Program Coordinator - Health Sciences

Program Coordinator - Health Sciences


Rockingham Community College
215 Wrenn Memorial Road
Wentworth, NC 27375
Phone: 336-342-4261


Commensurate with experience and education



Job Category

  • Professional

Application Period

Opens: Wednesday, November 27, 2019
Closes: Thursday, January 2, 2020

Target Start Date

Thursday, January 2, 2020

Expected Work Hours

M-Th 8 am-5 pm; F 8 am-3 pm; may vary depending on program needs

Employment Type

Full-Time Staff

Minimum Qualifications

Associate in Applied Science degree in a health-related area from a regionally accredited institution;

certification/licensure in a non-credit health science program; Minimum five years work experience in the field; minimum three years work experience in community college education


Minimum Documentation: Official transcripts from a regionally accredited institution, copy of current license, and resume

  • Familiar with criteria to establish student training at clinical affiliates.
  • Knowledge of accreditation or approval of health science programs.
  • Excellent organizational and administrative duties.
  • Willingness to work a flexible schedule to include some nights and weekends.
  • Knowledge of using learning management systems to facilitate student learning
  • Knowledge of workforce development continuing education policies and procedures

Must be physically able to perform job duties, including moving, bending, and lifting up to 30 lbs.

Preferred Qualifications

Bachelor of Science degree from a regionally accredited institution in a health related field and minimum 5 years work management/supervisory experience in health care education

Position Description

Program Coordinators are professional educators with the primary responsibility of providing administrative leadership for assigned allied health non-credit programs and providing a quality learning experience for Rockingham Community College students in their respective programs. Program Coordinators are responsible for but are not limited to planning, organizing, promoting, and teaching appropriate courses for Rockingham Community College. Program Coordinators are expected to perform all coordination and instruction-related duties in a timely manner and in accordance with the mission, policies, and procedures of the College, the North Carolina Community College System, and with appropriate accrediting entities where applicable. Program Coordinators are also responsible for providing placement, advising, follow-up support services and performing other duties as assigned.

Under the supervision of the Dean for Health Sciences and Public Services Technologies, the program coordinator will coordinate non-credit health science programs that educate and train students for skills, knowledge and behaviors to support successful entry into the workplace. Currently, the College offers the following health science non-credit programs: Central Sterile Processing, EKG Technician, Nurse Aide, Phlebotomy and Pharmacy Technology. However, additional non-credit allied health programs need to be developed.

Program Development

  • Researching and recommending for approval program advisory committee members to the administration following established policy and procedure.
  • Interacting with the program advisory committee to determine state-of-the-art practices, procedures, and equipment related to maintaining an up-to-date instructional program that would be valued and needed by the employers in the Rockingham Community College service area.
  • Researching and recommending for approval clinical affiliates for student didactic and clinical training.
  • Facilitating appropriate clinical affiliate contractual agreements for student didactic and clinical training.
  • Providing leadership with the research and development of information necessary to teach the appropriate courses to the students of Rockingham Community College.
  • Monitoring professional information sources to determine trends and innovations in one’s field that lend themselves to integration into the instructional program.
  • Developing strategies for providing training services with local, state and national entities.
  • Assisting the community college and other approved entities with workshops, seminars, and support services, as requested.

Curriculum and Instruction

  • Planning and organizing the non-credit programs as approved by the RCC Board of Trustees, the North Carolina Community College System, and other accrediting entities.
  • Participating in the institutional planning process.
  • Developing, with other program faculty and appropriate administration, program level competencies that outline expected student learning outcomes.
  • Identifying and/or developing instructional materials needed to teach the program competencies prescribed in the approved curriculum by Rockingham Community College, the North Carolina Community College System, and other accrediting entities.
  • Developing course syllabi that outline clear and appropriate learning outcomes and expectations that reflect program competencies.
  • Utilizing the course description set forth in the combined course library when developing or assessing learning objectives.
  • Providing leadership in the development of appropriate assessments of established learning outcomes for all courses taught in the program.
  • Reporting student progress in mastering established learning outcomes based on identified and approved assessments.
  • Providing effective instruction which demonstrates appropriate knowledge of his/her specialized field.
  • Teaching an appropriate instructional course load in accordance with policies outlined in the Instructional Procedures Manual.
  • Demonstrating the effective use of pedagogical methods to meet various student learning styles.
  • Administering appropriate assessment and/or testing to measure student learning outcomes in all courses.
  • Maintaining appropriate classroom standards that include the effective management of students in the classroom and the management of classroom and lab facilities.
  • Ordering textbooks, instructional materials, and supplies as needed for instruction following established procedures.
  • Developing and recommending class schedules cooperatively with other departments and divisions of the
  • Directing the development of course schedules, training schedules, seminars, and/or other educational activities for assigned programs.
  • Identifying and/or recommending equipment needed to teach the competencies prescribed in the approved curriculum by the RCC Board of Trustees, the North Carolina Community College System, and accrediting entities.
  • Maintaining compliance with established performance measures, local/state agencies, and national benchmarks, accrediting entities etc. for the appropriate curriculum as prescribed by the North Carolina Community College System and accrediting entities.
  • Submitting required annual reports to Rockingham Community College, North Carolina Community College System, state approving agencies and accrediting entities.
  • Providing timely and accurate reports including 10% census reports, grade reports, and other required reports related to instruction.
  • Recommending adjunct faculty to teach courses as needed in assigned programs.

Student Development Support

  • Being available to students on a regular basis for out-of-class tutorial support in the courses assigned to teach.
  • Recruiting students for respective program and other programs of Rockingham Community College.
  • Serving as an academic advisor to students with advising responsibilities in the assigned program relative to course requirements, expectations, and completion standards.
  • Participating in the college’s registration and orientation sessions as assigned.
  • Maintaining student files within the department as required by local/state policy and accrediting entities.
  • Referring students to Student Development personnel for guidance, counseling, and resource assistance following prescribed procedures on an as needed basis.
  • Coordinating retention strategies with the appropriate program faculty, other Department Chairs, Program Directors, appropriate administration, and Student Development personnel to maximize student retention.
  • Providing placement assistance to graduates of the assigned program.
  • Providing assistance and information for student follow-up reports and demographics as required by state or local policy and/or reports.

Business Services Support

  • Recommending a departmental budget for assigned programs.
  • Developing bid specifications for instructional equipment, materials, and supplies for the assigned program.
  • Monitoring departmental expenditures to ensure expenditures are within the financial resources allocated to the program.
  • Complying with Fiscal Management System policies and procedures set forth for Rockingham Community College.

Institutional Support

  • Working a minimum of a 40-hour workweek in accordance with policies outlined in the Instructional Procedures Manual.
  • Assisting with the implementation and enforcement of all official policies and procedures of RCC.
  • Evaluating all faculty assigned to his or her program in accordance with the faculty evaluation policies and procedures outlined in the Instructional Procedures Manual.
  • Attending meetings, conferences, seminars, briefings, and training sessions called to expedite the business of the college.
  • Attending extracurricular functions such as graduation, campus fund drives, etc. that promote the collegiate life.
  • Serving on local, state, regional and/or national committees upon request and/or approval from the administration.
  • Serving on college committees as assigned to expedite college business and to be involved in the decision-making process of the college.
  • Striving to exhibit a personal and professional deportment that reflects positively upon the individual and the public perception of the community college.
  • Developing and recommending procedures for admissions to assigned programs

Public Relations Support

  • Maintaining effective intra-institution relationships with members of the Board of Trustees, President’s Senior Staff, Administrative Staff, faculty, and support personnel of the service area.
  • Providing appropriate liaison support with the North Carolina Community College System and other relational entities.
  • Promoting Rockingham Community College with local, state, regional, and national citizenry.
  • Providing appropriate liaison support to local, state and national entities of assigned programs.

Professional/Personal Development

  • Participating in Rockingham Community College, North Carolina Community College System, and other authorized professional development programs upon request.
  • Pursuing professional development courses, seminars, workshops, and institutes designed to enrich and/or enhance the quality of instruction delivered in the classroom and/or laboratory.
  • Pursuing local, state, regional, or national certifications that qualify one’s work against recognized standards in his or her field.

Additional Duties

  • Performing other duties as assigned by the appropriate Dean, Vice President for Academic Affairs and/or the President of Rockingham Community College.
  • The College reserves the right to alter duties, responsibilities, conditions, working hours, and job title as necessary.

How to Apply

Please visit to complete an online application.

Job Post Contact

Joy Chappell
Director of Human Resources
(336) 342-4261, ext. 2265