The Program Director is responsible for the structure as well as the daily operation of the Diagnostic Medical Sonography program, including organization, administration, periodic review and evaluation, continued development, and general effectiveness of program curricula. The program director ensures that the effectiveness of all clinical affiliates/clinical education centers is maintained. The Program Director is responsible for meeting all applicable accreditation commission standards and agency regulations as well as maintaining compliance with Concorde policies and procedures.KEY RESPONSIBILITIES
- Responsible for recruiting, orienting and supervising faculty members for the department.
- During an instructor’s first year of employment, conduct an observation/evaluation two (2) times during the first month, once during months two and three and at six months of employment.
- Conduct an observation/evaluation at three or six month intervals (at least twice a year) for each faculty member and confer as necessary.
- Ensure that student evaluations of faculty are completed at the end of each term and summaries submitted to each faculty member.
- Ensure professional development plans are created and completed by all program personnel.
- Assure correct scheduling and registration of returning students each period.
- Assist with student orientations.
- Participate in the budgeting process and responsible for ensuring budgetary allocations support the needs of the program.
- Review the student record for satisfactory progress at the end of each grading term of each prospective graduate to determine eligibility for graduation.
- Assist with ongoing review and development of curricula in the department in accordance with Concorde policy.
- Revise and update master syllabus for each course in the department on a continuing basis per Concorde policy.
- Ensure that a syllabus, in proper format, is prepared and used for each course offered by the applicable department in accordance with Concorde policy.
- Assist with textbook evaluations for each course taught in the department and make suggestions per Concorde policy for changes.
- Complete and submit assigned reports.
- Assist the Academic Dean with catalog review.
- Assure Department is in compliance with school catalog.
- Conduct and document regular department meetings.
- Participate in school and/or Academic Affairs meetings as required.
- Teach courses as needed based on program enrollment and availability.
- Organize and conduct a minimum of two advisory committee meetings annually.
- Participate in self-studies for various accrediting agencies.
- Assist in maintaining department equipment in proper working order.
- Coordinate with the Graduate Services Director all information pertaining to the externship placement of students, job openings, potential candidates, and any placement updates.
- Participate as directed by the Academic Dean in the supervision of externs, clinical sites, etc.
- Advise students regarding academic progress in the department from enrollment to graduation.
- Other duties as assigned by the Campus Director or Academic Dean.
1. Degree – Minimum of an Associate's degree in Medical Sonography-related discipline and a Bachelor’s degree in any field.
2. Credentials - Must be registered in at least one of the Sonography specialties for which they assume a primary teaching role:
- Registered Diagnostic Medical Sonographer (RDMS) with specialty certifications in both Obstetrics and Gynecology (OIB/GYN) or Abdominal (AB)
- Registered Vascular Technologist (RVT)
3. Experience – Equivalent of four years full-time professional experience as a general sonographer or vascular technologist. Full-time is defined as a minimum of 35 hours per week
4. Must have course work in instructional methodologies, evaluation and assessment
5. Must have proficiency in curriculum development
6. Excellent oral and written communication skills
7. Excellent organizational skills
8. Previous teaching experience preferred.
9. Experience in curriculum development, instructional methodologies, evaluation and assessment preferred.
The Program Director must have management and communication skills, and the knowledge and ability to judge instructors’ competence. The position requires a strong attention to details and a positive professional attitude.