Ross Institute is creating a series of innovative, interactive online courses for educators. We are seeking a consultant for the role of Educational Online Content Assessment / Exam Writer, for approximately 3-4 months, part-time, 20-25 hours a week.
About the Organization
Located in New York City and East Hampton, NY, Ross Institute for Advanced Study in Innovation and Education was founded in 1996 by Courtney Sale Ross with the goal of providing all children with the skills, values and sensibilities to succeed in our new global society. Operating as a nexus for scholars, Ross Institute is dedicated to developing solutions to the challenges of the 21st century through applied research, training, modeling and dissemination. As part of its custom educational platform, the Ross Learning System, Ross Institute is developing a series of innovative online courses and a Teaching Certification. With Ross School in East Hampton, NY serving as the lab school, Ross Institute offers consulting to municipalities, school districts and individual schools across the globe interested in adapting the Ross Model. Reference spiral.rosslearningsystem.org
Developing adaptive assessment exams for online professional courses, for adult learners
Developing a graduate level teacher certification adaptive exam for online consumption by adult learners
Writing quizzes to check understanding of complex content
Writing content for online activities like scenarios, simulations and decision trees, educational gaming and drag and drop matching, for adult learners.
Qualifications and Expectations
Master’s Degree from an accredited college or university in technical writing, professional writing, publishing, linguistics or journalism
Minimum of 3-5 years experience writing online educational and psychometric assessment and online content for undergraduate or graduate level courses addressing cultural history
Ability to determine how to create educational and psychometric assessment of complex content and terminology, based upon standards of educational pedagogy and curriculum writing
Experience writing adaptive, psychometric educational assessment for adult learners
Basic understanding of coding logic
Ability to manage multiple projects and meet short and fast deadlines, while providing a high-quality writing product
Writer can work remotely from their home office, from RLS NY office or from East Hampton, NY office with occasional meetings at the Ross Institute in East Hampton, NY
How to Apply
Please submit resume, cover letter and writing samples. Samples should include educational assessment exams, one sample of content writing for simulations or scenario-based activities and other educational content in PDF format. Email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Telecommuting is allowed.
Additional Salary Information: Salary is competitive and commensurate with experience. Ross School is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
Ross School’s mission is to change the way education meets the future; to foster interdisciplinary, integrated thinking and innovative leadership; to engage fully in the global community; and to facilitate lifelong learning. Ross School was founded in 1991 by Courtney Ross and Steven J. Ross. They recognized that preparing students to meet the challenges of the 21st century requires new paradigms ...to transform education. Aided by the research of educational pioneers and leading thinkers, they expanded upon some of the best practices in K–12 education, combining them with the notion that leadership in an increasingly connected and rapidly changing world demands a global perspective and an openness to technology and innovation.
Located on two campuses in East Hampton and Bridgehampton, New York, Ross School serves 520 students pre-nursery to grade 12. Beginning in grade 7, the school hosts a growing number of domestic and international boarding students on the Upper School campus. The nonprofit Ross Institute, founded by Courtney Sale Ross in 1996, promotes understanding of globalization’s implications for precollegiate education and develops and provides curriculum resources and mentoring to schools around the world interested in adopting the Ross model. Ross School operates as Ross Institute’s lab school. www.ross.org
Positions for boarding house parents who live in boarding houses and supervise students are also available and may be combined with any position.