Assessment Writer

Soomo Learning - Remote, NC


32-40 hours per week

Contract to Employee position

About Soomo Learning

Since 2004, Soomo Learning has been creating high-quality, interactive, digital textbooks for higher education. We launched with the objective to “create courseware that works better and costs less than a traditional textbook.” As we put our work to the test, we learned it takes much more than changing a textbook to improve student outcomes. Outcome improvement comes from careful attention to the problems at hand, collaboration with faculty, and iteration. Soomo Learning is an organization built to uncover the strategies and tools to best enable student success in any given course. Today, Soomo Learning provides a broad range of services, technology, and content development for the design, delivery, and improvement of online, blended, and traditional courses. Soomo is a team of people who have chosen to invest our lives in creating better digital resources for learning.

Overview of Role

As the Assessment Writer, you will be responsible for using learning outcomes to develop summative assessments and to map, design, and develop an engaging learning experience. This includes sequencing content, and authoring question sets and activities, and any other means that will prepare students to demonstrate mastery. Our ideal candidate has a strong learning design background who can engage students through thoughtfully designed questions and activities and takes a user-centered approach.


  • Conduct thorough course analyses including evaluation of course goals, student needs, and common challenges
  • Generate potential learning and assessment strategy solutions, compare promising approaches, and choose strategies to prototype
  • Develop a course blueprint to map student learning experience including content sequence, formative assessment, and alignment to outcomes
  • Write engaging, clear, well-aligned questions and activities that encourage comprehension, analysis, and evaluation
  • Rigorously align content and questions with desired outcomes and purpose
  • Effectively guide and collaborate with partner faculty and colleagues throughout the development and revision process
  • Use activity data to iteratively improve course design


  • Bachelor’s degree required, graduate degree preferred
  • 5+ years of learning design experience and samples of work
  • 3+ years experience writing measurable learning outcomes and aligned question sets, activities, and assessments
  • Publishing industry experience preferred
  • Exceptional writing skills, attention to detail, and ability to produce error-free work in a fast-paced environment
  • Demonstrable knowledge in the application of learning theories, instructional practices, and instructional design models
  • Experience engaging in a design thinking process including paying careful attention to the problem to solve and root issues
  • A willingness to work with faculty at many institutions who are new to active learning courseware and data-driven intervention
  • The ability to engage with statistics to analyze student usage patterns and an inquisitive spirit for finding anomalies and chasing down explanations
  • Strong written and verbal communication and collaboration skills
  • Strong technical skills using tools such as Word and Google Docs, communication tools such as email and Slack, and some familiarity with HTML
  • A willingness to learn new technologies and incorporate new skills and knowledge into daily work
  • A willingness to ask questions
  • Experience working with undergraduate curriculum

Posted On: Monday, November 16, 2020

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