Executive Director for Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools (ACICS)

Position: Executive Director for Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools (ACICS)
Category: Executive
Salary: Unspecified
Location: Washington, DC


ACICS is seeking an energetic, accomplished and ambitious chief executive to provide leadership, advance the Council’s mission, manage staff and operations, and interface dynamically with internal and external constituencies.

ACICS, a leading national accrediting body, is a non-profit organization with offices maintained in Washington, DC. ACICS is recognized by the US Department of Education and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation and accredits more than 700 institutions throughout the United States and more than a dozen foreign countries enrolling approximately 650,000 students and awarding credentials from the certificate level through the doctorate level.

Position Summary:
The Executive Director is the chief executive of the organization who executes the mission and leads the overall strategy, vision, and positioning of ACICS. Working with the Board of Directors and internal staff, the Executive Director develops strategic plans and manages operations to insure efficiency, quality, service, and cost-effective management of resources. Critical to this position is the ability to build the appropriate culture within ACICS and balance the needs and desires of its constituents, including member institutions, employees, the public, other accrediting agencies and governmental agencies, and educational and professional organizations.

Responsibilities:

  • Plan, develop, and implement strategies to advance the mission and objectives of ACICS.
  • Manage operations and staff to insure efficiency, quality, service, and cost-effective management of resources.
  • Work directly with the Board of Directors in its governance functions.
  • Build and sustain an appropriate culture at ACICS.
  • Serve as spokesperson for ACICS and develop strong relations with the US Department of Education, state regulators, other accrediting agencies, trade associations, and other ACICS constituents.


Qualifications:

  • Demonstrated successful leadership and extensive senior level managerial experience.
  • Earned graduate or professional degree.
  • Experience working with a Board of Directors or similar body preferred.
  • Superior written and oral communications skills, including public speaking.


Reports to:
Executive Committee of the Board

Positions Reporting to the Executive Director:

Director of Campus Development
Director of Finance and Administration
Director of Policy and Accreditation
Director of Regulatory Affairs

Please submit resume by email to:

Gary R. Carlson Ed. D.
ITT Technical Institute
13000 N. Meridian St.
Carmel, IN 46032

gcarlson@itt-tech.edu

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