Testing Advisor

  • Freelance
  • Anywhere
  • Freelance
  • Anywhere

Classification Title: MnSCU Academic Professional 1

Hire Types


Division: Anoka Ramsey Community College

Department: Academic Affairs & Student Services

Unit: Testing Center

FLSA: Non-Exempt

FTE: 1.00

Work Shift: Days

Work Schedule/Hours/Days: Monday-Friday (7:30 am-4:00 pm). Hours and/or days may change during summer and non-class days. Some weekends and evenings will apply.

Salary Minimum: $44,746

Salary Maximum: $64,728

Salary Type: Annual

Bargaining Unit/Plan: 214, MAPE

Job Description

The mission of Testing Services is to provide comprehensive testing services for students, faculty, staff, and the community in a professional, secure, and accessible environment to assist student in achieving their academic and/or professional goals. 

The Testing Advisor provides assessment and course placement advising to prospective, new, current and transfer students to assist with academic success. This includes providing individualized advising sessions, coordinating testing accommodations, and advising on preparation and retesting policies according to the assessment test results.  This position also assists with administration of testing services provided by the Testing Center. 

This position will be located on the Rapids campus.

Required Qualifications

  • Commitment to working with and fostering an inclusive environment for a diverse population of individuals
  • Oral and written communication skills sufficient to effectively articulate messages, information and ideas to a diverse group of people to facilitate shared understanding
  • Two (2) years of experience with test administration and interpretation OR a combination of equivalent education and/or work experience
  • Ability to manage computerized testing systems, processes, and facilities including hardware and software
  • Ability to develop and implement policies and procedures for the administration of tests

Preferred Qualifications

  • Advanced knowledge of assessment tools and techniques such as placement testing, etc.
  • Ability to interpret assessment test results and communicate course placement relative to academic development and the transition to college-readiness
  • Previous experience in career, academic, or student support advising
  • Knowledge and/or experience using Integrated Statewide Records System (ISRS), Transferology and assessment programs or similar programs

Other Requirements

In accordance with the Minnesota State Colleges & Universities (MnSCU) Vehicle Fleet Safety Program, employees driving on college/university business who use a rental or state vehicle shall be required to conform to MnSCU’s vehicle use criteria and consent to a Motor Vehicle Records check.


Anoka-Ramsey Community College (ARCC) is an open-door, comprehensive higher education institution committed to excellence in teaching and learning.  ARCC has campuses in both Cambridge and Coon Rapids, Minnesota.

The aligned institutions of Anoka-Ramsey Community College and Anoka Technical College (ATC) are members of Minnesota State.  With over 100 degree, certificate, and transfer programs across three campuses, ARCC and ATC have served the citizens of the Twin Cities and East Central Minnesota since 1965.  Annually, the two colleges (three campuses) serve more than 16,000 learners of all ages and ethnicities as they pursue associate degrees that transfer as the first two years of a bachelor’s degree, or technical and certificate programs that lead immediately to rewarding careers.

We are committed to responding to the educational needs of our changing communities and to providing opportunities for enhancing knowledge, skills, and values in a supportive learning environment.  We recognize and assert the value of inclusion as an ethical imperative and as a necessity for academic rigor, student success, and lifelong learning.  Our goal is to strive for inclusive excellence in our commitment to preparing all students and employees for success.  Our commitment to inclusive excellence seeks to extend beyond academic offerings to meet diverse student interests as well as regional and economic needs.

Our college prides itself in our support for students’ holistic needs.  We have many students who are first-generation students, students with disabilities, veteran students, post-traditional students, and students who identify as LGBTQA.  The student population at ARCC is composed of 0.4% American Indian/Alaska Native, 7% Asian, 11.5% Black or African American, 5.7% Hispanic of any race, 0.1% Native Hawaiian/Other Pacific Islander, 70.1% White, and 4.7% multiracial and 24.8% post-traditional students. We are committed to creating a vibrant and diverse community of employees composed of first-generation students, employees with disabilities, veterans, and employees who identify as LGBTQIA. Our employee population consists of 15% Black, Indigenous, People of Color (BIPOC).  

For more information about our college, please visit our website at http://www.anokaramsey.edu.

The safety of all members of ARCC is of vital concern. The Clery Act Campus Crime & Security Report is available to perspective employees at http://www.anokaramsey.edu/about-us/safety-security/.  The campus Title IX Coordinator is Mike Opoku and can be contacted at mike.opoku@anokaramsey.edu or (763) 433-1272.

Benefits Info

GREAT BENEFITS PACKAGE! The State of Minnesota offers a comprehensive benefits package including low cost medical and dental insurance, employer paid life insurance, short and long term disability, pre-tax flexible spending accounts, retirement plan, tax-deferred compensation, generous vacation and sick leave, and 11 paid holidays each year.

Our differences make us stronger and leveraging them helps us create a workforce where everyone can thrive. The State of Minnesota is an equal opportunity employer. We are committed to embedding diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility at our workplace. We do this by developing strong leaders and advocates, increasing cultural competence and understanding among all employees, and removing institutional barriers and attitudes that prevent employees from advancing as far as their talents will take them. We prohibit discrimination and harassment of any kind based on race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth and related medical conditions), marital status, familial status, receipt of public assistance, membership or activity in a local human rights commission, disability, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender expression, gender identity, or age.

Posting Number: F137P

Number of Vacancies: 1



Open Until Filled: No

Accept Applications


Special Instructions Summary

Please complete the Anoka-Ramsey Community College online application and upload these documents: 

  • Cover letter addressing the required and any preferred qualifications 
  • Resume detailing educational background and professional experience 
  • Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Statement (see prompt below) 

DE&I Statement Prompt: Diversity, Equity and Inclusion work is the responsibility of the entire college, including our faculty and staff. Describe how you would be able to support the efforts of Equity 2030 and the campus work of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion for the position for which you are applying. 

Within your application material, please address how you meet all minimum qualifications and any preferred qualifications for this position. Incomplete applications may not be accepted. 

It is our commitment to ensure the selection process for this position is accessible to all candidates.  Please contact the Human Resources Office, (763) 433-1160, to obtain these materials in an alternative media and/or to request a reasonable accommodation during the selection process.  

Posting Contact

Sharon Wolfgram – swolfgram@anokatech.edu – 763-576-4212

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

Anoka-Ramsey Community College is an equal opportunity institution and employer.