Director, Accreditation

Job description

Job Title Director, Accreditation
Job ID 995129
Location Wolfson Campus
Full/Part Time Full-Time
Regular/Temporary Regular

Job Details

Job Family
ADMIN - Professional Exempt Contractual (PEC)
$82,649 - $103,312
Institutional Effectiveness
Reports To
Vice Provost, Institutional Effectiveness
Closing Date
Open Until Filled
FLSA Status
Exempt - Not Eligible for Overtime Compensation

Job Summary

The Director of Accreditation provides collaborative leadership for the College's regional and specialized program accreditation efforts, including comprehensive College-wide coordination of tasks related to Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) reaffirmation, Substantive Change, Quality Enhancement Plan, and periodic required reports, as well as providing monitoring, tracking and support for specialized program accreditations. The Director will support the Regional Accreditation Liaison for the College and facilitate institutional data collection and reporting related to regional and specialized program accreditation. This is a Professional Exempt Contractual (PEC) position for which an annual contract reflecting the base salary within the fiscal year (July 1st to June 30th) will be issued after ratification by Miami Dade College's District Board of Trustees.

Duties & Responsibilities

  • Maintains current knowledge of SACSCOC Principles of Accreditation, policies, guidelines and other expectations; general knowledge of specialized program accreditation requirements; and familiarity with state and federal requirements related to accreditation
  • Provides consultation to appropriate administrators regarding SACSCOC accreditation and work to familiarize faculty, staff and the College community with SACSCOC requirements, standards, policies and procedures
  • Recommends development and modification of College-wide policies and procedures as they pertain to SACSCOC Principles of Accreditation, policies and guidelines
  • Leads the College's comprehensive SACSCOC reaffirmation efforts and help prepare for off-site and on-site accreditation visits
  • Facilitates and serves on the College's Accreditation Reaffirmation Steering Committee
  • Provides College-wide support for the development and institutionalization of the Quality Enhancement Plan
  • Coordinates periodic SACSCOC reports, including the Annual Profile, Fifth Year Interim Report and any other reports required by the Commission
  • Oversees the management of the College's Substantive Change procedures and develops mechanisms for the reporting of Substantive Change including periodic Substantive Change reports to the College President's Cabinet
  • Tracks and monitors specialized program accreditation, program licensure approval, and other required or voluntary approvals of academic programs
  • Monitors deadlines and notifies the College President's Cabinet, deans and program managers for timely submission of accreditation self-studies, renewals, or other reports
  • Works with other offices College-wide to ensure that compliance with regional and program accreditation requirements is incorporated into the planning, assessment and evaluation processes at the College
  • In partnership with the Office of Academic Programs, develops and facilitates professional development sessions for campus presidents, deans and program managers involved in seeking, obtaining, and maintaining program accreditation or approvals from state and federal agencies, and or specialized program accreditation agencies.
  • Provides College-wide leadership for responses to SACSCOC and other accrediting agencies.
  • Oversees the use of web-based systems and appropriate software to manage accreditation self-studies, reports and supporting documentation
  • Performs other duties as assigned

Minimum Requirements

  • Master's degree from a regionally accredited institution and five (5) years of higher education project management experience or related field; or Bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited institution and nine (9) years of higher education project management experience or related field
  • All degrees must be from a regionally accredited institution
  • Knowledge and understanding of College organization, goals and objectives, and policies and procedures
  • Possess general understanding of SACSCOC requirements
  • Possess proven expertise in planning and executing operational plans, managing projects, programs, budgeting and cost control
  • Ability to design and implement systematic change
  • Knowledge of education research methods, quantitative and qualitative data analysis, and action research practices
  • Possess strong managerial and team building skills and demonstrate ability to motivate and empower both direct and indirect reports to achieve goals
  • Demonstrate ability to develop cooperative relationships among faculty, staff, chairs and senior administrators
  • Ability to diagnose, plan and manage resource requirements, including staffing, budgets and equipment
  • Ability to partner with others across the College and externally to exchange information, collaborate on projects and share resources
  • Ability to influence others of the benefits and importance of an idea or plan of action and to gain their support and commitment
  • Possess strong negotiation skills and ability to reach mutual points of agreement and benefits among peers and colleagues
  • Ability to work well in a multi-ethnic and multi-cultural environment with students, faculty and staff


  • Doctorate Preferred





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Posted: 3/7/2018
Application Due: 4/12/2018
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