Associate Vice Provost Accreditation and Quality Improvement

Associate Vice Provost Accreditation and Quality Improvement


Full Time


Albany, NY | Remote |

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As the Associate Vice Provost for Accreditation and Quality Improvement you will lead the university’s strategic plan to implement a new assessment framework. You and your team will be responsible for assessment of learning outcomes, management of regional accreditation and state approvals to ensure compliance with regulatory requirements, and reporting to external entities. This vital position will also provide leadership in the preparation of all required federal and state reports and requests to accrediting agencies, and for the integration of assessments to meet learning goals while ensuring the University’s achievement of its mission and strategic goals.

Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Strategically manage all regulatory requirements and ensure accreditation and state compliance. Coordinate institutional assessment and evaluation.
  • Provide leadership and support for all accreditation and compliance operations, data collection, analysis, interpretation, and related reporting/requests for university and program accreditation purposes and compliance;
  • Oversee the management of accurate databases, archives and document collections required for accreditation, compliance, University performance measurements, and reporting;
  • Oversee program review, ensuring continuous, systematic and collaborative creation and evaluation of new or significantly improved programs, services, processes and relationships that provide increased value for the students and other stakeholders;
  • Maintain current knowledge about accreditation requirements as well as assessment programs, activities, and tools. Research issues of importance and provide thoughts on how trends/issues may influence the University.
  • Report and act on any important developments in accreditation and assessment standards within the University or throughout higher education in general;
  • Ensure that accreditation requirements are incorporated in institutional goals and objectives, and into the planning and evaluation process of the University;
  • Serve as the liaison to the Middle States Commission on Higher Ed, managing all communications, site visits, and reporting;
  • Oversee the assessment plans and practices, and evaluation of learning goals and outcomes across the University

    Minimum Qualifications:
  • Master’s degree required (Doctoral degree preferred)
  • Minimum 5 years of related higher education faculty and administrative experience in quality assurance/practices and experience in one or more of the following areas; academic assessment, institutional research, design and analysis
  • Proven knowledge and experience with Higher Education Accreditation and Compliance
  • Effective management and change leadership skills
  • Can-do attitude
  • Demonstrated expertise in working with various internal and external constituencies
  • Strong competence with program and institutional accreditation data-gathering, analysis and reporting

    *Some travel to Albany NY will be required
  • Application Information

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    Excelsior University offers competitive compensation and a generous benefits package that includes paid time off, retirement, and excellent health insurance. Interested candidates should submit a letter of application, resume, and the names of three professional references. Please submit requested information by clicking the Apply Now button on this page.


    Excelsior University is an equal opportunity employer committed to ensuring all qualified applicants receive consideration for employment without regard to any legally protected characteristic.

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