Aptitude Consultant/Test Administrator
Johnson O'Connor Research Foundation
About the organization
Founded in 1922, The Johnson O’Connor Research Foundation is dedicated to helping people of all ages (from high school to retirement) discover work that is satisfying and rewarding. Our organization is split between the research arm which continues to study human aptitudes and careers, and the testing arm which works directly with clients who go through our aptitude testing service.
We are intellectually curious generalists who administer and interpret aptitude tests to individuals seeking understanding of personal abilities as an aid in career or educational planning. We enjoy being informed about the world of work and its many opportunities. Though we are not psychologists, this could be a fulfilling position for someone who is interested in coaching, psychology, sociology, education, or the social sciences in general. It combines elements of counseling and consulting with test administration to help others learn more about themselves.
The position requires accurate attention to detail in scoring and timing tests in addition to articulate explanation of career-oriented information. We also must handle our own office support work: entering data, scheduling appointments, preparing materials, responding to telephone and e-mail inquiries, and more.
We may begin offering more traditional career and college counseling services in addition to our current testing and consulting services, so an interest in these paths is a plus (although no direct experience is required). There may be eventual opportunities to take over the office directorship for the right candidate.
The ideal candidate has at least a bachelor’s degree (no specific major) and some work experience, as well as:
• has good verbal and written communication skills and large English vocabulary (liberal arts background helpful)
• enjoys working with people on an individual basis
• is conscientious (punctual, responsible, etc.) and intellectually curious
• can handle paperwork quickly and accurately
• can work with a certain degree of independence and initiative
The test administration aspect of the job requires some repetitive hand motions.
$44,604 - $49,175
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