Director of Accreditation
Posting Date: 10/19/2017
Location: Rockville, MD
Cluster/Team: Standards and Ethics/Accreditation
Coach: Chief Staff Officer for Audiology
Salary Range (Non-Negotiable): $131,533–$146,147
FLSA Exemption Status: Exempt
purpose of this position is to provide strategic leadership, management
oversight, and accreditation subject matter expertise to the accreditation
program of the Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and
Speech-Language Pathology (CAA) of the American Speech-Language-Hearing
Association and to ensure the integrity and viability of the program.
- Direct the accreditation program to
award CAA accreditation to graduate education programs in audiology and
speech-language pathology, and ensure the implementation of the accreditation
quality management system at all levels.
- Provide subject matter expertise
and management leadership to other National Office units and volunteer leaders
(including boards and councils) on matters relating to accreditation.
- Provide consultation to federal and
state policy makers and other key stakeholders, as appropriate, to demonstrate
the rigor, integrity, and value of the accreditation credential.
- Direct the preparation of legal and
regulatory documents to ensure continued external recognition of CAA as an
accrediting agency; ensure the timely, accurate, and legally defensible implementation
of the accreditation program.
- Develop and monitor operational
budgets and concurrent OCB budgets in a fiscally sound manner.
- Ensure the maintenance and
implementation of the Memorandum of Agreement between CAA and ASHA related to
the semi-autonomous nature of the CAA.
- Serve as liaison to external organizations
and conduct informal research to support the Association’s accreditation credential,
analyze trends in the accreditation arena, and advise the CAA accordingly to
inform its decision-making.
- Select, supervise, and evaluate
management, professional, and support staff assigned to the accreditation team.
Knowledge Typically Acquired Through
graduate degree (speech-language pathology, audiology, or related field
preferred but not required)
- 5–10 years experience in a public or private
credentialing agency (a minimum of 3 years in a management position)
- Conducting informal research
- A national reputation in accreditation as
might be demonstrated by articles, papers, appointment to national committees
Scope and Depth of Technical Skills/Knowledge
and manage complex processes
- Direct staff, including supervisory,
professional, and support personnel
- Play a national leadership role regarding
issues in accreditation
- Function effectively in a technical
environment (database systems, web environments, association management
- Research and prepare briefing papers on
archival, legal, and regulatory matters
- Direct projects and work teams throughout the
- Maintain and improve the fiscal viability of national
programs of several millions dollars
Scope and Depth of Non-Technical Skills/Knowledge
- Organize and prioritize multiple and complex projects and tasks
- Independently identify and manage sensitive and confidential matters
- Lead projects as well as work in a team environment with staff and volunteers
- Provide accurate, in-depth information about diverse member issues and concerns
- Communicate complex procedures, requirements, and sensitive information using excellent verbal and writing skills
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