North Shore Community College Lynn , MA 01902
PT Assessment Assistant, Center for Alternative Studies & Educational Testing
Non-Benefited, MCCC position
12 hours per week, 1 Saturday per month:
Monday, Lynn 10am-2pm
Tuesday, Danvers 10am-2pm
Thursday, Danvers 8am-12pm
One Saturday per month 9am-12pm (Lynn Campus): 10/13, 11/3, 12/8
(Hours subject to change)
The Center for Alternative Studies and Educational Testing provides exemplary service to a diverse population of students who seek testing opportunities and alternative options for credit award. Assessment Assistants support all CAS programs, maintain the standards and procedures of the department and the college, and administers CAS assessments, e.g. Computerized Placement Testing, HiSET, GED, TEAS, etc.
DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:
Provides advisement to a diverse population of students to determine placement, including pre and post placement testing counseling; administers and provides pre and post testing counseling for all CAS assessments; advises potential students of NSCC academic programs and CAS programs to help meet future certificate or degree requirements; advises and directs students in credit for prior learning options.
Maintains professional knowledge (i.e. maintains a working knowledge of CAS related areas; attends conferences, workshops, and training sessions as needed).
Interacts with various agencies/individuals (i.e. answers student questions regarding testing; communicates with other departments, students, advisors, faculty, the public, external agencies and other individuals to coordinate activities, review performance, exchange information and resolve problems).
Administers computerized placement examinations (CPT's) to new and returning students for Communications and Mathematics placement (i.e. sets up computerized test stations for daily testing; conducts orientations and provides explanation of testing to students; administers CPT's to day and evening students; prints placement results; maintains accurate daily placement tally).
Administers and assists with all aspects of CLEP, DANTES, GED, TEAS and other standardized examination administration.
Participates in administration of faculty-generated testing. Performs miscellaneous tasks in support of overall department operations (i.e. answers telephones and provides information; processes online registrations; orders testing materials; distributes information about Center for Alternative Studies and Educational Testing credit options to students and the general public).
Operates computers, enters data, and performs general data management (i.e. loads computerized tests onto individual computers; downloads completed tests from individual computers; performs data entry of individual student scores and/or runs uploads of scores to the College's mainframe computer system; utilizes word processing, database, computerized testing, or other software programs).
Performs administrative tasks associated with credit for prior learning.
Performs administrative tasks associated with department activities (i.e. creates and maintains student information packets; prepares daily reports, forms and general correspondence as needed; updates student files; updates and distributes flyers; sorts and files student records; schedules student appointments.
Bachelor's degree in Education, Psychology or closely related field.
One year experience and/or training in test administration.
Technical proficiency and software skills in an academic environment.
Strong interpersonal skills.
Communication skills that demonstrate sensitivity to adult learners, non-native English speakers, and diversely prepared students.
Experience with post-secondary learning programs.
Demonstrated ability to take initiative.
Successful experience interacting with culturally diverse populations required.
Ability to travel between campuses.
SALARY: $28.29 per hour, non-benefited, MCCC position.
STARTING DATE: ASAP
North Shore Community College is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, religion, age, veteran status, genetic information, gender identity or sexual orientation in its programs and activities as required by Title IX of the Educational Amendments of 1972, the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, and other applicable statutes and college policies. The College prohibits sexual harassment, including sexual violence. Inquiries or complaints concerning discrimination, harassment, retaliation or sexual violence shall be referred to the College's Affirmative Action and/or Title IX Coordinator, the Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination, the Equal Employment Opportunities Commission or the United States Department of Education's Office for Civil Rights.
Submit resume and cover letter outlining how your experience meets the qualifications of the position.