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Working at Aquifer

  • Work at the forefront of healthcare education with the nation’s leading medical educators
  • Collaborative, friendly, and innovative team
  • Salary and benefits competitive in the Upper Valley region
  • Flexible work environment

Working in the Upper Valley

Aquifer is located in Lebanon, New Hampshire in the scenic Upper Valley region – across the street from Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center, next door to Hanover and Dartmouth College, and across the river from Vermont. The area offers a friendly, safe lifestyle where people support and care about each other.

New England’s best hiking, skiing, and other spectacular outdoor adventures are just around the corner. The Upper Valley has an active arts and entertainment scene, terrific museums, convenient shopping, great schools, and convenient travel to Boston and New York.

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Job Openings

Assessment Manager

Aquifer, a non-profit organization dedicated to delivering the best health care education, is seeking an Assessment Manager to join our team with responsibility for the quality, operational, and curricular implementation of all Aquifer online student assessments. Our ideal candidate will come from a higher education academic setting, with experience working collaboratively with colleagues, faculty, educators, students, and other professionals across the healthcare education continuum. Reporting to the Director of Assessment Operations, this position assures excellence in student learning by implementing a high-quality assessment program for the health professions that focuses on proven learning outcomes.

Aquifer

Aquifer is dedicated to delivering the best health care education through collaborative development and research into innovative, high-impact virtual teaching and learning methods. We offer virtual patient cases designed by the nation’s leading medical educators to help students in their third year of medical school acquire much-needed critical reasoning, diagnostic, and communication skills. In use at 95% of all US allopathic medical schools, each year more than 40,000 students take Aquifer courses and complete over 1,000,000 virtual learning cases.  The Aquifer team is committed to the mission of transforming healthcare education and learning.  

Responsibilities

  • As a member of the Academic Assessment Team you will:
    • Support the Director of Assessment Operations and our academic consortium educators to advance Aquifer’s pedagogical vision and strategic goals.
    • Work with the Director to manage resources and spending consistent with Aquifer’s mission.
    • Work with the Director to facilitate internal communication within our academic consortium for all matters related to Aquifer’s assessment programs.
    • Support the onboarding of academic consortium assessment leads and others as needed.
    • Serve as a resource to staff and Aquifer medical educators as requested in learning and assessment design as needed.
  • You will work with Aquifer staff and independently to contribute to Aquifer’s assessment development and maintenance:
    • Implement and streamline all aspects of Aquifer’s assessment development and maintenance processes and projects, including question editing to ensure accurate clinical content, curricular assessment consistency, and question validity and reliability.
    • Develop, validate and maintain course formative and summative assessment tools in a manner that optimizes both pedagogical quality and operational efficiency. Conduct statistical analysis and interpret results for course validation. Work with psychometric and other assessment consultants as needed to ensure valid and reliable assessment tools for the evaluation of learner performance.
    • Collaborate with the Director to prioritize and approve the workflow of the academic consortium members in their work related to assessment; keep leadership apprised of the status of key initiatives and projects across the consortium.
    • Create a dashboard and monitor the relevant metrics and key performance indicators for exam delivery, ensure scoring accuracy and reporting efficiency, oversee item security and identification of student test-taking irregularities, and ensure regulatory compliance with FERPA and ADA.
    • Act as project manager when needed on specific assessment  initiatives.
  • Work with the Director and academic consortium members on conceptualization, development, and implementation of new online assessments.
    • Create business requirements, test new software development, validate new assessment tools, and ensure scoring accuracy.
    • Psychometric and content item validation.
    • Design pilot testing and interact with participants.
    • Interface with the software development team.
    • Promote acknowledgement of scholarly contributions of assessment authors/reviewers.

Qualifications

  • Commitment to the mission of transforming healthcare education and learning.
  • Excellent communication and collaboration skills and high levels of social intelligence, with a strong stakeholder and learner orientation.
  • Able to lead, manage, and/or implement collaborative execution of complex projects and an ability to complete assignments in a timely fashion with attention to detail and high quality.
  • Familiarity of current literature and research in assessment and learning design and practice.
  • Ability to partner with subject matter experts and learning professionals around course design and faculty development.
  • Ability to manage highly confidential and sensitive information and data.
  • Legally able to work in the US.

Experience

  • Relevant advanced degree from an accredited institution.
  • Minimum 5 years academic operational experience in an office of healthcare or higher education working effectively with academic health care educators, students and support staff.
  • Experience with regulatory compliance including FERPA and ADA.
  • Experience in overseeing the development, implementation and maintenance of activities that focus on validated formative assessment of student learning and learning outcomes.
  • Experience with online teaching and assessment methods strongly preferred.
  • Experience with statistical, database and analytics software strongly preferred.

The Work Environment

Aquifer is located in Lebanon, New Hampshire in the scenic Upper Valley region – across the street from Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center, next door to Hanover and Dartmouth College, and across the river from Vermont. The area offers a friendly, safe lifestyle where people support and care about each other.
New England’s best hiking, skiing, and other spectacular outdoor adventures are just around the corner. The Upper Valley has an active arts and entertainment scene, terrific museums, convenient shopping, great schools, and convenient travel to Boston and New York.

Aquifer strongly values diversity and the inclusion of people from a wide range of backgrounds and experience, recognizing that such diversity will enrich our culture and is likely to strengthen our ability to fulfill our organization’s mission.  

This position will generally work in an office environment with substantial time spent in front of a computer screen and interacting with staff, both on site and virtually. The ability to work remotely in this position will be limited. Some local and longer distance travel by car and plane may be necessary to fulfill the responsibilities of this position. This position will require the physical and mental ability to work independently and to interact successfully with a wide range of employees, contractors, and advisors. Aquifer staff share a common philosophy which we demonstrate by being professional, team players, action oriented, transparent, honest, resilient, patient and unflappable.

To Apply:

Please submit a cover letter and resume/c.v. via email to [email protected].