Academic Program Administrator

Baltimore, Maryland
17 Jan 2019
End of advertisement period
16 Feb 2019
Contract Type

Academic Program Administrator

​​​​​Role/Level/Range: ACRP/03/MC
Starting Salary Range: $44,748 to $ 61,610 per year
Employee group: Full Time
Schedule: Monday through Friday
Exempt Status: Exempt ​​​​​​​
Location: 01-MD:Homewood Campus
Department name: 60006078-Educational Policy Institute
Personnel area: School of Education

General Summary/Purpose: 
This position provides support for the Institute’s Knowledge Map project.
The Knowledge-Mapping Initiative (“Initiative”) is a unique resource the Institute has developed through which to analyze English Language Arts curricula and to undertake long-term national research. This position is currently a one-year, full time position at 100% FTE.

Specific Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Undertakes K-5 Mapping as the Lead Expert (75%)
  • Applies the Knowledge Mapping rubrics, teaching experience, and literary knowledge to evaluate K-5 ELA curricula
  • First element of the rubric: evaluating each text, video, or piece of art according to its appropriate domain, topic, and subtopics
  • Map every item in the designated grades on three initial dimensions, at different grain sizes of coverage. For example, the poem I, Too by Langston Hughes would be categorized as:

Domains: American Literature; Politics; U.S. History after 1865
Topics: Harlem Renaissance; Discrimination; Patriotism
Subtopics: Langston Hughes, African-American identity

  • The second element of the rubric is quality (18 possible points for fiction, 9 for nonfiction)
  • Ensures that all reviews are timely and accurately posted in the Institute’s dedicated database
  • Supports the Institute’s Knowledge-Mapping Initiative (25%)
  • Serves as a key point of contact for the Initiative, alongside the Administrative Coordinator
  • Organizes all trainings for experts and leads or co-leads the K-5 trainings
  • Helps to evaluate the resumes of potential experts and assigns each curriculum, by grade-level, to each expert reviewer
  • Uploads key information about each text prior to review
  • Ensures that the experts’ materials are reviewed in a timely fashion, results are uploaded into the database, and the project timelines are met
  • Assesses K-5 experts’ reviews and supports the 6-12 review process as needed

Minimum Qualifications (Mandatory):

  • BA/BS degree, preferably in a liberal arts subject.
  • Three years progressively responsible experience in program administration in an academic environment.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • MA/MS degree with a concentration in children’s literacy.
  • Five years experience of teaching literacy or of serving as a children’s-book librarian.

Special Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Extensive experience with K-5 ELA curriculum (design or pedagogy or both).
  • Knowledge of high-quality children’s literature; knowledge of early-reading skills such as phonics and common spelling patterns.
  • Modest experience of designing scope and sequence for elementary ELA.
  • Must be highly accurate, organized and highly detail-oriented (meticulous).
  • Proven track record of initiative and follow-through.
  • Must be highly collaborative, able to delegate, and able to work with a diverse population.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Intermediate MS Excel skills.

Supervisory Responsibility: 

Will supervise freelance specialists – currently there are 12
The successful candidate(s) for this position will be subject to a pre-employment background check.

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