State of Massachusetts MCAS/Test Development Project Assistant in Malden, Massachusetts

PLEASE NOTE THAT PURSUANT TO MASSACHUSETTS GENERAL LAW, CONTRACTED EMPLOYEES ARE NOT PAID FOR THE ELEVEN SCHEDULED HOLIDAYS, DO NOT RECEIVE ANY PAID, VACATION, PERSONAL LEAVE BENEFITS, OR CONTRIBUTE TO THE STATE RETIREMENT SYSTEM OR SOCIAL SECURITY. AS A STATE CONTRACTED EMPLOYEE, YOU MUST PARTICIPATE IN DIRECT DEPOSIT AND CONTRIBUTE TOWARDS THE COMMONWEALTH OF MASSACHUSETTS STATE ALTERNATE RETIREMENT PLAN, ("OBRA PLAN").

First consideration will be given to those applicants that apply within the first 14 days.

The Department of Elementary and Secondary Education's (DESE) Office for Student Assessment Services (SAS) is responsible for coordinating the development, administration, and reporting of the Commonwealth’s statewide student assessment programs.

The MCAS/Test Development Project Assistantwill perform the following duties:

  • support test development staff with assessment committees and meetings;

  • collect, organize, and update applicant information for various MCAS educator committees;

  • work with test development staff to organize and communicate with committee members;

  • organize internal test development meetings;

  • assist with logistics for external meetings, including organizing and producing documents for the meetings;

  • assist with creating presentations for MCAS meetings;

  • assist with the administration of surveys and organize survey results;

  • update online resources to improve the appearance of web pages and accessibility for users;

  • respond to inquiries (emails and phone calls) from school and district staff; and

  • other duties as assigned.

Preferred Qualifications:


The successful candidate will possess:


Strong organizational skills and ability to multi-task and prioritize.

Strong oral and written communication skills.

Experience working with Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook applications.

Ability to organize data in spreadsheets and produce reports based on the data.

Ability to write concisely, express thoughts clearly and use proper grammar, punctuation and spelling.

Ability to prepare documents and reports accurately.

Ability to develop online surveys and gather results.

Ability to work independently and in teams.

This is a part-time, 15 hour per week, contracted position.



The extension of this contracted position is contingent upon funding availability and approval.


**Questions regarding this posting or the application process should be referred to Maureen O’Brien atMO’Brien@doe.mass.eduor 781-338-6107

Minimum Entrance Requirements:

Applicants must have at least four years of full-time, or equivalent part-time, experience in administrative work.

An Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer. Females, minorities, veterans, and persons with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply.

Job: *Education

Organization: *Department of Elementary and Secondary Education

Title: MCAS/Test Development Project Assistant

Location: Massachusetts-Malden - 75 Pleasant Street

Requisition ID: 1900018C