Dental Assisting Program Director

Academic Operations Stockton, California


Essential Duties and Requirements:


  • Assists the Division Manager or Academic Dean in interview and selection of faculty
  • Develops and maintains a resource of qualified substitute instructors
  • As assigned by the Director of Instruction and Division Manager, participates in new faculty orientation and training
  • Participates in classroom observation and faculty evaluations
  • Maintains patient records, if applicable
  • Participates in curriculum revision
  • Maintains appropriate levels of lab supply inventory
  • Assures that lab equipment is properly maintained
  • Participates in the selection of textbooks, software, and capital equipment
  • Facilitates advisory committee meetings
  • Monitors graduate placement and pass rates on applicable licensure and registry examinations
  • Participates in accreditation and approval processes
  • Monitors and assures program compliance
  • Other duties as assigned 


  • Prepares course work and teaches assigned courses
  • Assesses and analyzes student mastery of course and program learning outcomes
  • Reviews assessment data and adjusts curriculum and instructional methodologies to improve student learning
  • Contributes to outcome discussions at the campus, program and institution levels.
  • Fulfills all duties enumerated within the Statement of Faculty Responsibilities
  • Participates in college governance, committees and task forces
  • Attends educational and campus meetings
  • Contacts students outside the classroom due to student absence to relay information related to class work and assignments
  • Offers students additional tutoring outside class time
  • Refers students to appropriate campus resources
  • Performs various functions and duties directly related to the program or the operations of the campus
  • Teaches assigned courses in accordance with established SJVC approved curriculum and course outlines
  • Informs students about course requirements, evaluation procedures and attendance requirements
  • Maintains necessary attendance, scholastic and student records, and submits records according to published guidelines
  • Participates in professional development, advisory board meetings, student and other educational activities in accordance with college policy
  • Maintains current knowledge in the field, vocation or profession
  • Participates in the evaluation, revision and development of curriculum and instructional methodsParticipates as assigned in various campus activities and duties, including but not limited to tutoring labs, skill seminar labs, learning resources, teaching or lab assistant, student retention projects, placement and employment services, job development, campus workshops and seminars
  • Performs other duties as assigned

Supervisory Responsibilities: Directly supervises 1 to 15 faculty members. Carries out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the organization’s policies and applicable laws. 

Competency: To perform the job successfully, an individual should demonstrate the following competencies:

Qualifications: To perform the job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Education and/or Experience 
Associates degree required
Dental Assisting Certificate of Achievement
2 years of recent field experience
Professional License (RHS)
Teaching experience preferred but not required

Language Skills – Ability to read and interpret documents such as handbooks and curriculum; ability to write routine reports and correspondence; ability to speak effectively before groups of students and faculty members.
Mathematical – Ability to add, subtract, multiply and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals; ability to compute rate, ratio, and percent.
Reasoning Ability – Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral or diagram form; ability to deal with problems involving several concrete variables in standardized situations.
Computer Skills – To perform the job successfully, an individual should have knowledge of Microsoft Office, Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint and Outlook.

Certifications, Licensures and Registrations:  Must possess appropriate certifications and licensures required for the courses and/or programs in charge of as the Program Director as stated in the Faculty Qualifications.

Other Qualifications: Must have a thorough knowledge of the specific program requirements, accreditation and approval standards. Must demonstrate the ability to teach from standardized curriculum.  Must have a thorough knowledge of SJVC policies and procedures.

Physical Demands: The physical demands describes here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of the job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand; sit; use hands to finger, handle or feel; reach with hands and arms; talk; and hear. The employee is frequently required to walk and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl.  The employee is occasionally required to climb or balance.  The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 10 pounds, frequently lift and/or move up to 25 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds.

Work Environment: The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate. In some cases depending on the program, the employee may be exposed to chemicals and/or moving machinery.  


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