Rochester Institute of Technology- Coordinator Assessment, Evaluation and Accreditation

  • December 08, 2017 9:12 AM
    Message # 5620541

    Institute of Health Sciences and Technology

    CHST Physician Assistant Program

    Fulltime; Professional/Administrative

    Detailed Job Description

    There is a critical need to assist the PA Program to effectively maintain academic quality and implement assessment and evaluation methods designed to meet accreditation standards. The Coordinator will provide centralized support to the PA Program to enhance academic quality and student success through comprehensive assessment processes and best practices focused on continuous progress in student learning and use of data to inform improvements.  The PA Program is required to assess students, all aspects of the program, and the clinical sites. The Coordinator is responsible for working with the PA Program Director on the continuing accreditation efforts and implementing the assessment plan for the PA Program. This position will also support the required evaluation of the curricular and administrative aspects of the program (e.g., operational policies, admissions). The Coordinator is responsible for assistance needed to write and submit routine ARC-PA-related reports. The Coordinator will work closely with the Program Director to develop strategy, set goals, and develop/implement procedures to maintain program accreditation.

    Major responsibilities:  

    • Provide leadership and support to Program Director for accreditation, assessment, and evaluation
    • Provide assistance with comprehensive self-assessment of all phases of the PA program including sponsorship, all operational policies, and the review process
    • Assist with implementation of the Physician Assistant Program Level Outcomes Assessment Plan (PLOAP)
    • Manage and ensure data and documentation collection for the PA Program meets ARC-PA Standards (four elements of analysis)
    • Assist PA Program faculty with data analysis to guide conclusions, recommendations, and decisions (feedback loop)
    • Provide support for the development and refinement of all aspects of program level outcomes assessment including benchmarks, metrics, and effective approaches to using results to guide decisions and changes to improve the program
    • Provide support to the Program Director and faculty to evaluate the curricular and administrative aspects of the program
    • Work with Program Director to prepare all annual and other PA accreditation reports
    • Maintain expertise in all ARC-PA accreditation standards and interpretations of requirements for those standards through self-study and training
    • Assist the Program Director with assessment processes including; monitor, measure, and document that each student has met the program expectations including summative evaluation; help provide plan for students who do not achieve level of performance required
    • Work with Program Director to regularly facilitate semester meetings with PA program faculty to review and analyze data (course grades, pass rates, etc.)
    • Support specialized accreditation efforts for other programs in CHST

    Required Minimum Qualifications

    • Advanced degree-MS required
    • Three plus years’ experience in the following areas: leading/managing accreditation-related activities, data analysis, program assessment or evaluation, preference to those with these skills connected to medical training (e.g., licensed Physician Assistant)
    • Strong analytical and organizational skills
    • Knowledge of assessment methods, instruments, benchmarking and best practices
    • Synthesize and analyze quantitative and qualitative data
    • Manage multiple and varied tasks
    • Excellent interpersonal skills and a demonstrated ability to work with students, faculty, staff, administrators and accreditors
    • Prepare and present reports effectively
    • Advanced verbal and written communication skills
    • Collaborative and team-oriented work style

    Required Minimum Education Level: MS, MA

    Required Application Documents: Cover Letter, Curriculum Vitae or Resume, List of References

    Wage Band: 118A

    Internals Only: No

    How to Apply: In order to be considered for this position, you must apply for it at: Click the link for search openings and in the keyword search field, enter the title of the position or the BR number.

    Additional Details

    The hiring process for this position may require a criminal background check and/or motor vehicle records check. Any verbal or written offer made is contingent on satisfactory results, as determined by Human Resources. RIT does not discriminate. RIT promotes and values diversity, pluralism and inclusion in the work place. RIT provides equal opportunity to all qualified individuals and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, age, marital status, sex, gender, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, veteran status or disability in its hiring, admissions, educational programs and activities. RIT provides reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities under the Rehabilitation Act, the Americans with Disabilities Act, the New York Human Rights Law, or similar applicable law. If you need reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, and you wish to discuss potential accommodations related to your application for employment at RIT, please contact the Human Resources office at 585-475-2424 or email your request to

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