CQI Project Manager

Accreditation & continuous Quality Improvement · Colton, California
Department Accreditation & continuous Quality Improvement
Employment Type Staff-FT
Minimum Experience Manager/Supervisor


Position Description

Under the general direction of the Associate Dean of Accreditation and Continuous Quality Improvement and the Director of Continuous Quality Improvement, the CQI Project Manager will help manage ongoing quality improvement process at the university to ensure compliance with all accreditation standards and progress toward success on relevant institutional strategic goals.


Essential Functions

Duties and Responsibilities


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.

  • Supports accreditation and educational continuous quality improvement functions.
  • Manages collection of pertinent data and reporting of data to stakeholders.
  • Manages collection of student and faculty satisfaction data via online surveys.
  • Establishes, updates, and follow the data collection schedule throughout the year.
  • Designs, updates, and maintains continuous quality improvement dashboards in collaboration with the Assistant Director of Data Management and Administration.
  • Reviews and summarizes evaluation comments for themes for accreditation and CQI tracking reports as assigned.
  • Stays current in curriculum, accreditation standards, issues and activities that affect program success by seeking out and learning new information pertinent to performance of duties.
  • Tracks pertinent BPPE, WSCUC, and LCME requirements, such as mid-course advising and duty hours compliance.
  • Manages much of the data and continuous quality improvement processes related to accreditation of the medical school and university as assigned.
  • Provides data management and support to curriculum office staff fulfilling ongoing projects, related to accreditation and evaluation functions of the medical school curriculum as assigned.
  • Supports accreditation and education through continuous quality improvement functions.
  • Supports personnel as needed.
  • Makes decisions without direct supervision.
  • Participate in institutional committees as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications

Skills, Knowledge and Abilities


  • Professional communication skills.
  • Strong organizational/planning skills.
  • Outstanding leadership and management skills.
  • Exceptional verbal and written communication skills.
  • Excellent team building and problem-solving skills.
  • Consistent evidence of attention to detail.
  • Consistent high-quality work.
  • High quality process improvement and efficient operations skills.
  • Ability to garner participation among faculty, staff, and students in all accreditation and quality improvement processes across the university.
  • Proficient in MS Office Products (Word, Power Point, Excel).
  • Proficient in project management software.

Education and Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree in business, education, management, health care administration or related field plus 4 years of professional experience in a higher education environment OR
  • Master’s degree in business, education, management, health care administration or related field plus 2 years of professional experience in a higher education environment required.
  • Experience in higher education program accreditation preferred.
  • Quality improvement and/or project management preferred.


Environmental Conditions

General office environment


Physical Demands


The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is required to use hands to fingers, reach, climb stairs, walk, sit for long periods of time, talk and hear. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds.

Diversity and Equal Employment Opportunity Policy Statement

California University of Science and Medicine (CUSM) supports the principles of equal opportunity, inclusion and diversity in employment and education. The University seeks to ensure that no person will encounter discrimination in employment or education on the basis of age, skin color, ability status, biological sex, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, immigration status, race, ethnicity, religion, sexual identity, or Veteran's status. This policy is applicable to both the employment practices and administration of programs and activities within the University. It is the policy of the University that no person shall be excluded from the participation in, be denied the benefits of, or in any way be subject to discrimination in any program or activity at the University. Further, CUSM is committed to being an antiracist institution that continuously works to end oppression in all forms.  Therefore, CUSM actively maintains institutional structures and learning opportunities to prevent incidents of bias or discrimination, and to address them with individual and collective accountability should they occur.

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  • Location
    Colton, California
  • Department
    Accreditation & continuous Quality Improvement
  • Employment Type
  • Minimum Experience