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Director of Programmatic Assessment - Carle Illinois College of Medicine

University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign

University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign

Urbana, IL, USA
Posted on Friday, September 1, 2023

Director of Programmatic Assessment - Carle Illinois College of Medicine

University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign


Job Summary

In collaboration with the Assistant Dean of Accreditation and Educational Assessment, the Director of Programmatic Assessment leads the planning and implementation of strategic initiatives across the college related to the collection, assessment, and reporting of educational data and program outcomes. The incumbent manages regular and systematic collection and organization of data and reporting at all curricular (e.g., course, phase, etc.) and institutional levels to assure compliance with appropriate Liaison Committee on Medical Education (LCME) standards and needs of the unit. This director autonomously develops and leads projects and initiatives through to implementation. This position will initially focus on initiatives within the MD program, with an opportunity to expand its scope into other degree-granting programs within the college.

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Major Duties and Responsibilities:

 Programmatic Assessment Analysis and Reporting

  • Plan, develop, and implement evaluation systems. Design processes for the successful implementation of evaluation initiatives. Oversee the administration of focus groups, evaluation delivery, and the dissemination of evaluation data to key stakeholders.
  •  Create systems to collect, manage, clean, and analyze data for reports and presentations to internal and external stakeholders.
  • Provide detailed data analysis and reports to internal and external stakeholders, including but not limited to the American Association of Medical Colleges (AAMC), Liaison Committee on Medical Education (LCME), American Medical Association (AMA), Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME), National Residency Match Program (NRMP), US News and Report, and other agencies as necessary.
  • Review and analyze programmatic assessment literature, surveys of other medical schools, and local data sources to explore best practices and educational issues such as curriculum evaluation, student progress, continuous quality improvement (CQI), and outcomes assessment.
  • Serve as the primary contact and support to faculty governance committees and educational taskforces/workgroups for evaluation and CQI needs. Liaison with faculty and staff to ensure all stakeholders needs are met.
  • Develop, compile, and present clear reports of educational data for a variety of stakeholders, including standing committees within the College. Able to clearly explain complex educational evaluation data to audiences of all levels.
  • Respond to ad hoc requests for evaluation information using reports from respective databases.

 Continuous Quality Improvement (CQI) Project Management

  • Identify, develop, and implement comprehensive action plans to support the compliance, operational, and strategic objectives of the college.  Communicate with all appropriate parties and serve as a liaison for constituents to ensure that project objectives, scope, roles, and expected deliverables of each project phase are clearly defined and implemented.
  •  Maintain CQI project tracking database with current status reports, deliverables, and timelines.
  • Provide leadership for the development and administration of small and midsize programs and special projects relating to continuous quality improvement (CQI) across all areas of the college. Manage project resources and develop and implement work plans with project team members.
  •  Implement CQI project priorities, collaborate with project team members to establish goals and objectives, and partner in the development and implementation of the project or initiative.  Lead project teams to effectively execute CQI project deliverables within schedule and assigned resources.
  •  Prepare and present regular CQI project progress reports to the Assistant Dean of Accreditation and Educational Assessment, Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, college leadership, and stakeholders.
  • Relative to CQI-specific projects and initiatives, act as a point of contact with college units and staff as well as project-related campus groups.  Partner with internal and external units, committees, project teams, and other stakeholders to create and manage work plans, reports, metrics, and supporting documents to fulfill project objectives.
  •  Support enhanced coordination, cooperation, and communication across teams and within the college as it relates to CQI project management efforts.  Support systems of accountability, including oversight of cross-functional work groups to provide a collaborative, participative, and transparent structure for project initiatives.

 Additional and Other Duties 

  • Help foster a culture of diversity and inclusion within the Carle Illinois College of Medicine.  Support diversity in all aspects of the educational experience and foster positive collegial relationships among students, staff, and faculty.
  •  Establish and maintain effective working relationships; work cooperatively and collegially with others in a manner consistent with a workplace of dignity and respect; support and engage in equal employment opportunity principles, rules, and regulations.  Sustain an environment that fosters teamwork, diversity, excellence, and results.
  •  Champion positive inter-professional relationships bridging the college’s private/public organization and missions.
  •  Perform other related duties or projects as assigned to further the mission of the Carle Illinois College of Medicine.

Physical Demands

  • Sitting : Frequently
  • Talking : Frequently
  • Hearing : Frequently
  • Minimum Qualifications

    Bachelor’s degree.

    Three years of demonstrated experience in the following areas:

    • Medical school programs
    • Educational Accreditation
    • Experience in project management or closely related activity

    Preferred Qualifications

    Master’s degree, PhD, or EdD. Graduate coursework in Education, Program Evaluation, Assessment, Public Health, Biostatistics, Psychology, or other related degree field.

    Previous experience with projects related to development and management of strategic and/or operational projects and initiatives is preferred. Experience supporting institutions during the accrediting process.

    Project management certification (PMP) preferred.

    Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

    • • Strong analytical, organizational, and time management skills. • Ability to prioritize work and manage a variety of complex projects simultaneously in a complex and dynamic environment. • Interpersonal skills, including tact, diplomacy, and effective conflict resolution skills. • Ability to communicate and collaborate with all levels of constituents. Strong written and oral communication skills, including professional writing, report creation, and presentations. • Ability to maintain confidentiality and ensure managerial discretion. • Excellent team building skills. Evidence of excellent collaboration skills, with the ability to cultivate relationships to think creatively and solve problems. • Strong work ethic and attention to detail, an approachable team leadership style, and a consistent focus on the College’s immediate and strategic goals. • Knowledge of educational evaluation and assessment methods. • Ability to anticipate and avert problems and to grasp and add value to leadership’s vision for the organization. • Demonstrated organizational and political intelligence, situational sensitivity, flexibility and tolerance, humility, and acumen in dealing with organizational leaders, peers, staff, and stakeholders. • Ability to work cooperatively with all constituencies in a unique environment of engineering-based medical education in the context of the Carle and Illinois private/public relationship. • Ability to learn and collaborate in all aspects of the College’s strategic approach to curriculum, diversity, and inclusion. • Ability to learn and respect University policies, relevant Liaison Committee on Medical Education standards, and Carle policies related to physicians serving as educators.

    Appointment Information

    This is a 100% full-time Academic Professional position, appointed on a 12-month basis. The expected start date is as soon as possible after 10/16/2023. Salary is commensurate with experience.

    Application Procedures & Deadline Information

    Applications must be received by 6:00 pm (CST) on September 27, 2023 (extended closing date). Apply for this position using the Apply Now button at the top or bottom of this posting. Applications not submitted through https://jobs.illinois.edu will not be considered. For further information about this specific position, please contact Wil Myers at wmmyers@illinois.edu.  For questions regarding the application process, please contact 217-333-2137.


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    Requisition ID: 1019209
    Job Category: Administrative
    Apply at: https://jobs.illinois.edu