Harvard Medical School is looking for a seasoned administrative leader to serve as the Director of Accreditation and Quality Improvement in the Office of Institutional Planning and Policy.
Under the general direction of the Executive Director of Institutional Planning and Policy, and in close consultation with the school's academic and administrative leadership, the Director of Accreditation and Quality Improvement is responsible for overseeing the Harvard Medical School's accreditation activities. This includes oversight of an institution-wide continuous quality improvement (CQI) plan. A senior member of the school's administration, the position will provide opportunities to work on matters related to the MD program, Harvard-affiliated hospitals, institutional governance, strategic planning, faculty affairs, and administrative and educational resources.
The successful candidate will have a proven track record of directing complex, high-profile, multi-stakeholder projects; providing strategic insight into and tactical direction related to meeting compliance frameworks; establishing and sustaining CQI processes; and creating a positive and inclusive work environment, with high standards of excellence. This is an ideal position for someone who enjoys problem-solving, approaches relationship building with a learning mindset, and is goal-oriented.
The Director partners closely with senior academic and administrative deans including, but not limited to the Dean for Medical Education, the Dean for Academic and Clinical Affairs, and the Executive Dean for Administration.
Specifically, the Director: *Sets strategic and tactical direction for accreditation-related projects and processes (both internal and those interfacing with affiliated hospitals), with a particular focus on sustaining the positive momentum generated from the school's recent self-study process and survey visit preparations
*Oversees the school's CQI plan, directing the collection, analysis, and synthesis of pertinent data; will have independence and responsibility for facilitating priority initiatives that drive innovative approaches to meet QI goals
*Leads the school's Accreditation Program Office (APO), including determining appropriate staffing, project management approach and execution, resource allocation, and managing assigned project manager(s) and/or external consultants
*Keeps abreast of evolving accreditation requirements, ensuring compliance is documented and processed in accordance with established timelines and policy, including completing annual reporting requirements; staffing appropriate committees, task forces, and leadership meetings; developing and delivering training materials; delivering school-wide presentations; and preparing for internal reviews and cyclical survey visits
*Ensures alignment of CQI processes and the School's strategic plan
*Manages all data requests from the University to the Medical School in support of regional accreditation processes
*Other job-related duties as assigned
Harvard offers an outstanding benefits package including:
Time Off: 3 - 4 weeks paid vacation, paid holiday break, 12 paid sick days, 11.5 paid holidays, and 3 paid personal days per year.
Medical/Dental/Vision: We offer a variety of excellent medical plans, dental & vision plans, all coverage begins as of your start date.
Retirement: University-funded retirement plan with full vesting after 3 years of service.
Tuition Assistance Program: Competitive tuition assistance program, $40 per class at the Harvard Extension School and discounted options through participating Harvard grad schools.
Transportation: Harvard offers a 50% discounted MBTA pass as well as additional options to assist employees in their daily commute.
Wellness options: Harvard offers programs and classes at little or no cost, including stress management, massages, nutrition, meditation, and complementary health services.
Harvard access to athletic facilities, libraries, campus events and many discounts throughout metro Boston.
The Harvard Medical School is not able to provide visa sponsorship for this position.
Salary Grade: 060
Union: 00 - Non Union, Exempt or Temporary
Bachelor's degree required. 10 or more years of administration, project direction or related experience, preferably in higher education, hospital, or closely related setting. Candidates should be proficient in Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.
Master's degree preferred. Excellent writing, analytic, documentation, organizational, and presentation skills. Ability to generate work product that is accurate, clear, and relevant to the topic at hand. Prior experience managing people (within a project setting or as direct reports). Prior experience working with senior or executive leadership. Strong understanding of medical school accreditation requirements; the accrediting body is the Liaison Committee on Medical Education (LCME). Prior experience as an accreditation management professional with a history of successful accreditation reviews is desirable. Prior experience within academic healthcare or University setting. Ability to navigate complex institutions and multiple stakeholders. Poise under pressure. Eagerness to learn from others, with clear evidence of a growth mindset, and a willingness to iterate on work products. Commitment to supporting a positive, diverse, and inclusive workplace.
EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER: We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.
Internal Number: 49747BR
About Harvard University Medical School
Harvard University is devoted to excellence in teaching, learning, and research, and to developing leaders in many disciplines who make a difference globally. The University, which is based in Cambridge and Boston, Massachusetts, has an enrollment of over 20,000 degree candidates, including undergraduate, graduate, and professional students. Harvard has more than 360,000 alumni around the world. The University has twelve degree-granting Schools in addition to the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, offering a truly global education. Established in 1636, Harvard is the oldest institution of higher education in the United States.