Testing Accommodations Manager

Job description

Hofstra University is a nationally ranked and recognized private university in Hempstead, N.Y. that is the only school to ever host three consecutive presidential debates (2008, 2012 and 2016). At Hofstra, students get the best of both worlds. Our campus is a leafy oasis just a quick train ride away from New York City and all its cultural, recreational and professional opportunities. We offer small classes and personal attention, with the resources, technology and facilities of a large university. Students can choose from more than 160 undergraduate program options and 165 graduate program options in the liberal arts and sciences, education, health professions and human services, the Peter S. Kalikow School of Government, Public Policy and International Affairs, the Fred DeMatteis School of Engineering and Applied Science, the Frank G. Zarb School of Business, the Lawrence Herbert School of Communication, the Maurice A. Deane School of Law, the Hofstra Northwell School of Graduate Nursing and Physician Assistant Studies, and the Donald and Barbara Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell. Hofstra University is a dynamic community of more than 11,000 students from around the world who are dedicated to civic engagement, academic excellence and becoming leaders in their communities and their careers.

The Testing Accommodations Manager works with Student Access Services to implement testing accommodations for students with disabilities. Required qualifications include being a skilled communicator, familiar with all methods of office and administrative operations, as well as the issues, trends, and concerns for students with disabilities. The successful candidate will have a collaborative disposition, ability to think critically and creatively, excellent interpersonal and problem-solving skills, a service orientation, and a participatory leadership style. The candidate must possess technological competence, with a preferred qualification of database software (Access and Excel), be adept at managing several concurrent projects, an demonstrate the ability to thrive in a learning environment that welcomes and celebrates human diversity and difference.  Responsibilities include proctoring exams, assistance with tracking testing request forms, managing the departmental exam schedule, regularly interacting with professors and students, and overseeing the administration of all final exams. Excellent organizational and computer skills, ability to communicate well in person and in writing, and experience and/or interest in working with individuals with disabilities are required.

Specific Duties of the position may include:

Manage weekly schedule to monitor students in the testing center

Ensure that all mandated accommodations are implemented properly for each student

Follow up on written requests by students to schedule exams to be taken in the Testing Center and communicate with professors to make arrangements for test delivery and return

Maintain and improve recording system for all requests and tests

Ensure students adhere to the rules and regulations governing the test registration and testing process

Ensure the delivery of completed exams to professors at various locations on campus

Monitor the functionality of computers, office equipment and any assistive technology housed in the Center and report any concerns to the Director

Interact with faculty to obtain student exams and clarify any questions regarding testing procedures

Hire and supervise student employees who assist with daily operations in the Testing Center

Create master schedule for both midterms and finals week, coordinating with staff, volunteers and other offices on campus

Other duties within the Division of Student Affairs as assigned


Master’s degree required.

One year experience working in a college or school setting required

Application Instructions:

Please send a resume, cover letter and 3 professional references to the Director of Student Access Services, Julie Yindra at [email protected]

Hofstra University is an equal opportunity employer, committed to fostering diversity in its faculty, administrative staff and student body, and encourages applications from the entire spectrum of a diverse community.




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Posted: 1/17/2018
Application Due: 3/18/2018
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