Coordinator, CAEP-SPA

Salt Lake City, UT
Mar 10, 2018
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
Coordinator, CAEP-SPA


The coordinator works closely with the other employees within the department, the leadership of the Teachers College, and the program development staff for the college to ensure national accreditation (e.g., CAEP) and recognition (SPA) for each educator preparation program.

  • Develops and maintains Teachers College project plans (e.g., site visits, self-studies, approvals and other accreditation functions) and coordinates and integrates the plan, as directed;
  • Keeps informed of any changes to national professional accreditation regulations, standards, policies and procedures to support accreditation and specialized recognition activities;
  • Works with other departments to obtain engagement, data, and support for accreditation and recognition activities and to provide information about accreditation and recognition requirements to ensure college and/or university compliance;
  • Consults regularly with college leadership on issues related to major and minor curriculum changes, substantive change reports, annual reports, and other changes that require reporting to accreditation or recognition agencies;
  • Oversees the production of program reports, prepares for site visits (using mock visits and other techniques, as needed), and reviews/analyzes feedback from national and professional accreditation and recognition agencies;
  • Manages the development of the specialty professional association reports and accreditation self-assessments; and
  • Completes other duties as assigned.

  • Program recognition and/or accreditation from national and professional accreditation and recognition agencies;
  • Timely and accurate completion of accreditation annual reports, program reports and self-study for national and professional accreditation and recognition agencies, and
  • Completion of personal and professional goals as established annually.

  • Ability to understand the requirements of national and professional accreditation and recognition agencies and write to them accordingly; and
  • Experience with accreditation and recognition policies and procedures and the ability to ensure necessary changes are approved and implemented, in a timely manner, in accordance with the university’s needs and priorities.

  • Basic understanding of descriptive and inferential statistics;
  • Technologically competent with MS Office suite;
  • Exceptional written and verbal communication skills with the ability to present information clearly and accurately;
  • Very organized and thorough with tasks and communication;
  • Able to lead diverse teams and engage full cooperation across multiple departments and groups;
  • Exceptional attention to detail and able to meet all required deadlines;
  • Able to multi-task and work on multiple projects simultaneously as needed;
  • Able to collaborate with other departments to ensure project success;
  • Able to work well within a team, but also be independent enough to work well alone;
  • Able to adapt quickly and easily to change; and
  • Able to work equally well across the university’s colleges as needed.

  • Graduate degree (doctorate preferred) in a field represented by the Teachers College from an accredited college or university;
  • Prior experience as a teacher and/or administrator at the postsecondary level and as a licensed/certified teacher at either the primary or secondary level;
  • Experience working with accreditors’ integrated technology systems and tools;
  • Proven record of success in working with national, programmatic and state accreditation and recognition bodies (including writing program reports); and
  • Experience in program approval and teacher licensure.

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