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Academic Programs Officer I, Assessment and Evaluation (College of Medicine -Phoenix)

The University of Arizona
Job Location:
Phoenix, Arizona
Assessment, Accreditation, and Compliance

Posting Number: req8352

Department: COM Phoenix Academic Affairs

Location: Greater Phoenix Area

Address: 435 E 5th Street, Phoenix, AZ 85004 USA

Position Highlights

The Office of Assessment and Evaluation is looking for an Academic Programs Officer I. This unit and position supports institutional effectiveness through consultation with faculty, staff, and community partnerships on the development of instruments and experimental designs informed by standard principles of measurement, assessment, and evaluation, including classroom tests, faculty and staff evaluation formats, and academic program development and evaluation.

As a Academic Programs Officer I, you will support the Pre-Clerkship curriculum and Pathways Scholarly Program. You will be responsible for aiding faculty in assessment creation, data analysis and institutional outcomes reporting. This position interfaces with all other departments, including basic science and clinical faculty, other OAE staff, instructional technology, Information Technology staff, student development and pre-clerkship curriculum staff.

This position will require on campus presence as needed by the unit for meetings/events, with remote work flexibility all other days.

The University of Arizona College of Medicine - Phoenix anchors the 28-acre Phoenix Biomedical Campus in the heart of the Valley of the Sun. The College inspires and trains individuals to become exemplary physicians, scientists and leaders who are life-long learners and inquisitive scholars. The Phoenix Biomedical Campus embodies the University's priorities of engagement, partnership, innovation, and synergy in its world-class academic and research initiatives, with clinical facilities throughout Greater Phoenix.

Outstanding UA benefits include health, dental, and vision insurance plans; life insurance and disability programs; paid vacation, sick leave, and holidays; UA/ASU/NAU tuition reduction for the employee and qualified family members; state retirement plan; access to UA recreation and cultural activities; and more!

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Duties & Responsibilities

  • Develops and schedules program work plan in accordance with specifications and funding limitations; oversees daily operations and coordinates activities of program; determines priorities.
  • Confers with and advises staff, students and others to provide technical advice, problem solving assistance, answers to questions and program goals and policy interpretation; refers to appropriate department person when unable to respond.
  • Handles and secures highly sensitive and classified information of testing material and student information for the College.
  • Prepares periodic reports and records on program activities, progress, status or other special reports for management or outside agencies.
  • Evaluates program effectiveness to develop improved methods; devises evaluation methodology and implements; analyzes results and recommends and/or takes appropriate action.
  • Reviews program documents independently or in conjunction with supervisor to determine acceptance or make decisions pertaining to program.
  • Develops and facilitates workshops, meetings or conferences; coordinates logistics, scheduling and participant communications.
  • Interacts and maintains liaison with students, faculty, staff and outside/community agencies in facilitating program objectives.
  • Liaises with faculty members to construct Case Based Instruction (CBI) formative assessments.
  • Facilitates learning through instructional design, curriculum implementation, technology application, and teaching and
    learning assessment. Creates materials and programs to support and evaluate academic and program objectives, course designand delivery.
  • Other duties and projects as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent advanced learning attained through experience required.
  • Up to 1 year of relevant work experience required.

Preferred Qualifications

* Previous experience in a student services, academic services environment, clinical setting or medical office.

* Demonstrated effective verbal and written communication; excellent grammar, composition and proofreading skills.

* Demonstrated advanced skills in Microsoft Office Suite (Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint).

* Ability to work independently, set priorities in a fast-paced environment with frequent interruptions, multi-task, meet deadlines, and manage competing priorities.

* Previous experience working in a team-based environment.

* 2 years of experience working in higher education in the field of medicine or health sciences.

* 1 year of technical experience working in a remote or virtual environment using video conferencing software, preferably Zoom.

FLSA: Exempt

Full Time/Part Time: Full Time

Number of Hours Worked per Week: 40

Job FTE: 1

Work Calendar: Fiscal

Job Category: Academic Administration

Benefits Eligible: Yes - Full Benefits

Rate of Pay: $43,559 - $44,000 Depending on experience

Compensation Type: salary at 1.0 full-time equivalency (FTE)



Career Stream and Level


Job Family

Academic Program Mgmt

Job Function

Academic Administration

Type of criminal background check required: Name-based criminal background check (non-security sensitive)

Number of Vacancies: 1

Contact Information for Candidates

College of Medicine-Phoenix, Office of Human Resources

Open Until Filled: Yes

Documents Needed to Apply: Resume and Cover Letter

Special Instructions to Applicant

Application: The online application should be completed in its entirety. Blank or missed information may be considered an incomplete submission.

Letter of Interest: Should clearly indicate how your skills and professional employment experience meet the Minimum and the Preferred qualifications (if applicable).

Diversity Statement

At the University of Arizona, we value our inclusive climate because we know that diversity in experiences and perspectives is vital to advancing innovation, critical thinking, solving complex problems, and creating an inclusive academic community. As an Hispanic-serving institution, we translate these values into action by seeking individuals who have experience and expertise working with diverse students, colleagues, and constituencies. Because we seek a workforce with a wide range of perspectives and experiences, we provide equal employment opportunities to applicants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or genetic information. As an Employer of National Service, we also welcome alumni of AmeriCorps, Peace Corps, and other national service programs and others who will help us advance our Inclusive Excellence initiative aimed at creating a university that values student, staff and faculty engagement in addressing issues of diversity and inclusiveness.

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