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Establishes systems for maintaining long-term financial health of the organization that include standard procedures that are traceable, transparent, defensible, and consistent with UC and industry best practices. Independently conducts complex financial analyses and modeling, including competing models analysis necessary for planning future financial structures that allow the organization to thrive long-term. Independently, presents budget and financial information to Executive staff and Consortium members. Reports to the Executive Operating Officer; providing recommendations for future financial models, risks, forecasting, and business development cost/benefit modeling. Creates cost models for work products (e.g., the cost of creating a fully operational test question). Creates systems for ensuring that division and department adhere to approved budget. Provides guidance to subordinates to achieve goals in accordance with established policies. Creates, and through subordinate staff manages, key performance indicators for the finance team. Creates systems and training for financial operations, including budgeting and protocols for using and maintaining the Smarter Balanced system of financial software. Creates systems for, and through subordinate staff manages, the annual values-based budgeting process. Serves as a consultant to staff in their budgeting creation and budget management. Work is reviewed and measured based on meeting objectives and schedules. Creates systems that ensure fidelity to processes and operational policies. Erroneous decisions or failure to achieve goals results in additional costs and personnel, and serious delays in overall schedules.
Initial Review Date: 3 Weeks (posted until filled)
The Executive Administrator provides critical high-level administrative oversight of EPO operations in Smarter Balanced. The incumbent serves as a key advisor overseeing administrative services while helping to establish strategic goals, operational objectives, and work plans. The Executive Administrator delegates assignments across the organization related to operations and planning and is responsible for preparing, administering, and directing resources. Success in this role requires ingenuity, discretion, and flexibility.
Initial Review Date: 09-25-2023 (posted until filled)
Uses advanced knowledge of product management and development practices to resolve a wide range of complex issues in which analysis of situations or data requires an in-depth evaluation of variable factors. Manages the roadmap and development of multiple products and enhancements—including an innovative new product—of diverse scope, size, impact and budget within the Smarter Balanced Reporting suite. Demonstrates creativity and ingenuity in selecting methods and techniques for obtaining solutions to complex design, financial, marketing, or administrative problems. Builds requirements, prioritizes roadmap enhancements, creates long-term integration plans, and facilitates product development life cycle of aspects of the reporting product. Interfaces with membership to establish deep understanding of member needs and layered user personas to drive customer satisfaction and achieve business impact. Oversees product development work of two staff.
Initial Review Date: 10-10-2023 (posted until filled)
Uses skills as a seasoned, experienced professional with a full understanding of product / service development practices to resolve a wide range of issues. Ability to manage the roadmap and development of products and enhancements of diverse scope, size, impact and budget within the Smarter Balanced Reporting suite, customized reporting tools for states. Demonstrates sound judgment in selecting methods and techniques for obtaining solutions to design, financial, marketing, or administrative problems. Builds requirements, prioritizes roadmap enhancements, creates long-term development plans (e.g., API), and facilitates product development life cycle of aspects of the reporting product. Interfaces with membership to establish deep understanding of member needs and layered user personas to drive customer satisfaction and achieve business impact. Manages product development work through matrixed staffing resources.
Initial Review Date: 04-10-2023 (posted until filled)
The Project Manager applies skills as a seasoned, experienced project management professional with a full understanding of multiple project management frameworks and methods (e.g. waterfall, Agile, etc.). The incumbent demonstrates competency in selecting methods and techniques to manage projects of diverse scope, size, impact, budget, and project team size. The Project Manager applies relevant policies and procedures to resolve a wide range of issues related to the initiation, planning, execution, and closing of the project and manages documentation and mitigation of project risks and resolution of project issues.
Initial Review Date: 10-17-2023 (posted until filled)
The Senior Advisor, Government Relations and Strategic Partnerships implements short and long-term planning for customer relationships with our membership states. This position plays a critical role in developing strategies, programming, and spearheading projects that facilitate, improve, and strengthen client relationships. Collaboration with our State Educational Staff (SEAs) is the strength of our organization and is in alignment with our mission and values. Accordingly, this role regularly utilizes knowledge of the operational contexts of state education agencies.
Initial Review Date: 10-24-2023 (posted until filled)