history including job titles, start and end dates (month and year) of your employment, and your accountabilities and accomplishments.