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Assessment and Exam Invigilation Services
Student Affairs
Competition Number: 13-3006
Appointment Type: Regular Part-time
Start: As soon as possible
Workload: 21 hours per week, including most Saturdays and some evenings. Additional hours to be submitted on timesheets.
Employment Group: Cupe 7
Position: 00043
Location: Nanaimo Campus
  The Assessment Centre at VIU (Nanaimo Campus) has a student centered approach, providing a full range of VIU entrance assessment activities and administration of exams for other educational, governmental and professional organizations. We work strategically within VIU's Academic and Enrollment Management Plans and collaboratively with academic faculties and other student services departments. The Assessment Centre has a reputation for providing a supportive environment for our students and for its commitment to best practice standards for the profession.
Duties: General office duties including scheduling, record keeping and dealing with requests/questions from students, faculty and external organizations. Supervise exams. Supervise casual invigilators, prepare facilities, ensure security is in place, and return exams. In collaboration with the Coordinator, Assessment Services, analyze results, advise potential students on results and refer to appropriate college or community resources.

Liaise and collaborate with numerous staff and faculty to ensure accurate assessment information and timely processes are in place. Develop and maintain department documents, processes and resources. Respond to requests for test information from prospective students, parents, high school counselors and staff with timely, accurate information. Schedule group and individual exams.
Required Qualifications: Bachelor's Degree in a related field (e.g., Social Sciences, Adult Education or Psychology) from an appropriately accredited institution. Five to seven years recent directly related experience working with adult learners from diverse populations and non-traditional learners. Intermediate level word processing proficiency. 45 wpm typing speed. Proficient in MS Office. Demonstrated ability to work accurately and with attention to detail.

Ability to work independently and set priorities. Excellent interpersonal and communication skills (verbal and written). Ability to put students at ease by providing a calm, professional and supportive test environment. Proven problem-solving skills.
Preferred Qualifications: Knowledge of VIU programs.
Please Submit: CV/Resume
Cover Letter
Name and contact information for 3 people willing to provide a reference

Short-listed candidates must provide original transcripts, or applicable original certifications at time of interview.
Posting Period: January 17, 2013 - January 24, 2013
Note: Vancouver Island University regrets that only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

Vancouver Island University embraces the principle of employment equity and encourages applications from women, persons with disabilities, visible minorities, and people of Aboriginal descent.