Assessment Design Specialist (Developer)

Monash University
February 19, 2023
Offerd Salary:$103,652 - $119,199
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Assessment Design Specialist (Developer)

Job No.: 647352

Employment Type: Full-time

Duration: Continuing appointment

Location: 750 Collins Street, Docklands

Remuneration: PS06 $103,652 - $119,199 (plus 17% employer superannuation)

  • Based at our brand-new contemporary Docklands campus with modern facilities
  • Make a real impact on assessment design and student learning
  • Take your career in exciting, rewarding directions
  • About Us

    Monash College is the preferred pathway to Monash University for international students. We are leaders in pre-university education. People are at the heart of what we do at Monash College and are critical to our mission of transforming lives as student's transition to Monash University and employment.

    We are passionate about creating the best learning environment for our students. Our Learning Design and Digital Innovation team supports our College by delivering contemporary curricula and assessment development and learning innovation through its renowned pre-university teaching programs to enable student progress to academic study at Monash University.

    We have a strong commitment to authentic collaboration and co-design which is highly focused on student centred learning, contemporary assessment experiences and growth. We enjoy building connections with our colleagues, supporting people on their learning journey, and trying new things through experimenting.

    About the Role

    We have an exciting opportunity for a well-established Assessment Design Specialist with a technical developer focus, who has expertise in STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) and can work broadly across all disciplines. You will be making recommendations and implementing strategies for new technologies and assessment designs for the College's suite of programs. These designs include developing online and electronic assessments items across our broad range of pre-bachelor programs.

    You will see yourself working collaboratively with a team of curriculum and digital learning specialists in the implementation of key initiatives within the Assessment, Digital Learning, and Learning Analytics Framework and supporting key decisions across the organisation's teaching and learning activities.

    You will develop, design, program, and embed assessments and supporting materials based on the understanding, articulation and implementation of best practice. You will be the trusted expert and will provide advice to various stakeholders. You'll also be involved in upcoming innovative projects where you can directly influence positive outcomes for our students and the College.

    The position requires a robust understanding of assessment, educational technology, mathematics and programming/scripting for the creation of assessment items. You will be utilising data-driven assessment review, analysis and insights, and will be expected to support and execute a range of internal and external validation and benchmarking activities.

    You may find out more about the role by accessing the position description here.

    About You

    You will either have experience in course writing and developing curriculum and assessment in STEM areas with an interest in developing your software developer skills or you will be an experienced developer with a keen interest in pursuing a career in education assessment.

    You will have well developed knowledge (or the ability to quickly obtain) of assessment theories, methods and practices and be able to apply these to assessment and feedback design, development and review. You will have expertise in writing rubrics and writing, vetting and moderating assessment in ways that optimise assessment quality and student performance, experience and engagement.

    You will be a natural problem-solver and have a keen interest in designing quality assessments and continuously improving assessment related activities through innovative methods.

    You will enjoy building genuine relationships with your stakeholders, teachers and students to co-design assessment and disseminate contemporary assessment practices.

    You will have excellent judgement, strong analytical, problem-solving, prioritisation and planning skills with the ability to work confidently both independently and as part of a team.

    Skills and Experience:

  • Postgraduate tertiary qualification in STEM and/or Education (or equivalent qualifications); or equivalent experience.
  • Current knowledge of assessment design and delivery practices from a global perspective within the tertiary education sector.
  • Aptitude for technology enhanced assessment, including e-Exams and the development of exam banks.
  • To Apply

    If this sounds like the next role for you, please click APPLY and submit your CV and a cover letter outlining why you're applying for our role and what you can bring to our team.

    We are actively filling this opportunity and will commence reviewing and shortlisting applications immediately. Please do not delay in applying if you're interested in this opportunity with us!

    We pride ourselves on enabling a flexible and inclusive working environment. Should you require any specific support or adjustments throughout the recruitment process and beyond, please advise us and we'll be happy to assist.

    In accordance with our commitment to the safety and wellbeing and rights of children and young people, all employees must hold a valid Working with Children Check (or VIT registration) at all times.


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    Closing Date

    Monday 19 February 2023, 12:00am AEDT

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