Director of Accreditation

Title Director of Accreditation
Department Name Office of Accreditation and CQI
Supervisor Associate Dean of Accreditation and CQI

Special Requirements and Conditions

Must be able to work in an office environment

Position Description

The director of accreditation works under the general guidance of the associate dean of accreditation and CQI and be responsible for assisting with readying the medical school for review by the regional, state and national entities responsible for granting approval to the educational programs at California University of Science and Medicine. This person provides support to the associate dean of accreditation and CQI, faculty, and departments through systematic collection of data for accreditation databases, auditing responses, and identifying gaps in collected information. The director of accreditation validates all collected data and assure a congruent narrative for submission to the accrediting bodies. The director assists with the institutional self-study processes, including providing support for staffing the steering committees and drafting the summary documents.

Information provided below is a general description of responsibilities; it is not intended to provide an all-inclusive list of responsibilities and may change depending on the needs of CUSM.

Essential Function % Time



  • Provide support to the associate dean of accreditation and CQI in accreditation activities
  • Coordinate activities related to the state approval agency
  • Request information from university offices and departments for accreditation databases, annual reports, and accrediting/approval body site visits
  • Validate collected data and assure congruent narrative is submitted to accrediting/approval bodies
  • Analyze internal documents and determine compliance with accreditation standards for regional, national, and state accrediting/approval bodies
  • Arrange and participate in the preparation, writing, and review of applications, reports, and other required submissions for accrediting/approval bodies
  • Assist in the institutional self-study processes, including independent student analysis, by providing administrative support and drafting summary documents, as needed
  • Provide support for staffing the steering committee
  • Arrange and provide support for institutional site visits by accrediting/state approval bodies
  • Attend and complete training provided by accrediting/state approval bodies
  • Keep positive communication and sharing of knowledge and resources as appropriate to improve School of Medicine operations
  • Assist work of Director of Continuous Quality Improvement, as needed
  • Work independently and demonstrate initiative
  • Perform and complete other duties as assigned

Qualifications / Minimum Requirements

  • Bachelor's Degree
  • Experience with data management and analysis
  • Demonstrated ability to think critically and problem solve
  • Use of technology for collection, analysis, and reporting of data
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • Ability to work with students, faculty, staff, and administrators
  • Excellent analytical and organizational skills
  • Patience and the ability to work under pressure
  • Ability to meet deadlines, draft, and prepare reports
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality
  • Ability to work in a multicultural/multiethnic environment
  • Minimum 1 year of prior experience working with accrediting/state approval bodies

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience working in a higher education environment
  • Broad knowledge and/or prior experience working with accrediting/state approval bodies
  • Experience in statistics

To apply for an open position, please download and complete CUSM Employment Application. Please type in your signature and email your completed application to with your cover letter and resume or curriculum vitae.