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Executive Director, CAPTE Accreditation and Assessment

Job ID Req #202 Location : Austin, TX, USA; Dallas
Date posted 08/23/2019

The Executive Director, CAPTE Accreditation and Assessment for Physical Therapy (PT) will lead the coordination of PT accreditation processes across all USAHS campuses and will collaborate with campus program directors and OAIR to ensure PT program assessment processes align with programmatic and institutional accreditation requirements. The individual will be knowledgeable about a wide range of higher education issues related to quality assurance, learning assessment, and accreditation and be able to maintain effective working relationships with institutional and program leadership in an effort to drive quality and performance excellence. The position will report to the Senior Vice President for Academic Initiatives.


·Manage all PT accreditation submissions, visits, and strategies across the institution.

·Ensure adherence to the project plan for CAPTE reaffirmation to ensure the timely submission of a quality self-study due in Fall 2020 and successful campus visits in Spring 2021.

·As part of the accreditation and compliance team, contribute to the design, development, implementation, evaluation, and improvement of accreditation operations and processes.

·VP only: Support efforts in building a strong organizational culture of quality assurance activities and assessments for PT programs across all USAHS campuses.

·Communicate with and guide PT programs engaged in accreditation processes, including leading accreditation self-study and preparatory activities including but not limited to developing FAQs and conducting mock visits.

·Share responsibility for improving the effectiveness of PT accreditation processes and quality of submissions.

·Communicate effectively to ensure that CAPTE accreditation requirements, the relationship between CAPTE and WSCUC expectations, and the alignment with institutional goals are understood and embraced.

·Attend CAPTE meetings, training sessions, and other opportunities to learn about and, where possible, influence potential or planned changes in accreditation requirements; advise USAHS leadership and recommend proactive activities to ensure continued compliance with CAPTE requirements and processes.

·Collaborate in conducting necessary accreditation-related research useful for both continued quality improvement of accreditation processes and identifying trends and best practices for institutional compliance.

·Help ensure institutional adherence to CAPTE accreditation standards, academic policies, external regulatory agencies, and local, state and federal higher education regulations.

·Collaborate with members of the accreditation and compliance team to increase team understanding of CAPTE requirements, processes, and expectations and to learn about the requirements, processes, and expectations of other accreditors to increase team efficiency.

Position can be based on any USAHS campus location – St. Augustine, FL, Miami, FL, Austin, TX, or San Marcos, CA. Preferred locations are St. Augustine or Miami, Florida campuses.
Position will necessitate travel to USAHS campuses to support and oversee preparation and execution of CAPTE submissions and visits and to ensure continuous compliance with all CAPTE requirements.
May perform other duties and responsibilities that management may deem necessary from time to time.



REPORTS TO:  SVP, Academic Initiatives



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. Incumbents will be evaluated, in part, based on performance of each essential function. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.


·Academic doctorate in Education or in a related degree.

·10+ years of professional experience in higher education as senior administrator or faculty member.

·Significant experience in overseeing, managing, and creating processes and programs, particularly related to OT assessment, accreditation, and compliance.

·Strong problem solving and analytical skills.

·Proven ability to both work independently and in a project management environment.

·Effective team player.

·Strong attention to detail and accuracy.

·Strong written and oral communication skills.

·Strong organizational and supervisory skills.

·Strong understanding of all aspects of accreditation and quality assurance.

To perform the job successfully, an individual should demonstrate the following competencies:

·Collaborates - Building partnerships and working collaboratively with others to meet shared objectives.

·Being Resilient - Rebounding from setbacks and adversity when facing difficult situations.

·Instills Trust - Gaining the confidence and trust of others through honesty, integrity, and authenticity.

·Drives Results - Consistently achieving results, even under tough circumstances.

·Innovation - Creating new and better ways for the organization to be successful.

·Customer Focus - Building strong customer relationships and delivering customer-centric solutions.

·Drives Engagement - Creating a climate where people are motivated to do their best to help the organization achieve its objectives.

·People Leadership - Leads by example when it comes to finding and developing talent, with a focus on talent acquisition strategies, setting performance targets that raises standards and development of high potential talent.

Work is performed primarily in a standard office environment but may involve exposure to moderate noise levels. Work involves operation of personal computer equipment for six to eight hours daily and includes physical demands associated with a traditional office setting, e.g., walking, standing, communicating, and other physical functions as necessary.


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