Texas Rising Star Assessor I (TRS Assessment Entity)

Texas Medical Center-Houston, TX

Texas Rising Star Assessor I (TRS Assessment Entity)

Location: Texas Medical Center-Houston, Texas

Category: Research

McGovern Medical School at UTHealth Houston

Requisition #: 230001W6

What we do here changes the world. UTHealth Houston is Texas’ resource for healthcare education, innovation, scientific discovery, and excellence in patient care. That’s where you come in.

Once you join us you won't want to leave. It’s because we reward our team for the excellent service they provide. Our total rewards package includes the benefits you’d expect from a top healthcare organization (benefits, insurance, etc.), plus:

  • 100% paid medical premiums for our full-time employees

  • Generous time off (holidays, preventative leave day, both vacation and sick time – all of which equates to around 37-38 days per year)

  • The longer you stay, the more vacation you’ll accrue!

  • Longevity Pay (Monthly payments after two years of service)

  • Build your future with our awesome retirement/pension plan!

We take care of our employees! As a world-renowned institution, our employees’ wellbeing is important to us. We offer work/life services such as…

  • Free financial and legal counseling

  • Free mental health counseling services

  • Gym membership discounts and access to wellness programs

  • Other employee discounts including entertainment, car rentals, cell phones, etc.

  • Resources for child and elder care

  • Plus many more!

Position Summary:

This position's primary duties will include reliably assessing and monitoring ELP program quality using the Texas Rising Star assessment instrument. The Texas Rising Star Assessor I will be responsible for collecting observation data, adhering to all assessment protocols, and entering data entry into an online platform. Assessors evaluate certification status for certified Texas Rising Star early learning programs and all early learning programs interested in becoming Texas Rising Star certified throughout the state, using the applicable Notetaking forms and Facility and Classroom Assessment Forms.

Position Key Accountabilities:

  1. Collect assessment data from a Texas Rising Star Assessment Visit as described in the Texas Rising Star Guidelines and Texas Rising Star Staff Handbook. This includes utilizing the Texas Rising Star Notetaking Forms and the Texas Rising Star Assessment Record Forms.

  2. Makes independent decisions to accurately interpret and score, input ELP program evidence, and inputs facility and classroom assessment data into CLI Engage to complete the Texas Rising Star Assessment procedures as described in the Texas Rising Star Technical Scoring Manual and Texas Rising Star Engage User Guide (EUG).

  3. Maintains accurate and timely records including data entry of facility and classroom assessment into the Texas Rising Star Assessment Tool in CLI Engage, as described in the Texas Rising Star Technical Scoring Manual and Texas Rising Star Engage User Guide (EUG).

  4. Assists with Texas Rising Star Notetaking and Assessment Record Forms needed for Texas Rising Star Assessment Visit to ensure smooth operations.

  5. May monitor Texas Rising Star Notetaking and Assessment Record Forms to ensure sufficient inventory to support the Texas Rising Star Assessment Visit.

  6. Attain and maintain the Texas Rising Star Assessor Certification, as described in the Texas Rising Star Guidelines. Certified assessors must participate in weekly coding calls and must demonstrate their ongoing mastery of the criteria and their ability to reliably assess program quality through participation in quarterly checks.

  7. Texas Rising Star assessors are required to complete annual professional development and continuing education consistent with the Texas Rising Star annual minimum training hours required for a Texas Rising Star-certified child care center director.

  8. Performs other duties as assigned.


Basic knowledge of standard Office Software such as Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook is required.

Minimum Education:

Bachelors degree in the appropriate field of science or relevant experience in lieu of education.

Minimum Experience:

Two (2) years of related experience in a research or clinical lab environment. May substitute required experience with equivalent years of education beyond the minimum education requirement.

Physical Requirements:

Exerts up to 20 pounds of force occasionally and/or up to 10 pounds frequently and/or a negligible amount constantly to move objects.

Security Sensitive:

This job class may contain positions that are security sensitive and thereby subject to the provisions of Texas Education Code § 51.215

Residency Requirement:

Employees must permanently reside and work in the State of Texas.

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University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth)

Established in 1972 by The University of Texas System Board of Regents, The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) is Houston’s Health University and Texas’ resource for health care education, innovation, scientific discovery and excellence in patient care. The most comprehensive academic health center in the UT System and the U.S. Gulf Coast region, UTHealth Houston is home to schools of biomedical informatics, biomedical sciences, dentistry, nursing and public health and the John P. and Kathrine G. McGovern Medical School. UTHealth Houston includes The University of Texas Harris County Psychiatric Center, as well as the growing clinical practices UT Physicians, UT Dentists and UT Health Services. The university’s primary teaching hospitals are Memorial Hermann-Texas Medical Center, Children’s Memorial Hermann Hospital and Harris Health Lyndon B. Johnson Hospital.

UTHealth Benefits

UTHealth Houston offers a comprehensive and competitive benefits package. For more information on our benefits programs please refer to the UTHealth Houston Office of Benefits Website.


Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

UTHealth Houston is committed to providing equal opportunity in all employment-related activities without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, gender identity or expression, veteran status or any other basis prohibited by law or university policy. Reasonable accommodation, based on disability or religious observances, will be considered in accordance with applicable law and UTHealth Houston policy. The University maintains affirmative action programs with respect to women, minorities, individuals with disabilities, and eligible veterans in accordance with applicable law.

UTHealthHoustonhas adopted a policy consistent with CMS regulations to protect our patients and university community from exposure to COVID-19. This policy affects all employees, residents, fellows, students, contractors, new hires, visiting scholars program participants, adjunct faculty, and volunteers who work, train, or collaborate at the John S. Dunn Behavioral Science Center.

In addition, all UTHealthHouston​​​​​​​employees who are assigned to work at a location that is subject to the affiliated partner’s hospital, clinical offices, or agency are required to abide by UTHealth’sHoustonrules and regulations, as well as the affiliate’s rules and regulations, including COVID-19 vaccination and safety requirements.

Work location is based on the needs of the department and may be adjusted.