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Assessor and Training Specialist-(COC)-Full-time

Company: National Louis University
Location: Chicago
Posted on: January 27, 2023

Job Description:

Position TitleAssessor and Training Specialist-(COC)-Full-time
Who we areNational Louis is a 130+ year old university that has been grounded in the values of innovation, access, and excellence from its inception. As an institution we believe in providing access to educational opportunity and that education is our greatest lever for social and economic mobility. We are a student focused community that is committed to continuous improvement and asks how do we become more "student ready" so that we may better serve our students. We believe that through education we are able to empower change and build healthy communities. Our community works hard in the service of students and supports one another like a family.
What we offerAt National Louis University we offer our employees an innovative environment to work together and inspire the ideas that will make an impact. As our external environment changes, our employees are provided the opportunities and tools needed to grow both personally and professionally to remain successful. NLU employees and dependents are offered a wide range of benefits, including but not limited to, Health Insurance benefits, Retirement benefits, Paid Time Off and Educational Benefits.
CampusChicago IL -18 S. Michigan Ave

Position StatusRegular-(permanent) Position


What you will doJob Summary:
Responsible for providing onsite assessment for City of Chicago early childhood programs, conducting inter-reliability assessments, and writing accurate reports.

OutcomesEssential Responsibilities:


  • Provides on-site evaluation of City of Chicago early childhood programs using the Classroom Assessment Scoring System and Early Childhood Environment Rating Scales.
  • Prepares and submits evaluation reports according to the required time frame and criteria.
  • Participates in inter-rater reliability training for all required evaluation tools, writes related reports, and maintains required level of reliability.
  • Attends all staff, assessment team, and supervision meetings.
  • Provides support for other McCormick Center duties as assigned.

    Experience, Skills and Competencies:

    • Dependability: Makes and fulfills commitments. Has established a pattern of working independently, meeting reasonable deadlines, and accepting responsibility for his or her actions. Willingly makes promises and fully intends to keep them. Arrives at work on time and ready to contribute. Shows up for meetings well-prepared.
    • Flexibility: Adjusts quickly and effectively to changing conditions and demands. Discusses change as a necessary and inevitable aspect of organizational life as well as an opportunity to learn new things. Has a similar view and approach to potentially stressful situations. Invests personal energy toward accepting and adapting to change that others use toward resisting or resenting it.
    • Productivity: Has established a track record of producing work that is highly accurate, demonstrates attention to detail and reflects well on the organization. Is personally committed to high quality work and encourages others to have similar standards.
    • Quality of work: Has established a track record of producing work that is highly accurate, demonstrates attention to detail and reflects well on the organization. Is personally committed to high quality work and encourages others to have similar standards.
    • Time Management: Prioritizes tasks and manages time to ensure that deadlines are met. Plans his or her time and sticks to those plans. Prevents or manages interruptions until the highest priority tasks are accomplished.
    • Detail Orientation/Quality Focus: Has established a track record of producing work that is highly accurate, demonstrates attention to detail and reflects well on the organization. Is personally committed to high quality work and encourages others to have similar standards.
    • Ethics, Integrity, Values: Demonstrates an unwavering commitment to do what is ethically "right". Consistently tells the truth unless doing so would violate confidentiality or compromise the safety or privacy rights of students or others. Behaves in the manner fully consistent with stated intentions and commitments, even when there is no one to witness.
    • Communicates effectively and appropriately: Uses good judgement as to what to communicate to whom as well as the best way to get the accomplished. Speaks in a clear and credible manner selecting the right tone for the situation and audience. Listens to others and allows them to make their point.


      Your CompetenciesExperience:

      • Bachelor's Degree in early Childhood Education or related field; Master's Degree strongly preferred.
      • Three-five (3-5) years teaching or administrative experience in the field of early childhood education.
      • One-three (1-3) years high level of prior leadership experience and skill.
      • One-three (1-3) high level of reliability on observation tools.
      • One-three (1-3) willingness to travel throughout the City of Chicago.
      • One-three (1-3) willingness to attend ongoing training to obtain and retain reliability in assessment tools.
      • One-three years prior experience in early childhood assessment preferred.
      • Spanish Speaking preferred.
      • Prior experience with early childhood evaluation tools, including the Classroom Assessment Scoring System or Early Childhood Environment Rating Scales preferred.

        NLU Inclusion Statement:
        National Louis University is deeply committed to serving its community, advancing access and equity, and ensuring that all individuals are welcomed and valued. We are dedicated to fostering a culture where diversity, equity, and inclusion remain at the core of who we are. These are more than just words to us: they are truly a way of life for the NLU community. We recognize that differences in abilities, age, ethnicity, gender (identity and expression), race, religion, sexual orientation, socio-economic status, and background bring richness to our work environment. We affirm diverse perspectives, innovative contributions, and authentic presentations of self from every member within the NLU community. We believe inclusion is grounded in the actions we intentionally take each day. Our goal is to inspire and empower NLU employees and community members to cultivate an environment where we collectively focus on uplifting and advancing our institutional culture.

Keywords: National Louis University, Chicago , Assessor and Training Specialist-(COC)-Full-time, Other , Chicago, Illinois

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