Director of Testing Services

Lawrenceville, GA
Jul 02, 2017
Executive Administration Jobs
C-Level & Executive Directors
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Position Statement:

Founded in 2005, Georgia Gwinnett College (GGC) is the 31st member of the University System of Georgia. GGC is a premier 21st century liberal arts institution accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges. With a current enrollment of over 12,000 students, enrollment is projected to exceed 13,000 students in 2017, including both residential and commuter students. GGC’s innovative practices, caring culture, and extremely affordable tuition are changing the game in higher education and changing the future for students at all levels, of all ages, and from all walks of life. Gwinnett County (pop. 850,000+) is home to a variety of businesses, including organizations involved in health care, education and information technology.

Position Title:
Director of Testing Services

Job Category:

Testing Services - 6510320

Academic Affairs

Required Documents:
Cover Letter, Resume

Reporting to the Dean of the School of Transitional Studies (STS), the Director of Testing acts as the administrator for the college's student assessment program, which includes placement testing, institutional testing, system-wide, state, and national testing programs.


  • Oversight, development, and leadership for the college's student assessment program, which includes, but is not limited to:
    • placement testing, such as ACCUPLACER
    • institutional testing, such as world language placement tests
    • state and system-wide testing, such as independent study exam proctoring, GACE, and eCore
    • national testing programs, such as CLEP, SAT, ACT, MAT, ATI TEAS, and TOEFL
  • ?Developing, oversight, and monitoring the testing budget
  • Setting standard testing protocol to ensure test security and fairness to all student
  • Representing Testing Services, School of Transitional Studies, and the college, on campus committees and in the wider community
  • Training test administrators and proctors
  • Hiring and supervising the Testing Center staff
  • Performs other duties, as assigned

COMPENSATION: Commensurate with education and experience, with excellent benefits.

Minimum and Preferred Qualifications:

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Master's degree from an accredited university in Counseling, Student Personnel Administration, Educational Psychology, Educational Assessment, or a related field.
  • A minimum of six years of experience in testing administration in higher education.
  • Experience in data analysis, reporting, and strategic planning activities.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Doctorate (Ph.D. or Ed.D.) from an accredited university in Counseling, Student Personnel Administration, Educational Psychology, Educational Assessment, or a related field.
  • Proficiency with Banner or comparable technology and working knowledge of latest developments in testing software.
  • Knowledge of national and emerging best practices in testing.
  • Participation and/or publication through professional higher education organizations.

Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities:

  • A proven record of successfully managing a robust college testing program.
  • The ability to work well with and lead an innovative, diverse team.

Position Disclosure:

Due to the volume of applications, applicants may not receive a reply from the College unless an applicant is selected for an interview. Review of applications will continue until positions are filled. Hiring is contingent upon eligibility to work in the United States and proof of eligibility will be contemporaneously required upon acceptance of an employment offer. Any resulting employment offers are contingent upon successful completion of a background investigation and credit check if applicable to the position, as determined by Georgia Gwinnett College in its sole discretion. Georgia Gwinnett College, a unit of the University System of Georgia, is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, national origin, age, sexual orientation, disability or religion. Georgia is an open records state.

Physical Requirements

Position may require local travel. Ability to lift and carry files and materials. Ability to move from one office to another office on campus. Adequate vision, hearing and manual dexterity to interact with people in person, on the phone and in writing. Applicant must be able to perform the essential functions of the job, with or without reasonable accommodations.

Work Hours:
Position may require non-standard work hours (nights and weekends).

Position Status:



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