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InstitutionNorthwestern Michigan College
TitleDirector of Dental Assistant Programs/Dental Assistant Instructor
Posted1/9/2018 - 09:04 AM
FT/PTFull Time
Job TypeAdmin
Posted Until2/28/2018
DescriptionDepartment: Health Occupations Academic Area
Reports To: Academic Chair of Health Occupations
Anticipated Starting Date: August 2018
Starting Salary: $43,690 - $56,401

Excellent benefit package, including medical, dental, vacation, paid sick leave, and tuition benefit. For more details about benefits, go to and click on Salaries and Benefits, or request a copy from the Office of Human Resources.

The Dental Assistant Program Director is responsible for all aspects of the program including organization, administration, review, planning, development, reporting, and general effectiveness. In addition, this person will be responsible for preparing, providing, and updating course content, as well as evaluating students, in a wide variety of dental assistant program courses.

Supervises others in accordance with NMC's policies and applicable laws. Responsibilities include interviewing, hiring, and training employees; planning, assigning, and directing work; appraising performance; rewarding, recognizing employees; addressing performance problems or gaps.

This is a full-time, 40+ hour per week position.

• Bachelor’s degree with a major in Allied Health or related field
• Certification as a Dental Assistant (CDA)
• Registered as a Dental Assistant (RDA) in the State of Michigan or ability to obtain registration prior to start date
• Basic Cardiac Life Support (BCLS) Certification
• Three years program administrative experience
• Three years clinical experience in Dental Assisting
• Experience with the Commission On Dental Accreditation (CODA) accreditation process
• Word processing skills and experience (i.e. Microsoft® Word)
• Computer skills, including knowledge and experience using Internet, email and calendaring software (i.e. Outlook, Gmail, etc.)
• Valid, unrestricted Michigan Driver’s License or ability to obtain by start date

• Master’s degree or higher with a major in Allied Health or related field
• Five years program administrative experience
• Educational focus on dental assistant administration or education
• Teaching experience in a dental assistant school/college
• Certified American Heart Association Basic Life Support (BLS) Instructor
• Experience/knowledge of the use of computers in course preparation and development

FOUNDATIONAL COMPETENCIES: Essential for all NMC employees
• Ethical behavior and integrity
• Commitment to quality service, responsible stewardship, continuous improvement
• Agility/adaptability/tolerance for ambiguity
• Accountability/personal responsibility
• Commitment to lifelong learning
• Create/Contribute to a culture of innovation and thoughtful risk-taking
• Collaboration/Team work
• Value all people
How to ApplyTO APPLY:
Applications submitted by 4:30 pm on 2/6/2018 will receive first consideration. Join NMC for a career where you will be part of an organization with history, a legacy, and possibility! Applications must be submitted online. For more information, visit NMC on the web at For assistance call 231-995-1377 or 1-800-748-0566 x51377 or email .

Non-Discrimination Policy Notice
Northwestern Michigan College is committed to a policy of equal opportunity for all persons and does not unlawfully discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, disability, genetic information, height, weight, marital status or veteran status in employment, educational programs and activities and admissions.
Michigan Law requires that a person with a disability or handicap requiring accommodation for employment must notify the employer in writing within 182 days after the need is known.

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