Program Director-OTA (Occupational Therapy) (170132)|
Polk State College is located in beautiful Central Florida between the metropolitan areas of Tampa and Orlando. It boasts a relaxed lifestyle with affordable housing. Polk County is noted to be one of most affordable place to live in the United States by the National Home Builders Association. With campuses in Lakeland and Winter Haven and centers in Bartow, Lake Wales and Lakeland, Polk State College serves over 20,000 students. We seek diverse faculty and staff with a student-centered focus to support our service excellence mission and our world class vision. Employees at Polk State College enjoy excellent employee benefits, a unique workplace environment, and the opportunity to contribute to the services and traditions that make Polk State great. For additional information on the opportunity, please refer to the Job ad, as well as the Salary Schedule located under “Employment Related Documents” on our “Careers” page.
ABOUT THE OPPORTUNITY:
At Polk State, our amazing faculty and staff create an inspiring workplace. This professional managerial position reports to a college administrator and is an excellent opportunity within Academic Affairs department. We offer a collaborative, creative and culturally diverse work environment. If you want to be supported in your efforts to grow professionally and to be recognized for your contributions, then come work for Polk State.
ABOUT THE POSITION:
This is a professional managerial position reporting to the Academic Dean on our Winter Haven campus. The Program Director oversees the development, implementation and promotion of a Postsecondary Vocational Program. Work requires the analysis of complex problems, planning of various interrelated activities, and the coordination of effort of multiple projects or functions, in addition to formulating and maintaining programmatic budgets.
- Develop the curriculum framework and all instructional materials for the program.
- Disseminates program information to appropriate college recipients (administrators, advisors, faculty, and program students) and appropriate recipients outside the college (accreditation or certifications agencies, state agencies, etc.).
- Assemble and compile all materials required for accreditation or certification of the program.
- Evaluate the preparation of students for entry into the program and administer all aspects of the selection process if a limited access program.
- Supervise adjunct instructors employed by the program.
- Coordinate practicums, clinicals, internships, joint ventures and/or work-related educational experiences for program students.
- Monitor program adherence to state regulations/national accreditation criteria.
This position is a level P16. Please see starting salary range below.
Qualifications & Requirements
- Knowledge of principles and practices of professional training and development program design.
- Knowledge of curriculum development, instructional method theory, and practical applications.
- Ability to communicate orally and in writing with a variety of contacts of considerable importance within, and outside of, the college. Contacts outside the college where lack of tact or judgment may result in negative college relations to a limited degree.
- Ability to work independently with the responsibility for planning details and methods to obtain definite objectives and to make decisions within broad limitations of policy and professional standards.
- Ability to work cooperatively with college personnel.
- Excellent written and oral communications skills.
A Master’s degree awarded by an institution that is accredited by a regional or national accrediting body recognized by the U.S. Department of Education (USDE) is required.
Must be an occupational therapist or occupational therapy assistant initially certified by the National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy (NBCOT), and licensed to practice in the State of Florida
A minimum of five (5) years of documented experience in the field of occupational therapy is required. This experience must include:
- Clinical practice as an occupational therapist or occupational therapy assistant;
- Administrative experience including, but not limited to, program planning and implementation, personnel management, evaluation, and budgeting;
- Understanding of and experience with occupational therapy assistants; and
- At least 1 year of experience in a full-time academic appointment, with teaching responsibilities at the post-secondary level.
We offer an excellent employer-paid benefits package including the following: Medical, Dental, Life, Long-Term Disability, Vacation (except faculty), Holiday and Sick Leave, Retirement (if eligible) and college fee waivers. Other employee-paid, voluntary benefits (vision, short-term disability, etc.) are also available.
- Application Requirements: A completed online application consists of:
- a resume, and
- an electronic job application (all sections completed).
Submissions that do not include all required information will not be considered.
- Background Screening: Reference checks, successful completion of a Level II background check (fingerprinting), and third-party Education Verification for all stated degrees will be required prior to employment.
- Non-Instructional Transcripts: For most professional/salaried positions (P16 and below), uploading of unofficial transcript(s)(with confidential information redacted) during the hiring process is welcomed, but not required. However, please note that education will be verified for all stated degrees.
- Foreign Transcripts: For staff positions where a degree is required, all international degrees must have their coursework evaluated in terms of U.S. "equivalency." Polk State College requires that all international credential evaluations be conducted by one of the companies affiliated with the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services, Inc. (NACES®). More information about NACES® affiliatescan be obtained at the NACES® website.
- Submission of official transcripts will be required as a condition of employment following receipt of job offer.
- Veterans’ Preference: Eligible applicants must use the Documentation Form to apply for Veterans’ Preference for positions in qualifying categories. All required documentation (Polk State Veteran’s Preference Documentation Form and the DD-214) must be submitted with the completed application for consideration.
- As a general rule, Polk State College does not provide H1-B visa sponsorship. Exceptions may be made based on the College's need for a candidate with unique skills and expertise and where the College cannot otherwise recruit and hire qualified non-sponsored candidates.
- Relocation: Polk State College does NOT provide relocation assistance for this position.
- This position will close at 8:00 a.m. on Monday, September 18, 2017.
NOTE: We encourage applicants to provide feedback of their experience or request help at Careers@polk.edu.
Polk State College does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, ethnicity, sex, age, religion, sexual orientation, marital status, veteran status, genetic information, disability, or pregnancy in its programs, activities, or employment. The following person has been designated to handle inquiries regarding the non-discrimination policies: Valparisa Baker, Director, Equity & Diversity (Title IX Coordinator), 999 Avenue H, NE, Winter Haven, FL 33881, Office: WAD 227, 863.292.3602 Ext. 5378, email@example.com.
Polk State College is a drug-free workplace and participates in E-Verify.
Polk State College is committed to working with and providing reasonable accommodation to applicants and employees with disabilities. If you feel you require a reasonable accommodation to apply for a position with Polk State, please call 863-297-1070 or e-mail Careers@polk.edu and let us know the nature of your request, along with your contact information. Reasonable accommodations are considered on a case-by-case basis. Please note that only those inquiries concerning a request for reasonable accommodation will receive a response.