Test Center Assistant

Test Center Assistant - POSITION FILLED
Department:  Dean of the College
Date:  09/11/2019

POSITION VACANCY

Founded in 1813, Colby is one of America’s most selective colleges. Serving only undergraduates, Colby’s rigorous academic program is rooted in deep exploration of ideas and close interaction with world-class faculty scholars. Students pursue intellectual passions, choosing among 58 majors or developing their own. Independent and collaborative research, study abroad, and internships offer robust opportunities to prepare students for postgraduate success. Colby is home to a community of 2,000 dedicated and diverse students from around the globe. Its Maine location provides easy access to world-class research institutions and civic engagement experiences.

In a period of fast-paced progress, Colby is building on its strong foundation while remaining committed to excellence, to supporting students and faculty at the highest levels, and to the College’s deep liberal arts traditions. This new chapter includes the creation of innovative academic initiatives and partnerships, strengthening the connections between the liberal arts and the professional world, revitalizing downtown Waterville, and pursuing significant capital projects for performing arts and athletics. Colby invites applicants to apply for the position of:


TEST CENTER ASSISTANT

Dean of the College

Part-Time, Temporary, Non-Exempt, Hourly, Staff Appointment

The Colby Test Center located on the third floor of Miller Library provides proctoring of exams for students who use testing accommodations or require a faculty approved make-up exam. The test center assistant, under the supervision of the associate director of student access and disability services, will schedule, facilitate, and proctor exams, as well as maintain detailed records pertaining to the proctoring needs of the College. As this is an inaugural position, we are looking for someone who is able to work flexible hours which may include evenings and weekends in response to the needs of the center. Hours may vary from 8 per week to 18 depending on use.

We encourage inquiries from candidates who will contribute to the diversity of our College, including its cultural and ethnic diversity.


ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
  • Schedule and confirm exams with faculty and students
  • Maintain integrity of exams through adherence to testing center policies and processes
  • Ensure efficient conduct of the exam
  • Return completed exams per faculty requests
  • Maintain detailed records of testing dates, times, students, etc
  • Proctor exams
  • Collaborate to solve problems as needed
  • Perform additional duties as assigned; duties, responsibilities, and activities may change at any time with or without notice
QUALIFICATIONS:
  • High school diploma or equivalent required; professional coursework or post-secondary education are a plus
  • One to three years of previous administrative or customer service experience
  • Excellent interpersonal, communication, and organizational skills with a high level of motivation and initiative
  • Attention to detail and accuracy are critical
  • Ability to handle confidential information tactfully
  • Must be able to work independently, exercise judgment, and manage projects with minimal supervision as well as to adjust as new projects are assigned
  • Highly developed computer skills including extensive experience using Microsoft Office Suite, email and web applications, Google applications, as well as an interest in and ability to learn new programs
  • Ability to make an impact through work as a member of a team and diverse community
KEY RELATIONSHIPS:
This position will work directly with the associate director of student access and disability services but will interact frequently with both faculty and students.

WORKING CONDITIONS/PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:
General open office and campus environment. Position involves sitting, although frequent movement is necessary. Occasional lifting is required. Computer usage involving repetitive hand/wrist motion is also necessary.

TO APPLY:
Interested candidates should apply electronically by clicking the "Apply Now" button on the Colby College website. Please submit a letter of interest, resume, and the contact information of three professional references. Materials should be addressed to:

Test Center Assistant - Search Committee
Office of Human Resources
Colby College
5500 Mayflower Hill
Waterville, ME 04901-8855

 

If you experience difficulty uploading your documents, you may submit any .doc or .pdf materials to hr@colby.edu. Please do not submit duplicate materials.

 
A review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.
 
Colby is a private, coeducational liberal arts college that admits students and makes employment decisions on the basis of the individual's qualifications to contribute to Colby's educational objectives and institutional needs. Colby College does not discriminate in its educational programs or employment on the basis of race, color, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, religion, national origin, age, marital status, genetic information, or military or veteran’s status. Colby is an equal opportunity employer and operates in accordance with federal and state laws regarding non-discrimination. Colby complies with Title IX, which prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex in an institution’s education programs and activities. Questions regarding Title IX may be referred to Colby’s Title IX coordinator or to the federal Office of Civil Rights. We encourage inquiries from candidates who will contribute to the cultural and ethnic diversity of our college.

For more information about the College, please visit our web site: www.colby.edu.