Reporting directly to the Provost, the Director of Academic Compliance and State Relations is responsible national and regional accreditation, new state authorizations and ongoing reporting required by all state, regional and national agencies for all location of Cambridge College and for online program delivery. The Director will inform program planning and implementation based on changes in regulatory climate and an understanding of demographic and market variables from a state and national perspective.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: - The Director will assess opportunities and challenges brought on by changes to national and state licensure accreditation requirements and state higher education regulations, and work closely with the Executive Director of Regional Centers and the Deans to assess opportunities for new program offerings.
- Monitors regulatory environment pursuant to academic Integrity and informs the Provost and Deans as needed to ensure continued compliance of the college with federal, regional and state and accrediting agencies.
- The Director will develop and manage relationships with multiple state and federal regulatory/accrediting agencies providing leadership for all site visits relating to state entry, teacher licensure approvals and regional accreditation.
- Oversee the State Authorization Processes for Cambridge College including:
- Proactively monitor and assess state authorization operations;
- Write state authorization applications, re-authorization applications and new program applications;
- Manage comprehensive schedule of compliance activities including submission deadlines; agent permitting, and annual reports; and maintain all records and communications relevant to Academic Compliance and State Authorizations.
- Facilitates program petition process for new programs and program changes for the college to the Massachusetts Department of Higher Education
- The Director will work in partnership and collaboration with the Provost, Director of Institutional Research and Planning and the School Deans to address data needs for reporting to MA DESE, TEAC and all State Agencies.
- This position will be responsible for all web communications to faculty, staff and students regarding current regulatory status of programs and information on state regulations keeping up with all changes and updates as needed.
GENERAL RESPONSIBILITIES: - Ability to see the big picture and overlapping connections as well as the ability to drill down to the level of understanding and informing the College of the large impact of small details.
- Excellent communication and strong leadership skills required.
- Ability to manage stress, remain flexible and work under pressure while multitasking to meet deadlines.
- Ability to supervise and be supervised, giving and accepting constructive criticism.
- Model and maintain a high degree of professional and collaborative conduct.
QUALIFICATIONS: - Excellent oral presentation/verbal communication/written communication
- Experienced program manager: manage multiple projects, able to respond to changing priorities, integrates awareness of impactful details with big-picture thinking.
- Experienced in MS Office Suite Software, preferred knowledge of Jenzabar or other higher education Information Management Systems. Knowledge of electronic portfolio systems used for outcomes based assessment.
- Experience in database management and information management; coordinates ongoing collection of state authorization files including legal documents relative to states compliance.
- Excellent delivery of customer service communications;
EXPERIENCE: Masters degree
5 years of experience in Higher Education Administration
3 years of experience required in state and/or federal higher education compliance
Understanding and Experience in teacher education from a national and state perspective
TEAC and/or NCATE experience a plus
PHYSICAL EFFORT REQUIRED:
The physical efforts required for this job are generally categorized as light-intensity. The position is primarily one of traditional office-work: focused on computer use, phone and filing activities.