Accreditation Liaison Officer (MT0401, ADM2A, GR4)

Job Category: 
Term positions for management and excludeds

Position Context:

Reporting to the Associate Director, Faculty of Medicine Accreditation, the Accreditation Liaison ensures an effective working relationship between the Accreditation Office and all Postgraduate Medical Education (PGME) residency programs. The Accreditation Liaison provides expertise on accreditation requirements as well as guidance on Faculty of Medicine and PGME strategic priorities with respect to addressing these requirements. S/he is responsible for overseeing the preparation of reports and action plans developed in response to and in preparation for accreditation reviews. The Accreditation Liaison participates in research projects and other educational initiatives. 

Primary Responsibilities:

  •  Advise Program Directors and other educational leaders, including Directors of Education at clinical sites, on accreditation requirements as well as Faculty of Medicine decisions and strategic priorities with respect to accreditation. 
  • Guide Program Directors in the preparation of comprehensive and high quality self-study reports and progress reports, as necessary. This includes analysis and review of draft reports to ensure quality and completeness.
  • Build and maintain collaborative, productive working relationships with staff and senior academics, especially Program Directors from the approximately 70 programs in PGME in order to lead/train and influence this group of senior academics to succeed in accreditation activities.
  • Guide PGME Accreditation Administrator in liaising with the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada, the College of Family Physicians and the Collège des médecins du Québec on accreditation issues to ensure the PGME client group has accurate up to date accreditation requirements.   
  • Build and maintain collaborative, productive working relationships to ensure a nuanced understanding of Accreditation requirements and processes.
  • Oversee the development of action plans at the program and institution level to address gaps identified in accreditation reviews.
  • Lead meetings with senior academics, facilitate collaboration and change initiatives.
  • Sit on the PGME Accreditation Committee and foster communication between the committee, the residency programs, the PGME Office and other Faculty of Medicine departments and units to generate support for activities related to committee decisions. 
  • Attend various meetings with, or on behalf of, the Director of Accreditation, PGME and the Associate Director, Faculty of Medicine Accreditation, sometimes outside of regular office hours.
  • Attend relevant conferences and presents work, as appropriate.
  • Participate in research projects, as appropriate.
  • Develop and deliver professional development workshops for Program Directors and Administrators.


Undergraduate degree

Three (3) years' related experience

Other Qualifying Skills and/or Abilities:

Managerial experience in an academic or clinical environment and knowledge of Postgraduate and/or Undergraduate Medical Education policies and/or previous experience in the areas of accreditation and/or quality assurance an asset. Tact, diplomacy, and professionalism, high level of discretion and ability to work on sensitive portfolios, ability to interact with a wide variety of people in many different contexts and to establish productive relationships. Demonstrated organizational, planning and interpersonal skills. A strong communicator (both verbal and written) with the ability to lead high level meetings and facilitate collaboration and change initiatives. Strong listening, decision-making and presentation skills. Analytical, interpretive, research, and problem-solving skills. Self-motivated with a strong client-services focus. Attention to detail and accuracy. Ability to take initiative and work with minimal supervision. Excellent computer skills and proficiency with office software packages including advanced knowledge of Word, PowerPoint, Excel and database programs. English and French, spoken and written.

How to Apply:

*Internal candidates: Please provide your McGill ID number when applying.*

Please submit your application online at Click on “APPLY NOW” and clearly indicate the reference number.

 Applications must be received no later than November 23, 2017 at 5:00 PM.

We thank all applicants for their interest, however, only those applicants selected for an interview will be contacted.

McGill University is committed to equity in employment and diversity. It welcomes applications from indigenous peoples, visible minorities, ethnic minorities, persons with disabilities, women, persons of minority sexual orientations and gender identities, and others who may contribute to further diversification.

Faculty of Medicine
Salary Range: 
(Grade 04) $50,300 - $62,900 (midpoint) - $81,800
2 years
Reporting to: 
Associate Director, Accreditation
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