The Accreditation Council for Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND), the accrediting agency for the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, is seeking an Education Program Manager to join our organization. This full-time work-from-home flexible position is responsible for planning, implementing, directing and evaluating processes to assure that nutrition and dietetics education programs meet national standards for educational quality. The position provides expert advice and direction to educators, students, and the public on the educational preparation necessary for nutrition and dietetics practice. The position will also manage the ACEND site visit scheduling process.
Plan, implement, and manage quality assurance processes for nutrition and dietetics education programs
Communicate information about nutrition and dietetics education and accreditation both orally and in writing to educators, students and the public
Review and analyze documents and assist in writing reports and other documents based on analysis
Plan, implement, and manage the site visit scheduling process
Plan, design, present, and evaluate training materials for educators and volunteer leaders
Guide the volunteer peer review process in the evaluation and implementation of ACEND accredited programs including graduate and doctoral level programs.
Staff liaison for committees addressing educational and regulatory trends affecting accreditation and nutrition and dietetics education
Occasional travel required for meetings and on-site reviews
Excellent customer service, oral and written communications skills and the ability to manage multiple projects, is critical to the position
Independent self-starter possessing excellent problem solving skills along with demonstrated judgement, reasoning and the ability to collaborate.
Master’s degree in education, business, dietetics or related field
At least 5 years of relevant work experience
Registered Dietitian Nutritionist credential is preferred
Experience with MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and electronic databases
The ideal candidatewill possess a demonstrated ability to interpret and analyze reports, resolve problems, and apply standards and regulations.
ACEND offers a salary commensurate with experience as well as an excellent benefit package including medical, dental, LTD, tuition reimbursement and 401k match with IMMEDIATE VESTING!
ACEND promotes a friendly, professional and challenging team-based work environment. Also, ACEND’s office is conveniently located near public transportation: two major Metra train stations (Union and Ogilvie), CTA lines and major bus routes are all within a few blocks.
ACEND and The Academy are proud to be an equal opportunity employer
For the public, for Academy members, for students and for health professionals - the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics is your source for trustworthy, science-based food and nutrition information. As the world's largest organization of food and nutrition professionals, the Academy is committed to improving the nation's health and advancing the profession of dietetics through research, education and advocacy.