Testing Center Coordinator

$18,000 yearly
  • Northwest Indian College
  • 2522 Kwina Road, Bellingham, WA, USA
  • Sep 10, 2019
Part time Education

Job Description


Testing Center Coordinator

(PT; 12 months)


Opening Date:           September 10, 2019

Review Date:             September 24, 2019

Closing Date:             Open until filled

Location:                    Lummi Main Campus

Salary:                        $18,000 Max DOE (.525 FTE; 21 hours/week)


The salary placement upon hire will be based on the selected candidate’s education and relevant work experience as outlined in the job announcement and the established salary schedule for the classification of the positon to be filled.



The Testing Center Coordinator is the primary test examiner for the Lummi main campus and works collaboratively with Student Services staff and faculty.  The Coordinator is responsible for data entry, file maintenance and providing information on NWIC services to students, staff, faculty and extended campus sites.


The Coordinator is required to handle assigned undertakings with minimum supervision and direction. The position also requires strict adherence to confidentiality and professionalism, given the sensitive nature of educational materials and student records. The Coordinator also is required to perform specialized tasks on the computer, run reports, use spreadsheets, and maintain databases.



  1. Administer the Placement Test to new students, including entering scores into campus database system.
  2. Establish a welcoming environment in the Testing Center and answer general questions regarding placement testing and student services.
  3. Responsible for monitoring and maintaining the budgets for the Testing Center. This includes, but is not limited to, paying all invoices relating to the Pearson VUE testing services and Placement testing units, evaluating expenses and revenue, analyzing the fee schedule, and forecasting financial impacts on the Testing Center.
  4. Serve as primary test examiner for main campus. The examiner is in charge of protecting the security of all test materials and equipment while ensuring a positive testing experience for all students.
  5. Program maintenance, evaluation and assessment. The Coordinator is in charge of maintaining the testing program in accordance with state policy and guidelines, as well as providing reports to the NWIC administration.
  6. The Coordinator is responsible for collecting data pertaining to student experiences and using it to improve upon testing programs. The Coordinator is also responsible for inputting placement data in the Jenzabar system, and maintaining databases, spreadsheets and reports.
  7. Maintain compliance with all testing service provider.
  8. Act as the liaison between NWIC and Pearson VUE as well as the State Board for Community and Technical Colleges.
  9. Coordinate testing scheduling and test results with other college or community programs.
  10. Proctor exams for faculty as needed.
  11. Engage in student outreach to encourage GED candidates to complete the program and provide any support necessary to meet this goal.
  12. Serve as a member of the Retention Committee and take an active role in graduation planning in respect to GED graduate participation.
  13. Select and train a backup GED Examiner/Pearson VUE proctor who will administer the test in the event that the Testing Coordinator is not available, collaborating with Admissions staff.
  14. Assist in running various reports for faculty, administrators, and staff.
  15. Additional duties as assigned



As Chief GED examiner the Testing Coordinator will be responsible for overseeing one back up GED/Pearson VUE proctor as needed.


QUALIFICATIONS to perform the position successfully:

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Associate's degree in a relevant field of study
  • One year's experience in teaching, training, counseling or testing
  • Experience working in a Tribal College


Preferred Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree in relevant field of study
  • Direct testing experience
  • Pearson VUE certification


Interested individuals should submit the following application materials directly to the NWIC Human Resources Office only.


  1. Cover letter addressing how you meet the position qualifications
  2. NWIC Application
  3. NWIC Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) form
  4. Current and complete professional resume
  5. Copies of college transcripts (can submit unofficial copies at time of application)
  6. Three letters of recommendation from persons, who are not members of your immediate family, who have firsthand knowledge of your qualifications for the position
  7. If applicable to the position, provide copies of certificates/licenses/credentials


The job announcement and application forms are available online at www.nwic.edu/jobs or may be requested from and submitted directly to:


Human Resources

Northwest Indian College

2522 Kwina Road

Bellingham, WA 98226-9278

Telephone/Fax:  360.392.4230

Email:  employment@nwic.edu