Director II - Dietetic Education Program (DEP)

Job description

LOCATION:   District/Signal Peak Campus – Coolidge, Arizona

JOB SUMMARY: Direct and manage all aspects of the Dietetic Education program. Will teach up to six (6) credit hours per semester.

RESPONSIBILITIES: The incumbent will:

  • Responsible for the overall management and integrity of the program requirements, implementation of the program review process and the assessment of learning outcomes for programs within the department set forth by the accrediting agencies. Represent the department on district wide college committees and by membership in the state and national professional organizations. Responsible for assuring that all the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND) accreditation standards, policies, and procedures will be met. Will teach up to six (6) credit hours per semester.
  • Direct deployment of class schedules in all modalities as it relates to instructor assignments and facilities to effectively meet the needs of students and best utilize the resources of the institution for the academic year including the summer.
  • Direct all aspects of internship in conjunction with building collaborative community partnerships. Organize duties to anticipate necessary relationships with private sector and health care organizations.
  • Forecast, review, revise and adapt curriculum for degrees and certificates in appropriate modalities; face to face, online, interactive television and hybrids using student-centered learning outcomes and industry standards. Analyze and make determination for niche markets regarding feasibility, change or improvement in course and degree offerings.
  • Conceptualize and initiate innovative online courses employing credentialed professionals to develop and implement courses keeping the program nationally competitive.
  • Provide educational and administrative leadership to the Dietetic Education Program, and disseminate pertinent information to all department members. Develop and manage division budgets. Participate in the selection, orientation, evaluation, development, supervision, and/or continued employment of faculty and staff members, both full and part-time, on and off campus, including clinical settings. Recruit, advise and retain students, supervise staff, implement college policies and procedures, address students’ concerns, and communicate department needs to the college’s administration.
  • Perform other duties commensurate with the functions and level of the position to include participating in committee assignments and the recruitment and retention of students.


EDUCATION:     Master’s Degree 

EXPERIENCE:   Three (3) years of applicable experience to include program management and budgeting in the field of Dietetics and/or Nutrition

SPECIAL POSITION CONDITIONS:  Must be a Registered Dietitian or Dietetic Technician Registered

The knowledge, skills, and abilities required to perform this job include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Ability to apply a variety of management, supervisory, and leadership techniques to ensure effective and efficient operations.
  • Knowledge of dietetic instructional program development, planning, evaluation, and review with the ability to produce new, imaginative, or innovative solutions different from traditional approaches.
  • Knowledge of specific processes, policies, and procedures of office management and workflow procedures to include effective management of workload, i.e. prioritizing, and organizing work.
  • Knowledge and skill in managing departmental budgets. Ability to estimate materials, equipment, and labor costs, and develop and maintain budgets.
  • Knowledge of federal and state laws, rules, and regulations regarding area of practice.
  • Knowledge of enrollment management.
  • Knowledge of methods of faculty and staff development and evaluation.
  • Knowledge of current teaching methodologies and trends in the use of classroom technology.
  • Knowledge of the policies and procedures of the credentialing and accreditation agencies.
  • Effective communication and interpersonal skills as applied to interaction with staff, community leaders, faculty, students, and the public. Skill working in a diverse multi-ethnic, multi-cultural population.
  • Ability to work independently and as a member of a team in accomplishing tasks.
  • Ability to analyze situations, develop solutions, and make independent decisions based on established guidelines.
  • Ability to establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with College staff, faculty, administrators, outside contractors and community.

SALARY:   Entry salary is $61,784.00 

DEADLINE: All application materials must be received in Talent Development by 6:00 p.m., Thursday, April 25, 2019. 

APPLICATION INFORMATION:  The application packet should consist of:

  • Letter of interest
  • Current resume 
  • Unofficial copies of transcripts reflecting the required degree or course work.

To apply go to Travel costs due to interview are the responsibility of the applicant.

Applications not accompanied with the required transcripts will not be considered. 

Copies of transcripts should reflect completed course work and conferred degrees. All academic course work and degrees must be from a regionally accredited college or university or be certified by an acceptable agency that the institution is recognized by the appropriate governmental agency in its home country (this is generally stated in the degree evaluation).

Transcripts issued in a language other than English must be accompanied by a full translation (word for word) by an acceptable translator. Additionally, each foreign transcript must be evaluated for equivalency to United States accredited course work by an acceptable agency such as those agencies certified by the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES).

Applications containing foreign transcripts that are not accompanied with the above required documentation, will not be considered.

Faxed application materials will not be accepted. 

Background Verification:  As a condition of employment, all candidates accepting an offer of employment for a full-time, part- time, temporary, student worker, or volunteer position, will be required to undergo a Background Verification.  The check will be conducted by third party agent, General Information Services (GIS) Inc.  Employment with Central Arizona College is contingent upon the successful completion of the background verification.  The college does not accept responsibility for information errors reported by GIS during the background process.   The level the background verification for this position is: Standard level.

The Talent Development Department is located in main administration building, H Building, Suite 131 on the Signal Peak Campus at 8470 North Overfield Road, Coolidge, Arizona 85128.  Office hours are Monday through Thursday from 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. 

Central Arizona College prohibits discrimination in employment and educational programs based on race, color, religion, sex, age, disability, national origin, military status, genetic test information, sexual orientation, or gender identity or expression.




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Posted: 4/11/2019
Application Due: 4/25/2019
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