The Program Director will be responsible for the management and administration of the program, including new curriculum and program development and planning. The candidate will be involved in the initial program accreditation process as well as the overall program development which includes establishing fieldwork partnerships. Other duties include planning, evaluation, budgeting, selection of faculty, maintenance of accreditation, and commitment to strategies for professional development as well as classroom instruction. Candidates will be expected to participate in student recruitment, assess student competency and participate in advisory committee meetings, department meetings and college wide events.
Bachelor’s degree and a graduate of an accredited occupational therapy program or a graduate of an accredited occupational therapy assistant program.
Four full-time years (or equivalent) of verified paid work experience as an occupational therapist or an occupational therapy assistant.
One year of this work experience shall be within the five years immediately preceding the date of application for the credential field. The recency requirement shall be waived if the individual has two years of successful full-time (or equivalent) postsecondary teaching experience in the credential field within the last five years.
Minnesota Board of Occupational Therapy Practice licensure as an occupational therapist or an occupational therapy assistant.
Five full-time years (or equivalent) of verified paid work experience as an occupational therapist or an occupational therapy assistant.
Two years of experience in a full-time academic appointment with teaching responsibilities at the postsecondary level.
Understanding of the mission, vision, and core values of a comprehensive two year college.
Experience in curriculum development.
Excellent interpersonal and team building skills.
All applicants must be able to lawfully accept employment in the United States at the time of employment.
Minnesota West Community and Technical College is a student-centered, open-access community and technical college within the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities system. The college provides transfer, occupational and career programs, workforce training, educational outreach and life-long learning opportunities. The College is committed to accomplishing its mission: Dedicated to serving the varied educational needs of our diverse populations in affordable, accessible and supportive settings.
Minnesota West Community and Technical College is a comprehensive community and technical college with five southwestern Minnesota campuses: Canby, Granite Falls, Jackson, Pipestone, and Worthington and learning centers in Luverne and Marshall Minnesota. Students have the opportunity to earn an Associate Degree, Diploma, or Certificate in more than 60 disciplines.
Minnesota West Community and Technical College is an Equal Opportunity employer/educator committed to the principles of diversity.
GREATBENEFITSPACKAGE! The State of Minnesota offers a comprehensive benefits package including low cost medical and dental insurance, employer paid life insurance, short and long term disability, pre-tax flexible spending accounts, retirement plan, tax-deferred compensation, generous vacation and sick leave. Tuition waiver is available for employees and dependents.
Desired Start Date: 01/05/2021
Internal Number: 1504
About Minnesota West Community & Technical College
Minnesota West Community & Technical College is a comprehensive community and technical college with five southwestern Minnesota campuses: Canby, Granite Falls, Jackson, Pipestone, and Worthington and centers in Fairmont, Luverne, Marshall, and Redwood Falls. Students have the opportunity to earn an Associate Degree, Diploma, or Certificate in more than 60 disciplines. The college has a long and proud history, 70+ years, of providing highly specialized technical and liberal arts/transfer majors to students from throughout the region. Our graduates are successful and can be found in area businesses and industries across southwest Minnesota, northwest Iowa, South Dakota, and beyond.