The Marist / Health Quest School of Medicine (“SOMed”) seeks a Director of Compliance and Accreditation to join its team in a period of dramatic development and expansion. The Director of Compliance and Accreditation will have the primary responsibility for managing the Marist / Health Quest School of Medicine’s process of achieving program accreditation and approval from the Liaison Committee on Undergraduate Medical Education (“LCME”), the Middle States Commission (“Middle States”), and the New York State Education Department (“NYSED”). During and after initial program accreditation, the Director of Compliance and Accreditation will play an integral role in garnering widespread participation among the faculty, staff, and students in accreditation needs and continuous quality improvement (“CQI”) processes for the program.
Master’s level degree required in the area of business, health care administration, higher education administration, public health, or related health professional or administration field. Minimum of seven (7) years related work experience in medical education or other health professions education, including at least (3) years in a supervisory capacity. The ideal candidate must possess knowledge of LCME/NYSED/Middle States (or comparable) processes, procedures, timelines, standards and compliance issues, including affiliation agreements. He/she must have experience in and understanding of technology-enabled student success methodologies with the ability to creatively apply technology to medical school program evaluation and improvement, while establishing and implementing continuous quality improvement processes (“CQI”) within the academic program. The Director must demonstrate an exemplary ability for collecting, synthesizing, displaying, recording, and effectively communicating quantitative and qualitative data. Understanding of medical terminology and environment and knowledge of the Health Insurance and Portability Act (“HIPAA”) and the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (“FERPA”) is strongly preferred. Must be an energetic, self-directed team player, comfortable in a start-up environment, and committed to the mission of Marist College/Health Quest.
Some of the key duties and responsibilities associated with this position are as follows:
Oversee the preparation for LCME preliminary accreditation application planned for Spring/Summer 2020 submission and survey visit planned for Summer/Fall 2020 or Winter 2021;
Coordinate with the Office of the Vice President for Academic Affairs in proposal submission of NYSED, including master plan amendment and curricular registration;
Coordinate with the Office of Vice President for Academic Affairs in overseeing applications to Middle States, including approval of substantive changes;
Oversee ongoing accreditation maintenance processes, including reports, self-studies, site visits, and reviews;
Advise the program evaluation committees and course and clerkship directors on the design and implementation of data-driven program evaluations and development of program improvement strategies;
Working with the Director of Evaluation, apply technology-enabled evaluation methodologies to UME program evaluation within the context of LCME standards and distribute annual program evaluation reports to key stakeholders;
Participate in accreditation-related self-studies and reviews (including sufficiency of funds), including those associated with the LCME, NYSED, and Middle States;
Serve as an active member of various committees and advisory boards;
Other duties as assigned.
Located on the river in the historic Hudson River Valley and at its Florence, Italy branch campus, Marist College is a comprehensive, independent institution grounded in the liberal arts. Its mission is to “help students develop the intellect, character, and skills required for enlightened, ethical, and productive lives in the global community of the 21st century.” Marist is consistently recognized for excellence by The Princeton Review (Colleges that Create Futures & the Best 380 Colleges), U.S. News & World Report (9th Best Regional University/North), Kiplinger’s Personal Finance (“Best College Values”), and others. Though now independent, Marist remains committed to the ideals handed down from its founders, the Marist Brothers: excellence in education, a sense of community, and a commitment to service. Marist educates approximately 4,900 traditional-age undergraduate students and 1,400 adult and graduate students in 47 undergraduate majors and 14 graduate programs, including fully online MBA, MPA, MS, and MA degrees.
About the Marist/Health Quest School of Medicine
The Marist/Health Quest School of Medicine aspires to become a nationally recognized leader in technology-enabled medical education, discovery and care delivery. By providing transformative physician education for patient-centered care, it will prepare students for the advanced healthcare environment of the future. The School of Medicine will also partner with leading life science and technology organizations to help educate, attract and retain diverse professionals to serve the healthcare needs of the Hudson Valley, all while enhancing the reputations of Marist and Health Quest as leaders in the fields of education and healthcare. The School of Medicine will seek faculty committed to cutting-edge healthcare education and to pursuing applied research initiatives. The collaborative environment of the school will provide inter-professional experiences between future physicians and other professionals – both from within and beyond the healthcare field. Finally, by offering students meaningful opportunities to serve the community and by fostering the principles of life-long learning, innovation and continuous improvement, the school will instill a patient-centric focus and prepare students for multi-care environments. The School of Medicine will seek approvals from the Liaison Committee on Medical Education (LCME), the New York State Education Department and Middle States Commission on Higher Education. Once fully staffed and accredited (by July 2021), the School of Medicine is expected to begin actively recruiting students, with the first class of 60 matriculating in July 2022. By 2028, that class size projects to increase to 120.
Marist College is strongly committed to the principle of diversity and is especially interested in receiving applications from members of ethnic and racial minority groups, women, individuals with disabilities, veterans, and persons from other under-represented groups.