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Assistant Director Position Available


The Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP) is seeking a full-time Assistant Director of Accreditation who functions as a member of the accreditation unit and assists the Director in the management of all aspects of the accreditation process.  This includes ensuring that all applications are processed in a timely manner from receipt to the final Board review and decision.
Position Description:

The Assistant Director will provide guidance to programs throughout the review process, ensure that programs have access to appropriate information concerning due dates, and ensure that accreditation maintenance requirements are met, through the following tasks:

  1. Works with the Vice President of Accreditation and Training to ensure that CACREP’s accreditation process is conducted in accordance with CACREP’s policies and procedures.
  2. Manages all aspects of the accreditation process with diplomacy, collegiality, and discipline.
  3. Consults regularly with the Vice President of Accreditation and Training and other members of the accreditation team concerning accreditation and training issues.
  4. Works with the accreditation team to upgrade procedures and record keeping of the various review levels.
  5. Provides guidance to programs prior to and throughout the accreditation review.
  6. Maintains appropriate records and prepares reports pertaining to reviews, materials,

program-related questions, and other information necessary for maintenance and continual improvement of the review process.

  1. Works with the Vice President of Accreditation and Training and other members of the accreditation team to prepare review materials for the CACREP Board of Directors’ meetings and to develop written correspondence of accreditation decision.
  2. Assists in the development training sessions and materials.
  3. Travels occasionally to deliver content relevant to training sessions.


  1. Graduate degree
  2. Strong analytical skills
  3. Excellent written and oral communication skills
  4. Ability to work independently and as a member of a team
  5. Highly organized and detail oriented
  6. Ability to prioritize and effectively manage multiple projects and responsibilities
  7. Cultural awareness and ability to adapt easily in a variety of environments
  8. Preferred qualifications include a background in counseling, accreditation, or higher education; knowledge of student learning outcomes in higher education; understanding of multiple training strategies; and technological expertise.

To apply for this position, please submit the following items directly to Jenny Gunderman at [email protected]  by midnight on December 22, 2017.

  • A cover letter describing specifically how your skills and experience are a good fit for this position, and your salary requirement.
  • A current resume
  • A recent writing sample. Professional work is preferred, but academic work is acceptable.

Organization Description:

CACREP is a small nonprofit organization that promotes excellence in professional preparation through the accreditation of graduate degree programs in counseling offered by colleges and universities in the United States and other countries. As an accrediting body for over 860 master’s and doctoral degree counseling programs at over 390 institutions, CACREP is committed to the development of standards and procedures that reflect the needs of a dynamic, diverse, and complex society. Learn more about CACREP at: www.cacrep.org.