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




Accrediting Commission for Schools
Western Association of Schools and Colleges





Application: Email resume and letter of interest to

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

Salary:  Negotiable, in the $200,000 range




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




  • 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


ENVIRONMENT: Office environment with international and domestic travel

Did You Know…?

Senior Associate Dr. Barry Drake has over 40 years' experience in administration and teaching in Europe, Africa, the Middle East, South East and East Asia.