Program Director, Veterinary Medical Technology

Program Director, Veterinary Medical Technology


Cape Fear Community College
411 North Front Street
Wilmington, NC 28401
Phone: 910-362-7000

Job Location

Cape Fear Community College, Wilmington, NC


Commensurate with experience


State of North Carolina

Job Category

  • Instructional (Faculty)

Application Period

Opens: Tuesday, February 5, 2019
Closes: Tuesday, February 12, 2019

Target Start Date

Tuesday, February 5, 2019

Expected Work Hours


Reports to

Department Chair, Public Service and Engineering Technology

Employment Type

Full Time

Minimum Qualifications

Minimum Education/Training:

  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM) from a regionally accredited college or university

Minimum Experience:

  • Five-year’ experience full-time in clinical practice as a licensed Veterinarian.
  • Ability to document and demonstrate knowledge of current clinical Veterinary Medical Technology program.
  • Unrestricted license to practice as a Veterinarian in North Carolina.

Preferred Qualifications

Preferred Education/Training, Experience, Skills:

  • Teaching experience preferred.


Position Description


To lead, direct, manage, supervise, plan, and coordinate the Veterinarian Medical Technology (VMT) program for the college; to coordinate assigned activities with other college departments, divisions, and outside agencies.


  • Receives administrative direction from the Department Chair, Public Service and Engineering Technology
  • Exercises direct and indirect supervision over faculty and clerical staff.


Essential and other important responsibilities and duties may include, but are not limited to, the following:

Essential Functions:

  • Provide leadership and management responsibility for workforce preparation in Veterinarian Medical Technology Program and activities that incorporate current technology and effective methods of instruction that meet the needs of employers.
  • Plan, direct, and participate in the instruction for VMT programs; develop supplemental materials and tests; maintain accurate records of student attendance and performance.
  • Plan, direct and implement policies and procedures that meet American Veterinary Medical Association CVTEA Accreditation Standards.  Ensure that all documentation to continuously maintain AVMA accreditation is complete and properly maintained.
  • Manage and participate in the development and implementation of goals, objectives, policies, and priorities for VMT program including curriculum development and instructional coordination; recommend, within departmental policy, appropriate service and staffing levels; recommend and administer policies and procedures.
  • Continuously monitor and evaluate the efficiency and effectiveness of service delivery methods and procedures; assess and monitor workload, administrative and support systems, and internal reporting relationships; identify opportunities for improvement and review with the Public Service Department Chair.
  • Select, train, motivate and evaluate division faculty and staff; provide or coordinate professional development of faculty and staff; work with employees to correct deficiencies; implement discipline and termination procedures.
  • Plan, direct, coordinate, and review the work plan for the VMT program; meet with staff to identify and resolve problems; assign work activities, projects and programs; monitor work flow; review and evaluate work products, methods and procedures.
  • Coordinate and participate in the development and administration of the VMT program annual budget;direct the forecast of funds needed for staffing, equipment, materials, and supplies; direct the monitoring of and approve expenditures; direct and implement adjustments as necessary.
  • Serve as liaison for VMT program with other college departments, division, agencies, industries, organizations, and the media; negotiate and resolve significant and controversial issues.
  • Recruit, interview, evaluate, and hire VMT instructors; develop and draft instructor contracts and necessary materials for instructors.
  • Develop, coordinate and implement faculty schedules to ensure an equitable allocation of course assignments.
  • Provide direction for the development, implementation and review of the VMT program.
  • The program director will be given a reduced teaching load to allow sufficient release time to ensure the needs of their program are met, specifically, the management and administration of their program.

Other Important Functions:

  • Assess material, supply, and equipment needs for VMT program; submit requisitions for the ordering of supplies; maintain an inventory of equipment and supplies.
  • Serve on a variety of committees and study groups; research and develop recommendations related to the VMT program.
  • Coordinate the academic program efforts to recruit and retain students; coordinate the development, review, and revision of program publications, publicity and other community relations’ activities.
  • Coordinate activities with student services in the implementation of CFCC VMT admission, progression, and graduation policies.
  • Coordinate the selection, use and maintenance of equipment and facilities assigned to the program; may identify, negotiate and contract for educational facilities and locations.
  • Represent the college to the community and outside organizations.
  • Provide guidance and advice to students.
  • Perform related duties and responsibilities as required.


Knowledge of:

  • Organizational and management practices as applied to the planning, analysis and evaluation of programs, policies and operational needs.
  • Principles and practices of budget preparation and administration.
  • Principles of supervision, training and performance evaluation.
  • Principles of AVMA accreditation standards.
  • Pertinent Federal, State, and local laws, codes and regulations.
  • Principles and procedures of academic and instructional program development and administration in the area of assignment.
  • Principles and practices of curriculum development and instructional strategies.
  • Current trends, research and development in the area of assignment.

Ability To:

  • Analyze problems; identify alternative solutions, project consequences of proposed actions and implement recommendations in support of goals.
  • Select, supervise, train and evaluate instructional staff.
  • Effectively direct the provisions of the academic area to which assigned in support of the college programs.
  • Gain cooperation through discussion and persuasion.
  • Participate in the preparation and administration of a departmental budget. 
  • Conduct committee meetings in an effective and efficient manner.
  • Establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with those contacted in the course of work
  • Interpret and apply CFCC goals, objectives, policies, procedures, rules, and regulations
  • Maintain effective audio-visual discrimination and perception needed for:
    • Making observations
    • Reading and writing
    • Communicating with others
    • Operating assigned equipment
    • Handling varied tasks simultaneously
  • Maintain physical condition appropriate to the performance of assigned duties and responsibilities, which may include the following:
    • Standing or sitting for extended periods of time
    • Operating assigned equipment
    • Handling varied tasks simultaneously
    • Bending, stooping, climbing, or lifting up to 50 pounds
  • Maintain mental capacity, which allow the capability of:
    • Making sound decisions
    • Responding to questions
    • Demonstrating intellectual capabilities


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