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President and Chief Executive Officer Alexandria, VA


The Council for Accreditation of Counseling & Related Educational Programs (CACREP) welcomes applications and nominations for President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO). CACREP is well-regarded as the gold standard for accreditation in the counseling and counselor education profession. Dr. Carol Bobby, CACREP’s long-standing President and CEO, retired in June 2017. The next CEO will have an opportunity to build on the organization’s solid foundation and develop a sustainable, expansive future for CACREP within a dynamic environment of national and international licensure and regulatory requirements.

CACREP promotes excellence in professional preparation through the accreditation of graduate degree programs in counseling offered by colleges and universities in the United States and other countries. As an accrediting body for over 860 master’s and doctoral degree counseling programs at over 390 institutions, CACREP is committed to the development of standards and procedures that reflect the needs of a dynamic, diverse, and complex society. Learn more about CACREP here.

Reporting to the Board of Directors, the next CEO will be an inspirational, far-sighted leader who will shape and implement a strategic vision for an organization poised for continued expansion, and who will position it for success within a climate of significant change and growth within the field. The successful CEO will advocate and motivate support for the mission, engage in policy and regulatory issues related to accreditation and licensure, support staff development, nurture partnerships with other counseling and accrediting organizations, and work effectively and collaboratively with the Board of Directors. It is critical that the CEO has a strong understanding of the accreditation and educational standards in counseling or related fields. She or he will possess the skills to further elevate CACREP’s position as the leader in quality assurance for a profession that empowers diverse individuals, families, and groups to accomplish mental health, wellness, education, and career goals.

Philip Jaeger is leading this search with Pamela Pezzoli and Laura Uvena.

CACREP is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, creed, color, national origin, ancestry, marital status, affectional or sexual orientation or sex.

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