International Director at Western Association of Schools and Colleges WASC in USA
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International Director
Western Association of Schools and Colleges WASC (USA)

Feb 12, 20
Open

 

 

 

Accrediting Commission for Schools
Western Association of Schools and Colleges

 

JOB DESCRIPTION

INTERNATIONAL DIRECTOR

 

Application: Email resume and letter of interest to rabello@acswasc.org

Open:   Open until filled.  Preferred start date July 1, 2020

Salary:  Negotiable, in the $200,000 range

 

SPECIFIC DUTIES

 

Serve as international director and collaborate with Executive Vice President in the following  areas:

  • Communicate to potential schools about WASC accreditation and determine if they meet our criteria (use of Zoom, email and phone)
  • Assist in the review of schools who have lost accreditation status and provide support for their improvement as needed
  • Help develop a strong WASC liaison pool and network throughout the world and set expectations
  • Assist with training and discussing of issues regarding the accreditation from both a self-study and visiting committee perspective with emphasis upon preparing students to be global citizens via webinars and in person
  • Assist with developing a pool of qualified educators and organizing the visiting teams
  • Provide insights to refinement of the protocols and accreditation process
  • Participate in major conferences and meetings worldwide such as EARCOS, ACAMIS, and AAIE
  • Assist with the organization and production of ACS WASC's communication, WASC Words International
  • Provide leadership and support for ad hoc committees, standing committees, or for special projects at the request of the President
  • Supervise and evaluate assigned staff
  • Provide assistance and problem-solving guidance to schools and visiting committees as needed
  • Oversee all decisions regarding new schools to ACSWASC regarding Initial Visits and provide school guidance and assistance as needed.
  • Assist with Webinar training as assigned; in particular, for Visiting Member and International Chairs
  • Liaison with public, private, alternative, postsecondary, international schools, and corporate and non-corporate SEPs, as assigned
  • Find and train WASC volunteer visitors and chairs
  • When necessary conduct pre-initial and initial visits to control for school quality and capacity
  • Coordinate, oversee, and assign visiting committee chairs and members to self-study and mid-cycle accreditation visits
  • Assist in recruiting, training, and evaluating potential visiting committee members and chairs
  • Provide ongoing scholarly research and articles regarding accreditation as needed
  • Provide leadership and support for ad hoc committees, standing committees, or for special projects at the request of the President or Vice President
  • Other duties as assigned

 

REQUIREMENTS - EDUCATION, EXPERIENCE, AND SKILLS

 

  • Master's degree from an accredited college or university desired, doctorate preferred
  • Extensive background in school leadership/management and accreditation as a continuous school improvement process, learning, and teaching
  • Prior experience on accreditation teams
  • Prior experience as a classroom teacher or counselor and a supervisor or administrator, school head desired
  • Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of assessment of student learning and programs, data analysis, program development and evaluation, effective instructional strategies, classroom management, and research related to learning and curriculum implementation
  • Demonstrate the ability to learn current technology for documentation, data management, information retrieval, webinars, and other means of communication
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Excellent organizational skills and the ability to motivate people
  • Ability to multi-task and problem solve in a team environment
  • Prefer someone located in Asia

WORKING CONDITIONS

ENVIRONMENT: Office environment with international and domestic travel

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