Testing Specialist

Community College of Aurora - Aurora, CO4.1

Full-time$40,000 - $43,000 a year
POSITION TITLE: Testing Specialist


REPORTS TO: Testing Center Director

SUPERVISES: Office Assistants

The Testing Specialist supports the Director in the management of the Testing Center and in the supervision of hourly and work-study staff at CentreTech, Lowry, and Buckley campuses. The Community College of Aurora’s Testing Center administers placement, online distance education, credit for prior learning and certification tests. We serve student, community members, and military members along with their families. The Testing Specialist will perform and oversee the main functions of the Testing Center, which includes test administration, as well as offer support to the Director. Such as planning Testing Center activities, developing the business, implementing changes, and supervising staff.

General Testing Functions:
Administer all tests offered by the Community College of Aurora’s Testing Centers: DSST, CLEP, Accuplacer, NTN, NCCT, Online/Distance Education exams, and any other test offered.
Answer questions and make decisions or recommendations regarding placement tests, remote proctoring, test scores needed, etc.
Troubleshoot with the IT department or with third party testing companies when technical problems arise during testing.
Ensure placement testing scores upload in Banner, generate hoc scores, and track testing data reports. Upload test scores upon reception (ACT, SAT, etc.).
Obtain and maintain proctor certifications with all testing companies throughout employment.
Obtain and maintain all access codes for users on various testing platforms and computer software.

Office Management:
Monitor and track office supply usage and order supplies when needed, research/maintain testing software (e.g. LanSchool), create/maintain physical file structure and the shared testing drive.
Maintain Testing Center schedule and ensure coverage, special testing sessions, and increase coverage for peak periods.
Maintain or improve Testing Center procedures including: Admissions and testing policy procedures, test administration/reporting for each test, testing center procedures and forms, testing center information is current in all publications including: course catalog, testing email, testing voicemail, business cards, and other department publications.
Assist the Director with scheduling and/or presenting issues, concerns, information during staff meetings.

Train hourly and work-study staff on test administration and clerical tasks.
Assign projects to staff and follow-up on completion of tasks.
Coach and provide feedback to staff annually and when requested/needed. Inform the Director of any performance issues or on exceptional performance.
Provide additional training to proctors when requested/needed.
Specific Duties and Responsibilities include and are not limited to:

Assist the Director in planning and implementing any new testing procedures related to CCA initiatives (e.g. score placement guides, new student orientation, and study workbooks).
Communicate with the Director and other departments such as Math, English, Tutoring, ACE, ESL, and Concurrent Enrollment regarding Accuplcer testing, including: special testing session coverage, unit transfers, site creation, proctor creation, branching profile maintenance, and training about Accuplacer and testing procedures.
Assist the Director in working with various departments to establish programs which may help students advance in placement, show departments growth during a class, or develop a process for students in special programs.
Collect, analyze, and report testing data to support college wide initiatives and present information during departmental meetings when needed.
Establish and complete special projects and goals stated within the individual’s yearly performance plan.

Associate’s degree
Working knowledge and understanding of educational assessment testing development and administration
Computer skills including Internet and MS Office
Customer service skills
Demonstrated ability to supervise staff
Excellent sense of organization and planning
Proficiency reading and writing English; strong communication skills
Sense of responsibility and accountability
Ability to work with little supervision

Bachelor’s Degree in psychology, psychometrics, measurement, mathematics, or a closely related field.
Experience proctoring classroom or testing center exams
Proficiency using Microsoft Excel and PowerPoint
Change management skills
Ability to design and maintain simple web pages
Experience working in higher education
Bilingual; English/Spanish preferred

Pearson VUE
Castle Worldwide
National Testing Network (NTN)
Accuplacer, College Board
CLEP, College Board
DSST, Prometric

Salary Range: Anticipated salary range is $40,000 to $43,000 depending on experience and education. CCA offers an excellent benefit plan. Leave and holiday benefits are also included. For more information on the insurance benefits, click on the following link: Benefits

Deadline to Submit Application Material: A review of applications will begin on June 21st, 2019. This position will remain posted until posted.

Application Process: When submitting your application material, please include a cover letter, current resume, professional references, and unofficial copy of your college transcripts showing the highest degree achieved.

If you have questions regarding this position, please contact us at HR@ccaurora.edu.

By submitting an application for this announced position, applicants are certifying that all statements, information and documents provided are true, complete and correct to the best of my knowledge and are made in good faith. Further, applicants understand that omissions, misleading, false or untrue information, or any attempt at fraud or deceit in any manner connected with this application and/or subsequent testing may result in them not being considered for jobs with the Community College of Aurora; may constitute grounds for discipline and/or termination after hire; and/or constitute grounds for further actions pursuant to law.

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Notice to all Applicants:
Proof of eligibility to work in the United States must be produced within three (3) days of hire.
Direct deposit of payroll is a condition of employment.
Final candidate is subject to a criminal background check prior to final selection process.
Final candidate is required to submit official transcripts to Human Resources within fourteen (14) days of hire.
CCA is affiliated with the Colorado Public Employees Retirement Association (PERA) and as such, employees contribute to PERA in lieu of Social Security for retirement benefits. For more information, visit the COPERA web page.
Former employees of the Colorado Community College System or one of its 13 colleges, who were disciplinarily terminated or resigned in lieu of termination, must disclose this information in your application material.

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CCA embraces Inclusive Excellence because we want our students, staff, and faculty to learn and contribute within an inclusive environment. This means members of our College community will be active, respectful, and mindful of equity, diversity, and inclusion at all levels of engagement. Inclusive Excellence will provide a foundation for student and institutional success.

For more information on CCA’s commitment to Inclusive Excellence please visit the Inclusive Excellence page.

Non-Discrimination Statement: The Community College of Aurora prohibits and will not tolerate discrimination or harassment that violates federal or state law, Board Policy 3-120 or Board Policy 4-120. The College does not discriminate on the basis of sex/gender, race, color, age, creed, national or ethnic origin, physical or mental disability, veteran status, pregnancy status, religion or sexual orientation. The College complies with Titles VI and VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Civil Rights Act of 1991, the Education Amendments of 1972 (Title IX), the Age Discrimination in Employment Act, the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Americans with Disabilities Act, Pregnancy Discrimination Act of 1978, Vietnam Era Veterans Readjustment Assistance Act of 1974; Executive Order 11246, and sections 24-34-301, C.R.S. et seq.

For information regarding civil rights or grievance procedures, contact our Title IX Compliance/Equal Opportunity Officer, Cindy Hesse, Director of Human Resources at 16000 E. CentreTech Parkway, Suite A207, Aurora, Colorado 80011 or by phone at 303-360-4752, or e-mail at Cindy.Hesse@CCAurora.edu.

CCA Mission: "The Community College of Aurora serves our diverse community by providing high quality instruction and support services to prepare students for transfer and employment."

Vision: We aspire to be the college where every student succeeds

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