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South Dakota State University
Testing Center
South Dakota
Posted: 09/8/2022
Testing Center Director

South Dakota State University (SDSU) is offering an exciting career opportunity as the Testing Center Director. We are looking for an educational professional who is detail orientated, skilled at problem solving, and committed to student success. This is a 12-month, 100%-time, benefit-eligible position supervised by the Vice Provost for Undergraduate Education. This position will be located in Brookings, SD.

Must be authorized to work in the U.S. Sponsorship is not available for this position.

South Dakota State University promotes access to and opportunities for all to receive the benefit of and participate in education, research, and service and is especially interested in candidates that can contribute to this land-grant mission of access.


The Testing Center Director will coordinate, oversee, execute and direct the activities and responsibilities related to the management of the Testing Center. Specific duties include providing leadership, direction, training, and supervision of staff; planning, developing, implementing and monitoring Testing Center goals, policies and procedures; preparing and administering the budget; ensuring adherence to national, South Dakota Board of Regents and university testing policies and procedures; serving as the liaison with national testing organizations; disseminating information related to Testing Center policies and procedures; ensuring testing accommodations are provided; providing campus leadership, coordination and direction for testing operations; and performing special projects as requested.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • A Master’s degree in Education Administration, Business, Management or a related field by start date;
  • At least one (1) year of experience in a higher education setting;
  • Excellent oral, interpersonal, and written communication skills;
  • Ability to be detail oriented;
  • Ability to strictly abide by regulations while considering the good of the student;
  • Ability to work independently;
  • Ability to work with a variety of populations;
  • PearsonVue, Castle World, Praxis, CLEP, MAT, and ATI certifications or eligibility to obtain certifications within 6 months of start date.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Knowledge of higher education administration and principles and theories of test development and test measures;
  • Experience designing, implementing, and managing complex computer-based testing programs;
  • Experience supervising staff. 


Compensation will be commensurate with qualifications. 


South Dakota State University offers a wide range of benefits including medical, dental, and flexible benefits, retirement plans, compensation packages, paid holidays, and vacation leave. Employees also have access to internal and state-sponsored training as well as reduced tuition for state-supported courses at all State of South Dakota academic institutions.

University and the Brookings Community:

South Dakota State University offers a rich academic experience in an environment of inclusion and access through inspired, student-centered education, creative activities and research, innovation and engagement that improve the quality of life in South Dakota, the region, the nation and the world. Its employees embrace the university’s core values of being people-centered, expanding knowledge through creativity, embracing organizational and personal integrity, commitment to diversity of thought, and excellence through continuous improvement.

As the state’s 1862 Morrill Act land-grant institution, the work of South Dakota State University is carried out on its main resident campus in Brookings, at sites in Sioux Falls, Pierre, Rapid City, and Aberdeen, and through Extension offices and Agricultural Experiment Station research sites across South Dakota.

Jackrabbits Athletics competes as an NCAA Division I member with membership in the Missouri Valley Football Conference, the Summit League and the Big XII for wrestling.

Brookings is home to approximately 24,000 residents and is located 60 miles north of Sioux Falls and 200 miles west of Minneapolis. Brookings is listed as an ideal community for families, students, young professionals and retirees, and is rated among the safest and most vibrant cities in South Dakota.

The Brookings Public School District educates approximately 3,300 K-12 students and ranks among the state’s highest academic achieving school districts. The district includes three elementary schools, an intermediate school for fourth and fifth grade, one middle school, and a high school.

The city also boasts an abundance of attractions and activities, including the Children’s Museum of South Dakota, Dakota Nature Park, South Dakota Art Museum, McCrory Gardens, South Dakota Agricultural Heritage Museum, Outdoor Adventure Center and the Brookings Summer Arts Festival.

Application Deadline:

Position is open until filled with full consideration given to applications received by September 27, 2022.


South Dakota State University accepts applications through an online employment site. To apply, visit:, search by the position title, view the job announcement, and click on “apply for this job.” This system will guide you through the electronic application form. This employment site will also require the attachment of a cover letter, which should specifically address how the candidate meets the qualifications as outlined in the advertisement, resume, and a reference page with the contact information for three professional references. Email applications will not be accepted. Please contact South Dakota State University Human Resources at 605-688-4128 if you require assistance with this process. 

Any offer of employment is conditioned upon the university’s verification of credentials and other information required by law and/or university policies, including but not limited to, successful completion of a criminal background check.

South Dakota State University is a tobacco free environment. It is university policy to maintain a drug-free environment and to thereby establish, promote, and maintain a safe and healthy working and learning environment for employees and students. This position is subject to South Dakota State University’s Drug and Alcohol Testing Policy 4:14. 

For questions on the position, contact Victor Taylor at or 605-688-4173.

South Dakota State University promotes access to and opportunities for all to receive the benefit of and participate in education, research, and service and is especially interested in candidates that can contribute to this land-grant access mission. SDSU is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to, and SDSU prohibits discrimination on, the basis of sex, race, color, creed, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, gender, gender identification, transgender, sexual orientation, religion, age, disability, genetic information, veteran status, or any other status that may become protected under law against discrimination in the offering of all educational programs and employment opportunities. Arrangements for accommodations required by disabilities can be made by emailing Individuals with concerns regarding discrimination should contact: Equal Opportunity Officer/Title IX Coordinator, Human Resources, Morrill Hall 100, SDSU, Brookings, SD 57007, 605-688-4128.