Manager, Testing Center
Manager, Testing CenterPosition Number:
PSA/NEA - Professional Staff AssocPay Grade Level:
11Pay Grade Range:
$54,363 - $81,985Status :
Calendar Year, Full-time, PermanentDepartment:
Provost for Academic AffairsContact(s):
Please note: Applications must be submitted directly online only at: https://jobs.uri.eduCampus Location:
NoJob Description Summary:
APPLICATION DEADLINE: This is an open until filled search. First consideration will be given to applications received by May 21, 2021. Second consideration may be given to applications received by June 18, 2021. Applications received subsequent to second consideration date (June 18, 2021) may not be given full consideration.
Reporting to the Director of the Office for the Advancement of Teaching and Learning, manage the Academic Testing Center (ATC) to meet the testing needs of 1) students with excused absences; 2) student-athletes with excused class absences due to competition; 3) students whose accommodation letters allow extra time for testing, testing in a distraction free environment, and the use of assistive technology during testing. Manage strategic planning and budgeting for the ATL.Duties and Responsibilities:
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Manage the day-to-day operations of the Academic Testing Center including planning, budgeting, and scheduling.
Establish an annual testing calendar including special testing calendars for final and midterm periods if necessary.
Hire, schedule, train, and supervise proctors as necessary. Provide ongoing professional development to ensure that proctors are knowledgeable and proficient in best practices for working with students in a higher education testing environment.
Develop, evaluate, and revise policies for the ATC including policies on scheduling, student identification, proctoring, video surveillance, academic integrity, and other policies as necessary to ensure that the ATC is following best practices for Testing Centers (NCTA).
Deploy Register Blast and other appropriate software to automate processes such as student scheduling for exams, faculty registering exams, data tracking and other essential functions. Work with technology providers to suggest improvements.
Work with facilities and other appropriate departments on campus to ensure the ATC is compliant with best practices (NCTA) in physical design and in the use of video surveillance.
Ensure all policies and procedures including security and identification are followed by all staff.
Collaborate with faculty to develop policies and procedures regarding all aspects of academic integrity in the testing center including but not limited to surveillance of students during exams, reporting of violations to faculty, consequences of violations, and best practices for supporting students in the event of a violation.
Collect data on the use and effectiveness of the center and make recommendations for any changes to the center’s policies, procedures, technology, or physical set up. Prepare an annual report as part of ATL’s annual report.
Evaluate and review web-based forms for faculty and students including forms that ensure students with disabilities are requesting accommodations which have been approved by Disability Services.
Work with Disabilities Services to ensure that the testing center’s accommodations are appropriate and to develop a system to refer students to disability services when they cannot be accommodated at the testing center.
Maintain relationships with URI departments such as athletics and academic departments that are heavy users of the ATC.
Work with the appropriate academic and student affairs departments to support a University climate of academic integrity.
Maintain memberships in professional testing organizations such as NCTA and attend appropriate workshops and conferences.
Make written or oral reports as requested.
OTHER DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Perform additional duties as required.
LICENCES, TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT:
Personal computers; word processing, spreadsheet, and data base software; software to develop web pages, web-based forms, and surveys; scheduling software.Required Qualifications:
2.Minimum of three years’ experience in testing, disability services, or, other academic support services, in a college or university setting.
3.Demonstrated experience in developing and writing policies and procedures for settings such as a testing center.
4.Demonstrated experience in strategic planning and budgeting.
5.Demonstrated ability to hire and train testing proctors.
6.Demonstrated supervisory experience.
7.Demonstrated experience in developing communication plans and marketing services to faculty and university staff.
8.Demonstrated experience serving individuals with disabilities.
9.Demonstrated experience in web development.
10. Demonstrated experience in survey development.
11. Demonstrated experience with form development software.
12.Demonstrated experience with scheduling software.
13.Demonstrated organizational skills.
14.Demonstrated strong interpersonal and verbal communication skills.
15.Demonstrated proficiency in written communication skills.
16.Demonstrated ability to work independently.
17.Demonstrated experience using word, spreadsheet, and data base software.
18.Demonstrated ability to work with diverse groups/populations.Preferred Qualifications:
2.Demonstrated experience with Registerblast software.
3.Demonstrated experience with promoting academic integrity in a college/university.
ALL REQUIREMENTS ARE SUBJECT TO POSSIBLE MODIFICATION TO REASONABLY ACCOMMODATE INDIVIDUALS WITH DISABILITIES.Environmental Conditions:
This position is not substantially exposed to adverse environmental conditions.Posting Date:
04/30/2021Special Instructions to Applicants:
Please attach the following 3 (PDF) documents to your online Employment Application:
(#1) Cover letter.
(#3) “Other Document” – the names and contact information of three professional references (pdf doc).