Reporting to the Assistant Director of Academic Compliance, the Accreditation Coordinator ensures Franklin University’s compliance with the requirements of state higher education and professional licensure boards, the Higher Learning Commission, international governing bodies, and specialized accreditors. The Accreditation Coordinator employs best practices in the completion of applications and reports for federal, state, and international higher education agencies, the approval of which makes it possible for the University to offer programs in new locations and maintain accreditation/authorization of existing programs. This position maintains positive working relationships with the University’s faculty and staff, as well as external compliance representatives.
- Monitoring state regulations and programmatic accreditation requirements and communicating noteworthy changes to University stakeholders
- Assisting the Office of Accreditation and Authorization with general projects related to obtaining and maintaining accreditation for the University and its divisions
We seek an organized, detail-oriented and proactive individual with a Bachelor’s degree, a minimum of two years in an administrative position and excellent verbal and written communication skills. He/she must have strong attention to detail, highly developed analytical skills and be deadline-oriented. The Accreditation Coordinator must also be dependable, self-motivated and have the ability to work collaboratively with internal and external constituents. The selected individual will be entrusted to maintain confidential information and must be proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Teams, with an aptitude for additional technology including Adobe software applications. Strong research skills are required to review state, federal and international regulations and to identify requirements for authorization/approval/licensing. While much of the work is cyclical in nature, it will be important for the selected individual to be flexible and willing and able to adjust to changing priorities of the department.
The position will require occasional late night/weekend work to meet deadlines and some out-of-state and/or overnight travel will be required for training/professional development or to represent the University at meetings.
- Prior experience working with government regulatory and compliance agencies
- Experience in higher education, academics, and/or accreditation/authorization