Director of Evaluation and Instructional Improvement

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Date posted: 
Tuesday, September 18, 2018
Employer Name: 
Stanford School of Medicine
Stanford, CA
Stanford University is seeking a Director of Evaluation and Instructional Improvement to direct the Evaluation and Instructional Improvement team for the MD Program in the School of Medicine. The Evaluation and Instructional Improvement team’s mission is to enhance medical education through rigorous qualitative and quantitative data analysis, and to translate that data toward continuous quality improvement of the curriculum. In consultation with the Associate Dean for Curriculum and Scholarship, the Associate Dean for the Office of Medical Education, and the Assistant Deans for Curriculum, the Director of Evaluation and Instructional Improvement sets the strategy for how competing demands for evaluation goals will be prioritized; provides leadership in developing and overseeing evaluation and instructional improvement plans; and assumes responsibility for delivering clear and accurate data, reports and publications within needed timeframes.  The Director also interprets the LCME national accreditation standards regarding requirements for collecting, monitoring and reporting student evaluation data, translates these standards into effective processes, including data management, and leads complex negotiations with vendors of systems that support data management for the team. The Director will establish a public presence within and outside Stanford as an expert and leader by building and maintaining relationships with colleagues at peer institutions, and representing Stanford School of Medicine in national committee and leadership meetings. The Director will be a key contributor to the continued advancement of the School of Medicine’s national presence in the scholarship of medical education.
Interested applicants should apply via
, under Job # 80242.
Duties include:
  • Lead strategic planning and analysis for complex functions or programs with significant business, regulatory and/or technical challenges requiring subject matter expertise.
  • Independently manage the administration and evaluation of functions or programs.
  • Oversee the interpretation, implementation and compliance with policies and regulations. Recommend actions and/or resolve complex issues that often span organizational boundaries.
  • Represent the program or function at the university level and/or to external constituencies.
  • Manage outreach strategy that may include relationship development, communications, and compliance.
  • Oversee and supervise staff in the development and implementation of functions or programs. 
* - Other duties may also be assigned
  • Advanced degree (Master’s or PhD/EdD) in a related field strongly preferred.
  • Two or more years of experience working in medical education research and/or evaluation.
  • Familiarity with LCME accreditation standards; experience developing and implementing evaluation tools and processes aligned with accreditation standards.
  • Experience using data management systems and software, particularly those relevant to quantitative and qualitative research, evaluation, or medical education, (E*Value, MedHub, Ilios, B-Line, etc.). 
  1. Bachelor's degree and eight years of relevant experience, or combination of education and relevant experience.
  • Demonstrated leadership skills and ability to influence and motivate constituencies which could span multiple organizational boundaries.
  • Demonstrated excellent planning, organizational and analytical skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to make sound business decisions using good business judgment and innovative and creative problem-solving.
  • Demonstrated ability to manage financial, organizational and staff resources.


Doctorate Degree Required: 
Masters Degree Required: