American Institutes for Research

  • Education Assessment: Project Coordinator

    Job Location US-DC
    Job ID
    Job Location
    United States
    Project Management
  • Overview

    Do you want to be a part of something innovative and cutting edge? If your answer is yes, then join our team of project managers, designers, and software specialists that are smart, creative and excited about the impact they are making on students’ education around the nation. American Institutes for Research (“AIR”) Assessment provides assessment services and technical assistance to school systems nationwide.

    We are currently seeking a Project Coordinator to join our team in Washington, DC.


    The Project Coordinator will support assessment projects for students with significant cognitive disabilities across a variety of state assessment programs.
    • Working with project management to ensure all deliverables are developed, edited and delivered within project deadlines and established standards; including, but not limited to:
    - creating and maintaining project calendars.
    - maintaining and distributing agendas, issues logs/tracking documents, and other project management artifacts
    - taking official meeting minutes
    - Coordinating logistics for meetings, conferences, cross-program initiatives, and training sessions
    - Providing information to client and respond to client requests within area of responsibility
    • Conducting quality control of print and online test materials, including verification of test booklet content and layout.
    • Developing help documents, FAQs, system administration manuals, and other support materials for educators, and ensure their timely delivery.
    • Becoming the information expert on the online testing system’s functionality and features.
    • Conducting and coordinating user acceptance testing to include preparing initial communications, organizing feedback, and tracking resolution.
    • Monitoring subcontractor deadlines and providing quality assurance of all subcontractor deliverables
    • Liaising with the Help Desk and subcontractors to coordinate responses to state education and school officials.


    • Bachelor’s degree required; additional education preferred
    • PMP Certification preferred
    • Experience working in the educational community preferred
    • Ability to work additional hours to meet client deliverables is required
    • Acute attention to detail is required
    • Proofreading experience is required
    • High level of organization and the ability to manage and prioritize several tasks/projects simultaneously is required.
    • Excellent technical and analytical/problem solving skills.
    • Ability to work independently on detailed assignments
    • Demonstrated ability to collaborate and work in a team environment.
    • Strong oral and written communication skills.
    • Positive attitude and a strong customer service focus.
    • Motivated and demonstrates initiative.
    • Flexibility and ability to consistently meet deadlines
    • Ability to travel (10-20% of the time)
    • Experience with MS Office applications

    AIR Assessment is one of America’s leading K -12 educational assessment entities, currently holding prime contracts for educational testing and scoring in many states. AIR Assessment is a national leader in computer based adaptive assessments; a market that is rapidly growing. We focus on providing our clients with customized assessments that not only measure student achievement against state standards, but also provide meaningful score reports that can help students, parents, and educators address any areas of student weakness. Our environment is fast-paced and requires people at all levels who are willing to roll up their sleeves to get the work done on time while maintaining high quality. As a part of AIR, a not-for-profit organization, we are more than 1,900 people working to improve lives in communities domestically and around the world. Our mission calls for us to turn the best research into practice, which we do in every arena in which we work.


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