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ASSISTANT EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR (Compliance Division)

CHARACTERISTICS OF THE CLASS

GENERAL DESCRIPTION

Serve as a member of the administrative staff of the Council on Occupational Education and perform duties as designated by the President/Chief Executive Officer and the Associate Executive Director/Compliance Division. Responsibilities include performance and/or supervision of various functions necessary for the operation of the Commission.

EXAMPLES OF WORK ‐ The following examples are illustrative of the duties assigned to this position. No attempt is made to be exhaustive in this listing.

    • Manage the Commission’s approval process for degree and non-degree programs, including distance education, and for substantive and non-substantive program changes.
    • Supervise the work of the Division’s Accreditation Specialist in the area of program approvals for public institutions.
    • In coordination with the Associate Executive Director, assign and oversee work performed by the Division’s Administrative Coordinator.
    • Maintain the agency’s electronic database of approved programs for member institutions.
    • Provide orientation and training to representatives of COE institutions in the area of new program and program change applications.
    • Schedule and monitor change-of-programmatic-scope and institutional distance education site visits to institutions.
    • Participate in scheduled meetings, workshops and conferences sponsored by the Council and/or COE Commission.
    • Provide advice and recommendations pertaining to the institutional program database to the information management team of the agency.
    • Fields potential complaints filed against COE-affiliated institutions, provides information about COE’s complaint procedures to complainants, and tracks filed complaints
    • Assist the President/Chief Executive Officer in providing support for the committees of the Council and the Commission.
    • Perform other duties as may be appropriate for the position.

QUALIFICATIONS OF THE APPLICANT

KNOWLEDGE, SKILL, AND ABILITIES

Knowledge of the mission, functions, and operations of the Council as a national institutional accrediting agency. Skills required to plan, organize, and execute multi-faceted activities involving various numbers of persons individually and collectively. Ability to maintain cooperative working relationships with others (staff members, Commissioners, school representatives, and the public) and to communicate effectively in both oral and written forms.

MINIMUM EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE

Education should be at least a baccalaureate degree (master’s preferred) from an accredited postsecondary education institution with a major portion of the graduate work in a field relative to the functions of the position in which employed. Experience should be at least five years in a position carrying major responsibilities within an educational organization which provides preparation relative to the duties of the position.

Apply by June 26, 2024

 

DIRECTOR OF INSTITUTIONAL DATA, REPORTING & COMPLIANCE

(Compliance Division)

CHARACTERISTICS OF THE CLASS

GENERAL DESCRIPTION

Serve as a member of the administrative staff of the Council on Occupational Education and perform duties as designated by the Associate Executive Director/Compliance Division. Responsibilities include performance and/or supervision of various functions necessary for the operation of the Commission.

EXAMPLES OF WORK - The following examples are illustrative of the duties assigned to positions of this class.  No attempt is made to be exhaustive in this listing.

  • Assist the Associate Executive Director of Compliance with its dealing with other accrediting organizations and governmental agencies, as well as higher education and professional organizations.
  • Present at the workshops for membership as directed by Associate Executive Director of Compliance.
  • Create and maintain a central monitoring database of institution statuses.
  • Review all available data points to determine proactive patterns of success and concern (e.g., institutional financials, Annual Reports, etc.).
  • Prepare standards reports/dashboards for reporting purposes (e.g., US Department of Education, Annual Reports, Annual Census Reports, Full-time Equivalents, Completion Placement Licensure, etc.)
  • Serve as contact for incoming data notification inquiries from the US Department of Education, state agencies, other agencies and members as needed.
  • Contact institutions to request documentation related to compliance. 
  • Create all Council surveys and collect/interpret the associated data.
  • Oversee the Annual Report submission process and serve as a resource to member institutions on data-related requests.
  • Serve as a Power User for the EDvera Accreditation Management system and maintain the accuracy of standard reports within the system.
  • Collect and maintain records and statistics, prepare periodic and special reports as requested.
  • Provide presentations, reports and requested information to the Commission.
  • Perform other duties as may be appropriate for the position 

QUALIFICATIONS OF THE APPLICANT

KNOWLEDGE, SKILL, AND ABILITIES

Knowledge of the philosophy, goals, and Bylaws of the Council and its rules, regulations, and operating procedures; of Department of Education Accreditation guidelines; of current educational/accreditation issues, principles, practices, and organizations; data analysis and interpretation; and of pertinent literature in the field. Ability to create and maintain cooperative working relationships with others; to anticipate, analyze, and prepare needed plans and programs; create data reports using spreadsheets and related software; create surveys using related software; to present oral and written comments, opinions, and program interpretations clearly and concisely.  

MINIMUM EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE

Education required is a baccalaureate degree (master’s preferred) from an accredited institution of higher learning with a major portion of the graduate work in a field related to functions of the position in which employed. Experience at least five years in responsible educational capacities which provided preparation relative to the functions of the position in which employed.  Prior involvement in some aspect of postsecondary career and technical education is desirable.

Apply by June 30, 2024

 

ASSISTANT EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR (Evaluation Division)

CHARACTERISTICS OF THE CLASS

GENERAL DESCRIPTION

Serve as a member of the administrative staff of the Council on Occupational Education and perform duties as designated by the President/Chief Executive Officer and the Associate Executive Director/Evaluation Division. Responsibilities include performance and/or supervision of various functions necessary for the operation of the Commission.

EXAMPLES OF WORK ‐ The following examples are illustrative of the duties assigned to this position. No attempt is made to be exhaustive in this listing.

    • Coordinate on-site accreditation visits. Assist institutions in determining needs and improving educational programs during the accreditation process. Visit member institutions as needed.
    • In coordination with the Associate Executive Director, assign and oversee work performed by the Division’s Administrative Coordinator/Assistant.
    • Review financial documents from member institutions and determine viability based on composite scores.
    • Participate in scheduled meetings, workshops and conferences sponsored by the Council and/or COE Commission.
    • Develop/expand and maintain the volunteer pool of visiting team members and leaders who perform the evaluations on behalf of the Commission. Conduct virtual training as required.
    • Provide advice and recommendations pertaining to the institutional program database to the information management team of the agency.
    • Assist the President/Chief Executive Officer in providing support for the committees of the Council and the Commission.
    • Perform other duties as may be appropriate for the position.

QUALIFICATIONS OF THE APPLICANT

KNOWLEDGE, SKILL, AND ABILITIES

Knowledge of the mission, functions, and operations of the Council as a national institutional accrediting agency. Skills required to plan, organize, and execute multi-faceted activities involving various numbers of persons individually and collectively. Ability to maintain cooperative working relationships with others (staff members, Commissioners, school representatives, and the public) and to communicate effectively in both oral and written forms. 

MINIMUM EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE

Education should be at least a baccalaureate degree (master’s preferred) from an accredited postsecondary education institution with a major portion of the graduate work in a field relative to the functions of the position in which employed. Experience should be at least five years in a position carrying major responsibilities within an educational organization which provides preparation relative to the duties of the position.

 

DIRECTOR OF MEMBERSHIP SERVICES & TRAINING (Evaluations Division)

CHARACTERISTICS OF THE CLASS

GENERAL DESCRIPTION

Serve as a member of the administrative staff of the Council on Occupational Education and perform duties as designated by the Associate Executive Director/Evaluations Division. Responsibilities include performance and/or supervision of various functions necessary for the operation of the Commission.

EXAMPLES OF WORK - The following examples are illustrative of the duties assigned to positions of this class.  No attempt is made to be exhaustive in this listing.

  • Assist the Associate Executive Director of Evaluations with its dealing with other accrediting organizations and governmental agencies, as well as higher education and professional organizations.
  • Curate and coordinate the presenters, workshops and sessions for the Spring Accreditation Institute and the Annual Conference. Responsible for facilitating the Call for Proposals for the Annual Conference.
  • Create and maintain the video training library and agency curriculum for members and retirees.
  • Provide leadership for the oversight of the Candidate Academy and all of its logistics.
  • Recruit, train and retain the cadre of volunteers for Visiting Team Leaders and Visiting Team Members.
  • Recruit, train and retain the cadre of COE Fellows who will serve as mentors/agency liaisons for Visiting Teams.
  • Serve as the initial contact/resource for prospective members and active candidates as they move through the cycle of accreditation.
  • Conduct periodic assessments to determine the training needs and gaps among members/institutions.
  • Provide presentations, reports and requested information to the Commission.
  • Perform other duties as may be appropriate for the position.

QUALIFICATIONS OF THE APPLICANT

KNOWLEDGE, SKILL, AND ABILITIES

Knowledge of the philosophy, goals, and Bylaws of the Council and its rules, regulations, and operating procedures; of Department of Education Accreditation guidelines; of current educational/accreditation issues, principles, practices, and organizations; and of education development/learning theory. Ability to create and maintain cooperative working relationships with others; develop learning content and lesson plans; to anticipate, analyze, and prepare needed plans and programs; to present oral and written comments, opinions, and program interpretations clearly and concisely.

MINIMUM EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE

Education required is a baccalaureate degree (master’s preferred) from an accredited institution of higher learning with a major portion of the graduate work in a field related to functions of the position in which employed. Experience (at least five years) in responsible educational capacities which provided preparation relative to the functions of the position in which employed.  Prior involvement in some aspect of postsecondary career and technical education is desirable.

Apply by June 26, 2024.

 

Interested individuals should submit a current resume, a listing of at least three professional references, and salary requirements. This documentation must be submitted via email to HR@council.org