Excellent opportunity for a FT Surgical Technology Program Director--In BEAUTIFUL NORTHWEST MONTANA!
Flathead Valley Community College
July 12, 2018
Based on education and experie
Full Time - Experienced
College / University
Academic / Research
2 Year Degree
Flathead Valley Community College (FVCC), located in beautiful Northwest Montana, has an excellent full-time opportunity for an experienced Surgical Technology Educator to direct its successful Surgical Technology program.
FVCC is dedicated to promoting a work environment that attracts and retains talented faculty and staff and challenges employees to achieve their highest potential while contributing to the mission of FVCC. We value and support a culturally diverse and intellectually dynamic community to prepare our students for the future. Join us as we build upon a 50-year legacy and take the next steps to strengthen the college experience for students and community members.
Besides working at a top-notch educational institution, FVCC staff and faculty live in one of the most magnificent places on Earth with endless opportunities for outdoor recreation. FVCC’s main campus is located 30 minutes from the entrance to Glacier National Park, offering some of the most scenic hiking, fishing, and camping in the world. The Flathead Valley is nestled between two of Montana’s powder wonderlands, Whitefish Mountain Resort and Blacktail Mountain Ski Area, which combined offer more than 4,000 acres of terrain to explore. And just 12 miles down the road from the main campus is Flathead Lake, the largest freshwater lake west of the Mississippi River and a haven for fishing, sailing, kayaking, paddle boarding.
The Program Director position is Tenure Track and is eligible for excellent benefits that include generous health and dental plans (including vision), retirement, tuition waivers for employee and up to two legal dependents--and more!
We invite you to learn more about FVCC and its Program Director, Surgical Technology, position.
Program Director, Surgical Technology, Faculty, Tenure Track
Salary is based on education and experience, full-time, benefit eligible
This position is open until filled; however, first review of application materials is July 30, 2018.
SUMMARY: Flathead Valley Community College is an outstanding public community college located on a beautiful campus in Kalispell, Montana, with panoramic views of the northern Rocky Mountains and Glacier National Park. Our vision is to improve lives through learning, and the trustees, faculty and staff are dedicated to values that foster and preserve the spirit of our college and promote and support the well-being and economic development of the communities we serve. The Surgical Technology Program Director will instruct students, develop the program and maintain program accreditation. Anticipated start date is August 2018.
Conveys knowledge of the subject area in an effective manner for successful student learning outcomes
Develops and revises curriculum in content area and integrates subject area with other related curricula
Fosters positive student and community relations
Advises students according to established guidelines
Maintains and submits instructional records in accordance with requirements and participates in assessment activities
Maintains professional ethics and confidentiality of students in accordance with applicable laws and policies
Advances the mission of FVCC by serving on or convening committees and contributing to the community in college-related activities
Works professionally with college faculty and staff to aid with the educational process and fulfills all academic responsibilities
Remains current in practices, trends and research related to areas of assignment
Develops and maintains professional networks and relationships with health providers, centers and hospitals
Attends meetings and participates in student and/or program assessment
Reports to the Vice President of Academic and Student Affairs
Performs other related duties as assigned
Must possess a credential in the field of surgical technology through a national certification program that is accredited by the National Commission on Certifying Agencies (NCCA); AND,
Have a minimum total of five years of experience, either in the operating room scrub role OR as an instructor in surgical technology, OR a combination of both, within the past ten years.); AND,
Possess an Associate’s Degree or greater; AND
Possess proficiency in instructional methodology, curriculum design, and program planning.
If Associates degree, concentration in Surgical Technology
Bachelor or Master degree in health related field
Post-secondary teaching experience
Experience working with instructional technology
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES:
Ability to effectively teach content material in using a variety of instructional methods to facilitate student learning
Ability and willingness to serve as a representative for the College by interacting appropriately with the community
Ability to work within policies and procedures of FVCC
Ability to maintain effective and positive professional relationships
Ability to follow and issue instructions
Demonstrated communication, project management, presentation, educational service and interpersonal skills
Ability to work effectively with people from a variety of culturally diverse backgrounds
Ability to maintain regular and acceptable attendance levels
Ability to pass a criminal background check
Ability to respond in the event of an emergency
Ability to perform a Medium Duty job, according to the Selected Characteristics of Occupations Defined in the Revised Dictionary of Occupational Titles, U.S. Department of Labor and Industry. Medium Duty involves exertion of 20-50 pounds of force occasionally, and/or 10-25 pounds frequently, and/or up to 10 pounds continuously to move objects.
In order to be considered for this position, applicants must apply online at www.fvcc.edu/jobs; paper submission of applications or resume materials are not accepted. FVCC does not retain application materials for future consideration.
Additionally, applicants are required to submit the following documents by uploading them to the online application:
Letter of application indicating how you meet the minimum qualifications and detail your work experience as it relates to the position's Knowledge, Skills and Abilities; AND
A current, comprehensive resume; AND
Unofficial transcripts for ALL degrees held. (As a condition of employment, the successful candidate will submit official transcripts for all degrees held to FVCC HR prior to hiring. Only transcripts from accredited institutions will be accepted.); AND
Required current professional certifications--upload these documents to "Other" (as identified under Minimum Qualifications); AND
FIVE professional references, with complete contact information. Three professional references must be provided on the application form. Professional references must be individuals most familiar with applicant's work experience, skills and work behaviors.
EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY AND AFFIRMATIVE ACTION: FVCC is an equal opportunity employer and affirmative action organization. It is FVCC's policy that all individuals are entitled to equal employment opportunities regardless of race, color, religion, creed, political ideas, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran’s status, service in the uniformed services as defined by state and federal law, physical or mental disability, national origin or ancestry except as authorized by law. These protections extend to all management practices and decisions, including recruitment and hiring practices, appraisal systems, promotions, and training and career development programs, as required by federal and state laws.
EMPLOYMENT SPONSORSHIP: FVCC is not able to sponsor individuals seeking employment. In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and to complete the required employment eligibility verification form upon hire.
EMPLOYMENT VERIFICATION'S, REFERENCE CHECKS, AND CRIMINAL BACKGROUND CHECKS: Prior to any offers of employment, FVCC conducts thorough employment verifications and reference checks and may contact organizations and individuals not listed on an applicant's application or resume. Additionally, FVCC conducts post-offer criminal background checks.
FVCC BOARD POLICY: The FVCC Board Policy Manual is available to review at https://www.fvcc.edu/about-fvcc/board-of-trustees/fvcc-board-policy
REASONABLE ACCOMMODATIONS FOR PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES: FVCC provides reasonable accommodations upon request to qualified individuals with disabilities during all phases of employment including the application and selection process. No applicant will be penalized as a result of such a request.
VETERANS' PREFERENCE ACT: Preference applies in hiring and provides a uniform method by which special consideration is given to qualified Veterans. Veterans’ Preference laws do not, however, guarantee Veterans a job, nor do they give Veterans’ preference in internal actions such as promotion, transfer, reassignment, and reinstatement. I understand that applying for a preference is voluntary and that all information related to a preference is confidential and used only during the hiring process; the information will be maintained in a separate confidential file. To claim Veterans' Preference, you must complete the Veterans' Preference Form (form is available at: https://www.opm.gov/forms/pdf_fill/SF15.pdf) and email it along with document(s) that verify your eligibility for employment preference to Jobs@fvcc.edu. Claims for Veterans' preference must be received by Human Resources prior to position closing date.
WINDFALL ELIMINATION PROVISION: Based on the Windfall Elimination Provision, I understand my employment may not be covered by Social Security. To learn more about the Windfall Elimination Provision click https://www.ssa.gov/pubs/EN-05-10045.pdf.
AmeriCorps, Peace Corps, and other National Service alumni are encouraged to apply.
Additional Salary Information: Generous vacation and sick leave, health/dental/vision/life/AD&D; retirement plans; tuition waivers for employee and up-to two legal dependents
Internal Number: 217
About Flathead Valley Community College
Flathead Valley Community College (FVCC) is dedicated to promoting a work environment that attracts and retains talented faculty and staff and challenges employees to achieve their highest potential while contributing to the mission of FVCC. We value and support a culturally diverse and intellectually dynamic community to prepare our students for the future. Join us as we build upon a 50-year legacy and take the next steps to strengthen the college experience for students and community members.
FVCC is located in beautiful Northwest Montana, just 30 miles from Glacier National Park and 60 miles from the U.S.-Canada border. With our main campus located in Kalispell and a second campus located in Libby, FVCC serves nearly 100,000 residents over a two-county region covering more than 5.6 million acres, an area larger than the state of Massachusetts.
Besides working at a top-notch educational institution, FVCC staff and faculty live in one of the most magnificent places on Earth with endless opportunities for outdoor recreation. FVCC’s main campus is located 30 minutes from the entrance to Glacier National Park, offering some of the most scenic hiking and camping in the world. Th...e Flathead Valley is nestled between two of Montana’s powder wonderlands, Whitefish Mountain Resort and Blacktail Mountain Ski Area, which combined offer more than 4,000 acres of terrain to explore. And just 12 miles down the road from the main campus is Flathead Lake, the largest freshwater lake west of the Mississippi River and a haven for sailing, kayaking, paddle boarding, and fishing.
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