The LACC Accreditation Coordinator is responsible for assisting the Los Angeles College of Chiropractic in achieving and maintaining good standing with all programmatic and regional accreditors. This position is responsible for coordinating assurance of compliance with standards; filing annual reports; submitting required applications, reports, and letters; and coordinating site visits for the Los Angeles College of Chiropractic related to the Council of Chiropractic Education (CCE) and the California Board of Chiropractic Examiners (BCE). In addition, this position serves as the program representative in all accreditation efforts within SCU. This is a Part-Time position (20h/week) with possible temporary FT appointment during accreditation visits.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
- Collects, maintains, and manages qualitative and quantitative data for accreditation, planning and assessment for the Los Angeles College of Chiropractic. Works closely with each of LACC’s specific departments, the Office of Institutional Effectiveness, Data Governance Committee, Accreditation Council, and Assessment and Learning Council to manage program data and analysis.
- Coordinates program-related projects associated with accreditation including accreditation compliance narratives, and logistics for the off-site and on-site visits, and electronic accreditation reviews of regional and program accreditation teams.
- Ensures the timely, accurate, and quality submission of all required reports and materials.
- Maintains official program files related to accreditation, including all reports, correspondence, and letters.
- While ultimate responsibility remains with the Program Dean, the Coordinator supports the program in assuring that program accreditation related standards, policies, and procedures are appropriately adhered to across the program, and in conjunction with the program, that the University is also informed and compliant with pertinent policies and procedures. Alerts and aids the program and University to potential concerns and addressing the same.
- Works with SCU Health Clinical leadership to assure that clinical quality assurance programs are in place that are compliant with all CCE standards.
- Remains up-to-date on standards and compliance requirements for the Council of Chiropractic Education (CCE), the California Boards of Chiropractic Examiners (BCE), as well as program-related requirements for WASC Senior College & University Commission (WSCUC).
- Supports program leadership to plan, schedule, and coordinate academic and administrative educational support units in preparation for periodic program reviews, campus visits, and self-studies.
- Maintains and publishes a program accreditation calendar.
- Serves on committees to ensure that ongoing institutional practices continue to satisfy compliance with accreditation and regulatory bodies.
- Ensures the progress of self-studies and accreditation reports.
- Initiates and coordinates the writing and editing of all applications and reports and ensures completion in a timely manner.
- Decides on appropriate evidence for reporting that demonstrates compliance to the institution’s mission, vision, values, and goals.
- Develops follow-up action items for accreditation compliance.
- Maintain a positive, helpful, constructive attitude and work relationship with administrators, faculty, staff, and students.
- Implements effective file management system for reports, supporting documentation, data, and correspondence with accrediting bodies.
- Other duties as assigned
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE:
- Minimum of a Bachelor’s degree (BA/BS), MA/MS/JD degree preferred.
- Prior experience with CCE/DC accreditation highly preferred
- At least four years of related experience in higher education
- Demonstrated knowledge and understanding of the accreditation and compliance landscape, various accrediting agency standards, federal and regulatory standards and licensure requirements within higher education.
- Prior experience coordinating and planning programmatic accreditation is preferred.
- Strong project management skills.
- Proficient in the use of Microsoft Office applications.
PHYSICAL DEMANDS AND WORK ENVIRONMENT:
- Occasionally required to stand.
- Occasionally required to walk.
- Continually required to sit.
- Continually required to utilize hand and finger dexterity.
- Occasionally required to stoop, kneel or crawl.
- Continually required to talk or hear.
- Occasionally exposed to wet and/or humid conditions (non-weather).
- Occasionally exposed to outside weather conditions.
- While performing the duties of this job, the noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.
- The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds / frequently lift and/or move up to 25 pounds / continually lift and/or move up to 10 pounds.
Must be punctual and timely in meeting all requirements of performance, including, but not limited to, attendance standards and work deadlines; beginning and ending assignments on time; and scheduled work breaks, where applicable.
Attendance/Punctuality - Is consistently at work and on time; Ensures work responsibilities are covered when absent; Arrives at meetings and appointments on time.
Analytical - Collects and researches data; Uses intuition and experience to complement data; Designs work flows and procedures.
Design - Generates creative solutions; Demonstrates attention to detail.
Problem Solving - Identifies and resolves problems in a timely manner; Gathers and analyzes information skillfully; Develops alternative solutions; Works well in group problem solving situations.
Project Management - Develops project plans; Communicates changes and progress; Manages project team activities.
Technical Skills - Pursues training and development opportunities; Strives to continuously build knowledge and skills; Shares expertise with others.
Customer Service - Manages difficult or emotional customer situations; Responds promptly to customer needs; Solicits customer feedback to improve service; Responds to requests for service and assistance; Meets commitments.
External Working Relationships – Develops and maintains courteous and effective working relationships with clients, vendors and/or any other representatives of external organizations.
Change Management - Prepares and supports those affected by change; Monitors transition and evaluates results.
Managing People - Makes self available to staff; Solicits and applies customer feedback (internal and external); Improves processes, products and services.; Continually works to improve supervisory skills.
Business Acumen - Aligns work with strategic goals; Analyzes market and competition and adapts strategy to changing conditions.
Cost Consciousness - Works within approved budget.
Business Necessity – The needs of the employer may be dependent on responding to and anticipating rapidly changing external and internal demands in all aspects of how business is conducted. This may include, but is not limited to, organization structure, finances, goals, personnel, work processes, technology, and customer demands. Therefore, it may become necessary to make modifications to how business is conducted and work is accomplished, with minimal or no advance notice to employees. Accordingly the employee must be capable of adapting, with minimal or no advance notice, to changes in how business is conducted and work is accomplished, with no diminishment in work performance.
Safety and Security - All employees are responsible for observing safety and security procedures as applicable and reporting potentially unsafe conditions to management.
SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES: This job has no supervisory responsibilities.
Expectations of SCU Employees
The SCU President’s Cabinet has identified a set of values and attributes that are bare minimums for employment, those that are core to who we are as a university, and values to which we aspire. Further identified are qualities and attributes desirable for employees in general, and senior leadership specifically. This is in harmony with principles found in The Advantage, by Patrick Lencioni.
SCU Core Values:
1) Integrative Health: We teach, learn, collaborate, and lead by creating an open environment for multiple disciplines and professionals to bring their shared and unique skills together for the benefit of patients and students.
2) Evidence-based Practice: We value a culture of inquiry, assessment, research, scholarship, and judicious use of current best evidence to inform our decisions and work.
3) Health Equity: We value people equally. We strive to educate graduates that are prepared to improve individual and community health.
4) Inclusivity: We welcome everyone regardless of age, race, ethnicity, class, religion, gender, gender expression, sexual orientation, disability, or any other similar or protected status. We believe inclusivity leads to more diversity in our reasoning, better representativeness in our conclusions, more ingenuity in our problem solving, and greater equity in our care
1) Customer service focused
2) Willing to invest in student/client success by fostering positive relations, guidance, and assistance
3) A belief that no task that improves the University is beneath us/servant leadership
4) Be an ambassador of the brand
5) Be a part of recruitment
6) Resource innovator
Profile-Specific Qualities By Category:
1.) They promote positivity and teamwork
a. They actively work to build up teams and break down silos
b. They actively work to be part of the solution
c. They actively work to empower themselves and their teammates, working together in decision making processes
2.) They see how they can affect the bigger picture
a. They understand how their role helps to build the future of integrative healthcare
b. They pay attention to the details.