Accreditation Assistant


National Office

The National Association of Schools of Music, a not-for-profit specialized accrediting association founded in 1924, headquartered in Reston, VA, is seeking a full-time (9-5, M-F) staff member. This employee will hold consistent responsibilities and duties with and among all organizations and operating entities managed by the National Office for Arts Accreditation.

The Association employs fourteen staff members in a non-smoking, studious, quiet, and busy office. Attire is business professional. The National Office is within walking distance of the Metro.

Daily responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Assist with accreditation and general office activities, projects, and events.
  • Assist in the preparation of accreditation commission materials and the work of Commissions.
  • Read, review, study, consider, and manage accreditation materials.
  • Attend to and complete tasks associated with meeting close out.
  • Write, create, edit, and proofread text and documents as assigned and in support of Association operations.
  • Assist the Executive Director as assigned with daily responsibilities associated with the work of the National Office for Arts Accreditation and its constituent organizations.

Attributes desired:

Unwavering integrity; disciplined dedication; deep intelligence and a keen intellect; desire to serve and contribute; cordial, welcoming, and respectful demeanor; curiosity and a passion for learning; superior judgement and problem-solving ability; ability to maintain information as confidential.

Skills required:

  • Demonstrated ability to understand and work with and in complex systems
  • Exceptional organizational abilities
  • Meticulous attention to detail
  • Capacity to research topics; review and consider information; present clear, concise, and cogent written distillations of thoughts, ideas, facts, and results
  • Advanced writing, editing, and proofreading capabilities
  • Outstanding written and verbal communication skills
  • Demonstrated ability to handle multiple priorities and meet deadlines
  • Ability to work successfully both independently and in teams
  • Excellent customer service skills
  • Advanced knowledge and demonstrated experience with Microsoft Office, FileMaker, Adobe Acrobat, and Mac operating systems

Necessary Qualifications:

An undergraduate degree is required; a graduate degree is preferred. Study in an arts discipline and writing expertise are required. At least 3 years of post-collegiate professional experience is sought.

Compensation/Benefits:

Salary is commensurate with experience. Comprehensive benefits package includes selected paid holidays; paid vacation; health, dental, vision, and disability insurance (as eligible); employer-sponsored 403(b) savings plan.

Application Process:

To be considered for this position, please email the documents outlined below in one PDF-formatted file using your full name as the file name to NASMAAG2019@gmail.com. Please include AAG in the email’s subject line.

  • A formal cover letter which 1) describes in detail your capacity to address duties and responsibilities as noted above; and 2) documents your attributes and skills.
  • A resume outlining your educational experience including degree(s) earned, and your professional experience including names of employers and dates of employment. Please include 3-5 professional references.
  • Two recent four to five page writing samples which demonstrate your writing abilities.

Incomplete applications will not be considered.