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Accreditation Manager, School of Education
The University of St. Thomas

Date Posted Jul. 19, 2019
Title Accreditation Manager, School of Education
University The University of St. Thomas
St. Paul, MN, United States
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Professional Staff
  • Educational Services

Accreditation Manager, School of Education

The University of St. Thomas invites qualified candidates to apply for an Accreditation Manager position within the School of Education.

The University of St. Thomas embraces diversity, inclusion, and equal opportunity for all. Our convictions of dignity, diversity and personal attention call us to embody and champion a diverse, equitable and inclusive environment. We welcome applicants of diverse races, ethnicities, geographic origins, gender identities, ages, socioeconomic backgrounds, sexual orientations, religions, work experience, physical and intellectual abilities, and financial means. We are committed to building a team that represents a variety of backgrounds, perspectives, and skills. This commitment is consistent with our mission to inspire our students, using the Catholic intellectual tradition, to think critically, work skillfully, and act wisely – all for the common good. A successful candidate will possess a commitment to the ideals of this mission.


The University of St. Thomas offers a competitive and comprehensive benefits program, which includes:

Up to 100% tuition remission for employees, spouses, and dependents upon eligibility
A generous Employer retirement contribution of 9.4% of annual salary upon eligibility
Medical, dental, and vision options
Employer-paid disability, life, and AD&D benefits


This position directs and manages the work of assessment and reporting for the School of Education (SoED). Position administers assessment software system, Tk20, providing direction, support, and ensuring system is optimized for all end users. Is responsible for the overall assessment practice as it relates to initial teacher licensure and program accreditation. The assessment manager plays a key role in the school-wide assessment for the purpose of University Program Review, accrediting bodies, and State program approval.


Assessment, Accreditation, and Data Management

Oversee, draft, and implement activities and processes as outlined in the School of Education Assessment Handbook, providing guidelines for data collection and the monitoring of professional standards and program requirements to ensure alignment with HLC regulations and the Professional Educator Licensing and Standards Board (PELSB) rules
Draft compliance reports in conjunction with faculty and staff
Compile assessment data reports for departments each semester
Lead biannual data meeting for departments and the Dean’s Office
Oversee comprehensive assessment strategy for the college
Data Collection/Archival and Reporting

Collect, aggregate, summarize and present candidate and program assessment data for use in program review and development/continuous improvement
Build and maintain current archival of all department assessment data and materials
Serve as primary liaison with Office of Institutional Effectiveness

Collect and organize materials for Minnesota’s mandated Teacher Performance Assessment – edTPA each semester
Participate in edTPA planning meetings and monitor training
Provide annual comparisons of edTPA data to departments and the Dean’s Office
Tk20 Unit Administration

Manage and oversee assessment system, Tk20, for the college, which includes preparation of training materials, configuration of tools/ reports, supervising student workers, and chairing the Tk20 users group
Ensure data collection and archiving is in accordance with accreditation and assessment best practices

Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree
Five years of program administration or office management experience
An equivalent combination of education and experience from which comparable knowledge and skills have been acquired may be substituted.

Preferred Qualifications

Professional experience working in higher education including information, data, and document management systems support
Master’s degree along with strong data analysis, program assessment skills and familiarity of the Minnesota Professional Educator and Licensing Standards Board unit rules and standards
Knowledge of policies and procedures of the college and departments, graduate education programs, standards-based arena for teachers and P-12 learners, P-12 and Teacher Education curriculum
Knowledge and experience with MS Windows platforms, Banner, Blackboard, SharePoint, TK20 and other assessment software
Experience instructing others in software use
Knowledge of digital portfolios; business arithmetic; applicable regulations, policies and statutes


On the University of St. Thomas Jobs page, follow the instructions to complete an online application which includes uploading a resume and copy/pasting a job specific cover letter.

In light of its commitment to create and maintain a safe learning and working environment, employment with the University of St. Thomas requires consent and successful completion of a background screening.

The University of St. Thomas, Minnesota Human Resources Department advertises the official job listing on its website at

The University of St. Thomas is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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