Director of Surgical Technology Program

Job description

Director of Surgical Technology Program

Job no: 492526
Position Type: Full-Time
Location: Elgin, IL
Experience Level: Senior-Level
Categories: Supervisory
Role: Director of Surgical Technology Program

About ECC:

Elgin Community College serves over 9,000 students at every stage of their educational journeys, including university transfer programs, career and technical education, continuing education classes, and adult basic education. As a community, we pride ourselves on nurturing a welcoming campus where every person—students, staff members, faculty members, and campus visitors—feels valued. The work of each ECC employee is central to the college’s mission, and as an employer, the college fosters a positive environment through professional challenges, excellent benefits, and opportunities for recognition and camaraderie.

Work Schedule:

M-F, 8 hours per day

Rate of Pay:


FLSA Status:


Grant Funded:


Job Summary:

The Surgical Technology Program Director is an administrative position responsible for the organization, administration, periodic review, continued development, and general effectiveness of the Surgical Technology program.

Required Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

  1. Bachelor's degree (BA/BS) from four-year college or university in healthcare, education, management or related field; or equivalent combination of education and/or experience.
  2. Hold a credential in the field of surgical technology through a national certification program that is accredited by the National Commission on Certifying Agencies (NCCA).
  3. Have a minimum of five years of experience, either in the operating room scrub role or as an instructor in surgical technology, or a combination of both, within the past ten years.
  4. Have a minimum of two years teaching experience and demonstrate proficiency in instructional methodology, curriculum design, and program planning.

Desired Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

  1. Masters degree preferred

Essential Duties:

  1. Develops, implements, and evaluates the strategic plan, program outcomes, curriculum, and overall effectiveness of the SGT program.
  2. Maintains the SGT D2L website for online/hybrid instruction.
  3. Develops, implements, and coordinates the SGT program admission policy and procedure.
  4. Hires and supervises FT & PT faculty. Advises academic and clinical faculty on curriculum changes, course objectives, and evaluation procedures. Evaluates faculty and clinical instructors teaching effectiveness through classroom observations and student reviews.
  5. Establishes didactic and clinical schedules in conjunction with faculty and clinical affiliates. Develops clinical performance evaluation tools for the SGT program. Recruits healthcare agencies to serve as clinical training sites. With the assistance of the Dean/Associate Dean negotiates clinical affiliation agreements. Monitors students and staff acting under these agreements.
  6. Teaches in the SGT program. Observes student performance in the clinical setting when necessary.
  7. Manages the SGT student lab on campus.
  8. Maintains CST competency through attendance at conferences and continuing education events.
  9. Maintains program accreditation through ARC/STSA. Produces ICCB program review reports.
  10. Selects and purchases equipment, supplies and educational materials for the SGT program
  11. In conjunction with the Dean develops an annual budget for the SGT program and monitors program expenditures.

Other Duties:

  1. Participate in professional development activities related to the field.
  2. Participate in division and College-wide committees and events in order to support the mission of the College.
  3. Perform other job-related duties as assigned which pertain to the job description.

Physical Demands:

Light (up to 25 lbs occasionally or 10 lbs frequently)

Visual Acuity:

Close visual acuity (e.g. computer, assembly)

Work Environment:

Moderate noise

Environmental Conditions:

Typical office or administrative

Current SSECCA Union Member Information:

Elgin Community College Support Staff of Elgin Community College Association (SSECCA) members that apply by 03/14/2019 and meet the posted minimum qualifications will receive full consideration.

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement:

Elgin Community College does not discriminate, or tolerate discrimination, against any member of its community on the basis of race, color, national origin, ancestry, sex/gender/gender identity, age, religion, disability, pregnancy, veteran status, marital status, sexual orientation, or any other status protected by applicable federal, state or local law in matters of admissions, employment, or in any aspect of the educational programs or activities it offers.

In addition, Elgin Community College provides reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities to ensure equal access and equal opportunities with regard to employment practices, educational opportunities, and programs and services. If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please notify the College’s EEO/AA Officer. Determinations on request for a reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis.

Advertised: March 7, 2019 Central Standard Time
Applications close:




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Posted: 3/8/2019
Application Due: 5/7/2019
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