Deriving its authority from the American Podiatric Medical Association (APMA), the Council on Podiatric Medical Education (CPME) is the nationally recognized, professional accrediting agency for podiatric medical education. Established in 1918, CPME serves the public interest in evaluating and judging the quality of education and certification programs for podiatrists (doctors of podiatric medicine) in the United States. With the announced retirement of the current CPME director (to occur in November 2017), APMA has initiated a national search to identify a successor. Candidates who have vision, passion, and the ability to provide strategic and operational leadership are encouraged to apply.
CHARACTERISTICS OF EXCELLENCE FOR THE POSITION
Leading a team of dedicated professionals, the CPME director will be expected to demonstrate many characteristics of excellence. Not the least of these are:
The candidate will be well respected among peers; be able to build senses of shared purpose and commitment in others; be knowledgeable of current trends, problems, and opportunities impacting CPME and its constituents; be accessible and responsive; have a proven track record as a consensus builder among diverse constituencies; be an assertive decision-maker; and be able to inspire confidence in others.
The candidate will have an excellent understanding of professional accreditation and related processes; be knowledgeable of professional and postgraduate educational systems; have strong analytical and problem resolution skills; and be able to think strategically and identify new opportunities to advance CPME.
Demonstrated Communication Skills:
The candidate will have effective presentation skills; have excellent verbal and written ability to communicate complex issues; be an astute listener; and be adept at facilitating discussions among diverse stakeholders.
Demonstrated Management Skills:
The candidate will have experience efficiently managing a professional staff along with setting and maintaining clear and consistent standards for staff performance; be creative in incorporating emerging issues into operational plans; and be effective in managing financial resources.
Demonstrated Ethical Values:
The candidate can be relied upon to act ethically and safeguard confidential information; have a track record of personal integrity; and be able to adhere to the CPME mission and values.
For additional information about the Council on Podiatric Medical Education and the roles and responsibilities for the director position, go to www.apma.org/CPMEdirector
BENEFITS AND APPLICATION PROCESS
APMA offers a competitive benefits package, including medical/dental, life and long term disability insurances; and 401(k) programs. Salary is commensurate with experience.
Qualified candidates, please send letter of intent, résumé or curriculum vitae, and salary history to:
CPME Director Search c/o
American Podiatric Medical Association
9312 Old Georgetown Road, Bethesda, MD 20814
Or, via email to: CPMEdirector@apma.org
APMA is an equal employment opportunity employer. Employment decisions are based on merit and business needs, and not on race, color, citizenship status, national origin, ancestry, gender, sexual orientation, age, religion, creed, physical or mental disability, marital status, veteran status, political affiliation, or any other factor protected by law.
The ideal candidate will be expected to meet the following requirements for the position.
An earned master’s or doctorate degree is expected. (An equivalent combination of outstanding educational credentials such as a track record of publications and research along with significant related experience may be considered in lieu of an advanced degree.)
Experience & Background:
Demonstrated content knowledge and relevant experience in higher education administration and/or professional, specialized, or institutional accreditation.
Length of Experience:
Minimum of five (5) years in an academic, health profession, program evaluation, or accreditation setting with progressive growth in responsibilities.
The Council on Podiatric Medical Education (CPME) is the nationally recognized accrediting agency for the profession of podiatric medicine.
The Council is recognized by the Council on Higher Education Accreditation and the US Secretary of Education as the accrediting agency for first professional degree programs in podiatric medicine. The Council also holds membership in the Association of... Specialized and Professional Accreditors. CPME staff functions within the framework and policies of the American Podiatric Medical Association (APMA). The APMA headquarters and staff are located in Bethesda, MD, near the National Institutes of Health.
Competitive benefits package available, including 401(k) program, free parking, and positive, team-oriented environment.