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Accreditation Program Manager

American Speech-Language-Hearing Association
Rockville, Maryland
Salary Range (Non-Negotiable): $74,772 – $83,080
Closing date
Dec 22, 2022

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The American Speech-Language-Hearing Association requires all new employees to present proof they are fully vaccinated against COVID-19 when they start work. Currently, “fully vaccinated” is defined as someone that has received both doses of the Pfizer/Moderna COVID-19 vaccines or one dose of the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine 14 days or more before they begin work. Individuals with a disability or a religious reason preventing them from taking the vaccine may request an accommodation.


The purpose of this position is to manage the day-to-day program activities related to the accreditation review processes of the Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology (CAA). The Accreditation Program manager (a) conducts, manages, and guides the activities and workflow of the candidacy, application, annual report, and substantive change processes; (b) trains CAA volunteer members in the program review process; and (c) provides guidance to stakeholders related to accreditation program processes and accreditation statuses.


  1. Conduct and manage accreditation reviews. Monitor and update program process and decision statuses and make referrals to CAA for action. Develop, review, and edit correspondence to programs regarding Council reviews. Manage review process and timelines to ensure timeliness and accuracy.
  2. Support meetings of the CAA by managing the program review activities and contributing to the calibration agenda and committee activities.
  3. Consult with graduate education programs, students, and the public by providing accurate and appropriate information regarding the candidacy process, accreditation program reviews, and statuses.
  4. Contribute to content development and collaborate on the delivery and presentation of content related to the accreditation process.
  5. Draft, collaborate with CAA members, and finalize reports related to the accreditation processes.
  6. Write, monitor, and update Standard Operating Procedures related to the responsibilities of this position.
  7. Other special projects as assigned.

Knowledge Typically Acquired Through

  • Award of a baccalaureate degree
  • 3–5 years’ experience in program/project management working in a professional setting, preferably in accreditation, certification, or credentialing
  • Experience with association management software preferred
  • Experience communicating with higher education faculty, members of professional associations, and students is preferred.

Scope and Depth of Technical Skills/Knowledge
Demonstrated ability to: 

  • Communicate effectively, both orally and in writing 
  • Independently compose correspondence and standard operating procedures
  • Interpret, edit, and review content for reports
  • Monitor business processes and recommend improvements
  • Use technology to organize and execute program/project activities (e.g., Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Outlook, SharePoint, netFORUM, databases, Internet).

Scope and Depth of Non-Technical Skills/Knowledge
Demonstrated ability to:

  • Manage, document, organize, and follow up on a high level of detailed information.
  • Work effectively both independently and as part of a team in a fast-paced environment.
  • Communicate effectively and professionally, both orally and in writing.
  • Initiate and manage multiple projects with competing deadlines and prioritize workload 
  • Interact in a professional manner with ASHA staff, volunteer leaders, members, and other key stakeholders
  • Independently identify and manage sensitive and confidential information
  • Analyze and provide creative solutions to resolving complex issues.


The American Speech-Language-Hearing Association was founded in 1925. It is a not-for-profit scientific and professional association for speech-language pathologists, audiologists, and speech and hearing scientists. ASHA is committed to the consumers of our services, the more than 42 million Americans with communication disorders. ASHA's mission is to ensure that all people with speech-language, and hearing disorders receive quality services from well-educated professionals.

The American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) certifies practicing clinicians, conducts and accredits educational programs for its members, informs the public about communication disorders, produces and markets educational materials, monitors legislation, and lobbies state and federal governments. ASHA represents more than 228,000 speech-language pathologists, audiologist, and speech and hearing scientists.

The Association's National Office, in Rockville, Maryland, employs more than 300 individuals in a wide range of occupations. Some staff members are speech-language pathologists and audiologists. Other professionals provide expertise in a variety of fields from accounting, information processing and marketing to convention and meeting planning, customer service and desktop publishing.

ASHA has been recognized as a "Great Place to Work" by Washingtonian Magazine and by the State of Maryland and Montgomery County Work/Life Alliance. ASHA has also earned recognition as a "Best Workplace for Commuters." A number of public service campaigns, media advertising campaigns, and membership promotion materials that our staff have worked on have earned awards. The ASHA Leader, our bi-weekly tabloid, has earned numerous awards for general excellence and feature articles. Our website has also earned a number of awards. In addition, the National Office has received awards for our recycling efforts.

For more information about our organization, see our website at www. offers a comprehensive benefits package.

* Health/Dental/Vision Insurance
* Life Insurance
* Long-Term Disability Income Insurance
* Travel Accident Insurance
* Defined Contribution Plan
* 401(k) Savings Plan
* Flexible Spending Plan
* Annual Leave
* Sick Leave
* Family and Medical Leave
* Voluntary Leave Transfer Program
* Paid Holidays
* Flextime
* Telecommuting
* Flexplace
* Fare Share Program
* Employee Assistnace Program
* Tuition Reimbursement
* Staff Development Prgram
* Wellness and Fitness
* Direct Deposit

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