• Dental Hygiene Program Director

    Location US-CA-San Jose
    Job ID
    Carrington College
    Employment Type
    Regular Full-Time
    FLSA Status
  • Opportunity at a Glance

    The position is responsible for oversight of their academic programs including activities related to the student experience and student success such as developing and implementing retention strategies, managing  active students,  students on leave of absences, NS/TO and students on externship.  The position is responsible for management and support of faculty assigned to teach in their programs, managing externship quality and number of sites and/or clinical site quality and volume.   Academic quality is a direct responsibility for the position.  Areas related to academic quality include, but are not limited to, conducting classroom observations and providing feedback to faculty, participating in program review process, assessing, reporting, analyzing student learning outcome data and developing improvement plans associated with SLO data and analysis. The positin is responsible for cascading pertinent information to faculty and holding program-specific training to their faculty teams. The position may be required to devote required time to classroom teaching. The remaining percentage of their assignment will be devoted specifically to providing administrative oversight of the program.


    • Teach courses in a Term or Terms
    • Develop, implement, and conduct assessments on program and course student learning outcomes.
    • Coordinate faculty activities and trainings
    • Coordinate faculty scheduling within the program
    • Assist with selection and the interview process of faculty within the program
    • Develop and evaluate sites for clinical education, externship and preceptor ship as applicable
    • Maintain faculty substitute  listings and current contact information for the program
    • Coordinate new faculty orientation and program-specific orientations for students in their program
    • Conduct assessments of all class sessions of the program as required by policy
    • Maintain and manage a sufficient inventory of program equipment and supplies in an excel spreadsheet
    • Prepare requests for equipment & supplies for the program
    • Coordinate textbook orders for the program
    • Facilitate monthly programmatic faculty meetings, advisory committee meetings, curriculum review meetings. This includes a published agenda and minutes of the meetings
    • Maintain copies of current curriculum for the program, including course objectives, syllabi and daily lesson plans for each course
    • Coordinate renewals and maintain copies of current licensure, certifications, etc. as required for faculty in the program
    • The position possesses direct responsibility for meeting all programmatic accreditation regulations and submitting required accreditation documentation accurately and on time and to the appropriate personnel.
    • Prepare accreditation reports, reviews, etc. as required by the program.
    • Maintain records, reports, examinations, data, fees, and other program specific items as required by the college, accreditation, or governmental agencies
    • Participates as assigned in related admissions and employment services activities
    • Monitor and maintain compliance with applicable institutional, governmental and accreditation standards.
    • Monitor and maintain compliance with applicable governmental and accreditation standards.

    Completes other duties as assigned.


    • Registered Dental Hygienist or Doctor Dental Surgery (DDS)
    • Master's degree required
    • Prior experience implementing institutional or program effectiveness plans is preferred
    • Experience in programmatic accreditation and regulatory compliance is preferred
    • Experience writing program self-evaluation reports and responding to agency findings is required is preferred
    • Must have clear and effective written and verbal communication skills
    • Demonstrated excellent interpersonal, written and oral communications skills required.
    • Must have effective computer skills including proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite - Word, Excel and Power Point to prepare reports and communications.

    We are proud to be an EEO employer M/F/D/V. We maintain a drug-free workplace and perform pre-employment substance abuse testing. Thank you for applying for this outstanding opportunity today.

    Who We Are

    Carrington College is The Starting Point for Health Care Careers. When you join our team of qualified instructors, you’re choosing an institution that truly cares about its students. If you have a passion for health care and want to be part of an organization focused on providing high-quality education to help students reach their career goals, you’re in the right place!


    At Carrington College we care about our colleagues too. We know our students’ success depends on having great faculty and instructors to help guide them on their journey, and we want top-notch talent to be part of our team. We want to help you find your way toward a bright future, both personally and professionally.


    Carrington College provides postsecondary education in the western region of the United States. With more than 100,000 graduates, we’re committed to giving our students the tools they need to succeed. We offer high-quality, career-oriented health care programs with both online and on ground education options. Carrington College’s broad range of specialized Certificate of Achievement and Associate Degree programs combine clinical training, theoretical classroom exercises, technology-based simulations and real patient interaction to prepare students for success in the real world. Our programs are delivered in a focused, professional and progressive environment by supportive faculty who serve not only as educators, but as coaches and mentors. For decades, Carrington College has been a source of qualified graduates for the health care industry.


    We believe in taking care of those who take care of others. We offer our colleagues a wide range of benefits. Whether it’s advancing your career, maintaining a healthy lifestyle or saving for retirement, our comprehensive benefit offerings can help you reach your goals for the future. If you’re ready to join an institution like ours, we’d love you to apply!


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