AACC, a DC-based dynamic, international scientific/medical society of clinical laboratory professionals, physicians, and research scientists focused on clinical chemistry and related disciplines, is seeking an Associate Director, Accreditation and Credentialing.
AACC certifies activities and provides continuing education credit for laboratory professionals through the Advances in Clinical Chemistry Education and New Technology (ACCENT®) accreditation program. AACC is also accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education (CME) credit. The Associate Director, Accreditation and Credentialing is AACC’s primary accreditation officer and is responsible for directing accreditation processes for the ACCENT® and CME programs and ensuring accredited activities meet appropriate standards. The Associate Director, Accreditation and Credentialing also oversees AACC’s Point-of-Care Professional certification program and manages committee and exam processes of the American Board of Clinical Chemistry (ABCC) and Commission on Accreditation in Clinical Chemistry (ComACC) with the support of the Coordinator, Accreditation and Certification.
This position reports to the Director, Professional Education and supervises a Coordinator. The Associate Director is expected to continually assess and improve accreditation programs to meet the needs of AACC’s audiences and standards of respective accreditation programs. The Associate Director will work with teams across the association to ensure accredited education processes are followed and standards are met. The Associate Director will also manage the credentialing bodies of ABCC and Point-of-Care Professional certification program to ensure exam applications and exam proctoring timelines are met. They will be responsible for creating and maintaining budgets and ensuring these programs meet expectations.
Specific Responsibilities Include:
Maintain ACCME accreditation status and serve as AACC’s primary accreditation officer.
Maintain AACC’s compliance with state, federal, and other national standards and requirements that influence accredited education.
Maintain documentation of policies, procedures, and timelines for accredited education activities.
Serve as the primary staff liaison to the ACCENT Review Board and CME Subcommittee to guide accredited education strategy.
Manage processes, timelines, and exams of credentialing bodies (ABCC and Point-of-Care Profession certification program).
Manage processes and timelines of ComACC to support training program accreditation.
Assess feedback from educational activities, surveys, and other forms of needs assessments to make recommendations for future activities.
Prepare annual budgets and determine allocation of funds to meet financial goals.
Work closely with the Professional Education team to grow AACC’s portfolio of accredited education.
Work closely with the Director, Professional Education to ensure evolving accreditation standards are met and develop strategies to support the needs across training and credentialing programs.
Occasionally, travel to and attend meetings to support onsite logistics.
Other duties as assigned.
The successful candidate will have demonstrated success in maintaining accreditation programs that includes ACCME accreditation and managing multiple member groups in a professional or trade association. They will have insight into operational efficiencies and a desire and ability to introduce process improvements. The Director is responsible for the association’s portfolio of professional educational programs; as such, they must have the ability to translate vision into practice. The ideal candidate will have:
6+ years’ experience in a professional or trade association focused on maintaining accreditation and/or credentialing programs or equivalent.
Experience working in cross-functional teams with an ability to build consensus among multiple stakeholders in a face-paced environment.
Committee management and supervisory experience are required.
Strong program and project management, interpersonal, and delegation skills are required.
Experience managing certification programs and exam processes is highly desired.
Experience with ACCME accreditation processes is required.
Knowledge of and experience with general CE/CME processes is required.
Knowledge of the field of laboratory medicine or degree in biomedical science is desired.
AACC is dedicated to building a team of professionals that is as diverse as our members. AACC is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer.
Telecommuting is allowed.
About American Association for Clinical Chemistry
The American Association for Clinical Chemistry (AACC) is a global scientific and medical professional organization dedicated to clinical laboratory science and its application to healthcare. Our leadership in education, advocacy and collaboration helps lab professionals adapt to change and do what they do best: provide vital insight and guidance so patients get the care they need.