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Credentialing Specialist (5 Month Contract)

Membership – Arlington, Virginia
Department Membership
Employment Type Contractor
Minimum Experience Mid-level
Compensation $24 per hour

Posted Date:       September 25, 2019

Location:              Remote

Salary:                   $24 per hour

Type:                      Contract


Yoga Alliance (YA), a member-based association that advances the development and livelihood of yoga professionals and advocates for safety and accessibility in yoga, is seeking a Credentialing Specialist to join our team.  We are celebrating our twentieth anniversary this year and are experiencing a moment of exciting growth and transformation.  



The Credentialing Specialist will work with yoga schools and teachers to evaluate Registered Yoga School (RYS) applications.



  • Rigorously assess yoga school applications for adherence to the Yoga Alliance standards required to meet Yoga Alliance credential eligibility 
  • Provide professional, high quality, and personable service to respond to applicant needs and concerns
  • Employ excellent verbal and written communications skills, expressing complex concepts clearly, diplomatically and tactfully
  • Develop, draft, and share responses that align with Yoga Alliance’s culture as well as brand and writing style
  • Maintain a positive composure while working with applicants within a fast-paced environment
  • Consult with the Accountability department regarding grievance and compliance issues with applicants




  • A yoga teacher with more than 5 years of teaching experience and with experience leading yoga workshops and/or yoga teacher training programs
  • A professional with superior interpersonal skills
  • A creative problem solver with excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • An initiative taker with a strong understanding of credentialing process and standards
  • Someone with strong computer skills, including knowledge of Microsoft Office 
  • One who effectively manages their time and consistently meets individual and departmental goals
  • A former customer service junkie



Our organizational values are Unity, Integrity, Inquiry, Inclusion, and Seva (Service). We are building a culture of employee empowerment, responsible stewardship, mutual respect and trust, and work/life balance.



Yoga Alliance is an equal opportunity employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, ancestry, color, family or medical care leave, gender identity or expression, genetic information, marital status, medical condition, national origin, physical or mental disability, political affiliation, protected veteran status, race, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, or any other characteristic protected by applicable laws, regulations, and ordinances.  We also consider qualified applicants regardless of criminal histories, consistent with legal requirements.


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