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Director of Accreditation

Arizona State University
Arizona, United States
Salary Not specified
Posted Date
Feb 16, 2023

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Director of Accreditation
Campus: Downtown Phoenix

Job Description
Under the direction and supervision of the Senior Associate Dean of the Faculty and Administration, the incumbent directs, plans, and organizes the Thunderbird School of Global Management's accreditation processes, currently for the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) and Association of Professional Schools of International Affairs (APSIA). This includes responsibilities ranging from interface with the University Office of Evaluation and Educational Effectiveness (UOE3) in developing learning outcomes and submitting assessment plans on behalf of the School as a delegate and as a liaison with such external bodies as the AACSB, the Higher Learning Commission (HLC) and the Arizona Board of Regents (ABOR) and other ASU entities like the University Program Review and Accreditation (UPRA). These duties also encompass the School's assessment activities, including assisting in the process of identifying and establishing the School's strategic plan and correspondingly, its priorities, strategies, goals and core values. As appropriate, the Director of Accreditation may be asked to stand in or serve as the accreditation designate in the absence of the Senior Associate Dean of the Faculty and Administration.

Essential Duties
  • Plans, directs and reviews activities and operations of Accreditation to ensure achievement of the School's established priorities, strategies, goals and core values in accordance with its mission and vision in alignment with that of the University's.
  • Develops plans and mechanisms to successfully implement strategic initiatives.
  • Collaborates with key internal and external stakeholders to execute strategic initiatives; and maintains effective relationships.This may include working with internal stakeholders and partners to realize the full dimension of the School's assessment processes.
  • Assists with developing annual strategic assessment goals and objectives along with internal policy and procedure to aid in meeting those goals and objectives.
  • Prepares and submits periodic accreditation reports to the AACSB (i.e., BSQ surveys, Program Module) and other accrediting bodies for review.
  • Establishes, monitors and manages program expectations, assigns tasks and identifies and resolves issues for optimal team effectiveness and performance.
  • Prepares and maintains project status reports for timely submission; tracks milestones and deliverables; and resets expectations as needed in consideration of project project/outcomes.
  • Organizes and leads necessary team training for all projects and consults with the senior leadership to coordinate training and observation efforts as well as act on noted findings.
  • Supervises the preparation of budget proposals for all accreditation review visits, including the peer review team (PRT) for the AACSB.
  • Provides data collection, data entry and data analysis.
  • Prepares information and data analysis for international rankings.
  • Along with the Senior Associate Dean of the Faculty and Administration, may serve as a representative of the School as a liaison with accrediting bodies for the AACSB and APSIA, to name a few.
  • Works collaboratively with stakeholders, leadership, and other related staff to define and identify all required infrastructure needs to implement strategic initiatives set forth by the evolving portfolio of the function.This may include working with respective programs and as assigned in assisting with learning outcomes for reporting purposes to the UOE3, the UPRA for input to the University's compliance with the HLC and ABOR requirements.
  • Produces and submits periodic reports to the AACSB as required towards accreditation and as requested by the AACSB PRT.
  • Recommends modalities to improve the School's assessment processes with the overall goal for continuous improvement.

    Minimum Qualifications
    Bachelor's degree in a field appropriate to the area of assignment AND eight (8) years of related administrative experience, which includes five (5) years of supervisory experience; OR, Twelve (12) years of related administrative experience, which includes five (5) years of supervisory experience; OR, Any equivalent combination of education and/or experience from which comparable knowledge, skills and abilities have been achieved.

    Desired Qualifications
  • Evidence of a Graduate/Master's degree is preferred.
  • AASCB and other accreditation experience.
  • Knowledge of the principles, modalities and practices pertaining to accreditation.
  • Knowledge of specific methods and techniques of assessment processes toward continuous improvement.
  • Knowledge of strategic planning principles and practices.
  • Knowledge of principles, practices, and methods in data tracking and data analysis.
  • Skill in effectively managing, supervising and evaluating assigned staff.
  • Skill in problem problem-solving and decision-making.
  • Skill in planning, analyzing and coordinating activities and establishing priorities.
  • Experience in managing, supervising and evaluating assigned staff.
  • Evidence of verbal and written communication.
  • Experience in program evaluation, development and design.
  • Ability to interface with diverse client groups in accreditation and assessment.
  • Ability to communicate both internally and externally across all management levels and build sustaining relationships.

    Working Environment
  • Activities are performed in an environmentally controlled office setting subject to extended periods of sitting, keyboarding, and manipulating a computer mouse.
  • Required to stand for varying lengths of time and walk moderate distances to perform work.
  • Frequent bending, reaching, lifting, pushing and pulling up to 25 pounds.
  • Regular activities require ability to quickly change priorities which may include and/or are subject to resolution of conflicts.
  • Ability to clearly communicate to perform essential functions.

    Department Statement
    The Thunderbird School of Global Management at Arizona State University is one of the finest global leadership and global management schools in the world offering programs to both graduate and undergraduate students. Solutions for the planet mean developing problem‐solvers from around the globe. From our world‐renowned faculty representing six continents to hundreds of outstanding students who join us every year from around the world, the Thunderbird School of Global Management welcomes diversity and encourages quality and great value. It is one of the top global leadership and global management schools in the country, highly ranked for academics, practical research, and student outcomes.
    ASU Statement
    Arizona State University is a new model for American higher education, an unprecedented combination of academic excellence, entrepreneurial energy and broad access. This New American University is a single, unified institution comprising four differentiated campuses positively impacting the economic, social, cultural and environmental health of the communities it serves. Its research is inspired by real world application blurring the boundaries that traditionally separate academic disciplines. ASU serves more than 100,000 students in metropolitan Phoenix, Arizona, the nation's fifth largest city. ASU champions intellectual and cultural diversity, and welcomes students from all fifty states and more than one hundred nations across the globe.

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Arizona State University is a VEVRAA Federal Contractor and an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other basis protected by law.

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    Employment Verification Statement
    ASU conducts pre-employment screening which may include verification of work history, academic credentials, licenses, and certifications.

    Background Check Statement
    ASU conducts pre-employment screening for all positions which includes a criminal background check, verification of work history, academic credentials, licenses, and certifications. Employment is contingent upon successful passing of the background check.

    Fingerprint Check Statement
    This position is considered safety/security sensitive and will include a fingerprint check. Employment is contingent upon successful passing of the fingerprint check.

    Instructions to Apply
    Application deadline is 3:00PM Arizona time on the date indicated.

    Please include all employment information in month/year format (e.g., 6/88 to 8/94), job title, job duties and name of employer for each position.
Resume should clearly illustrate how prior knowledge and experience meets the Minimum and Desired qualifications of this position.

Applicant must be eligible to work in the United States. Thunderbird School of Global Management will not be a sponsor for this position.

ASU does not pay for travel expenses associated with interviews, unless otherwise indicated.

Only electronic applications are accepted for this position.

IMPORTANT NOTE: What is the meaning of “equivalent combination” in the minimum qualifications? It means one year of higher education or 24 credit hours, is equal to one year of experience. For example, a four year Bachelor's degree is equal to four years of experience.

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