Program Director, Diagnostic Medical Sonography

Los Altos Hills
Oct 05, 2017
Executive Administration Jobs
C-Level & Executive Directors
Position Type
Tenured & Tenure-Track
Institution Type
Community College

Foothill-De Anza Community College District

Program Director, Diagnostic Medical Sonography

Posting #: 17-041

Campus: Foothill College

Number of Working Months: 12 Months

Starting Salary: $68,479.00 - $112,466.00 annually

Close Date:

Open Until Filled: Open Until Filled

Employment Duration: Full-Time


Initial Review Date: 11/15/17*
*Any complete applications received after the review date will only be forwarded to the hiring committee at their request.

The Foothill-De Anza Community College District is currently accepting applications for the faculty position of Program Director, Diagnostic Medical Sonography, Foothill College.

Under the direction of the Dean of Biological and Health Science, responsible for the structure as well as the daily operation of the program, including organization, budget, administration, periodic review and evaluation, continued development, classroom teaching and general effectiveness of program curricula. Development and ongoing maintenance of online courses and distance learning partnerships as well as assessment and ordering of textbooks and supplies. Responsible for meeting accreditation standards with JRC--DMS under CAAHEP including reporting statistical data, annual reports, accreditation including site visitation assessment. Work closely with clinical instructors. Involved with clinical assignments of students and be the liaison and ensure effectiveness of all clinical affiliates/clinical education centers between the college, program and management. Responsible for contracting with and establishing new contracts with various medical facilities. Ensure students meet health, immunization, background check and other onboarding requirements of the clinical education centers. Oversee the hiring and management of part-time faculty. Work with stakeholders including district and college management as well as hospitals and medical facilities management and outreach to feeder schools and community. Provide Leadership and teaching experience in the field of Diagnostic Medical Sonography as well as innovative teaching, instructional methodologies, and learning strategies.

Standard duties expected of all faculty include development and evaluation of curricula, maintaining scheduled office hours, attending department and division meetings, pursuing professional growth activities, service on district and/or college committees, and performing other duties consistent with the role of an instructor. Instructors also have the opportunity to participate in campus extra-curricular activities.


  1. Understanding of, sensitivity to, and respect for the diverse academic, socio-economic, ethnic, religious, and cultural backgrounds, disability, and sexual orientation of community college students, faculty and staff.
  2. Bachelor's degree.
  3. Current active registration with the American Registry of Diagnostic Medical Sonography in the following:
    • Abdominal subjects (AB)
    • Ob-Gyn (OB)
  4. Minimum of two (2) years of full-time experience as a registered sonographer in the professional sonography field. Full-time is defined as 35 hours per week.


  1. Master's degree in a discipline within the health sciences.
  2. Three (3) to five (5) years of clinical experience at the hospital level.
  3. Experience in the educational field.
  4. ARDMS registration in breast (BR), musculoskeletal (MSK), neurosonography (NE).
  5. Experience in managing, supervising or coordinating a DMS program.
  6. Experience in fiscal management.
  7. Demonstrated proficient with computer information and internet literacy.
  8. Current active registration with the ARDMS in Vascular (RVT)

In addition, successful candidates will demonstrate the following:

  1. Work effectively with a diverse student, staff, faculty populations
  2. Ability to interpret and apply rules, regulations, policies, and procedures
  3. Ability to handle difficult and sensitive issues and problems and resolve conflicts.
  4. Ability to train, assign, supervise, evaluate, and develop part-time staff and clinical instructor's.
  5. Ability to demonstrate the principles of trust, teamwork, and collaboration
  6. Ability to exercise the principles of leadership, management, and supervision
  7. Ability to implement concepts of strategic planning
  8. Ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing.
  9. Knowledge of documenting, assessing, and evaluating student learning outcomes



  1. Indoor, office environment.
  2. Traveling will be required to off-site locations.

Physical Abilities:

  1. Hearing and speaking to exchange information.
  2. Vision sufficient to read various materials.
  3. Dexterity of hands and fingers to perform the tasks required of the position.
  4. Regularly stand, walk, and sit for extended periods of time.
  5. Bending at waist, kneeling, or crouching.
  6. Reaching overhead, above the shoulders, and horizontally.
  7. Lifting and carrying objects up to 40 lbs.


  1. A District on-line application to be completed at *In the application, you will provide information, which demonstrates your understanding of, sensitivity to, and respect for the diverse academic, socio-economic, ethnic, religious, and cultural backgrounds, disability, and sexual orientation of community college students, faculty and staff.
  2. A cover letter detailing your background and experience, skills, and abilities as they relate to the minimum and preferred qualifications of this position.
  3. A current resume of all work experience, formal education and training.
  4. Scanned copy of your American Registry of Diagnostic Medical Sonography certificate.

If you wish to request equivalency for this position (if you believe you do not meet minimum qualifications), you may submit the Request for Equivalency form. This form will need to be submitted with your application packet. You may either scan a hard copy of this form with your application packet or submit it as a Word document with your application packet.

If any required application materials (listed under Application Packet) are omitted, the committee will not review your application materials. Application materials not required (including reference letters) for this position will not be accepted. For full-consideration, all application packets must be received by 11:59 pm on the closing date.

Please allow yourself ample time to complete your application and resolve any technical difficulties that may arise with your submission. We do not guarantee a response to application questions within 48 hours of the closing date. You may also visit our “Applicant Information” to assist with technical difficulties at:

HIRING RANGE: $68,479.00 - $112,466.00 annually plus benefits; actual placement is based on applicant's verified education and experience.

For the complete Faculty Salary Schedule, go to:

Excellent benefits package which includes medical coverage for employee and eligible dependents, dental, vision care, employee assistance program, long term disability, retirement benefits and basic life insurance. Faculty are also eligible for paid sabbatical leaves and stipends for educational and professional development.

For information on our benefits package that includes medical for employees and dependents, visit our web site:

TERMS OF EMPLOYMENT: Full-time, Tenure-track, 12-months per year

STARTING DATE: Winter 2018

Persons with disabilities who require reasonable accommodation to complete the employment process must notify Employment Services no later than the closing date of the announcement.

The successful applicant will be required to provide proof of authorization to work in the U.S.

The Foothill-De Anza Community College District does not reimburse applicants for travel, lodging or any other costs incurred by applicant to attend interviews. All interviewing costs incurred will be the responsibility of the applicant.

For more information about our application process contact:
Employment Services
Foothill-De Anza Community College District
12345 El Monte Road
Los Altos Hills, California 94022

To apply, visit:


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