General Statement of Function: Responsible for the management and administration of the program, including planning, evaluation, budgeting, selection of faculty and staff, maintenance of accreditation, and commitment to strategies for professional development. Reports to the Health Sciences Division Allied Health Department Chair.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: 1. Oversee the administration of the program(s) to include directing other program faculty/staff. 2. Provide effective leadership for the program(s) including, but not limited to, responsibility for communication, program assessment and planning, fiscal management, and faculty evaluation. 3. Serve as a professional and academic role model while establishing and upholding a climate conducive to learning. 4. Responsible for the organization and implementation of the program(s) curriculum. 5. Aid in the development of curricula, including individual course syllabi as assigned. 6. Prepare and deliver instruction to students as assigned. 7. Prepare assignments as needed. 8. Evaluate program effectiveness. 9. Conduct periodic review of program(s) courses, goals, and competencies meeting the requirements of ACOTE accreditation and other governing bodies. 10. Coordinate clinical, lab, and course assignments in collaboration with the Core Faculty and Allied Health Chair 11. Adhere to college policies and those of the professional practice agencies 12. Attend meetings called by the college’s administrative personnel 13. Maintain professional credentials 14. Abide by all state and national regulatory and licensure requirements. 15. Perform extra-curricular and co-curricular duties as assigned. 16. Attend departmental and general faculty meetings. 17. Establish, post, and maintain office hours as directed by college policy. 18. Work with department chairperson, other career instructors, and administration in the continued evaluation and improvement of the program(s) curriculum. 19. Participate in the student advisory system. 20. Counsel with students and refer to appropriate counselors as necessary. 21. Work to maintain proper public relations with the community. 22. Actively serve as recruiter and advisor. 23. Promote and participate in student activities and organizations/associations. 24. Maintain an active advisory committee. 25. Perform other duties assigned by the Allied Health Department Chair or the Associate Vice President of Health Sciences.
MANDATORY: (M1) Master’s degree in Occupational Therapy or a health related field. (M2) Certified occupational therapist or occupational therapy assistant licensed in the state or jurisdiction. (M3) A minimum of five years of documented experience in the field of occupational therapy including clinical practice, administrative duties, and understanding of and experience with OTAs. (M4) At least two years of experience in a full-time academic appointment with teaching responsibilities at the postsecondary level. DESIRABLE: (D1) Doctoral degree in Occupational Therapy. (D2) Public/Community Health Experience. (D3) At least three years of experience in a full-time academic appointment with teaching responsibilities at the postsecondary level. (D4) Community college teaching experience.
Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College