Program Director, Massage Therapy

Program Director, Massage Therapy


South Piedmont Community College
680 US 74
Polkton, NC 28135
Phone: 704-272-5300

Job Location

Located in Union County


Commensurate with education and experience


Full-Time Benefits

Job Category

  • Instructional (Faculty)

Application Period

Opens: Friday, April 28, 2023
Closes: Sunday, July 23, 2023

Target Start Date

Monday, July 24, 2023

Expected Work Hours

40 hours per week

Reports to

Assistant Dean of Health and Public Services

Employment Type


Minimum Qualifications

·       Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution or five years of professional experience in the field of massage

·       Licensed in Massage & Bodywork Therapy (LMBT) or licensed in Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy, Chiropractic and professional experience working in a related field 

·       Two years of teaching experience in the field of massage or two years’ experience in education administration

·       Proficiency in curriculum design, program administration, evaluation, instruction, and counseling

·       Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing

·       Working knowledge/utilization of word processing, spreadsheet, and presentation software applications

Preferred Qualifications

·       Bachelor’s or Associate’s degree in a health-related field

·       Proficiency in both Swedish and Deep Tissue or Neuromuscular Therapy (NMT) techniques.

·       Demonstrate safe and therapeutic preparatory massage strokes, including effleurage, petrissage, and friction before employing any deep tissue pressure to avoid unnecessary bruising and harm to underlying soft tissue

·       Familiarity with a course management system such as Canvas

·       Budgeting experience

·       Experience with class scheduling, and evidence of the ability to create proactive and innovative class scheduling options

·       Experience with goal setting and strategic planning

Position Description

Job Description

The Massage Therapy Program Director is a 10-month, full-time position located in Union County. Under the direction of the Assistant Dean of Health and Public Services, the Program Director provides quality learning opportunities that assists students in meeting their educational goals in therapeutic massage with training in various modalities and preparing those students for the Massage & Bodywork Licensing Examination (MBLEx). This individual has responsibility for teaching and learning, curriculum development, advising, supervision and evaluation in the clinical setting, professional development, institutional service, and community relations.

Job Duties

Leadership and Management

  • Act as chief advocate for the program and present a positive image of the school and the college to both internal and external customers
  • Collaborate with advisory boards to ensure currency of program offerings
  • Conduct program demand-gap analysis using labor market data to identify needs and opportunities for program growth
  • Evaluate program offerings to align with labor market needs 
  • Participate in periodic program reviews, conduct research and surveys, and prepare updates, reports, and plans
  • Develop recruiting and marketing plans for the program in consultation with the Assistant Dean/ Dean of the School of Health and Public Services and the marketing/communications department
  • Participate in student recruitment, retention, advising, and registration activities
  • Supervise and evaluate faculty and staff within the program
  • Recruit, orient, and mentor adjunct and full-time faculty
  • Maintain a roster of qualified adjunct faculty for the program
  • Participate in developing recommendations for the school budget, including forecasting anticipated budgetary needs for staffing, equipment, and supplies; monitor school expenditures.

Curriculum and Teaching

  • Promote quality in learning and instruction by using student-centered principles in leadership, management, hiring, scheduling, evaluation, and professional development.
  • Actively support pedagogical innovation in seated and distance instruction; encourage the use of technology within the learning environment.
  • Coordinate the development of a student-centered course schedule, ensuring appropriate availability and sequencing of existing courses.
  • Provide leadership in program review and student learning outcomes assessment. Annually update and assess program improvement plans.
  • Coordinate the development, implementation, and evaluation of new courses, ensuring appropriate availability and sequencing of new courses.
  • Accept teaching assignments, based on the needs of the college, at one or more of the following locations: L.L. Polk campus (Polkton), Old Charlotte Highway campus (Monroe), or in community locations (Anson and/or Union counties)

Other Expectations

  • Exhibit an uncompromising commitment to SPCC as a learning-centered college through the College’s mission, vision, values, core skills and learning outcomes, and delivery of instruction and services
  • Actively participate in school and college committees and activities and school or college-related community activities and events.
  • Actively participate in student recruitment and retention activities, admissions, advising, and registration activities.
  • Actively participate in grant prospecting, authoring, editing, evaluation, and reporting.
  • Maintain current licensure, certification, or other professional credentials required for the position
  • Perform other duties as assigned by the Assistant Dean/ Dean of the School of Health and Public Services and the Vice President of Academic and Student Affairs/Chief Academic Officer.

How to Apply

Apply online at Position is open until filled. 

Job Post Contact

South Piedmont Community College

Human Resources

PO Box 126

Polkton, NC 28135