Integrated Institutional Effectiveness Coordinator - Yakima, WA

Employer: Pacific Northwest University of Health Sciences

Job Description:
Recruitment Period: 01/04/2023 - Until Filled
Status: Full Time
Salary Information: Annual Minimum Salary-$46,900-Annual Maximum Salary-$70,400  
For consideration, please submit an employment application using this link:

Applicants for all positions will be required to provide proof that they are fully vaccinated against COVID-19 during the hiring process. Valid medical or religious exemptions will be considered.

Pacific Northwest University of Health Sciences (PNWU) was founded as a 501(c) (3) non-profit medical institution in 2005 aimed at increasing access to health care in medically underserved areas of the Pacific Northwest.

The University currently offers the degrees of Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine, Doctor of Physical Therapy, and Master of Arts in Medical Science enrolling over 550 students annually with plans to develop other programs and/or colleges. Interprofessional education partnerships with other universities adds another 100 students to the population. The campus includes 300 employees with academic programming spread over a five-state region.

PNWU is located in Yakima, WA, a city of approximately 95,000 located in the south-central part of the state near the eastern slopes of the Cascade Mountains in a major agricultural and outdoor recreation region. It is approximately 140 miles from Seattle, 170 miles from Portland, and 200 miles from Spokane. The Yakima Valley is a wonderful place to live, work and play. For more information, visit.

General Summary:
The Integrated Institutional Effectiveness Coordinator is responsible for the coordination and tracking of cyclical and ad-hoc accreditation, planning/evaluation and assessment activities and processes. This role will entail communication/collaboration with various departments and stakeholders throughout the University on institution-wide accreditation, compliance, planning, assessment, and effectiveness initiatives and requirements. The role requires a high degree of organization and an ability to continuously improve processes to gain efficiencies and become more effective. The individual must quickly adapt to new technologies and be able to select and use those technologies most appropriate for specific tasks.
Essential Job Functions:
· Accreditation: 
o Coordinate data collection and documentation required for institutional accreditation oversight and maintenance
o Assist with the coordination and tracking of institutional accreditation standard assignments
o Assist with the coordination of institutional and programmatic accreditation reporting, visits, and decisions
o Assist the Asst. Provost for IIE with drafting and preparing accreditation reports.
o Coordinate logistics related to periodic accreditation visits. 
o Assist with annual renewal for participation in State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements (SARA) 
· Institutional Planning, Evaluation & Assessment Support/Services
o Coordinate and track completion of all planning, evaluation, and assessment activities supported by IE
o Assist with the coordination and support of university-wide academic program and non-academic unit planning and review processes, and training events related to the implementation of the Assessment of Institutional Effectiveness Plan
· Academic Program & Faculty Support
o Coordinate and assist in the management of processes/procedures/tools for establishing, changing, or closing academic programs
o Assist with the coordination and documentation of program-specific faculty evaluation processes and training events for all academic programs
· IE Unit Coordination
o Assist with the development and management of a recordkeeping system to maintain records that support Institutional Effectiveness (IE) such as accreditation, planning/evaluation, assessment, and academic program/faculty support
o Schedule meetings, take minutes/notes, and managing/tracking follow-up of action items) for any IE related meetings as requested
o Assist with the management of Accreditation web pages and MyPNWU Institutional Effectiveness SharePoint pages
o Develop systems and processes to track projects and timelines of planned and cyclical IE work
o Assist the Assistant Provost for IIE and the Asst. Director of Accreditation, Planning, and Evaluation with managing the IIE operational plan, collecting/tracking planning/assessment progress/outcomes, etc.
· Understands accreditation standards and expectations specific to the department and adheres to policies and procedures to meet or exceed such standards
· Conducts self appropriately and consistently in accordance with the philosophy and mission of PNWU
· Other duties as assigned

• Required: Bachelor's Degree
• Preferred: Master's Degree

• Five years of related experience preferred. Additional education may be substituted for years of work experience
• Experience using MS Office suite at an intermediate level
• Experience and comfort using multiple types of software
• Experience managing multiple projects and deadlines
• Experience applying quality improvement and/or process improvement principles/practices to work projects

Desired Skills, Knowledge and Abilities:
Strong organization, interpersonal, and planning skills; strong verbal and written communication skills; ability to work in a team and flexibility to work with others in a variety of circumstances; ability to problem solve by analyzing issues and creating action plans; ability to manage projects and people and prioritize and self-direct workflow; ability to work with and manage different computer programs and databases; and ability to schedule activities and/or meetings

To ensure full consideration submit:
• A letter of introduction outlining background and qualifications for the position
• Detailed curriculum vitae
• Contact information for three professional references

The job announcement above is not the full job description but represents the job responsibilities and requirements. A full job description can be provided upon request.

PNWU offers a comprehensive benefits package to eligible employees first of the month following date of hire and competitive salary.

PNWU is a drug-free workplace, equal opportunity employer and educational institution. To request this publication in an alternative format, or to apply in an alternative format, please call Human Resources, 509.452.5100.

Contact Person: Rosa Solorzano
Phone: 509-452-5101
Location: Yakima, Washington
Application Method: Email or apply online
Base Pay: $46,900

Posted on January 06, 2023

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