Vice President for Recognition Services

Washington D.C., United States
Aug 01, 2014
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The Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA), a private nonprofit national association based in Washington, DC, seeks candidates for the position of Vice President for Recognition Services. A national voice for self-regulation of academic quality through accreditation, CHEA is an association of 3,000 degree-granting colleges and universities and recognizes 60 institutional and programmatic accrediting organizations. Reporting to the president of CHEA, the vice president has the following responsibilities: 1. Oversees and manages the CHEA Recognition Policy and Procedures, including work with accrediting organizations seeking CHEA eligibility and recognition in their preparation of applications for the CHEA Committee on Recognition and sustaining ongoing communication with accrediting organizations as needed. 2. Staffs the committee on recognition, including preparation for committee meetings, e.g., materials, logistics, working with and advising accrediting organizations with regard to the suitability of their materials for recognition review, Interim Reports, Special Reports and all required follow-up subsequent to a committee on recognition meeting. 3. Maintains and updates all recognition-related information, accrediting organization files, committee on recognition meeting files, board of directors materials on recognition and CHEA print and electronic publications on recognition status. 4. As needed, manages revision of the CHEA Recognition Policy and Procedures, including the review process, consideration of changes to current policy and practice and communication with the accrediting community. 5. Serves as primary resource for inquiries from the public about accreditation and recognition. It is essential that candidates possess a working knowledge of U.S. accreditation standards, policies and practices, as well as experience with federal policy related to accreditation. Candidates also must have significant experience in higher education or higher education-related settings. Candidates must demonstrate skills in creating and managing projects and processes; excellent interpersonal, written and oral communication skills, including experience in collecting, analyzing and presenting key data; capacity to engage and work effectively with a diverse array of institutions, organizations and individuals; and the ability to cooperate with other staff in a small organization to assure successful implementation of strategic priorities and adherence to organizational mission. Applications Review of applicant materials begins immediately and will continue until the position is filled. Information about CHEA and the CHEA Recognition Policy and Procedures is available on the CHEA website Salary is commensurate with background and experience. Applicants should submit a letter of interest, resume, salary requirements, a short writing sample illustrating the requirements and qualifications noted above and three to five professional references with current contact information. One reference must be from a current or former supervisor. Please email applications to or mail or fax to the address or fax number below. Only applications that include all the materials noted above will be considered. All inquiries and applications will be treated as confidential. Council for Higher Education Accreditation ♦ One Dupont Circle Suite 510 ♦ Washington, DC 20036