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Website Inspire Global Assessments (Inspire)

Status: Temporary, Full-Time (1 year term)
Work Location: Vancouver, BC. – Hybrid (work from the office an average of 3 days a week)
Start Date: June 2024

Who we are

Inspire Global Assessments (Inspire), formally known as the Nursing Community Assessment Services (NCAS) is a branded service of the BC College of Nurses and Midwives. We’re working with nursing regulators and governments across the country to address the acute nursing shortage. Inspire is a unique assessment service that supports the transition of internationally educated health care professionals into the global work force.

BCCNM is empowered under the Health Professions Act to regulate the practice of all licensed practical nurses, nurse practitioners, registered midwives, registered nurses, and registered psychiatric nurses in British Columbia. Regulation helps to protect the public by ensuring that professional care or service received by the public is competent, ethical, and meets the standards that society views as acceptable.

As western Canada’s largest health profession regulator, we believe a diverse and inclusive team enriches our efforts to protect the public. At BCCNM and within Inspire, we value and celebrate diversity. We are committed to fostering an open, welcoming, and inclusive work environment where we value and respect all perspectives. We aspire to employ staff who are representative of the diverse B.C. communities we serve. BCCNM is also committed to making our health system more culturally safe for Indigenous Peoples of First Nations, Inuit, or Métis ancestry. We welcome and encourage their applications.

What we offer you

Our office is located at 200 Granville Street in downtown Vancouver. To support a healthy work-life balance, we operate using a hybrid model. Employees enjoy a collaborative environment that offers flexibility to work both on-site and remotely each week.

We promise to provide you with rewarding work that challenges you. You will be part of a passionate team contributing to our important mandate of protecting the public. As a member of the team, you can expect to be working in a collaborative, team-based environment, and treated in a respectful and professional manner.

The expected starting base salary for this position is $75,000 – $90,000 annually, depending on a variety of factors including qualifications and experience.

What you’ll be doing

Reporting to the Manager of Assessment, Innovation & Psychometrics (AIP), the Assessment Developer supports the development cycles for various exams, in particular, the development of Inspire’s bilingual (French/English) set of competency assessment tools.  This work includes fostering and motivating a pool of Subject Matter Experts (SMEs); developing and validating framework, content, guidelines, policies, and assessment instruction documentation; facilitating exam development, pilot and field tests, and standard-setting sessions; and leading the full content development and review cycles.

This position typically works business hours Monday to Friday; however, some schedule flexibilities may be required during evenings and/or weekends to support exam development activities.

Key responsibilities include:

With guidance from the Manager of AIP, the Assessment Developer will lead the full cycle of competency assessment development activities including:

  • Create, monitor, evaluate, and nurture a pool of bilingual SMEs.
  • Create new, and enhance current, assessment frameworks based on research and consultation with field experts, supporting and/or exploring innovative ways to evaluate candidates’ skills.
  • Lead the full cycle of competency assessment development activities and provide timely communication and consultation with the Manager of AIP on risks and mitigation.
  • Liaise between assessment experts and nursing SMEs as well as collaborate with copy editors and cultural sensitivity consultants to review and finalize content.
  • Facilitate in-person and online content writing, pilot and field testing, and standard-setting sessions while ensuring adherence to assessment standards.
  • Prepare and revise content writing manuals and guidelines; assessment policies and procedures; and pre- and post-content writing templates and documentation.
  • Evaluate and troubleshoot content materials and activities to ensure that assessment development materials and analytics are completed to its highest efficiently.
  • In collaboration with psychometricians and operation team members, review and revise assessment content based on close collaboration with both the psychometricians and the operations team members.
  • Prepare assessment forms and materials to ensure they accurately reflect the structure and coverage of the assessment.
  • Develop and deliver surveys to inform framework and content development.
  • Participate in internal and external meetings, guiding all stakeholders in their understanding and support of the development process, and also learning from their needs and suggestions.
  • Foster and maintain an organizational culture that promotes mutual respect, teamwork, and service excellence.

Your education & skills 

  • A minimum of a Bachelor’s degree in measurement and evaluation, education, psychology, policy, or communications, or equivalent combination of relevant education and work experience related to the field of test development.
  • Minimum of five years’ experience with the full test development cycle, and in particular, leading content writing of multiple-choice assessments and/or OSCE-like exams.
  • Bilingual in French and English, strong experience in writing and editing.
  • Exceptional knowledge of complexed competency-based assessments and standards of practice, as well as knowledge in standards for content development and trends in the industry.
  • Demonstrated project management skills with experience in leading projects through the full project development, implementation, and evaluation cycle.
  • Exceptional and demonstrated, group facilitation experience with varied stakeholders.
  • Excellent inter-personal communication skills with a variety of stakeholders.
  • Strong organizational and documentation skills with exceptional attention to detail.
  • Demonstrated skill with Microsoft suite and other digital technologies and online programs.
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently, manage multiple tasks, and meet deadlines.
  • A powerful work ethic, commitment to completing tasks, and a positive attitude.
  • Prior exposure to working in environments that involve change and ambiguity, and require adaptation and growth is an asset.
  • Demonstrated understanding of diversity, inclusion, and cultural humility as they apply to nursing and midwifery practice and health care.
  • Knowledge of health care practice, especially nursing, is an asset.

How to Apply

If you are interested in this position, please apply online with your cover letter and resume. This opportunity will remain posted until filled. To see a full list of our current opportunities or to learn more about working at the BC College of Nurses & Midwives, please visit our website at Careers at BCCNM.

Note: References, education and professional credential verifications, and a criminal record check will be required for all final candidates.

To learn more about Inspire, please visit www.inspireassessments.org. Thank you for your interest in NCAS and the BC College of Nurses and Midwives To learn more about BCCNM, visit www.bccnm.ca