Charter College - Long Beach, CA

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The Director of Dental Programs is responsible for managing the dental assisting program ensuring that the Charter College dental assisting curriculum is current with career skills in the dental assisting profession. This includes leading the process by which dental assisting curriculum is continually updated, evaluated, and revised. The result of this process will be syllabi, lesson plans, textbooks, equipment, facility, course materials, and clinical experiences that meet state requirements.

In addition, this position is responsible for ensuring that the Charter College dental assisting instructional staff has the required skills to effectively deliver the College’s standardized dental assisting curriculum and to promote teaching and learning. This includes working with other departments in the company to develop or improve the processes by which dental assisting faculty are selected, oriented, trained, evaluated, and developed.

  • Ensure that the dental assisting program complies with all state and accrediting agency requirements.
  • Develop a set schedule for the review and revision of the curriculum of dental assisting programs.
  • In conjunction with others, develop the syllabi, lesson plans, tests, quizzes, lecture notes and etc. to maintain dental assisting curricular currency with career skills in the dental assisting profession.
  • In conjunction with others, assemble electronic courseware (syllabi, lesson plans lecture notes, ppts, etc) into a database for all dental assisting faculty to access for improved teaching and learning.
  • In conjunction with others, assist with design of physical plant (in new and existing locations) and the acquisition and deployment of equipment to enhance the delivery of the dental assisting curriculum.
  • Interact with publishers to procure texts and courseware to enhance the quality of course content and delivery.
  • Devise and utilize multiple criteria for assessing the quality of the dental assisting curriculum.
  • Assist in the development of course level pre and post test process and materials linked to the dental assisting curriculum.
  • Participate in Instructor training with respect to the dental assisting curriculum.
  • Collaborates with other college leadership staff to achieve desired organizational results in areas of customer satisfaction, student retention, graduation rates and satisfactory student progress
  • In collaboration with others, establish regional professional advisory committee meetings to ensure employer input is incorporated into the dental assisting curriculum as appropriate.
  • Assist the corporate compliance manager with the submittal of accreditation and regulatory documents that pertain to the dental assisting curriculum.
  • Work with campus personnel to develop or improve the process by which dental assisting faculty are selected and oriented to the Charter College system.
  • Assist campus personnel to evaluate dental assisting faculty and integrate the faculty evaluation process with the creation of individual faculty development plans resulting in continually improving instruction.
  • Education – RDA (valid, current, and active license held for a minimum of two years) required, BS in health care related field preferred, or a graduate degree highly valued.
  • Successfully completed a board approved pit and fissure course, infection control course, radiation safety course, coronal polishing course, teaching methodology course, and two hours of clinical teaching methodology.
  • Graduate of a State approved RDA assisting program preferred.
  • Graduate of a program recognized by the US Department of Education preferred.
  • Demonstrated dental assisting curriculum development experience.
  • Demonstrated experience with state dental boards and dental accrediting agencies.
  • Three or more years teaching experience in dental assisting field.
  • Three or more years of supervisory experience in a dental assisting education environment.
  • Experience working with vendors, publishers, and employers preferred.
  • Superior computer skills including MS Office Suite.
  • Excellent communication, interpersonal and problem solving skills.
  • Salaried – Exempt position
  • $50,000 - $55,000 annually
  • Compensation contingent on experience

We offer great benefits including Medical Insurance, Dental Insurance, Vision Insurance, 401K, Profit Sharing, Short Term and Long Term Disability benefits, Paid Time Off / PTO (15 days per year), 7 Paid Holidays per year, Tuition Reimbursements of up to $5,000 per year, and more...visit us online to learn more.

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