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Program Director, Respiratory Care

Cuyahoga Community College
Ohio, United States
Salary Commensurate with experience
Closing date
Aug 21, 2021

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Position Type
Administrative, Academic Affairs, Academic Administration, Faculty Affairs
Employment Level
Employment Type
Part Time
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Oversees and manages the organization, administration, periodic review, planning, development and general effectiveness of the Respiratory Care Program.


  • Oversees and manages the Respiratory Care Program
  • Responsible for maintaining program accreditation and responding to accreditation requests
  • Provides leadership by assuring accreditation standards are met
  • Prepares and administers budget
  • Supervises and assesses the performance of assigned staff
  • Serves as a liaison between the college and health care facilities
  • Oversees didactic and clinical instructional process including student evaluations and schedules
  • Counsels and advises students
  • Coordinates development of curriculum and revisions
  • Prepares course schedules, orders textbooks and makes instructional assignments
  • Performs didactic instruction and evaluation of program courses
  • Markets program and recruits students
  • Coordinates Advisory Committee and all program admission activities
  • Provides input for outcomes assessment and program objectives
  • Develops and maintains effective communication with prospective applicants, students, graduates, faculty, clinical instructors and community
  • Conducts faculty, clinical instructor and staff meetings
  • Attends college-wide, campus and/or division meetings
  • Maintains required BCI and up to date immunizations
  • Performs other duties as assigned



  • Bachelor’s Degree in a related field from an academic institution accredited by a regional or national accrediting agency
  • Current valid RRT credential and current license in Ohio
  • Minimum of six years of related Registered Respiratory Therapist experience including:
  • Minimum of two years in clinical respiratory care
  • Minimum of two years of recent experience teaching in an accredited respiratory care program either as an appointed faculty member or as a clinical preceptor
  • Demonstrated experience supervising, planning, assigning, scheduling and ensuring the quality of the work of others
  • Demonstrated experience effectively making decisions that have major implications on the management and operations within a department
  • Demonstrated experience forecasting, planning, maintaining, preparing and monitoring a business area’s budget
  • Demonstrated effectiveness in a role requiring dynamic and abstract problem solving methods in adaptive situations


  • Possess comprehensive knowledge of Respiratory Care theories, concepts and practices with the ability to use in complex, difficult and/or unprecedented situations as it pertains to the departmental focus
  • Demonstrated intermediate proficiency with Microsoft Outlook, Word, and Excel, and MS Project
  • Ability to independently set goals and determine best course of action to achieve desired results
  • Demonstrated advanced project management skills
  • Possess excellent written, verbal and interpersonal communication skills
  • Possess strong organizational, time-management skills, and is results-oriented
  • Possess strong commitment to providing excellent customer service
  • Ability to work effectively in a dynamic and changing work environment requiring flexibility and teamwork
  • Ability to confidentially and discreetly handle subject matters requiring privacy and sensitivity
  • Ability to collaborate, negotiate and resolve conflicts on major projects
  • Ability to develop and maintain relationships with key contacts to enhance work flow and quality
  • Possess sensitivity to appropriately respond to the needs of a diverse population



  • Communication
  • Quality of Work
  • Continuous Improvement


  • Service Focus
  • Collaboration


  • Adaptability
  • Time Utilization



  • Master’s Degree in a related field from an academic institution accredited by a regional or national accrediting agency
  • Demonstrated experience with program accreditation
  • Demonstrated instructional experience with skills in curriculum design, instructional methods, evaluation, and assessment
  • Demonstrated ability to recruit both students and staff


(The demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.)

  • The work is performed in a normal, professional office environment; 
  • The work area is adequately lighted, heated and ventilated;
  • Typically, the employee may sit comfortably to perform the duties of the job and will perform repetitive motions with hands/fingers using a computer mouse and keyboard to type.  However, there may be some walking; standing; bending; carrying of light items such as papers, files, pamphlets, books, etc.;
  • Work may also require walking and standing in conjunction with travel to and attendance at meetings and conferences away from the worksite

Special Note:

Special Instructions to Applicants: During the application process, you may be required to attach a cover letter and/or resume.  It is recommended that you have these documents ready to be attached electronically to the online application.  This system accepts only MS Word or PDF attachments.  Any employment with the College is contingent upon satisfactory completion of a background check and drug screen.

Affirmative Action Statement: Cuyahoga Community College is committed to attaining excellence through the recruitment and retention of a qualified and diverse workforce. Cuyahoga Community College is an equal employment/educational opportunity institution.

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