Accreditation Coordinator
Job Type
The Accrediting Bureau of Health Education Schools (ABHES) is seeking a full-time Accreditation Coordinator to start in mid-October 2023. This role provides support and interpretive guidance on accreditation standards to postsecondary institutions and volunteer evaluators before, during, and after on-site team visits to assess compliance with the standards of accreditation. This position is ideal for applicants with an interest in compliance, administrative and academic quality, and/or higher education and requires a collaborative mindset, attention to detail, and the ability to work with multiple staff and outside stakeholders at one time. 

The Accreditation Coordinator is an entry-level position located in North Bethesda, Maryland, and is eligible for at least 1 day of remote work. ABHES offers a benefits package that includes a 35-hour workweek, paid time off, 100% company-paid medical/dental/vision benefits for the employee, 6% company match retirement contribution, tuition reimbursement, and more.

The salary range is $55,000 - $58,000 and will consider education and experience. 


  • Coordinate all aspects of assigned accreditation school visits, including but not limited to scheduling visits, developing teams, preparing materials, providing administrative support for visit meetings, editing reports, maintaining records, and responding to inquiries.
  • Evaluate school documentation for compliance with established standards, as well as provide consultative guidance and feedback to volunteers and school representatives with respect to the application of policies and standards.
  • Prepare and present summary reports during Board of Commissioners meetings. 
  • Collaborate with the Board of Commissioners during accreditation meetings.
  • Prepare draft correspondence (Commission Action Letters) to schools summarizing the Commission’s accreditation decisions.
  • Serve as staff liaison to internal committees. 
  • Assist with additional accreditation initiatives, determined through consultation with their supervisor, based on organizational needs and the coordinator’s skills and interests.

This position requires significant travel to postsecondary institutions across the United States and its territories. Approximately 13-15 days per month will be spent traveling during visit months (typically February, March, April, and August, September, and October).   



  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited post-secondary institution
  • One year of professional work experience
  • Accreditation experience or experience working in compliance is highly desirable
  • Ability to travel significantly
  • Valid driver’s license


  • ADAPTABILITY AND FLEXIBILITY. You have a positive “can do” attitude, are able to self-motivate and multi-task while working on various projects, and look for new ways to continuously improve processes. You plan and prioritize tasks and pay attention to meeting deadlines. You make suggestions to increase effectiveness.
  • ATTENTION TO DETAIL. You have the ability to efficiently allocate your cognitive resources to achieve thoroughness and accuracy when accomplishing tasks, no matter how small or large.
  • DEPENDABILITY AND A STRONG WORK ETHIC. You are a reliable employee who demonstrates responsibility and consistency in your job performance.
  • EFFECTIVE COMMUNICATOR. You provide excellent customer service and demonstrate strong writing, editing, and presentation skills. You have the ability to treat all information obtained through your workplace as confidential.
  • TEAMWORK. You are able to participate in a team-oriented environment. You communicate well, actively listen, and are responsible and respectful with stakeholders who have varying levels of roles and responsibility. 
  • PROFESSIONALISM. Display professionalism when representing yourself and employer.
  • RELATIONSHIP BUILDER. You are comfortable working with stakeholders who have varying levels of roles and responsibility. You utilize your soft skills to connect with others and form positive working relationships.


To apply, submit a cover letter and resume. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis until the position is filled.

All applicants are subject to a reference and background check and must commit to the protection of employee privacy and corporate proprietary in the handling of confidential information.



The mission of the Accrediting Bureau of Health Education Schools (ABHES) is to serve as a nationally recognized accrediting agency of institutions predominantly providing health education and programmatic accreditation in specific health education disciplines. ABHES is incorporated as a 501(c)(3) entity in the state of Virginia and is recognized by the United States Department of Education to accredit private and proprietary postsecondary health education schools and specific specialized programs on a programmatic level.

ABHES is an equal opportunity employer and provides equal employment and advancement opportunities to all qualified candidates regardless of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy, gender identity, and sexual orientation), parental status, national origin, age, disability, family medical history or genetic information, political affiliation, military service, or any other characteristics protected by federal, state, or local laws.

Salary Description
$55,000 - $58,000