Work Schedule: Depending on start date, position may require that you work remotely Monday – Friday, 8:00 am – 5:00 pm (However, some flexibility such as evenings and weekends will be required to meet the needs of the department.)
Reports to the Dean, Health Science, the Director, Dental Hygiene is responsible for the administration of the Dental Hygiene Program. Administrative responsibilities include student advocacy, oversight of student selection process, orientation, evaluation and discipline, adjunct faculty hiring, training and evaluation, and representation of the Dental Hygiene Program at the division, campus, District, community, and statewide levels. This position is responsible for meeting the requirements of the Dental Hygiene Program, in accordance with state and federal codes and regulations, District policies and procedures, Commission on Dental Accreditation (CODA), and Dental Hygiene Board of California (DHBC). Supervise the maintenance and custody of Dental Hygiene Program student records. Supervise and evaluate the performance of assigned personnel.
The program administrator must be a dental hygienist or a dentist who is a graduate of a program accredited by the Commission on Dental Accreditation and possesses a masters or higher degree from a college or university accredited by an agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education or Councils for Higher Education.
A background in education and the professional experience necessary to understand and fulfill the program goals.
Minimum of one (1) year of formal training, internship, or leadership experience reasonably related to the assignment.
Minimum of two (2) years of experience teaching in a pre- or post-licensure registered dental hygiene or dental program.
Minimum of 2,000 hours in direct patient care as a registered dental hygienist or working with a registered dental hygienist.
Possession of an active, current dental or dental hygiene license issued by the Dental Hygiene Board of California (DHBC) or the Dental Board of California (DBC), with no disciplinary actions.
Possession of a current Healthcare Provider (BLS) Adult, Child and Infant CPR/AED Certificate.
Commitment to diversity. All applicants must have demonstrated sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, and ethnic backgrounds of community college students, faculty and staff. The applicant must be able to demonstrate how their experience with these factors relates to successfully achieving the goals of the position.
Experience in shared governance in an educational setting.
High level of critical thinking, problem solving and analytical skills.
High professional standards and strong interpersonal skills.
Effective oral and written communication skills; bilingual.
Experience successfully working in collaboration with full-time and adjunct faculty in coordinating and maintaining currency of curriculum that responds to the needs of historically underrepresented students to effectively engage and support disproportionately impacted student populations, with the goal of closing equity gaps.
Experience collaborating with faculty, staff, stakeholders, and/or community leaders in a dental clinic environment with programs and initiatives that are specifically designed to provide dental hygiene education and services to the community including underserved populations.
Prior experience in approaching work and interactions with colleagues and/or students in an equity minded manner. Ability to provide an inclusive and welcoming work/educational environment.
Experience with Commission on Dental Accreditation (CODA) and/or Dental Hygiene Board of California (DHBC) accreditation processes.
Leadership experience in a dental clinic environment and/or training, coursework or certification in leadership or management.
Dental field experience within the last five (5) years.
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