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


The 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.


  1. 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.
  2. Provide subject matter expertise and management leadership to other National Office units and volunteer leaders (including boards and councils) on matters relating to accreditation.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. Develop and monitor operational budgets and concurrent OCB budgets in a fiscally sound manner.
  6. Ensure the maintenance and implementation of the Memorandum of Agreement between CAA and ASHA related to the semi-autonomous nature of the CAA.
  7. 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.
  8. Select, supervise, and evaluate management, professional, and support staff assigned to the accreditation team.


Knowledge Typically Acquired Through

  • A 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

  • Design 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 systems, etc.)
  • Research and prepare briefing papers on archival, legal, and regulatory matters
  • Direct projects and work teams throughout the National Office
  • 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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EOE/minorities, women, persons with disabilities, veterans with disabilities and Vietnam veterans are encouraged to apply.

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