Testing Center Coordinator

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Work type: Administrative Faculty Full Time
Location: Golden
Categories: Academic Advising/Support, Counseling/Health Professions, Other

Position Title: Testing Center Coordinator
Job Description:

Under the general supervision of the Director for Disability Services, the Testing Center Coordinator oversees and manages the Mines’ Testing Center. This is a full time, 12-month administrative faculty position.


Responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Primary contact for scheduling use of, and communication related to, the Mines Testing Center;
  • Testing Center operational management including budget forecasting and procurement of appropriate technologies and educational materials (i.e. assistive technologies for students with disabilities or additional office supplies);
  • Oversight and responsibility for Testing Center staff including hiring, training, supervision, termination, evaluation;
  • Proctoring of test on behalf of academic faculty, as needed;
  • After-hours test administration and resolution of testing conflicts related to the test themselves, students utilizing the Testing Center, or faculty errors;
  • Update and manage the Testing Center website and database. The Coordinator will be responsible for discerning appropriate record management within the DSS database;
  • Providing individual and institutional student assistance and training often for students with presenting disabilities, and acting as campus expert and institutional resource on testing accommodations and administration.  

The Coordinator will set the strategic vision and direction for the Testing Center and will function as an integral partner in Disability Support Services administration. This includes participation in programming, administrative tasks, and cultivating a departmental vision. The Coordinator will also function as an integral member of the Division of Student Life and will support the holistic departmental mission of student and campus support. 

Minimum Qualifications:

A bachelor’s degree from an accredited four-year institution of higher education is required. (A bachelor’s degree in a related field such as education, psychology, special education, or social work is highly preferred (e.g. such as professional work in education, social work, disability support services, legal services, or higher education administration). In addition, it is highly preferred that the individual have a master’s in higher education, clinical or applied psychology, disability services, social work, or special education.)

Candidate must also have demonstrated awareness, experience, expertise, and appreciation for higher education or secondary education administration, student development theory, student disability support services and/or learning disabilities, and state and federal laws related to disability services, including ADA and HIPPA. The Coordinator should be able to appropriately apply respective theory, law, and best practices in work on a daily basis with little to no training or oversight. 

Proven understanding of Microsoft Office, Microsoft Access, and Adobe software is expected of applicants. Further, Coordinator must have excellent communication and interpersonal skills; the ability to work collaboratively with students, faculty and staff; and outstanding planning, organization and time management skills.

Preferred Qualifications:

Preference will be given to individuals with professional experience in a related field. Candidates who have worked in a support or administrator role with students with disabilities and possess working knowledge (including nuanced symptoms, challenges, assistive options, and laws) of various disabilities and impact experienced related to testing are preferred.  Candidates with experience coordinating operations within a testing center are preferred.

Department Description: Within the Division of Student Life and under the general supervision of the Associate Dean of Students, Disability Support Services oversees all student matters related to disability support and service consistent with the educational provisions of the American with Disabilities Act (ADA), Section 504 of the Disability Act of 1973 (Section 504), and relevant federal, State of Colorado, and Colorado School of Mines policies and regulations.
How to Apply: Applicants will be asked to complete an online application (personal information, demographic information, references, veterans status) and upload a resume and cover letter (required).
Compensation: Starting salary will be determined by the qualifications of the selected applicant balanced with departmental budget availability, internal salary equity considerations, and available market information. Mines provides an attractive benefits package including fully paid health and dental insurance. Part of Mines' mission is to create a family-friendly environment supported through our dependent tuition benefits, parental leave benefits, and dependent care assistance plan, as well as in special events, camps, and programming. For more information visit: family.mines.edu
Background Investigation Required: Yes

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Applications close: Mountain Standard Time

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