Director, Veterinary Technology Program
Website Bristol Community College
Director, Veterinary Technology Program
Department: Academic Affairs-STEM
Locations: Fall River, MA
Posted: Jan 23, 2023
Closes: Open Until Filled
Type: Full Time
Position ID: 158169
About Bristol Community College:
Bristol Community College is an exciting place to work, learn, and grow! Bristol is dedicated to fostering an inclusive environment with a rich diversity of beliefs, cultures, languages, abilities, and lifestyles. Committed to enriching its educational experience through a supportive community, Bristol actively encourages candidates of all backgrounds to apply and achieve our vision of advancing a vibrant, diverse community through education, learner by learner. If you share a passion for helping students succeed and enjoy working in a community of innovative, inclusive, and collaborative colleagues, Bristol is the place for you!
As a Commonwealth of Massachusetts employer, Bristol offers a comprehensive compensation and benefits package, including health, dental, life, long-term disability, retirement and paid time off (vacation, personal, sick, and holiday pay). We also offer tuition waiver discounts at the Commonwealth’s public higher education institutions. More information can be found on our http://www.bristolcc.edu/bristolcommunity/facultystaff/humanresources/benefits/.
POSITION TITLE: Director, Veterinary Technology Program
DEPARTMENT: Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM)
PRIMARY LOCATION: Fall River
REPORTS TO: Dean, Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) or designee
POSITIONS SUPERVISED: Assigned unit and non-unit employees, which may include faculty and staff in STEM
STATEMENT OF DUTIES:
The Director, Veterinary Technology Program develops, manages, and oversees classes in the Veterinary Technology Program. The Director facilitates the development and accreditation of an American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) accredited Associate of Applied Sciences program in Veterinary Technology. The Director determines, establishes and implements veterinary technology program goals, establishes a memorandum of understanding and criteria of assessment for students’ performance and progress with clinical sites and coordinates with site supervisors to ensure clinical education is effective. The Director will supervise the activities of the assigned veterinary staff, evaluate the faculty and prepare teaching assignments. The Director consistently monitors student success rates, implementing plans and meeting with students to reduce student withdrawals, maintains AVMA required student success rate for all classes taught in the program. The Director is also responsible for maintaining all AVMA records and prepares annual reports necessary for accreditation purposes. The Director will offer and encourage faculty to implement new strategies for the improvement of course and program delivery in alignment with the college’s strategic plans and to meet the evolving needs of the Bristol community.
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS, DUTIES, AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
• Facilitate the development and accreditation of an AVMA and Board of Higher Education-accredited Associate of Applied Sciences program in Veterinary Technology.
• Orient instructors to Program, including mission, philosophy, curriculum design, distance education format and strategies.
• Develop and implement a policy to ensure that applicable instructors and staff are aware of and abide by the current AVMA accreditation standards.
• Obtain accreditation and maintain accreditation standards; write and submit all necessary documentation and reports for accreditation.
• Participate in the formulation of the program’s budget; administer budget within the prescribed limits established by the college.
• In conjunction with faculty, administration, and the advisory committee, establish the Program strategic plan, goals, essential skills, and outcomes.
• Lead and manage curriculum development and implementation, which includes but is not limited to comprehensive systematic program assessment and review.
• Coordinate and recommend faculty to teach courses in their area of content and/or clinical expertise.
• Maintain Program records and provide required Program reports in a timely fashion at required and/or agreed upon deadlines.
• Hire, supervise, develop, and lead assigned staff. Conduct regular performance evaluations to ensure continuous improvement and identify potential opportunities for growth. Work closely with Human Resources to develop staff capabilities and expectations.
• Promote a positive and inclusive work environment that supports the professional growth of staff while fostering a commitment to service excellence.
• Establish, supervise and/or manage clinical related duties, including but not limited to coordinating with partner facilities operating under MOUs.
• Coordinate student recruitment efforts.
• Oversee the selective admission and onboarding process and standards for students.
• Assess and determine current and anticipated needs for all Program equipment, instructional resources and supplies, library, and technology resources.
• Establish and maintain a student handbook for the program along with policies regarding safety, security, and maintenance of classrooms, offices, labs, clinics, and equipment;
• Develop and administer a system for advising students on a regularly scheduled basis.
• In conjunction with Program instructors, develop course philosophy, objectives, and evaluation methods for the Program curriculum.
• Develop and update course syllabi and review and select appropriate instructional resources (textbooks, online resources and instructional materials) for all Program courses.
• Develop and implement system for periodic review of courses, content, teaching-learning strategies.
• Instruct or supervise Vet Tech students in clinical procedures as needed.
• Maintain open door policy for students to provide open communication.
• Order supplies and maintain equipment as needed.
• Demonstrate a sense of professionalism and consistently reflect Bristol’s core values while interacting with members of the Bristol community.
• Focus on the Commonwealth’s Equity Agenda by applying related best practices throughout all job functions.
• Perform other duties as assigned.
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE
NOTE: Unless otherwise noted, all required qualifications must be met by date of hire.
• Minimum of an Associate degree from an AVMA accredited program with current credentialing as a veterinary technician or Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM).
• Minimum of three years of related field experience.
• Must submit to a background check (including Criminal Offender Record Information (CORI)/Sex Offender Registry Information (SORI)) and may be required to submit to a drug screening as a condition of employment.
• Demonstrated progressive experience in leadership/management level positions throughout career.
• Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
• Reliable transportation in order to travel to and from meetings, trainings, or campus and community locations as required.
• Demonstrated proficiency with Microsoft Office 365 applications.
• The ability to work effectively with a diverse student body, faculty, and staff.
• COVID-19 Vaccination Requirement: As of January 2022, candidates for employment should be aware that Community College students, faculty, and staff are required to be fully vaccinated. Accordingly, initial employment is dependent upon receipt and verification of full vaccination status records; details of how to fulfill vaccine record verification requirements will be provided during the hire and onboarding process.
• Demonstrated expertise in one or more of the following animals groups: exotics, domestics, agricultural, and/or lab animal.
• Teaching experience preferred.
• Robust understanding and demonstrated inclusion of access, equity and student success practices.
• Unique or specialty practice experience preferred.
• Ability to communicate in a language in addition to English.
PHYSICAL DEMANDS AND WORK ENVIRONMENT:
The employee must meet the physical demands and work environment of the position. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable those with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the job.
POSITION STATUS: This is a full-time, non-unit position with benefits.
SALARY: Hiring salary $82,000 – $90,000, commensurate with education and experience.
TO APPLY: Please complete our online application by clicking on the “Apply” button. The position will be open to applicants until filled. Review of applications will begin 10 calendar days from the posting date.
REQUIREMENTS TO COMPLETE APPLICATION PROCESS:
1) A completed Bristol Community College Employment Application.
2) A current resume/curriculum vitae.
3) A cover letter that demonstrates how your skills and experience meet the desired and required qualifications of the position (not limited in length).
All candidates must have legal authorization to work in the United States. Bristol Community College is an institution that does not sponsor work authorization.
A pre-employment criminal background check will be conducted for all positions.
The college will independently verify education credentials as provided on the application. For certain positions that require a college degree, the hired candidate must supply official transcripts upon hire. Transcripts must include your name and degrees conferred.
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