WIDA is currently hiring for the following position(s):

Assessment Project Manager

Deadline to Apply: July 5, 2018

Required Skills:


  • Minimum of 2 years of successful project management experience. Title prefix is dependent on relevant work experience.
  • Experience using project management software such as MS Project, Jira, SharePoint or other similar types of tools.
  • Capacity to work with diverse populations.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills with proven capacity to translate complex ideas into clear prose.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills.
  • Excellent organizational and analytical skills.


  • Experience managing large and complex projects, preferably revenue generating projects.
  • Project Management Professional (PMP) certification or similar training preferred.

Instructions to Applicants:

  • To apply for this position, please upload a cover letter addressed to Elizabeth Anderson, current resume, and the names and a document with the contact information of three professional referrences.
  • Questions about the position can be direced to:
    Franchesca Beswick
    Phone: 608-262-4221
    Email: franchesca.beswick@wisc.edu
  • If you need to request an accommodation because of a disability you can find information about how to make a request at the following website: https://oed.wisc.edu/disability-accommodation-information-for-applicants/

More information, including application requirements, is available on the UW-Madison website.


WIDA Administrative Coordinator

Deadline to Apply: July 10, 2018

Required Skills:

  • Must have excellent organization, written and verbal communication skills and a demonstrated ability to translate complex ideas into clear prose
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively with multiple constituent (such as local and state education agencies and vendor organizations)
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office programs expected. Experience using desktop publishing software a plus
  • Must be action oriented, take ownership of tasks, and have excellent interpersonal skills

Preferred Skills:

  • Project management expertise
  • Ability to coordinate team efforts and complete tasks independently and effectively under general supervision
  • Skill in organizing and developing web-based communications and learning
  • Experience planning and coordinating meetings
  • Demonstrated leadership, self-confidence, creativity, inivation, and the ability to solve problems as they arise within a team-oriented environment
  • Demonstrated success in building professional relationships
  • Ability to condut research and synthesize information both in written and oral form
  • Excellent time management skills and great attention to detail
  • Ability to communicate and collaborate with diverse audiences and stakeholders

Instructions to Applicants:

More information, including application requirements, is available on the UW-Madison website.

WIDA Summer Research Internship in Language Assessment 2018

WIDA offers summer research internships in language assessment to graduate students. Interns will participate in WIDA Assessment research projects and collaborate with WIDA researchers on projects that address academic language development in the K-12 context.

The WIDA Assessment Team pursues a validation research agenda that supports the WIDA suite of language assessments, ACCESS for ELLs 2.0, WIDA Screener, and WIDA MODEL. Interns may contribute to various aspects of this research agenda, such as study design, data collection and analyses, manuscript/report authoring and review, and presentation of findings. Quantitative, qualitative, and mixed-methods projects may be assigned to interns, depending on the background of qualified applicants. Interested applicants may also participate in test development activities, such as content reviews. Specific projects will be assigned to each intern, based on individual interests and strengths at the beginning of the internship.

Important Dates:

  • Application Deadline: February 15, 2018
  • Notification of Decision: April 1, 2018
  • Internship Dates: June 4 - August 10, 2018 (Dates are somewhat flexible)

Compensation: Paid internship with a competitive hourly salary (interns typically work 30 hours per week)


  • Full-time enrollment in a doctoral program related to language assessment
  • Completion of a minimum of two years of coursework toward a doctoral degree, prior to beginning the internship

Application Procedure: Submit the following via email to widainternships@wcer.wisc.edu

  • Statement of Purpose
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Copies of Graduate Transcripts
  • Contact information of two academic/professional references

Selection: Interns will be selected based on their scholarship and alignment of research interests with current WIDA assessment research agenda. Shortlisted applicants will be invited to phone interviews.

Contact: For more information, contact widainternships@wcer.wisc.edu