Position Description: The Project Manager for Research is responsible for planning and managing research studies for the ELPA21 program, which is based at the National Center for Research on Evaluation, Standards, and Student Testing (CRESST), a large, innovative, national educational research center. ELPA21, a national English language proficiency assessment consortium of states, designs, develops and maintains large-scale, high-stakes assessments administered to over 500,000 students a year. ELPA21's Research and Evaluation (R&E) team is responsible for the validation and ongoing improvement of ELPA21's assessment and professional learning products, and for guiding the program's research agenda and vision.
The Project Manager for Research will work under the guidance of the ELPA21 Research Director to develop and document project management best practices for the ELPA21 research team, act as lead project manager for R&E department, support the Research Director in supervising the execution of research studies, ensure relevant specifications and requirements are met/satisfied, and act as a quality assurance reviewer on all products and deliverables produced by the R&E team. The incumbent will participate in long-term planning and day-to-day management of research projects related to assessment and item design, assessment validation, peer review and state accountability systems, professional learning, research-to-practice, the development of innovative and responsive classroom products, and data management. Incumbent will also have a percentage of time available to conduct independent research consistent with ELPA21's strategic plan and the R&E department's research agenda.
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UCLA is known worldwide for the breadth and quality of its academic, research, health care, cultural, continuing education and athletic programs. UCLA offers undergraduate degrees in more than 127 majors and graduate degrees in 198 program areas. UCLA has 11 highly regarded professional schools. Eight are ranked among the nation's top 15 in their field by U.S. News & World Report. UCLA is consistently among the most popular campus in the nation for undergraduate applicants. The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status. Benefits:UCLA offers a comprehensive benefits package, including an average of three weeks' vacation per year; an average of 12 days per year sick leave; 13 paid holidays per year; health, dental and optical benefits; life insurance; disability insurance; the University of California Retirement Plan with 5 year vesting and various voluntary UC Savings Plans. There are also special programs and privileges available, such as accessibility to cultural and recreational programs, athletic events, and the University Credit Union.