The Distance Education Accrediting Commission (DEAC) is seeking an Accreditation Coordinator to join its dynamic team. Recognized by the U.S. Department of Education and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation, DEAC is at the forefront of the exciting and rapid expansion of distance education within the United States and worldwide. The Accreditation Coordinator is a key position within the organization. This individual works closely with the staff and Commissioners at DEAC, all of whom are dedicated to promoting education quality and student opportunity at distance education institutions.
The Accreditation Coordinator has several important roles at DEAC. The primary role involves representing DEAC during evaluations of institutions seeking accreditation. The Accreditation Coordinator develops and conveys an in-depth understanding of accreditation standards, policies, and procedures. He or she works closely with leaders in the distance education field to assess institutional readiness for accreditation and compliance with standards. Extensive travel is required. The Accreditation Coordinator can expect to spend up to 40 percent of their time traveling to destinations both domestic and international. Other responsibilities involve various areas of accreditation, such as application reviews, compliance analysis, and assessment of institutional changes.
A bachelor's degree is required for the position, with a master's degree preferred. Candidates should demonstrate three to five years of progressively responsible experience in education or a related field, with a strong emphasis on writing, communication, and interpersonal skills including the ability to plan, organize, and participate in evaluation activities for distance education institutions. A high degree of initiative and the ability to work independently and produce excellent results are essential. Candidates must demonstrate their capacity to interact professionally and comfortably with DEAC staff, volunteer evaluation team members, distance education leaders, and volunteer board members.
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DEAC offers a generous compensation package to include 100 percent employer-paid medical, dental and vision for employees, graduate school tuition assistance, and a retirement plan with employer contribution. Please send a cover letter, including salary requirements, and resume via email to Nan Ridgeway, DEAC's Director of Accreditation, with the subject line "[Your Name] – Accreditation Coordinator." The position is open until filled. DEAC is an equal opportunity employer.