AND-Health Sciences Program Chair-12/12
Harrison College - Anderson, IN

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This description is intended to indicate the kinds of duties and level of difficulty required of this position; it is not intended to limit the right of any supervisor to assign, direct, and control the work of an employee under his/her supervision.

PRIMARY FUNCTION:
This position is responsible for accreditation compliance, the effectiveness of the program, ensuring an academic environment that facilitates robust program content, teaching effectiveness, and student learning that is consistent with the mission of the college and the program goals and objectives.

PRIMARY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Partner with Dean to interview and hire all Health Sciences full-time and adjunct faculty members following the Faculty Hiring Procedures as outlined by the Provost’s Office and per programmatic accreditation qualifications requirements.
Serve as supervisor to faculty within the School of Health Sciences. Conduct quarterly performance evaluations and annual reviews. Provide comprehensive training and support for faculty within the department to include serving as a mentor to new Health Sciences faculty. Monitor instruction and assist faculty in developing teaching styles and methods consistent with student learning styles; contribute to goal-setting driving regular updates to faculty development plans.
Conduct regular faculty/department meetings to communicate program-specific updates and needs, to provide specialized training and to share industry-related trends and current events. Maintain meeting minutes.
Serve as Health Sciences liaison to assist the Instructional Development Team and the National Dean with curriculum initiatives and program reviews

Provide oversight and monitoring of students including advising at-risk students within the School of Health Sciences. Monitor and drive retention, attendance and graduation initiatives. Facilitate resolution of escalated student issues relating to their educational experience.

Partner with the Registrar and Dean to develop the course schedule. Ensure appropriate resources are allocated for students and faculty, including lab equipment and supplies.

Pursue and evaluate practicum externship sites for student placement. Forge community partnerships and promote the School of Health Sciences.

Provide orientation to new Health Sciences students, and ensure required forms and documents are on file by established due dates.

Teach courses per the business need, preferably not to exceed two sections per term or 8 sections per year. Perform substitute teaching duties as needed

Assess Health Sciences programs to evaluate compliance with accrediting bodies. Complete and update the accreditation annual reports, Distribute mandated surveys to graduates and employers, collect completed surveys to ensure results meet participation and satisfaction rate thresholds. Analyze surveys, retention, graduation rate, graduate employment, and certification pass rates. Compare program outcomes to established thresholds and develop a plan of correction as requested by Dean, Campus President and Associate Dean of Health Sciences.

Coordinate field trips, guest speakers, and community involvement for Health Science program.

Participate as an active member with the program Advisory Board. Assist the Career Services Team in organizing and recruiting the Health Science program Advisory Board. Ensure membership represents the mandated communities of interest in accordance with Accreditation Standards and Guidelines.

Plan and complete professional development activities annually. Maintain credentials and membership through involvement in professional and community organizations. Represent Harrison College in a professional manner at all times.

Perform all other duties as assigned.

Competencies:
Leadership - The ability to make things happen by encouraging and channeling the contributions of others; taking a stand on and addressing important issues; acting as a catalyst for change and continuous improvement; developing viable partnerships and networks of people; and interacting with others in a way that gives them confidence in one’s intentions and those of the organization

Communication – Facilitating the achievement of team goals; identifying, developing and using collaborative relationships to facilitate team an organizational goal achievement

Professional and Technical Expertise - Keeping up with current developments and trends in areas of expertise; acting as a knowledge resource for the team, using industry knowledge in planning and decision-making and demonstrating knowledge, skills and abilities required for current position

Talent Development - Planning and supporting the development of others; providing timely guidance and feedback to help others strengthen specific knowledge/skill areas needed to accomplish a task or solve a problem

Results Oriented – Operating with Commitment, effectiveness and integrity; demonstrating capacity for effective action and accomplishment; assuming responsibility/accountability for success of the program.

Qualifications: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily, for purposes of this job description each of the responsibilities, which may be amended from time to time, are considered “essential duties.” The requirements listed

below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.

Education/Experience:
Master’s degree or Bachelor’s degree from an institution accredited by accredited college or university is preferred, Associate’s degree is required ; at least two years teaching or educational experience and/or training; at least one year supervisory experience. Infield work experience, education, and professional credentialing as required by programmatic accreditation and state regulations.

Language Ability:
Ability to read, analyze, and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, or governmental regulations. Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals. Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, clients, customers, and the general public.

Math Ability:
Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals. Ability to compute rate, ratio, and percent and to draw and interpret bar graphs.

Reasoning Ability:
Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.

Computer Skills:
To perform this job successfully, an individual should have working knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel and research Internet software and prefer previous working knowledge of CampusVue and Contact Management Software.

Physical Demands and Work Environment:
The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25-50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include Ability to adjust focus. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk and/or hear. The employee is frequently required to sit and use hands to finger, handle, or feel. The employee is occasionally required to stand and walk. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

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