Advertised Summary Job Description: The Education, Assessment and Evaluation Specialist assumes responsibility for assigned projects initiated by the Center for Education Research and Evaluation (CERE) on behalf of its client organizations, including Columbia University Vagelos College of Physicians and Surgeons (P&S), College of Dental Medicine (CDM), NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital Graduate Medical Education (NYPH-GME), and the Irving Institute Clinical and Translational Research Award (CTSA) evaluation. Examples of ongoing projects for P&S and CDM include learner study skill support, continuous quality improvement of instruction and assessment, performance assessment development and evaluation, educator development, and consulting on scholarly educational projects. Examples of ongoing projects for NYPH-GME include e-learning platform and instruction design, curriculum development for a range of medical and surgical specialty and sub-specialty programs (including integration with simulation-based learning), continuous evaluation of curricula, and educator development support.
The Education, Assessment, and Evaluation Specialist meets regularly with the Director of the Center to discuss responsibilities and manage priorities. The Specialist also works directly with representatives of partner organizations and CERE staff to fulfill all project responsibilities. The specialist is expected to carry out these responsibilities in a manner consistent with CERE's commitment to forming meaningful collaborative relationships, providing high quality and timely service, and contributing to innovative scholarly work.
General Minimum Qualifications: Requires a Master's degree or equivalent in education and experience, plus five years of related experience.
Additional Specific Minimum Qualifications: - Requires 5 years of work experience in a health professions or higher education organization as an educator, evaluator, instructional designer, educational researcher, statistician and/or equivalent; -Ability to provide consulting services for students including about study and test-taking strategies; -Ability to provide educator development coaching including in assisting instructors in curriculum development; writing effective learning objectives; developing and utilizing useful, reliable and valid teaching and assessment tools; and analyzing and reporting results that provide evidence of learning; -Ability to provide consultation about educational program evaluation, learner assessment and instructional design based on state-of-the art methods to promote innovation and excellence; -Ability to provide consultation about educational research and scholarship, including study design, analysis of quantitative and qualitative data and disseminating results; -Ability to work collaboratively with CERE staff and with a variety of other clients, including faculty, administrators, and students/residents of P&S, CDM and NYPH-GME; -Strong organizational skills and the ability to set priorities, manage multiple tasks, and complete assignments with minimal supervision; -Excellent written and verbal communication skills for both technical and non-technical audiences; -Strong technical skills in Microsoft Word, Excel, and Power Point.
Preferred Qualifications: -PhD degree in educational psychology, instructional design, adult learning, or equivalent; -Medical education work experience; -Strong technical skills Microsoft Access, statistical software such as SPSS or SAS, with online survey generation tools, such as Qualtrics, learning management systems, including Canvas, e-learning authoring tools including Articulate Storyline or Adobe Captivate, and data visualization systems such as Tableau.
As a member of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) and the Council of Ivy Group Presidents (Ivy League), it is imperative that members of the Columbia University community, in all matters related to the intercollegiate athletics program, exhibit the highest professional standards and ethical behavior with regard to adherence to NCAA, Conference, University, and Department of Intercollegiate Athletics and Physical Education rules and regulations.
Columbia University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer.
Internal Number: 126_167955
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