• Institutional Accreditation Specialist

    Posting Date 3 months ago(12/28/2018 3:12 PM)
    Job ID
    Einstein/Resnick - Bronx
    Employee Classification
    Dean's Office
    Position Type
    Regular Full-Time

    Founded in 1955, the Albert Einstein College of Medicine (Einstein) is one of the nation’s premier institutions for medical education, basic research and clinical investigation. A full-time faculty of some 2,000 conducts research, teaches, and delivers health care in every major biomedical specialty. The college has some 730 medical students, 193 Ph.D. students, 106 MD/Ph.D. students and 275 postdoctoral fellows.


    Einstein’s major strength, in addition to training physicians and scientists, is its science. During fiscal year 2015, the faculty’s consistently high level of scientific achievement resulted in the awarding of more than $150 million in peer-reviewed grants from the National Institutes of Health (NIH).


    Einstein is part of Montefiore Medicine Academic Health System, an integrated academic delivery system comprising seven campuses, including 8 hospitals, a multi-county ambulatory network, a new state-of-the art “hospital without beds”, a skilled nursing facility, school of nursing, home health agency, and the state’s first freestanding emergency department. As the University Hospital for the Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Montefiore is a premier academic health system, employing Einstein’s clinical faculty and training Einstein’s medical students, over 1,300 residents, 420 allied health students, and 1,600 nursing students annually.


    The Albert Einstein College of Medicine is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran or disabled status, or genetic information. Einstein seeks candidates whose skills, and personal and professional experience, have prepared them to contribute to our commitment to diversity and excellence, and the communities we serve.


    The Albert Einstein College of Medicine is seeking an Institutional Accreditation Specialist. This new position will report to the Director of Accreditation and join in a newly expanded function, with responsibility for oversight, guidance, and compliance for State and federal regulatory agencies and accreditation bodies, including the Middle States Commission on Higher Education, Liaison Committee on Medical Education, the New York State Education Department, and federal regulatory agencies.


    In collaboration with institutional leadership, support Einstein’s efforts as a Middle States Commission on Higher Education candidate institution to achieve and maintain accreditation, including coordination of all reporting; the self-study design, process and drafting; working with the steering committee, working groups, faculty, staff, and other constituencies; collecting and maintaining an evidence inventory; hosting self-study staff and team visits; and complying with candidacy requirements. Provide full administrative and planning support for the entire re-accreditation process and continuing accreditation compliance for both MSCHE and LCME, such as visits, self-studies, reporting, maintaining current data and information, annual reporting, substantive change reporting and submissions, institutional responses to action letters, and providing data, summaries, and reports for accreditation and regulatory purposes as needed. Be current on MSCHE and LCME standards, processes and policies. Attend MSCHE, LCME and other educational programming events and meetings. Guide institution in compliance with accreditation standards, including continuous strategic planning and assessment linked to mission and budgeting; data collection, management, and reporting, such as data related to assessment of student learning outcomes, program review, institutional effectiveness, and external reporting requirements. Provide data, summaries, and reports for accreditation and regulatory purposes as needed.


    The successful incumbent will build effective, collaborative relationships among a diverse population of faculty, staff, and external groups with a focus to achieving and maintaining full Einstein accreditation. Supports senior academic and administrative leaders on matters related to institutional accreditation processes.


    Performs other duties as requested.


    • Bachelor's Degree required; Master’s degree preferred.
    • Must have at least 3 years’ experience with compliance and accreditation, including direct experience with the regional and LCME accreditation processes, including policy expertise, self-study, planning, and on-site team management.
    • Strong Project planning and management capabilities; commitment to serving diverse constituencies in a shared governance environment; ability to interpret policies and apply procedures within higher education environment and organizational structures;

    Skills and Abilities:


    • Strong working knowledge of specialized and regional accreditation and governmental regulatory requirements
    • Strong interpersonal, analytic and written and oral communication skills.
    • Demonstrated record of effective relationships and interactions with academic and executive leadership.
    • Ability to handle multiple priorities and meet deadlines in a fast-paced environment.
    • A desire to work in a team-based, dynamic environment.


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