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Accreditation Assistant

Position Details

Position Information

Working Title Accreditation Assistant
Posting Number G1005
Position Type Graduate Assistant
Position Status Part Time
College/Division Academic Resources
Department 100396 - SACS Review
Stipend Amount $7911 per academic year

Position Summary Information

General Information

Supports the activities of the SACSCOC Reaffirmation Working Group through administrative, editing and research duties. The Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) is JMU’s regional accreditation body, and this group supports the university’s compliance with accreditation principles.

Duties and Responsibilities

• Provide support for SACSCOC Reaffirmation Working Group and the SACSCOC Advisory Council.
• Assist in the preparation of documentation for the SACSCOC reaffirmation. Create or scan evidence as needed; assist in document archiving.
• Update existing documents with current references (legislation, data, etc.).
• Assist in coordination of report completion, which will include comprehensive editing, proofreading and original writing.
• Assist the SACSCOC Reaffirmation Working Group with the verification of faculty information.
• Assist with coordination of symposium organization and logistics.
• Other duties as assigned.


• Must be responsible, professional, punctual and dependable, with strong organizational skills.
• Must have excellent written and verbal communication skills.
• Must be proficient in Microsoft Office Suite and Adobe Acrobat. Must have the ability to learn new software programs quickly.
• Experience with content management software preferred.
• Experience with website maintenance preferred.
• Must work an average of 20 hours per week, with some flexibility as needed by the SACSCOC office.

Conditions of Employment

Students may apply to a graduate assistantship prior to being accepted into a graduate program. However, to be eligible to receive an assistantship upon entry into a graduate program, the following criteria must be met:

  • The student must be conditionally or unconditionally accepted into a graduate program. Students who are provisionally accepted will not be eligible until they achieve conditional or unconditional acceptance into their program.

  • The students must have an official transcript on file indicating completion of a baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited institution.

  • After receiving an assistantship, the student must maintain at least a 3.0 graduate GPA in order to retain or reapply for the assistantship.

These are minimum criteria. Graduate program coordinators have the right to impose additional criteria if they see fit.

Posting Detail Information

Posting Date 10/17/2017
Beginning Review Date 10/23/2017
Closing Date
Open Until Filled Yes
Proposed Starting Date 11/01/2017
EEO Statement

James Madison University is an equal opportunity employer committed to creating and supporting a diverse and inclusive work and educational community that is free of all forms of discrimination. This institution does not tolerate discrimination or harassment on the basis of age, color, disability, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, parental status, political affiliation, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation or veteran status.

We promote access, inclusion and diversity for all students, faculty, staff, constituents and programs, believing that these qualities are foundational components of an outstanding education in keeping with our mission. The university is interested in candidates whose experience and qualifications support an ongoing commitment to this core quality.

Anyone having questions concerning discrimination should contact the Office for Equal Opportunity: (540) 568-6991.

Reasonable Accommodation Request

If you are a student with a disability and need assistance please contact the Office of Disability Services at (540) 568-6705 or You may also visit the Office of Disability Services, located in the Student Success Center, Suite 1202 and they will be happy to assist you.

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Additional Posting Information

Please provide a resume, cover letter, and list three professional references or have reference provide letters of recommendation.

Documents Needed to Apply

Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Resume
Optional Documents
  1. Letter of Reference #1
  2. Letter of Reference #2
  3. Letter of Reference #3

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