Direct the educational activities of the Veterinary Nursing Programs. Develop and manage the approved curriculum and design teaching schedule.
The list of essential functions is not exhaustive and may be supplemented.
- Supervise the activities of the veterinary nursing staff. Evaluate the faculty. Prepare teaching assignments.
- Determine, establish and implement veterinary nursing department goals.
- Consistently monitor student success rates. Implement plan and meet with students to reduce student withdrawals. Maintain an 80% student success rate for all classes taught in the program.
- Monitor expenditures and keep to the department budget.
- Coordinate and arrange for educational workshops and in services for didactic and clinical faculty. Prepare didactic instruction to include course and lab objectives.
- Maintain student grades in accordance with established policies. Prepare final grades at the end of each sequence to update student records and transcripts.
- Evaluate the performance of students regarding course objectives and make necessary provisions to meet learning needs.
- Visit clinical sites to review and evaluate students' clinical performance and progress. Coordinate with site supervisors to ensure clinical education is effective.
- Develop and maintain a functional curriculum according to approved design. Evaluate course content and review new texts. Collaborate with administration in the design and implementation of the veterinary nursing program.
- Maintain all American Veterinary Medical Association records and prepare annual reports. Prepare self study reports for necessary accreditation.
- Perform functions of a Veterinary Nursing instructor. Monitor lab competencies and confirm skill levels on checklists.
- Plan and conduct department staff and semiannual Advisory Board meetings.
- Order supplies and maintain equipment as needed.
- Baccalaureate degree. Graduate of an accredited institution recognized by the U.S. Secretary of Education or the Council for Higher Education Accreditation.
- Licensed veterinarian or a credentialed veterinary technician who graduated from an AVMA accredited program.
- Licensed or Registered Veterinary Technician in the state in which the campus is located.
- Three (3) years of occupational experience within the veterinary field.
- Must hold current teaching licenses, certifications or other designations as required by local, state or federal laws to work in the field.
- Leadership or supervisory experience preferred.
- Verbal and written communication skills.
- Knowledge of Word, Excel, Power Point and other computer skills.