Job Description - Manager, Highland Testing Center
Description View created on 09/21/2014
Manager, Highland Testing Center
Dean, Student Services
To manage the Highland Business Center Assessment and Testing site, supervise the acquisition of additional testing opportunities, and to oversee other contract test locations for Austin Community College.
Essential duties and responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned.
Manages testing centers activities and staff scheduling; approves written procedures and guidelines for all testing activities, audit, and money transactions; and oversees implementation of proper testing protocols.
Hires, supervises, trains, and evaluates testing center personnel to ensure adequate staff coverage to meet daily testing workload; conducts workshops to provide professional development of testing personnel; maintains a list of qualified and trained proctors to administer exams for ACC at on or offsite testing centers.
Assesses business testing needs in partnership with the Workforce Development group and develops new assessment and testing services, which includes "High Stakes" testing through the ACT Certification and Licensure Exam Program, Pearson VAU Testing Center, MSSC Testing Center, iBT/GRE Testing Center, National Testing Consortium, CLEP Testing Center, DSST Testing Center, Proctored Examination Center, Academic, TSI, TABE and contract test sites off of the Austin Community College campuses.
Oversees and signs annual center contracts including renewals and new contract arrangements.
Schedules and administers course placement assessment and instructional testing.
Develops security plan for all assessments housed in the Center.
Develops and implements, in collaboration with process holder and Dean, procedures to ensure compliance of college policies, state requirements, and quality service.
Follows state and college regulations and course skill requirements to determine eligibility for assessment testing.
Interprets test scores and high school/college transcripts for course placement.
Ensures that rules and regulations of national testing companies, the American Council on Education, and the Texas Education Agency are followed.
Serves as the Budget Authority and manages the preparation and monitoring of the unit budget, preparation of purchase requisitions, and maintains supplies and equipment inventories. Manages the collection of accounts receivables, maintains fiscal records and the audits of all money transactions to include the invoicing of center funds.
Supervises the collection of data in relation to report preparation, trend utilization, and monthly billing of programs using ACC testing facilities.
Responsible to see that testing center environments are sensitive to user requirements.
Must possess required knowledge and be able to explain and demonstrate, with or without reasonable accommodations, that the essential functions of the job can be performed.
Budget preparation and expense control.
Supervisor principles, practices, and methods.
Must possess required skills and be able to explain and demonstrate, with or without reasonable accommodations, that the essential functions of the job can be performed.
Overseeing all aspects of testing, certification, and licensure center activities.
Assessing business testing needs.
Managing budgets, coordinating purchase requisitions, and maintaining supplies and equipment inventories.
Effectively supervisor, leading, and delegating tasks and authority.
Master's degree in a related field.
Within 60 days of hire, must obtain the following appointments: Texas Education Agency appointment as GED Chief Examiner; Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board appointment as THEA Test Center Director. Must be able to be appointed as a GED Examiner and pass all certifications for "High Stakes Testing".