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Director of Learner Assessment, Woodrow Wilson Teaching and Learning Lab (BOSTON BASED)

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Reporting initially to the Executive Director and serving as a key member of the Teaching and Learning Lab team (see description below), the Director of Learner Assessment will be based in Boston and lead the effort to define, develop, and refine the performance tasks and other assessments for the teacher and school leader preparation programs. The DLA will collaborate closely with the Executive Director, Chief Learning Officer, Director of Curriculum Development, and a team of STEM Product Managers to ensure the coherent interplay between assessment resources and the competencies learners will be expected to demonstrate as well as the curriculum resources they will access to develop their competencies. The Director will also lead the initial and exit assessment of TLL candidates.


The Director’s responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  1. establishing the TLL learner assessment methodology and the balance of techniques by which candidates will be evaluated upon enrollment, during their participation in the program and in order to graduate;
  2. leading the development of the performance tasks, tests and other assessment tools and techniques) that will be used to evaluate candidates in the TLL against the generic (non-disciplinary) competencies they must master to successfully complete their graduate teacher preparation program;
  3. guiding STEM Product Managers in the development of the specific performance tasks, tests and other assessment tools and techniques that will be used to evaluate candidates in the TLL against the disciplinary competencies they must master to successfully complete their graduate teacher preparation program;
  4. overseeing the correlation and tagging of all digital curriculum resources to relevant program competencies to enable program participants to identify the relevant resources they will access as part of their personalized learning plan;
  5. helping articulate the overarching TLL program design (learner experience);
  6. contributing to the design and development of professional learning curriculum plan/resources/assessments for cooperating teachers, mentors, and faculty advisers to ensure learner-facing staff have a shared conception of the TLL mission/vision and develop their capacity to effectively support TLL candidates;
  7. leading the on-going evaluation of the effectiveness of the assessment and other program resources and help to fine-tune as necessary;
  8. leading and overseeing initial and final learner assessment with support from program mentors.

Professional Requirements

M.Ed or Ed.D. in teacher education; 10+ years experience in performance assessment of adult learners; knowledge of K-12 education reform landscape (Common Core, NGSS Standards); familiarity with new models of K-12 and adult learning including competency-based and personalized learning; strong managerial skills. Other comptencies: innovative thinker/problem-solver, collaborative; flexible; entrepreneurial.

To apply, please send résumé and cover letter with salary expectations to Hatton@woodrow.org and reference “TLL Director of Learner Assessment” in the subject line.

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Program Assistant for Recruitment and Admission, Woodrow Wilson Teaching Fellowships

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The Woodrow Wilson Teaching Fellowship Program recruits and selects strong prospective math and science teachers who enroll in master’s level teacher preparation programs at participating universities in the Midwest, South, and Northeast.

Reporting to the Program Director and serving as a member of the Teaching Fellowships (TF) team, the Program Assistant will be responsible for:

  • Managing recruitment to assist in achieving TF enrollment goals, working closely and collaboratively with other team members.
  • Identifying, developing, and implementing recruitment and enrollment/retention strategies of high-caliber STEM candidates throughout the target regions for the Teaching Fellowships program.
  • Planning and conducting information sessions, webinars and other special projects to attract interested candidates.
  • Developing recruiting travel schedule targeting STEM-related graduate school fairs, career forums, professional conferences, and other relevant recruiting events. Some travel required to the Midwest, South and Northeast.
  • Planning and executing special projects for recruitment/enrollment purposes, i.e. phone-a-thons.
  • Advising prospective candidates of admission requirements, application process and program commitments.
  • Providing follow-up to candidates via phone, letters, and email.
  • Reviewing admission applications, evaluating credentials, and participating in candidate selection.
  • Completing routine reports related to recruitment, applications, and admissions projections.
  • Evaluating and tracking marketing and recruitment plan effectiveness, assessing outcomes, and developing improved programming to achieve enrollment targets, complete analyses for marketing and recruitment strategies.
  • Working with team and Director of Marketing to design and develop marketing materials.


  • Strong upbeat personality, outstanding work ethic, flexibility, strong organizational skills, and superb attention to detail are critical to this role.
  • 3 years of admissions/recruitment, sales/ marketing experience a plus.
  • Demonstrated ability to work with a wide range of people.
  • Demonstrated ability to efficiently and effectively solve problems and initiate and implement projects independently.
  • Skill in effective communication and public presentations.
  • Knowledge of CRM and Microsoft environments, including Word, Access, Excel.
  • Ability to represent the Teaching Fellowship in a professional manner.
  • Bachelor’s degree required.

Salary and benefits commensurate with experience. To apply, please send résumé, cover letter and salary requirements to opportunities@woodrow.org, with ‘Program Assistant for Recruitment and Admission’ in the subject line.

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An Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer

The Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Title IX employer. The Foundation is committed to a policy of non-discrimination and equal opportunity for all employees and qualified applicants, without regard to race, color, religious creed, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender, disability, or status as a Vietnam-era veteran.

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