Accreditation Specialist

Franklin University has a position open for a full-time Accreditation Specialist.  The Accreditation Specialist will ensure Franklin University’s (and all of its divisions’) compliance with the requirements of state higher education agencies and specialized accreditors, such as IACBE for its business programs. The Accreditation Specialist will complete applications and reports to maintain compliance with federal, state, and international higher education compliance laws, which makes it possible for the University to offer programs in new locations and maintain accreditation/authorization of existing programs. This position will also cultivate positive working relationships across the University and with external higher education regulators.

He/she will coordinate with the University’s faculty for report creation and submission, employing best practices for submission of information to state and international authorization agencies as well as regional and specialized accrediting bodies. Additional responsibilities include monitoring state regulations and specialized accreditation requirements and communicating changes to University stakeholders. The selected individual will communicate effectively with state regulators and specialized accreditors while maintaining effective document storage and retrieval procedures. The position will involve occasional late night/weekend work to meet deadlines and some out-of-state and/or overnight travel for training/professional development or to represent the University at state-level meetings.

In addition, the Accreditation Specialist will assist the Accreditation and Institutional Effectiveness department with general projects related to obtaining and maintaining accreditation for the University and its divisions. The Accreditation Specialist may also participate in consulting engagements with other institutions, and lead presentations and workshops on various topics in state authorization.

The position will involve occasional late night/weekend work to meet deadlines and some out-of-state and/or overnight travel for training/professional development or to represent the University at state-level meetings.

We seek someone with a Bachelor’s degree (Master’s degree preferred) and 3 or more years of previous experience in an administrative position who has excellent verbal and written communication skills, is highly PC literate and has proficiency with Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and database management.  The position requires someone who is dependable, organized, self-motivated, detail-oriented, and proactive who can work collaboratively with internal and external constituents.  The Accreditation Specialist must maintain a high degree of confidentiality and possess research skills to review state, federal, and international regulations and to identify requirements for authorization/approval/licensing.  Prior experience in working with government regulatory and compliance agencies or experience with higher education, academics, and/or accreditation/authorization would be a plus in this position.  

The ideal candidate must possess strong student-centered principles, which align with Franklin University values.

Founded in 1902, Franklin University has built its reputation on removing barriers to higher education for ambitious adults who must balance their educational goals with other commitments. Accredited and nonprofit, Franklin has earned its long-standing reputation as an innovator in online education. The University offers applied, in-demand undergraduate, master’s and doctorate programs that enable adult learners to achieve their educational and professional goals. From entrepreneurs to CEOs, more than 45,000 Franklin alumni can be found around the world contributing to the communities in which they live and work.

To apply, please visit http://tinyurl.com/franklin-urbana-employment to complete the application for the Accreditation Specialist position and attach a copy of your resume.

Franklin University is committed to creating a respectful and inclusive educational and workplace environment.  Franklin does not discriminate on the basis of age, religion, race, ethnicity, color, national origin, ancestry, immigration status, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital or familial status, disability, or veteran or military status.

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