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Testing and Entrance Advising Specialist

Apply now Tracking Code: 40153
Work Type: Full-time
Categories: Professional/Technical
Salary: $41,615 to $42,239 annual gross

Thirty percent of our student population at Pikes Peak Community College identify themselves as persons of color.  Pikes Peak Community College is looking for applicants who are culturally competent and can demonstrate evidence, understanding, and a commitment to the concepts of diversity, multiculturalism, and their application in the workplace.

Pikes Peak Community College (PPCC) is committed to serving the good of the community. We do this by educating people. We provide open access to higher education and a high quality learning environment in which students can realize new opportunities and gain critical, 21st century skills they need to succeed in the workforce or in further education. Teaching people how to work effectively with others, across boundaries, is central to our mission.

This begins with welcoming and valuing people for who they are and for the unique contributions each person adds to our campus. It also requires our faculty, staff and students to encounter, explore and understand a broad range of ideas and cultures. Our community college mission is inseparable from the ever-­increasing diversity in our society.

Diverse and inclusive learning and working environments promote a free and open exchange of ideas, improve critical thinking, civic engagement and leadership skills, and deepen empathy and respect for those unlike ourselves. Our campus is enriched by a variety of voices and experiences.

Attracting, hiring and retaining a highly engaged workforce that reflects and supports the diversity of our student body are of central importance to our work. Other essential factors are expanding and strengthening opportunities for students to learn and succeed through culturally responsive instruction and diversity-­infused course offerings. We ensure that diversity represents a process of continual learning and improvement by developing, cultivating and sustaining an organizational culture based on mutual respect, inquiry and civility. 

Please visit the College’s Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion site for additional information.


The Testing & Entrance Advising Specialist provides advising to incoming students regarding course placement based upon the students’ major and/or career & education goals, using multiple measures and/or placement testing. This position also provides testing services offered by the college to include proctoring, administering placement testing, testing for PPCC courses, standardized and industry certification testing, CLEP/DSST testing, GED & ESL testing and other tests determined to meet students’ needs; and ensures the academic integrity of testing.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Completed Bachelor’s degree from a regionally-accredited institution.
  • Two years of experience working with community college or university students.
  • Experience providing academic advising, career or academic counseling, testing, or other students services to community college or university students.
  • Demonstrated experience with Microsoft Office Suite and electronic file management.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Completed Master’s Degree in education, counseling or psychology, student affairs, management, public administration, or closely related field.
  • Experience proctoring and administering a variety of testing or assessment programs; including national-level standardized exams
  • Two years of experience providing academic advising, career or academic counseling, testing, or other students services to community college or university students
  • High level of computer skills including;  Microsoft Office, web design, internet browser or online usage, and basic network configurations and operations
  • Experience using Banner (INB and SSB) student record system
  • Previous or current proctor certifications for at least two testing companies
  • Bilingual in Spanish

Salary range is firm $41,615.00 to $42,239.00 annual gross.  For full consideration, all application materials must be received by 4:00 p.m. on Friday, October 1, 2021.  Applications accepted until position is filled.  

Must be a State of Colorado resident or able to relocate to Colorado prior to first date of employment.

Application Instructions:  Application must be submitted online.  Incomplete applications may not receive full consideration.  A complete application will include:

  • Cover letter - Address the minimum and preferred qualifications in the order listed on the job announcement.
  • Resume - Reflect experience, education, knowledge, skills, and abilities.  
  • Unofficial Transcripts - Unofficial transcripts for all degrees conferred.  Official transcripts are required if hired for the position.  
  • Professional References - Provide names and contact information for three recent professional references who can address your expertise and background for this position.

This position may be eligible for a variety of employee benefits.  Pikes Peak Community College participates in the Colorado Public Employees' Retirement Association (PERA) contribution rates.

Note: Prior submission of application materials will not be considered.

Essential Functions 

Entrance Advising

Provides advising to students regarding the need for placement testing as part of the enrollment process based upon students educational and career goals and their academic history. Assists students in clarifying/determining PPCC major based upon career & education goals.  Determines exemptions from testing based upon documentation of prior academic preparation (college transcripts, high school transcripts, ACT/SAT scores etc.) based upon College and state guidelines.  Advises student on enrollment options and course recommendations based upon multiple measures of placement, exemptions from testing, or opting into developmental courses based upon student’s major.  Provides information on adequate test preparation. Refers students to other appropriate academic advisors and career advising resources.

Test Proctoring and Administration

Proctors and administers PPCC course tests; placement tests; and any other tests offered by PPCC.  Administers, proctors, and scores various testing instruments at the local and national levels that are related to supporting PPCC students in their academic & career goals.  Maintains required proctor certifications. Maintains test integrity by ensuring a secure and standardized testing environment.  Operates testing software, including online and computer-based testing; follows regulations and technical support.  Receives PPCC exams from instructors and ensures exams are tracked and administered correctly.  Schedules examinees using various scheduling programs through testing companies and PPCC. 

Additional Duties

Assists with Advising & Testing Data reporting, assessment, accountability and other duties as assigned.  Works with coordinator on continual assessment and improvement of processes affecting student enrollment and student success.  Represents Advising & Testing on college committees and task forces as assigned, including special events, follow up and services activities.  Supports staff with front desk operations.  Supports all division-wide enrollment activities and efforts.  Updates department web pages and informational resources.

General Duties, Skills, Knowledge, and Abilities

  • Cultural competence and demonstrated evidence, understanding, and commitment  to the concepts of diversity, multiculturalism, and their application in the workplace.
  • Knowledge and understanding of advising new students through the enrollment process.
  • Knowledge and understanding of community college mission, community college students, and diverse student populations.
  • Knowledge of standardized (high-stakes) testing, college testing, placement, assessment and measurement programs.
  • Possesses solid computer skills including Microsoft Office products, web design, internet browser, online usage, and basic network configurations and operations.
  • Ability to prepare effective written communications, utilizing correct grammar and spelling.
  • Ability to interact professionally and tactfully, and to communicate, establish rapport and work collaboratively with a wide variety of constituents, including students, faculty, staff, and community members/organizations.
  • Skill in organization and accurate recordkeeping with strict attention to detail and student privacy issues.
  • Works effectively with a diverse group of students, faculty, staff and outside personnel and agencies. 
  • Excellent organizational, multi-tasking and report writing skills.
  • Must be able to work independently and follow through on assignments with minimal direction; and as an effective team member.
  • Must be able to travel to all campus locations and military sites with occasional evenings and occasional Saturdays as needed.

This job description reflects Pikes Peak Community College’s best effort to describe the essential duties and qualifications of the job.  It is not an exhaustive statement of all the duties, responsibilities or qualifications of the job.  This document is not intended to exclude an opportunity for modifications consistent with providing reasonable accommodation.   

EEO Statement: Pikes Peak Community College is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Americans with Disabilities Act institution.  We value diversity, strive for a more unified campus where all people are valued, treated fairly, and possess a sense of belonging.  Pikes Peak Community College encourages minorities, women, veterans and persons with disabilities to apply.

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