Dental Hygiene Program Director in Portland, OR at Concorde Career Colleges

Date Posted: 6/20/2022

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Job Description


The Program Director manages faculty and other academic staff and ensures effective leadership of his or her department and students.  In addition, the Program Director is responsible for all applicable accreditation commission standards or agency regulations as well as all programmatic outcomes.  The Program Director is also required to implement, monitor, and uphold all applicable policies and procedures to ensure effective functioning of the department.  All Concorde associates are required to display professionalism and uphold Concorde’s Mission and the core values of respect for the individual, integrity, teamwork, customer service, and achievement.


  • Set the example and be the role model for professionalism and conduct for program staff and students
  • Ensure academic quality of the instruction provided to the students
  • Participate in student, campus, and community activities as required
  • Actively participate in the local professional community to raise awareness of Concorde, enhance student opportunity, and build the professional network
  • Responsible for recruiting, training, orienting, and supervising faculty members for the department
  • Ensure faculty are providing active and engaging learning experiences to students within a respectful environment that is conducive to learning, and focused on student satisfaction and positive results
  • Participate in and document ongoing faculty and professional development activities including any Continuing Education Units (CEUs) that may be required for certification or licensure where required by law.  This also includes ensuring these activities are occurring and documented for faculty
  • Adhere to Concorde policies and accreditor standards
  • Ensure the safety of the department meets legal and regulatory guidelines and standards of the program
  • Conduct and document regular department staff/faculty meetings
  • Ensure faculty files are maintained and complete as per the Academic Dean’s requirements
  • Assist with ongoing review and development of program curriculum
  • Ensure that all appropriate surveys are conducted timely and reviewed effectively
  • Provide regular performance feedback, including formal classroom observations, to all faculty as appropriate and be open to coaching from Academic Dean
  • Advise, coach and mentor students as appropriate and necessary
  • Provide support and supervision to ensure programmatic and institutional completion, licensure and placement outcomes are met
  • Ensure compliance with all requirements of programmatic and institutional accreditors including advisory committee meetings, scheduled and unannounced visits, annual reports, self-studies, and response
  • Review and ensure accurate and timely course, student, and faculty scheduling
  • Assist with and attend graduation as requested
  • Teach classes as and when necessary and as permitted by any programmatic accreditor
  • Assist with student orientations
  • Participate in the budgeting process and supervise procurement to ensure that program needs are met
  • Review and assist with implementation of the Satisfactory Academic Progress process, including grade audits and timely completion of student advising
  • Perform other duties, as assigned


  • All program faculty and staff


  • Must have a full-time appointment as defined by the institution, whose primary responsibility is for operation, supervision, evaluation, and revision of the program
  • Must have the authority and responsibility necessary to fulfill program goals including curriculum development, evaluation and revision faculty recruitment, assignments, and supervision; input into faculty evaluation; initiation of program or department in-service and faculty development; assessing, planning, and operating program facilities; input into budget preparation and fiscal administration, coordination, evaluation, and participation in determining admission criteria and procedures as well as student promotion and retention criteria.
  • Must be a dental hygienist who is a graduate of a program accredited by the Commission on Dental Accreditation and possess a masters or higher degree, OR a dentist who has a background in education and the professional experience necessary to understand and fulfill the program goals.
  • Current CPR certification issued by the American Heart Association (required within 30 days of employment)
  • Management experience required
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Knowledge and ability to judge instructors’ competence and effectiveness
  • This position requires a strong attention to details and a positive, professional attitude