Physician Assistant Department - Program Assessment Coordinator

Buffalo, NY

General Statement of Duties:

The D’Youville University Physician Assistant Department seeks a well-qualified candidate for the position of Program Assessment Coordinator.  This is a full time (1.0FTE) technical support staff position located in Buffalo, New York.  The Program Assessment Coordinator reports directly to the Physician Assistant Program Director. This position supports the day to day program administration, clinical coordination and continuous programmatic review and analysis to comply with the Accreditation Standards for Physician Assistant Education.  This position will be eligible for the D’Youville University’s 32-hour work week initiative.  Top candidates will be sensitive to academic, economic, and cultural needs of students historically underrepresented in health professions. Candidates of diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply.

Essential Job Functions:

  • Assist and support Program Director in all aspects of the accreditation process and assessment.
  • Ensure ongoing program self-assessment to document program effectiveness and foster program improvement.
  • Assist clinical coordinator to assess the supervised clinical practice experience effectiveness.
  • Assist academic coordinator to assess curriculum and instruction effectiveness
  • Assist in data collection management including integrating data from multiple software applications.
  • Critically analyze and interpret quantitative and qualitative data.  
  • Prepare customized reports to communicate program strengths, areas of improvement and action plans for program, institution, and external audience.
  • Integrate data from multiple software applications.
  • Maintain the confidentiality and security of all institutional and system data.
  • Support the PA department in fostering a culture of continuous improvement.
  • Other duties or projects as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in business information systems or any field with significant quantitative, qualitative, and data analysis training.
  • Excellent written and oral communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to interpret complex information to a diverse audience.
  • Knowledge of or experience managing evidence documents.
  • Experience managing multiple complex priorities, often with limited time frames.
  • Detail-oriented with strong writing, editing, organizational, and analytical skills.
  • Work well independently with minimal supervision.
  • Experience with the Microsoft Office Suite.
  • Experience meeting deadlines on time.
  • Master's degree or equivalent experience in a relevant field.
  • Three years of experience working with regional accreditation standards, reports, and initiatives

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Knowledge or experience reviewing accreditation standards, evaluating level of compliance, identifying challenges, and proposing solutions.
  • Knowledge of integrated program planning, development, and administration within an institutional environment.
  • Professional experience in higher education or accreditation.
  • Familiarity with Qualtrics and Microsoft Forms.
  • Experience with specialized program accreditation: Accreditation Review Commission on Education for the Physician Assistant (ARC-PA), Middle States Commission on Higher Education

Work Remotely - No

Work Location: Buffalo, NY

Job Type: Full-time

Pay: $45,000.00 - $55,000.00 per year

Additional Salary Information

The salary range reflects our good faith and reasonable estimate of the possible compensation at the time of posting, the role and associated responsibilities, and the experience, education, and training of the selected candidate.

About D’Youville University:

D’Youville is a private university located on the vibrant west side of Buffalo, preparing students for the 21st Century. The University has a growing community of over 2,600 students in an urban setting, offering more than

50 majors in undergraduate, graduate and doctoral studies, including advanced certificates and accelerated learning programs. Featuring degrees in healthcare, business and liberal arts, D’Youville encourages students to balance inter-and extra-curricular activities, integrating community service with coursework. Excelling at helping students reach their career goals, D’Youville instills character to become change agents, doing well for themselves and their communities by doing good. 

Founded in 1908, the Grey Nuns named the University after the Patron Saint Marguerite D’Youville to be a compassionate place of learning for those from underrepresented populations to give them a better life, which continues today. A school with a long history, D’Youville welcomes students of every culture, background and faith and is a place where traditions can be openly shared and respected.

D’Youville’s proud graduates have the academic strengths necessary for careers that make a difference and the skills to be leaders for the world. All job offers are contingent upon legal authorization to be employed in NYS as determined by NYS DOL. To learn more about D’Youville, please visit http://www.dyu.edu/

D’Youville University continues to grow its commitment to Diversity, EQUITY, and Inclusion. Remaining true to the teachings of our Patroness, St. Marguerite d’Youville, we seek to selflessly and compassionately contribute to humanity by improving the lives of individuals and society through education. D’Youville University was founded to extend a hand to those in need and equip them, through education, with the skills necessary to change the world.

About the Buffalo, New York Community:

D’Youville University is less than a mile from Buffalo’s growing downtown and year-round waterfront and harbor-side activities. A city with a deep sense of history and a rich sports and recreation culture, Buffalo is a city to behold. Our own Prospect Park/Lower West Side neighborhood is one of Buffalo’s most diverse and historic with fine examples of residential architecture from the last hundred years and new businesses popping up regularly. With miles of bike trails, an extensive parks system (oldest urban park system in the United States) and an abundance of activities and events, New York’s second largest city always provides excitement. Buffalo offers plenty of restaurants, coffee shops, bars and parks. In close proximity to the D’Youville campus is the John R. Oishei Children’s Hospital, Gates Vascular Institute and of course, Kaleida Health’s Buffalo General Medical Center, a 484-bed acute care medical facility.