Medical Assisting Program Director/Academic Specialist (Temporary Contract)

California, United States
$57,157.00 - $89,673.00
Oct 06, 2020
Employment Level
Non-Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time

Cabrillo College


Medical Assisting Program Director/Academic Specialist (Temporary Contract)

Job# 2020-01064

Salary: See Position Description

Deadline: 10/16/2020 11:59 PM Pacific


Full job description and OFFICIAL application available ONLY at:


Employment Opportunity

Are you interested in creating an amazing educational environment for students who are part of an equity driven community? Faculty at Cabrillo College provide quality programs and services to students that promote their diverse and evolving needs as they progress toward their individual educational goals. Come join us in our vision to improve the world, one student at a time!


About the Position: This full-time, temporary contract position will serve as an instructor and Program Chair for Spring 2021 only (88 work days). The position begins January 2021 pending continued funding and Governing Board ratification. 


The ideal candidate will share Cabrillo's commitment to educating its racially and socioeconomically diverse student population. Cabrillo College serves approximately 11,400 students per term, of which 44% are LatinX, 5% multi-ethnic, 2.75% Asian, 1.25% African-American, 1% Filipino, 0.25% American Indian or Alaskan Native, and 0.18% Pacific Islander as of Fall 2019. In 2006, Cabrillo College was designated a Hispanic-Serving Institution, reflecting the great responsibility that the College has to the educational attainment as economic well-being of the surrounding community.


Cabrillo College is committed to equitable access and achievement, and approaches that eradicate a deficit mindset toward students and increase faculty engagement in equity-focused pedagogy and outcomes. Cabrillo is proud to be a part of the California Guided Pathways project to help students achieve their educational goals by providing a clear roadmap to completion.


About the Department: The Medical Assistant program is nationally accredited by the American Association of Medical Assistants (AAMA).  The Medical Assistant Department of the Health, Athletics, Wellness and Kinesiology Division (HAWK) offers several career program options including associate degrees and/or certificates in Medical Assistant, Medical Administrative Assistant, Medical Insurance Specialist, EKG Specialist, Electronic Health Records, Phlebotomy Technician, and Medical Receptionist. The phlebotomy courses are certified by the California State Department of Health Services, Lab Field Services.


The Medical Assistant program provides training for the medical profession, and addresses professional ethics, attitude, confidentiality and performance that the public has come to expect of the medical profession.  Medical Assistants may become managers of clinics or group practices as well as assist in the physician’s office, clinic or hospital.


About the College: Situated on Monterey Bay in the county of Santa Cruz, California, Cabrillo College is highly regarded for its success of transfer and career education, and currently serves over 11,400 students each semester. Cabrillo College transfers many of its students to three nearby universities – the University of California at Santa Cruz (UCSC), San Jose State University (SJSU), and California State University at Monterey Bay (CSUMB). Cabrillo's career education is closely connected to the nearby agricultural and farming industries and well as the Silicon Valley business environment.


Faculty at Cabrillo College actively participate in curriculum development, program planning, and serve on participatory governance committees. Cabrillo provides an excellent opportunity to learn, collaborate, create, and make a difference in the lives of its diverse student body and community.


Starting Salary Range: $57,157 to $89,673 per year (salary will be prorated based on number of days worked and on the 88 days as specified in the position information above), salary placement determined by documented education and experience; maximum initial salary step placement on the 175-Day faculty salary schedule is Class 6, Step 9. An annual doctoral stipend of $3,816 is granted to eligible faculty.


Benefits: Our comprehensive benefits package includes medical, dental, life, short and long term, and vision (optional) insurance provided at a share of cost on a pretax basis, CalSTRS Retirement and an Employee Assistance Program. Please see the Benefits link on the HR webpage for more information.


Examples of Duties

Examples of teaching assignments may include but not limited to:

• MA 70, 170B – Medical Terminology

• MA 172 – Medical Office Procedures

• MA 176 – Introduction to Medical Assisting Procedures

• MA 176A – Introduction to Medical Assisting Lab

• MA 183A – EKG

• MA 183B – Advanced EKG Skills


Program Chair Duties for the Medical Assistant Department

Provides direction, leadership and support to students, faculty and staff within the department.

• Monitors course enrollment

• Leads the Department in curriculum development and program review, writing annual program plans

• Oversees scheduling and staffing of classes, completes scheduling grids

• Manages the annual budget and purchases, supplies, instructional materials and equipment, maintains program budget perameters

• Schedules and chairs Department meetings, collaborating with Allied Health directors

• Assesses Student Learning Objectives

• Creates Career Technical Education reports

• Develops Advisory Board relationships


Other Duties

Related professional assignments include attendance at faculty meetings;

• Curriculum development;

• Membership on college committees and community advisory committees, and related duties as required or assigned;  

• Maintain certification in good standing in medical assisting, by an organization whose credentialing exam is accredited by the National Commission for Certifying Agencies (NCCA) or the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) is required.


Minimum Qualifications

Required Education from a U.S. Department of Education recognized accredited organization required:

Bachelor's degree or higher in any field AND two years of professional experience directly related to the faculty member's assignment OR

• Associate's degree in any field AND six years of professional experience directly related to the faculty member's assignment OR

the equivalent; AND

• Be credentialed in good standing in medical assisting, by an organization whose credentialing exam is accredited by the National Commission for Certifying Agencies (NCCA) or the American National Standards Institute (ANSI).

• Have a minimum of three years of employment in a healthcare facility, including a minimum of 160 hours in an ambulatory healthcare setting performing or observing administrative and clinical procedures as performed by medical assistants.

• Have a minimum of one year teaching experience in postsecondary and/or vocational/technical education.

• Have instruction in educational theory and techniques.



Submit this Supplemental Application For Equivalency Determination form with supporting materials if you do not possess the minimum qualifications as listed above and feel you have the equivalent education and/or experience. 


Required Professional Expertise:

• Currency and depth of knowledge in the applicable field, curriculum development and assessment of student learning outcomes

• Knowledge of and commitment to the community college philosophy, including Guided Pathways

• Knowledge of and commitment to equity-minded and culturally responsive teaching and academic counseling strategies and practices that enhance student success

• Demonstrated responsiveness to and understanding of the racial, socioeconomic, academic, and cultural diversity within the community college student population, including students with different ability statuses (e.g., physical and/or learning)

• Demonstrated ability to work cooperatively with others

• Effective oral and written communication skills and effective use of technology


Required Discipline-Specific Requirements/Certification at the time of hire:

Medical Assisting credential in good standing, by an organization whose credentialing exam is accredited by the National Commission for Certifying Agencies (NCCA) or the American National Standards Institute (ANSI).

• Three (3) years work experience in healthcare, including forty (40) hours experience in an ambulatory healthcare setting performing or observing administrative and clinical procedures performed by medical assistants.

• One year teaching experience in postsecondary and/or vocational/technical education.

• Documented a minimum of ten (10) hours of instruction, including both education theory and techniques , but not limited to topics such as learning theory, curriculum design, test construction, teaching methodologies, and student assessment techniques which must be documented in one or any combination of the following:

• Formal class work as demonstrated on an official transcripts;

• Workshops/seminars as documented by a program content outline and certificate of completion, including the number of hours completed;

• In-service, as documented by a content outline and proof of successful completion, including number of hours completed.

• Must possess and maintain a valid Class C California driver's license and a safe driving record during the course of employment


Desired Qualifications/Performance Expectations:

Recent, successful teaching experience or recent successful industry experience in Medical Assistant or other Allied Health Care college level programs.