Under the supervision of the academic dean,the school’s testing coordinator oversees all aspects of SSAT, ACT, SAT, PSAT and AP testing, serves as liaison between Concord Academy and ETS/College Board, and maintains familiarity with all current rules and procedures regarding College Board testing. School-specific responsibilities include reserving testing space, scheduling proctors, ordering tables/chairs and supplies, and communicating with students as well as with Operations, Dining Services and the College Counseling Office. Test-day responsibilities include personally supervising each on-site test administration, overseeing proctors, troubleshooting any complications which arise, completing required ETS paperwork including proctor payroll, and returning testing materials to ETS.
The Testing Coordinator must have strong planning skills, the capacity to attend to time-sensitive
details, and an ease in supervising others. Additionally, s/he will strike a balance between adhering to testing rules and creating a welcoming and smooth-running testing environment for students.
The work is periodic, totaling approximately 250 hours over the course of a year. Testing specifics include:
SAT held on Saturdays in October, November, January, and May. Approximately 15 preparation hours spread over time, and eight hours work on the test day.
PSAT held in October on a weekday. Approximately 15 preparation hours spread over time,
and eight hours work on the test day.
ACT - discussion in progress about whether CA will become an ACT test center.
SSAT held on a Saturday in November. Approximately 4 preparation hours and 6 on one test day.
AP tests are held during a two-week period in May. The preparation and administration hours total approximately 60 and are spread out over the second semester. CA’s testing coordinator is also recognized by the College Board as an AP coordinator.*
This is a non-benefits eligible hourly position. An office and a school laptop are provided, though a significant portion of the work may be done from home.
Interested candidates are asked to send a resume with a cover letter, and the names and contact information of three references to:
Assistant Head of School/Academic Dean
*The College Board dictates that a school’s AP Coordinator cannot serve in the year in which an immediate family or household member may be taking an AP exam at any school.
Telecommuting is allowed.
About Concord Academy
Concord Academy is an independent, coeducational boarding and day school renowned for world-class faculty, passionate students, and graduates who make their mark on the world. Founded in 1922, Concord Academy has long balanced high academic standards with a focus on educating the whole student through the arts, athletics, and engagement in the world. Our community thrives on a love of learning, thanks to the care and partnership of teachers who support our students as individuals and challenge them every day to think critically and creatively.
Innovative teaching drives our wide-as-you-can-dream curriculum. Our rigorous approach to the sciences, arts, and humanities is infused with opportunities for intellectual growth, experimentation, and hands-on learning. CA students are honest, dedicated, and self-driven — some of the brightest, most curious, and inventive young people you’re likely to encounter. Within a structured framework, our experienced teachers afford them the flexibility to learn as they do best — while achieving personal goals, whether building a robot or directing a mainstage performance. Creative problem-solving and creative expression are at the core of the CA e...xperience.
Our 39-acre campus on Main Street in Concord, Mass., is home to nearly 400 students in grades 9 through 12 from nearby towns and around the globe. We bring students out into the world, and the world to our campus. In our close-knit community, we prize collaboration over competition. Our daily interactions are shaped by uncommon levels of trust. At CA, we do more than embrace diverse perspectives and backgrounds. We foster independent thinking. We invite passionate dialogue and debate. We believe that living attentively, questioning assumptions, and speaking one’s own truth are essential elements of an engaged and active learning experience.
When our students graduate, they’re prepared not only for college but also for lives of service and impact. Our alumnae/i are authors and ambassadors, entrepreneurs and engineers, dancers and doctors. This is a place where students love to learn, where creativity and trust are abundant natural resources, and where the history and literature of New England enrich us every day.
Concord Academy engages its students in a community animated by a love of learning, enriched by a diversity of backgrounds and perspectives, and guided by a covenant of common trust.
Students and teachers work together as a community of learners dedicated to intellectual rigor and creative endeavor. In a caring and challenging atmosphere, students discover and develop talents as scholars, artists, and athletes and are encouraged to find their voices.
The school is committed to embracing and broadening the diversity of backgrounds, perspectives, and talents of its people. This diversity fosters respect for others and genuine exchange of ideas.
Common trust challenges students to balance individual freedom with responsibility and service to a larger community. Such learning prepares students for lives as committed citizens.
Create + Innovate: The Centennial Campaign for Concord Academy
“As Concord Academy approaches 100 years, we recognize the school’s strengths as a dynamic living and learning community, rooted in an environment defined by innovation and creativity. Looking toward the future, we aspire to strengthen this foundation to make Concord Academy the very best school it can be…The Centennial Campaign is a blueprint for academic, programmatic, and capital priorities. The campaign will free students and faculty to question deeply, take intellectual risks, and dream bigger than ever before.” – Rick Hardy, Head of School. www.concord100.org/progress-priorities/