Assistant Director of Academic Technology
Description Recruitment Period: 12/19/19 - Until Filled
Status: Full Time
Pacific Northwest University of Health Sciences
(PNWU) was founded as a 501(c) (3) non-profit medical institution in 2005 aimed at increasing access to health care in medically underserved areas of the Pacific Northwest.
The University currently offers the degree of Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine enrolling a total of 560 medical students with plans to develop other programs and/or colleges.
Interprofessional education partnerships with other universities adds another 100 students to the population.
The campus includes 300 employees with academic programming spread over a five state region.
PNWU is located in Yakima, WA, a city of approximately 95,000 located in the south central part of the state near the eastern slopes of the Cascade Mountains in a major agricultural and outdoor recreation region.
It is approximately 140 miles from Seattle, 170 miles from Portland, and 200 miles from Spokane.
The Yakima Valley is a wonderful place to live, work and play.
For more information, visit www.liveyakimavalley.com.
General Summary: The Assistant Director of Academic Technology (ADAT) is instrumental towards the success of Pacific Northwest University's assessment activities and is an integral part of the Assessment team.
The ADAT has direct oversite and management of the functionality and utilization of assessment and evaluation technology platforms, including platforms that are currently in use, as well as the research, recommendation, and implementation of new platforms, as needed.
The ADAT addresses issues with the software platforms in real-time and uses good judgement to make immediate decisions regarding software usage for assessments that are impacted.
This position provides on-demand training and support for PNWU faculty, students and staff and generates reports as needed.
The ADAT protects confidential information and is an on-site resource for aligning academic technology needs between the COM and other PNWU programs.
This position reports to the Director of Assessment and is located on the Pacific Northwest University campus.
Essential Job Functions: -- Oversees and manages curricular and assessment software programs, including, but not limited to, the management and troubleshooting of the following programs:
o Preclinical Education SharePoint
-- Leads and advises internal stakeholders regarding the use of new and existing software platforms for current and future usage across multiple academic programs and provides recommendations for implementation, including, but not limited to:
o Testing and assessment platforms
o Assessment reporting
o Course grade display
o Programmatic reporting
-- Identifies the need for, designs, develops, and distributes software program trainings, training materials, and standard operating procedures to all users, including students, faculty, and staff
-- Plans and oversees assessment technology projects, working with other PNWU departments, as needed
-- Provides individual and/or group support for academic software programs (e.g.
on a daily basis -- Researches and negotiates the use and implementation of new and existing software platforms and implements academic technology processes and procedures to align with individual users' approved accommodation requirements, as needed
-- Maintains COM Academic Affairs websites
-- Provides internal support for assessment office technology needs and functions as a backup for other staff, as needed
-- Understands accreditation standards and expectations specific to the department and adheres to policies and procedures to meet or exceed such standards
-- Conducts self appropriately and consistently in accordance with the philosophy and mission of PNWU
-- Other duties as assigned
-- Required: Bachelor's Degree
-- Preferred: Master's Degree Experience:
-- Five years of related experience required.
Additional education may be substituted for years of work experience.
Desired Skills, Knowledge and Abilities:
Strong organization, interpersonal, and planning skills; strong verbal and written communication skills; detail oriented; ability to work in a team and flexibility to work with others in a variety of circumstances; ability to problem solve by analyzing issues and creating action plans; ability to manage projects and people and prioritize and self-direct work flow; ability to schedule activities and/or meetings; abilitiy to use multiple softward programs and databases, including but not limited to: Microsoft Office, Office 365, ExamSoft, ProgressIQ, JotForm, and Moodle.
PNWU offers a comprehensive benefits package to eligible employees first of the month following date of hire and competitive salary.
To ensure full consideration apply by the closing date.
Submit: -- A letter of introduction outlining background and qualifications for the position
-- Detailed curriculum vitae
-- Contact information for three professional references
The job announcement above is not the full job description, but represents the job responsibilities and requirements.
A full job description can be provided upon request.
PNWU is a drug-free workplace, equal opportunity employer and educational institution.
Location/Region: Yakima, WA (98901)