Department Chair, Allied Health

Penn Foster
Dunmore, Lackawanna County / Scranton, Lackawanna County
Feb 26, 2014
**This position is available in Scranton, PA, Boston, MA, or Scottsdale, AZ** POSITION SUMMARY -Responsible for the management of instructional staff in the Allied Health programs. -Responsible for the administration and execution of policies of the department and establishing goals and objectives for the department. -Ensuring that students receive excellent student support and instructor interactions via phone, e-mail, chat, online discussions, recorded webinars, and field work evaluations. -Coordinating with the Chief Certification and Licensing Officer regarding possible accreditation, licensing, and certification issues that will provide increased credibility and ensure employment opportunities for graduates of the programs. ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS -Oversee recruitment, training, and management of work flow for the department to include management of staff within Penn Foster policies -Hire and train new instructional staff to support the programs in this area -Coordinate off-site instructional activities -Communicate all program changes effectively throughout the department -Monitor department activity both quantitatively and qualitatively -Promote faculty growth through training in new technologies and professional development -Oversee the development of new and revised content for programs in coordination with the Director of Curriculum and Assessment and the Program Development Team. Ensure that the curriculum is current and in line with marketplace needs and industry standards and meets regulatory and licensing requirements throughout the states -Oversee the development of student assessment measures for programs within the department in coordination with the Director of Curriculum and Assessment -Ensure that core competencies are measured through required assessment activities -Ensure that the field experience encompasses the requirements of the program and employment trends. -Assign CEU values to career/certificate programs and provide training for department instructors in evaluating CEU values -Provide academic support to students via phone, e-mail, chat, online discussions, and recorded webinars as required to meet department goals -Develop ways to improve student retention -Evaluate student transcripts for life work credit -Maintain exam keys -Review promotional materials to ensure appropriate presentation of programs to the public -Assist Chief Certification and Licensing Officer in seeking program recognition and in gaining and maintaining licensing and accreditation -Prepare annual budget for his/her department to be aligned with the Strategic -Plan, and operate department within the budgetary limitations QUALIFICATIONS Education: B.S Degree required, M.S. Degree preferred. Experience: A minimum of three years of full-time experience in a healthcare facility, including a minimum of 40 hours in an ambulatory healthcare setting. Classroom teaching experience required. Computer Skills: Excellent computer skills and knowledge of current technological applications in teaching and learning Certificates & Licenses: A current medical assistant registration or certification preferred. Other Requirements: -Strong written and verbal and online communication skills -Strong project management skills -Proven skills in management of staff -Experience in building curriculum