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  • 09/16/2021 11:29 PM | Anonymous

    PDRI

    Location: Washington, DC area

    How to Apply: https://workforcenow.adp.com/mascsr/default/mdf/recruitment/recruitment.html?cid=023ec791-2cc6-4503-8c3e-df4ecf60be52&ccId=19000101_000001&type=MP&lang=en_US

    PDRI, an SHL company, is currently looking for an experienced Industrial/Organizational Psychologist to join our fast-paced consulting organization.

    This position is in the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area. Initially, the position will be in PDRI’s Arlington, VA office or remote. After an initial, six-month onboarding period, the position will be located full-time at a U.S. federal government agency in the D.C. metropolitan area.

    PDRI is a premier talent management consulting firm with a 45-plus year history of designing, developing, and implementing customized and innovative solutions to meet complex, sensitive, and unique challenges.

    We are seeking an experienced Industrial/Organizational Psychologists with a minimum of 2-4 years of consulting experience to work independently and with various project teams to develop/implement custom solutions to meet client needs, and to design and develop innovative assessment products for the Federal government. The role will entail substantial direct client interaction.

    PDRI offers its employees challenging and engaging work, outstanding career growth opportunities, a competitive salary and benefits, generous bonus programs, 401K with matching contributions, a flexible work environment, and opportunities for professional development. Team members have the opportunity to be part of an organization that has a reputation for high-quality, tailored, end-to-end solutions for clients in the public and private sector.

    Typical project work includes:

    • Developing, validating, and implementing assessment tools and processes
    • Developing and implementing performance management strategies
    • Developing and implementing career management and skill-building programs
    • Creating and validating competency models
    • Conducting organizational design projects
    • Conducting training needs assessments and training evaluation studies
    • Contributing to the development of project deliverables such as developing draft performance standards, competency definitions, test items, training materials, etc.
    • Managing moderately complex project tasks, including identifying major activities and timelines required to complete the task
    • Collecting and entering data; managing small to medium data sets as necessary
    • Performing statistical analyses to facilitate the interpretation of data
    • Writing portions of technical reports and presenting project findings with supervision; written work may require a moderate level of editing and revision
    • Developing methods and protocols to independently conduct interviews, focus groups, workshops, and other data collection sessions with clients and subject matter experts

    Qualifications:

    • Master’s degree or Ph.D. in Industrial/Organizational Psychology or a closely related field required
    • U.S. citizenship required
    • Strong research and data analysis skills
    • Outstanding critical thinking and writing skills
    • Outstanding client interaction skills
    • Ability to communicate well and make compelling presentations to customers
    • Strong attention to detail
    • Demonstrated ability to design innovative, practical, technically-sound human capital tools, processes and programs
    • Solid knowledge of core Industrial/Organizational Psychology topics such as assessment development, validation, performance management, and competency modeling
    • Flexibility, enthusiasm, and teamwork skills
    • Required Experience: 4 years for applicants with a Master’s degree; 2 years for applicants with a Ph.D.
  • 09/02/2021 9:26 PM | Anonymous

    American Institutes for Research (www.air.org)

    Location: Remote

    How to Apply: https://jobs-airdc.icims.com/jobs/11814/i-o-psychology-internship-%28master%27s-degree-or-ph.d.%29/job

    **Part-Time Job**

    Overview:

    Established in 1946, with headquarters in Crystal City, Virginia, AIR is an independent, nonpartisan, not-for-profit organization that conducts behavioral and social science research on important social issues and delivers technical assistance and capacity building services domestically and internationally in health, social development, education, and workforce to a growing roster of clients and partners. Our mission is to generate and use rigorous evidence that contributes to a better, more equitable world.

     AIR is seeking an I/O Psychology Researcher Intern for our 2021-2022 Fall to Spring Internship Program. For at least the Fall semester, the Internship Program will be virtual to ensure the safety of our interns and staff. That means that interns will be working from their remote locations and will receive an AIR issued laptop to complete project work. The virtual program is a 4-8 month, part time paid internship that provides various learning and networking opportunities intended to help interns enhance their skillsets and build lasting professional connections.

    Responsibilities:

    The I/O Psychology Researcher Intern will work as part of a research team on one or more projects with responsibilities that may include:

    • Conduct literature reviews
    • Perform data analysis
    • Work collaboratively on white papers geared toward new offerings for clients
    • Assist with the development of marketing materials
    • Contribute to job analysis and assessment projects
    • Develop and administer surveys
    • Develop an understanding of client needs

    Qualifications:

    • Currently seeking a student in an I/O Psychology master’s or doctoral program, with experience in a behavioral or social science research
    • Highly proficient in data management and analysis procedures. Proficient in data analysis programs, such as SPSS and Excel. Familiarity with syntax driven analyses in software programs such as R is a plus.
    • Attention to detail and commitment to accuracy when writing.
    • Effective communicator
    • Fundamental understanding of job analysis and test development
    • Proficiency with the Microsoft Office Suite or the equivalent (word processing, spreadsheets, presentation software)
    • Data visualization skills preferred, Tableau experience a plus.

    Candidates must be eligible to work for our U.S. AIR offices for the duration of the internship.

    All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, gender, gender identity/expression, sexual orientation, national origin, protected veteran status, or disability.

    AIR adheres to strict child safeguarding principles. All selected candidates will be expected to adhere to these standards and principles and will therefore undergo rigorous reference and background checks.

  • 09/02/2021 9:12 PM | Anonymous

    American Institutes for Research (www.air.org)

    Location: This position can be remote, hybrid, or located out of any of the following AIR locations once offices are reopened: Crystal City, VA; Rockville, MD; Austin, TX; Chicago, IL; Chapel Hill, NC; or Sacramento, CA.

    How to Apply: https://jobs-airdc.icims.com/jobs/11770/senior-industrial-organizational-%28i-o%29-researcher/job

    **Full-Time Job**

    Overview:

    Established in 1946, with headquarters in Crystal City, Virginia, AIR is an independent, nonpartisan, not-for-profit organization that conducts behavioral and social science research on important social issues and delivers technical assistance and capacity building services domestically and internationally in health, social development, education, and workforce to a growing roster of clients and partners. Our mission is to generate and use rigorous evidence that contributes to a better, more equitable world.

    AIR is currently seeking a Senior Industrial/Organizational Researcher.  This position can be remote, hybrid, or located out of any of the following AIR locations once offices are reopened: Crystal City, VA; Rockville, MD; Austin, TX; Chicago, IL; Chapel Hill, NC; or Sacramento, CA.

    Responsibilities:

    The Senior Researcher will work on several projects with responsibilities that may include:

    • Managing or leading projects or tasks.
    • Serving as client contact for analytical or statistical expertise.
    • Developing and fostering client relationships.
    • Developing conceptual frameworks that guide project work (e.g., data collection and analysis plans).
    • Applying appropriate techniques to collect, analyze, and report quantitative data.
    • Organizing and documenting analytical results and research procedures.
    • Preparing technical reports and journal articles and presenting findings to clients and the public.
    • Developing new business proposals.
    • Mentoring junior staff and providing feedback on the work of others.

    Qualifications:

    • A Ph.D. in Industrial and Organizational Psychology or related field and 3+ years of experience or a Master’s degree in Industrial and Organizational Psychology or related field and 7+ years of experience.
    • Experience managing projects for external clients.
    • Highly proficient in data management and analysis procedures.
    • Familiar with data analysis programs, such as SPSS, Excel, R.
    • Demonstrated proficiencies in conceptualizing, analyzing, and consulting.
    • Proficient writing ability to include producing concise, high-level summaries and briefings, and the ability to describe research to technical and non-technical audiences.
    • Experience working on a team to write proposals.

    All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, gender, gender identity/expression, sexual orientation, national origin, protected veteran status, or disability.

    AIR adheres to strict child safeguarding principles. All selected candidates will be expected to adhere to these standards and principles and will therefore undergo rigorous reference and background checks.

  • 09/02/2021 8:51 PM | Anonymous

    Aon Assessment Solutions

    Location: Remote

    How to Apply: Email resume with “Products & Analytics Internship” subject line to adrian.lewis@aon.com

    About Aon

    Aon plc (NYSE:AON) is a leading global professional services firm providing a broad range of risk, retirement, and health solutions.  Our 50,000 colleagues in 120 countries empower results for clients by using proprietary data and analytics to deliver insights that reduce volatility and improve performance.  To learn more visit aon.com.

    About Aon Assessment Solutions

    Aon Assessment Solutions is a preeminent provider of online assessments with an award-winning library of adaptive assessments, advanced simulations, engaging mobile-first applications, and a large global team of industrial-organizational psychologists to support our clients and drive best practice by focusing on business results.   We work with our clients to understand and shape the employment life cycle, from selection through retention, development, and engagement. We understand what it takes to hire the right talent and retain, develop, and engage them for optimal business results.

    About the Job

    As an intern, you will report to one of our experienced Industrial-Organizational Psychologists whose role it is to mentor and provide you with a challenging, real world business experience. Interns will be exposed to a wide range of projects and activities to enable them to learn extensively about consulting and the opportunity to apply I-O training to solve problems in the world’s largest organizations. The environment is flexible and supportive, giving interns the ability to work remotely and vary working hours based on a school or dissertation schedule.

    Position Summary

    Interns assist consulting project teams by performing activities to support the development, validation, and implementation of existing selection and assessment solutions for clients, as well as the development of new assessment tools. Typical activities include research, competency development, job analysis, assessment development (e.g., gamified and or CAT assessments), item writing, data gathering, data cleaning and merging, data analysis using SPSS, R and Excel, technical documentation development, and providing support to consultants on client calls and meetings. Interns in this role will also assist with internal documentation, as well as research study design and implementation.

    This is a virtual position. All interns will be provided with an Aon computer. Interns must have access to a working phone for internal and client calls. Phone charges, internet, etc. for those working remotely are not reimbursed.

    Hours and Term

    Interns at Aon work as contract employees and a typical internship lasts from 1-2 years.  The internship begins with an initial 6-month term.  At the end of the 6 months, the intern will be given the option to extend contingent on a satisfactory performance review with their manager.  Hours are 30 to 40 per week (depending on student's schedule and Aon's client needs), with a requirement for the intern to have 50%+ availability during daytime business hours.

    Pay

    The pay schedule is as follows:

    • Starting wage is $22 per hour.
    • Increases are made at the manager’s discretion, with Service Line Leader approval.  Any raises are based on performance and level of achievement in M.A. or Ph.D. program (e.g., defending Master’s thesis) and occurs on a 12-month schedule.

    Job Requirements

    Principle Duties and Responsibilities

    • Heavy focus on selection and assessment, with a special focus on validation, technical reports, and data analysis
    • Coordinate and execute logistical aspects of projects, including communicating with internal and external clients as needed
    • Tailor standard materials (e.g., data collection tools, competency models, technical reports, validation results, assessment materials) to reflect client specific needs and contribute to the development of new materials
    • Contribute to the design, development, research, and implementation for new assessments and existing product portfolio
    • Analyze validation or other assessment-specific data and manage data, using Excel, SPSS and R
    • Create presentations or technical documentation, including data visualization, exhibits and appendices; research, compose, and review sections of technical documentation in accordance with professional guidelines and standards
    • Assist in conducting research and writing white papers on various assessment related topics
    Required Skills
    • Strong written and verbal communication skills; ability to explain complex or technical concepts to technical and non-technical audiences
    • High level of attention to detail
    • Ability to take ownership over tasks, demonstrate resourcefulness, and drive work and projects forward
    • Ability to set priorities and hold oneself accountable to meet deadlines
    • Ability to collaborate with global colleagues from both I-O and non-I-O backgrounds
    • Knowledge of selection and assessment methods and best practices (e.g., competency modeling, validation strategies, job analysis, adverse impact)
    • Knowledge of psychometrics, measurement principles, and research design
    • Experience applying statistical methods such as correlation, linear and logistic regression, and factor analysis; experience with item response theory is preferred, but not required
    • Experience managing and analyzing data using statistical software packages (e.g., SPSS, R)
    • Proficiency in MS programs such as Excel, Word, and PowerPoint
    • Experience with MTurk data collection is preferred, but not required
    Required Qualifications
    • Enrolled in a M.A./M.S. or Ph.D. program in Industrial-Organizational Psychology or a related field with an emphasis on quantitative skills
    Application Instructions
    • Email resume to with “Products & Analytics Internship” subject line to adrian.lewis@aon.com
  • 08/27/2021 11:36 AM | Anonymous

    HumRRO

    Location: Alexandria, VA

    How to Apply: https://humrro.applicantpool.com/jobs/641781.html

    The Human Resources Research Organization (HumRRO) is looking for a test development professional to support the development of SJT scenarios and items for existing projects for federal civilian and military agencies, state government agencies, private sector organizations, and/or professional associations.

    About the Organization

    HumRRO is a nationally recognized, non-profit applied research and consulting organization, established in 1951 and headquartered in Alexandria, VA with offices in Louisville, KY; Minneapolis, MN; and Monterey, CA. We provide our clients with customized solutions for complex business, HR, educational, and organizational challenges. Our areas of expertise include personnel selection and promotion, classification, education research and evaluation, human capital management, measurement and analytics, talent development, leadership development and evaluation, employment research, policy analysis, modeling and simulation, survey research, and professional credentialing. Our employees enjoy a highly collaborative and supportive environment that fosters innovation, ethical practice, and outstanding customer service. HumRRO offers its employees competitive salaries, outstanding health care and retirement benefits, flexible work options, annual professional development support, and an enriching environment in which to focus or diversify their talents and contribute to the benefit of our clients, society, and science.

    About the Job

    We seek a Test Development Specialist who applies an in-depth understanding of behavioral competencies and professional writing skills to support the development of SJT scenarios and items for existing test development projects. Ideal candidates have a deep understanding of and skill in competency measurement, perspective-taking, and effective item construction. Candidates must possess the ability to maintain high attention to detail and be quality oriented to ensure effectiveness and efficiency within HumRRO's rigorous SJT development process.

    The Test Development Specialist will be responsible for organizing item-writing assignments and coordinating with multiple item writers, aligning scenario content and the associated response choices with one or more target competencies, identifying scenarios and items that do not meet specifications, and copy editing for typographical errors, grammar, and format consistency. The Test Development Specialist also will be responsible for providing constructive feedback to item writers, participating in virtual meetings with the client, and presenting information to team members and clients.

    This is a great opportunity for someone who is looking to make a significant contribution on important initiatives while working on a steady, part-time basis of 45% in the first year, increasing afterwards to approximately 70%. This position will be located at our corporate headquarters in Old Town Alexandria, VA, with flexibility to be remote/telework as approved by management. If you thrive in a team-based environment and enjoy writing, editing, and thinking critically about how best to assess behavioral competencies, we would like you to apply to be a part of our team.

    Roles and Responsibilities

    • Assign writers to develop appropriate number of SJT sets (scenario and associated response options) based on status of the item bank and project timeline. Track SJT submissions, communicating with item writers as needed.
    • Review and edit each SJT scenario set for alignment to the targeted behavioral competencies identified by the item writer. Evaluate and confirm the effectiveness level of each associated response provided by the item writer.
    • Review and edit each SJT scenario set for clarity, conciseness, grammatical accuracy, format consistency, and adherence to client specifications.
    • Synthesize and deliver constructive feedback to item writers to support skill development and improve quality of assignment submissions.
    • Update and maintain item content and meta-data within an item banking system, preparing summary reports of item development status as needed.
    • Participate in internal team and client meetings, providing status updates and addressing questions as needed.
    • Perform other test development support duties as required.

    Basic Requirements and Qualifications

    • Master's degree in Industrial/Organizational Psychology or related field plus five or more years of relevant experience.
    • Knowledge of behavioral competencies and how they are evaluated and distinguished from one another.
    • Excellent writing skills and strong command of American English grammar and usage.
    • Intermediate experience using Microsoft Office 365 tools (Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint) and other relevant applications (SharePoint, Microsoft Teams).
    • Proven ability to prioritize work and manage one's own time within a multitasking environment to meet deadlines.
    • Proven ability to work well with all levels of internal management and staff, external clients, and vendors.
    • Excellent interpersonal and verbal communication skills, with proven ability to provide constructive feedback to colleagues.

    Preferred Qualifications

    • Experience with test development or item writing.
    • Experience using item banking software.
    • Willingness/ability to work on-site in corporate HQ (Alexandria, VA).

    This position will be located at our corporate headquarters in Old Town Alexandria, VA, with flexibility to be remote/telework as approved by management. All qualified applications will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, marital status, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, veteran status, medical condition, or disability. EEO/AA Employer/Vet/Disabled.

  • 08/10/2021 10:21 AM | Anonymous
    The George Mason University, Industrial and Organizational (I-O) Psychology Program invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position beginning Fall semester 2022.  This position has been approved at the Assistant Professor-level. Candidates should demonstrate rigorous scholarship as well as strong teaching potential/experience at both undergraduate and graduate levels. In a continuing effort to enrich GMU’s academic environment and provide equal educational and employment opportunities, we actively encourage applications from all job seekers including members of all groups underrepresented in higher education.

    Required Qualifications:  

    We are looking for individuals with a Ph.D. in I-O psychology (or a related field such as organizational behavior, human resources, management, or labor and employment relations); Evidence of promise in scholarly research; and evidence of, or potential for, excellence in teaching/mentoring. Candidates who will have a Ph.D. conferred before the start of Fall 2022 classes will be considered eligible for this posting.

    Preferred Qualifications: 

    The specific area of research specialization is open, however research and teaching interests in diversity, equity, and inclusion are preferred given the department's values and activities.   Evidence of, or potential for, obtaining external funding is preferred. 

    Responsibilities: 

    The successful candidate is expected to maintain a highly productive and impactful research program, teach graduate and undergraduate courses in I-O psychology and/or quantitative methods, and direct graduate students’ research.   

    About the Industrial and Organizational Psychology Program:

    Mason’s I-O Psychology Program has a tradition of excellence in research and teaching. There are currently 8 I-O faculty members with a wide range of research and teaching interests. In addition, the I-O Program has a tradition of professional service to the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology (SIOP), with 4 previous SIOP Presidents affiliated with the program. The faculty are moreover engaged in the American Psychological Association, the Association for Psychological Science, the Academy of Management (e.g., the Gender and Diversity in Organizations, Human Resources, Organizational Behavior, and Research Methods Divisions), and the Interdisciplinary Network for Group Research. The doctoral program has a strong research focus. More information about the Ph.D., M.A., MPS and undergraduate concentration in I-O Psychology can be found at  https://io.gmu.edu/

     About the Psychology Department: 

    The Department of Psychology (https://psychology.gmu.edu/) has over 1,000 undergraduate majors and over 200 graduate students. With this number of students and over 40 faculty members, psychology is one of the largest departments in the College of Humanities and Social Sciences, which is the largest college at George Mason. Our department is guided by three primary foci. First, the department is focused on fostering diversity, equity, and inclusion at all levels in our department and, more broadly, in our field. This mission is facilitated by our location in one of the most diverse regions of the country and by George Mason’s status as the most diverse university in Virginia (https://www2.gmu.edu/about-mason/diversity-mason) and one of the 20 most diverse public universities in the country (https://www2.gmu.edu/news/588496). Second, in line with George Mason’s Carnegie classification as a Research I university and its strategic goal of conducting research of consequence, our department focuses on being a prominent center for translational research. Faculty and students in our department conduct high quality, rigorous research on pressing problems, and work to disseminate knowledge in both academic and non-academic circles. Third, we focus strongly on our training of students across all five of our graduate programs (applied developmental psychology, clinical psychology, industrial/organizational psychology, cognitive and behavioral neuroscience, and human factors and applied cognition). Faculty are highly dedicated to the success of our graduate students, and our programs’ rankings continue to rise. More information about the Psychology Department can be found at http://psychology.gmu.edu

    Instructions to Applicants:

    For full consideration, applicants must apply for position number F7621z at http://jobs.gmu.edu/; complete and submit the online application; and upload a cover letter, a CV, and research and teaching statements, that include a description of how the applicant would contribute in their research or teaching to the university’s mission as a diverse public university. In addition, three letters of reference should be submitted in one of the following ways: uploaded online, e-mailed to sridley@gmu.edu, or sent via USPS mail to Ms. Susan Ridley, I/O Search Coordinator, George Mason University, MS 3F5, Fairfax, VA 22030-4444. 

    The search committee will begin reviewing applications on September 22, 2021 and continue until the position is filled.  

    George Mason University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, committed to promoting inclusion and equity in its community. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status.

    https://jobs.gmu.edu/postings/51182

  • 07/28/2021 7:04 AM | Anonymous

    Aon's Assessment Solutions

    Location: Remote

    How to Apply: Email resume with “Assessment Solutions Internship” subject line to adrian.lewis@aon.com

    About the Organization

    Aon is the world's premier insurance brokerage and consulting firm, with offices in more than 120 countries. Within Human Capital Solutions, our team offers assessment solutions to solve problems across many types of organizations and industries (e.g., Retail, Technology, Financial Services, Aviation and Transportation, Public Sector). As an intern, you will report to one of our experienced consultants, who will mentor you and provide you with challenging, real world business experience. Interns will be exposed to a wide range of projects and activities to learn extensively about consulting and best practices in the field of Industrial-Organizational (I-O) Psychology. The environment is flexible and supportive, giving interns the ability to work remotely and vary working hours based on a school schedule. All interns will be provided with an Aon computer. Interns must have access to a working phone for internal and client calls. Phone charges, internet, etc. for those working remotely are not reimbursed.

    About the Job

    Position Summary

    Interns assist consulting project teams by performing activities to support the development, validation, and implementation of various assessment solutions for clients. Typical activities include research, competency development, job analysis, assessment development (e.g., role plays, simulations, case studies, interview guides), scoring assessments, focus groups, presentations, opportunities for supporting business development, item writing, data analysis, technical documentation, and providing support to consultants on client calls and meetings. This position focuses on assessment within both selection and development contexts.

    Hours and Term

    Interns at Aon work as contract employees and a typical internship lasts from 1-2 years. The internship begins with an initial 6-month term. At the end of the 6 months, the intern will be given the option to extend contingent on a satisfactory performance review with their manager. Hours are 30 to 40 per week (depending on student's schedule and Aon's client needs), with a requirement for the intern to have 50%+ availability during daytime business hours.

    Pay

    The pay schedule is as follows:

    • Starting wage $22 per hour.
    • Increases are made at the manager’s discretion, with Service Line Leader approval. Any raises are based on performance and level of achievement in M.A. or Ph.D. program (e.g., defending Master’s thesis) and occurs on a 12-month schedule.

    Job Requirements

    Principle Duties and Responsibilities

    • Support in developing custom assessment content, such as situational judgment items, simulation content, case studies, interview guides, and role plays, as well as custom selection and development reports.
    • Participate in job analysis and content validation focus groups.
    • Coordinate and execute logistical aspects of projects, communicating with clients as needed.
    • Develop, review, and revise materials (e.g., data collection tools, competency models, validation results, assessment materials, reports, trainings) to reflect client specific needs.
    • Interpret and explain technical concepts to a non-technical audience, using your knowledge of selection and assessment.
    • Develop client presentations for project kickoffs and results report outs (e.g., job analysis, validation, account reviews).
    • Create technical documentation in accordance with professional guidelines and standards.
    • As skills develop, may have opportunities to manage project work streams and/or work in areas of specific interest (e.g., validation analyses, product development, business development).

    Required Skills

    • Strong written and verbal communication; ability to explain complex or technical concepts to technical and non-technical audiences
    • High level of attention to detail
    • Ability to take ownership over tasks, demonstrate resourcefulness, and drive work and projects forward
    • Ability to set priorities and holding oneself accountable to meet deadlines
    • Ability to collaborate with others from both I-O and non-I-O backgrounds (e.g., HR, IT, etc.)
    • Ability to draw conclusions and make inferences using available information and data
    • Knowledge of selection and assessment methods and best practices
    • Proficiency in MS programs such as Excel, Word, and PowerPoint
    • Experience with data analysis and statistical software packages (e.g., SPSS, R) preferred but not required

    Required Qualifications

    Enrolled in a M.A. or Ph.D. program in Industrial-Organizational Psychology or a related field (e.g., Social-Organizational Psychology, Organizational Development)

    Application Instructions

    Email resume with “Assessment Solutions Internship” subject line to adrian.lewis@aon.com.
  • 07/19/2021 12:29 PM | Anonymous

    Department of Human Resources, City of Chicago

    Location: Chicago, IL

    How to Apply: Please see instructions below.

    Please note, all positions with the City of Chicago close promptly at C.S.T. Applications for this position will be accepted until 11:59pm CST on August 9 , 2021. No exceptions will be made.

    Salary: $70,140

    Pay Basis: Yearly

    Under general supervision, designs and develops pre-employment and promotional tests and other selection procedures tools to screen, evaluate and select job candidates that will provide City of Chicago government with a qualified workforce, ensuring tests are reliable, valid and fairly administered, and performs related duties as required.

    ESSENTIAL DUTIES:

    • Works with Testing Manager in designing and developing hiring related tests including online and paper-pencil tests, physical demonstration, and centrally administered tests
    • Develops guidelines and protocols for the administration, scoring and interpretation of hiring related tests including pre-employment tests designed and/or administered by external vendors 
    • Conducts statistical analysis to determine psychometric properties of tests and items, test validity, reliability and adverse impact 
    • Consults with subject matter experts and departmental managers to analyze job requirements and content to establish criteria for test development 
    • Develops pre-employment tests and rating systems used to assess job competency requirements for employment hiring and promotions
    • Develops structured interviews and rating scales (i.e. Behaviorally Anchored Rating Scales)
    • Provides technical assistance to hiring departments responsible for administering tests, and to vendors hired to design and/or administer tests on behalf of the City
    • Develops Requests for Proposals (RFP) identifying scope of services for the procurement of tests and related services
    • Facilitates meetings and/or focus groups with subject matter experts to identify and assess selection procedures and tests to be used to screen applicants for hire
    • Drafts technical and progress reports documenting the test development process 
    • Participates in the review and evaluation of proposals from testing consultants for the selection of testing services 
    • Acts as a liaison between testing consultants and city personnel to facilitate the development and administration of tests
    • Prepares correspondence in response to various inquiries from legal counsel, union officials and candidates relating to the city’s testing policies, tests administered, and test scores

    NOTE: The list of essential duties is not intended to be inclusive; there may be other duties that are essential to particular positions within the class. 

    Location:  121 N. LaSalle

    Days:          Monday - Friday

    Hours:       8:30am to 4:30pm

    NOTE:  Employee must be able to work early/late and weekend hours to accommodate testing schedule

     THIS POSITION IS EXEMPT FROM THE CAREER SERVICE

    Qualifications

    Graduation from an accredited college or university with a Master’s degree in Industrial/Organizational Psychology, Educational Testing and Measurement or a directly related field.

    Candidates have until September 1, 2021 to have degree conferred.

    Disclaimer - "Accredited" means any nationally or regionally accredited college, university, or law school where the applicant is enrolled in or has completed an Associates, Bachelors, Masters, or Juris Doctorate degree program.

    Education & Employment Verification:  Please be advised that if you are selected to be hired you must provide, upon request, adequate information regarding your educational and employment history as it relates to the qualifications of the position for which you are applying. If you received your degree internationally, all international transcripts/diploma must be accompanied by a Foreign Credential Evaluation. If the City of Chicago cannot verify this information, any offer extended to you will be withdrawn and you will not be hired.

    NOTE:  To be considered for this position you must provide information about your educational background and your work experience.  You must include job titles, dates of employment, and specific job duties.  (If you are a current City employee, Acting Up cannot be considered.)  If you fail to provide this information at the time you submit your application, it will be incomplete and you will not be considered for this position.  There are three ways to provide the information: 1) you may attach a resume; 2) you may paste a resume; or 3) you can complete the online resume fields.

    NOTE:  You must provide your transcripts or diploma, professional license, or training certificates at time of processing, if applicable.

    Selection Requirement: 

    This position requires applicants to complete an interview.  The interviewed candidate(s) possessing the qualifications best suited to fulfill the responsibilities of the position will be selected.

    Preference will be given to candidates possessing the following:

    • Previous work experience in test development, test validation, psychometrics and testing theories
    • Proficiency with SPSS or similar statistical software (i.e. R)
    • Previous work statistical methods and procedures associated with test development
    • Previous work experience writing technical reports and Requests for Proposals (RFP’s)
    • Previous work experience in survey analysis
    • Previous work experience conducting job analysis interviews and reseraching comparative data to prepare analytical reports

    Application Instructions:  Interested applicants should apply at the City of Chicago’s application website:  www.cityofchicago.org/CAREERS

    Evaluation:  Your initial evaluation will be based on information provided on the application form and documents submitted with the application.  Applications must be submitted by the individual applicant.  No second party applicants will be accepted.

    Residency Requirement: All employees of the City of Chicago must be actual residents of the City as outlined in 2-152-050 of the City Chicago Municipal Code. Proof of residency will be required.

    If you would like to request a reasonable accommodation due to disability or pregnancy in order to participate in the application process, please contact the City of Chicago, Department of Human Resources, at 312-744-4976 or disabilityaccommodations@cityofchicago.org. Please be prepared to provide information in support of your reasonable accommodation request. 

    Please note, all positions with the City of Chicago close promptly at C.S.T. Applications for this position will be accepted until 11:59pm CST on August 9 , 2021. No exceptions will be made.

    ALL REFERENCES TO POLITICAL SPONSORSHIP OR RECOMMENDATION MUST BE OMITTED FROM ANY AND ALL APPLICATION MATERIALS SUBMITTED FOR CITY EMPLOYMENT

    The City of Chicago is an Equal Employment Opportunity and Military Friendly Employer

  • 07/19/2021 11:57 AM | Anonymous

    Amazon

    Location: Arlington Area, VA

    How to Apply: https://www.amazon.jobs/en/jobs/1627049/technical-program-manager-ii?no_int_redir=1

    Global Talent Management (GTM) Science is an innovative organization that exists to propel Amazon HR towards being the most scientific HR organization on earth. The GTM Science mission is to use Science to assist and measurably improve every talent decision made at Amazon. We do this by discovering signals in workforce data, deploying statistical models into Amazon’s talent products, and guiding the broader GTM team to pursue high-impact opportunities with tangible returns. This multi-disciplinary approach spans capabilities, including: data engineering, reporting and analytics, research and behavioral sciences, and applied sciences such as economics and machine learning.

    We are seeking a Technical Program Manager with expertise in research methods in social science or similar research, including data collection and analysis methods in a variety of settings, and statistics. We are looking for someone who is passionate, resourceful, and driven to lead our research programs, drive innovation, and partner with product, tech, UIUX teams, and our decentralized line talent leaders to create new products and strategies that support the most critical components of this rapidly scaling operation. In this role, you will manage project deliverables for diverse stakeholders and in a fast paced work environment. You will do this by:

    · Designing research experiments and operational plans with a team of interdisciplinary scientists
    · Functionally decomposing complex research problems into simple, straight-forward applied solutions.
    · Interpreting statistical analyses for non-technical audiences
    · Documenting and communicating results to our highest level leaders
    · Driving change management and influence talent management leaders throughout the organization
    · Developing the strategic approach for discovery, delivery, and execution of improved GTM product solutions
    · Developing and execute research project plans, provide regular communications on them to key project stakeholders
    · Writing summaries of research findings and develop clear next steps action plans

    BASIC QUALIFICATIONS

    · MA/MBA in IO Psychology, HR, Management & Leadership, Education, Experimental Psychology or related field
    · 5 years of experience managing Talent Management programs or projects
    · 2-3 years of experience conducting applied research
    · Experience managing projects across cross functional teams, building sustainable processes and coordinating release schedules
    · Can execute basic statistical analyses (ANOVA, T-test, Correlations)
    · Have expertise in qualitative research methodologies (interviews, focus groups, etc.)
    · Strong organizational skills, time management, and program management skills
    · Adaptable, creative, and thrives in a fast-paced work environment
    · Experience with Qualtrics, Excel, Survey tools
    · Excellent written and oral communication skills

    PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

    · PhD in IO Psychology, HR, Management & Leadership, Education, Experimental Psychology or related field
    · 5 years managing Talent Management programs or projects
    · Skilled science communicator (both written and verbal) and convey technical information to a non-technical audience
    · Experience leading complex (beginning to end) research projects with multiple stakeholders
    · Experience providing thought leadership and consultation
    · Experience in at least one statistics program (SPSS, R, SAS, Stata, Python, etc.)

  • 07/12/2021 2:04 PM | Anonymous

    BetterUp

    Location: Remote (Anywhere in U.S.)

    How to Apply: https://www.betterup.com/about-us/careers?gh_jid=2337690

    BetterUp is a mobile-based coaching platform that brings personalized professional coaching to employees at all levels. We help managers lead better, teams perform better, and employees thrive personally and inspire professionally. Our mission is to help professionals everywhere pursue their lives with greater clarity, purpose, and passion. Our product was developed by a team of leading behavioral scientists, researchers, and technologists to bring evidence-based learning to professionals everywhere. We’re already transforming the way companies approach talent development at high-performing organizations like Genentech, Mars, LinkedIn, and Workday. Let’s build together! 

    At BetterUp you’ll have the opportunity to work side by side with talented, motivated, and intellectually stimulating colleagues who thrive on helping organizations solve their most pressing behavioral business challenges. We work in a highly collaborative environment, where you are encouraged to creatively use all the resources available to you to solve problems and share these inventive solutions across the team.  In particular, you will be expected to seamlessly collaborate with colleagues across BetterUp to advance prospects and existing clients to purchasing decisions.

    Responsibilities:

    • On the foundation of your deep human capital knowledge and expertise, you will develop a deep knowledge of our solution to present to prospective customers how BetterUp can help organizations achieve their business objectives, reach breakthrough performance, and create an environment where all employees can thrive. 
    • You will apply your discovery and solution design skills to support the sales process. When necessary, you will also leverage your deep behavioral science knowledge to connect and share the science of BetterUp to the desired outcomes of the organization to drive efficacy and alignment. In post-sales, Solutions Consultants partner with the customer success team to bring to life the impact that BetterUp is having in their organizations, by connecting qualitative and quantitative data for powerful stories of impact. You will lead insight-driven conversations and inform overall strategy to continually add value to our partners. You will have the opportunity to shape the product and direction of BetterUp by communicating important feedback to our Product team based on your conversations with customers. 
    • You will also be able to create and share thought leadership through workshops, webinars, and speaking engagements at industry events that bring to life the science and practice of BetterUp’s.
    • Perform unrivaled professional discovery, presentation, communication, and influencing skills to C-Level Executives, interfacing with and selling to the office of the CHRO and CFO specifically.
    • Manage multiple projects and stakeholders concurrently.
    • Effectively explain complex scientific concepts to any audience in the form of clear, polished presentations and/or responses to questions and challenges.
    • Synthesize quantitative and qualitative data to create engaging insights and recommendations for prospects and clients.
    • Agility and comfort with ambiguity to adapt and adjust to the market, the state of the organization and quickly shifting priorities.

    If you have some or all of the following, please apply: 

    • M.A. with a minimum of 7 years of consulting and/or business experience, ideally within an HR department or equivalent or minimum or 5 years experience with a PhD in behavioral science or a related field (e.g., business, organizational leadership). 
    • Domain expertise in behavioral science AND HR and/or L&D. 
    • Facilitation and presentation skills, experience presenting to large audiences and executives.
    • Leadership experience in one or more of the following domains: diversity and inclusion, employee engagement surveys and strategy, performance management design, succession planning, M&A integration, org effectiveness COE.
    • Experience with engaging stakeholders at the executive level.
    • Challenger mindset to influence executives to think differently about people development.
    • Amazing storytelling capabilities, along with strong verbal and written communication.
    • Expertise and comfort working with quantitative and qualitative data (basic statistics, examining patterns, developing recommendations based on data).
    • Agility and comfort with ambiguity to adapt and adjust to the market, the state of the organization and quickly shifting priorities.
    • Highly collaborative to foster cross-team learning and drive team results.
    • Facilitation and presentation skills, experience presenting to large audiences.
    • Willingness to travel 30% time (should organizations start to open when travel becomes the norm).
    • Coaching experience is a plus.

    Benefits:

    • We provide amazing benefits, but if you ask the team, they’ll tell you that the greatest benefit we offer employees is an incredibly meaningful mission and transformative work.
    • Full coverage medical, dental and vision insurance.
    • Unlimited use, at your own discretion, vacation policy.
    • 13 paid annual holidays.
    • 5 BetterUp Inner Work days (https://www.betterup.co/inner-work).
    • 5 “Volunteer Days” to give back.
    • Professional development through BetterUp coaching for you and a significant other.
    • 401(k) self contribution.
    • A competitive compensation plan with opportunity for advancement.

    BetterUp Inc. provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, genetics, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status. In addition to federal law requirements, BetterUp Inc. complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.

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