Director of Accreditation

Canadian Accredited Independent Schools (CAIS) is the national organization for exemplary independent schools. CAIS includes almost 100 schools that undergo a reflective and collaborative school improvement process, meet National Standards and participate in research and professional learning. CAIS schools are committed to unmatched educational experiences and continual improvement in every aspect of school life.

CAIS is a national organization with members in Canada, Bermuda, and Switzerland. The organization functions as a virtual workplace with team members working collaboratively from home offices or other established locations. This position is open to applicants from across Canada. All CAIS employees are expected to comply with established guidelines for employee workplace environments including all organizational rules, policies, and procedures regardless of their location.

Summary of Position:

Reporting to the Executive Director, the Director of Accreditation is responsible for the development and oversight of the accreditation and initiatives that support the strategic objectives of CAIS, promote its vision, mission and values, and uphold its brand and standards.

Specific Accountabilities Include:

  • Serve as the primary contact for accreditation-related inquiries from member and non-member schools

  • Supervise and collaborate with the Accreditation Coordinator and Peer Review Coordinators

  • Work with the Heads of School and other School Leaders to prepare for accreditation reviews

  • Coordinate the annual accreditation review schedule

  • Recruit and ensure appropriate training for Peer Review Team volunteers

  • Monitor and ensure the effectiveness, quality and integrity of the accreditation programs and lead strategic improvements

  • Plan and implement strategic directions related to accreditation outlined the CAIS Strategic Direction

  • Manage emergent projects related to accreditation 

  • Liaise with Committees of the Board of Directors including preparation of agendas, supporting documentation and follow up on action items

  • Present workshops related to accreditation

Skills, Experience and Attributes Include:

  • Minimum 5 years experience in a not-for-profit or education setting, leadership experience is an asset

  • Volunteer management experience

  • Excellent interpersonal skills, professional manner and customer-service orientation

  • Confident and  articulate with strong public speaking skills 

  • Superior strategic communications, writing and editing skills

  • Positive, collaborative and well developed leadership skills

  • Project management expertise including the ability to prioritize, attend to detail and accuracy and meet tight timelines

  • Strategic with the ability to take initiative and demonstrate self-discipline in a virtual workplace

  • Data generation, analysis and measurement skills

  • Commitment to the vision, mission and values of the organization

  • Proficiency in Google-based programs (G-Suite) as well as various software applications including Word, Excel, PowerPoint.

Interested applicants should forward a cover letter and resume to

CAIS is committed to providing a safe, welcoming and inclusive environment for all. We believe looking beyond ourselves allows us to appreciate our differences and become stronger as a collective. We seek new ideas, promote diversity, and lead in a changing world. 

We are actively engaged in building a more diverse community and encourage all qualified applicants to apply. Pursuant to the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disability Act, if you require accommodations at any time throughout the application process, please contact prior to the closing date so the appropriate arrangements can be made.

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