Veterinary Technician Program Director
Chula Vista, California
Direct the educational activities of the Veterinary Nursing Programs. Develop and manage the approved curriculum and design teaching schedule.
- 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.
The list of essential functions is not exhaustive and may be supplemented.
- Baccalaureate degree from an institution accredited by a regional or national accrediting body recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.
- Graduation from an AVMA accredited Veterinary program recognized by the U.S. Secretary of Education or the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA).
- Three (3) years of occupational (i.e., practical) experience within the veterinary field and/or three (3) years of teaching experience in the veterinary field.
- Licensed doctor of veterinary medicine (DVM) or a credentialed veterinary technician.
- Current license, certification or other designation as required by local, state or federal laws to work in the veterinary field.
- Leadership or supervisory experience preferred.
- Verbal and written communication skills.
- Knowledge of Word, Excel, PowerPoint and other computer skills.