Accreditation Coordinator

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University of Massachusetts Amherst
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Accreditation Coordinator
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Amherst, MA 01003, United states
How to Apply
Please submit cover letter, resume, and the contact information for three professional references by October 1, 2019 to ensure consideration.

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Accreditation Coordinator
University of Massachusetts Amherst – Isenberg School of Management
Amherst, MA
Under the direct supervision of the Associate Dean of Finance and Administration in the Isenberg School of Management, the Accreditation Coordinator will oversee all aspects of the school’s accreditation processes and respond to University and Trustee requests under the Educational Effectiveness Plan (EEP) and the Academic Quality and Development (AQAD) process. A major component of this strategically significant role is to ensure alignment and compliance with accreditors’ standards and interpretations.
Essential Duties:
  • Manage all mission-critical processes associated with the school’s AACSB (Business and Accounting) and Accreditation Commission for Programs in Hospitality Administration (ACPHA) (Hospitality and Tourism Management) accreditations.
  • Maintain confidential databases of program reviews; collect, analyze, and report assessment data; monitor curriculum mapping, mission alignment, and gap analyses; collect and manage all data associated with faculty qualifications; prepare and distribute other assessment- and accreditation-related materials.
  • Promote transparency throughout the accreditation processes, and encourage best practices to foster continuous improvement.
  • Ensure timely execution of all accreditation related activities by maintaining assessment/accreditation calendar including report writing and evaluation timelines.
  • Coordinate and oversee all aspects of periodic site visits, including direct interface with external deans and/or other members of the external review teams.
  • Manage all school-wide Assurance of Learning (AoL) program activities by reviewing and improving all aspects of the AoL processes.
  • Work directly with faculty to coordinate data collection for programmatic assessment each fall, spring, and summer, ensuring measurement based on updated assessment schedules and rubrics.
  • Analyze, report, and monitor continuous improvement of student success outcomes associated with the school’s publicly articulated learning objectives.
  • Manage the school’s “closing the loop” activities by working with faculty and staff to implement and assess necessary AoL-driven and faculty-approved pedagogical, curricular, and system changes.
  • Serve as the school’s public point of contact for all accreditation related activities. Represent Isenberg in university-level processes (e.g., EEP) and liaise with the Provost’s office to ensure seamless integration with university policies and procedures (e.g., AQUAD).
  • Manage nuanced and politically sensitive relationships with key executive decision-makers in the accreditation agencies’ international headquarters.
  • Consult with the Isenberg and departmental curriculum committees, participating as a non-voting member and drafting/reviewing reports for committee meetings.
  • Attend AACSB AoL and assessment seminars, workshops, and conferences.
Minimum Qualifications:
  • Bachelor’s degree in business, education, or other relevant discipline with five years of direct experience working with regional and national academic accreditation processes, or a Master’s degree; Ph.D. in psychology, education or other relevant field preferred.
  • Experience working in large and culturally-diverse population.
  • Demonstrated ability to manage a high volume, complex, and time-sensitive process timeline.
  • Must excel in oral and written communications, have strong organizational and interpersonal skills, and exhibit high levels of database proficiency.
  • Ability to collect, analyze, and report on complex academic data associated with program accreditation.
  • Skill in small group presentations, awareness of confidentiality issues, ability to take initiative, and ability to work both independently and collaboratively with various internal and external personnel.
  • Experience in metrics design and a knowledge of metrics tools especially Excel and Tableau.
  • Understanding of FERPA, Title IX, and all University Academic Rules and Regulations.
  • Three years of direct experience working with AACSB processes.
Special Instructions to Applicants
Please submit cover letter, resume, and the contact information for three professional references by October 1, 2019 to ensure consideration.
For more information and to apply online, please visit:
About UMass:
UMass Amherst, the Commonwealth's flagship campus, is a nationally ranked public research university offering a full range of undergraduate, graduate and professional degrees. The University sits on nearly 1,450-acres in the scenic Pioneer Valley of Western Massachusetts, and offers a rich cultural environment in a bucolic setting close to major urban centers. In addition, the University is part of the Five Colleges (including Amherst College, Hampshire College, Mount Holyoke College, and Smith College), which adds to the intellectual energy of the region.
The University of Massachusetts Amherst is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer of women, minorities, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities and encourages applications from these and other protected group members.