Veterinary Technology Instructor & Program Director
Black Hawk College
April 17, 2018
Salary commensurate with exp
Type & Experience Level:
Full Time - Entry Level
Black Hawk College East Campus located in Galva, Illinois has an opening for a director of the veterinary technology program in a full-time tenure-track position. The program director provides leadership and organization of all aspects of the academic program. Responsibilities include managing academic quality, supervision of the facilities, monitoring animal welfare and addressing students' needs. Knowledge of the professional field and job opportunities available to graduates is necessary to translate industry changes into innovative program curriculum. The position possesses direct responsibility for meeting all programmatic accreditation regulations and submitting required accreditation documentation. The director is required to devote a percentage of their time to classroom teaching and to provide a positive and effective learning environment. Visionary leadership skills are necessary to provide a diversified learning experience and an environment of positive social interaction.
Duties & Responsibilities – Administrative
Review and approve course content, overall curriculum, and assessment measures for accuracy, appropriateness and vigor Participate in college governance, committees and task forces Participate in recruiting, hiring committees, staffing and mentoring of faculty Coordinate new faculty orientation and program-specific orientations for students in their program Participate in off-campus community-oriented events Plan and facilitate advisory board meetings; manage resulting data for program improvement Develop and manage annual program budget Monitor program equipment to assure industry relevance Supervise the supply chain for classroom, laboratory and clinical needs Generate faculty scheduling within the program Develop and maintain quality external partnerships for off-campus clinical experiences, preceptor and internship sites Organize textbook orders and monitor textbook accuracy Ensure continuing education to deliver program-specific training to the faculty and staff Prepare and submit required accreditation documentation accurately and on time Comply with accreditation mandates Prepare accreditation reports and reviews as required by the program Supervise AVMA - CVTEA site visits Maintain accurate and comprehensive medical records on all animals that are either housed in or visit the clinical facilities. Monitor and maintain compliance with applicable institutional, governmental and accreditation standards including, but not limited to OSHA and IACUC
Duties & Responsibilities – Teaching
Devote time to classroom teaching and deliver effective instruction Possess motivation, dedication, and enthusiasm for teaching Serve as a role model with TEACH values (teamwork, energy, accountability, community and heart) Engage students and provide constructive student feedback Facilitate the students' ongoing progress and completion of their skills and tasks workbooks Use technology to deliver cutting edge lecture, laboratory and clinical material Provide clinical and off-site clinical instruction as needed
Participate in student orientations, registration, and mentoring activities Attend campus and student events Design and support a range of learning activities to engage all learners Set high standards for student experiences to ensure student success Develop and facilitate student retention strategies
Interested candidates are encouraged to review the full job posting on the Black Hawk College website for the requested application materials. The deadline to apply is May 7, 2018.
Black Hawk College is an AA/EEO employer.
Credentials and Experience
Current, active CVT or DVM license in Illinois
Degree from an AVMA accredited school of veterinary technology or veterinary medicine
Previous experience as a Program Director of an accredited CVT program preferred
Work experience should include management and training
Teaching experience is attractive, yet not required
The following attributes are required:
4 years of veterinary clinical experience
Solid presentation skills and strong communication abilities
Effective computer skills to prepare reports and communications
Excellent interpersonal and organizational skills for leadership and teaching
History of actively pursuing opportunities to grow professionally
Oral English proficiency is required
Internal Number: 18-00081
About Black Hawk College
Black Hawk College is a comprehensive community college located in Illinois. BHC serves college credit students, Adult Basic Education students, and Continuing Education and Workforce Training adults with high quality, cost-effective lifelong learning. Two campuses offer excellent facilities, small class size and individual attention. The College also operates numerous satellite sites in the area. Black Hawk College is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission and is recognized and certified by the Illinois Community College Board.
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