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Director, Program, Dental Assisting/Dental Hygiene ($8,000 Hiring Bonus)

Guilford Technical Community College
North Carolina, United States
Salary Commensurate with experience
Posted Date
Sep 27, 2022

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Position Type
Administrative, Academic Affairs, Curriculum & Instructional Development, Other Academic Affairs, Business & Administrative Affairs, Technology Administration/Other, Community Relations & Institutional Outreach, Student Affairs, Health Services
Employment Level
Non-Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time
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Guilford Technical Community College (GTCC) is currently the fourth largest of NC. Community College System's 58 institutions. On our six campuses and through our online offerings, we annually serve approximately 27,500 students, 60% of whom are students of color. We strive to offer programs that provide equitable educational outcomes for all students representing all backgrounds, including, but not limited to, ability, age, gender, race, religion, sexual orientation, and socioeconomic status. At GTCC, we are committed to cultivating a workplace culture of inclusion that welcomes, develops, supports, and empowers employees. We are looking for an exceptional leader, who shares our institutional mission, vision, and values, to join the team as our new Program Director, Dental Assisting/Dental Hygiene.

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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