Testing Associate

Location
Houston, TX
Posted
Jun 29, 2017
Institution Type
Community College


The Organization

Houston Community College (HCC) is an open-admission, public institution of higher education offering a high-quality, affordable education for academic advancement, workforce training, career development and lifelong learning to prepare individuals in our diverse communities for life and work in a global and technological society. We're proud to say that 98 percent of our graduates step into a job in their field of study immediately upon graduation. One of the largest community colleges in the nation, HCC has served the Greater Houston area for over four decades. Accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, and the Schools Commission on Colleges, we offer 300+ associate degree and certificate programs to 75,000+ students across 13 Centers of Excellence and online each semester. We are proud to be No.1 among all community colleges in the nation in providing associate degrees to minorities and No.1 in educating international students, with 10.4 percent of our student population from outside the USA. Our vision is to become the Employer of Choice in support of our mission for Student Success by attracting, retaining and motivating the best employees.

The Team

Play a central role at HCC as you keep our everyday operations running like clockwork. You'll get the chance to make things happen and work closely with inspiring leaders across different parts of the institution. Whether your role is supportive, administrative, financial or something else, you'll be part of a dynamic team that not only provides HCC students with cutting-edge academic and career tools, it also takes care of its people.

We are currently seeking a Testing Associate who will advance the institution's proud tradition of excellence in academics, student life and community service.

The Opportunity

You: You're a conscientious and dependable person who enjoys working with students and faculty alike.

Your mission: We'll rely on you to administer, proctor and score tests as well as supervise site testing staff.

Your work: You'll be administering tests both on and off campus, and we'll count on you to keep staff, materials and schedules in order so we can assist as many students as possible. On any given day, you might be scoring tests, scheduling proctors, attending a district meeting or helping out with new-student orientations.

Location
Houston is a city with limitless possibilities:

• Third-largest city in the U.S. and home to 54 Fortune 500 companies, second only to New York City's 55.
• 145 languages are spoken here.
• Overall after-taxes living costs are 5.6 percent below the average for all 308 urban areas recently surveyed.
• Houston is a major-league sports town, and don't forget the annual Houston Livestock Show & Rodeo.
• The weather is great! Mild winters ensure that outdoor activities can be enjoyed year-round.
• World-renowned medical care. The Houston metro area has long been known for its first-rate health care system, with many Houston area hospitals consistently ranking among the nation's top institutions.
• With over 150 museums and cultural institutions in the Greater Houston area, museums are a large part of Houston's cultural scene.
• Houston is the Culture & Culinary Capital of Texas with more than 7,500 restaurants and eating establishments covering 60+ cuisines.

If this sounds like the role for you and you're ready to join an amazing team, please apply right away.

It is the policy of the Houston Community College System to provide equal employment opportunities without regard to race, color, religion, sex, gender identity and expression, national origin, age, disability, sexual orientation or veteran's status. Individuals with disabilities, who require special accommodations to interview, should contact the Employment Services Office at (713) 718-8565.
HCC values its employees and their contributions, promotes opportunities for their professional growth and development, and provides a positive working and learning environment that encourages diversity, innovation and creativity, and inclusion.

SUMMARY

Administers, proctors and scores tests as required. Supervises site testing staff as required.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

Administer various assessment tests for the college on and off campus (THEA, ASSET,COMPASS,GED,TOEFL,SAT, CLEP, ACT, TABE, CELSA, CITZENSHIP, ASE, CBE, CAAP, Correspondence Testing, Departmental Exams, etc.).

Assure that all staff is certified to administer Ability to Benefit tests. GED certification may be required.

Work with ADA counselors to provide appropriate testing accommodations to students.

Assist in interviewing, hiring, and training of staff.

Schedule testing proctors to ensure appropriate coverage.

Complete appropriate paperwork for hiring and ending assignments.

Input and approve time and labor data for site testing staff.

If applicable, complete the Performance Evaluation Document (PEP) if supervising full-time staff.

Conduct inventory, at least annually, of test materials housed at the Testing Center.

Report any lost, stolen, misplaced, damaged, or otherwise compromised test materials to the System Office.

Attend various meetings (i.e., district-wide monthly testing associate meetings, student development dean's monthly manager meetings, campus operational team meetings, etc.).

Attend all training required by supervisor or college/district, state, or federal policy.

Adhere to departmental policies and procedures in cooperation with the district office.

Participate in new student orientations (shared jointly with other student services personnel), and conducts GED orientation.

Participate in campus activities, and initiatives.

Input test data.

Assist the supervisor in the performance of duties.

Assist in evaluating and improving program services.

Process students for registration of various tests.

Prepare monthly testing calendars and generate monthly reports for submission to System Office.

Monitor and maintain a system that will ensure security of tests and testing materials at the assigned sites.

May be asked to perform other duties as assigned in the absence of the Supervisor.

QUALIFICATIONS

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform the essential duties and responsibilities listed above. The qualifications listed below are representative of the education, experience, knowledge, skills, and/or abilities required.

EDUCATION

Bachelor's degree in Education or a related area.

EXPERIENCE

Minimum of two (2) years direct testing experience in a post secondary institution.

Experience working with a diverse population.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES

Must be eligible for GED testing certification by the state, and must become certified as a GED examiner within 6 months of assuming the testing associate position

Bilingual a plus

Basic computer knowledge required

Proficiency with PC and computerized student record system is preferred

Ability to work some nights and weekends

Ability to attend yearly in-service training

Two to four full testing sessions under a supervisor before assuming duties

This job description in no way states or implies that these are the only duties to be performed by the employee occupying this position. Employees will be required to follow any other job-related instructions and to perform any other job-related duties requested by their supervisor.



This job description may be revised upon development of other duties and changes in responsibilities.

EDUCATION

Bachelor's degree in Education or a related area.

EXPERIENCE

Minimum of two (2) years direct testing experience in a post secondary institution.

Experience working with a diverse population.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES

Must be eligible for GED testing certification by the state, and must become certified as a GED examiner within 6 months of assuming the testing associate position

Bilingual a plus

Basic computer knowledge required

Proficiency with PC and computerized student record system is preferred

Ability to work some nights and weekends

Ability to attend yearly in-service training

Two to four full testing sessions under a supervisor before assuming duties

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