Program Director, Dental Assisting/Dental Hygiene

Location
North Carolina, United States
Salary
Salary Commensurate with experience
Posted
Nov 25, 2020
Employment Level
Non-Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time

Job Summary The 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.

Education 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.

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