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Washington State Community College (posted 9/30/2021)

Washington State Community College

Director of Occupational Therapy Assistant Program

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About the Position

Washington State Community College invites applications for the position of full-time Director of the Occupational Therapy Assistant program.

OTA is a new program that the Ohio Department of Higher Education has approved WSCC to offer to its students. We are seeking a highly motivated candidate who wants to develop their dream program.

The program director (PD) will be responsible for the initial and continued successful accreditation/approval of a program through leadership and management. As a PD, this individual will be responsible for curriculum, instruction, and will be an integral part of the student educational experience.

The PD will provide engaged instruction; develop curricula; conduct program, course, and student outcomes assessment; and advise and support students. The PD will engage in the professional work to advance the College’s mission by participating in institutional advancement, professional development, and community service in the pursuit of excellence.

Candidates must have administrative experience to include program planning, and implementation, personnel management, evaluation, and budgeting, as well as experience with OTAs.  Other qualifications include two years of experience in a full-time academic appointment with teaching responsibilities at the post-secondary level; a current, valid license as a registered OT or OTA in Ohio; and evidence of professional development in the field of Occupational Therapy.

Washington State Community College (WSCC) is a two-year community college nestled on 180 acres of rolling, wooded hills in Marietta, Ohio. Since 1971, WSCC has grown from four graduates in its first year to more than 10,000 alumni. With more than 2,300 students, the College offers a variety of educational opportunities, including both associate degrees and certificates, to students and members of the surrounding communities.

WSCC boasts one of the highest graduation rates among all 23 community colleges in Ohio. As a comprehensive college, WSCC is committed to the growth and vitality of the region. Through quality, affordable education and training opportunities, cultural activities, and community service, the College enriches the lives of its students and their families, inspiring people to reach their full potential.

The Health and Science department at WSCC has a tremendous reputation. Our steadfast commitment to our students has earned our nursing programs high rankings at both state and national levels. The primary elements we credit for our success are our dedicated faculty, strong student support initiatives, small class sizes, and integration of technology into the learning environment. We also credit the partnerships we maintain with our local healthcare facilities where our students get the necessary hands-on experience and training.

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