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Medical Assisting Program Director Duties: Effectively manage the program within the required guidelines while ensuring compliance with academic, regulatory and fiduciary requirements. Conduct all management functions and direct supervision within their program which includes: Planning, organizing, assigning and directing all work in the department. Hire new employees and conduct new employee orientations. Staff training and development which includes monitoring and reviewing Instructor and staff performance utilizing performance evaluations, professional development, coaching and discipline. Conduct Classroom Observations and be consistently involved and present in all the program’s scheduled classes. Ensure that quality and quantity of instruction is consistent with the program curriculum. Regularly conduct departmental meetings as well as individual meetings with each of their staff members. Develop department goals, objectives and systems. Implement measures to ensure student retention and graduation rates in their program are maintained at no less than the ABHES average for similar institutions and provide first-line student counseling and problem resolution for students in their program. Provide leadership to keep their program curriculum responsive to current industry needs. Approve schedules and instructor teaching loads. Ensure adequate instructional materials are available to their students. Order supplies within an approved budgeted amount. Ensure the timely and accurate completion of reports which includes required paperwork from their Instructors. Teach courses as scheduled. Teach classes when a substitute cannot be found. Monitor class start and end times, break schedules and ensure that rules, regulations and policies of the College are being followed by Instructors, staff members and students. If the program has an externship, will be required to effectively manage and administer the externship program to ensure externship placements, and success by working with the Externship Coordinator. On designated shifts and during an emergency, maintain security of the building and, when required, ensure that the building is secured before leaving the premises. If applicable, manage the program at another site through an Associate Program Director. Keep track of the requirements of the state boards of licensure and the requirements of certification examination agencies and programmatic accreditation, if applicable. Create and maintain master files of program curriculum documentation. Ensure the proper selection and availability of required textbooks and course materials. Attend meetings as scheduled. Attend and participate in school functions. File, complete and document a professional development plan.
Qualification and Experience
Qualifications: Bachelor level courses. General Educational classes – Hold a master’s degree in the assigned field based on their major. Business classes – Hold a master’s degree in Business Administration. All other classes – Hold a master’s degree in their assigned field. Associate courses. Occupational classes – Hold a bachelor’s degree appropriate to the subject taught except for those subjects in which a bachelor’s degree is not generally available. Academic Associates degree or AA degree (Paralegal program) – In general, a master’s degree is required for the assigned field based on their major or minor academic preparations. At a minimum the faculty member must have earned 18 semester hours or the equivalent in the discipline. Diploma or Non-Degree courses. General Education classes – Hold a master’s degree in the assigned field; or a master’s degree with at least 18 semester credit hours in the discipline. Must have demonstrated competency in the assigned field such as experience, vocational training, licensure or certification. Education and experience qualifications must first be approved by the VP of Academic Affairs and any other applicable state regulatory bodies. Able to demonstrate teaching skills and effectively teach adult learners. Demonstrated leadership and management skills. Able to create and maintain a schedule in order to achieve set program requirements. Will be required to interact in a professional and effective manner with students and co-workers. Must be able to multi-task and complete tasks in a timely manner. Able to communicate effectively face-to-face and in writing. Must be proficient with software programs such as Microsoft Word, Excel, and Outlook.
Schedule: no more than 20 contact hours per week.
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