Delta Career Education Corporation

National Program Director Medical Lab Technician

Req #
2017-6611
US-PA-Lewisburg
Category
Academics/Education
McCann School - Lewisburg
Job Status
Full Time

Overview

The National MLT Program Director provides oversight and subject matter expertise for all Medical Laboratory Technician programs offered at Delta campuses. For purposes of coordinating the program within the consortium, the MLT Program Director reports to the Senior Director of Curriculum Development. The National MLT Program Director provides leadership to campus Program Directors who have responsibility for the program at the campus level. Under the leadership of the National MLT Program Director, campus-based Program Directors will contribute to the development and revision of curriculum deliverables including, but not limited to, identified career outcomes and associated SOC Codes, CIP Codes, program learning outcomes, program descriptions, competencies, course sequences, course learning objectives, syllabi, assignments, assessments, rubrics, textbooks, equipment lists and facility requirements, instructor materials, new and revised program applications, catalog information, library collection requirements, and product knowledge materials. The MLT Program Director is responsible for maintaining a record of agenda and minutes for meetings convened with Program Directors, demonstrating evidence of campus participation in the curriculum development and revision process. The National MLT Program Director will be responsible for monitoring data trends at the consortium level to determine whether curriculum revisions are required to assure optimal student learning outcomes. The National MLT Program Director works in partnership with the Academic Compliance team to evaluate campus readiness for regulatory visits and to assure ongoing program quality and compliance.

Qualifications

Experience Required:

  • Minimum:

̵             Master’s Degree

̵             ASCP certification

̵             Credential required by the state, accrediting body, and/or programmatic accrediting body

̵             Professional work experience in the content area

̵             Experience providing post-secondary instruction in the content area

 

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Models integrity and an extraordinary work ethic, demonstrating a strong sense of personal accountability for actions and attainment of organizational goals.
  • Models the Delta mission in all respects; demonstrates humility and a well-managed ego in all encounters; unerringly respectful in communication with staff.
  • Ability to operate in a dynamic and flexible environment with confidence and poise.
  • Is concurrently strong in execution, strategy, and financial acumen, with a high EQ and leadership qualities.
  • Demonstrates data-driven decision making combined with intuitive insight to maximize outcomes.
  • Knowledge of campus-based academic operations and the impact that online instructional delivery has for all functional areas
  • Appreciation for operating within the highly regulated environment of proprietary, post-secondary education and understanding of the regulations and standards that govern school operations.
  • Willingness and ability to collaborate effectively across the matrix organization to drive innovation, standardization, automation and simplification for the ultimate attainment of school, region and company objectives.
  • Demonstrates strong situational leadership; utilizes operational scenarios to develop the competency of individuals who are not direct reports; able to make strategic staffing decisions in a timely manner.
  • Demonstrates highly developed written and verbal communication skills.
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office programs and database programs (CampusVue preferred).

Responsibilities

     Formulate an inclusive network of campus-based Program Directors.

  • Maintain a current and accurate contact list of Program Directors.
  • Convene regular meetings with Program Directors within the consortium.
  • Produce and distribute agenda for each scheduled meeting, allowing meeting participants to contribute to the development of the agenda.
  • Generate and distribute meeting minutes for each meeting.

     Determine the current health of the program(s).

  • Secure and analyze data on program performance at campus and consortium level.
  • Establish a calendar for local advisory board meetings to achieve consistent schedule of feedback.
  • Employ and require the use of a common template for advisory board meeting agenda and meeting minutes.
  • Collect feedback on the program generated via local advisory board meetings and review as one of the regularly scheduled meeting agenda items.
  • Obtain and analyze data collected as part of the Program Optimization process; discuss with Program Directors during one of the regularly scheduled meetings.
  • Determine a timeline for curriculum revision and/or development as a result of the recommendations and prioritization produced through program Optimization; advisory board input or accreditation needs.

 

       Facilitate the curriculum development/curriculum revision process.

  • Engage campus-based Program Directors in the process of curriculum development/revision.
  • Delegate course development to individual Program Directors as needed.
  • Consider the input of a regional/national advisory board, if available, as well as other data points, as part of the curriculum development/revision process.
  • Facilitate the identification of career outcomes for the program of study under development/revision and the SOC codes associated therewith.
  • Determine whether there are third party standards that inform the knowledge, skills and competencies required for employment in each of the career outcomes identified. Engage the National Program Director for General Education early in the process to ensure that appropriate and compliant General Education courses are integrated into the program of study.
  • Identify the competencies that graduates of the program of study must demonstrate.
  • Identify the program learning outcomes for the program of study.
  • Determine consortium standard course requirements such as Career Development and Career Management.
  • Determine whether the program must include an internship, externship, clinical or practicum.
  • Utilize the standard program development template to construct a course sequence, identifying which courses have pre-requisites and which do not.
  • Insert the course sequence into a program template (generated by the Chief Academic Officer and VP of Financial Services).
  • Assign a course template or templates for each course in the program of study:
    • Fully Online – all contact hours delivered in the virtual classroom
    • Blended – Lecture – some contact hours in the physical classroom, some in the virtual classroom
    • Blended – Lab – some contact hours in the physical lab classroom, some in the virtual classroom
    • Blended Lecture/Lab – some contact hours in the physical lab, some in the lecture classroom, some in the virtual classroom
    • Supplemental – no contact hours delivered outside of the physical classroom
  • Identify the course learning objectives for each course in the sequence of study.
  • Develop a topical outline for each course in the program of study.
  • Construct the assignments, assessments (and rubrics) that will be utilized in each course and determine the point Values associated therewith.
  • Determine the amount of time required to complete each assignment and assessment.
  • Map each assignment and assessment to a course learning objective.
  • Identify the textbooks, learning materials, facilities requirements and equipment requirements for the course.
  • Determine library resources required to support the course.
  • Develop course descriptions.
  • Develop instructor materials (lesson plans, project outlines, PowerPoints, etc.) for each course.
  • Assemble all of the course materials into a cohesive program of study.
  • Map program learning outcomes to course learning objectives.
  • Map the program competencies to the competencies that are demonstrated by successful completion of assignments and assessments.
  • Develop the program description.
  • Produce the ACICS new program application for the program of study and submit to Educational Compliance for review and submission.
  • Produce any applications necessary for specialized accrediting agency.
  • Generate product knowledge materials to support implementation of the program.

     Provide new/revised program implementation leadership.

  • Develop an implementation task timeline.
  • Lend support to campus-based Program Directors as they execute the task timeline in preparation of new program launch.
  • Problem-solve as issues associated with new program launch arise.
  • Monitor metrics associated with new program launch (enrollments, retention, student satisfaction, completion, placement, alumni satisfaction, employer satisfaction).

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