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Division Director, Health Sciences

Hagerstown Community College
Hagerstown, Maryland
Date posted
Jun 21, 2024

Hagerstown Community College is pleased to announce that applications are currently being accepted for a Division Director, Health Sciences position.


The Division Director is responsible for assisting the Vice President Academic Affairs and Student Services in implementing the educational mission of HCC.  The position requires the supervision and evaluation of the faculty and staff members in the division as related to the standards and expectations regarding load and annual performance reviews.   Duties include implementing activities from academic, strategic, and annual plans regarding facilities, curriculum, grants, accreditation, staffing, communication, budgeting, credit scheduling, and outcomes assessment, while following Academic Affairs goals and initiatives, and adhering to HCC policies, procedures, and guidelines. Duties related to enrollment management, such as overseeing faculty recruiting and advising students, retention strategies, and program related fund raising are included.



A.    Administrative oversight of faculty and staff, and implementing the work of the division

B.    Develop and present the annual Unit Plans

C.    Provide instructional leadership for the HS Division

D.   Provide direction and evaluation of work of all Division personnel

E.    Responsible for discipline, evaluation of student performance and related records

F.    Oversee the preparation of the credit class schedule for the division within specified timelines each semester 

G.   Develop Alternative Faculty Assignments for special projects as needed

H   Work with the Division Office Associate to maintain and update files of

1.    Division SLOA Foundation documents

2.    Faculty Student Evaluations

3.    Professional Development documents

4.    Purchase Orders

5.    Minutes of Division Meetings


I.    Manage the division budget; review and sign all purchasing documents

J.    Hold monthly Division meetings for faculty and staff; and attend alternating weekly Academic Council meetings and Enrollment and Student Services Council meetings

K.    Organize Search Committees to fill open positions in the division

L.    Develop Grant proposals and administer grant-funded initiatives as a co-PI



A.   Develop a schedule of credit class for the fall, spring and summer semesters: DEN (Dental Programs), MLT (Medical Lab Technology), HIM (Health Information Management, DMS (Diagnostic Medical Sonography, DHY (Dental Hygiene), and RAD (Medical Imaging Programs), and EXS (Exercise Science and Health)

B.     Recruit and hire adjunct faculty to teach classes in their appropriate disciplines. Responsible for the hiring, supervision, evaluation, and dismissal of adjuncts if standards are not met. 

C.     Provide leadership and support for all Student Learning Outcomes Assessment (SLOA) requirements

D.    Provide leadership and support for the implementation of grant-funded initiatives, as applicable

E.    Serve as a two-way communication link between the administration, the full-time faculty, the adjunct faculty, and staff of the division

F.    Develop and present HS Unit Planning documents annually

G.    Monitor supplies, lab equipment, and service maintenance contracts

H.    Represent the College in relations with clinical agencies, sits on state, local and regional health committees and boards, chairs or oversees academic program advisory committee meetings, participates in professional organizations regarding health care education.

I.    Provide leadership and support for the new Enrollment Management Initiative.

J.    Engage in academic program specific fund raising.



Minimum Qualifications: Possess a Master's Degree from an accredited institution in the areas of health administration and or education, with a minimum of three years’ experience in health care education, and preference of two years of direct patient care in the health field.  Dental program teaching or administration experience  a plus.



Strong organizational, advising, and counseling skills are necessary.  A demonstrated ability to communicate effectively with students, faculty, staff, and administrators and strong classroom and teaching skills are required. Ability to initiate, supervise and evaluate programs, staff and personnel and apply applicable rules and laws, maintain accreditation, negotiate agreements, and present program needs and opportunities at the local and state levels.

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