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Director - Dental Programs
Seattle Colleges in Seattle, Virginia
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Date Posted 01/27/2020
Admin-Business And Financial Management
Salary $74,454.00 - $88,637.00  USD Per Year
Employment Type Fulltime
Application Deadline 02/24/2020


$6,204.50 - $7,386.42 Monthly
$74,454.00 - $88,637.00 Annually


OPENING DATE: 09/11/19


CLOSING DATE: 10/10/19 04:59 PM



This position will assume primary responsibility for management and direction of the Dental Hygiene and Dental Assistant Programs.  This includes overseeing the planning, operations, and assessment of program facilities (i.e., labs and clinics), supervising and coordinating the work of instructional and support staff, and working in a team with other program coordinators and administrators within the Health and Human Services Division, Neighborcare Health in the Dental Education Clinic, and other community partners.

This position reports directly to the Executive Dean of Healthcare and Human Services.

Application Procedures:

  • Attached resume

  • Attached cover letter

  • Names and contact information for three professional references

  • Answers to supplemental questions

Seattle Colleges are committed to recruiting dedicated faculty and staff who together create a welcoming academic climate that reflects the diverse backgrounds of our community, including ethnicity, national origin, religion, race, gender, gender identity, age, status as a veteran or disabled veteran, disability, political status, and sexual orientation.
Prior to a new hire, a background check including criminal record history will be conducted.  Information from the background check will not necessarily preclude employment but will be considered in determining the applicant's suitability and competence to perform in the position.
This is a non-represented, civil service exempt position.



Assume primary responsibility for management and direction of the Dental Programs.

  • Maintain an ongoing awareness of issues, concerns, potential problems on all levels that may affect the Dental Programs.

  • Determine a management process for addressing issues and solving problems related to the program; follow through to completion.

  • Communicate with division Executive Dean on an ongoing basis.

  • Set goals and priorities for the program in collaboration with the program faculty, program staff, and the Technical Advisory Committee (TAC).

  • Oversee operations of the Dental Programs.

  • Report program activities as needed to Commission on Dental Accreditation (CODA), and the TAC.

  • Supervise full-time and part-time faculty and classified staff assigned to the Dental Programs.

  • Determine teaching assignments for faculty and classified staff duties

?Coordinate Dental Programs activities

  • Attend meetings and communicate issues to the dental education faculty.

  • Review and revise the Dental Programs websites as needed.

  • Update the Dental Programs Information Packet.

  • Oversee and coordinate annual curriculum review and revision for continuous improvement.

  • Prepare, write, and submit any clinical policy changes to the division in collaboration with the Dental Education faculty.

  • Coordinate communications with other Seattle Central departments/services to support Dental Programs students and the Dental Programs.

  • Oversee the operation of the Dental Skills Center Labs.

  • Collaborate and coordinate with partner Neighborcare Clinic Manager to ensure clinic operations are in alignment with the partnership agreement while ensuring CODA requirements are met.

Coordinate and direct administrative aspects of the Dental Programs.

  • Establish and maintain accurate administrative records for the Dental Programs, faculty files and student files.

  • Facilitate faculty efforts in establishing program goals and objectives in planning and implementing the activities to achieve them.

  • Chair faculty meetings; plan and distribute agendas, distribute meeting minutes.

  • Review and respond to program-related correspondence.

  • Review and renew clinical contracts quarterly and annually.

  • Initiate new clinical contracts as needed.

  • Evaluate clinical sites on an annual basis.

Liaisons with dental hygiene organizations, professional groups, other Dental Programs, the University of Washington School of Dentistry, Neighborcare Health Dental Clinics, the dental community and the community-at-large.

  • Attend Washington Dental Hygiene Association meetings and communicate issues discussed with the Dental Hygiene faculty.

  • Attend the Northwest Dental Hygiene Educators' Association meeting and communicate issues discussed with the Dental Hygiene faculty.

  • Conduct communications with the Joint Commission on National Dental Examinations of the American Dental Association and the American Association of Dental Examiners Western Regional Examining Board (WREB).

  • Maintain current accreditation for all dental programs as mandated by the Commission on Dental Accreditation.

  • Conduct communications with the Commission on Dental Accreditation, e.g., complete reports, forms, etc.

  • Plan and coordinate with the TAC co-chairs Advisory Committee meetings.

Coordinate Dental Programs curriculum development.

  • Establish and maintain accurate curriculum records and archival files of all program related materials.

  • Facilitate faculty efforts in establishing goals and processes for ongoing curriculum evaluation and development.

  • Chair faculty and curriculum meetings.

  • Coordinate activities for systematic program evaluation.

  • Assist Dental Education faculty in establishing/completing projects for curriculum development and assessment.

Coordinate activities of full-time/part-time dental hygiene faculty.

  • Supervise full-time and part-time faculty and mutually develop instructors' professional development plans, as required by the Washington Administrative Code (WAC).

  • Review and respond to applications for open part-time faculty positions, as necessary.

  • Plan and conduct the interview process.

  • Coordinate advertising/applications with division Executive Dean.

  • Arrange and conduct interviews; make recommendations for hiring.

  • Plan and conduct orientation of new faculty members.

  • Review both the Faculty Handbook and the Student Handbook with new faculty members.  Answer questions and give campus tours.

  • Arrange for orientation to applicable theory/clinical course(s) by appropriate faculty members.

  • Arrange for orientation to clinical facility and affiliated agencies.

  • Assist part-time faculty with course development and utilization of learning resources.

  • Annually recommend part-time faculty hours to the Executive Dean. This includes requirements for Fall, Winter, Spring and Summer quarters.

  • Participate in and assist the part-time faculty with evaluation and promotion of students.


  • Prepare, write and submit recommendations on policies regarding admission, promotion, and graduation to the division in collaboration with the Dental Hygiene Faculty.

  • Encourage methods to promote Dental Programs applications; be available for student advising prior to program application.

  • Orient and counsel potential students for the Dental Programs. This duty is performed at scheduled times during the Fall, Winter, Spring and Summer quarters and during unscheduled times such as phone and face-to-face conversations.

  • Collaborate with the Admissions Office and Advisors to coordinate processing the incoming class.

  • Review and revise the admission letters as needed.

  • Review student application materials.

  • Coordinate communications with the incoming class.

  • Establish and communicate arrangements for student uniforms, instruments, etc., annually.

  • Communicate with the Admissions Office as necessary.


  • Report regularly to division Executive Dean regarding Dental Program budgets.

  • Review posting of budget and balance with current books.

  • Supply monitoring.

  • Establish and monitor process for examining current equipment and supplies.

  • Maintain files for equipment, supplies, audio-visuals and all resources on an on-going basis.

Perform other duties as assigned.



  • Masters Degree in Dental Hygiene

  • Current Washington State Dental Hygiene license or eligibility for license within 3 months

  • Current Certified Dental Assistant credential

  • Strong dental hygiene background with at least three years' clinical experience required.

  • Computer literacy, proficiency in using electronic communications, i.e., the internet; working knowledge of computer-assisted instruction and/or training.

  • Ability to work productively with diverse students, staff, and community members.

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.

  • Ability to work well in a team setting, serving as a team leader or team member.

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