DIRECTOR MEDICAL PROGRAMS - PHARMACOLOGY
MALCOLM X COLLEGE
Malcolm X College is seeking a Director Medical Programs to lead
the overall management of the day-to-day operations of our Pharmacy
Technology education programs. The ideal candidate will have
successful management experience, knowledge of academic curriculum
development, and a passion for helping students meet their academic
goals. Malcolm X College is the healthcare hub of City Colleges’
College. The School of Health Sciences at Malcolm X provides a
variety of allied health programs to students interested in
completing two-year associate degrees and/or obtaining credentials
in the health sciences that will lead to careers in the high-growth
healthcare industry. Programs include Nursing, Radiography,
Surgical Technology, Respiratory Care, Dental Hygiene, Pharmacy
Technology, in addition to other high-demand Health Sciences
- Selects adequate and appropriate experiential sites. Documents
that each experiential site has proper licensing. Determines that
students will have the opportunity to practice a sufficiently wide
range of activities in order to achieve the desired knowledge,
skills, and abilities. Reviews experiential training sites within
the 12-month period prior to students being assigned/active in a
site. Ensures that affiliation agreements for all sites are
completed and currently; and ensures that the preceptor of record
has received instruction regarding the requirements of the program
and the responsibilities of the site.
- The Program Director ensures that students’ achievement of
educational objectives is evaluated appropriately, to include their
knowledge, skills, and abilities leading to Entry-level or
Advanced-level pharmacy technician job competencies.
- Supervises evaluates and manages department faculty and support
staff. Interviews and recommends for hire full-time and part-time
instructional and other program staff; evaluates all staff and
participates in disciplinary actions as necessary; recommends
termination when appropriate.
- Maintains department personnel and student records and other
confidential documents in accordance with district policy,
accreditation, and/or certification standards.
- Participates in and reports to the monthly Consortium
Educational Advisory Committee, bimonthly Medical Director’s
meetings, and required accreditation meetings. Conducts program
evaluations and self-study reports to ensure the program remains in
compliance with accreditation standards.
- Designs and evaluates didactic and clinical curriculum to
ensure that expected competencies are being taught to the students.
Ensures that instruction is consistent with national progressional
standards to assure skill and knowledge competencies of
- Developments, implements, and evaluates the standards of the
medical program being managed to ensure quality student education
and quality patient care in clinical settings.
- Creates and implements educational assessment plans appropriate
to the needs of each student. Implements a program to track and
monitor the assessment plans for each Associate. Develops and
implements competency programs.
- Assesses, evaluates, and implements program changes as
workforce trends demand. Evaluates student job placement processes
and work with college staff regarding same.
- Oversees the selection and evaluation of clinical sites and
documents the program expectation are being met.
- Ensures that educational, patient care, and future employer
concerns are met while applying for and maintaining program
- Responsible for budget preparation and accountability. Develops
and monitors annual department budgets based on the history of
expenditures, predicted enrollment and revenue, and current
- Prepares reports for College administration on all program
activities, standards, accreditation requirements, external
meetings, educational concerns, and students issues and
- Ensure faculty and students meet standards and guidelines
regarding didactic or clinical activities at multiple off-campus
- Pharmacist or a Nationally certified pharmacy technician with
at least an Associate's degree required. Bachelor’s degree
- if the candidate is a Pharmacy Technician, the candidate must
be a graduate from an ASHP/ACPE-Accredited pharmacy technician
- Registered Pharmacist in the State of Illinois; or Nationally
Certified Pharmacy Technician
- At least five years of experience as a pharmacist or pharmacy
- Adheres to the state’s regulation for licensure or registration
in the practice of pharmacy; and
- Demonstrates ongoing continuing education in the field of
- Member of a national pharmacy or education association and
state pharmacy association.
- Previous instructional experience in Higher Education strongly
- Previous department budget experience preferred
Excellent health and welfare benefits package and
long-term savings and investment programs including 403(b) &
457(b) Investment Plans and a pension plan with the State
University Retirement System (SURS) Plan. Generous vacation,
holiday, personal and sick days, and tuitionreimbursement. For a
more detailed overview of benefits, please visit the benefits page
of our website.
For the second time in three years, Malcolm X College was selected
as a Promising Places to Work in Community Colleges award winner!
The award is given by the National Institute for Staff and
Organizational Development (NISOD), a membership organization
committed to promoting and celebrating excellence in teaching and
leadership at community and technical colleges, and Diverse: Issues
in Higher Education, a leading academic publication.
MXC was recognized for its best-in-class student and staff
recruitment and retention practices, inclusive learning and working
environments, and meaningful community service and engagement
Chicago residency is required for all full-time employees within
6 months of hire.
We are an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer.
Thank you for your interest in City Colleges of Chicago!