Evaluator, Professional Studies Math Pedagogy
Western Governors University - WGUFull time
Evaluator, Professional Studies Math Pedagogy
A general statement regarding the overall objective of the position
TheEvaluatoris a member of WGU’s faculty. The Evaluator is a subject-matter expert and professional individual contributor with knowledge in associated specialization/discipline. Evaluators apply their subject matter expertise and experience utilizing a rubric created by program and assessment development faculty. Evaluators are consistent with WGU, Evaluation Department, and team policies and procedures. The Evaluator crafts personalized, robust feedback to support accurate scoring of student responses and further student progress. Work plans and schedules forEvaluators are broadly defined and require the Evaluator to develop specific work plans and schedules to provide accurate and fair evaluations, with helpful (robust & personalized) feedback.Evaluators cooperate within and between teams to meet the department’s commitment to students for a quick evaluation as defined by university leadership. AnEvaluatormay be asked to contribute in creative and effective ways to improve content, practices, objectives, and to meet goals. Such contributions may involve working with other areas within the Evaluation Department or with other departments. High performing, experiencedEvaluators coach/mentor team members and assist colleagues.
Essential Functions and Responsibilities
List of significant responsibilities and essential duties that must be completed in order to achieve the objectives of the position
- TheEvaluator’s work is situational and highly complex, requiring analysis and evaluation of student responses to assessment task prompts to achieve a secure, valid, and reliable determination of competencies for degree programs.
- TheEvaluatorapplies university, department, and team policies and procedures in scoring work and crafting helpful, robust, and personalized feedback to support students in developing competency and progressing with their degree program.
- On occasion, an experiencedEvaluatormay be called upon to create and implement methods to improve student success and evaluation processes.
- TheEvaluator’s work is critical to each student’s experience and success at WGU.
- TheEvaluatorworks individually and collectively, as part of a content-specific team, to meet individual, team, and department objectives to be accurate, fair, helpful, and quick in an environment that is a great place to work.
- TheEvaluatorworks effectively and reports worktime accurately, in order to be good stewards of the student’s tuition dollars.
- TheEvaluatormay be called on to aid in resolving student concerns or to address student inquires.
- With general direction from a manager and course lead,Evaluators are self-managed and are expected to take initiative and act independently in completing performance assessment evaluations that are consistent with standard practices, policies, and our commitment to students (i.e., accurate, fair, helpful & quick).
- When faced with an unexpected student response,Evaluatorsare encouraged and expected to collaborate with other evaluators, courseleads, and supervisors/ managers as needed to make a fair determination of competency.
- To be successful, Evaluators must be well connected and coordinated within their team, project teams, and any applicable cross-functional groups.
- An experiencedEvaluatormay be asked to propose or collaborate on new methods and procedures.
Knowledge and Abilities
Required competencies, proficiencies, specialized knowledge, technology skills, etc.
- Subject matter expertise and appropriate advanced degree(s)/credential(s) relevant to evaluation content area
- Work experience relevant to evaluation content area
- Strong understanding, acceptance, and adherence to the tenets of competency-basededucation and the split faculty model
- Advanced strength in written and oral communication
- Demonstratedability to discern evidence of competency within student submissions, including unexpected forms of response
- Demonstrated ability to use technology, adapt quickly to new processes, and manage complex cognitive loads
- Demonstrated ability to collaborate with colleagues to ensure validity and reliability of evaluation across multiple raters, including deferring to the guidance of the team, course lead or supervisor/manager.
- Demonstrated ability to properly identify and refer student submissions for escalated care including but not limited to professional communication (i.e., articulation), originality, excellence awards, support in opening student submissions, content assistance, technology support.
- Problem solving skills:Investigates appropriate resources and involves partners when appropriate. Future-oriented. Assesses what will help or hinder achieving goals. Focuses on what is important.
- Interpersonal skills:Deals with others in a considerate, respectful, and unbiased manner. Approaches conflict proactively. Solicits and shares feedback openly. Listens with empathy and maintains composure.
- Accuracy:Draws on facts collected from a broad knowledge of WGU’s goals and processes.
- Adaptability:Corrects behaviors and communication style to meet the needs of a wide range of situations. Tackles obstacles appropriately. Comfortable with ambiguity.
- Reliability:Accountable to others; does what it takes to get the job done. Actions are consistent with words. Follows through on commitments. Exhibits exceptional integrity.
- Attitude:Displays commitment to the organization and to personal growth. Is self-motivated and able to motivate and inspire others. Asserts self appropriately to champion ideas. Tells the truth in a direct and constructive manner.
- Initiative: Self-directs with a strong tendency for action. Leads the way to improve performance or processes. Displays keen interest in students and organization.
Minimum education and/or prior experience qualifications, required certifications, field of study, bilingual, etc.
- Master’s Degree in a field related to Education and/or Math required. Doctorate Degree in a field related to Education and/or Math preferred
- Minimum 3 years of work experience teaching High School (9-12) or Middle School (5-9) Mathematics
- Strong written communication skills
- Problem-solving skills required
- Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suites
- Strong student-focused mentality
This is a part-time work from home position with the following flexible schedule:
- 20-29 hours per week.
- At least 5 days worked each week, includes some weekend and holiday work.
- Minimum 2 hour-long working sessions.
- Specific qualifications or certifications vary by assigned content area and course
Working Conditions – Specific requirements of the job such as travel and the environment in which the job is performed.
This position is located in a home office environment.