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Dental Assistant Faculty/Program Administrator

Northwestern Michigan College

Northwestern Michigan College is seeking applicants for a Dental Assistant Faculty/Program Administrator. The Dental Assistant Program Director is responsible for all aspects of the program including organization, administration, review, planning, development, reporting, and general effectiveness. In addition, this person will be responsible for preparing, providing, and updating course content, as well as evaluating students, in a wide variety of dental assistant program courses.

Department: Health Occupations Academic Area 

Reports To: Academic Chair of Health Occupations
Anticipated Starting Date: August 2018

Excellent benefit package, including medical, dental, vacation, paid sick leave, and tuition benefit. For more details about benefits, visit HR online and click on Salaries and Benefits, or request a copy from the Office of Human Resources.



  • Bachelor's degree with a major in Allied Health or related field
  • Certification as a Dental Assistant (CDA)
  • Registered as a Dental Assistant (RDA) in the State of Michigan or ability to obtain registration prior to start date
  • Basic Cardiac Life Support (BCLS) Certification
  • Three years program administrative experience
  • Three years clinical experience in Dental Assisting
  • Experience with the Commission On Dental Accreditation (CODA) accreditation process
  • Word processing skills and experience (i.e. Microsoft® Word)
  • Computer skills, including knowledge and experience using Internet, email and calendaring software (i.e. Outlook, Gmail, etc.)
  • Valid, unrestricted Michigan Driver's License or ability to obtain by start date


  • Master's degree or higher with a major in Allied Health or related field
  • Five years program administrative experience
  • Educational focus on dental assistant administration or education
  • Teaching experience in a dental assistant school/college
  • Certified American Heart Association Basic Life Support (BLS) Instructor
  • Experience/knowledge of the use of computers in course preparation and development

FOUNDATIONAL COMPETENCIES: Essential for all NMC employees

  • Ethical behavior and integrity
  • Commitment to quality service, responsible stewardship, continuous improvement
  • Agility/adaptability/tolerance for ambiguity
  • Accountability/personal responsibility
  • Commitment to lifelong learning
  • Create/Contribute to a culture of innovation and thoughtful risk-taking
  • Collaboration/Team work
  • Value all people


Supervises others in accordance with NMC's policies and applicable laws. Responsibilities include interviewing, hiring, and training employees; planning, assigning, and directing work; appraising performance; rewarding, recognizing employees; addressing performance problems or gaps.


This is a full-time, 40+ hour per week position.


Applications submitted by 4:30 pm on 2/6/2018 will receive first consideration. Join NMC for a career where you will be part of an organization with history, a legacy, and possibility! Applications must be submitted online. For more information, visit NMC. For assistance call 231-995-1377 or 1-800-748-0566 x51377 or email hr@nmc.edu .


Non-Discrimination Policy Notice

Northwestern Michigan College is committed to a policy of equal opportunity for all persons and does not unlawfully discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, disability, genetic information, height, weight, marital status or veteran status in employment, educational programs and activities and admissions. 

Michigan Law requires that a person with a disability or handicap requiring accommodation for employment must notify the employer in writing within 182 days after the need is known.

Required Skills
All applicants are required to review the job description prior to applying.

Job Location
Traverse City, Michigan, United States


43,690.00 - 56,401.00 USD

Special Instructions to Applicants

Please attach resume and cover letter; scan and attach transcripts, if possible. Original transcripts will be required of all finalists. Please mail to: Northwestern Michigan College Attention: Human Resources 1701 E Front Street, Traverse City, MI 49686. All finalists will be required to participate in a teaching demonstration.

Posted on ADEA DentEd Jobs on January 11, 2018.



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