Southwestern Community College
  • - Health Sciences
  • Sylva, NC, USA
  • $48,375.00 - $50,877.00
  • Salary
  • Full Time
  • State Health Plan

Statement of Primary Purpose
The Program Coordinator is responsible for all aspects of the program, including the organization, administration, continuous review, planning, development, curriculum design, instruction, academic advising and general effectiveness of the program.
This is a nine-month curriculum program.

Curriculum faculty, full-time, exempt.

Essential Functions and Responsibilities
1. Make sure programs and courses are up-to-date, abreast of technology, and in compliance with state and national accreditation standards.
2. Initiate curriculum updates and revisions.
3. Assist in course offerings and schedules.
4. Assist in budget formation/control/expenditures for:
  a. Travel (local &/or overnight)
  b. Supplies
  c. Equipment
  d. Learning Resource Center (LRC) holdings
5. Inventory equipment and supplies.
6. Maintain advisory committee to include:
  a. Recommend membership
  b. Hold annual meetings
  c. Maintain records
7. Assist in recruiting and training qualified instructors.
8. Complete or assist with program reports, including but not limited to, annual program review, outcomes assessment, and advanced planning document.
9. Establish/maintain accreditation standards to include (if appropriate):
  a. Self-study
  b. Site visits
  c. Annual reports
10. Maintain teaching course load in compliance with college and accreditation workload policy

Additional Duties and Responsibilities
Perform other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications
Bachelor's Degree plus all credentials for which students are being prepared
In the event that a Program Coordinator does not meet the Essentials of a Bachelor's Degree, a detailed educational plan (not to exceed two years) must be submitted to include proposed classes and institution of study.

Knowledge and Skills
At least 3 years experience in the field of ophthalmic optics;
Demonstrate proficiency in program planning, curriculum design, instruction, and academic advising;
Have at least two years experience, as an instructor at an opticianry program; Possess credentials for which the students are being prepared in the program, or hold comparable credentials that demonstrate at least equivalent training and preparation. (Optician, Optometrist, Ophthalmologist)

The program coordinator should pursue ongoing formal training designed to maintain and upgrade his/her professional instruction and administrative capabilities.

Physical Demands
Must be able to demonstrate and use all equipment.
Physical requirements include walking, standing, stooping, kneeling, pushing, pulling.

Licensing Requirement
Teaching faculty for spectacle dispensing must be certified by the American Board of Opticianry or equivalent (e.g. licensed optometrist or ophthalmologist) and licensed (where applicable) in North Carolina

Teaching faculty for contact lens fitting must be certified by the National Contact Lens Examiners or equivalent (e.g. licensed optometrist or licensed ophthalmologist) and licensed (where applicable) in North Carolina.

Working Conditions and Environment
Classroom/lab environment, college campus.

Equipment Operation
Able to operate and demonstrate all equipment required to perform the duties of an optician.

This position description covers the most essential functions and duties associated with this position. Other duties may be assigned by the President or appropriate supervisory personnel. The College reserves the right to alter duties, responsibilities, conditions, working hours, and job title as necessary.

This position has been closed and is no longer available.
Southwestern Community College


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