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Data Specialist, Item Bank

at The College Board | Iowa Office (Coralville, IA), National Office (New York, NY) | View all jobs

The College Board, the national educational organization, is conducting a search for a Data Specialist - Item Bank. This position will be based out of New York, NY or Iowa City, IA.

Named by Fast Company as one of the most innovative education companies, the College Board is a mission-focused organization. This job requires a strong focus on improving educational opportunities and outcomes, particularly for disadvantaged students, in the context of a competitive business environment.

POSITION SUMMARY

The Item Bank Data Specialist will work closely with other members of the Item Bank Team to maintain the data integrity of the in-house item bank by following agreed upon processes and to ensure the assigned tasks are completed in a timely manner. This includes, but is not limited to, data entry, edits, and other data processing, imports/exports, generating or processing pre-build reports, quality assurance and quality control. The Item Bank Data Specialist will also perform various maintenance tasks on the item pools as assigned.

The Item Bank Data Specialist will collaborate with other members of the Item Bank Team and staff of other AD&D groups to ensure these tasks are completed in a timely manner.

This position will be responsible, in conjunction with other Item Bank Team members, for the transmission and distribution of secure test materials between AD&D offices and external vendors and consultants. This includes proper delivery, storage, and cataloging.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS/RESPONSIBILITIES

Item Bank Maintenance

  • Import/Export of test materials including graphics, audio/video, text, metadata, statistics, usage history, test maps
  • Provide high-level analysis on system-generated reports intended to ensure system integrity
  • Extract data and generate pre-created reports based on requirements and specifications from other AD&D staff or Item Bank staff
  • Enter or revise content following established processes, such as entering alt text to graphics for disability readers

Quality Control

  • Perform quality checks on work done by other members of the Item Bank Team, such as through data verification, comparison proofing, spot checking, or by using external tools to validate information
  • Review item workflow status for issues and resolve them under the guidance of the Item Bank Directors/Manager
  • Perform other quality checks as directed

Project Coordination

  • Coordinate component work streams of larger projects working directly with senior Item Bank Team staff
  • Communicate (oral and written) on the status of projects to relevant stakeholders as necessary
  • Creates procedural documentation and contributes to overall knowledge management
  • Actively participate and contribute in meetings and group discussions

Secure Materials

  • Collaborate with other AD&D staff to transmit, receive, and distribute secure test materials between external vendors/consultants and internal staff, including distribution of print copies to staff as necessary
  • Collaborate with other members of the Item Bank Team to organize and maintain AD&D secure file locations
  • Coordinate with AD&D staff in other offices to store and distribute secure materials

PRINCIPAL RELATIONSHIPS

Internal Contacts:

  • Item Bank Directors/Managers, other members of the Item Bank Team, and teams across Assessment Design & Development

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

  • A bachelor’s degree or equivalent education.
  • Experience in data and content functions that support deadline-based operational workloads and projects
  • Computer literacy; strong technical skills in using Microsoft Word, and intermediate knowledge of Excel and Access
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills; ability and willingness to communicate via video conferencing
  • Positive and cooperative attitude and strong interpersonal skills
  • Detail oriented/high attention to detail
  • Strong ability to effectively handle multiple tasks simultaneously
  • Strong ability to effectively prioritize tasks with conflicting schedule requirements

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Computer Information Systems, or other information management related areas
  • Experience using and supporting item banking or other content management systems
  • Experience in the educational testing field
  • Strong knowledge and technical skills in using the full suite of Microsoft office applications
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Positive and cooperative attitude and strong interpersonal skills
  • Detail oriented/high attention to detail
  • Strong ability to effectively handle multiple tasks simultaneously
  • Strong ability to effectively prioritize tasks with conflicting schedule requirements and dynamic priorities
  • Create documentation and contribute to overall knowledge management

BENEFITS

We offer our employees an outstanding benefits package which includes 4 weeks of paid time off, a generous retirement savings plan, tuition reimbursement and ongoing professional development and training.

MISSION

The College Board’s mission is to connect students to college success and opportunity. We are a not-for-profit membership organization committed to excellence and equity in education. Among our best-known products are the SAT®, PSAT/NMSQT®, and Advanced Placement Program®.

The College Board is committed to diversity in the workplace and is an Equal Opportunity Employer. The College Board participates in E-Verify, a service of DHS and SSA, where required. Please understand that only qualified applicants will be contacted.