The Program Director of Surgical Technology is a 12-month, full-time position that serves the program and students in Union and Anson Counties. Under the direction of the Assistant Dean of Health and Public Services, the Program Director provides academic leadership to the department, motivates others, and facilitates change while effectively managing programs of learning, resources, and personnel. This individual promotes SPCC’s mission by providing effective management and supervision of the Surgical Technology program, instruction, assessment, faculty training, and professional development. The Program Director of Surgical Technology will teach a minimum of 15 contact hours each term or 30 total contact hours fall and spring terms.
Leadership and Management
- Act as chief advocate for the program and present a positive image of the school and the college to both internal and external customers
- Collaborate with advisory boards to ensure currency of program offerings
- Conduct program demand-gap analysis using labor market data to identify needs and opportunities for program growth
- Evaluate program offerings to align with labor market needs
- Participate in periodic program reviews, conduct research and surveys, and prepare updates, reports, and plans
- Develop recruiting and marketing plans for the program in consultation with the Assistant Dean/ Dean of the School of Health and Public Services and the marketing/communications department
- Participate in student recruitment, retention, advising, and registration activities
- Supervise and evaluate faculty and staff within the program
- Recruit, orient, and mentor adjunct and full-time faculty
- Maintain a roster of qualified adjunct faculty for the program
- Participate in developing recommendations for the school budget, including forecasting anticipated budgetary needs for staffing, equipment, and supplies; monitor school expenditures.
Curriculum and Teaching
- Teach a minimum of 30 SHC per academic year (Typically, 15 SCH in both fall and spring semesters
- Promote quality in learning and instruction by using student-centered principles in leadership, management, hiring, scheduling, evaluation, and professional development.
- Actively support pedagogical innovation in seated and distance instruction; encourage the use of technology within the learning environment.
- Coordinate the development of a student-centered course schedule, ensuring appropriate availability and sequencing of existing courses.
- Provide leadership in program review and student learning outcomes assessment. Annually update and assess program improvement plans.
- Coordinate the development, implementation, and evaluation of new courses, ensuring appropriate availability and sequencing of new courses.
- Accept teaching assignments, based on the needs of the college, at one or more of the following locations: L.L. Polk campus (Polkton), Old Charlotte Highway campus (Monroe), or in community locations (Anson and/or Union counties)
- Exhibit an uncompromising commitment to SPCC as a learning-centered college through the College’s mission, vision, values, core skills and learning outcomes, and delivery of instruction and services
- Actively participate in school and college committees and activities and school or college-related community activities and events.
- Actively participate in student recruitment and retention activities, admissions, advising, and registration activities.
- Actively participate in grant prospecting, authoring, editing, evaluation, and reporting.
- Maintain current licensure, certification, or other professional credentials required for the position
- Perform other duties as assigned by the Assistant Dean/ Dean of the School of Health and Public Services and the Vice President of Academic and Student Affairs/Chief Academic Officer.
Every director with the College is expected to be:
- Committed to Student Access, Engagement, and Success
- Willing to take strategic risks related to student-oriented change
- Capable of building strong teams
- Motivated to establish urgency for improvement
- Able to plan lasting and positive internal change
- Results-oriented, ensuring effective implementation, routine assessment of programs, and continuous data-informed improvement
- Effective at communicating and listening to foster strong relationships, shared priorities, and inspire trust and action
- Considerate of fiscal responsibilities and sound operations
- Dedicated to entrepreneurial fundraising that aligns to student access, engagement, and success goals
- Effective in developing effective external partnerships to achieve broader aims for student success
- A creative, innovative, energetic instructional leader and a technologically sophisticated professional who is skilled in various technology applications
- A supporter of consistent and on-going professional development initiatives, in pursuit of the college’s strategic goals
- A fair-minded, ethical, and honest leader with excellent interpersonal and communication skills and the courage and integrity to lead and accept responsibility
- A collaborative, respectful, and honest person who is guided by a high standard of integrity and customer service
- Associate’s Degree from an institution accredited by an accrediting agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education
- Credential in the field of surgical technology through a national certification program accredited by the National Commission on Certifying Agencies (NCCA).
- Minimum total of five years of experience, either in the operating room scrub role or as an instructor in surgical technology, or a combination of both, within the past ten years.
- Minimum of one year of administrative or supervisory experience
- Possess an education in teaching and learning principles for adult education, including curriculum development, implementation, and evaluation, appropriate to the program director role.
- Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing
- Working knowledge/utilization of word processing, spreadsheet, and presentation software applications
- Bachelor’s Degree or higher from an institution accredited by an accrediting agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education
- Certified Surgical Technologist credentialed by the National Board of Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting (NBSTSA)
- Familiarity with a course management system such as Canvas
- Experience in a regional accreditation process, such as SACSCOC
- Experience in a national accreditation process, such as CAAHEP (ARC/STSA)
- Budgeting experience.
- Experience with class scheduling, and evidence of the ability to create proactive and innovative class scheduling options.
- Experience with goal setting and strategic planning.