American Osteopathic Association

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Employment Opportunities

If you're a talented individual interested in working with caring physicians within a growing member association, the American Osteopathic Association (AOA) may be the place for you. Send a resume with cover letter and salary requirements to: Department of Human Resources, American Osteopathic Association, 142 E. Ontario St., Chicago, IL 60611-2864; or email Qualified applicants will be considered; no telephone calls or search firms, please. The AOA is proud to be an EEOC employer.

Associate Vice President, Accreditation

Reporting to the Vice President of Accreditation, this individual will assist in managing all aspects of the accreditation program for colleges of osteopathic medicine (COMs), including the educational programs provided to the COMs and evaluators. The position works collaboratively with the Accreditation team, and also requires extensive contact with COM administrators, COCA commissioners, and COM evaluators. The successful candidate will have experience in association or postsecondary institutions, preferably in education or accreditation in the health care field.

Responsibilities of this position includes: Represent the AOA and COCA at accreditation meetings. Participate in Association of Specialized and Professional Accreditors (ASPA) meetings. Participate in Chicago Area Accreditors (CAA) meetings. Participate in work groups on interprofessional education. Attend National Advisory Committee on Institutional Quality and Integrity (NACIQI) meetings. Oversee the accreditation process from COM development through maintenance of accreditation. Maintain internal and external policies and procedures for accreditation. Answer questions and serve as a resource to COMs regarding the accreditation process. Oversee all needed reports and activities of COM accreditation. Create the staff reports for COCA meetings. Assist in the development of the COCA meeting and conference agendas. Oversee the creation of the COCA meeting agendas. Attend COCA meetings. Present staff findings at COCA meetings. Attend and help lead the COM and evaluator training programs. Maintain a working knowledge of accreditation policies and procedures of the U.S. Secretary of Education. Complete the petition for continuing recognition and other material as required by the US Secretary of Education

Skills: Must be detail oriented, have strong organizational skills, and the ability to prioritize and multi-task. Experience with developing and maintaining databases. Experience with collecting, organizing and reporting data. Proficient with Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint, Outlook). Experience with electronic accreditation systems. Excellent oral and written communications skills. Excellent interpersonal skills, a team player. Work in a team based environment.

Education: Master’s degree in health care or education field; doctorate degree preferred.

Experience: Minimum three years of accreditation experience; five or more years of career experience required. Experience with the U.S. Department of Education is preferred.

This is an office-based exempt position. There will be travel and meeting attendance requirements on both weekdays and weekends. Travel may include on-site visits to the COMs, attendance at AOA meetings and participation at the accreditation meetings.

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