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Associate Director, Career Management Center and Testing Services
Works collaboratively with the Director in the establishment of the strategic plan, design, and delivery of a comprehensive Career Management Center and Testing Services program. Responsibilities include developing, monitoring, and managing a testing program to guide students' admissions and academic placement; analyzing existing test security protocols and, when appropriate, developing and implementing new ones; and developing and implementing innovative approaches to testing preparation. Assumes primary supervision of the Career Management Center and Testing Services in the Directorís absence. Reports to the Director of the Career Management Center and Testing Services.
Designs and maintains the Testing Center website; establishes testing schedules; formulates and manages the Testing Center staff and budget. Plans and supervises testing activities. Implements and supervises the administration of all standardized tests and re-tests sanctioned by Midwestern State University including the Texas Higher Education Assessment Test (THEA); the American College Test (ACT); College Level Examinations Program (CLEP) tests; Graduate Record Exam (GRE); professional school admissions test; and university placement exams. Responsible for all local and national testing as well as managing three computer-based testing labs including Prometric and Pearson/VUE. Performs additional related duties as assigned.
Must have experience in testing programs, preferably at a four-year college or university. A background in educational psychology, educational measurement/psychometric theory is preferred. Administrative and supervisory experience is desirable.
Must have extensive knowledge of testing and measurement techniques as well as generally accepted budgeting and staffing practices. Must also have knowledge of standard office practices and procedures and skill in the use of personal computers and commonly used office software programs such as Word, Excel and Outlook.
Bachelorís degree required; Master's degree in a relevant field preferred.
Must have excellent communications and interpersonal skills. Must have the ability to establish and maintain good working relationships with a variety of constituencies. *Regular reliable attendance is required. *This position is designated as security sensitive and requires a criminal background check.