Associate ED, Accreditation

Washington D.C., United States
Mar 24, 2014
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Associate ED, Accreditation Requisition 38 Accreditation DESCRIPTION: To learn how to direct the operations and the administration of all support activities conducted by the Office of Program Consultation and Accreditation for the purposes of conducting accreditation through the APA Commission on Accreditation (CoA). This includes activities related to the accreditation of doctoral, internship and postdoctoral education and training programs in professional psychology. The incumbent will work with the current Director to master the functions of the position. Functions for which this position is responsible include but are not limited to internal accreditation activities; activities within APA on behalf of accreditation, and external activities. Internal accreditation activities: Designing quality assurance procedures for accreditation; Formulating and implementing accreditation policies and procedures; Consultation services on accreditation and program development; Administrative direction of accreditation program review operations; Budgeting resources for support of accreditation operations; Training and evaluation of accreditation site visitors; Ensuring availability of trained accreditation appeal panel members; Oversight of accreditation process and outcomes research; Preparation and dissemination of public information on accreditation; Preparation of response briefs for appeals; Sign-off and review of all accreditation letters and review with legal counsel those viewed as high risk; Supervision of staff in the Office of Program Consultation and Accreditation. Within APA: Serving as accreditation staff liaison to Board of Educational Affairs (BEA); Discussion of accreditation and accreditation related issues with Boards, Committees, and APA staff. External activities: Represent accreditation at meetings of the various communities of interest in APA CoA accreditation; Represent APA with other accreditors - programmatic, regional and national on accreditation policy issues; Represent APA with representatives of groups in higher education on issues related to the intersection of higher education policy and accreditation. This position requires significant travel and attendance at external meetings multiple times during the year, often on weekends. Responsibilities: 1. Provides consultation on accreditation and program development 2. Plans, coordinates and evaluates program review and related processes. 3. Plans and oversees accreditation staff, budgeted expenditures and resource development 4. Provides staff support related to accreditation to other APA governance groups and represents APA CoA with external organizations focused on education, training and accreditation. 6. Plans and directs research and policy formulation for accreditation 7. Other duties as assigned. REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS: EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE: A doctoral degree in an area accredited by the APA Commission on Accreditation and a minimum of five years of administrative experience in higher education or in a site that engages in graduate education and training of psychologists. Qualified candidates should apply online through APA’s Candidate Space portal. Candidates must complete the online application and attach a cover letter and resume for the position. Incomplete applications will not be considered. Please click here to apply for this position. The American Psychological Association is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, or protected Veteran status, or any other protected categories covered under local law