The ACF Director of Culinary Programs is responsible for overseeing all activities involving the ACF Certification as well as the ACFEF Accreditation and Apprenticeship programs. Primary responsibilities include: (1) Directing and administering all aspects of these programs (2) Strategic and fiscal planning and monitoring (3) Managing the NCCA, CHEA and USDOL accreditation standards and application processes (4)Serving as staff liaison for the certification, accreditation commission and all subcommittees as well as NAC (5) Marketing and communication of certification, accreditation and apprenticeship information. (6) Supervising department staff.
Interrelationships: Working relations with all departments within ACF, Certification Commission and ACFEF Accreditation Commission, National Apprenticeship Committee, Board of Trustees and Board of Directors.
Essential Job Duties:
Manage the development and administration of the ACF Certification program.
Manage the development and administration of the ACFEF Apprenticeship program.
Manage the development and administration of the ACFEF Accreditation program.
Ensure that the certification process meets accreditation standards.
Ensure that the Apprenticeship program meets USDOL standards.
Ensure that the Accreditation program meets CHEA Standards
Direct the NCCA and CHEA accreditation process and oversee preparation all applications for submission.
Responsible for Management of third party psychometric and testing services.
Serve as the staff liaison for the Certification, Accreditation Commissions and the NAC.
Direct and support the project work of all Certification and Accreditation Commission subcommittees excluding written exam test development.
Manage the marketing and promotion of ACF certification, ACFEF accreditation and Apprenticeship initiatives.
Ensure continuity between the ACF strategic plan and program initiatives.
Ensure manager facilitates grievance procedure for all certification and accreditation related complaints.
Develop annual certification, accreditation and Apprentice budgets and serve as financial steward of incomes and expenses on a continual basis.
Develop programmatic growth through strategic partnerships
Supervise, manage and develop the certification, accreditation and apprenticeship staff whose responsibilities include the approval process of applications and the management of the certification testing elements, program policies and processes.
Communicate certification and programmatic accreditation information effectively to all stakeholder groups.
Represents the ACF on program matters when requested by the Executive Director, Board of Directors, Board of Trustees, subcommittees, and members.
Timely handling of program inquiries (phone and email.)
General Office Duties:
Assist with general office duties, such as mailings, phones, etc., as needed. Process all correspondence and interoffice communications.
Have knowledge of and become proficient in all office positions, and be available to assist when needed in any capacity, including operation of all office equipment.
Assist all ACF departments with a variety of tasks as requested.
Continually assist the executive director in administering the ACF and divisions to fulfill its mission, strategic plan, and program of action.
Other duties as assigned.
Job Description and Competency Assessment Standards:
This position is assessed based on the capacity to maintain organized, timely and accurate records for this educational area of the ACF. The position will be reviewed on managing and understanding the budget for the department.
A minimum of a bachelor’s degree is required, a master’s degree or a certified association executive (CAE) is preferred. Five years of industry experience in the culinary, food service and or culinary educational field is mandatory.
Special Knowledge Required:
Good communication and inter-personal skills with ability to work with all levels of management.
Must have a valid Florida driver’s license and dependable transportation. Must be willing to travel a minimum of 5 times a year, up to 5 days at a time. The ACF is a drug and smoke free workplace.
Relocation costs considered. Compensation commensurate with experience. Resumes without a cover letter will not be considered.
About American Culinary Federation
Established in 1929, ACF has over 19,000 members, and is the leading organiziation of professional cooks and chefs in the world. ACF is located in St. Augustine, Florida, has 38 employees, and offers excellent benefits. For further information review the website at www.acfchefs.org.
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