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WestEd Position Announcement

Position Title: Proofreader/Program Assistant
Program: Standards, Assessment, and Accountability Services
Hourly Rate: $ 24.00
Location: San Francisco, CA
Position No: 5272

WestEd — a nonpartisan, nonprofit research, development, and service agency — works with education and other communities throughout the United States and abroad to promote excellence, achieve equity, and improve learning for children, youth, and adults. WestEd has more than a dozen offices nationwide, from Massachusetts, Vermont, and Georgia, to Illinois, Arizona, and California, with headquarters in San Francisco.

Position Description

Program or Department Profile:
Focused on ensuring that assessment systems are valid, fair, and aligned with rigorous standards, WestEd’s Standards, Assessment, and Accountability Services (SAAS) program provides states and education entities with policy guidance and technical assistance on building effective, aligned school, district, and educator accountability systems.

SAAS develops assessments for both general education and special populations; provides technical assistance on complex assessment and accountability issues, including tools to build assessment literacy; and conducts alignment studies and standards reviews.

The national Center on Standards & Assessment Implementation, housed in and co-directed by SAAS with the National Center for Research on Evaluation, Standards, & Student Testing (CRESST), supports states’ transition to new standards and assessments for college and career readiness, through research- and evidence-based technical assistance.

Brief Position Description:
Proofreaders will work directly with WestEd’s Standards, Assessment, and Accountability Services (SAAS) program staff to proofread test forms and related materials used in statewide assessments as well as research and development products. Edit verification, track changes edit entry, and other such tasks involved in the quality control process may also be required.


Scope of Work:
Proofreading test forms and related materials for elementary, middle, and high school assessments across diverse subject areas (i.e., reading/language arts, math, science, social studies, arts and humanities, physical education, health, consumerism, and vocational studies).

Note: This is a San Francisco office based position, full time. It is temporary with a possible conversion to regular at a later date, depending on the longevity of the associated contract(s).

Qualifications


Candidates must have demonstrable proofreading experience and must be able to work with high levels of concentration and accuracy under real timelines.

Strong proofreading skills.

Ability to manage multiple tasks/priorities and work as a team member.

Command of Microsoft Word and track changes, ability to work in online spaces, and ability to adapt to technology quickly.

Bachelor's degree in English or related field desired.

An excellent grasp of the English language is required as well as the ability to research and find information via the World Wide Web and other sources.

Familiarity with test development process helpful.

All qualifying applicants will be asked to come to the SF office and take our ASDS proofreading test. Candidate must be able to pass the SAAS proofreading test with a 90% or higher score.

Note: This is a San Francisco office based position, full time. It is temporary with a possible conversion to full time at a later date, depending on the longevity of the associated contract(s).




Application Process

We invite you to Apply for this Position.

If you are an individual with a disability and need an accommodation to complete the online application process, please call 415.615.3131. Please leave a message and a member of our Human Resources team will return your call within three business days. Alternatively, you may send an email to hr-help@wested.org with "Applicant Accommodation" in the subject line of the email. Please note that this phone number and email are only for those individuals with a disability who would like to request an accommodation to apply for a job. If you are not an individual with a disability and have a question or comment, please email recruitingassistance@wested.org.

Human Resources
WestEd
730 Harrison Street
San Francisco, CA 94107
http://www.WestEd.org

WestEd is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or veterans’ status or other status protected by applicable law.