Program Director, Surgical Technology (Faculty-Tenure Track) needed in Beautiful NW Montana!
Flathead Valley Community College
February 12, 2018
Full Time - Experienced
Academic / Research
2 Year Degree
JOB TITLE: Program Director, Surgical Technology, Faculty, Tenure Track DEPARTMENT: Health Sciences PAY RANGE: Salary is based on education and experience, full-time, benefit eligible
CLOSING DATE: This position is open until filled; however, first review of application materials is March 5, 2018.
SUMMARY: Flathead Valley Community College is an outstanding public community college located on a beautiful campus in Kalispell, Montana, with panoramic views of the northern Rocky Mountains and Glacier National Park. Our vision is to improve lives through learning, and the trustees, faculty and staff are dedicated to values that foster and preserve the spirit of our college and promote and support the well-being and economic development of the communities we serve. The Surgical Technology Program Director will instruct students, develop the program and maintain program accreditation. Anticipated start date is August 2018.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES: * Conveys knowledge of the subject area in an effective manner for successful student learning outcomes * Develops and revises curriculum in content area and integrates subject area with other related curricula * Fosters positive student and community relations * Advises students according to established guidelines * Maintains and submits instructional records in accordance with requirements and participates in assessment activities * Maintains professional ethics and confidentiality of students in accordance with applicable laws and policies * Advances the mission of FVCC by serving on or convening committees and contributing to the community in college-related activities * Works professionally with college faculty and staff to aid with the educational process and fulfills all academic responsibilities * Remains current in practices, trends and research related to areas of assignment * Develops and maintains professional networks and relationships with health providers, centers and hospitals * Attends meetings and participates in student and/or program assessment Supervises staff * Reports to the Vice President of Academic and Student Affairs * Performs other related duties as assigned
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: * Associate’s degree in related field; AND, * NCCA accredited certification as a Certified Surgical Technologist (CST) or Certified Surgical First Assistant (CSFA); AND, * A minimum of five years of operating room or surgical technology instructor experience; AND, * Proficiency in instructional methodology, curriculum design and program planning.
PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: * If Associates degree, concentration in Surgical Technology * Bachelor or Master degree in health related field * Post-secondary teaching experience * Experience working with instructional technology
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES: * Ability to effectively teach content material in using a variety of instructional methods to facilitate student learning * Ability and willingness to serve as a representative for the College by interacting appropriately with the community * Ability to work within policies and procedures of FVCC * Ability to maintain effective and positive professional relationships * Ability to follow and issue instructions * Demonstrated communication, project management, presentation, educational service and interpersonal skills * Ability to work effectively with people from a variety of culturally diverse backgrounds * Ability to maintain regular and acceptable attendance levels * Ability to pass a criminal background check * Ability to respond in the event of an emergency * Ability to perform a Medium Duty job, according to the Selected Characteristics of Occupations Defined in the Revised Dictionary of Occupational Titles, U.S. Department of Labor and Industry. Medium Duty involves exertion of 20-50 pounds of force occasionally, and/or 10-25 pounds frequently, and/or up to 10 pounds continuously to move objects.
In order to be considered for this position, applicants must apply online at www.fvcc.edu/jobs; paper submission of applications or resume materials are not accepted. FVCC does not retain application materials for future consideration.
Additionally, applicants are required to submit the following documents by uploading them to the online application:
* Letter of application indicating how you meet the minimum qualifications and detail your work experience as it relates to the position's Knowledge, Skills and Abilities; AND * A current, comprehensive resume; AND * Unofficial transcripts for ALL degrees held. (As a condition of employment, the successful candidate will submit official transcripts for all degrees held to FVCC HR prior to hiring. Only transcripts from accredited institutions will be accepted.); AND * Required current professional certifications (as identified under Minimum Qualifications); AND * FIVE professional references, with complete contact information. Three professional references must be provided on the application form. Professional references must be individuals most familiar with applicant's work experience, skills and work behaviors.
EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY AND AFFIRMATIVE ACTION: FVCC is an equal opportunity employer and affirmative action organization. It is FVCC's policy that all individuals are entitled to equal employment opportunities regardless of race, color, religion, creed, political ideas, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran’s status, service in the uniformed services as defined by state and federal law, physical or mental disability, national origin or ancestry except as authorized by law. These protections extend to all management practices and decisions, including recruitment and hiring practices, appraisal systems, promotions, and training and career development programs, as required by federal and state laws.
EMPLOYMENT SPONSORSHIP: FVCC is not able to sponsor individuals seeking employment. In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and to complete the required employment eligibility verification form upon hire.
EMPLOYMENT VERIFICATION'S, REFERENCE CHECKS, AND CRIMINAL BACKGROUND CHECKS: Prior to any offers of employment, FVCC conducts thorough employment verifications and reference checks and may contact organizations and individuals not listed on an applicant's application or resume. Additionally, FVCC conducts post-offer criminal background checks.
FVCC BOARD POLICY: The FVCC Board Policy Manual is available to review at: https://www.fvcc.edu/about-fvcc/board-of-trustees/fvcc-board-policy
REASONABLE ACCOMMODATIONS FOR PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES: FVCC provides reasonable accommodations upon request to qualified individuals with disabilities during all phases of employment including the application and selection process. No applicant will be penalized as a result of such a request.
VETERANS' PREFERENCE ACT: Preference applies in hiring and provides a uniform method by which special consideration is given to qualified Veterans. Veterans’ Preference laws do not, however, guarantee Veterans a job, nor do they give Veterans’ preference in internal actions such as promotion, transfer, reassignment, and reinstatement. I understand that applying for a preference is voluntary and that all information related to a preference is confidential and used only during the hiring process; the information will be maintained in a separate confidential file. To claim Veterans' Preference, you must complete the Veterans' Preference Form (form is available at: https://www.opm.gov/forms/pdf_fill/SF15.pdf) and email it along with document(s) that verify your eligibility for employment preference to Jobs@fvcc.edu. Claims for Veterans' preference must be received by Human Resources prior to position closing date.
WINDFALL ELIMINATION PROVISION: Based on the Windfall Elimination Provision, I understand my employment may not be covered by Social Security. To learn more about the Windfall Elimination Provision click https://www.ssa.gov/pubs/EN-05-10045.pdf.
AmeriCorps, Peace Corps, and other National Service alumni are encouraged to apply.
Additional Salary Information: Salary is based on education and experience. Position is eligible for excellent benefits that include group health/dental/vision exam, life, AD&D, vision hardware; tuition waivers for up to two legal dependents.
Internal Number: 217
About Flathead Valley Community College
Flathead Valley Community College (FVCC) is dedicated to promoting a work environment that attracts and retains talented faculty and staff and challenges employees to achieve their highest potential while contributing to the mission of FVCC. We value and support a culturally diverse and intellectually dynamic community to prepare our students for the future. Join us as we build upon a 50-year legacy and take the next steps to strengthen the college experience for students and community members.
FVCC is located in beautiful Northwest Montana, just 30 miles from Glacier National Park and 60 miles from the U.S.-Canada border. With our main campus located in Kalispell and a second campus located in Libby, FVCC serves nearly 100,000 residents over a two-county region covering more than 5.6 million acres, an area larger than the state of Massachusetts.
Besides working at a top-notch educational institution, FVCC staff and faculty live in one of the most magnificent places on Earth with endless opportunities for outdoor recreation. FVCC’s main campus is located 30 minutes from the entrance to Glacier National Park, offering some of the most scenic hiking and camping in the world. Th...e Flathead Valley is nestled between two of Montana’s powder wonderlands, Whitefish Mountain Resort and Blacktail Mountain Ski Area, which combined offer more than 4,000 acres of terrain to explore. And just 12 miles down the road from the main campus is Flathead Lake, the largest freshwater lake west of the Mississippi River and a haven for sailing, kayaking, paddle boarding, and fishing.