Program Director and Assistant Professor Allied Health Program – Tenure Track

Job description

Date: June 4, 2021

Position Title: Program Director and Assistant Professor Allied Health Program – Tenure Track

Job ID:   1158

Work Hours/ Schedule: 42 Weeks -Fall, Winter and Summer Semesters (*Grant Funded thru January 31, 2025)

Compensation: $63,507 (Bachelor’s Degree), $68,695 (Master’s Degree), $73, 995 (Terminal Degree)

                                Reflects Fall 2021 negotiated salary.

Start Date: Fall 2021

Reports to: Associate Dean, School of Workforce Development

Posting Close Date: July 6, 2021

* GRCC has received a Federal grant which will be used to fund this new position within a new department.  This position will be grant funded through January 31, 2025 and thereafter should the department continue beyond the end of the grant. 


GRCC is seeking applicants who possess an interest in working with diverse student populations from a wide range of age, ethnicity, national origin and ability; engage in and develop innovative teaching strategies; effectively assess student-learning outcomes; demonstrate a commitment to lifelong learning and professional development; and provide service to our students, the college and our community at large.

Faculty members are responsible to GRCC and to each other for the successful completion of departmental work, as well as work associated with the School of Workforce Development and GRCC as a whole. In addition to the major position responsibilities, it is expected that faculty demonstrate outstanding communication skills, collaborate effectively, use personal initiative to overcome obstacles, and work efficiently to meet deadlines. In an environment where innovation is valued, each faculty member will take responsibility to perform their work in a manner consistent with both the letter and the spirit of GRCC values.

Essential Job Functions

  • Provide leadership, along with faculty, for the day-to-day operation of the allied health programs.
  • Assist the Dean/Associate Dean in the hiring of faculty to teach various allied health programs that do not relate to dental, radiological technologists, occupational therapy assisting, or nursing.
  • Contribute to the growth and development of future allied health programs by representing the department as a liaison and facilitator in college wide committee work, program planning, and partnering consortiums.
  • Participate in the selection of full- and part-time faculty and staff within the department.
  • Mediate student complaints as part of the complaint process.
  • Lead activities and support faculty in maintaining appropriate program accreditations.
  • Oversee curriculum development activities within the department to ensure compatibility with the College’s curriculum goals and mission.
  • Facilitate, plan, and prepare master schedule of allied health classes, registration of students (where applicable), and maintenance of all classes in the allied health programs.
  • Facilitate, plan, and assist in the management of clinical contractual agreements and student assignments.
  • Manage clinical contractual agreements and student clinical placements.
  • Coordinate clinical instructor meetings and expectations.
  • In conjunction with the Health Programs Admission office, facilitate and participate in the various allied health program admission and interview processes, including orientation sessions.
  • Provide academic advising to allied health students.
  • Provide guidance to maintain GRCC’s Allied Health Department webpage.
  • Work with the Dean of the School of Workforce Development in creating annual proposals for Perkins and other special funding opportunities.
  • Develop and manage the annual budget and expenditures for the department and, if applicable, consortium partners.
  • Prepare, update and submit reports such as program review and planning for sufficient faculty/staff/equipment to maintain change or expand programs to meet the community needs.
  • Analyze assessment data to inform improvements for the department’s certificates/degrees. 
  • Prepare reports, certify graduates, seek approvals and otherwise maintain appropriate relationships and memberships with the local and national accreditations and licensures.
  • Participate in grant opportunities where applicable.
  • Serve as the liaison between community/consortium members and the programs in the Allied Health Department.
  • Create/manage/facilitate the various advisory committees and recommend new members to the Dean of the School of Workforce Development.
  • Schedule and chair monthly department meetings.
  • Work with Workforce Training to develop continuing education and professional development courses, where applicable.
  • Other duties as normally required of GRCC faculty members.
  • Other duties as assigned by the Associate Dean or the Dean of Workforce Development.



  • Bachelor’s degree in Allied Health programs or related field required.
  • Master’s Degree in Allied Health programs or related field preferred.

Work Experience

  • Minimum of two full-time years/4000 hours of combined industry experience in an allied health field required.
  • Minimum of three years of full-time experience as an instructor in an allied health field required. 
  • Experience in programmatic accreditation experience preferred, with emphasis placed on CAAHEP accreditation experience.
  • Community College teaching experience is preferred.

Equipment Use/Knowledge/Skills/Abilities

  • Clear evidence of sensitivity to and understanding of students from diverse backgrounds with a wide range of abilities.
  • Possess excellent interpersonal and problem-solving skills.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.

Physical Demands

  • Must be able to sit or stand for long periods of time.

Mental Demands

  • Understanding of and appreciation for the community college philosophy and student population.
  • Interest in working with diverse student populations, who represent a wide range of age, ethnicity, national origin and ability.
  • Demonstrated initiative, and organizational and problem-solving abilities.
  • Ability to perform routine and unexpected duties with minimum supervision.
  • High-energy level of enthusiasm and interest in helping and supporting students, staff, and the general public.
  • Ability to work under pressure while possessing mature judgment and flexibility in regards to interruptions and schedule changes.
  • Good judgment in handling sensitive or difficult situations in a professional manner.

Working Conditions

  • Classroom and office environments in an academic setting.
  • Travel to offsite locations will be required.


Grand Rapids Community College is only accepting online applications for this position at Submit a cover letter and resume in one document. The opportunity to apply for this position will close on July 6, 2021 at 11:59PM. Individuals with diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply. Grand Rapids Community College is an equal opportunity employer. Visa sponsorship is not available.

Grand Rapids Community College creates an inclusive learning and working environment that recognizes the value and dignity of each person. It is the policy and practice of GRCC to provide equal educational and employment opportunities regardless of age, race, color, religion, marital status, sex/gender, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, height, weight, national origin, disability, political affiliation, familial status, veteran status or genetics in all programs, activities, services, employment and advancement including admissions to, access to, treatment in, or compensation in employment as required by state and federal law. GRCC is committed to reviewing all aspects of GRCC programs, activities, services and employment, including recruitment, selection, retention and promotion to identify and eliminate barriers in order to prevent discrimination on the basis of the listed protected characteristics.  The college will not tolerate any form of retaliation against any person for bringing charges of discrimination or participating in an investigation. Further information may be obtained from the EEO Office or the Office of General Counsel, 143 Bostwick Avenue NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49503-3295.




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Job No: 1158
Posted: 6/7/2021
Application Due: 7/6/2021
Work Type: Full Time