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Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP)

Executive Director

Update 6/22/2021: The application submission process ended May 31, 2021, and the review of applications has been completed. Initial interviews are underway.

The Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP) is accepting applications for the position of Executive Director (ED). The ED is responsible for leading the organization’s day-to-day operations with reporting responsibility to the CAAHEP Board of Directors. The ED is responsible for managing staff, ensuring accreditation services and processes are executed, and making recommendations to the Board of Directors with respect to activities related to the CAAHEP mission and compliance with Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA) standards.
CAAHEP was established in 1994 and was formed from its predecessor organization, the Committee on Allied Health Education and Accreditation. Incorporated in Illinois, CAAHEP is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that maintains a mailing address in Florida, but operates virtually. CAAHEP is the largest accreditor of allied health professionals with 25 Committees on Accreditation serving 32 different professions and over 2200 programs nationally and internationally. The mission of CAAHEP is to provide value to stakeholders by setting standards for quality assurance in health professions education. CAAHEP is comprised of both a Commission and a Board of Directors. The Commission is composed of representatives appointed to represent the organizations that sponsor CAAHEP as well as certain other "communities of interest," including recent graduates, public members, hospital-based programs, and others. The Board of Directors is comprised of commissioners from CAAHEP's constituencies and the public. CAAHEP is recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA) as a programmatic post-secondary accrediting agency.
Candidate Qualifications
Qualifications for the position include a highly motivated, organized individual dedicated to the mission and vision of CAAHEP with at least 7 years experience in programmatic or institutional accreditation; hold at minimum an earned Master's degree from an accredited post-secondary academic institution; earned Doctorate preferred. The individual must possess a strong working knowledge of professional accreditation, assessment, quality assurance, higher education, leadership, and have excellent verbal and written communication skills.
Duties and Responsibilities
Duties and responsibilities include leadership, management, and administration of CAAHEP activities; assisting with the development of policy and planning; facilitating governance by working with the Board of Directors, its committees, and the Commission; overseeing the authorized fiscal activities of the organization; providing outreach to all of CAAHEP's constituencies; and assuring legal compliance with regulatory agencies and compliance with CHEA standards. 
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CAAHEP is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
The review of candidates and interviews will occur July - September 30, 2021,
and may continue until the position is filled.