Director, Dental Assisting Program

Director, Dental Assisting Program


Isothermal Community College
286 ICC Loop Road
Spindale, NC 28160
Phone: 828-286-3636

Job Location

Polk County, NC


Commensurate with experience


as established for full time employees

Job Category

  • Professional

Application Period

Opens: Tuesday, November 5, 2019
Closes: Monday, December 16, 2019

Target Start Date

Monday, December 16, 2019

Expected Work Hours

Monday-Friday 37.5 hour work week

Reports to

Dean of Health and Public Services

Employment Type

Full Time

Minimum Qualifications

  1. Bachelor’s degree, required
  2. Instruction in educational theory and methodology, e.g., curriculum development, educational psychology, test construction, measurement and evaluation, required
  3. Dental Assisting National Board Certified Dental Assistant or Dentist licensed to practice in the state of North Carolina, required
  4. Occupational experience in the application of fourhanded dentistry principles, either as a dental assistant or working with a chairside assistant, required

Preferred Qualifications


Position Description

Statement of Primary Purpose

In support of the overall Learning College, the Director will coordinate the Dental Assisting Program located in Polk County, North Carolina.


Supervises Directly

Dental Assisting Adjunct Faculty


Essential Responsibilities

  1. Recruit, orientate, and advise students in the Dental Assisting program
  2. Recruit, schedule, advise, and evaluate Dental Assisting adjunct instructors
  3. Direct support staff
  4. Organize and administer all details of the program to ensure quality instruction
  5. Develop course outlines and teaching materials based on the state curriculum standards and make changes to the curriculum as needed
  6. Help complete and maintain planning and assessment documents
  7. Provide instruction in a variety of dental assisting courses in the program
  8. Maintain a current up-to-date inventory of all dental equipment, ensuring proper dissemination of such equipment as needed throughout the dental assisting schedule
  9. Maintain correspondence with the Commission on Dental Accreditation to establish and maintain program approval
  10. Collaborate with Mountain Area Regional Health Education (MAHEC) partners in maintaining relationship/partnership
  11. Schedule use of program facilities
  12. Budget preparation and fiscal administration
  13. Other duties as assigned


Skills and Abilities

  1. Develop an understanding and appreciation of the mission, history, current programs, services and goals of Isothermal Community College
  2. Understand and use the principles of effective teaching
  3. Working skills and knowledge of all Dental Assisting subjects
  4. Ability to develop good teacher-student-instructor relationship
  5. Administration and supervision ability of personnel and resources

How to Apply

Please visit our website at to complete an online application packet.

Job Post Contact

Tanya Jones