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Surgical Technology Program Director

The School of Health Sciences at Lasell University in Newton, Massachusetts seeks a highly motivated, entrepreneurial, and collaborative individual to assume the responsibilities of a 12-month full-time position as Program Director for the Surgical Technology Program starting Fall 2022 appointment. The successful candidate will demonstrate excellence and enthusiasm in teaching and student advocacy; commitment to productivity and professional development; and active participation in school and college service

The successful candidate will join our growing undergraduate and graduate health sciences programs in the dynamic School of Health Sciences, established in 2018. Our recently opened state-of-the-art Science and Technology Center offers specialized laboratories including 4 science labs, exercise physiology lab, computer lab, health profession clinic, multipurpose classrooms, 29 faculty offices, and specialized study rooms.

Responsibilities:

The Surgical Technology Program Chair provides leadership and assumes responsibility for the entire Surgical Technology program. Duties include:

  • overseeing the design, development, and assessment of program curricula;
  • manage and maintain external accreditation requirements and compliance;
  • scheduling and staffing classes;
  • hiring, training, mentoring, and evaluating program adjunct faculty;
  • management of the program operating budget;
  • assisting with the coordination of clinical site placements and student performance assessment;
  • developing community and partnership contacts and developing and managing an advisory board;
  • teaching program courses as needed according to specified learning outcomes;
  • academic advising and career related counseling for students; monitoring student retention and identifying and assist at-risk students;
  • maintaining competency and currency in related healthcare research, trends, issues, and practices, including effective teaching strategies and assessment methods; and
  • providing support for program and institutional initiatives.
  • manage special projects as assigned by the Dean of the School of Health Sciences (including, but not limited to new student orientation programs and open houses, and campus events).
  • actively engage in retention activities including documented communication with both students and administration regarding attendance and progress.

Qualifications:

  • Minimum of a Bachelor’s Degree in related field, Masters degree preferred
  • CST (Certified Surgical Tech eligible to practice in Massachusetts)
  •  3-5 years of experience as a Surgical Tech
  • Supervisory work experience
  • Ability to build relationships and act as a catalyst to achieve end-of-program student clinical learning outcomes and program outcomes
  • Excellent analytical, critical thinking, and problem-solving skills
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Excellent organizational and delegation skills
  • Proven ability to engage, assist, and motivate students
  • Ability to employ administrative and academic technologies effectively

Given Lasell's commitment to fostering an intellectually enriching and inclusive educational environment, our expectation is that the successful candidate will demonstrate competence and sensitivity in leading, managing, and advising employees and students who are broadly diverse with regard to various aspects of identity, such as race, ethnicity, ability status, socioeconomic status, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, nationality, and religion.

Lasell University offers a competitive salary and benefits package for eligible employees. This includes but is not limited to outstanding time off benefits, health, dental and vision insurance, a 403B with a matching contribution after one year of service, tuition benefits and more.

APLICATION PROCESS 

Cover letters should specify which course(s) the applicant is available to teach. 

Interested candidates should upload a letter of interest, resume and the information of three (3) references using the forms below. Review of resumes will begin immediately, and applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Lasell University requires all employees to be vaccinated and to provide the documentation upon the start of employment. Lasell also provides individuals the opportunity to request a medical or religious exemption.

Lasell University is committed to equal opportunity in every aspect of hiring and employment. Lasell proactively reviews its policies and practices to assure that decisions with respect to every dimension of employment are made without regard to age, color of skin, disability, gender expression and identity, genetic predisposition, marital status, national origin, race, ethnicity, religion, sex, sexual orientation, veteran's status, status as a victim of domestic violence, and all other protected groups and classes under Federal and State Laws and executive orders.