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Program Director of Sonography

Company: St. Catherine University
Location: Saint Paul
Posted on: January 22, 2023

Job Description:

St. Catherine University welcomes applications for a full-time Program Director of Sonography.

The Sonography Program at St. Catherine University (St. Kate's) has a long track record of success and innovation. Currently offered to our undergraduate students on campus in the College for Women, the Sonography program is one of the largest and most diverse programs in the Henrietta Schmoll School of Health Sciences ( HSSHS ). Nearly half of the students in the Sonography program identify as BIPOC . St. Kate's is one of the largest private women's colleges in the nation and is ranked #1 among Minnesota Private Colleges for social mobility. Our students are passionate about social justice and represent our mission to graduate women who transform the world.
We seek a creative, innovative Program Director with experience serving diverse students and a continued commitment to ensuring that the professionals working in sonography are representative of the communities they serve. This is a 12-month position. Dependent on the applicant's qualifications and experiences, the initial appointment may be at the assistant or associate professor level.

Program Directors are leaders for St. Catherine University, overseeing faculty's and students' progress, motivating and coaching them to improve work performance, evaluating the department's current performance, and developing plans, goals, and strategies for improvement. This position is knowledgeable about the University's mission and values and is committed to supporting students and advancing the institution's goals. Because of unique opportunities for interaction with learners, faculty members are chief facilitators of realizing these goals. In addition, they possess a dual commitment to professional skills within their discipline and the art of teaching.

Responsibilities include:

  • Develop new, and continually evaluate current, courses and teaching methods to ensure the engagement and success of a diverse student body
  • Teach courses in-person and online
  • Communicate respectfully and build relationships of trust with people of all cultures and abilities
  • Maintain a flexible schedule to support students who need support outside of regular business hours and to attend student or department events
  • Mentor and advise students while recognizing and appreciating differences in learning styles, capabilities, and experiences
  • Evaluate student performance and provide feedback
  • Provide leadership in planning and coordinating departmental programs, which includes evaluation, development, and revision of courses and curricula
  • Facilitate the development of a relationship-centered learning environment that attracts and retains faculty and staff from diverse backgrounds
  • Create an atmosphere that is respectful of diversity and welcomes all learners
  • Actively participate in the department and the school and support the policies and procedures as they reflect the mission
  • Facilitate the development and communication of appropriate learning goals
  • Identify content and learning resources and organize learning experiences appropriate to the learning goals
  • Evaluate faculty members' performance under university policies and procedures
  • Draft annual reports for the University and accreditors
  • Demonstrate knowledge of Accreditation Standards for an Educational Program of Diagnostic Medical Sonography
  • Manage daily operation of the program, including budget, organization, administration, periodic review and evaluation, continued development, and general effectiveness
  • Maintain professional competence and current knowledge through continuing professional development/educational activities
  • Participate in service opportunities at the school, University, and professional levels
  • Participate in scholarly activities, which may include the dissemination of scholarship
    Employees at St. Kate's feel a deep connection to the University's Mission and Vision,
    and they live their values at work. Benefits available to full-time employees include:

    • Three weeks of accrued vacation time as well as fourteen (14) paid holidays and
    • six paid "gift" days when the University is closed.
    • Free tuition for employees and reduced tuition for their families after one year
    • of service
    • Health, dental, and vision insurance
    • 403b retirement plan access
    • Six weeks of paid parental leave after one year of service
      St. Catherine University in St. Paul, Minnesota, is a comprehensive Catholic university
      and home to one of the nation's largest colleges for women, with associate and graduate
      programs for all genders. Founded by the Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet in 1905, the
      University integrates liberal arts and professional education within the Catholic
      traditions of intellectual inquiry and social teaching. Committed to excellence and
      opportunity, St. Catherine enrolls students in certificate, associate, baccalaureate,
      master's, and doctoral programs in traditional day and evening/weekend/online
      formats. Minimum Qualifications
      • Registered Diagnostic Medical Sonographer ( RDMS ) (OB/ GYN , Abdomen), RDCS or CCI (Adult) .
      • Two (2) years of clinical experience as a Sonographer .
      • Prior teaching experience in a General or Adult Echocardiography program .
      • Experience collaborating respectfully and effectively with internal and external partners who have a variety of cultural backgrounds
      • Experience teaching, advising, and mentoring women, BIPOC , parents, and working students
      • Demonstrated commitment to Inclusive Excellence, including a commitment to the coreprinciples of diversity and inclusion with an explicit emphasis on equity and excellence instudent learning
      • Able to nurture climates and cultures so all students have a chance to succeed
      • Proven experience building a team and working within a cross-functional environment .
      • Knowledge of the healthcare industry and its trends
      • Experience working effectively with diverse populations Preferred Qualifications
        • Doctoral Degree
        • Previous experience as a clinical or program director
        • A record of scholarly accomplishments, including grant funding
        • Experience developing and implementing simulation activities
        • Experience utilizing a learning management system while teaching (e.g., Canvas, Blackboard)
          We seek creative, adaptable staff who enjoy working in a university climate that promotes cultural diversity, multicultural understanding, and cultural fluency. Consistent with the university's commitment to women, diversity and social justice, preference will be given to candidates who manifest these themes in their experience and service. EEO Statement St. Catherine University is an equal opportunity employer. Our commitment to inclusion reflects the central value of the Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet to "love of neighbor without distinction" and provides a learning and working environment that is enriched by the diversity of all our members. Individuals of religious, racial, ethnic, gender identity, nation of origin, or disability groups that have traditionally had less representation in higher education are encouraged to apply. Should you need an interview accommodation please contact us at hr@stkate.edu or 651-690-6565. Application instructions for FACULTY Visit St. Kate Careers to apply. Three references and successful completion of a background check will be required for employment.

          Given the way campus life inherently puts people in close proximity to each other, including residence and dining halls, classrooms, and gatherings, the University has determined that a vaccination requirement is the best way to keep our community safe and prevent potential outbreaks as we return to more regular, in-person operations. St. Catherine University is requiring all students, faculty (including adjuncts contracted for the fall semester and beyond), staff, and residents age 12 and older to complete their COVID -19 vaccination series, including a booster, unless the University approves a medical or religious accommodation or other accommodation/exemption as required by applicable law. New employees must submit vaccination documentation or be approved for an exemption/accommodation before beginning work. For more information, visit stkate.edu/coronavirus-info/vaccine .

          St. Catherine University
          2004 Randolph Avenue, St. Paul, MN 55105
          Equal Opportunity Employer / Drug Free Workplace / Tobacco Free Workplace

          Our university is a proud member of the Upper Midwest HERC and is committed to recruiting and retaining outstanding and diverse faculty and staff and assisting dual career couples. For more information and to find other higher education jobs in the Upper Midwest region, visit: www.uppermidwestherc.org. Posting Number 20220153-FAC Posting Start Date 01/17/2023 Application Deadline 03/08/2023 Posting Specific Questions Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).
          • * What is your highest level of completed education?
            • Some high school
            • High school diploma or GED
            • Some college
            • Associate's degree
            • Bachelor's degree
            • Some graduate school
            • Master's degree
            • ABD
            • Professional degree (e.g., JD, MD)
            • Doctoral degree
            • * For any education beyond high school, please list the degree or certification and the area of focus. -(Open Ended Question)
              • * St. Kate's is committed to making Inclusive Excellence a reality and has identified "Drive a Culture of Inclusive Excellence" as one of six priorities in the strategic plan. Give a specific example of how you have promoted a culture that values diversity, equity and inclusion in your current or recent role(s). -(Open Ended Question)
                • * Given the way campus life inherently puts people in close proximity to each other, including residence and dining halls, classrooms, and gatherings, the University has determined that a vaccination requirement is the best way to keep our community safe and prevent potential outbreaks as we return to more regular, in-person operations.St. Catherine University is requiring all students, faculty (including adjuncts contracted for the fall semester and beyond), staff, and residents age 12 and older to complete their COVID-19 vaccination series, including booster, unless the University approves a medical or religious accommodation or other accommodation / exemption as required by applicable law.New employees must submit vaccination and booster documentation or be approved for an exemption/accommodation before beginning work. For more information, visit stkate.edu/coronavirus-info/vaccine. -We include this information to ensure that candidates are aware of and acknowledge understanding of the new requirement.
                  • I have read and understand the requirement.
                  • * Are you presently legally authorized to work in the United States for any U.S. employer? Please be aware that St. Catherine University is only able to consider candidates who are authorized to work in the United States. -
                    • Yes
                    • No
                    • * St. Catherine University welcomes applications from candidates who are traditionally under-represented. We are happy to consider candidates who are currently in possession of a temporary work visa, however, please be aware that we do not offer employment visa sponsorship. Will you now or in the future require an employer to sponsor you for an employment-based visa/status in the U.S. (e.g. H-1B status)?
                      • Yes
                      • No
                      • Maybe
                      • * Can you perform the essential functions of this position with or without accommodation?
                        • Yes
                        • No
                        • * How did you hear about this opportunity?
                          • St. Catherine University website
                          • St. Catherine University employee
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                          • Other Required Documents
                          • Cover Letter
                          • Curriculum Vitae
                          • References Optional Documents 2004 Randolph Avenue
                            St. Paul, MN 55105
                            800-945-4599
                            651-690-6000

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