ACEND Accreditation Manager

Job description

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Job No: 511237
Work Type: On Campus
Location: Normal, Illinois

Title: ACEND Accreditation Manager

Department: Family and Consumer Sciences

Campus Location: Normal, IL

General Summary

The ACEND Accreditation Manager of the Dietetic Internship (DI) has the responsibility of effectively supporting the current DI Program at Illinois State University. To aid in recruitment efforts, the ACEND Accreditation Manager will inform prospective students interested in the DI Program of the requirements of the internship at Illinois State University, and the ACEND requirements for becoming eligible to take the registration exam to become an RDN. The ACEND Accreditation Manager will manage and organize applications for computer matching, assist in the review of interns' rotation schedules for ACEND required hours, maintain record of preceptor credentials, and secure and maintain affiliation agreements. The ACEND Accreditation Manager will maintain complete records of DI Program objectives for inclusion in reports required by ACEND. The ACEND Accreditation Manager will also assist in the ongoing evaluation of the DI Program. The ACEND Accreditation Manager will collaborate with the DI Director, Assistant DI Director, members of the faculty in the Food, Nutrition, and Dietetics program, and members of the Dietetic Internship -- Didactic Program in Dietetics Advisory Committee to ensure the ongoing growth and success of the program.


The current face-to-face Dietetic Internship program at Illinois State University (ISU) is a 21-month experience offered in conjunction with a Master of Science degree in Family and Consumer Sciences. Current total enrollment in track 1 is 20 interns with 10 accepted each year. The Track 2 Distance Internship is a 9-month experience offered in conjunction with a Graduate Certificate with anticipated enrollment of 50 interns in the Class of 2022. The internship rotation component of the program consists of a minimum of 1,296 hours of supervised practice. Interns gain experiences at six different practice sites with a minimum of two in each of the areas of clinical, community, and foodservice. The Leadership and Project Management concentration provides interns with ample opportunity to put theory into practice. For the culminating experience of the concentration, interns develop their own management styles as they plan, execute, and evaluate their personal leadership project.

Additional Information

The Department of Family and Consumer Sciences is one of six departments and two schools in the College of Applied Science and Technology ( The Department is accredited by the American Association of Family and Consumer Sciences (AAFCS) and offers five professional undergraduate programs [Fashion Design and Merchandising; Food, Nutrition and Dietetics; Human Development and Family Science; Interior Design; and FCS Teacher Education]. The department also offers an accelerated master's program (combined bachelor's and master's) and a two-year comprehensive M.S. /M.A. program, including a Dietetic Internship sequence and a Child Life option. The FCS Department houses four accredited programs including: undergraduate interior design (CIDA), undergraduate Teacher Education program (NCATE), undergraduate Didactic Program in Dietetics (ACEND), and a graduate Dietetic Internship (ACEND). The Department has approximately 560 undergraduate and 45 graduate students, 22 full-time and 6 part-time faculty, 1 full-time and 1 part-time academic advisor, 2 civil service personnel, and 4 academic professionals at an affiliated Child Care Center.

Required Qualifications

1. Bachelor's Degree from an accredited institution with a major in a nutrition-related field and one year of work experience and/or training in the area of nutrition


Master’s degree in a related field.

2. Ability to work as part of a team, multi-task, and produce quality work under deadlines.

3. Excellent interpersonal, written and oral communication skills including the ability to communicate effectively with faculty, staff, preceptors, current students and prospective students and their families.

4. Excellent judgment and organizational skills.

5. Detail-oriented and an accurate record keeper.

6. Experience in creating and managing databases and websites.

Desired Qualifications

1. Two years of related clinical or program administration experience or a Master’s Degree from an accredited institution with a major in a nutrition-related field

2. Previous professional experience with Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND) programs, accreditation.

3. Registered Dietitian Nutritionist

4. Membership and active participation in relevant academic or professional organizations such as the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics and the Nutrition and Dietetics Educators and Preceptors Practice Group is also desired.

Work Hours

Core work hours are Monday - Friday; 8:00 - 4:30

Functional Expectations

Must be able to complete the following with or without a reasonable accommodation:

1. Effectively communicate on a daily basis
2. Remain at a workstation for extended periods.
3. Move about in various locations across campus as needed to complete day-to-day work.

Proposed Starting Date

June 2021

Salary Rate / Pay Rate

$3,500 - $4,000/month

Required Applicant Documents

Cover Letter
Reference List
Transcripts (may be unofficial - see additional options below for submitting by deadline date)

PLEASE NOTE: These documents are required to be submitted online in order to complete the application process. Please have these documents ready prior to clicking on "Apply"

Optional Applicant Documents

Certification of Retirement Annuity

PLEASE NOTE: These documents may be submitted online in order to complete the application process. Please have these documents ready prior to clicking on "Apply"

Special Instructions for Applicants

Please fully complete the entire application including, but not limited to, the education and work experience portions. Please list all education and all jobs you have had. Do not leave gaps in employment. You must list all duties you performed in the job duties section (Phrases such as "See Resume" are not acceptable). Failure to follow any of these instructions may constitute an incomplete application. Incomplete applications will not be considered.

Please prepare a cover letter; resume; and reference list, to attach to this application. These must be attached at the time of application.

College or university transcripts (may be unofficial) must be submitted prior to the application deadline in order to receive full consideration. Transcripts can either be uploaded with your application or submitted via the options listed below.

In order to be eligible for Veteran's Preference points on the exam, a copy of your DD-214 must be submitted prior to the application deadline.

Transcripts and/or DD-214 paperwork may be faxed or mailed to Human Resources by the application deadline:

Fax: 309.438.0011, Attn: Colette Homan
Address: Illinois State University
Human Resources
Campus Box 1300
Normal, IL 61790-1300

The Civil Service examination for this classification is based on your application materials. No participation other than submission of applicant materials is required from applicants that qualify to take the exam. If you meet the minimum required qualifications for this position, you will receive a score calculated based on your education and experience, and your name will be placed on the active employment register by exam score. After the application deadline, the names within the top three scores will be referred to the department for interview. The active register for this classification will be voided when the position is filled.

Contact Information for Applicants

Colette Homan
Human Resources
[email protected]

Important Information for Applicants

If this position is Security Sensitive or if you are subject to a criminal background investigation based on University policy, employment is contingent upon you passing a satisfactory criminal background investigation. You may not begin work until the criminal background investigation results have been received and cleared by Human Resources.

Illinois State University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.

If you are an individual with a disability and need a reasonable accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) or other state or federal law you may request an accommodation by contacting the Office of Equal Opportunity and Access at (309) 438-3383. The Office of Equal Opportunity and Access will hold any confidential information you provide in confidence.

If you are having difficulty accessing the system, please call Human Resources at (309) 438-8311.

Application Opened: 04/29/2021 08:00 AM CST
Application Closes: 05/06/2021 11:55 PM CST




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