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Human Resource Services

Dental Center Director

Apply now Tracking Code: 10092
Work Type: Full-time
Categories: Administration
Salary: $68,000 to $73,000 annual gross

The dental center director is a full-time academic administrative role and will provide leadership, vision and oversight of the dental hygiene program and the dental center and its role in healthcare education. The director will be responsible for administration of the dental hygiene program to include dental hygiene curriculum development, faculty recruitment and development, fiscal administration of the dental hygiene program, and student admission and retention.  Additional responsibilities include collaborative planning and operation of the dental center, and developing, integrating and leading dental clinical and simulation experiences for the dental assisting and dental hygiene programs, including structured activities that reflect the continuum of care and foster interprofessional learning across the college related to healthcare.  This position is located at the Rampart Campus. 

Reports To: Dean of Medical Sciences   

Minimum Qualifications

  • Graduate of a dental or dental hygiene program accredited by the Commission on Dental Accreditation.
  • Completed Master’s degree from a regionally accredited institution. 
  • One year full-time or part-time teaching experience.

Professional level experience is defined by the Colorado Division of Human Resources: A position that involves the exercise of discretion, analytical skill, judgment, personal accountability, and responsibility for creating, developing, integrating, applying, or sharing an organized body of knowledge.  Colorado revised statute (C.R.S. 24-50-135(1) allows colleges to exempt positions from the State Personnel Classified System that are determined to be professional level work.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Two or more years full-time or part-time teaching experience. 
  • Experience with curriculum development and assessment of adult learners. 
  • Professional level experience working in a healthcare setting. 
  • Experience in healthcare management or leadership 

Salary range is firm $68,000.00 to $73,000.00 annual gross.  For full consideration, all application materials must be received by 4:00 p.m. on July 29, 2022.  Applications accepted until position is filled.  

Must be a State of Colorado resident or able to relocate to Colorado prior to first date of employment.  All work must be performed in the State of Colorado.

Application Instructions:  Application must be submitted online.  Incomplete applications may not receive full consideration.  A complete application will include:

  • Cover letter - Address the minimum and preferred qualifications in the order listed on the job announcement.
  • Resume - Reflect experience, education, knowledge, skills, and abilities.  
  • Unofficial Transcripts - Unofficial transcripts for all degrees conferred.  Official transcripts are required if hired for the position.  
  • Professional References - Provide names and contact information for three recent professional references who can address your expertise and background for this position.

This position may be eligible for a variety of employee benefits.  Pikes Peak State College participates in the Colorado Public Employees' Retirement Association (PERA) contribution rates.

Note: Prior submission of application materials will not be considered.

Essential Functions  

  • Develop, evaluate, and revise dental hygiene curriculum to comply with the Commission on Dental Accreditation standards.   
  • Recruit, assign and supervise dental hygiene faculty.  
  • Participate in dental hygiene faculty evaluation.  
  • Participate in budget development and fiscal administration of the dental hygiene program.  
  • Coordinate and evaluate dental hygiene student admissions, promotion, and retention efforts. 
  • Oversee data collection to evaluate student learning outcomes that comply with academic standards for dental hygiene education. 
  • Collaborate in planning and participate in advisory committee meetings.  
  • Coordinate the use of the dental center resources including labs and personnel. 
  • Recruit and supervise dental center support staff. 
  • Initiate and develop a program for dental assisting and dental hygiene in-service and faculty development.  
  • Support instructional initiatives that integrate simulation into curriculum including standardized patients and interprofessional education.  
  • Collect and analyze data on learning outcomes for clinical and simulation exercises and collaborate with faculty on disseminating findings and improving the program.  
  • Collaborate in raising awareness of the use of dental center resources internally and externally.  
  • Collaborate in the development and implementation of an integrated plan for interprofessional education in all the health programs. This includes developing and maintaining strategic plans, procedures and guidelines. 
  • Identify and recommend equipment and resources needed to facilitate effective simulation, teaching, and learning. 
  • Develop and grow a community-based plan for continuing education, including a return-on-investment budget. 

General Duties, Skills, Knowledge, and Abilities

  • Cultural competence and demonstrated evidence, understanding, and commitment to the concepts of diversity, multiculturalism, and their application in the workplace.
  • Collaborate with faculty in developing, implementing and evaluating a plan for innovative simulated-based learning experiences across the curricula. 
  • Provide curricular and assessment guidance for educational activities.  
  • In addition to the specific duties and responsibilities included herein, PPCC administrators are responsible for general duties and responsibilities listed in the PPCC policy and educational procedures manuals. 
  • All other duties and projects as assigned. 

This job description reflects Pikes Peak State College’s best effort to describe the essential duties and qualifications of the job.  It is not an exhaustive statement of all the duties, responsibilities or qualifications of the job.  This document is not intended to exclude an opportunity for modifications consistent with providing reasonable accommodation.   

EEO Statement: Pikes Peak State College is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Americans with Disabilities Act institution.  We value diversity, strive for a more unified campus where all people are valued, treated fairly, and possess a sense of belonging.  Pikes Peak State College encourages minorities, women, veterans and persons with disabilities to apply.

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