Exam Proctor

Part Time Boston, Massachusetts


Suffolk University Law School is seeking qualified candidates interested in serving as part-time, seasonal/on-call exam proctors. A number of positions are available. Proctors are responsible for observing students taking examinations and maintaining the security and integrity of the examination process.

Suffolk University Law School final examinations are held in spring (late April/early May), summer, and fall (early-mid December). Exam schedules vary and include day and evening sessions. Please indicate your availability for day and/or evening exams in your cover letter.

Primary/Principal Responsibilities:

  • Attends mandatory training sessions prior to each examination period (proctors will be compensated for the training).
  • Following the direction from the Office of Academic Services handles the check-in process for all students prior to entry into the examination room by verifying identity with approved photo identification. Checks approved materials.
  • Maintains the security of all exam materials during exams.
  • Communicates examination instructions to students in a clear and professional manner.
  • Distributes collects and accounts for all exam materials.
  • Monitors students throughout exams to ensure a secure testing environment and to deter academic dishonesty.
  • Reports any irregularities to the Office of Academic Services.
  • Walks quietly around the room during exams to monitor student conduct.
  • Tracks exam time and provides 1-hour warning and 10-minute warning to students according to directions provided by the Office of Academic Services.
  • Checks all students out of the exam room at the conclusion of the exam period.
  • Completes Proctor Report at the conclusion of the exams.
  • Adheres to established exam policies and procedures provided by the Office of Academic Services.


  • Ability to understand and follow oral and written instructions.
  • Ability to read and interpret written instructions and procedures and apply them.
  • Ability to stand and walk for lengthy periods. Ability to navigate stairs and multi-level classrooms.
  • Ability to lift and carry exam materials that may weigh up to thirty (30) pounds.

Suffolk University does not discriminate against any person on the basis of race, color, national origin, ancestry, religious creed, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, age, genetic information, or status as a veteran in admission to, access to, treatment in, or employment in its programs, activities, or employment. As an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer, the University is dedicated to the goal of building a diverse and inclusive faculty and staff that reflect the broad range of human experience who contribute to the robust exchange of ideas on campus, and who are committed to teaching and working in a diverse environment. We strongly encourage applications from groups historically marginalized or underrepresented because of race/color, gender, religious creed, disability, national origin, veteran status or LGBTQ status. Suffolk University is especially interested in candidates who, through their training, service and experience, will contribute to the diversity and excellence of the University community.