The Texas Catholic Conference of Bishops (TCCB) is seeking qualified candidates for the position of Associate Director of Accreditation.

The Associate Director of Accreditation is a full-time position reporting to the Director of Education with additional oversight from the Executive Director. This position is responsible for assisting the Director of Education in directing programmatic activities to ensure that Catholic schools comply with the accreditation standards established by the Texas Catholic Bishops, the Texas Education Agency (TEA), Cognia and other accreditation agencies. The position is also responsible for assisting in facilitating implementation/coordination of the accreditation process in accordance with established standards, policies, and procedures and works with school superintendents, principals, and Texas Catholic Conference of Bishops Accreditation Commission (TCCB AC) commissioners to assure quality training and compliance with accreditation standards.  This is an exempt position with a moderate degree of discretion in decision making and use of independent judgement. The successful candidate will be required to live in the Austin metropolitan area.

Qualified candidates are invited to send a resume and cover letter by email to Lisette Allen, Director of Education, Texas Catholic Conference of Bishops. The position will remain posted until filled. No phone inquires.


Essential Job Duties

  • Plan, schedule, organize and conduct TCCB AC trainings for Accreditation Teams, Chairpersons, Principals and Superintendents seeking accreditation or re-accreditation
  • Review and provide feedback on self-studies received from the schools to ensure that all documentation received meets TCCB ED standards required for the visit
  • Provide guidance and support to onsite evaluation chairpersons on accreditation standards and practices
  • Create and revise training materials as needed
  • Monitor the scheduling of schools to be visited within Cycle 4 and Cycle 5.
  • Assist the Director of Education with creating and updating accreditation documents
  • Assist in the preparations of the bi-annual TCCB Accreditation Commission meetings
  • Confer regularly with the Director of Education regarding future and ongoing administrative tasks and programmatic long-range planning.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Knowledge of basic Catholic doctrine
  • Knowledge of the value of Catholic School education
  • Knowledge of and ability to use the accreditation process specific to TCCB AC and Cognia
  • Knowledge of the National Standards of Benchmarks for Effective Catholic Elementary and Secondary Schools.
  • Knowledge of educational research and best practices
  • Knowledge of best practice in developing accreditation training modules
  • Knowledge of curriculum, instruction, and assessment.
  • Ability to write grants
  • Ability to work both as an effective, collegial contributing team member and independently in successfully accomplishing tasks
  • Ability to promote responsible education development and change
  • Ability to communicate effectively in both written and verbal form
  • Ability to proofread and edit documents
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality in diocesan/school matters
  • Ability to provide guidance and technical support to diocesan superintendents, Catholic school principals and chairpersons/team members.
  • Skill in word-processing, date entry and retrieval, internet, and e-mail, and creating databases
  • Skill in using interpersonal relations techniques

Ministerial Character

The Bishops of Texas are the visible principle and foundation of unity in the (arch)dioceses entrusted to them.  In a unique and visible way, the Bishops make Christ's mission present and enduring as Shepherd of the Christian Community.  In order to fulfill their mission, the Bishops form the Texas Catholic Conference of Bishops (TCCB) and direct its staff to serve as the public policy voice of the Church in Texas and nationally, coordinate the accreditation and cooperation of Texas Catholic Schools, and help preserve the documents and cultural history of the Church through the Catholic Archives of Texas.  The Bishops appoint an executive director of the TCCB who is responsible for employing staff personnel to carry out those functions, subject to the Conference budget.

Each position employed by Texas Catholic Conference of Bishops helps extend the ministry of the Texas Catholic Bishops within the church community in particular ways, as outlined in the job description.  Therefore, the employee in this position is closely connected to and assists the Bishops in the performance of their ministry, and thereby engages in ministry for the Church.

 Minimum Qualifications

 Catholic Requirement: Must be a practicing Catholic in good standing

 Education:

  • Master’s Degree in Education with an emphasis on curriculum, instruction, assessment, and supervision

Experience:

  • Three years full-time, wage-earning experience as a Catholic school principal.

Certifications/Licenses: 

  • Must possess a valid driver license
  • Must submit an Ethics and Integrity in Ministry (EIM) Application for Ministry within the first week of employment, participate in an EIM Basic Abuse Prevention Training workshop within 60 days of submitting a complete Application for Ministry, and maintain EIM compliance during the entire term of employment.