Director, Office of Assessment, Outcomes & Accreditation

Western University of Health Sciences
September 25, 2023
Offerd Salary:$80,000
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Contract Type:Open-ended
Working Time:Negotigation
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Posting Details

Pay Transparency Act- Western University of Health Sciences is required to provide a reasonable estimate of the compensation range for this role. This range takes into account the wide range of factors that are considered in making compensation decisions including but not limited to experience, skills, knowledge, abilities, education, licensure and certifications, and other business and organizational needs. It is not typical for an individual to be offered a salary at or near the top of the range for a position. Salary offers are determined based on final candidate qualifications and experience. The full salary range for this position is defined as the Full Pay Range. The budgeted salary or hourly range that the University reasonably expects to pay for this position defined as the Expected Pay Scale. Placement within the Expected Pay Scale is determined by internal equity, and relevant qualifications.

Classification Series Detail

Function College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific

Family Administration Classification Series Title Director

Full Salary Range

Minimum $80,000.00

Maximum $80,000.00

Expected Pay Scale

Minimum $80,000.00

Maximum $80,000.00

Posting Details

Posting Number A00634

Position Title Director, Office of Assessment, Outcomes & Accreditation Campus Western University Campus-Pomona, CA Department 1408-Assessment & Planning Type of Position Administration Job Summary

The Director of Assessment, Outcomes & Accreditation oversees and directs all aspects of the College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific & Pacific- Northwest's program effectiveness and continuous improvement process. This position will be responsible for developing data driven measures to assess and evaluate all aspects of the college's undergraduate medical curriculum. Collaborates with the Dean, the Curriculum Committee, the Office of Academic Affairs and other administrators to evaluate academic effectiveness. Develops and directs program evaluation for the college and individual programs, designs surveys, conducts data analysis and prepares reports for internal and external purposes including grants and accreditation. Works closely with the college to design an effective and efficient data warehouse to monitor and assess curriculum outcomes and student and faculty effectiveness. Supervises all staff members of the Office of Assessment, Outcomes & Accreditation, and advises faculty members to help ensure quality educational experiences for students. Utilizes appropriate statistical software programs to perform analysis .

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

Individuals must possess these knowledge, skills and abilities or be able to explain and demonstrate that the individual can perform the essential functions of the job, with or without reasonable accommodation, using some other combination of skills and abilities.

  • Must be a results-oriented, collaborative, enthusiastic individual with leadership experience, able to interact appropriately with senior leadership, faculty, staff, students and external affiliates to anticipate potential problems, and initiate solutions.
  • Management skills should include the ability to apply administrative responsibility for projects and deliverables; Must be able to effectively delegate/assign tasks, as well as monitor and evaluate both performance and outcomes using a process that leads to continued program improvement.
  • Excellent research design and methodology skills, i.e. qualitative and quantitative research, statistical skills and focus groups, data collection processes, including web-based surveys, paper questionnaires and use of existing databases. Excellent computer and analytical skills with proficiency in Microsoft Office specifically Excel (charts, pivot tables, formulas etc.), surveys and course evaluations.
  • Requires knowledge of educational program delivery processes, including an understanding of undergraduate and graduate medical school education, curriculum, and program structure.
  • Extensive familiarity with processes and trends associated with higher education accreditation and CQI strategies in educational planning, including knowledge of regional, national, and programmatic accreditation standards, best practices and goals.
  • Knowledge of institutional self-assessment and student outcomes principles, methods, and design techniques; including but not limited to statistical principles and statistical software, data dashboards; and experience with database management and data warehouse systems, and knowledge of FERPA and related state educational data privacy laws
  • Able to work in a fast-paced environment, manage multiple projects, and be flexible in job assignments.
  • Required Qualifications

    1. Education: Master's degree or higher required.

    2. Experience: Experience within higher education administration & educational leadership, ideally within health professions education.

    Preferred Qualifications

    1. Education: Doctorate preferred.

    2. Experience: Five plus years of experience directly related to the duties and responsibilities specified above.

    3. Vision for application of latest scientific advancements in assessment and data science as it relates to the selection, training, academic and practices outcomes of graduates.

    List comments regarding work hours

    40 hours per week during typical business hours, 8:00AM-5:00PM, Mon-Fri, or as agreed upon with supervisor. On-campus presence expected 3 or more days per week. Some evenings and weekends may be required.

    Posting Date 08/25/2023 Closing Date Special Instructions to Applicants

    Essential Job Duties

    Job Duty


  • Conducts a review of the educational strategies and practices related to the assessment of student learning.
  • Assesses and supports the implementation of best practices in the educational programs of the college, including assessment of student learning, institutional assessment, research activity, strategic planning, policy formulation, admissions tracking, and linking the resulting data to continuous quality improvement processes.
  • Interprets assessment findings and prepares assessment reports with particular emphasis on the quality of the assessment efforts and findings that influence institutional decision-making and policy development.
  • Evaluates college assessment activities and outcomes to ensure alignment with institutional goals and mission.
  • Forecasts assessment needs of the College and develops appropriate methods for collecting data for future evaluations.
  • Percentage Of Time 35 Job Duty


  • Develops models to identify factors that most significantly influence student outcomes to inform decision-making in the admissions process.
  • Creates educational statistical reports to monitor student outcomes for all programs.
  • Percentage Of Time 35 Job Duty


  • Coordinates assessment, outcomes & accreditation activities needed for compliance purposes for the Accrediting Commission for Schools – Western Association of Schools Colleges (ASC – WASC) and for the Commission on Osteopathic College Accreditation (COCA).
  • Participates in the collection and analysis of assessment data to support departmental accreditation and program reviews, including faculty education and dissemination of results for quality improvement projects.
  • Compares and makes recommendations to align the college's educational activities to national best practices related to Osteopathic medical education.
  • Percentage Of Time 15 Job Duty

    Research, Conferences, & Grants

  • Responsible for the generation, analysis, and dissemination of evaluation and research findings for assigned projects in curriculum, evaluation, and learning outcomes.
  • Works collaboratively with faculty, staff, and administrators to determine current assessment, evaluation and research needs and to assist in the measurement of program learning outcomes.
  • Attends conferences and engages in professional development to benchmark best practices in the area of undergraduate medical curriculum outcomes and presents that information to the faculty at large.
  • Stays abreast of the latest scientific advancements – including artificial intelligence and machine learning, in assessments, outcomes and data science as it relates to admissions selection, medical student training and graduation outcomes.
  • Optimizes and maintains database of key performance indicators and produces relevant dashboards for accreditation, assessment and outcomes data for research purposes.
  • Participates and supports grant proposal efforts related to accreditation, assessment, and outcomes that will promote the mission of the college.
  • Percentage Of Time 5 Job Duty


  • Oversees the College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific & Pacific- Northwest's Office of Assessment, Outcomes & Accreditation.
  • Serves on Executive Leadership Team. Participates and consults with the Executive Leadership Team, Curriculum Committee, and other teams/committees in the college and university, as appropriate or assigned.
  • Designs and presents faculty development in the areas of assessment, outcomes, and accreditation.
  • Develops and establishes operating goals, policies, and procedures to enhance the office's operational effectiveness and efficiency.
  • Develops, supervises, and maintains a comprehensive outcome, assessment and accreditation strategic plan that will demonstrate the effectiveness of the curriculum through all phases of medical education.
  • Provides strategic advice and consultation to leadership in the development, implementation, and evaluation of existing resources.
  • Percentage Of Time 5 Job Duty

    Performs other duties as assigned.

    The above statements describe the general nature and level of work being performed by individuals assigned to this classification. This is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities and duties required. The University and/or College reserves the right to modify this description at any time.

    Percentage Of Time 5

    Physical Demands

    Physical Demands

    Do the essential functions of this job require lifting? No

    If yes, list maximum weight and duration

    WesternU Policy requires persons employed by the University to provide proof of vaccination against the SARS-CoV2 (COVID-19), subject to limited exemptions, regardless of whether the employee is on-site or working authorized to work remotely. Exempted employees, or those whose status of full vaccination is pending, will be required to submit to regular COVID-19 testing for in-person/on-campus work assignments. ​

    The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by any employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be available to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

    While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to talk or hear. The employee is regularly asked to sit, use hands to operate a PC in the performance of job duties, and reach with hands and arms. The employee is occasionally required to stand, walk, and stoop. The employee regularly lifts or moves objects, which weigh up to 10 pounds and occasionally may move or push up to 25 pounds. The special vision requirements of this job are close, distance, color, and peripheral vision. The position may also require frequent travel between the campuses and to other meetings of events that will augment the effectiveness of the position.

    Describe Work Environment

    The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

    Duties of the position are normally performed in a typical office setting. The noise level in this setting is usually moderate due to office machines and/or computer printers, and light office traffic.

    Applicant Documents

    Required Documents

  • Resume
  • Cover Letter
  • Optional Documents

  • Letter of Recommendation #1
  • Letter of Recommendation #2
  • Letter of Recommendation #3
  • Additional Applicant Document
  • Supplemental Questions

    Required fields are indicated with an asterisk ().

  • What is the highest level of education you have completed?
  • Some High School/No Diploma/No GED
  • High School Diploma/GED
  • Some College Coursework
  • Associates Degree
  • Bachelors Degree
  • Masters Degree
  • Doctoral/Professional Degree
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