MSCHE offers a competitive salary with excellent benefits and work environment. The salary range for this position is $148,877 - $154,000. This is a full-time exempt, remote teleworking position but does require presence in Philadelphia, PA, Wilmington, DE, and other locations when necessary to fulfill the work of the Commission. The position requires significant domestic and international travel. MSCHE does not provide work visa sponsorships.
Telecommuting is allowed.
Middle States Commission on Higher Education – Vice President for Institutional Field Relations
The Middle States Commission on Higher Education is an institutional accreditor recognized by the United States Department of Education (see https://www.msche.org/about-us/). The Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE) invites inquiries, nominations, and applications for the position of Vice President for Institutional Field Relations. The Vice President for Institutional Field Relations (VPIFR) reports to the Senior Vice President for Accreditation Relations, serves as staff liaison to member institutions, supports the Commission’s institutional accreditation and monitoring activities in accordance with federal regulations, and supports the peer evaluation processes. Interfacing with key constituencies at member institutions, the VPIFR develops working relationships focused on accreditation. The VPIFR is critical to the Commission’s monitoring activities required as a member of the regulatory triad, including the assessment of institutional compliance with the standards for accreditation; requirements of affiliation; policies, procedures, and guidelines; and applicable federal regulatory requirements. The VPIFR supports the accreditation-decision-making processes through engagement and guidance of Commission representatives, including peer evaluators. This position requires a depth of understanding of Commission policies and procedures and provides input into the development of new or revised policy, procedures, or guidelines. The VPIFR will develop and facilitate training activities for institutions and peer evaluators. The VPIFR develops and maintains expertise in accreditation processes and regulatory requirements and contributes to the advocacy efforts of the Commission through participation at regional and national conferences, funding permitting. The position requires significant domestic and international travel.
This is a full-time, exempt, remote teleworking position but does require onsite presence in Philadelphia, PA, Wilmington, DE, and other locations when necessary to fulfill the work of the Commission.
Under the supervision of the Senior Vice President for Accreditation Relations, the incumbent of this position is responsible for the following:
Serving as liaison between the Commission and member institutions for a portfolio of institutions representative of the membership.
Contributing to the Commission and its committees in their decision-making responsibilities.
Engaging directly with Commission representatives to ensure effective accreditation processes that align with Commission policies and procedures and federal regulations.
Representing the Vice President Unit as a member of projects, through presentations, and/or on staff advisory committees.
Terminal degree from an institution with accreditation recognized by the United States Department of Education.
Credentials and capacity to represent MSCHE with credibility with diverse constituents.
At least five years of higher education professional experience that demonstrates growth. and/or advancement in complexity, difficulty, or level of responsibility.
Education and experience that conveys broad knowledge of higher education in the United States and in international markets.
Capacity for problem solving, data management and analysis, translation of policy into practice, and holistic, complex judgments.
Experience with the use of technology that supports the work of accreditation, including data entry into online management software.
Ability to work independently and collaboratively, and to adapt in a complex, changing environment.
Ability to manage complex projects and details of multiple simultaneous activities within a team framework.
Demonstrated strong written and verbal communication skills, organizational skills and the ability to work both independently and in a collaborative team environment, with evidence of a strong customer service mindset.
Demonstrated technological ability to rely on video conferencing tools to communicate and collaborate effectively with internal and external constituents while working remotely.
Experience using a variety of presentation platforms and learning management systems.
Experience with Microsoft Office products as well as professional e-mail and telephone protocols.
Superior customer service focus with attention to detail and strong interpersonal and organizational skills.
How to Apply:
Application materials may be sent to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Application materials should include:
1) a detailed letter of interest not to exceed three pages;
2) a current Curriculum Vitae (CV); and
3) a list of three professional references with contact information.
* Please note that references will not be contacted without explicit permission from the candidate.
For best consideration, please submit your complete application materials by April 7, 2023. The deadline for applications is April 28, 2023.
About Middle States Commission on Higher Education
The Middle States Commission on Higher Education is an institutional accreditor recognized by the United States Department of Education (see https://www.msche.org/about-us/).
MSCHE is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer and complies with all applicable federal, state, and local fair employment practices laws. MSCHE strictly prohibits and does not tolerate unlawful discrimination against employees, applicants, or any other covered persons on the basis of protected class membership. For information please visit, https://www.msche.org/about-us/equal-employment-opportunity