Medical Education Evaluation and Assessment Coordinator
University of California Merced
Location: Merced, California
Internal Number: 3135757
Medical Education Evaluation and Assessment Coordinator
University of California Merced
Job ID 36989
Hiring Range $80,000 - $100,000 yearly
Job Closing Date
Initial applicant review will begin on or around June 17, 2022. Posting may close any time after that without notice.
Hybrid remote may be an option for this position.
About UC Merced
The University of California, Merced, is the newest of the University of California system's 10 campuses and the first American research university built in the 21st century. With more than 9,000 undergraduate and graduate students, UC Merced offers an environment that combines a commitment to diversity, inclusion, collaboration, and professional development. With bachelor's, master's and doctoral degree programs, strong research and academic partnerships, and community involvement, the UC Merced campus is continually evolving and requires talented, knowledgeable, and dynamic educators, researchers, management and staff.
Ranked among the best public universities in the nation by U.S. News and World Report, UC Merced is uniquely equipped to provide educational opportunities for highly qualified students from the San Joaquin Valley and throughout California. The campus enjoys a special connection with nearby Yosemite National Park, is on the cutting edge of sustainability in construction and design and supports the economic development of Merced and the region.
In Fall 2016, UC Merced broke ground on a $1.3 billion public-private partnership that is unprecedented in higher education. The Merced 2020 Project nearly doubled the physical capacity of the campus, enhancing academic distinction, student success and research excellence. In 2018, UC Merced opened the Downtown Campus Center, a $33 million, three-story administrative building located in the heart of Merced.
To set the course of UC Merced's evolution, in 2021 UC Merced will enact its first-ever 10-year strategic plan. This plan will guide how the values of equity and justice influence our pathway toward earning Carnegie R1 research status, growing enrollment, upholding our identity as a minority-serving institution, and operationalizing how commitments to equity, diversity and inclusion are enacted within each campus unit. UC Merced is expected to engage in sophisticated thinking, planning, and implementation of actions that effectively diversify the professoriate and staff, improve campus climate for all campus constituency groups, and strengthen our equity, diversity, and inclusion infrastructure and capacity.
About the Job
In collaboration with partners at UC Merced and UC San Francisco, the Medical Education Evaluation and Assessment Coordinator supports the development, implementation, and monitoring of a process to evaluate and assess the activities of the San Joaquin Valley (SJV) PRIME+ program. This new program is designed to leverage the expertise in undergraduate education at UC Merced, including that of their basic science faculty and pipeline programs, as well as the medical curriculum development and delivery expertise of both UCSF School of Medicine and the UCSF Fresno program to increase the size of the physician workforce in the San Joaquin Valley. The program is particularly focused on educating students to serve as physicians providing high-quality, culturally responsive care in the communities they come from. SJV PRIME+ activities to be evaluated and assessed will include: - recruitment, education, support, and mentoring of students in the SJV Baccalaureate/MD program - development of synergies between the SJV PRIME+ program and support for UC Merced's traditionally enrolled, pre-health students - recruitment, education, and mentorship strategies to develop and retain a regional physician workforce that is equipped to address the pressing health care challenges unique to the SJV Developing and deploying assessment tools to support the program's teaching and curriculum is expected to be the position's primary focus, with additional efforts supporting the evaluation of outreach, advising, and mentoring efforts. The incumbent will be a member of UC Merced's Academic Planning and Assessment Support Center, co-located with fellow assessment professionals supporting the annual and periodic assessment of UC Merced's graduate and undergraduate academic programs, while also working closely with colleagues at the UC San Francisco School of Medicine. In their work, they will function with a high degree of autonomy, employing extensive knowledge in the assessment and evaluation fields and recognized expertise in medical education.
The Academic Planning and Assessment Support Center (APASC) strengthens Academic Planning through support and capacity building for the ongoing, institutionally-aligned assessment and evaluation of academic programs and support services. In achieving its mission, the APASC is guided by UC Merced's values, as embodied by the campus' mission, the UC Merced Principles of Assessment, and our commitment to shared governance.
Collaborates with partners at both UC Merced and UC San Francisco to coordinate the development, implementation, and monitoring of a process to evaluate and assess the SJV PRIME+ program as well as academic and administrative units that support the SJV PRIME+ program. Develops evaluation and assessment instruments, integrates disciplinary expertise from faculty, and implements the instruments in the system. Manages Medical Education files and data, which may include individual learner files as well as program accreditation documentation in accordance with relevant regulatory and University policies. Interprets assessment and evaluation findings and prepares an annual assessment and evaluation report to summarize such findings, with particular emphasis on the quality of the assessment efforts and findings that influence institutional decision-making and policy development. Coordinates all assessment, evaluation, and institutional effectiveness activities needed for compliance purposes and for LCME accreditation, WSCUC accreditation, and other college and/or program-level specialized accreditations. Records, stores, manages, and disseminates confidential and sensitive assessment and evaluation data, as appropriate.
Develops and establishes operating goals, policies, and procedures related to evaluation and assessment of the SJV PRIME+ program, as appropriate; recommends, implements, and administers methods and procedures to enhance operational effectiveness and efficiency.
Develops proposals and recommendations to guide and support a broader strategic direction for evaluating and assessing the SJV PRIME+ program. Provides strategic advice and consultation to leadership in developing, implementing, and evaluating modifications and enhancements to existing operations, systems, and procedures. Recommends and participates in the development of related university policies and procedures; may serve on planning and policy making committees.
Provides in-depth, complex analyses of academic data as a specialist in evaluating and assessing medical education programs. Participates in collecting and analyzing various assessment and evaluation data to support departmental accreditation and program reviews, including dissemination of results and assisting others with understanding and appropriately using them.
Develops and coordinates communications related to the evaluation and assessment of the SJV PRIME+ program; formulates strategies for education and enforcement, follows through with all levels of staff and individuals at both UC Merced and UC San Francisco. Promotes internal and external communication of evaluation and assessment results.
Performs miscellaneous job-related duties as assigned.
EDUCATION and EXPERIENCE
Bachelor's degree in a related area and five years of directly related, progressively responsible experience, or nine years of equivalent experience/training.
CRITICAL KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS
Strong communication and interpersonal skills, both verbally and in writing, and a demonstrated ability to work with diverse university community members, including students, faculty, staff, administrators, and accreditors. Technical leadership and supervisory skills, and the ability to motivate staff productivity and performance.
Ability to use discretion and maintain all confidentiality.
Advanced project management skills. Ability to connect to the institutional strategy while displaying attention to detail; to analyze complex problems, interpret operational needs, and develop integrated, creative solutions. Knowledge of budget preparation and fiscal management.
Ability to multi-task with demanding timeframes and demonstrated organizational skills.
Advanced knowledge of evaluation, institutional self assessments, and student learning outcomes assessment principles, methods, and techniques and ability to apply these principles, methods, and techniques to integrated program planning, development, and administration within a public institution environment.
Advanced analytical / problem-solving skills. Ability to synthesize and analyze quantitative and qualitative data; prepare and present reports effectively; plan, create, program, and manage statistical computer databases across multiple hardware and operating system platforms/environments. Knowledge of University data systems, definitions, and procedures.
Knowledge of regional, national, and specialized postsecondary accreditation standards, practices, and goals and of state and federal postsecondary education accountability initiatives and trends, preferred.
Background check and fingerprinting will be required.
How to Apply: An online application is required for each position to apply. The University of California, Merced is aware that some web-based application processes may be cumbersome for differently abled applicants. Where appropriate, alternative accommodations will be provided. For applicants with disabilities who need additional assistance using TAM, or reasonable accommodations during the interview or search process, please contact [email protected].
Equal Employment Opportunity: The University of California, Merced is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer advancing inclusive excellence. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, citizenship, sex, age, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, pregnancy, or status as a disabled veteran or Vietnam-era veteran, or other protected categories covered by the UC Nondiscrimination and Affirmative Action Policy. UC Merced intentionally promotes and maintains a discrimination- and harassment-free workplace by demonstrating it neither condones nor tolerates employment practices that discriminate against or harass any person or specific group of persons on the basis listed above. We seek candidates who will support our vision to cultivate a vibrant, equity-minded, inclusive excellence university community. When applying to UC Merced, we strongly encourage you to reflect on our Principles of Community and our 2021 strategic plan.
Vaccination Program Policy:
As a condition of employment, you will be required to comply with the University of California SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) Vaccination Program Policy. All Covered Individuals under the policy must provide proof of Full Vaccination or, if applicable, submit a request for Exception (based on Medical Exemption, Disability, and/or Religious Objection) or Deferral (based on pregnancy) no later than the applicable deadline. For new University of California employees, the applicable deadline is 14 days after their first date of employment.
Smoke and Tobacco Free Policy: The University of California, Merced is a smoke and tobacco free workplace. Information and the Smoke and Tobacco Free policy is available at http://smokefree.ucmerced.edu.
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UC Merced is the first new American research university built in the 21st century, with a mission of research, teaching and service. The campus opened Sept. 5, 2005, in the San Joaquin Valley. The university is about an hour north of Fresno, two hours south of Sacramento, two hours southeast of San Francisco and the Silicon Valley, and 90 minutes west of Yosemite National Park.