Testing Supervisor

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  • Job Number:523460
  • Classification:Administrative Specialist 2
  • Grade:Grade 78
  • Work type:On Campus, Staff Full-time
  • Administrative Unit:University of Alaska Southeast
  • School/Business unit:UAS Library
  • Location:Juneau
  • Categories: Administrative/Personnel

Position Summary:

The UAS Juneau campus is recruiting for an individual with a positive helpful attitude to serve as our new Testing Supervisor.  This position supports the growing demand for local, distance, placement and national testing in a dynamic, student-centered environment.

Duties:

10%Other duties to include: • Hold primary responsibility for tracking LC usage data and compiling usage reports. • Share web development duties for the LC website. • Accommodate the overall needs of the LC operation as a whole. This may include special projects, scheduling flexibility in times of staffing shortages, Sunday hours, etc.Essential
15%Testing Center Student Proctors. • Help recruit, train, supervise, and evaluate student proctors; temporary staff proctors are also a possibility. proctors are certified for administraion of tests by third party vendors as neccessary. • Help establish semester proctoring schedule, including ongoing day-to-day schedule management.Essential
75%• Oversee Learning Center testing operations. • Placement tests: Hold primary responsibility for the effective administration of all placement tests for UAS local, UAS remote, UAA, UAF, and non-UA students. • Course tests: Hold primary responsibility for the effective administration distance and in person course tests: UAS Sitka, Ketchikan, and Juneau, UAA, UAF, non-UA, and coordinate accommodated testing for students approved by Disability Services that require additional time, private testing space, or other accommadations that can not be provided during an in class exam. • Standardized tests: Hold primary responsibility for the effective administration of all standardized tests that we offer (computer-based and paper-based tests). • Computer-based tests: Hold primary responsibility for the effective administration of all computer-based tests. • Hold primary responsibility for training Learning Center staff in shared testing duties, including communicating changes and updating the Staff Handbook and the Standardized Testing Handbook. • Hold primary responsibility for managing contracts with testing vendors and related accounts receivable. • Communicate with all stakeholders concerning the effective administration of all tests (Library Dean, faculty, staff, advisors, Disability Support Services, UA distance education and testing centers, testing companies, test takers etc.).Essential

Located in the beautiful Egan Library, the UAS Testing Center is seeking a new Testing Supervisor who will help students achieve their educational goals and provide members of the Juneau community the opportunity to meet their professional requirements. This position oversees Learning Center testing operations, including hiring, training, and supervising student proctors, and the coordination and administration of the following: placement tests, tests for distance and in person UAS courses, standardized tests, professional exams such as the BAR Exam, and accommodated testing for students approved by Disability Services that require additional time, private testing space, or other accommodations that can not be provided during an in class exam. This position is responsible for training Learning Center staff in shared testing duties, including communicating changes and updating the Staff Handbook and the Standardized Testing Handbook. This position is also responsible for managing contracts with testing vendors and related accounts receivable.

If you would like to work on a beautiful campus, helping students and members of the Juneau community meet their educational goals, this position could be for you! Position includes full university benefits including: retirement savings, health insurance, and free UA tuition for employee and dependents.

As the Testing Supervisor, you will work in collaboration with the Learning Center team and the Library Dean and with students and testing staff at other UA campuses. As the Learning Center is also the primary location for math tutoring, please highlight in your application (not required) if you have experience tutoring any level of math, statistics, or accounting.   

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities: Required (Please address in your application materials):

• customer service skills in a dynamic work environment
• proficiency with spreadsheet programs such as Microsoft Excel
• extremely organized and detail oriented
• ability to implement procedures across a wide variety of testing situations
• demonstrated critical-thinking skills
• ability to write and speak effectively in English; excellent interpersonal and cross-cultural communication skills
• ability to work some evenings and weekends
• willingness to complete annual proctor training and recertification's
• basic computer skills and ability to troubleshoot common hardware and software issues

Preferred (Please address in your application materials):

• experience as a chief proctor, proctor coordinator, or proctoring room supervisor
• knowledge of online proctoring best-practices
• experience with handling confidential materials
• experience managing contracts and accounts receivable
• familiarity with working with students in an academic setting
• supervisory experience
• ability to communicate and work collaboratively with faculty, staff, students, testing vendor contacts, and members of the public
• experience working with individuals with diverse backgrounds
• ability to tutor in math, statistics, or accounting
Typical Experience:
Required (Please address in your application materials):

• demonstrated experience in organizing projects of large and small scales with multiple deadlines and multiple regulations
• demonstrated experience being able to multi-task
Required Education or Training:

Associate's Degree and two years progressively responsible experience in a related specialty or an equivalent combination of training and experience.

Salary Information:

This position provides a unique opportunity to pursue a fulfilling career while maintaining an excellent work/life balance.  This 11-month, non-exempt, benefits-eligible position is full-time (40 hours per week) through the academic year (mid-August through mid-May). The position is off-contract until mid-June and then 3/4 time (30 hours per week) through the remainder of the summer. Full university benefits: retirement savings, health insurance, and free UA tuition for employee and dependents. New hires will be placed on the UA staff salary schedule, Grade 00_78, based on education and experience.

Special Instructions to Applicants:

Please attach a resume, cover letter, and the names and contact information (email address and phone number) for three (3) professional references with your application.

The review process for applications will be begin on Monday, January 9, 2023. To ensure consideration in the initial review, please submit your application by 11:55 PM Alaska Standard Time on Sunday, January 8, 2023. The position is open until filled.

*To be eligible for this position, applicants must be legally authorized to work in the United States without restriction.  Applicants who now or may in the future require visa sponsorship to work in the United States are not eligible.

The University of Alaska (UA) is responsible for providing reasonable accommodations to individuals with disabilities throughout the applicant screening process. If you need assistance in completing this application or during any phase of the interview process, please contact UA Human Resources by phone at 907-450-8200.


UA is an AA/EO employer and educational institution and prohibits illegal discrimination against any individual: www.alaska.edu/nondiscrimination


The successful applicant is required to complete a background check. Any offer of employment is contingent on the background check.


Your application for employment with the University of Alaska is subject to public disclosure under the Alaska Public Records Act.


 

If you have any questions regarding this position, please contact J. Machalek, UAS HR Coordinator, at jlmachalek@alaska.edu or 907-796-6273.

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