Director of Accreditation

Fairfax, VA
Commensurate with education and experience.
May 14, 2019
Jun 04, 2019
Full Time
Director of Accreditation, Office of the Provost

The Office of the Provost at George Mason University (Mason) is looking for a detail-oriented, energetic person with experience in and passion for quality higher education to coordinate Mason's SACSCOC accreditation processes. Mason is a relatively young, fast-growing, innovative Research I university with a mission to give diverse students access to our excellent academic opportunities. We seek a Director who understands regional accreditation processes and can help Mason meet and exceed regulatory responsibilities while supporting our goal to be nimble and creative in our academic programs.

George Mason University has a strong institutional commitment to the achievement of excellence and diversity among its faculty and staff, and strongly encourages candidates to apply who will enrich Mason's academic and culturally inclusive environment.

Responsibilities: This position will be responsible for managing our accreditation process with the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC), as well as coordinating with the teams supporting the requirements of other speciality and discipline-specific accreditation and regulatory processes (for example, SARA, ABET, SCHEV, etc). Mason will be submitting our next SACSCOC Decennial Reaffirmation application 2022. The position includes responsibility for the on-going maintenance of our accreditation, including substantive change and interim reporting.

The Director will be expected to actively participate in SACS activities, and stay current with changes in accreditation standards. The Director will be responsible for communicating these changes to the Mason community, and serving as an internal consultant on regulatory issues. The Director will also assist with special projects and academic innovation initiatives, and will be expected to collaborate closely with the Office of Institutional Research and Effectiveness, individual Schools and Colleges, Associate Provosts for Undergraduate and Graduate Education, the Quality Enhancement Plan team, and other offices. The position reports to the Associate Provost for Academic Initiatives and Services.

Required Qualifications: * Master's degree; * Experience with, and knowledge of, regional higher education accreditation * Excellent writing and public speaking skills; * Demonstrated ability to communicate with a diverse audience, including academic leaders, faculty, and accreditation agencies; * Experience using publication, presentation, database, and project management software; * Excellent organizational skills; * Knowledge of higher education academic affairs policies and procedures; * Ability to conduct independent research and provide interpretation and analysis. Preferred Qualifications: * PHD in a related field; * Experience managing a full institutional accreditation or reaccreditation process; * Experience participating in an on-site compliance visit; * Specific knowledge of SACSCOC requirements.

"For full consideration, applicants must apply at ; complete and submit the online application; and upload a cover letter, resume, and a list of three professional references with contact information."

"Great Careers Begin at Mason!

George Mason University is an innovative, entrepreneurial institution with national distinction in both academics and research. Mason holds a top U.S. News and World Report "Up and Coming" spot for national universities and is recognized for its global appeal and excellence in higher education.

Mason is currently the largest and most diverse university in Virginia with students and faculty from all 50 states and over 135 countries studying in over 200 degree programs at campuses in Arlington, Fairfax and Prince William, as well as at learning locations across the commonwealth. Rooted in Mason's diversity is a campus culture that is both rewarding and exciting, work that is meaningful, and opportunities to both collaborate and create.

If you are interested in joining the Mason family take a look at our current opportunities and catch some Mason spirit at!

George Mason University, Where Innovation is Tradition."

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