Program Director, Health Information Technology
Requisition #: 2017  -  1517
Posting Date: 4/19/2017
Location: Any Campus
Appointment Period:
Contracts for regular positions are renewable each June 30th after successful completion of probationary period.(Unless otherwise specified)

The Program Director in collaboration with the Division Chair provides the vision and leadership required to realize the mission of the Health Information Technology (HIT) Program and the college at large. Primary administrative responsibilities include program development/management, budget development/management, maintaining programmatic accreditation/external partnerships and providing operational supervision to full and part time faculty and staff in the department.  Instructional responsibilities require a strong HIT skill set and the ability to teach students effectively in an instructional environment. The Program Director is a member of the full-time faculty and maintains a teaching load with some administrative release time to carry out duties.

Essential Duties/Functions:

Administrative Responsibilities

1. Maintaining knowledge of/compliance with the North Carolina Community College System requirements and external programmatic accreditation standards for assigned academic program.

2. Providing leadership to program curriculum development/revision including ensuring establishment of effective student learning outcomes and related assessment methods.

3. Conducting and documenting bi-annual academic assessment process requirements in stated timelines.

4. Contributing to the development of a data based, student centered schedule in collaboration with the Division Chair.

5. Participating in the college’s hiring process for full and part time faculty; orienting new faculty to program policies.

6. In coordination with the Division Chair, providing evaluative feedback to program faculty/staff regarding job performance.

7. Developing and recommending teaching assignments for program faculty to the Division Chair.

8. Conducting and documenting regular faculty meetings to ensure good communication.

9. Supporting students through the academic program promoting retention and graduation.

10. Developing and participating in program recruitment activities that promote enrollment.

11. Participating in the resolution of student complaints in accordance with college policy.

12. Preparing and/or reviewing course substitutions for submission to the Division Chair.

13. Contributing to development, implementation and oversight of departmental budgets.

14. Participating in the management and support of instructional spaces (i.e., technology needs, inventory control, etc.).

15. Identifying/promoting professional development for faculty to ensure continued program relevancy and excellent teaching.

16. Participating in program review and unit planning processes.

17. Conducting and documenting program advisory committee meetings as required.

18. Participating in the establishment and coordination of clinical or work based learning sites (if applicable).

19. Coordinating outreach and developing/maintaining relationships with industry-related personnel and employers; participating in professional organizations promoting advancement of the profession. 

20. Participating in professional development opportunities to advance teaching skills and strategies.

21. Participating in professional development opportunities to advance leadership skills.

22. Tracking and facilitating mandatory GTCC trainings.


Prepare and teach departmental courses to include:

* developing learner centered lesson plans

* employing teaching strategies and instructional materials for different learning styles

* incorporating, as pedagogically appropriate, current technology in classroom, distance learning and laboratory environments

* creating and modeling a quality learning environment that supports a diverse student population

* preparing, distributing, and utilizing instructional support materials, including course syllabi, supplementary materials, instructional media, and other devices as appropriate

* updating and revising curriculum to maintain currency and compliance with accreditation standards

* developing new courses as needed to support the instructional mission

* participating in the development and review of course and program/general education outcomes as appropriate

* developing, conducting, and documenting appropriate assessment of student learning in outcomes courses and programs/general education as appropriate

Professional Development

Maintain a professional status that supports the instructional mission by:

* participating in professional development activities to maintain currency in field; maintaining current credentials or licensures as required by program or accreditation


Provide daily and ongoing oversight of facilities, equipment and student records to include:

* maintaining classroom and laboratory spaces including upkeep of assigned equipment

* providing for the security of facilities, equipment, and instructional materials and maintaining safe working conditions

* maintaining student records (e.g., grades and attendance) in accordance with established deadlines using a variety of technology-based programs (e.g., Colleague, WebAdvisor, Moodle)

* complying with all applicable college, state, and federal rules and regulations

Student Support

Provide an environment conducive to student success to include:

* conducting recruiting activities

* providing academic advising

* promoting retention/persistence by assisting students to develop strategies for success 

* assisting students with the registration and graduation process

* referring students to campus and community resources when appropriate

College Service

Support college-wide endeavors to include:

* collaboration with faculty and staff from other divisions/departments to promote communication, coordinate schedules, and support student success

* serving on department, division, and college committees

* participating in GTCC institutional initiatives

* collaborating with educational partners, business/industry and/or external agencies as appropriate to promote the instructional mission of GTCC

* supporting collegiality and teaching excellence by actively participating in the professional development of new and veteran faculty (e.g., mentoring and peer observation)

* participating in extracurricular student activities/clubs

* attending college professional development sessions, college/division/department meetings, graduation and convocation, as required

* Demonstrating and modeling the College’s employability skills: adaptability, communication, information processing, problem solving, responsibility, and teamwork.

Educational & Certification Requirements:

Minimum requirements: 

* Bachelor’s degree in Health Information Technology/Management or related field from a regionally accredited post-secondary institution

* Certification as a Registered Health Information Technician (RHIT) OR as a Registered Health Information Administrator (RHIA) 

Preferred requirements: 

* Master’s Degree in Health Information Technology/Management or related field from a regionally accredited post-secondary institution

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities & Professional Experience:

Minimum requirements:

* Three years of relevant professional experience in the field to include current medical coding protocols (e.g., CPT/ICD)

* Three years demonstrated teaching experience in Health Information Technology within a post-secondary institution or health care setting. 

* Experience with information technology processes/products such as database management, data analytics and use of Electronic Health Record software and Microsoft products.

* Experience with direct employee supervision and management 

Preferred requirements: 

* Greater than three years of relevant professional experience in the field to include current medical coding protocols (e.g., CPT/ICD)

* Greater than three years demonstrated teaching experience in Health Information Technology within a post-secondary institution 

* Experience developing and maintaining an effective curriculum to include outcomes assessment and program evaluation.

* Experience with Health Information Technology national accreditation standards and procedures, i.e.CAHIIM

* Experience with alternate instructional delivery systems to include a learning management system

* Experience in a community college setting

The Director shall possess an understanding of and commitment to the nature and role of the Community College, particularly its “open door” policy.  He/she shall have demonstrated personal and professional competence for the responsibilities assigned.  The Director must be able to:

1. Multi-task

2. Respect Diversity

3. Adapt to changing procedures, protocols or assignments

4. Create and maintain a learner centered environment 

5. Communicate effectively

Departmental/Job Specific Requirements:
Program Specific Trainings:

Mandatory GTCC Trainings (upon initial hire and annual updates as required; other required trainings may be added as needed):

1. Reporting Requirements

2. Anti-Harassment

3. Shooter on Campus

4. Ethics and Social Responsibility 
5. elearning Level One (before the first day of the first semester teaching) 

6. eLearning Levels Two and Three for instructors who teach online or hybrid delivery methods  (before the first day of the first semester teaching)

Working Conditions:

1. Daily hours vary

2. Use technology according to industry standards 

3. Meet the health requirements for clinic participation 

4. Travel may be involved

Additional Duties & Responsibilities:

* Maintain student records

* See external funding sources

* Perform all duties as assigned by supervisor

**All GTCC job descriptions reflect duties and responsibilities of the particular job and are subject to change with limited notice.

Application Deadline:

  Open until an adequate pool of applicants is received
How to Apply:
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