Position Opening: Accreditation Manager or Specialist
The National Alliance of Concurrent Enrollment Partnerships (NACEP) seeks an experienced and exceptional education professional as a full-time Accreditation Manager or Specialist. As the sole national accrediting body for concurrent enrollment partnerships, this position will be a key leader in efforts to ensure that college courses taught by high school teachers are as rigorous as courses offered on the sponsoring college campus. Candidates are not required to work at NACEP’s headquarters in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, though should demonstrate a proven ability to work remotely and travel to various U.S. locations is required.
The position will work closely with the organization’s staff and volunteer leadership to provide high caliber professional accreditation services and support the expansion of NACEP’s accreditation scope to other models of dual enrollment. The position will provide a unique opportunity for a motivated individual to apply her or his skills and experience to foster the improvement and growth of concurrent and dual enrollment programs nationwide.
Along with the Director of Accreditation and Member Services and NACEP’s Accreditation Commission, the Accreditation Manager or Specialist will engage in the following activities:
- Provide technical assistance and support to institutions in upholding high standards for college courses taught to high school students and in navigating the peer review process
- Effectively communicate the importance of NACEP accreditation and quality standards through written communications and presentations at regional and national events
- Collaborate to create new accreditation resources and training materials, including website content, accreditation guides, and policy documents
- Support the accreditation peer review process by examining institutional materials, writing and editing correspondence to peer reviewers and applicants, and synthesizing annual report data for use by the Accreditation Commission and members
- Work with staff leadership, volunteer Accreditation Commissioners, and Peer Reviewers in fulfilling NACEP’s accreditation services
Up to 25% of the position will be devoted to additional projects related to other aspects of NACEP’s membership and professional services, based on individual interest and skills.
- At the Specialist level, at least 2 years of experience working with a concurrent or dual enrollment program. At the Manager level, at least 5 years of successful management of concurrent or dual enrollment programs or related experience with increasing levels of management responsibility in education, nonprofit, or government sectors.
- Knowledge of and experience with higher education accreditation and quality assurance. Preferred prior service as a NACEP peer reviewer, successful applicant, or demonstrated knowledge of NACEP’s standards and equivalent experience with other accreditation services.
- Bachelor’s degree or higher from a postsecondary institution accredited by a federally-recognized regional accrediting agency.
- A high degree of ability to work independently, adapting to changing situations and priorities with ease and confidence. If the applicant does not intend to work at NACEP's headquarters in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, a proven ability to work remotely.
- Excellent analytical thinking, writing and oral presentation skills and digitally literate, with very high attention to detail in document preparation and editing.
- Ability to work with individuals from a variety of backgrounds from across the country.
- Versatile skills necessary to contribute to the success of a nimble nonprofit, ability to take on a wide range of tasks, and interpersonal skills necessary to be an effective team player.
- Must have authorization to work in the United States.
- Position requires remaining in a stationary position at a desk or work station for extended periods of time and the ability to travel for meetings and workshops.
Salary and Benefits:
- Accreditation Manager (5 or more years of relevant experience): $45-55,000, commensurate with experience. At this level the individual will be assigned greater leadership responsibilities for aspects of the accreditation process.
- Accreditation Specialist (2-5 years of relevant experience): $35-45,000, commensurate with experience.
- $5,500 Cafeteria Plan health benefit, can be applied toward employer-sponsored health insurance and/or a Flexible Savings Account.
- 6% pre-tax employer contribution to retirement.
- 32 days Paid Time Off in addition to 10 designated holidays. Upon the birth or adoption of a child, the employee is eligible for an additional 5 days of Paid Time Off for parental leave, in addition to up to 12 weeks of unpaid leave.
Submit a resume, cover letter and writing sample below. The search committee will begin reviewing applications immediately and will continue until the position is filled.