PAEA Seeking Consultant

The Physician Assistant Education Association (PAEA) invites applications for a consultant to provide direct support to colleges or universities desiring to initiate a physician assistant program or enhance their physician assistant program. PAEA’s Chief Policy & Research Officer will oversee this role.

This is a part-time contract position and individual should be available a minimum of 20-30 hours per month. The successful candidate will be offered a one-year contract with opportunities for renewal based on performance evaluations. Individual must agree to a non-compete clause. The individual will be issued a 1099 at each calendar year-end and will not be eligible for any employee benefits provided by PAEA.

The required qualifications for this consultant are:

  • Experience as a PA faculty member
  • Master’s degree
  • Demonstrated experience with curriculum and curricular resource development, and development of diverse assessment measures
  • Excellent writing, editing, and verbal communication skills
  • In-depth knowledge of ARC-PA accreditation standards
  • Ability to innovate, with strong problem-solving skills
  • Evidence-based decision making
  • Diplomacy and tact
  • Ability to prioritize and handle several tasks simultaneously
  • Management and supervisory experience
  • Ability to travel and work weekends as necessary, this position will require extensive travel

The preferred qualifications for this consultant are:

  • Experience as a PA program director
  • Relevant doctoral degree
  • Experience with on-site accreditation as an ARC-PA evaluator and/or consultant
  • Experience with regional accreditation in higher education
  • Experience in professional association as volunteer or staff

The responsibilities for this consultant will include providing services to clients that include, but are not limited to:

  • Market PAEA services to colleges and universities
  • Assist colleges and universities with a needs assessment process
  • Provide guidance and support in the development of a PA program to increase likelihood of a high quality educational program and provisional/continuing accreditation
  • Provide guidance and support to member programs desiring specific services including but not limited to:
    • Accreditation preparation
    • Strategic planning
    • Curriculum enhancement
    • Overall enhancement
    • Admissions advising
  • Develop resource materials for program development and enhancement services
  • Prepare written reports for clients
  • Represent PAEA in a favorable and professional manner

Proposals will be accepted until April 30 or until a consultant is hired. Proposals should include a description of your qualifications and ability to provide services outlined above, a CV, and 3–5 references with contact information, via email to Lynn Heitzman at

Questions about the scope of services may be directed to Anthony Miller, Chief Policy & Research Officer at

PAEA is an equal opportunity employer. Minorities and people with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply.