Texas Rising Star Assessor III (TRS Assessment Entity)

Texas Medical Center-Houston, TX

Texas Rising Star Assessor III (TRS Assessment Entity)

Location: Texas Medical Center-Houston, Texas

Category: Research

McGovern Medical School at UTHealth Houston

Requisition #: 240000VL

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 provide some coordination and logistics for assessments while reliably assessing and monitoring ELP program quality using the Texas Rising Star assessment instrument. A Texas Rising Star Assessor III will be responsible for leading an assessment team, reviewing program data, 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 Facility and Classroom Assessment Forms. Assessors will coordinate and implement all Texas Rising Star-related activities associated with the Child Care Services (CCS) Program.

Position Key Accountabilities:

  1. Provides coordination and logistical support for Texas Rising Star assessments in the Gulf Coast Workforce Board region, including assigning assessments personnel to sites, ordering and allocating assessment supplies and resources, etc. in support of the Gulf Coast Workforce Board Early Education Services - Assessment Workstream priorities, desired outcomes, budgets, and timelines.

  2. Assist management in planning methods and procedures for the collection of data.

  3. 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.

  4. Makes independent decisions to interpret and score, and input facility and classroom assessment data to complete the Texas Rising Star Assessment as described in the Texas Rising Star Technical Scoring Manual and Texas Rising Star Engage User Guide (EUG).

  5. Maintains accurate and timely records including entry of facility and classroom assessment data 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).

  6. 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.

  7. May recruit or provide support to Child Care Services (CCS) that submits a Texas Rising Star Certification Request.

  8. Collaborates with Texas Rising Star mentors by sharing/communicating assessment results of early learning programs.

  9. 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 ability to reliably assess program quality through participation in quarterly checks.

  10. May provide direction and training to Texas Rising Star Assessors to ensure efficient, timely, and high quality results in compliance with all protocols, and guidelines, as described in the Texas Rising Star Guidelines, Texas Rising Star Handbook, Texas Rising Star Technical Scoring Manual, and Texas Rising Star Engage User Guide (EUG).

  11. 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 related field with four (4) years of related research experience including significant experience in a project management research role; or Masters degree in related field with two (2) years of related research experience including significant experience in a project management research role; or Doctorate degree.

Minimum Experience:

Years of experience varies based on the education level

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.


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