Job Description

Extended Job Title
Director -Assessment, Evaluation, Accreditation, Quality Improvement

Org Level 1
Texas Tech Unv Hlth Sci Ctr El Paso

Position Description
Directs, plans, coordinates and supervises the operation and activities of a specialized unit or small department; develops and implements policies and procedures, administers the budget, organizes tasks and sets priorities. Serves as liaison with university personnel and community at large. Works under general supervision with broad latitude for initiative and independent judgment.

Requisition ID

Optional Attachments
Professional/Personal Reference, Transcript

Travel Required
Up to 25%

Major/Essential Functions
1. Reports to and assists the Associate Dean for Medical Education in the design and implementation of LCME accreditation systems and other educational program compliance systems to support accreditation, educational program compliance (related to national, state and system expectations -- as determined by entities including but not limited to the AAMC, USDOE, THECB and TTU), and educational program continuing quality improvement.
2. Plays a major role in supporting the Associate Dean and leadership team in developing a vision and a corresponding plan for evaluation, assessment, and continues quality improvement of the medical education program assuring compliance with LCME and the Paul L. Foster School of Medicine (PLFSOMSOM) policies to facilitate strategic changes and improve based on outcomes data and analysis.
3. Oversees annual and interim reporting to the AAMC and LCME. Directs the development, implementation, and maintenance of a robust system for longitudinal data
4. Establishes a collaborative relationship with leadership, various program areas (i.e., Student Affairs, Faculty Affairs, etc.) and PLFSOM Committees to identify and prioritize process improvement opportunities beneficial to the School of Medicine, and to facilitate assurances that all QI related requirements are met, documented and processed for LCME accreditation purposes.
5. Seeks opportunities to develop and support PLFSOM scholarship and research projects. Develops and directs a strategy for ongoing monitoring, documentation and analyses of data associated with LCME standards, MD program requirements, and other regulatory requirements to support data driven decisions.
6. Promotes a culture of continuous quality improvement thru training and collaboration with all PLFSOM units to support compliance thru quality improvement in-service training, plans and coordinates leadership modules on data driven decision making and CQI in relation to LCME and PLFSOM strategic plans.
7. Collaborates with Associate Dean for Medical Education and Assistant Deans to assure alignment of educational program and available resources and directs the final program requirements and graduation clearance for medical students’ completion of the MD degree. Provides oversight and guidance to faculty and staff working directly with medical student academic performance assessment and curriculum evaluation, directing initiatives to improve both assessment and evaluation strategies.
8. Leads monthly CQI meetings to discuss data/outcomes, compliance, priorities. Directs and implements a system to collect, organize, and analyze data and communicates trends, outcomes, strengths, and opportunities for improvement in all areas of the student experience and the administrative process to report to PLFSOM leadership and various committees for CQI opportunity identification.
9. Maintains detailed knowledge of medical school policies and regulatory requirements of federal and state agencies, and develops and updates policies required by accrediting bodies via faculty governance processes to ensures compliance.
10. Provide oversight for all new curricular proposals such as new courses, parallel tracks, and accelerated program assuring compliance with LCME, THECB, BOR and PLFSOM policies. Develops and implements processes and workflow to embed quality practices to support the PLFSOM.

Position Specific:
-Master's degree in related area required plus at least five years progressively responsible related experience in a medical and/or health professions school.


Grant Funded?

Minimum Hire Rate

Pay Basis

Work Location
El Paso

Preferred Qualifications
Preferred Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
-Doctoral degree (Ph.D., or Ed.D.) with preference given in degrees in medical/health professions education, curricular design, assessment, evaluation, educational administration, higher education, educational psychology.  Experience with national/state/local accreditation processes for a medical and/or health professions school.  Experience with assessment, program evaluation, strategic planning, accreditation, and continuous quality improvement in a medical and/or health professions school.  Ability to work independently across multiple department on diverse assignments, using discretion, professionalism and integrity.  Must be organized and detail oriented, with problem solving skills and data analysis and interpretation experience.  Must have excellent interpersonal and communication skills.  Ability to multi-task and support an innovative, collaborative, inclusive, and team-oriented environment.  Required administrative experience within a school of medicine or other health care professions school.  Formal and practical experience in the principles of project management.  At least five years of experience in a medical or health professions education.  Experience in accreditation practices and knowledge of the LCME standards, process and policies.  

HSC - El Paso

Office of Medical Education Elp

Required Attachments
Cover Letter, Resume / CV

Job Type
Full Time

Pay Statement
Compensation is commensurate upon the qualifications of the individual selected and budgetary guidelines of the hiring department, as well as, the institutional pay plan. For additional information, please reference the institutional pay plan on the Human Resources webpage.

Job Group
First line Managers

Occasional Duties
11. Serves on ad hoc PLFSOM and TTUHSCEP committees as requested. Provides and/or ensures the provision of accurate and timely administrative support for the Office of Medical Education. Assists the Associate Dean in the development of the school's strategic plan, assessment activities, CQI, evaluation outcomes, and institutional reporting requirements in support of our mission and strategic priorities.
12. Collects data through effective use of various quantitative and qualitative methods in order to monitor the school’s institutional processes in achieving strategic goals and objectives, and to meet external reporting data requirements (functioning collaboratively with the PLFSOM Director of Assessment and Evaluation).
13. Responsible for reporting to the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board.
14. Attends relevant institutional seminars and training sessions to update knowledge for trends in institutional and State policies and to ensure institutional and departmental compliance is being met.
15. Travels to relevant national and/or regional meetings, courses/training and/or workshops and presents outcomes/findings to a variety of audiences on an as needed basis.
16. Responsible for educating the TTUHSCEP campus on the importance of LCME compliance and develop workshops, campus announcements, etc... to keep the medical education leadership, faculty and staff informed and LCME in mind as changes occur.
17. Serves as the Staff Visit Coordinator for the PLFSOM in a senior level role for all LCME site visits.
18. Provides logistical support for contract management, memorandums of understanding and other agreements as relate directly to the Office of Medical Education and its missions.
19. Other duties as assigned.


EEO Statement

As an EEO/AA employer, the Texas Tech University System and its components will not discriminate in our employment practices based on an applicant’s race, ethnicity, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, genetic information or status as a protected veteran.

Required Qualifications

Bachelor's degree in related area required plus five years progressively responsible management experience. Additional education may substitute for experience on a year for year basis.

Does this position work in a research laboratory?

Application Instructions

Please click on the link below to apply for this position. A new window will open and direct you to apply at our corporate careers page. We look forward to hearing from you!

Apply Online