job: director

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Tue Jul 23 14:44:44 CDT 2002


[ed:  this job post includes salary info.]

 Job Description

The Assessment Reform Network (ARN) Director will work closely 
with FairTest's Executive Director to design and implement K-12 
testing reform strategies at the national, state and local levels. 
FairTest is the country's sole national advocacy organization 
focused on eliminating barriers to equity and excellence in public 
education created by the misuse and overuse of standardized 
exams. ARN is a three-year-old, foundation-funded network of 
parent, educator and civil rights individuals and groups working to 
stop testing abuses and promote improved assessment. The 
position is based in Cambridge, MA, but involves moderate 
amounts of nationwide air travel, including some weekends.  

Responsibilities include:  

-         Assist grassroots organizing, coalition building, and public 
education campaigns around the nation, and work to influence 
policymakers.  

-         Help train community representatives to analyze 
assessments and implement reform agendas.  

-         Maintain/expand listservs and website 
(http://www.fairtest.org/arn/arn.htm ).  

-         Research/write fact sheets, action-oriented reports, how-to-
do-it manuals, newsletter articles, and other materials on testing, its 
impact, alternatives, and how to win changes.  

-         Speak to assemblies of activists, educators, and policy-
makers.  

-         Respond to requests for information from journalists, public 
officials, parents and teachers.  

Requirements -         A track-record of accomplishments as a 
strategist/organizer/coalition builder in advocacy campaigns is 
necessary, as are strong writing, public speaking, and interpersonal 
skills.  

-         Knowledge of testing/assessment or related educational 
issues is very valuable.  

-         Experience in developing popular-oriented web-based 
materials is a plus.  

-         Must be able to work productively in both independent and 
collaborative settings.  

Salary and Benefits  

Salary to mid-$40K. Four weeks annual vacation. 100% employer-
paid, individual health care coverage. Excellent sick leave and 
personal days policies.   

To Apply:   

Send cover letter and resume: FairTest, 342 Broadway, Cambridge, 
MA 02139 - no calls, please.  More information about FairTest is 
available at http://www.fairtest.org  

FairTest is an AA/EEO employer actively seeking to diversify its 
staff. 
We encourage people of all backgrounds to apply. 



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