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Director, Program, Medical Sonography ($10,000 Hiring Bonus)

Guilford Technical Community College
Jamestown, North Carolina, United States
Salary Not Specified
Date posted
Apr 29, 2024

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Director, Program, Medical Sonography ($10,000 Hiring Bonus)

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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, Medical Sonography.

The Medical Sonography Program Director in collaboration with the Dean of Health Sciences provides the vision and leadership required to realize the mission of the Medical Sonography Program 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 Medical Sonography 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.

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Program Director Administrative Duties
Provides overall leadership and management to the Medical Sonography program to include:
  • developing/reviewing curriculum including ensuring the establishment of effective student learning outcomes and related assessment methods
  • conducting and documenting bi-annual academic assessment process requirements in stated timelines
  • participating in the college’s hiring process for full and part-time faculty; orienting new faculty to program policies
  • assisting with developing class schedules and faculty assignments in coordination with the dean and area faculty
  • supporting Medical Sonography students through the academic program ensuring retention and graduation
  • providing oversight of program budgets and inventory for all supplies and equipment
  • participating in providing evaluative feedback to faculty/staff regarding job performance
  • identifying/promoting professional development for self, faculty, and staff
  • maintaining knowledge of current industry standards by developing relationships with industry leaders, experts, and companies
  • continuously evaluating national, regional, and local workforce trends in Medical Sonography and the Joint Review Committee on Education in Diagnostic Medical Sonography ( JRC - DMS ) approval requirements to ensure curricular relevancy
  • developing and maintaining the JRC - DMS compliance standards
  • assuming direct instructional responsibility for components of the Medical Sonography curriculum in accordance with established college guidelines
  • developing appropriate goals and objectives along with evaluation methods that 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 required
  • participating 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 employers
Prepare & teach departmental courses to include:
  • developing learner-centered lesson plans
  • employing teaching strategies & instructional materials for different learning styles
  • incorporating, as pedagogically appropriate, current technology in the classroom, distance learning, and laboratory environments
  • creating and modeling a quality learning environment that supports a diverse student population
  • preparing, distributing, and utilizing instructional support materials, including course syllabi, supplementary materials, instructional media, and other devices as appropriate
  • updating and revising curriculum to maintain currency
  • developing new courses as needed to support the instructional mission
  • participating in the development and review of course and program/general education outcomes as appropriate
  • developing, conducting, and documenting appropriate assessment of student learning in outcomes courses and programs/general education as appropriate
Professional Development
Maintain a professional status that supports the instructional mission by:
  • participating in professional development activities to maintain currency in the field; maintaining current credentials or licensures as required by program or accreditation
  • participating in professional development opportunities to advance teaching skills and strategies
  • participating in professional development opportunities to advance leadership skills
  • tracking and facilitating mandatory GTCC Training
Provide daily and ongoing oversight of facilities, equipment, and student records including:
  • maintaining classroom and laboratory spaces including upkeep of assigned equipment
  • providing for the security of facilities, equipment, and instructional materials and maintaining safe working conditions
  • maintaining student records (e.g., grades and attendance) in accordance with established deadlines using a variety of technology-based programs (e.g., Colleague, Self-Service, WebAdvisor, Canvas)
  • complying with all applicable college, state, and federal rules and regulations
Student Support
Provide an environment conducive to student success including:
  • conducting recruiting activities
  • providing academic advising
  • promoting retention/persistence by assisting students to develop strategies for success
  • assisting students with the registration and graduation process
  • referring students to campus and community resources when appropriate
College Service
Support college-wide endeavors to include:
  • collaborating with faculty and staff from other divisions/departments to promote communication, coordinate schedules, and support student success
  • serving on department, division, and college committees
  • participating in GTCC institutional initiatives
  • collaborating with educational partners, business/industry, and/or external agencies as appropriate to promote the instructional mission of GTCC
  • supporting 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/clubs
  • attending college professional development sessions, college/division/department meetings, graduation, and convocation, as required
  • demonstrating and modeling the College’s employability skills: adaptability, communication, information processing, problem-solving, responsibility, and teamwork
  • performing all duties as assigned by supervisor
Difficult Challenges
  • Maintaining equipment
  • Equipment repair and update needs
  • Limited Entry Admissions Coordinator
  • Medical Sonography full-time and part-time faculty
  • Community Clinical Partners
  • Program Director Leadership Team
  • Associate Vice President of Instruction
  • Senior Vice President of Instruction
Education Required
  • Bachelor’s degree in Medical Sonography or health-related field from a regionally accredited post-secondary institution.
  • Graduate of a Medical Sonography program accredited by the Joint Review Committee on Education in Diagnostic Medical Sonography ( JRC - DMS ).
  • Current American Registry for Diagnostic Medical Sonography ( ARDMS ) Credential.
Education Preferred
  • Master’s Degree or higher in Medical Sonography or a related field from a regionally accredited institution.
  • Additional ARDMS Specialty Credentials (i.e. Abdominal, Breast, Obstetric and Gynecologic, Musculoskeletal, etc.
Experience Required
  • 3 years of full-time clinical experience in medical sonography.
  • Experience teaching medical sonography within a post-secondary institution.
  • Experience with medical sonography technology processes/products.
  • Experience with direct employee supervision and management, including evaluation.
  • Experience with medical sonography national accreditation standards and procedures, i.e. JRC - DMS .
  • Experience with developing and maintaining an effective curriculum to include outcomes assessment and program evaluation.
Experience Preferred
  • Greater than 3 years of full-time clinical experience in medical sonography.
  • Experience with distance learning and/or alternative instructional delivery systems.
  • Community college teaching and/or administrative experience
KSA Required

The Medical Sonography 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 Diversity
2. Adapt to changing procedures, protocols, or assignments
3. Create and maintain a learner-centered environment
4. Communicate effectively in multiple formats
5. Effectively implement and apply technology solutions
6. Strategically think and manage change
7. Initiate, develop, and maintain relationships internal and external to the College

KSA Preferred
  • Multi-task
  • Utilize “life balance” techniques
Department/Job Specific Requirements
  • Responsibilities may include overnight travel in and outside of the state, in support of college programs and initiatives.
  • Emergency Action Plans
  • Personal Protective Equipment
  • Bloodborne Pathogens
  • Chemical Safety
  • CPR Certification
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 Requirements
  • Anti-Discrimination/Harassment & Title IX
  • Safety/Shooter on Campus
  • Personal Information Protection Training ( PIP )
  • Ethics and Social Responsibility
  • eLearning Level One in Canvas before the first day of the first-semester teaching
  • eLearning Level Two in Canvas for instructors who teach online or hybrid delivery methods before the first day of the first-semester teaching in that format
Physical Demands

Physical Activity: Primarily sitting
Environmental Hazard(s): <15%
Lifting: 2050lbs.
Criminal history checks with acceptable results are required.

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  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter
  3. Transcripts
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  1. Curriculum Vitae
  2. Other
  3. License/Certification


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