Education Officer(s), Literacy and Numeracy (English-Language or bilingual)

Position: Education Officer(s), Literacy and Numeracy (English-Language or bilingual)
Period of Secondment: Up to three years
Salary: $77,146 – $133,183 (Secondment)
Work location: Remote work/2 Carlton Street, Toronto ON M5B 2M9
Closing date: May 24, 2024 at 4:00 p.m.
Note: Effective April 1, 2024 the salary range for this position is $82,217 to $141,937 per year in compliance with the AMAPCEO collective agreement provisions. The new rates, effective retroactive to April 1, 2024, were recently confirmed and dates for implementation of the new salary rates are still to be determined.

*Salary and benefits reimbursed directly to school board.

Secondment pre-approval must be obtained from your school board before applying.

Applications are invited for the following positions at EQAO:

  • English-Language Literacy and Numeracy Education Officers
  • Bilingual Literacy and Numeracy Education Officers

The Education Quality and Accountability Office (EQAO) is seeking dynamic individuals interested in working in a fast-paced environment using cutting-edge approaches to online assessment items and design. EQAO creates and delivers engaging curriculum-based large-scale assessments for students that lead to insights into their learning and contribute to research and data analysis to support school and board improvement initiatives.

EQAO is looking to hire educators to join the Literacy team or the Numeracy team. Education officers are involved in all aspects of the assessment, including the assessment and item development, review, administration, scoring and reporting. Education officers also review item statistics and provide insights and support on research initiatives. The role requires collaborating with team members, leading projects and prioritizing multiple initiatives to meet deadlines.

EQAO strives to hire educators who reflect the diversity of students in Ontario. We invite all interested individuals to apply, and we encourage applications from Indigenous, Black, racialized individuals; persons with disabilities; as well as people from a diversity of ethnic and cultural origins, sexual orientations, gender identities and expressions.

The successful candidate will

  • plan and lead large-scale education assessment projects;
  • be involved and provide expertise in the design, planning, development, administration, scoring and reporting of the digital literacy and numeracy assessments;
  • review and update related assessment support materials, documents and policies;
  • engage in and demonstrate technical expertise and leadership in the e-assessment system and platform;
  • support the design and development of assessment content and the digital platform with a focus on equity, diversity, inclusion and student well-being;
  • analyze and report on the assessment items and provincial results to support understanding of student achievement and for high-level decision-making;
  • contribute to research initiatives relating to assessing, evaluating and reporting student achievement in numeracy and literacy across the province; and
  • present research and assessment content to various stakeholders, and lead consultations and committees with a variety of educators (e.g. teachers, principals, consultants).

The preferred candidate will have

  • a current Ontario College of Teachers Certificate of Qualification and Registration and be in good standing with the College and
  • a minimum five years’ teaching experience or equivalent demonstrated educational experience.

The preferred candidate will provide evidence of the following:

  • knowledge of education theory and pedagogy as they relate to student achievement in literacy and numeracy;
  • a thorough understanding of the current Ontario Curriculum, mathematics or language, as well as experience implementing it;
  • a deep understanding of equity, diversity and inclusion issues and how they impact assessment design and student achievement and well-being;
  • understanding of online assessment design, including the creation of engaging student-focused assessments that incorporate an enhanced user experience with technology-enhanced items and gamification;
  • familiarity with EQAO’s assessment frameworks and processes, and large-scale assessment practices in general and specifically in relation to the language or mathematics components of the primary- and junior-division assessments, Grade 9 assessment or the OSSLT/TPCL;
  • understanding of the relationship between large-scale provincial assessments and classroom assessments;
  • knowledge of the impact of EQAO assessment results on school policies, programs and professional practices;
  • relationship-management skills and an ability to develop and foster positive networks with colleagues and a variety of stakeholders;
  • a willingness to learn about new technologies and experience delivering online learning programs;
  • being detail-oriented and able to review passages, assessment items and documents for any errors or issues;
  • experience collaborating on research initiatives on understanding and reflecting on student achievement;
  • demonstrated expertise in project planning and time management;
  • superior communication and facilitation skills to deliver presentations on research initiatives, assessment content and design to stakeholders and respond to inquiries from the field;
  • proven leadership skills, initiative, problem-solving skills, collaboration, and effective skills in managing multiple projects and tasks simultaneously;
  • strong proficiency with Microsoft Office 365 (Word, PowerPoint, Teams, Excel and Outlook);
  • good oral, written and electronic communication skills; and
  • ability to fluently read, speak and write in English or French.

EQAO MUST receive the following documentation in one document, or your application will not be considered:

  • a letter of application identifying the position sought and granting authorization to contact references;
  • a complete and up-to-date personal résumé or curriculum vitae;
  • a copy of a current Ontario College of Teachers Certificate of Qualification and Registration;
  • the names of two individuals who can provide a current professional educational reference, one of whom must be your immediate supervisor; and
  • confirmation (in the form of an e-mail or other communication) that your school board will approve staff secondments to EQAO.

Work location: Remote work/2 Carlton Street, Toronto ON M5B 2M9
Written applications and supporting documentation will be received until 4:00 p.m. on May 24, 2024.
Please put your cover letter, résumé and supporting documentation into one document.
EQAO Human Resources
E-MAIL: [email protected] or FAX: 416-325-0831  
The Ontario Public Service is an inclusive employer.
Accommodation will be provided in accordance with the Ontario Human Rights Code.
Although we thank all applicants for their interest, only those applicants selected for an interview will be contacted.

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