Opticianry Program Coordinator

Opticianry Program Coordinator

Employer

Southwestern Community College
447 College Drive
Sylva, NC 28779
Phone: 828-339-4000

Job Location

Sylva, NC

Salary/Grade

$40,374.00 - $42,876.00 Annually

Benefits

State Health Plan, life insurance,

Job Category

  • Instructional (Faculty)

Application Period

Opens: Wednesday, October 14, 2020
Closes: Monday, December 14, 2020

Target Start Date

Monday, January 4, 2021

Expected Work Hours

Full Time Faculty

Reports to

Dean of Health Sciences

Employment Type

Full time Faculty; 9 month

Minimum Qualifications

Minimum Qualifications

Education           

Bachelor’s Degree plus all credentials for which students are being prepared

In the event that a Program Coordinator does not meet the Essentials of a Bachelor’s Degree, a detailed educational plan (not to exceed two years) must be submitted to include proposed classes and institution of study.

At least 3 years experience in the field of ophthalmic optics;

Teaching faculty for spectacle dispensing must be certified by the American Board of Opticianry or equivalent (e.g. licensed optometrist or ophthalmologist) and licensed (where applicable) in North Carolina,

 

Teaching faculty for contact lens fitting must be certified by the National Contact Lens Examiners or equivalent (e.g. licensed optometrist or licensed ophthalmologist) and licensed (where applicable) in North Carolina.

 

Preferred Qualifications

N/A

Position Description

Statement of Primary Purpose

The Program Coordinator is responsible for all aspects of the program, including the organization, administration, continuous review, planning, development, curriculum design, instruction, academic advising and general effectiveness of the program. 

This is a nine-month curriculum program.

 

Classification

Curriculum faculty, full-time, exempt.

 

Essential Functions and Responsibilities

1. Make sure programs and courses are up-to-date, abreast of technology, and in compliance with state and national accreditation standards.

2. Initiate curriculum updates and revisions.

3. Assist in course offerings and schedules.

4. Assist in budget formation/control/expenditures for:

    a. Travel (local &/or overnight)

    b. Supplies

    c. Equipment

    d. Learning Resource Center (LRC) holdings

5. Inventory equipment and supplies.

6. Maintain advisory committee to include:

    a. Recommend membership

    b. Hold annual meetings

    c. Maintain records

7. Assist in recruiting and training qualified instructors.

8. Complete or assist with program reports, including but not limited to, annual program review, outcomes assessment, and advanced planning document.

9. Establish/maintain accreditation standards to include (if appropriate):

    a. Self-study

    b. Site visits

    c. Annual reports

10. Maintain teaching course load in compliance with college and accreditation workload policy

 

Additional Duties and Responsibilities

Perform other duties as assigned.

 

Minimum Qualifications

Education           

Bachelor’s Degree plus all credentials for which students are being prepared

In the event that a Program Coordinator does not meet the Essentials of a Bachelor’s Degree, a detailed educational plan (not to exceed two years) must be submitted to include proposed classes and institution of study.

 

Knowledge and Skills    

At least 3 years experience in the field of ophthalmic optics;

Demonstrate proficiency in program planning, curriculum design, instruction, and academic advising;

Have at least two years experience, as an instructor at an opticianry program; Possess credentials for which the students are being prepared in the program, or hold comparable credentials that demonstrate at least equivalent training and preparation. (Optician, Optometrist, Ophthalmologist)

 

The program coordinator should pursue ongoing formal training designed to maintain and upgrade his/her professional instruction and administrative capabilities.

 

Physical Demands          

Must be able to demonstrate and use all equipment.

Physical requirements include walking, standing, stooping, kneeling, pushing, pulling.

 

Licensing Requirement

Teaching faculty for spectacle dispensing must be certified by the American Board of Opticianry or equivalent (e.g. licensed optometrist or ophthalmologist) and licensed (where applicable) in North Carolina,

 

Teaching faculty for contact lens fitting must be certified by the National Contact Lens Examiners or equivalent (e.g. licensed optometrist or licensed ophthalmologist) and licensed (where applicable) in North Carolina.

 

Working Conditions and Environment

Classroom/lab environment, college campus. 

 

Equipment Operation

Able to operate and demonstrate all equipment required to perform the duties of an optician.

 

This position description covers the most essential functions and duties associated with this position.  Other duties may be assigned by the President or appropriate supervisory personnel.  The College reserves the right to alter duties, responsibilities, conditions, working hours, and job title as necessary.

 

How to Apply

Apply on Southwestern Community College website:  https://southwesterncc.hirecentric.com/jobs/185478-21374.html

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