Coordinator of Accreditation in the College of Arts, Sciences and Education

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Work type: Staff
Location: Big Rapids, MI 49307
Categories: Administrative

Position Title: Coordinator of Accreditation in the College of Arts, Sciences and Education  
Location: Big Rapids (Main Campus)  

33000 - CASE Deans Office

Advertised Salary: $60,000 to $70,000 Salary commensurate with education, experiences and other requirements. Comprehensive benefit package (health care, vacation, etc.)  
FLSA: Exempt  
Temporary/Continuing:  Continuing  
Part-Time/Full-Time: Full-Time  
Union Group: N/A  
Term of Position: 12 Month  
At Will/Just Cause: At Will  
Summary of Position: The College of Arts, Sciences and Education (CASE) seeks applications for an Accreditation Coordinator who will coordinate all aspects of national accreditation, including unit accreditation review, state and national pre-visits and visits, and manage the analysis and reporting of data. This position will work collaboratively with faculty, staff, administration, and students in the college to develop, implement, and monitor a system of assessment and continuous improvement to ensure programs are meeting learning outcomes and standards appropriate for accreditation and other reporting requirements. CASE currently has two accredited programs, the School of Education and the Social Work program.
This position may also assist to improve our readiness for large Federal grants (FIPSE, HRSA, etc.) that require extensive data not typically collected or readily available at Ferris.

This position will report directly to the CASE Dean and work closely with dept. chairs/heads that have accredited/specialized programs.

The anticipated start date for this position is March 2024. However, this is an estimated date and can be revised if needed.
Position Type: Staff  
Required Education: Master’s degree in Education, Social Work, Educational Leadership, Evaluation and Measurement or closely related field.  
Required Work Experience: Three years of experience working with accreditation, assessment, and evaluation.

Experience with data aggregation, analysis and measurement techniques.

Ability to complete tasks with accuracy, attention to detail, and thoroughness.

Ability to work with a variety of systems and software tools to extract data and format into reports and to utilize critical thinking and analytical skills to analyze data and present results.

Strong written and verbal skills.

Experience in Higher Education.
Required Licenses and Certifications:    
Physical Demands:
  • Office Environment
Additional Education/Experiences to be Considered: Doctorate in Education, Social Work, Educational Leadership, Evaluation and Measurement or closely related field..
Experience working with a Department of Education
Experience working with CAEP, AAQEP, TEAC, NCATE or CSWE accreditation.
Experience working with the Michigan Department of Education and/or CSWE.
Essential Duties/Responsibilities: Maintain a high level of knowledge regarding accreditation requirements and processes and effectively communicate to stakeholders.

Work with internal and external constituents to further develop and enhance partnerships by sharing data and best practices.

Liaise with internal and external audiences concerning the analyses of data.

Work with administration, departments, and faculty to establish a system of assessment and continuous improvement to meet accreditation standards.

Coordinate the process of generating reports for accreditation and other purposes.

Interpret, analyze and summarize data.

Perform queries and create reports.

Develop and maintain a comprehensive collection process to facilitate assessment reports, program review documents, evidence data for use in decision-making, institutional and specialized accreditation activities and compliance reporting.

Support accreditation off-site and on-site visits.

Manage reports and evidence in AIMS to support program and institutional accreditation.

Stay abreast of current state and national trends related to accreditation and best practices.

Seek professional development opportunities, such as attending state and national conferences.

Serve on college and university committees, as assigned.

Any other duties assigned within the position classification area.

Demonstrates an understanding of diversity, equity, and inclusion, especially in working relationships with students, faculty, staff, and community members.
Marginal Duties/Responsibilities:    
Skills and Abilities: Demonstrated commitment, experience and understanding for diversity, equity, and inclusion.  
Required Documents:
  • Cover Letter
  • Resume
  • Unofficial Transcript 1
Optional Documents:    
Special Instructions to Applicants: Unofficial Transcript 1 (REQUIRED): Applicants must attach a copy of unofficial transcript of Masters/Doctorate degree.

Transcript must include: Institution name, applicant name, date degree attained, degree awarded. Finalist will be required to submit an official transcript.
Initial Application Review Date:
Open Until Position is Filled?: Yes  
Posting Close Date:
EEO Statement: Ferris State University, an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer, is committed to enhancing equity, inclusion, and diversity within its community. Ferris offers employment opportunities to qualified candidates seeking careers in a student-focused environment that values opportunity, collaboration, diversity and educational excellence.  Learn more about the Ferris Mission and community at The University actively seeks applications from women, minorities, individuals with disabilities, veterans, and other underrepresented groups. For more information on the University’s Policy on Non-Discrimination, visit: Ferris Non-Discrimination Statement.  

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