Accreditation and Assessment Coordinator

Accreditation and Assessment Coordinator


Job No:


Classification:Administrative Specialist 4

Grade:Grade 80

Work type:On Campus, Staff Full-time

Administrative Unit:University of Alaska Fairbanks

School/Business unit:UAF Provost Office Operations


Categories: Administrative/Personnel, Business/Accounting/Finance, Academic Advising/Support, Student Affairs/Services


Position Summary:

The Office of the Vice Provost is seeking an Accreditation and Assessment Coordinator. This position supports the university's efforts in the areas of student learning outcomes, program review, and accreditation. The Accreditation and Assessment Coordinator works with the Vice Provost and Accreditation Liaison Officer, faculty, students, and staff in the Division of General Studies (which includes the Honors College, Student Support Services, Undergraduate Interdisciplinary Studies and Undergraduate Research and Scholarly Activity).



1-70Accreditation and Assessment ● Responsible for processes concerning institutional accreditation with the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities including approval for new programs and other significant changes. ● Maintains current knowledge of all accreditation policies and policy changes, interprets policy and makes decisions based on analysis, and communicates policy changes and decisions. Ensures university compliance with accreditation policies and standards. ● Coordinates data collection and analysis for institutional accreditation indicators. Prepares annual reports to the commission, Cabinet, and the Board of Regents. ● Coordinates and serves as the point of contact and coordinator for institutional accreditation reports and visits. ● Identifies, researches, and analyzes issues related to institutional accreditation standards. Makes recommendations for achievement of goals. Acts as lead on projects related to accreditation processes and reporting, setting objectives, outcomes, and deadlines. ● Responsible for organization, preparation, and communication related to program review and student learning outcome assessment. Cooperates in synthesizing outcomes and planning for implementation of decisions. ● Develops and delivers training related to accreditation, program review, and accreditation. ● Maintains all unit websites and databases. ● Acts as backup to Vice Provost and for accreditation and assessment communications, presentations, and represents the office in committee meetings. ● Responsible for the Accreditation budget in coordination with the Vice Provost. ● Hires, trains, and supervises student or other workers to assist with accreditation and assessment efforts. ● Trains and acts as liaison to Faculty Fellows for Accreditation and Assessment.Essential 2-15Faculty 180 ● Campus program manager for the Faculty 180 system and point of contact for staff and faculty. ● Communicates directly with the vendor on support tickets and other needs as they arise. Negotiates contract renewal. ● Responsible for coordination of regular data updates and periodic staff account maintenance throughout the year. ● Develops and provides training to faculty, staff, and administration on the use of Faculty 180.Essential 3-15Division of General Studies/ Office of the Vice Provost: ● Provides support for the Division of General Studies (DGS). Coordinates Vice Provost periodic meetings including director meetings, management meetings with the fiscal office; follows up with action items. ● Serves as the point person for DGS budget and fiscal coordination. ● Organizes teleconferences, workshops and special events. ● Maintains the General Studies website. ● Handles student communication during each semester. This includes new general studies and pre-major admissions and pre-major to major changes. Demonstrates understanding of FERPA (Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act) regulations. Utilizes Banner for obtaining necessary student information to run reports.


Knowledge, Skills, Abilities:

● Strong interpersonal and public relation skills.

● Excellent verbal, electronic, and written communication skills with attention to tact and diplomacy.

● Ability to research and analyze data and produce reports.

● Understanding of the principles of assessment and accreditation.

● Ability to train and supervise staff.

● Knowledge of fiscal management.

● Ability to analyze, develop, and implement policy.


Typical Experience:

Four years of progressively responsible administrative experience in an academic or higher education setting. Skill with office software (Microsoft suite, email, etc) and web editing.


Required Education or Training:

Bachelor's degree and four years office/ administrative experience relevant to the job duties, or an equivalent combination of training and experience


Salary Information:


This is a full-time, 12-month, exempt staff position complete with both a competitive salary and New hires will be placed on the, Grade 80, based on education and experience.


Special Instructions to Applicants:


Please attach a resume, cover letter, and the names and contact information (email address and phone number) for three (3) professional references with your application.


The review process for applications will be begin on January 9, 2023. The recruitment will remain open until filled.




Effective immediately, all new UAF hires, whose job function or work location results in the employee being subject to the UAF vaccine requirements guided by the Federal Contractor Employee vaccine mandate*, must be fully vaccinated with an FDA or WHO authorized or approved COVID-19 vaccine or have obtained a university-approved disability/medical or religious exemption no later than six weeks from the new hire's start date.


*Employees based on UAF's Troth Yeddha' (Fairbanks) campus, regardless of university affiliation and remote work status; Employees based in UAF research units outside Fairbanks (including Seward Marine Center, Kodiak Seafood and Marine Science Center, HAARP, Poker Flat, Lena Point, and Toolik Field Station); and Employees, regardless of their work location, paid by or directly working on impacted UAF federal contract.


*To be eligible for this position, applicants must be legally authorized to work in the United States without restriction. Applicants who now or may in the future require visa sponsorship to work in the United States are not eligible.


The University of Alaska (UA) is responsible for providing reasonable accommodations to individuals with disabilities throughout the applicant screening process. If you need assistance in completing this application or during any phase of the interview process, please contact UA Human Resources by phone at 907-450-8200.


UA is an AA/EO employer and educational institution and prohibits illegal discrimination against any individual:


The successful applicant is required to complete a background check. Any offer of employment is contingent on the background check.


Your application for employment with the University of Alaska is subject to public disclosure under the Alaska Public Records Act.


If you have any questions regarding this position, please contact Brittany Tappa, Signers Business Office HR Coordinator, at or 907-474-6353.


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Fairbanks, AK

7 day(s) ago

Closing Date 2023-02-23