JOB OVERVIEW The Accreditation Manager works directly with the Director of Education and Instructional Strategies, Department Chair, program directors, and program administrators on all aspects of accreditation. The individual is responsible for facilitating an effective relationship between our program accreditor, the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE) and the UCSF / San Francisco State University (SFSU) Graduate Program in Physical Therapy.
The Accreditation Manager will play a predominant role in collecting, organizing, and managing the required documentation necessary for the re-accreditation of a three-year Doctorate in Physical Therapy program. It involves meeting the standards set forth by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy and Education (CAPTE) in preparation for re-accreditation in 2021. The individual will compile information necessary to show that each of the standards have been met. They will complete the Self Study Report (SSR) and ensure it meets compliance. The individual serves as a shared resource for the Chairs, staff and faculty of the joint DPT program and provide support for the online learning environments, evaluations and surveys, and educational data management. The individual will report to the Director of Education and Instructional Strategies and will assume the responsibility for a wide array of re-accreditation projects.The individual will utilize their analytical skills, design and ensure all core curriculum and program evaluation reports are collected and organized for CAPTE.
The Accreditation Manager will play a predominant role in organizing the effort towards accreditation, centralizing and compiling the information for the CAPTE Accreditation Site visit scheduled to occur in 2021. They will ensure compliance with accreditation and university regulations; they will ensure timely assessments of curriculum and teaching evaluations and will complete the annual curriculum evaluation and clinical education evaluation processes. The Manager works directly with the education director and UCSF-SFSU Core Faculty and all faculty committees in overseeing the development and implementation of all new and existing policies and processes related to accreditation.
The Accreditation Manager will possess a high degree of analytical and data mapping skills, being responsible for the curriculum evaluation, assessment, and improvements to policies and procedures to improve efficiency and adhere to accreditation guidelines. These responsibilities require understanding of a variety of variables and the expectation is that this position supports all aspects of the accreditation process.
It involves meeting the standards set forth by the Commission on Accreditation in physical Therapy and Education (CAPTE) in preparation for re-accreditation in 2021.
Please note: This is a full time contract position ending in December, 2021.
PHYSICAL THERAPY UCSF has been offering a program in physical therapy since 1942, beginning with a Certificate in Physical Therapy. In 1989, UCSF joined with SFSU to develop a Master’s degree program and subsequently transitioned to the current entry-level Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) program in 2011. The entry-level DPT degree is a three-year accredited joint program between UCSF and San Francisco State University (SFSU). The UCSF / SFSU Graduate Program in Physical Therapy is unique in that it is a joint program between UCSF and SFSU and this partnership benefits students in many ways.
Specifically, the Commission on Accreditation of Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE), highlighted this beneficial partnership in the accreditation report saying "the program is unique in that students are provided educational opportunities at two distinctly different but related universities, providing them with a strong theoretical foundation in the sciences and research while simultaneously helping them translate that knowledge into clinical practice, a commitment to the community, and social justice.
The Department also offers a PhD in Rehabilitation Science program and Residency Programs. The Department operates three Outpatient Clinical Faculty Practices and a Health and Wellness Center at Mission Bay. The Department also operates several research laboratories.
ABOUT UCSF The University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) is a leading university dedicated to promoting health worldwide through advanced biomedical research, graduate-level education in the life sciences and health professions, and excellence in patient care. It is the only campus in the 10-campus UC system dedicated exclusively to the health sciences.
REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS • Bachelor’s degree in related area and three+ years of related work experience; and / or a combination of experience / training • Three+ years of work experience in higher education in a university setting or medical school academic environment. Knowledge of the organizational environment of higher education and large research universities to understand client priorities, issues, motivations, and constraints • Excellent planning, organization, and time management skill; proficiency in MS-Office • Ability to rapidly learn new accreditation / curriculum mapping software • Excellent communication skills (written and verbal; active listening, critical thinking, persuasiveness, advising and counseling skills and presentation skills) • Must have the ability to interpret and communicate policies and effectively communicate to audiences. Ability to assist in the development of web content • Must demonstrate proficiency, speed and accuracy with PC software in Microsoft Windows environment, particularly Word, PowerPoint, Excel and Outlook. Ability to learn quickly and adapt to new computer software and technologies as needed • In-depth knowledge of educational software and technologies to promote a wide-range of teaching and learning goals • Thorough knowledge of relevant policies and regulatory requirements. Advanced knowledge of a health professions education program curriculum and requirements. Maintains a broad range of expertise in health professions education theory and industry best practices • Must demonstrate a high level of analytical knowledge and problem solving skills • Works under minimal supervision and collaborates with senior management to carry out high-level objectives. Able to make decisions where policy is not applicable and provide new direction where needed • Must be highly organized and able to handle multiple priorities and projects simultaneously. This candidate must be comfortable adapting to the needs and timing of the program and of faculty and must be able to shift priorities quickly to meet deadlines • Must be a team player and thrive in a collaborative environment with excellent organizational, analytical, and problem-solving skills. Ability to work independently and with a team, demonstrate initiative, prioritize assignments, meet deadlines and problem solve on an ongoing basis, including identifying obstacles and processing problems and recommending solutions. Must be detail-oriented and have the ability to multi-task on an ongoing basis to complete routine-to-complex assignments • Ability to maintain strictest standards regarding confidentiality of information. Ability to provide responsive customer service. Must enjoy working with students and faculty • Ability to handle sensitive personal information with appropriate discretion and judgment • Strong interpersonal skills. Skills to work collaboratively, coordinate and integrate with others throughout the organization. Successful experience working with people with a wide range of backgrounds and skills
PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS • Advanced degree in higher education administration or a related field
The University of California San Francisco 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.
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About University of California, San Francisco
The University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) is a leading university dedicated to promoting health worldwide through advanced biomedical research, graduate-level education in the life sciences and health professions, and high-quality patient care. It is the only UC campus in the 10-campus system dedicated exclusively to the health sciences.