The International Society of Arboriculture (ISA) is a non-profit membership organization that serves the needs of tree care professionals, and promotes the profession of arboriculture around the world. ISA is known as the industry authority on research, education and professional development. Each role in the organization plays an important part in delivering excellent member benefits and customer service.
Reporting to the Executive Director, this strategically-focused role is responsible for translating company business strategy and organizational needs into credentialing strategies and solutions. He/She oversees an internationally recognized portfolio of professional arboriculture and urban forestry credentials to improve tree care practices and enhance the professional image of credential holders.
The Director of Credentialing Services is charged with meeting the needs of the ISA credential holders by managing the development and delivery of credentialing programs that provide value and benefits to arborists and affiliated professionals around the world, and that meet identified needs within the arboriculture industry, the environment, and society. The position requires expertise in people and project management, data analysis, customer relations, volunteer management, and problem solving.
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This is an exciting time to join our organization as our headquarters location is in the process of moving from Champaign, IL to Atlanta, GA!!
While our organization is in the process of moving their headquarters office from Champaign, IL to Atlanta, GA there will be additional travel to and from Champaign, IL that will not exist after the transition.
• Bachelor’s degree in related field from an accredited college or university or at least 8 years’ related experience and/or training or equivalent combination of education and experience. • Minimum of 3 years’ experience in a director level position. • Previous management experience required, including business/program management, personnel supervision, and budget management. • Prior experience with managing a credentialing program is required. • Prior project management experience exhibiting superior organizational skills and attention to detail. • Knowledge of the arboriculture profession and industry is beneficial. • Experience working internationally is a plus. • Credentialing Specialist Certificate, or the ability to obtain this certification within one year.
Internal Number: 164
About International Society of Arboriculture
The ISA Mission Statement:Through research, technology, and education, the International Society of Arboriculture promotes the professional practice of arboriculture and fosters a greater worldwide awareness of the benefits of trees.A Tradition of Professionalism-The International Society of Arboriculture (ISA) has served the tree care industry for 90 years as a scientific and educational organization. ISA was founded in 1924 when a group of 40 individuals, each engaged in a phase of tree work or research, were called together by the Connecticut Tree Protection Examining Board to discuss shade tree problems and their possible solutions. It was during this meeting that the group identified a need for gathering tree care information and for providing a means for its dissemination. The National Shade Tree Conference was founded soon after.The National Shade Tree Conference experienced gradual growth until 1929, when the economy in the United States collapsed and membership in the young organization sank to 14 and continued to look bleak for several years. In 1936, membership experienced a spike and grew from 33 to 147. With few exceptions, steady growth has been seen every year since....Due to its influence and membership spreading beyond the borders of the United States, the organization changed its name to the International Shade Tree Conference in 1968. Only a few years later, in 1976, in order to more accurately reflect its broadening scope, the name was again changed, this time to the International Society of Arboriculture.ISA continues to be a dynamic medium through which arborists around the world share their experience and knowledge for the benefit of society. ISA is aligned on many fronts with other green organizations and is working hard to foster a better understanding of trees and tree care through research and the education of professionals as well as global efforts to inform tree care consumers.