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Health Sciences and Technology Assistant Program Director

Connecticut State Colleges & Universities
New Britain, CT
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Posted: October 15, 2021
Level: Assistant Director
Hours: Full-time, 40 hours per week
Job Posting: COSC 21- 08
Closing Date: Applications must be submitted by 5:00 pm (EST) on Monday, November 15, 2021


Charter Oak State College
55 Paul Manafort Drive, New Britain, CT  06053

Telecommuting and remote work arrangements are available at Charter Oak State College and are handled on a situational basis with the candidate.

Anticipated Start Date: 

Fall 2021

Position Summary:

The Health Sciences and Technology Assistant Program Director is responsible of teaching courses, revising curriculum, assisting with accreditation requirements, recruiting and advising students; and community outreach.

Incumbents must possess a proven ability to effectively work with a culturally, linguistically, and ethnically diverse faculty, staff, and student. They are expected to have excellent oral and written communication skills along with strong Information technology literacy skills such as Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Outlook, Teams, etc.)

Minimum Qualifications:

Master’s degree in a Health Science or related field with three (3) or more years of teaching experience. Incumbent must hold an AHIMA (American Health Information Management Association) credential.

Substitutions Allowed:

Applicants who do not meet the minimum qualifications as stated are encouraged to put in writing precisely how their background and experience have prepared them for the responsibilities of this position and by providing appropriate references.  Exceptions to the degree requirements may be made for compelling reasons.

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Five (5) or more years of teaching experience in an online environment.
  • Doctoral Level Degree in a Health Science field.
  • Experience with CAHIIM accreditation,
  • Hold an equivalent professional credential such as Certified Associate in Healthcare Information and Management System (CAHIMS), Certified Professional in Healthcare Information and Management Systems (CPHIMS), Advanced Health Informatics Certification (AHIC), MBA, FACHE, CMM, CHAP, CPHRM, CFHP, CRCE, CPHQ.
Example of Job Duties:

Under the supervision of the Health Sciences and Technology Department Chair, the Health Sciences and Technology Assistant Program Director is responsible for the following:

  • Teaches 7 courses during the academic year: normally 3 during the Fall, 3 during the Spring and 1 during the Summer.
  • Advises students, including helping them develop their plans of study.
  • Assists the Department Chair in providing direction, coordination, oversight, and evaluation of the curriculum.
  • Assists with outreach initiatives to the healthcare community and initiates development of program expansion opportunities.
  • Advises the College on certificate or program opportunity areas within the health sciences and technology industries.
  • Assists the Department Chair in attaining and maintaining accreditation at state and professional association levels.
  • Maintains records on HIIM students, including academic progress and demographic information.
  • Assists in the process of assessing program goals, including student learning outcomes.
  • Works with admissions staff and academic counselors to ensure student success.
  •  Duties as assigned.

In addition to the accountabilities listed above, the incumbent is required to carry out the essential duties of Attendance and participation at informational and professional conferences. These may involve traveling.

This posting includes qualifications, experience, and skills but is not limited to the full duties and responsibilities that are stated within the Collective Bargaining Agreement.

Starting Salary:

$67,534 approximate annual plus excellent State of CT medical insurance, retirement, and related fringe benefits. Salary Range for this level is $67,534-$92,088.

Application Instructions:

To apply you must submit a cover letter and resume.

Incomplete applications or those submitted after the closing date will not be considered and links to other sources to view resumes are not acceptable.

All employment, if offered, is contingent upon proof of citizenship or employability under the requirement of the Immigration and Control Act (IRCA) and the successful passing of a background check. CSCU is committed to providing a safe campus community. Background investigations include reference checks, a criminal history record check and, when appropriate, a financial (credit) report or driving history check.

Prior to extending an offer of employment, the finalists for state employment must prove that they  (1 )are fully vaccinated against COVID-19; (2) have received the first dose and has either received a second dose or has an appointment for the second dose in a two-dose series vaccination, such as Pfizer or Moderna vaccines, or has received a single-dose vaccine, such as Johnson & Johnson’s Janssen vaccine; or (3) have applied for an exemption from this requirement because a physician, physician’s assistant, or advanced practice registered nurse has determined that the administration of COVID-19 vaccine is likely to be detrimental to their health, or the finalist objects to vaccination on the basis of a sincerely held religious or spiritual belief. Each application for an exemption will be considered on an individualized, case-by-case basis, and any applicant for an exemption must provide appropriate supporting documentation if requested. Executive Order

Continuing Notice of Nondiscrimination

CSCU does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religious creed, age, gender, gender identity or expression, national origin, marital status, ancestry, present or past history of mental disability, learning disability or physical disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, genetic information or criminal record. The following persons have been designated to handle inquiries regarding the non-discrimination policies: Nicholas D'Agostino Director of Equal Employment Opportunity [email protected]


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