Development and Foundation, Other, Research and Information
The purpose of this position is to provide strategic leadership, management oversight, and accreditation subject matter expertise to the accreditation program of the Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology (CAA) of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association and to ensure the integrity and viability of the program.
Direct the accreditation program to award CAA accreditation to graduate education programs in audiology and speech-language pathology, and ensure the implementation of the accreditation quality management system at all levels.
Provide subject matter expertise and management leadership to other National Office units and volunteer leaders (including boards and councils) on matters relating to accreditation.
Provide consultation to federal and state policy makers and other key stakeholders, as appropriate, to demonstrate the rigor, integrity, and value of the accreditation credential.
Direct the preparation of legal and regulatory documents to ensure continued external recognition of CAA as an accrediting agency; ensure the timely, accurate, and legally defensible implementation of the accreditation program.
Develop and monitor operational budgets and concurrent OCB budgets in a fiscally sound manner.
Ensure the maintenance and implementation of the Memorandum of Agreement between CAA and ASHA related to the semi-autonomous nature of the CAA.
Serve as liaison to external organizations and conduct informal research to support the Association’s accreditation credential, analyze trends in the accreditation arena, and advise the CAA accordingly to inform its decision-making.
Select, supervise, and evaluate management, professional, and support staff assigned to the accreditation team.
Knowledge Typically Acquired Through
A graduate degree (speech-language pathology, audiology, or related field preferred but not required)
5–10 years experience in a public or private credentialing agency (a minimum of 3 years in a management position)
Conducting informal research
A national reputation in accreditation as might be demonstrated by articles, papers, appointment to national committees
Scope and Depth of Technical Skills/Knowledge
Design and manage complex processes
Direct staff, including supervisory, professional, and support personnel
Play a national leadership role regarding issues in accreditation
Function effectively in a technical environment (database systems, web environments, association management systems, etc.)
Research and prepare briefing papers on archival, legal, and regulatory matters
Direct projects and work teams throughout the National Office
Maintain and improve the fiscal viability of national programs of several millions dollars
Scope and Depth of Non-Technical Skills/Knowledge
Organize and prioritize multiple and complex projects and tasks
Independently identify and manage sensitive and confidential matters
Lead projects as well as work in a team environment with staff and volunteers
Provide accurate, in-depth information about diverse member issues and concerns
Communicate complex procedures, requirements, and sensitive information using excellent verbal and writing skills
Additional Salary Information: Salary Range (Non-Negotiable): $131,533–$146,147
About American Speech-Language-Hearing Association
The American Speech-Language-Hearing Association is the professional, scientific, and credentialing association for 191,500 members and affiliates who are speech-language pathologists, audiologists, and speech, language, and hearing scientists in the United States and internationally.