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Employer: Wichita Area Technical College
Department: General Education/Health Sciences
Job Title: Program Designer/Director, Physical Therapist Assistant Program
Salary: $0 

Job Description:

The following statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being

performed. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties,

and skills required by the position. Duties will be modified as needed; work assignments and schedule

are based on the needs of the college.


This position is grant funded through the Pathways to Success in Health Sciences :


The Pathways to Success in Health Sciences grant project of $2,248,645 is 100% funded through the

U.S. Department of Education’s Title III Strengthening Institutions Discretionary Grant Program.


This project and any products or services procured related to it are funded by a grant awarded by the

U.S. Department of Education’s Discretionary Grant program.  The product was created by the

grantee and does not necessarily reflect the official position of the U.S. Department of Education.  The

U.S. Department of Education makes no guarantees, warranties, or assurances of any kind, express

or implied, with respect to such information, including any information or linked sites and including, but

not limited to, accuracy of information or its completeness, timeliness, usefulness, adequacy,

continued availability, or ownership.


Job Summary: 


This position is a Full-time Exempt level position, as defined by policy to mean working a minimum of

40 hours per week.  The designer/director of the Physical Therapist Assistant Program is responsible

for the development and implementation of the Physical Therapist Assistant Program.  As primary

instructor for the program, the director will provide the coordination, planning, preparation,

presentation, and evaluation of classroom instruction and related activities.  Related activities may

include but not be limited to: serving on various committees, participating in local, state, regional, and

national professional activities/organizations as needed, program promotion, teaching assigned

related courses in health sciences and allied health, and other duties as assigned.  The Program

Designer/Director reports to the Dean, Health Sciences and to the Project Manager, Title III Grant.


Essential Duties and Responsibilities:


     1.   Designs and develops curriculum for Physical Therapist Assistant Program.

     2.   Oversees activities and equipment in the Physical Therapist Assistant Laboratory.

     3.   Obtains and maintains CAPTE accreditation.

     4.   Ensures compliance with policies and guidelines of federal, state, local, and accrediting


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    5.   Files an appropriate course syllabus for each course taught within the course shell of the

         appropriate Learning Management System.

    6.   Ensures that each program/class contains essential curricular components, has appropriate

         content and pedagogy, and maintains currency.

    7.   Maintains a high level of expertise in the subjects taught and stimulates enthusiasm for those


    8.   Works with area healthcare providers to arrange clinical experiences as appropriate.

    9.   Guides the selection of textbooks and other instructional materials including classroom and

         laboratory equipment. 

     10. Makes suggestions to the department Dean or the Project Manager concerning the

         improvement of the curriculum in keeping with the objectives of the college/grant.

     11. Ensures that all classes are taught according to an approved course syllabus, and that

         assigned classes and final exams are held as scheduled. 

     12. Keeps students informed and updated concerning course content, requirements, evaluation

         procedures and attendance requirements.

     13. Keeps students informed about their progress through the prompt grading of papers and other

         work while submitting internal documentation when appropriate.

     14. Provides students and the appropriate internal stakeholders with a final grade published in the

         Learning Management System within the timeframe allotted.

     15. Maintains accurate and complete scholastic records, including attendance records

     16. Conducts class evaluations and completes other college evaluations and assessment in

         accordance with college policy.

     17. Participates in program and curriculum review and development and student learning

         outcomes initiatives.

     18. Makes use of available college online resources (Blackboard, etc.).

     19. Plans each unit or lesson, both as to content and method, to make each class meaningful with

         the incorporation of instructional technologies in instructional delivery.

    20. Studies and utilizes students’ learning styles in each class in order to facilitate the best

         teaching and learning situations.

    21. Submits annual program review information, assessment data and works collaboratively on

         annual budget with the department Dean.

    22. Posts and maintains office hours for student consultation (combined with classroom.

         instruction, minimum 35 contact hours per week on campus).

    23. Submits required reports to the appropriate college personnel.

    24. Serves on and provides information to college committees as needed.

    25. Conveys college-related information to students in a timely manner as requested by college


    26. Develops and maintains a positive relationship with program Industry Advocate Teams (IAT)


    27. Attends all faculty meetings, college in-services, commencement, professional development

         activities, and other meetings as called by the President, Chief Academic Officer, Dean, or

         Program Manager, Title III Grant.

    28. Assumes other work related responsibilities as assigned.



Education, Experience, Knowledge & Skills Needed:


        Licensed Physical Therapist Assistant with a minimum of a Master’s degree or a Licensed

         Physical Therapist with a minimum of a Master’s degree. (Qualified professionals licensed in

         other states will be considered provided that they are approved for a Kansas license within 60

         days of hire.)

        Minimum of five years (or equivalent), full-time, post licensure experience that includes a

         minimum of three years (or equivalent) of full-time clinical experience

        Didactic and or clinical teaching experience - Teaching experience in adult education preferred

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         Experience in administration/management 

         Experience in educational theory and methodology, instructional design, student evaluation

          and outcome assessment, including the equivalent of nine academic semester credits of

          coursework in educational foundations

         Excellent communication and interpersonal skills – must be able to work with students,

          technical and administrative personnel in a pleasant, professional, and efficient manner

         Detail oriented with strong organizational skills

         Ability to work independently with little or no supervision

         Ability to use personal computer and software applications

         Ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines

         Ability to accurately and quickly process, enter and audit data

         Ability to effectively organize and direct personnel during crisis or emergency situations

         Ability and knowledge to provide team leadership 

         Ability to pre-plan course work

         Must complete new faculty orientation within one semester of start date


Other Position Requirements:   


     1.   Works effectively and productively as a team member.  Keeps others informed of information

          needed.  Treats others with respect, maintaining a spirit of cooperation.

     2.   Maintains effective and professional verbal and written interactions with peers, customers,

          supervisors and other staff.  Uses diplomacy and tact in dealing with difficult situations or

          people.  Demonstrates effective listening skills. Is receptive to constructive feedback.

     3.   Maintains acceptable overall attendance record, to include department meetings, all-employee

          meetings/trainings as required.  Ensures appropriate notification to supervisor for absences

          and ensures that work is covered.  Is flexible in work schedule when needed.

     4.   Produces quantity of work necessary to meet job requirements.  

     5.   Demonstrates the ability and willingness to handle new assignments, changes in procedures

          and business requirements.  Identifies what needs to be done and takes appropriate action.   

     6.   Completes assigned work; meets deadlines without reminders/follow-up from supervisor or


     7.   Performs work conscientiously with a high degree of accuracy.  

     8.   Participates in a minimum of 20 hours professional development activities per year to remain

          current with industry trends and advancements. 



Working Conditions:


Must be able to work in a multi-tasked, high-volume environment, completing multiple and competing

priorities.  Daily attendance is required to meet the needs of students and prospective students. 

Attendance is required at meetings and in-services some of which may be out of the area.  Schedules

may fluctuate to accommodate student or College needs, deadlines and delivery of services.  Long

periods of sitting and/or standing will be required. Data entry/typing is required.  Sufficient vision and

hearing are required to complete the work and interact with students, staff, faculty and the public. 

Independent travel by car or public carrier is required to enable flexibility to work at alternate

campuses/locations when needed.  Evening and weekend work may be required. Work schedule will

be as needed and required by administration to accomplish assigned duties.


Vacancy Number: AA100-0016

Open Date: 3/1/2017 12:00:00 AM
Close Date: