Program Chair - Dental
Ross Education, LLC 6 reviews - Saint Clair, MI

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Job Summary

The Program Chair works under the direct supervision of the Director of On-Ground Education. The Program Chair is responsible for an assigned program in the Education Department, including: overseeing the design, development, and assessment of program curricula; supporting the campuses in the hiring, training, mentoring, and evaluating program instructors; supporting student retention goals; recommending the purchasing of supplies and equipment; developing community contacts and chairing advisory board meetings; staying abreast of trends, issues, and practices, including effective teaching strategies and assessment methods; and providing support for program and institutional initiatives.

Job Duties and Responsibilities

Program Curriculum
  • Oversee the design, development, revision, and assessment of curricula, including course objectives, instructional methods, learning outcomes, test, assignments, projects, and assessment measures in conjunction with accreditation and state guidelines
  • Ensure course and program learning outcomes are delivered as defined by the syllabus

Faculty Development
  • Assist campuses with hiring, training, mentoring and evaluating instructors. Maintain the continuity and relevance of the program curriculum by regularly sharing information with the Instructors, Lead Faculty, Trainers, and campus management
  • Schedules and attends program meetings and academic in-service workshops. Advises facility of professional growth workshops
  • Ensure program faculty remains current in licensure, certification, and professional development
  • Assist in the annual evaluation of program faculty

Student Retention
  • Monitors program retention and graduate placement rates to ensure program is meeting or exceeding accreditation standards and makes curriculum updates as needed to improve outcomes

  • Oversee classroom design and recommend program equipment, supplies, library materials, textbooks, and other items for purchase and use; monitor the safety and quality of instructional materials
  • Develop strong working relationships to better negotiate with suppliers and vendors, and monitor purchases to adhere to corporate budget
  • Where applicable, ensure safety and sanitation of all labs, equipment and supplies
  • Manage special projects as assigned by the Director of On-Ground Education such as assistance with accreditation preparation, campus events, or supervision of staff
  • Attend Advisory Board meetings as needed, and develop community contacts that can assist with job placement, externship site set-up, and community involvement
  • Analyze advisory committee recommendations and implement as needed
  • Analyze surveys (employer, student, and faculty) and student outcomes from certification exams for areas of improvement and recommendation
  • Conduct or assign campus audits to evaluate facility, equipment, supplies, and adherence to curriculum, policies and procedures
  • Assist with training of campus leadership, Admissions, and Career Services regarding product knowledge/program requirements

***The Program Chair will have a teaching assignment within the program and act as the Lead Faculty for their campus. The weekly combination of those hours will create a full-time, salaried, exempt, position. For example, you might have one week with 18 hours teaching, 2 hours of Lead and 20 hours of Program Chair. The following week might be 18 hours teaching, 5 hours of Lead and 17 hours of Chair. The Faculty and Lead duties are handled under separate job descriptions.

Minimum Requirements
  • Bachelor's degree preferred
  • Education and/or experience in educational methodology such as curriculum development, educational psychology, test construction, and/or measurement and evaluation
  • Three or more years full-time experience working in the assigned program discipline and appropriate current certification within that field
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Excellent interpersonal and oral presentation/written communication skills.
  • Demonstrated leadership, communication and coaching skills
  • Ability to motivate and work with different teams
  • Ability to provide objective assessment of individual and team performance
  • Knowledge of educational regulatory compliance
  • Understanding of ethical/professional business practices
  • Demonstrate professionalism in manner, dress and conduct as a representative of Ross and a student mentor
  • Ability to achieve goals; We work to make our students successful and we measure that in our individual and team accomplishments
  • Desire to see others succeed
  • Computer skills including MS Office, internet and e-mail.
  • Ability for overnight and/or extended travel

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