Senior Director of Research and Assessment, Lexia Learning

Rosetta Stone - Concord, MA - Full time

Lexia Learning, a Rosetta Stone company, is a developer of innovative, technology-based, educational literacy programs for pre-K to Adult learners. The Lexia team is dedicated to the creation of unique programs that facilitate the process of teaching and learning to read.

We are seeking a full-time Senior Director to lead the teams associated with literacy assessment and curriculum research for products used with students in grades K to 12. Position is located in Concord, MA.


  • Establish long term direction for the definition, vision, scope, and goals for evaluation and research related to product design, development and efficacy
  • Oversee efficacy studies for assessment and curriculum educational products
  • Establish long term vision for continued development of both stand-alone and embedded assessment and oversight on development of assessment item banks (including development, linking, scaling, and equating)
  • Lead collaboration between the education and research department and other stakeholders such as customers, sales, support, development, and product strategy when:
    • Designing and conducting research studies
    • Disseminating research findings
    • Prioritizing features and enhancements based on performance data and research outcomes for all aspects of the assessment and literacy education products
    • Identifying solutions for literacy products and their implementation within schools based on research findings
  • Initiate best practices and policies pertaining to research and drive the awareness of research-proven educational methodology
  • Synthesize and communicate ideas effectively to a wide variety of internal and external audiences
  • Plan and manage the research subset of the departmental budget pertaining to research on product development
  • Manage and provide leadership and guidance to cross-functional teams to ensure high levels of pedagogical quality in all products
  • Provide ongoing supervision and guidance to Directors of Research and Assessment
  • Review working practices to ensure that resource allocations are continuously optimized, and deliver continuous improvement
  • Responsibility for development of self and promote and contribute to the development of employees to perform with clear direction, accountability and responsibility
  • Lead, plan and contribute to the delivery of work processes to agreed outcomes, deadlines and budget to include design, development, testing and implementation phases as appropriate
  • Identify, assess and prioritize risks, applying resources to monitor and control the impact. Escalate risks in line with agreed policies and procedures. Understand changes, and the reasons for changes, in legislation, policy, corporate governance or other requirements that may impact on the Commission, and communicating those changes to colleagues and stakeholders as appropriate
  • Engage with internal and external stakeholders to build effective relationships to reach mutually beneficial solutions. Identify opportunities to increase our influence in key areas
  • Contribute to the achievement of our strategy offering feedback and ideas for continuous improvement, motivating other employees to contribute their ideas and feedback
  • Provide guidance in managing response to and communicating with stakeholders in “crisis” situations (e.g. data loss or technology issues impacting assessment results)

Preference will be given to candidates with:

  • 10-15 years relevant work experience (including educational research and assessment)
  • Demonstrated management organizational capacity
  • Advanced degree in related field (Research, Education, Psychology, Psychometrics, etc.)
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills (documentation, customer communication, etc.)

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Experience Level

11 or more years

Rosetta Stone

At Rosetta Stone we speak, learn, and interact differently; we embrace and thrive on these differences! We deeply benefit from the diversity that each individual has to offer. We are dedicated to fostering a culture that celebrates unique backgrounds, ideas and experiences. Rosetta Stone is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, pregnancy, veteran status or any other status protected by federal, state or local laws.

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