Overview

RESPONSIBILITIES : Under the administrative direction of the Dean, plan, coordinate, and direct the activities and operations of the Dental Hygiene program; supervise academic and classified staff. ESSENTIAL DUTIES : Manage and participate in the development and implementation of goals, objectives, policies, and priorities for assigned activities and operations; recommend and administer policies, procedures, and programs; participate in long-range planning activities; plan, coordinate, and supervise the operations of the Dental Hygiene program; schedule and staff all dental hygiene classes and clinics; arrange for supervision of all clinics by a licensed dentist; plan, coordinate, and supervise the operations of the Dental Hygiene Post-Graduate Studies Program. Maintain compliance with the Dental Hygiene Committee of California requirements; lead faculty in curriculum planning/ annual review and assessment; develop and maintain relationships and articulation agreements with appropriate four-year degree programs; supervise, collaborate, and participate with the Dean and program faculty and staff to develop student selection process; select students; participate in the selection, training, supervision, and evaluation of assigned faculty and staff; supervise assigned personnel in accordance with District policy; provide or coordinate training for staff; participate in the evaluation of classified and certificated staff and faculty; oversee and participate in the development and administration of the Dental Hygiene program’s annual budget(s); participate in the forecast of funds/expenditures; monitor and approve expenditures; implement adjustments; supervise and monitor the ordering and maintenance of all clinical and laboratory supplies and equipment; oversee the maintenance of clinical equipment; prepare periodic accreditation reports and required annual surveys for the Commission on Dental Accreditation. Submit requested information and reports to the Dental Hygiene Committee of California; facilitate regular meetings of the Dental Advisory Committee; maintain membership that is active and representative of the community; represent the College and the Dental Hygiene program to other departments and outside agencies; coordinate assigned activities with those of other departments and outside agencies and organizations; perform related duties and responsibilities as required.

KNOWLEDGE AND ABILITIES: MUST HAVE KNOWLEDGE OF: Operations, services, and activities of a Dental Hygiene program; laws, rules, regulations, policies and procedures relating to Dental Hygiene program operations; District policies, procedures, and current educational programs; methods and techniques of leadership and management; principals and practices of curriculum and course development; principals and practices of program development and administration; principals and practices of budget preparation and administration; principals of supervision, training and performance evaluation; methods and techniques of research, analysis, and decision making; principals and procedures of statistical record-keeping and report preparation; modern office procedures, methods, and equipment including computers and applicable software; English language usage, spelling, grammar and punctuation; interpersonal skills using tact, patience, and courtesy. MUST HAVE ABILITY TO: Manage, direct and provide effective leadership for assigned programs and services; oversee and participate in the development and implementation of policies, procedures, goals and objectives; develop, coordinate, and manage effective programs and services; analyze and assess programs, policies and operations needs and make appropriate adjustments; plan, organize, direct, and coordinate the work of assigned faculty and classified staff; select, supervise, train, and evaluate staff; research, analyze, and evaluate new service delivery methods and techniques; analyze problems, identify alternative solutions, project consequences of proposed actions, and implement recommendations in support of goals; prepare and present comprehensive, effective oral and written reports; prepare and administer an operational budget; interpret, apply, and explain laws, regulations, policies, and procedures related to assigned functions, conduct meetings and serve on committees; plan and organize work to meet schedules and time lines; work successfully with District faculty, administrators and staff as well as community representatives; work with and exhibit sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse racial, ethnic, disabled, sexual orientation and cultural populations of community college students; communicate effectively, both orally and in writing, demonstrating advanced writing skills; establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contracted in the course of work.

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:

  • Possess a Master’s or higher degree from a college or university accredited by an agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education or Council for Higher Education Accreditation.
  • A minimum of one year of formal training, internship, or leadership experience reasonably related to the administrator’s administrative assignment.
  • Documentation of two (2) years’ experience teaching in pre- or post-licensure registered dental hygiene or dental programs.
  • Documentation of a minimum of 2,000 hours in direct patient care as a registered dental hygienist, or working with a registered dental hygienist.

LICENSES AND OTHER REQUIREMENTS:
Possess an active, current dental or dental hygiene license issued by the Dental Hygiene Committee of California or the Dental Board of California (DBC), with no disciplinary actions. SALARY & BENEFITS:
Range F, $8,747.00-$10,763.00 plus $2,000 annual stipend for earned Doctorate Degree. Excellent Benefits.

STARTING DATE: As soon as the successful candidate is identified and following the subsequent governing board approval.

APPLICATION DEADLINE: All application materials must be received on-line at www.swccd.edu. Position is open until filled. Any application received after the deadline is not guaranteed a review.

APPLICATION MATERIALS ARE AVAILABLE ON-LINE AT OUR COLLEGE WEBSITE, https://jobs.swccd.edu/postings/2344