Diagnostic Medical Sonography Program Director

Diagnostic Medical Sonography Program Director


Central Carolina Community College
1105 Kelly Drive
Sanford, NC 27330
Phone: 919-775-5401

Job Location

Sanford, NC


$54,068.00 - $70,068.00 Annually


Full-time benefits

Job Category

  • Instructional (Faculty)

Application Period

Opens: Thursday, June 22, 2017
Closes: Friday, September 1, 2017

Target Start Date

Friday, September 1, 2017

Expected Work Hours


Employment Type

Full-time, 12 month contract

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor's Degree in a related discipline.  Must meet SACS-COC credential guidelines.
  • Have coursework in instructional methodologies, evaluation and assessment.
  • Proficiency in curriculum development.
  • Two years full-time experience as a registered sonographer in the professional sonography field. Full-time is defined as 35 hours per week.

Preferred Qualifications

Teaching experience, especially at the post-secondary level, is preferred. 

Position Description

The Central Carolina Community College 2015-2019 Strategic Plan declare "Learning First" as the primary institutional goal. All faculty and staff are empowered as educators, committed to responsibility for the learning process. In alignment with this plan, Program Directors are a critical part of the college's leadership charged to help maximize student learning and access by engaging students as full partners in their success.  The primary purpose of the Department Chair/Program Director, in addition to teaching, is the administration of all the programs in the department. This is accomplished through continuous evaluation and revision of course objectives, course outlines, course competencies, course descriptions, teaching strategies, in the specific curriculum to ascertain that they are appropriate and relevant as well as the management of personnel and resources. 

The Diagnostic Medical Sonography (DMS) Program Director serves to develop and direct all aspects of the Diagnostic Medical Sonography. The Program Director promotes the success of Diagnostic Medical Sonography programs among college administrators, faculty/staff, students, the health care community and the local community. Central Carolina is currently seeking approval for the Diagnostic Medical Sonography program by the North Carolina Community College System (NCCCS) and Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges. The inaugural Director will play a vital role to establish the DMS program at CCCC and seek initial DMS program accreditation. 
This position is being readvertised.

Essential Duties

  1. Teach 12-15 contact hours per semester, reduction during program development.
  2. Ensure that program outcomes and student learning outcomes are developed for each program and all courses in the department.
  3. Ensure quality and consistent instruction to all departmental students on all campuses.
  4. Prepare proficiency exams as applicable and establish a plan for administering all proficiency exams.
  5. Develop, implement, and maintain an effective departmental advising system.
  6. Maintain accurate and complete records as required, submit timely reports, and ascertain that personnel being supervised do likewise.
  7. Keep the program dean or provost advised of all matters pertaining to the department.
  8. Evaluate and select textbooks, and prepare and submit a complete textbook orders to the bookstore manager
  9. Notify supervisor when planning to be off campus during normal working hours.
  10. Design, implement, and maintain an effective recruitment plan for all areas in your department.
  11. Design and implement a plan and schedule for all registration and drop/add activities.
  12. Design and implement a plan for improving and tracking student retention for all curricula within the department.
  13. Assist, as requested, in the selection of full-time faculty for the department.
  14. Oversee/Select all part-time faculty on all sites where department courses are taught, prepare and submit part-time contracts, and prepare and submit all required supporting documents within the time frame required.
  15. When employing part-time faculty, determine that all faculty meet the credential requirement(s) for that position.
  16. Place a written justification in an individual faculty member's file if an emergency situation demands that that person teach a class on a temporary basis without the required qualifications.  That situation should be remedied as soon as a qualified person can be found and so noted in the file.
  17. Oversee/Supervise all part-time faculty in all areas of instruction including the following:
    • Provide all part-time faculty with all College and instructional materials
    • Complete all necessary employment paperwork.
    • Make arrangements for the faculty member to participate in an orientation to the College.
    • Determine part-time instructor's office hours making sure that the times and locations are posted and distributed to the students.
    • Make proper arrangements for classes if the instructors are absent from class.
    • Share the results of the student evaluations with the instructors each term.
  18. Conduct an annual performance appraisal of all full-time department personnel.
  19. Plan and conduct regular periodic departmental meetings and file with the program dean and/or provost minutes of those meetings.
  20. Be responsible for ensuring all the Compliance Assist Assessment for all programs within the department is completed in a timely manner.
  21. Supervise and maintain an inventory of all departmental equipment, materials, and supplies.
  22. Select all departmental equipment and submit appropriate requisitions to the provost or dean.
  23. Organize and maintain an active advisory board for all curriculums within the department with a minimum of one meeting per year and submit minutes of those meetings to the division dean/provost and document on Compliance Assist.
  24. Maintain personal contact with business, industry, and professional agencies relevant to the department.
  25. Direct the development of new curricula to meet the demands of the labor market.
  26. Schedule classes and assign faculty to include all sites where department courses are taught.
  27. Plan and implement articulation activities with public school, sister, and senior higher education colleagues as applicable.
  28. Cooperate with Continuing Education Department personnel and Industrial Coordinator in the development of credit and non-credit courses, course outlines, and in the assignment of faculty as needed.
  29. Cooperate with Learning Resources to assure that an adequate quantity of up-to-date library books and support materials are available.
  30. Ascertain the all faculty keep their skills and knowledge current and develop new skills as demanded by the job market.
  31. Obtain a Blackboard Level I training as well as maintain a Bb course site for each course taught during the semester.
  32. Work the required minimum 35 hours per week and post and hold the required five (5) office hours per week.
  33. Complete the annual five-hour staff development requirement.
  34. Submit records and forms in a timely fashion as required in the policy and procedures manual.
  35. Serve on College committees as assigned.
  36. Be responsible for and perform other such duties as may be assigned.

Job Post Contact

Central Carolina Community College Human Resources

(919) 718-7291