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Associate Director, Accreditation and Evaluation

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Job Duties

The Associate Director of Accreditation and Evaluation is the School’s primary accreditation officer. Responsible for on-going, year-round accreditation processes for 17 accrediting agencies (with 1 additional accreditation in development). Responsible for ensuring that all accredited programs meet professional licensure standards for more than two dozen academic programs, enrolling more than 2000 undergraduate and graduate students annually. Supervises alignment of data collection with programmatic mandates of accreditors, mapping data collection to academic standards and benchmarks. Reviews drafts of self-studies, prepares programs for site visits, and monitors communications with outside accreditors. Ensures continuous program improvement by working with faculty to use data to effect interventions and change in curricula to support student success as mandated by accreditors. Manages all accreditation-related budget expenses. Leads school compliance with federal/state regulations and NC-SARA requirements regarding licensure and certification, in collaboration with academic departments and programs. Supervises one full-time administrator and two-three student workers.

Job Qualifications

Required Education:
Bachelor's Degree

Preferred Education:
Master's Degree Experience working in a university/college environment.

Required Experience:
5+ years Relevant experience or equivalent combination of education and experience. Must include experience managing operations and staff, planning and implementing activities and events, and administering budgets.

Required Skills, Knowledge and Abilities:
Excellent planning, organizational, and problem-solving skills. Ability to develop, implement and interpret policies and procedures and communicate sensitive information verbally and in writing to a diverse population. Familiarity with word processing, spreadsheet, and database software. Strong writing and editing skills.

Preferred Skills, Knowledge and Abilities:
Ability to write and edit reports based on data analyses, academic standards, and benchmarks. Experience working with national accrediting bodies, commissions, and governmental agencies. Stata, R or similar statistical software; project management software (Asana preferred); familiarity with SIS platforms (UDW+), Albert, Data Visualization software (such as Tableau).


Additional Information:

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Institution Description

Since its founding in 1831, NYU has been an innovator in higher education, reaching out to an emerging middle class, embracing an urban identity and professional focus, and promoting a global vision that informs its 19 schools and colleges.

NYU students come from nearly every state and 133 countries, and the university draws upon the diverse backgrounds of our faculty, staff, and students, ensuring its scholarship and teaching benefit from a wide range of perspectives. NYU takes seriously its role as an engine of social mobility, and stands out among the top US universities in its representation of low-income and first-generation students within its community.

Now among the largest private universities in the US, NYU provides a rigorous, demanding education to more than 50,000 students and undertakes nearly $1 billion in research annually. It counts among its faculty recipients of the highest scholarly honors and is a top producer of patents and revenue from licensing among US universities. NYU has a vast network of alumni who have gone on to succeed across professions, from the sciences to the arts and government, throughout the world.

Steinhardt is the oldest and largest School of Education in the country with 11 Academic Departments, 14 research centers and institutes, and 100+ academic programs. 

NYU Steinhardt's Office of Accreditation and Assessment within the division of Academic Affairs oversees sixteen program accreditations, manages the registration of all programs in the School with the New York State Education Department, directs the vetting and compliance process within the School and University, assists the faculty and deans with maintaining and establishing academic policies and procedures, and plays a key role in course and program development and continuous academic improvement.


New York University is committed to providing high-quality, comprehensive benefits and programs designed to meet the needs of our dedicated and diverse community.
Application Due Date: 2021-06-30
Job Start Date: 2021-07-01
Salary: Dependent on qualifications and experience.
City: New York
State/Province/Region: NY
Institution: New York University, Steinhardt School
Reports To: Director of Institutional Research and Assessment
Staff # Reporting to Position: 1
Reports In Office: Accreditation and Assessment

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