Director of Evaluation Outcomes Assessment & Accreditation
SUNY Downstate Health Sciences University
Internal Number: 495080
Are you looking to take your career to new heights with a leader in healthcare? SUNY Downstate Health Sciences University is one of the nation's leading metropolitan medical centers. As the only academic medical center in Brooklyn, we serve a large population that is among the most diverse in the world. We are also highly-ranked by Castle Connolly Medical, a healthcare rating company for consumers, among the top 5 leading U.S. medical schools for training doctors.
The Department of Evaluation, Outcomes Assessment and Accreditation Services at SUNY Downstate Health Sciences University is seeking a full-time Director. Reporting to the Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs, the successful candidate will:
Develop, implement, and manage tools, technology, and mechanisms to investigate educational effectiveness of programs among the School of Health Professions, College of Nursing, School of Graduate Studies, and School of Public Health and other academic programs as requested.
Collaborate with stakeholders to identify and investigate structural barriers or processes that restrict educational effectiveness.
As requested by Deans, coordinate assessment of student learning and achievement to demonstrate student accomplishment of educational goals consistent with their program of study, degree level, and the institutional mission.
Work collaboratively with Deans, Department Chairs, Faculty, and Administrators to assist in the development and implementation of program assessment plans.
Design, implement, and support standard operating procedures for academic program evaluation consistent with NYSED and SUNY regulations.
Support long range academic program planning and design; develop and implement institutional mechanisms to promote the use of evidence in academic planning and design.
In collaboration with the SVP for Academic Affairs, support and coordinate Middle States accreditation efforts; work with faculty and staff to plan accreditation activities including analysis, organization, planning, and managing data; research, interpret and communicate applicable policies and regulations.
Serve as the Vice Chair for the Middle States Accreditation Steering Committee; facilitate administrative support for the committee.
Represent the institution at Middle States conferences and events along with the VP for Academic and Student Affairs; meet with accreditors and external stakeholders as appropriate.
Lead efforts for the Chief Academic Officer and Deans and program Directors to prepare accreditation reports (self-studies, periodic reports, etc.); collaborate with stakeholders among senior leadership as appropriate.
Develop and implement accreditation and assessment infrastructure for the institution and colleges/schools and academic programs.
Identify, develop, implement, and maintain sustainable systems and standard operating procedures for the collection, curation, organization and storage of documents and evidence in support of continuous academic assessment and accreditation activities.
Develop and maintain websites as appropriate for Middle States and academic program assessment.
Serve as a member of the Outcomes Assessment Coordinating Committee (OACC).
Master’s Degree from an accredited college or university.
7+ years of significant full-time, directly related, progressively responsible expert administrative experience in higher education academic affairs including curriculum, assessment, and accreditation.
Active leadership experience with the Middle States Commission on Higher Education standards and accreditation processes.
Prior supervisory and project management experience including performance appraisals, professional development, and successful completion of cross-functional projects.
Experience managing multiple priorities in a fast paced, deadline driven, matrixed organization while maintaining a high level of professionalism and attention to detail.
Experience interacting with individuals at multiple levels within an institution.
Doctorate Degree from an accredited college or university.
Additional years of related experience.
Ability to synthesize and analyze quantitative and qualitative data and prepare and present reports effectively in a public higher education environment.
Experience teaching in a university setting.
Experience interacting with a diverse and inclusive population.
Broad knowledge of higher education administration infrastructure, technology, policies, regulations and current trends and challenges in higher education.
Experience communicating with SUNY, NYSED and/or Federal entities.
Monday to Friday; 9:00am to 5:00pm
Commensurate with experience and qualifications
COVID-19 Vaccination Requirement:
An approved COVID-19 vaccination.
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Equal Employment Opportunity Statement:
SUNY Downstate Health Sciences University is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, creed, age, disability, sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, familial status, pregnancy, predisposing genetic characteristics, military status, domestic violence victim status, criminal conviction, and all other protected classes under federal or state laws.
Women, minorities, veterans, individuals with disabilities and members of underrepresented groups are encouraged to apply.
If you are an individual with a disability and need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application process, or in order to perform the essential functions of a position, please contact Human Resources at 718-270-3025.
SUNY Downstate's College of Medicine, Health Related Professions, Nursing and its School of Graduate Studies offer students a broad professional education that will prepare them for practice or careers in any location and community. This education provides exceptional opportunities for those students with a commitment to promoting health in urban communities and addressing the complex challenges of investigating and preventing diseases that confront clinicians, educators, and researchers in such an environment. This special aspect of Downstate's unique mission is reflected in the students it attracts and selects, the vast majority of whom are drawn from the New York City Metropolitan area. Many of these students are members of minority and cultural groups underrepresented in the health professions, and/or come from families of first-generation immigrants or from economically disadvantaged backgrounds.