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Program Director, Dental Assisting/Dental Hygiene

Company: Guilford Technical Community College
Location: Jamestown
Posted on: February 18, 2021

Job Description:

#RPMThe Dental Assisting/Dental Hygiene Program Director in collaboration with the Dean of Health Sciences provides the vision and leadership required to realize the mission of the Dental Assisting/Dental Hygiene Programs and the college at large. Primary administrative responsibilities include program development/management, budget development/management, maintaining programmatic accreditation/external partnerships, and providing operational supervision to full- and part-time faculty and staff in the department. Instructional responsibilities require a strong Dental Sciences skill set and the ability to teach students effectively in an instructional environment. The Program Director is a member of the full-time faculty and maintains a teaching load with some administrative release time to carry out administrative duties.Duties/Functions Program Director Administrative DutiesProvides overall leadership and management to the Dental programs to include:developing/reviewing curriculum including ensuring establishment of effective student learning outcomes and related assessment methodsconducting and documenting bi-annual academic assessment process requirements in stated timelinesparticipating in the colleges hiring process for full and part time faculty; orienting new faculty to program policiesassisting with developing class schedules and faculty assignments in coordination with dean and area facultysupporting Dental students through the academic program ensuring retention and graduationproviding oversight of program budgets and inventory for all supplies and equipmentparticipating in providing evaluative feedback to faculty/staff regarding job performanceidentifying/promoting professional development for self, faculty, and staffmaintaining knowledge of current industry standards by developing relationships with industry leaders, experts, and companiescontinuously evaluating national, regional, and local workforce trends in Dental and the CODA approval requirements to ensure curricular relevancymaintaining Commission on Dental Accreditation (CODA) compliance standardsassuming direct instructional responsibility for components of the Dental curriculum in accordance with established college guidelinesdeveloping appropriate goals and objectives along with evaluation methods which accurately measure student learning;participating in the management and support of instructional spaces (i.e., technology needs, inventory control, etc.)assisting with program evaluation and unit planning;conducting and documenting program advisory committee meetings as requiredparticipating in the establishment and coordination of clinical or work based learning sites (if applicable)coordinating outreach and developing/maintaining relationships with industry-related personnel and employersTeachingPrepare & teach departmental courses to include:developing learner centered lesson plansemploying teaching strategies & instructional materials for different learning stylesincorporating, as pedagogically appropriate, current technology in classroom, distance learning and laboratory environmentscreating and modeling a quality learning environment that supports a diverse student populationpreparing, distributing and utilizing instructional support materials, including course syllabi, supplementary materials, instructional media and other devices as appropriateupdating and revising curriculum to maintain currencydeveloping new courses as needed to support the instructional missionparticipating in the development and review of course and program/general education outcomes as appropriatedeveloping, conducting and documenting appropriate assessment of student learning in outcomes courses and programs/general education as appropriateProfessional DevelopmentMaintain a professional status that supports the instructional mission by:participating in professional development activities to maintain currency in field; maintaining current credentials or licensures as required by program or accreditationparticipating in professional development opportunities to advance teaching skills and strategiesparticipating in professional development opportunities to advance leadership skillstracking and facilitating mandatory GTCC trainingsAdministrationProvide daily and ongoing oversight of facilities, equipment and student records to include:maintaining classroom and laboratory spaces including upkeep of assigned equipmentproviding for the security of facilities, equipment, and instructional materials and maintaining safe working conditionsmaintaining student records (e.g., grades and attendance) in accordance with established deadlines using a variety of technology-based programs (e.g., Colleague, WebAdvisor, Moodle)complying with all applicable college, state, and federal rules and regulationsStudent SupportProvide an environment conducive to student success to include:conducting recruiting activitiesproviding academic advisingpromoting retention/persistence by assisting students to develop strategies for success assisting students with the registration and graduation processreferring students to campus and community resources when appropriateCollege ServiceSupport college-wide endeavors to include:collaborating with faculty and staff from other divisions/departments to promote communication, coordinate schedules, and support student successserving on department, division, and college committeesparticipating in GTCC institutional initiativescollaborating with educational partners, business/industry and/or external agencies as appropriate to promote the instructional mission of GTCCsupporting collegiality and teaching excellence by actively participating in the professional development of new and veteran faculty (e.g., mentoring and peer observation)participating in extracurricular student activities/clubsattending college professional development sessions, college/division/department meetings, graduation and convocation, as requireddemonstrating and modeling the Colleges employability skills: adaptability, communication, information processing, problem solving, responsibility and teamworkDifficult Challenges Maintaining equipment Equipment repair and update needsCOVID Classroom and Clinical Spacing RequirementsContacts Dean of Health SciencesLimited Entry Admissions CoordinatorDental full-time and part-time facultyProgram Director Leadership TeamAssociate Vice President of InstructionSenior Vice President of InstructionEducation Required Masters degree from a regionally accredited post-secondary institution.Graduate of a Dental Hygiene program accredited by the Commission on Dental Accreditation.Current Certified Dental Assisting credential. Current unrestricted license to practice as a dental hygienist in North Carolina.Education Preferred Masters of Dental Hygiene degree and/or Doctoral degree from a regionally accredited institution.Membership in the American Dental Hygienists Association (ADHA).Membership in the American Dental Assisting Association (ADAA).Experience Required 3 years of full-time clinical experience in dental assisting/dental hygiene.3 years of experience teaching in dental assisting/dental hygiene within a post-secondary institution. Experience with dental technology processes/products such a database management, data analytics, and use of Electronic Health Record software and Microsoft products.Experience with direct employee supervision and management.Experience with dental national accreditation standards and procedures, i.e. CODA.Experience with developing and maintaining an effective curriculum to include outcomes assessment and program evaluation.Experience Preferred Greater than 3 years of full-time experience in dental assisting/dental hygiene.Greater than 3 years teaching experience in dental assisting/dental hygiene within a post-secondary institution.Experience with assessment of student learning outcomes.Experience with distance learning and/or alternative instructional delivery systems.Community college teaching and/or administrative experience.KSA Required The Dental Program Director shall possess an understanding of and commitment to the nature and role of the Community College, particularly its open door policy. He/she shall have demonstrated personal and professional competence for the responsibilities assigned. The Program Director will have an understanding of the concept of a learning-centered, open admissions institution, community college philosophy, diversity issues, and instructional technology. The Program Director must be able to:1. Respect Diversity2. Adapt to changing procedures, protocols, or assignments3. Create and maintain a learner centered environment4. Communicate effectively in multiple formats5. Effectively implement and apply technology solutions6. Strategically think and manage change7. Initiate, develop, and maintain relationships internal and external to the CollegeKSA Preferred Multi-taskUtilize life balance techniquesDepartment/Job Specific Requirements Responsibilities may include overnight travel in and outside of the state, in support of college programs and initiatives.Emergency Action PlansPersonal Protective EquipmentBloodborne PathogensChemical SafetyCPR CertificationCriminal history checks with acceptable results are required. The following (compliance) training is required and must be completed within the first 30 days of hire with annual refresher training thereafter: (additional training may be added as needed)Reporting RequirementsAnti-Discrimination/Harassment & Title IXSafety/Shooter on CampusPersonal Information Protection Training (PIP)Ethics and Social ResponsibilityeLearning Level One (before the first day of the first semester teaching)eLearning Levels Two and Three for instructors who teach online or hybrid delivery methods (before the first day of the first semester teaching)Physical Demands Physical Activity: Primarily sittingEnvironmental Hazard(s): Lifting: 20Posting Type Faculty recblid t6z46xz1lpqp8297rj67d98i2hhln2

Keywords: Guilford Technical Community College, High Point , Program Director, Dental Assisting/Dental Hygiene, Healthcare , Jamestown, North Carolina

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