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Director of Physical Therapist Assistant Program

Morgan Community College
Fort Morgan, CO
  • Posted: over a month ago
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Job Description

Employment Specifics: Full-Time Faculty (207-day contract per academic year)

Position Location: Fort Morgan, CO

PURPOSE/SUMMARY OF JOB:

The Director of the PTA Program manages the program in accordance with the mission, core values, and purposes of Morgan Community College. The individual serves in both an administrative position and faculty position. The Program Director is responsible for administrative and fiscal management of the PTA program, marketing, and recruitment, mentoring part-time instructors/faculty, accreditation compliance, revising program layout and delivery as appropriate to expand the program, and other duties as assigned by the Dean of General Education and Health Sciences and/or the Vice President of Instruction.

The Director will also be responsible for teaching, advising, recruiting and outreach to the communities served by MCC. Instructional content will cover a variety of courses within the PTA program. As a faculty member, this position is responsible for using teaching methods and media designed to reach students of varying educational and experiential backgrounds to allow each student the opportunity to master the objectives of the course. The new faculty member will be dynamic, creative and committed to teaching excellence, and have a passion for continuous improvement and assessment of student learning. Teaching assignments may be comprised of alternative delivery settings which include synchronous, on-line, evening and weekend offerings. A commitment to experiential education to inspire student engagement and success is expected.

The Director of the PTA Program shall perform all duties while promoting opportunities for inclusion, expressing the valuing of differences, and regularly demonstrating the college's commitment to its Guiding Principles of integrity, respect, open and honest communication, and collaboration.

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Master's degree from a physical therapist program.
  • Unrestricted Licensed Physical Therapist or Certified Physical Therapist Assistant in the State of Colorado.
  • Minimum of five years of (or equivalent), full-time, post licensure experience that includes a minimum of three years (or equivalent) of full-time clinical experience within any US jurisdiction.
  • Experience in administration/management in the healthcare and/or educational field.
  • Minimum of two years of clinical practice experience as a CCCE or CI in physical therapy OR a minimum of two years of experience in teaching, curriculum development and administration in a PT or PTA program.
  • Experience in or intent to obtain experience in educational theory and methodology, instructional design, student evaluation and outcome assessment, including the equivalent of nine credits of coursework in educational foundations per CAPTE requirements.
  • Teaching experience in a post-secondary, clinical or community setting.
  • Must possess or be able to obtain a Colorado Career and Technical Education Credential.
  • Provide evidence of effective leadership including communication, planning, fiscal management, and evaluation.
  • Strong technological skills and experience in using the MS Office suite, Zoom and Learning Management Systems.
  • Occasional long and irregular hours necessitated by special projects, compliance with deadlines, length of institutional day and week and committee service.
  • Ability to travel to various clinical sites across Colorado.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Doctor of Physical Therapy.
  • Documented knowledge and skills related to the teaching of adults and teaching methodology as well as curriculum development and evaluation.
  • Knowledge and/or experience in the areas of legislative, regulatory, legal and practice issues affecting clinical education, students, and the profession of physical therapy.
  • Member of the American Physical Therapy Association.
  • Knowledge and experience with the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education process and requirements for program accreditation.
  • Documented experience in clinical and/or program administration, fiscal management, and/or supervisory experience.
  • Verifiable experience understanding and applying educational theory and methodology, identifying, and promoting student outcomes, implementing assessment tools in a variety of teaching areas such as academic, clinical, continuing education and in-service.
  • Experience with distance education.
  • Demonstrated success in working with students from diverse backgrounds.
  • Demonstrated commitment to advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion.

Anticipated Start Date: January 2023

Salary and Benefits:

$50,945-$64,235 base for 167-day contract per academic year. This position is a 207-day contract per academic year, resulting in a final annual salary range of $63,147-$79,621. Salary is based on education, skills, and experience. Benefits include health, life, dental insurance, vision, LTD & benefit package in accordance with Colorado Community College and Occupational Education System policies. No relocation assistance is provided.

Application Procedures:

Review of applications is ongoing. Complete application packets include:

  • Cover Letter responding to the position description and required qualifications
  • Complete and current resume
  • MCC Employment Application
  • Academic Transcripts (unofficial copies acceptable during the application process)
  • Names and contact information of three recent job-related references who can address your expertise and background for this position

Incomplete application packets may not be considered.

Selection Procedure:

Candidates will be evaluated on the basis of their qualifications as related to the duties and responsibilities of the position. Final candidates will be invited to travel to the College, at their own expense, to interview with the Screening Committee and college officials.

About Morgan Community College (MCC):

MCC is one of 13 colleges comprising the Colorado Community College System (CCCS). The college has consistently been named a Great College to Work for by the Chronicle of Higher Education in the past decade.

MCC is located on I-76, 80 miles northeast of Denver and approximately 100 miles east of Rocky Mountain National Park. MCC provides high quality lower division transferable courses and occupational education culminating in a variety of certificate, associate, and baccalaureate degree programs through traditional, innovative, and non-traditional delivery methods to an 11,500 square mile service area in eastern Colorado.

The College serves this vast, rural, agricultural area from its main campus in Fort Morgan and through four regional locations in Bennett, Limon, Burlington and Wray. These locations are 75 to 150 miles from the campus in Fort Morgan.

The College is seeking dynamic, creative individuals who are committed to the community college philosophy, student success, and public service. MCC seeks individuals looking for a rural or small community lifestyle, with excellent conditions for families; close proximity to a major metropolitan area; year-round recreation and natural beauty; and a dynamic, forward-looking workplace.

Guiding Principles:

MCC utilizes four guiding principles that are intended to guide its work, both internally and externally. The guiding principles include (1) integrity, (2) respect, (3) open and honest communication, and (4) collaboration. These guiding principles are a daily part of MCC's work, and candidates should be prepared to work by and contribute to the organization through these four guiding principles.

Our Diverse Community:

MCC exists in and serves one of the most diverse communities in Colorado. How the college serves the diverse community is an important reflection of MCC. As an institution, MCC is dedicated to continually improve its respect of and service to the diverse community and is of the utmost importance to promoting educational opportunities for underrepresented students. Applicants, if hired, should be prepared to participate in a workplace that promotes the equitable advancement of educational, social, financial, and other realms of our diverse communities and constituents.

Background Check:

Finalist must submit to and successfully pass a post-offer, pre-employment background check as a condition of hire. It is Morgan Community College's procedure to conduct pre-employment background checks on all employment finalists to determine or verify background information, including criminal history, references from previous employment, qualifications, and, when applicable to the position, driving history, credit check, and FBI Fingerprinting. Employment offers are contingent upon receiving a satisfactory report.

Drug-Free Workplace:

As a condition of employment, each employee shall agree to abide by MCC's Drug-Free Workplace Policy Statement. It is the policy of Morgan Community College that employees shall not engage in the unlawful manufacture, distribution, dispensation, possession or use of a controlled substance in the workplace by an employee is prohibited. Any employee who violates this policy will be subject to appropriate disciplinary actions, which may include termination. The policy in its entirety may be found on the MCC website: www.morgancc.edu.

Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986:

Morgan Community College complies with the federal Immigration Reform and Control Act of1986. Individuals hired will be required to provide documents to show identity and authorization to work. The law applies to all persons hired.

Affirmative Action:

For information regarding civil rights compliance or grievance procedures contact:

Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Officer; Title IX Coordinator:
Julie Beydler
Director of Human Resources
(970) 542-3129
Julie.Beydler@morgancc.edu

Deputy Title IX Coordinator:
Scott Scholes
Vice President of Student Services
(970) 542-3111
Scott.Scholes@morgancc.edu

Qualified protected class Individuals are encouraged to apply.

Discrimination and Harassment:

Morgan Community College prohibits all forms of discrimination and harassment including those that violate federal and state law, or the State Board for Community Colleges and Occupational Education Board Policies 3-120. The College does not discriminate on the basis of sex/gender, race, color, age, creed, national or ethnic origin, physical or mental disability, veteran status, pregnancy status, religion, genetic information, gender identity, or sexual orientation, or any other protected category under applicable local, state, or federal law, in its employment practices or educational programs and activities. Morgan Community College will take appropriate steps to ensure that the lack of English language skills will not be a barrier to admission and participation in educational programs.

Crime Statistics / Clery Act:

Morgan Community College publishes its Annual Campus Security Report in its entirety on the MCC website: www.morgancc.edu. The categories reported are: 1) Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter, 2) Forcible sex offenses including forcible rape, 3) Non-forcible sex offenses, 4) Robbery, 5) Aggravated assault, 6) Burglary, 7) Motor vehicle theft, 8) Arson, 9) Negligent manslaughter, 10) simple assault (pertaining to Hate Offenses), 11) Liquor law violations, 12) Drug law violations, and 13) Illegal weapons possessions. Upon request, an individual may receive a paper copy by addressing the request in writing to: Vice President of Student Services, Morgan Community College, 920 Barlow Road, Fort Morgan, CO 80701.

Direct Deposit:

State of Colorado fiscal rules require all new hires to be placed on the Direct Deposit Payroll Program.

Former Employees:

Former employees of Colorado Community College System or one of its 13 colleges who were disciplinarily terminated or resigned in lieu of termination, must disclose this information on the employment application.



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