Director of Accreditation
Director of Accreditation
Office of Assessment and Educational Development
Summary: Under the supervision of the Associate Dean for Assessment and Educational Development, this position is responsible for organizing, overseeing and developing accreditation documentation, visits and reports required by regional and national accreditation agencies. Collaborates with and assists WVSOM colleagues on all matters related to accreditation and Continuous Quality Improvement (CQI). This individual assists the Associate Dean for Assessment and Educational Development with related duties, as assigned.
General Duties and Responsibilities
- Monitor accreditation policies and procedures established by appropriate college accreditation agencies, currently 1) the American Osteopathic Association’s Commission on Osteopathic College Accreditation (COCA) and 2) the Higher Learning Commission (HLC) of the North Central Association and other program accreditation as required.
- Attend related workshops (national travel required).
- Carefully review proposed and approved changes to standards/criteria, and brief WVSOM’s leadership of changes which may impact the institution.
- If necessary, work with appropriate members of the administration to address concerns identified.
- Conduct any necessary faculty/staff training regarding accreditation standards/criteria.
- Working in collaboration with administrators, faculty, and appropriate staff, complete accreditation reports.
- Staff committees related to accreditation documentation, visits and reports.
- Prepare supplemental documentation.
- Insure that reports are completed on time and with excellent quality.
- Maintain the institutional calendar of accreditation deadlines.
- Manage assigned budget, and prepare the institution for accreditation Site Visits.
- Assist with and provide guidance to WVSOM colleagues on CQI (Continuous Quality Improvement).
- Research and write other reports needed by the institution, or otherwise assist the Vice President and/or Dean with strategic planning or other projects.
- Other related duties, as assigned.
Education and Experience: Requires Masters Degree with five years’ experience in higher education accreditation. An equivalent combination of relevant and recent experience and training which provides the required knowledge, skills and abilities may be considered. COCA and/or HLC experience preferred.
Project management skills required. Excellent interpersonal skills required for communication with all aspects of the campus community and with external agencies. Demonstrated ability to write and edit; meet deadlines; manage multiple, complex priorities; and work both independently and as part of a team. Must be detailed oriented. Must have mastered or be willing and able to master Word (creation of long, multi-section documents), Outlook, and Excel.
Required Licenses/Certifications: This position requires the candidate to have a valid and current driver’s license, as regular travel including overnight travel is required.
Position: This is a full-time, non-classified position; it is exempt from FLSA regulations concerning overtime; salary is commensurate with education and experience, plus a full state benefits package. This position will be eligible for moving expenses.
Not all activities of this position occur within the confines of an 8:00-4:30 schedule and may require evening and weekend scheduling, as needed. The weekly schedule for this position will be established between the supervisor and the employee and approved given the needs of the department and the institution.
This position has been designated as Essential. This means that when WVSOM is faced with an institutional emergency, employees in such positions may be required to remain at their work location or to report to work to protect, recover and continue operations at WVSOM.
Application: Applications will accepted until the position has been filled. Final candidates are subject to employment and credential verification, reference and background checks. All applications are confidential.
WVSOM is a free-standing medical school nestled in the Allegheny Mountains. WVSOM is located in "America's Coolest Small Town" (Budget Travel Magazine 2011) just minutes from the famed Greenbrier® Resort, a Five Diamond hotel and spa and host of the PGA’s annual Greenbrier Classic. WVSOM brings over 40 years of history serving the health and wellness needs of the Greenbrier Valley, the state of West Virginia and beyond. The school’s small-town, rural community cherishes its connection with the college and our students are actively engaged in service outreach and support for over 40 non-profit organizations in this area. Additionally, WVSOM faculty and staff enjoy a vibrant cultural community which features one of only four operating Carnegie Halls in the world, as well as the state professional theatre of West Virginia. Throughout the year, employees can enjoy live plays and musicals, a broad representation of visual artists, an annual chocolate festival, a flourishing literary series, and live music events within a historic preservation area featuring 19th century architecture, unique shops and dining, and limitless outdoor recreation. This one-of-a-kind environment brings together farmers and artists, lumbermen and world-renowned musicians, holistic physicians and thrill-seeking whitewater rafters in a diverse melting pot that is truly unique!
The West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to enhancing diversity among its faculty and staff.