Assessment Coordinator

Coventry, West Midlands (GB)
16 Nov 2018
End of advertisement period
31 Dec 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

About Arden University 

Arden University is an independent higher education provider offering a broad range of degrees, masters and MBA programmes by online distance learning and on campus blended learning. Since 1990, we have been giving learners worldwide an opportunity to further their studies in a way that suits their lifestyle. We are proud that with our help, thousands of students realise their goals and make a difference to the world around them. We started as a   family-owned business in 1990 and we still maintain the same professional and caring approach, with high standards in everything we do. In 2011, we became a   subsidiary of the US-based Capella Education Company, but in 2016 our ownership has transferred to Global University Systems, an international network of higher-education institutions, brought together a shared passion for accessible, industry-relevant qualifications. 

In April 2014, after undergoing scrutiny by the QAA, we were awarded Taught Degree-Awarding Powers (TDAP) and began to develop our own degree programmes to meet growing UK and international demand for this affordable, flexible learning model, which we’d previously operated under validation arrangements with University partners. In July 2015 we were granted permission to use University Title and the company was renamed Arden University –   the first new UK online distance learning university since the Open University launched in 1971. 

Approximately 6,500 students in about 150 countries are studying through Arden University and over 90% of them combine work and study. Our students access our study materials through our interactive ilearn platform. Our tutors and support coordinators help deliver this content in an engaging way through tutorials, online forums, live chats and formative feedback

Vacancy: Assessment Coordinator

We are looking for a self-motivated, enthusiastic and forward-thinking Administrator, to join our busy Academic Resources Department.
Working in close partnership with the Online Resources manager and the academic programme teams the post holder is responsible for the project co-ordination and timely delivery of online assessment briefs for both the distance and blended learning courses, to the scheduled assessment periods for the academic year Tasks will include: 

  • Day-to-day communication and liaison with module leaders / PTLs to coordinate production of assessment brief documents 
  • Undertaking quality checks of assessment brief content to organise correction, through MLs / PTLs where required) to ensure accuracy prior to publication 
  • Undertaking a range of administrative task, including confirming fees with MLs / PTLs, raising / managing purchase orders, etc.
  • Effective version control / management of Assessment brief documents 
  • Management and development of storage of assessment brief documents for access by all stakeholders / systems 

Personal Profile
You will be a skilled administrator with proven communication and inter-personal skills with some experience of developing process efficiencies, effective version control, persuasion, influencing, negotiation and occasionally, conflict management. You should be a team player who can work with others to achieve goals, but also able to work using your own initiative. 

You will have strong time management skills and be able to prioritise your workload according to set deadlines, taking ownership for the task/s at hand and able to work under pressure whilst remaining calm.  You will ideally have experience of working within a HE / other educational setting.

The closing date for applications is 30 November 2018. To apply, please send your CV and cover letter to

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