Standards Manager [Job Posting]

Due to the current COVID-19 interruption of businesses across the nation, this position is on hold for 60 days. We will continue to take applications during this time and update applicants along the way. Thank you for your interest in employment with the American Camp Association.


The American Camp Association, Inc., a 501C(3) educational association, seeks a full-time Standards Manager to work remotely.  The successful candidate will have a solid knowledge of American Camp Association standards and accreditation and demonstrated experience working with volunteers at both the task and project levels:

  • Implementing the verification process (ACA Standards) in the region with the goal of increasing the quality of the camp experience.
  • Collaborating with regional Membership Managers providing accreditation program expertise and current and future customer/member support.
  • Recruiting, developing, and engaging volunteers essential to the delivery of the verification component of the Accreditation Program in accordance with established policies and procedures to ensure the program’s integrity.
  • Liaising with volunteer Standards Chairs to complete key steps including maintaining the volunteer decision making components of the program; assigning verification visitors/visit dates; and identifying and addressing any quality control issues related to verification visits.
  • Guiding individuals taking programs through the reaccreditation process.
  • Guiding local volunteer training needs in connection with the verification (standards) component of the accreditation system.
  • Advancing the mission of ACA, by being an innovative, thoughtful, communicative and productive member of the ACA, Inc. team. Including, but not limited to, serving on the regional team, standards teams, and other teams as deemed appropriate.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree (B.A./B.S.) with a minimum of 3 years of experience with ACA (employee or volunteer) or relevant experience within a not-for-profit.
  • Demonstrated proficiency in existing and emerging technology tools for communication, productivity, project management, problem-solving and decisions making.
  • Seizes leadership as an opportunity to serve others, share influences and controls to drive engagement, listens, empathetic, a community builder. Go beyond the surface to and tackle root causes for long term growth and success.
  • Analytical – Synthesizes and communicates complex or diverse information; collects and researches data; uses intuition and experience to complement data; designs workflow and procedures. Strong organizational, problem-solving, and analytical skills
  • Exceptional Organizational Skills: Decision, Delegation, and Problem-Solving Skills – Identifies and resolves problems promptly; gathers and analyzes information skillfully; develops alternative solutions; works well in group problem-solving situations; uses reason even when dealing with emotional topics. Ability to manage multiple priorities, projects and workflow with accuracy and meeting deadlines
  • Preference given for professionals who reside within the central region.
  • Drivers License.
  • Fluent written and spoken English.

ACA, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer.  ACA offers a competitive salary and benefit package. The position will remain open until the successful candidate is selected. Apply to hr@acacamps.org.  No phone calls, please.