IADC Licensure and Accreditation Manager
- INTRODUCTION AND POSITION OBJECTIVE
This professional position is responsible for the implementation, coordination and management of the IADC Licensure and Accreditation processes in accordance with the standards, policies, and procedures of the U.S. Department of Education, the District of Columbia Higher Education Licensure Commission and relevant regional/national accreditation organizations. Primary duties of the position include analyzing all facets of IADC operations to ensure compliance with Licensure and Accreditation standards; plans, develops and oversees execution of Licensure and Accreditation grant, maintenance and work plans. The position reports to the Head, Department of Institutional Effectiveness and advises the IADC Director on all matters regarding the licensure and accreditation of the College.
MAJOR DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
1.Licensure and Accreditation duties at the IADC a.Ensures that the IADC meets all annual requirements to maintain both Licensure and Accreditation to deliver the academic programs. b.Remains current on all aspects of Licensure and Accreditation standards and their applicability within the IADC. Serves as the Licensure and Accreditation subject matter expert (SME) and advises the Director and College leadership. c.Identifies, reviews and analyzes IADC policies, processes and procedures, for alignment to Licensure and Accreditation standards. Identifies capability gaps and makes recommendations to mitigate gaps. d.Trains IADC personnel on Licensure and Accreditation to ensure familiarization with related requirements. Ensures personnel are aware of the standards that affect or apply to his/her assigned area of responsibility and recommends training on how to demonstrate compliance with all standards connected to said duties and responsibilities. e.Meets regularly with the Head of the Institutional Effectiveness Department and key IADC personnel to report on Licensure and Accreditation efforts and activities. f.Participates in meetings regarding policy decisions to ensure compliance with Licensure and Accreditation standards. Leads the standing Licensure and Accreditation Committee. g.Drafts and reviews documents and policies to ensure they comply with Licensure and Accreditation standards. h.Develops a self-assessment plan of action to achieve and maintain compliance with standards. Establishes work priorities and coordination responsibilities for the accreditation work group to meet project deadlines. i.Organizes, facilitates, and participates in Licensure and Accreditation evaluation visits to the IADC (Travel required – less than 8%). j.Performs other duties related to Licensure and Accreditation, as assigned by the Director or Coordinator, IE.
- Licensure and Accreditation Activities Outside the IADC
- Attend and successfully complete relevant Licensure and Accreditation Workshops on behalf of the IADC.
- Represents the IADC at Licensure and Accreditation Commission meetings and activities as required.
- Perform Other Duties as Assigned
FACTOR DESCRIPTIONS AND QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS:
- WORKLOAD FLUCTUATIONS
The majority of workload fluctuates cyclically with the course schedule, there are periods of increased workload due to possible unexpected demands of the Licensure and Accreditation organizations. Support to staff, faculty and students and adherence to their deadlines is essential in providing adequate licensure and accreditation support services.
- GUIDANCE AND SUPERVISION RECEIVED
The incumbent uses the licensure and accreditation guidelines provided by the D.C. licensure and relevant accreditation institution.
The incumbent receives direct supervision from the Head of the Department of Institutional Effectiveness and the IADC Director. Work is reviewed to determine if the incumbent has performed his/her duties satisfactorily.
- SUPERVISION OF OTHERS
The incumbent will be expected to supervise and evaluate personnel who are temporarily assigned to the Department of Institutional Effectiveness.
- CONTROL OF RESOURCES
The incumbent reviews the budget and advises on how it affects the licensure and accreditation processes.
- CONTACTS AND PURPOSE OF CONTACTS
INSIDE - Contacts with IADC faculty, staff and students to exchange information, provide training and ensure compliance with federal and state, licensure and accreditor requirements.
OUTSIDE - Contacts with federal and state, licensure and accreditor organization officials, and counterparts in other academic institutions.
- TRAINING AND BRIEFING OF STAFF
The Licensure and Accreditation Manager trains IADC students, staff and faculty on the federal and state, licensure and accreditor organization requirements.
- USE OF AUTOMATED OR MANUAL INFORMATION SYSTEMS
Must be familiar with database manipulation. Must be knowledgeable in Microsoft Office 365 Software Suite (Share Point, Word, PowerPoint, Access and Excel), and other digital tools including OneNote and Adobe Acrobat.
- QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS FOR RECRUITMENT
A Master’s Degree is preferred, Bachelor’s Degree is required. Education or experience in higher education institution licensure and accreditation standards requirements is desired.
At least three years of experience in Institutional Accreditation processes is required.
- Language Skills
Native level proficiency in reading, writing, and speaking of the English language is required.
- High degree of initiative and ability to work independently.
- Ability to delegate appropriate assignments IADC-wide and enforce deadlines.
- Strong information and time management skills.
- Effective organizational skills and the ability to accomplish multiple tasks simultaneously.
- Familiarity with academic content related to the curriculum of the Inter-American Defense College, the Inter-American Defense Board, international organizations, and defense and security themes.
(6)Ability to work in a multi-national and multi-cultural environment with students, faculty, staff and members of the international community. (7)Ability to do legal and historical research. (8)Ability to speak publicly about the accreditation process and train College personnel. (9)Ability to resolve problems and noncompliance issues.
Ability to think creatively to achieve compliance with challenging standards