Wytheville Community College (WCC) is seeking applications for a Dental Hygiene Program Head. The Dental Hygiene Program Head position serves as the program administrator for the Dental Hygiene program and the Dental Assisting Program. The position is responsible for compliance with American Dental Association Commission on Dental Accreditation Standards for Dental Hygiene, the oversight of the didactic component of the curriculum, the WCC Dental Clinic, recruitment and evaluation of adjunct faculty and dentists, admission and retention of students, and supervision of faculty.
A current licensed hygienist or dentist (either by the Virginia Board of Dentistry or eligible for a Virginia license) who is a graduate of a program accredited by the Commission on Dental Accreditation CODA); Possesses a Master's degree or higher with at least 18 graduate credits in a dental or a dental related field such as health sciences, health education, allied health, education, public health or other health related field; Possesses a background in education and the professional experience necessary to understand and fulfill the program goals. At least two years of clinical experience with nonsurgical periodontal therapy. Administrative and instructional experience. Ability to provide positive leadership with accreditation, budget oversight, curriculum development and management. as well as supervision and evaluation of students, faculty, and staff, Comprehensive knowledge of Dental Hygiene theories, concepts, and practices with the ability to navigate complex, difficult and/or unprecedented situations. Ability to independently set goals and determine the best course of action to achieve desired results. Demonstrated advanced project management skills. Strong organizational and time-management skills with a results-oriented mindset. Excellent written, verbal. and interpersonal communication skills, the ability to work with diverse populations and provide excellent customer service to faculty, staff, students, and the general public. Ability to work effectively and collaboratively in a dynamic and changing work environment requiring flexibility and teamwork. Ability to confidentially and discreetly handle matters requiring privacy and sensitivity. Ability to develop and maintain effective working relationships and resolve conflicts in a productive manner. Ability to positively promote and represent the Dental Hygiene Program and Dental Assisting Program. Demonstrated proficiency with Microsoft Outlook, Word, Excel, and Power Point.
Internal Number: 33872
About Wytheville Community College
Virginia's Community College's educate 240,000 credit students annually and over 170,000 non-credit students at 23 Community Colleges with over 40 campus locations throughout the Commonwealth. Our mission is to provide comprehensive higher education and workforce training programs and services of superior quality. These programs are financially and geographically accessible to meet the individual, business, and community needs of the Commonwealth.