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Education Consultant II

Job Description

Posting Number


Internal Recruitment


Working Title

Education Consultant II

Anticipated Hiring Range

$57,000 to $60,000

Work Schedule

M-F 8-5 some nights and weekends

Job Location

Raleigh, NC


Urban Affairs & Community Services

About the Department

Founded in 1966, the Center for Urban Affairs and Community Services (CUACS) extends the educational research capabilities of North Carolina State University (NCSU) to governmental and community agencies. The Center operates under a mandate to provide research and technical assistance to state and local government as well as to the faculty and staff of NCSU. As part of the Center’s work with the state government, a new program Technical Outreach to Public Schools (TOPS) was established to support functions critical to public education K-12. NCSU will collaborate in areas of mutual interest with the North Carolina Dept. of Public Instruction (NCDPI) to support public schools on educational areas of high priority. Specifically, NCSU will work with NCDPI in applying research and development skills to major educational and technological issues and by providing product and quality control support to the measurement of educational performance in the state’s 115 local school systems. Tops will: 1) provide research, technical, and training assistance in carrying out assessments on a statewide basis; 2) develop tests and provide support for technological improvements for data-driven decision-making; 3) conduct needs assessment and research studies in priority areas of mutual interest. These work activities are highly sensitive and confidential and are technically complex.

Essential Job Duties

The Educational Consultant II will provide curriculum expertise in coordination and implementation. This position will serve as Mathematics content specialist/curriculum expert in the development, review, revision, evaluation of multiple choices, performance, and other assessment type test items in the development of statewide assessment and in the creation of related scoring rubrics/training materials for grades 3-5 Mathematics.

Primary task is production of polished final assessment/test items for statewide assessments of common core standards. Some positions required to conduct client training including how to create and review assessment items and how to use assessment data in instruction.

The position will work with a team to generate accurate and informative training materials. Conduct professional training following guidelines and protocol set by the program manager. Some travel required, occasional weekend and evening work due to delivery deadlines. Office environment with over half of the work involves viewing printed material and using computers. Knowledge of copyrights procedures/rules for work with various selections selected for assessment purposes.

Primary duties include, but are not limited to the following:
  • Develop, revise, and evaluate assessment items and test forms for the 3-5 Mathematics content area.
    • Will develop, revise, and evaluate multiple-choice and extended response test items and forms for Mathematics (including alternate assessments) and assist in guiding advisory groups in this process.
    • Will work with others to ensure that items are aligned with curriculum (Common Core State Standards).
    • Will coordinate and work with contractor(s) to locate appropriate Mathematics passages.
    • Will also coordinate and work with contractor(s) to develop sound assessment/test items that meet NCDPI specified criteria. Will produce polished and final test forms and items.
    • Will monitor item pools and assignment of item writing contracts using the online item writing system.
  • Create and prepare training materials for sessions with advisory committees, teachers, and other professionals and maintain information used in online item writing systems for assigned content areas.
    • Will assist in developing and preparing training materials for Mathematics, including alternate assessments.
    • Will lead in direct creation or selection and location of contractors to prepare materials linking curriculum instruction and assessment.
    • Will work cooperatively with the supervisor and content lead to make decisions concerning selection of appropriate training materials.
    • Will help arrange and prepare media programs that disseminate information to the public related to the testing program as requested.
    • Create training materials for use in online item writing systems including development of writing prompts, development of Mathematics multiple-choice, extended response, and performance items.
    • Assist in developing and preparing training materials for the distributive scored performance tests as needed including creation of score reports and training and guide sets. This includes creation and/or review of materials related to the online writing assessment system (training and guide sets, rubrics, prompts, and scoring materials).
  • Assist with special test development projects as necessary.
    • Will assist other test development staff with various projects on an as-needed and as-available basis. This includes creation and/or review of materials related to online writing assessment systems (training and guide sets, rubrics, prompts, and scoring materials) and the development of assessments for non-tested areas and for formative assessments; and creating assessment prototypes used to guide and inform instruction.

Minimum Education and Experience

Master’s Degree in Education, Special Education, Instructional Design, Educational Technology, Educational Media, or Related Discipline with coursework in Curriculum Development or Learning Theory; or a Bachelor’s degree in the assigned discipline and two years of experience in teaching, educational testing, or instructional design and curriculum development; or an equivalent combination of training and experience.

All degrees must be received from appropriately accredited institutions.

Other Required Qualifications

  • Ability to use word, excel, PowerPoint, access and use internet online applications and search engines.
  • Ability to manage and analyze test data.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Master’s degree with concentration in assigned (Math) subject area.

Required License(s) or Certification(s)


Valid NC Driver's License required


Commercial Driver's License required


Job Open Date


Anticipated Close Date

Open until filled

Special Instructions to Applicants

Please include a cover letter, resume and contact information for at least three professional references with your application.

Position Number


Position Type

EHRA Non-Faculty

Full Time Equivalent (FTE) (1.0 = 40 hours/week)



12 Month Recurring

Mandatory Designation - Adverse Weather

Non Mandatory - Adverse Weather

Mandatory Designation - Emergency Events

Non Mandatory - Emergency Event

Department ID

094001 - Urban Affairs & Community Serv


NC State University is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, gender identity, age, sexual orientation, genetic information, status as an individual with a disability, or status as a protected veteran. Individuals with disabilities requiring disability-related accommodations in the application and interview process are welcome to contact 919-515-3148 to speak with a representative at the Office of Institutional Equity and Diversity.

If you have general questions about the application process, you may contact Human Resources at (919) 515-2135 or

Final candidates are subject to criminal & sex offender background checks. Some vacancies also require credit or motor vehicle checks. Degree(s) must be obtained prior to start date in order to meet qualifications and receive credit.

NC State University participates in E-Verify. Federal law requires all employers to verify the identity and employment eligibility of all persons hired to work in the United States.

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