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Assessment Center Manager
Montgomery College in Rockville, Louisiana
 
 
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Date Posted 02/07/2020
Category
Admin-Assessment, Accreditation, and Compliance
Employment Type Fulltime
Application Deadline Open until filled
 
 
 
 
 

Montgomery College is Maryland’s premier community college, serving more than 60,000 students each year through credit and noncredit programs. Montgomery College is one of Maryland’s most diverse community colleges, which includes more than 164 nations represented in our student body. Do you want to join us in our mission of providing an exceptional education and fostering student success? We are dedicated to providing an exceptional education for all of our students, and we recognize that our faculty and staff are integral to our continued success.

Job Title

Assessment Center Manager (S03202)

 

 

Job Description Summary

Montgomery College, Office of Student Affairs/Assessment unit, has need for a full-time, Assessment Center Manager position #S03202. This is a non-bargaining, exempt, Grade 29 position. Work schedule is Monday – Friday, 8:30 am – 5:00 pm including some evenings and weekends and traveling between the three campuses; position is located in Takoma Park/Silver Spring, MD.

Under supervision and/or direction, plan, develop, implement and oversee the operation of academic and placement testing programs. The academic testing program provides services to faculty and students. Assessment instruments are administered to students who have documented disabilities and require assistive technology. Many of the academic tests are computer- based and sometimes require special equipment and/or software. The placement testing programs are designed to facilitate the diagnosis of student academic strengths and weaknesses, the placement of students in appropriate skill level courses, the generation of statistical databases, and the preparation of statistical reports.

Work involves developing and recommending of assessment policies, implementation of assessment procedures and coordination services with a variety of College offices, area high schools and external organizations. The incumbent may work with faculty to develop new programs or strategies for meeting the academic needs of students and may perform the duties of the staff supervised.

Contacts are with College administrators, faculty, staff, students, and representatives of area high schools and other external organizations.

 

 

Job Description

Duties include but are not limited to:

  • Manages and/or directs all operations of an assessment center.
  • Plan, develop, oversee, and evaluate placement testing programs and research activities.
  • Conduct recruitment/interviewing and recommend the hiring of employees.
  • Conduct formal and informal coaching and recommend disciplinary action.
  • Evaluate the training needs of staff and coordinate and/or conduct in-house training.
  • Approve overtime, leave request, and schedules.
  • Support faculty by assisting with pilot projects, identifying students in the target populations, compiling data, administering assessment instruments, and collaborating with the Office of Information Technology to develop technology to further enhance program operations.
  • Determine the appropriate use, maintenance, troubleshooting, repair, or replacement of hardware and software.
  • Maintain a large database system for in-house data collection and analysis, and compile statistical and narrative reports.
  • Adhere to local, state, federal and nationally accepted guidelines for managing a testing center, directing testing programs, safeguarding test materials, and maintaining the integrity of all testing programs.
  • Coordinate and implement academic-support initiatives with area public high schools to assess college readiness.
  • Provide support for standardized testing for professional organizations and students enrolled at other educational institutions.
  • Coordinate the development and revision of assessment policies in conjunction with student development and instructional deans, department chairpersons, and representatives of diverse college-wide committees and offices.
  • Implement assessment procedures and conduct strategic planning for the Center.
  • Develop Center budget for personnel, supplies, and equipment.
  • Manage accounts, and plan and make recommendations for future programmatic needs.

 

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in counseling, education or a related field is required.
  • Minimum of five years of progressively responsible experience administering a comprehensive college or certified testing center serving a diverse population.
  • Minimum of two years of supervision.
  • Thorough knowledge of theories and practices in the field of tests and measurements, computer-based assessment programs, test administration, database management, and report writing; and of the laws and regulations governing the operation of an assessment center.
  • Considerable knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite tools to facilitate the evaluation and reporting of programs; and of College policies and procedures related to admission and retention of students.
  • Skill in verbal and written communications, interpersonal relationships; in management and supervision sufficient to direct a unit involved in time-sensitive work; in organization and multi-tasking.
  • Eligible applicants must currently be authorized to work in the United States and not require employer visa sponsorship.

 

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree
  • Ability to work effectively in a diverse community 
  • Knowledge of ethical testing standards and practices 
  • Ability to effectively provide leadership and supervision to direct reports in a team environment 
  • Excellent customer service skills 
  • Ability to use and learn new technologies for higher education assessment and testing 
  • Excellent problem solving skills 

 

Application Process:

 

As a condition of employment, the following are required at the time of hire:

  • Successful completion of a background check.
  • Participation in a retirement plan.

 

Our benefits package includes: generous paid vacation, sick, paid holidays, medical, dental, vision, group legal benefits, professional development, retirement plan, educational assistance, tuition waiver for employee and dependents, wellness programming including onsite gyms, pools and classes. 

 

For disability- related accommodations, please call 240-567-5353

or send an email to: hrstm@montgomerycollege.edu

 

Montgomery College is an academic institution committed to promoting

equal opportunity and fostering diversity among its student body, faculty, and staff.

 

 

Closing Date

Tuesday, February 18, 2020

 

Montgomery College is a tobacco-free and smoke-free workplace

 

For disability-related accommodations, please call 240-567-5353

or send an email to: hrstm@montgomerycollege.edu

 

Montgomery College is an academic institution committed to promoting

equal opportunity and fostering diversity among its student body, faculty, and staff.

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