Working at American Camp Association is more than a job – it’s personal. We define success by the number of lives touched, the number of lives changed. We’re a team who are inspired to do more because we know we’re a part of something bigger. If after reading our mission, vision and this job description you want to join our team please forward your CV to HR@ACAcamps.org.
The Director of Accreditation is overall responsible for developing and administering a quality national accreditation program with standards that address health, safety, and risk management relevant to the Ends of the ACA. All employees at ACA support the ACA vision- Enriching Lives, Changing the World
The role is also responsible for:
Ensuring that ACA standards and subsequent accreditation lead the industry by evaluating and monitoring internal and external emerging issues and trends. Monitoring federal/state regulations, related regulatory agencies and organizations that may impact ACA standards
Seeking growth in the influence and applicability of the ACA standards and accreditation by evaluating the markets, expanding the quality of the program, and increasing the number and diversity of accredited camps.
Growing the number of accredited camps.
Increasing the links between professional development, public policy, research, and standards.
Developing contemporary operational practices, tools and resources by incorporating technology to enhance the accreditation process for camp professionals, volunteers and staff.
Supports an association-wide volunteer development system with specific responsibilities for the standards volunteers’ experience. This includes recruitment, training and retention.
Enhancing ACA accountability to the public mission relative to standards and accreditation.
Serving as the staff liaison to the National Standards Commission and its task groups.
Developing and maintaining relationships with authoritative sources, external groups, and organizations that inform or support ACA accreditation.
Serving as the Team Leader for the Standards team. Shares leadership of team with Regional Directors.
Advancing the mission of the ACA, by being an innovative, thoughtful, communicative and productive member of the ACA, Inc. team.
Works cohesively across all ACA regions, including Affiliates.
Bachelor’s degree (B.A./B.S.) in related field or equivalent.
Five to ten years related experience in one or more of the following: camp management, youth development, education, association management, or recreation
Commitment to excellence and high standards
Excellent written and oral communication skills
Solid knowledge of ACA standards and accreditation
Exceptional presentation skills
Professionalism and diplomacy; Approaches others in a tactful manner; reacts well under pressure; treats others with respect and consideration regardless of their status or position; accepts responsibility for own actions; follows through on commitments, maintains confidentiality.
Experience working with volunteers at both task and project levels; recruiting, orienting and training volunteers
Strong interpersonal skills as demonstrated via phone, Skype-like tools, and in-person
Ability to deal effectively with a diversity of individuals at all organizational levels
Strong organizational, problem-solving, and analytical skills
Ability to manage multiple priorities, projects and workflow with accuracy and meeting deadlines
Versatility, flexibility, and a willingness to work within constantly changing priorities
Ability to work independently and as a member of various teams and committees
Proven leadership and business acumen skills
Good judgement with the ability to make timely and sound decisions
Proficient on Microsoft Office, particularly Word and Excel
Familiarity and experience with contact management systems, databases and online accreditation systems.
Data and compliance integrity
Ability to demonstrate high productivity while traveling on behalf of ACA
Remote working capabilities
Openness and willingness to travel 15% - 25% time, which may entail trips five to seven days in length with overnight travel.
Telecommuting is allowed.
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About American Camp Association
The American Camp Association is a community of camp professionals who, for over 100 years, have joined together to share our knowledge and experience and to ensure the quality of camp programs. Because of our diverse 12,000 plus membership and our exceptional programs, children and adults have the opportunity to learn powerful lessons in community, character-building, skill development, and healthy living — lessons that can be learned nowhere else.