Assessor and Training Specialist (ISBE)

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Staff (Full-Time)


Who We Are:


National Louis is a 135+ year old university that has been grounded in the values of innovation, access, excellence, and equity from its inception. As an institution we believe in providing access to educational opportunity and that education is our greatest lever for social and economic mobility. We are a student-focused community that is committed to continuous improvement and asks how do we become more “student ready” so that we may better serve our students. We believe that through education we are able to empower change and build healthy communities. Our community works hard in the service of students and supports one another like a family. 


What We Offer:


At National Louis University we offer our employees an innovative environment to work together and inspire the ideas that will make an impact. As our external environment changes, our employees are provided the opportunities and tools needed to grow both personally and professionally to remain successful. NLU employees and dependents are offered a wide range of benefits, including but not limited to, Health Insurance benefits, Retirement benefits, Paid Time Off and Educational Benefits.


Job Summary:

Responsible for providing assessment for Illinois State Board of Education programs that participate in ExceleRate,  conduct inter-reliability assessments, and write accurate reports.

Essential Responsibilities

  • Provides on-site or virtual evaluation and provides support for state early childhood programs using the Early Childhood Environment Rating Scales.
  • Prepares and submits evaluation reports according to the required time frame and criteria.
  • Ensures accurate documentation and on-site or virtual protocol for the Illinois State Board of Education Compliance Checklist.
  • Participates in inter-rater reliability training for all required evaluation tools, writes related reports, and maintains required level of reliability.
  • Attends all staff, assessment team, and supervision meetings.
  • Provides support for other McCormick Center duties as assigned.  


  • Bachelor's Degree in Early Childhood Education or related field. Master's Degree strongly preferred.
  • Current Illinois Professional Educator Licensure (PEL) for Early Childhood Education (or the equivalent from another state) and previous Public School Teaching experience required.
  • Prior experience with early childhood evaluation tools like Early Childhood Environment Rating Scale, third edition for Pre-K classrooms.
  • Three-five (3-5) years teaching or administrative experience in the filed of Early Childhood Education.
  • One-three (1-3) years of high level of Early Childhood teaching experience and skill.
  • One-three (1-3) years high level of knowledge or previous reliability on Early Childhood assessment tools.
  • One-three (1-3) willingness to travel throughout the State of Illinois.
  • One-three (1-3) willingness to attend ongoing training to obtain and retain reliability in assessment tools.
  • One-three (1-3) Spanish Bilingual Skills (speaking, reading, writing) preferred.


Dependability: Makes and fulfills commitments. Has established a pattern of working independently, meeting reasonable deadlines, and accepting responsibility for his or her actions. Willingly makes promises and fully intends to keep them. Arrives at work on time and ready to contribute. Shows up for meetings well-prepared.


Flexibility: Adjusts quickly and effectively to changing conditions and demands. Discusses change as a necessary and inevitable aspect of organizational life as well as an opportunity to learn new things. Has a similar view and approach to potentially stressful situations. Invests personal energy toward accepting and adapting to change that others use toward resisting or resenting it.


Time Management: Prioritizes tasks and manages time to ensure that deadlines are met. Plans his or her time and sticks to those plans. Prevents or manages interruptions until the highest priority tasks are accomplished.


Writing Skills: Produces clear and complete written reports that meet the needs of the customer. Written reports use words and tone that are appropriate for the intended audience and are produced and distributed in a timely manner.


Interpersonal Communication: Communicates effectively and appropriately.  Uses good judgement as to what to communicate to whom as well as the best way to get that accomplished.  Speaks in a clear and credible manner, selecting the right tone for the situation and audience.  Listens to others and allows them to make their point.



Work Environment/Physical Demands/Travel Requirements: 

State-wide travel, word processing and computer use, walking, bending, classroom environment-continuous standing, lifting boxes, setting up training environments.



NLU Inclusion Statement:


National Louis University is deeply committed to serving its community, advancing access and equity, and ensuring that all individuals are welcomed and valued.  We are dedicated to fostering a culture where diversity, equity, and inclusion remain at the core of who we are. These are more than just words to us: they are truly a way of life for the NLU community. We recognize that differences in abilities, age, ethnicity, gender (identity and expression), race, religion, sexual orientation, socio-economic status, and background bring richness to our work environment. We affirm diverse perspectives, innovative contributions, and authentic presentations of self from every member within the NLU community. We believe inclusion is grounded in the actions we intentionally take each day. Our goal is to inspire and empower NLU employees and community members to cultivate an environment where we collectively focus on uplifting and advancing our institutional culture.

Special Instructions

Special InstructionsPlease Include the following along with your application:
- Resume (Required)
- Cover Letter (Optional)
NLU Employees please also submit an Internal Posting Form  


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