Testing Center Coordinator – Administrative Assistant
OC Mission and Purpose:
Oklahoma Christian University is a diverse community of scholars and learners all committed in service to a common mission to “transform lives for Christian faith, scholarship, and service.” OC is committed to hiring employees who are actively engaged in a life of Christian discipleship as we strive to create an employment culture that encourages faculty and staff to lean into the university’s Christian mission with an emphasis on authenticity and unity, not uniformity. Though dependent on God and each other’s grace, we aspire to professional and personal standards reflective of Christ’s example and adherent to principles drawn from Holy Scripture. To assist our individual and collective accountability to these standards, university employees enter a Covenant of prescriptive conduct and assent to a Statement of Commitment that identifies defining core beliefs. We encourage you to explore what we believe to determine if our mission is your calling.
As a Christ-centered university, Oklahoma Christian values diversity as an essential dimension of God's design for human communities. In seeking to become more inclusive and fully representative of God’s broad array of human creation, we especially encourage applications from women and candidates from racial and ethnic backgrounds that are underrepresented on our faculty and staff.
Position: This position reports to the Director of the Student Success Center. The Testing Center Coordinator/Administrative Assistant will be primarily responsible for accommodated testing, proctoring those exams, and managing others who also proctor exams. They will work closely with faculty to ensure that needs are met and testing procedures are followed to preserve exam integrity. This person will also be instrumental in the development, rollout, and management of the official testing center that will offer certification exams and other services to the community. A calm, confident and positive demeanor will help test takers maximize their success potential. Additionally, this person will help the Student Success team as a whole by cross-training in all areas, and putting their organizational and computer skills to use assisting others in the department. The Student Success team functions as a team so the ability to work well and help others is essential. The ability to connect with students, faculty, community, and the team will make the individual in this position very successful.
- A Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience is required; an advanced degree is preferred.
- Demonstrated commitment to diversity and ability to communicate and positively engage students and colleagues across racial, gender, and cultural barriers.
- Experience working with students of all ages and abilities and/or the desire to learn about unique populations. The ability to be a liaison between students, professors, and others.
- Patience and the ability to be an active listener/encourager while also viewing challenges as opportunities.
- The ability to be a liaison between students, professors, and others.
- Highly organized, and able to handle disruptions and challenges with calm creativity.
- Oversee daily operations involving testing for students with accommodations.
- Monitor email regularly for Testing Center requests and coordinate with students and faculty.
- Organize a testing schedule and maintain a calendar of scheduled exams.
- Assign proctors to the Testing Center as needed and based on availability.
- Ensure the testing program functions properly and maintains integrity by enforcing all faculty instructions and requirements.
- Secure all confidential testing material. Work to develop, rollout, and manage the university’s future official testing service.
- Maintain a quiet atmosphere appropriate for testing.
- Work with faculty to acquire and return testing materials in a timely manner.
- Work with students who qualify for special accommodation. Assist with daily Student Success Center tasks.
- Assist with daily Student Success Center tasks.
- Work to develop, rollout, and manage the university’s future official testing service.
- Strong written and verbal communication.
- The ability to make a human connection.
- Ability to see the “big picture,” and to use this knowledge to develop solutions to challenges and problems.
- Familiarity with common tools such as Microsoft Word, Google tools, Excel, etc.
- Ability to take a suggestion and enthusiastically develop creative solutions.
- Willing to learn new tools such as Pharos Lighthouse, Calendly, and others.
- Comfortable working with learners from all different backgrounds, ages, and stages of life.
- Able to work well with the community – help applicants schedule and successfully take assessments.
- Willingness to help build a new program/offering by the university to the community – dealing with the associated uncertainty and need for creative thinking coupled with a “can-do” attitude.
- Willingness to pitch in and assist the Director of Student Success, the Director of the Accessibility Resource Center, and the Associate Chief Academic Officer.
- Standard office hours are 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
- Some evening and weekend hours may be required
Salary and Benefits:
- Commensurate with experience and qualifications.
- Standard University benefits package.
- Health insurance premium support.
- 403(b) matching contributions.
- Tuition discount and other staff benefits.
Timetable: The application review is underway and will continue until the position is filled. To apply send a cover letter, resume, OC application form, personal statement of faith, and copies of a high school diploma, undergraduate and graduate transcripts (please do not send official transcripts at this time), to Human Resources at: firstname.lastname@example.org or P.O. Box 11000, Oklahoma City, OK 73136. Electronic attachments and cover letters are preferred.
Oklahoma Christian University is a private liberal arts university affiliated with the Churches of Christ. The University complies with all laws regarding race, color, age, sex, national origin, marital status, military service, and disability. As a religious educational institution, the University is permitted by law to consider religious beliefs and practices in making employment decisions and the University does so to achieve its mission. Oklahoma Christian University is looking for employees who are willing to express the “The Second Mile—Serving One Another” goal of the University, to demonstrate a personal faith in Jesus Christ, to be actively involved in a local church, and to support the Christian mission of the University.