The Program Director must assure achievement of the program’s goals and outcomes, and is responsible for all aspects of the program, including the organization, administration, continuous review, planning, development and general effectiveness of the program. The Program Director must provide supervision, administration and coordination of the instructional staff in the academic and clinical phases of the educational program. The Program Director will be responsible for meeting all applicable accreditation commission standards and agency regulations as well as maintaining compliance with Concorde policies and procedures. 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.
Responsible for recruiting, orienting and supervising faculty members for the department
During an instructor’s first year of employment, conduct an observation/evaluation two (2) times during the first month, once during months two and three and at six months of employment
Conduct an observation/evaluation at three- or six-month intervals (at least twice a year) for each faculty member and confer as necessary
Ensure that student evaluations of faculty are completed at the end of each term and summaries submitted to each faculty member
Ensure professional development plans are created and completed by all program personnel
Assure correct scheduling and registration of returning students each period
Assist with student orientations
Participate in the budgeting process and responsible for ensuring budgetary allocations support the needs of the program
Review the student record for satisfactory progress at the end of each grading term of each prospective graduate to determine eligibility for graduation
Assist with ongoing review and development of curricula in the department in accordance with Concorde policy
Revise and update master syllabus for each course in the department on a continuing basis per Concorde policy
Ensure that a syllabus, in proper format, is prepared and used for each course offered by the applicable department in accordance with Concorde policy.
Assist with textbook evaluations for each course taught in the department and make suggestions per Concorde policy for changes
Complete and submit assigned reports
Assist the Academic Dean with catalog review
Assure department is in compliance with school catalog
Conduct and document regular department meetings
Participate in school and or Academic Affairs meetings as required
Teach courses as needed based on program enrollment and availability
Organize and conduct a minimum of two advisory committee meetings annually
Participate in self-studies for various accrediting agencies
Assist in maintaining department equipment in proper working order
Coordinate with the Graduate Services Director all information pertaining to the externship placement of students, job openings, potential candidates, and any placement updates.
Participate as directed by the Academic Dean in the supervision of externs, clinical sites, etc.
Advise students regarding academic progress in the department from enrollment to graduation
Other duties as assigned by the Academic Dean
Degree – Minimum of an associate degree in cardiovascular sonography related discipline and a bachelor’s degree in any field
Credentials – Must be registered in at least one of the cardiovascular specialties for which they assume a primary teaching role
Registered Diagnostic Cardiac Sonographer (RDCS) with Adult Echocardiography (AE) Specialty
Experience – minimum four years’ experience in related field
Excellent oral and written communication skills
Excellent organizational skills
Previous teaching experience preferred
Experience in curriculum development, instructional methodologies, evaluation and assessment preferred
The Program Director must have management and communication skills, and the knowledge and ability to judge instructors’ competence. The position requires a strong attention to details and a positive professional attitude.