Schedule: M-F, dayshift hours. May be required to work weekends, holidays, or hours outside of the scheduled workday.
Community colleges are uniquely positioned to respond to workforce needs and make higher education an affordable reality. There has never been a better time to join a two-year college, and there's no better place to do it than at Columbus State. A laser focus on student success and a partnership mindset have established Columbus State as a key talent provider in a thriving regional economy, and a premier community college that is changing the nation's education and workforce landscapes.
With more than 46,000 students across two campuses, at several regional learning centers, and online, Columbus State is the nation's only institution recognized as an Achieving the Dream (ATD) college, an AACC Guided Pathways institution, and a participant in The Right Signals Initiative through the Lumina Foundation. Columbus State employees at all levels benefit from an engaging, collaborative, and supportive culture that rewards innovation and vision. We provide competitive compensation, comprehensive benefits, and professional development opportunities. We are dedicated to ensuring that the diversity of Columbus State faculty and staff reflects that of our students and region. We are proud to be a central part of a community that embraces differences and celebrates the many cultures, beliefs, and lifestyles that define Central Ohio.
Columbus, Ohio is also home to The Ohio State University and more than 30 other colleges and universities as well as the headquarters of multiple Fortune 500 companies. Columbus is one of America's fastest-growing cities, offering a wealth of cultural experiences, dining, entertainment, shopping opportunities, and more. That's why Central Ohio residents find living here so fulfilling, both professionally and personally.
The Accreditation Specialist is responsible for performing specialized duties related to Police Department accreditation and compliance. Drafts and posts departmental policies and procedures. Files and retrieves digital and paper documents, records, and reports pertaining to accreditation and compliance.
Core Competencies Required
Professionalism, Continuous Improvement, Customer/Student/Employee Focus, Collaboration, Leadership, Managing Work
ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:
Read and analyze incoming memorandums, submissions, and reports to determine their significance; coordinate distribution and prepare responses regarding accreditation compliance. Provide high-level administrative support by conducting research, preparing statistical reports and correspondence, receiving visitors, arranging and scheduling meetings, and taking meeting minutes. Draft and post departmental policies and procedures. Update and maintain accreditation proof documentation.
Diversity, Equity & Inclusion
Fosters and maintains a safe environment of respect and inclusion for faculty, staff, students, and members of the community. Assists with conducting workforce analytics to identify potential inhibitors of a workplace environment that is diverse, equitable, and inclusive.
Other Duties & Responsibilities
Assists other college departments and personnel during peak times and special events that serve the college. Performs other related duties as required. Performs duties and responsibilities of staff to meet workload demands. Works assigned schedule and exhibits regular and predictable attendance. May be required to work weekends, holidays, or hours outside of the scheduled workday.
Usual Physical Requirements
Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential job functions described in this position description. The employee regularly exhibits digital dexterity when working at the computer and sits for extended periods of time. Employee converses with others in-person, via phone, and via email. Vision demands include close, detailed vision when focusing on computer screen.
Normal office working conditions. The employee is not subject to adverse environmental conditions.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Knowledge of: standard office practices; computer systems and other job required college hardware and software; information technology infrastructure.
Skill in: organizing resources and establishing priorities; office management; file maintenance; planning and implementation; general clerical practices within area of specialization; verbal and written communication; preparing written reports; operating job-related equipment; application of job software programs; coordinating program functions; developing positive partnerships campus-wide; collaborating with a diverse workforce and student body.
Ability to: exercise sound judgment in dealing with stressful situations; work independently and demonstrate initiative; develop and maintain effective working relationships with associates, supervisors, job contacts and general public; maintain confidential and sensitive information; maintain accurate and complete work records; communicate effectively; exhibit a pleasant telephone manner; answer routine inquiries.
High School Diploma or GED and at least one (1) year of progressively responsible experience. State Motor Vehicle Operator's License or demonstrable ability to gain access to work site(s). An appropriate combination of education, training, coursework and experience may qualify a candidate.
Additional Information: The position requires successful completion of a knowledge and personality assessment, background investigation, reference check, polygraph examination, psychological examination, and pre-employment medical examination.
Columbus State Community College has been meeting the diverse educational needs of the Central Ohio community for more than 50 years. The college is proud to be an important contributor to the growth and progress of the region and to serve as the front door to higher education in Central Ohio. From the first graduating class in 1965 through this year, 50,000 students have earned associate degrees in 50-plus technical fields and academic transfer programs. Columbus State also offers Associate of Arts and Associate of Science degree programs whose coursework fulfills the freshman and sophomore year requirements for bachelor’s degree programs offered by four-year colleges and universities throughout the state. Specific transfer agreements with more than 40 colleges and universities are in place at Columbus State, and new direct-to degree partnership programs are being developed all the time. Columbus State now has two campuses serving Central Ohio educational needs. The Columbus Campus is located on 85 acres in downtown Columbus. The 108-acre, full-service Delaware Campus welcomed its first students in 2010. Additionally, Columbus State offers classes at nine convenient regional learning centers throughout Central Ohio.