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Director Medical Assistant Program

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Position Type: Full-Time
Location: Elgin, IL
Experience Level: Mid-Level
Categories: Supervisory
Role: Director Medical Assistant Program


About ECC:

Elgin Community College serves over 9,000 students at every stage of their educational journeys, including university transfer programs, career and technical education, continuing education classes, and adult basic education. As a community, we pride ourselves on nurturing a welcoming campus where every person—students, staff members, faculty members, and campus visitors—feels valued. The work of each ECC employee is central to the college’s mission, and as an employer, the college fosters a positive environment through professional challenges, excellent benefits, and opportunities for recognition and camaraderie.

Work Schedule:

8:00 AM to 5:00 PM Monday through Friday

Rate of Pay:


FLSA Status:


Grant Funded:


Job Summary:

An employee in this classification performs work of considerable difficulty in the organization, administration, periodic review, planning, policy development, fiscal management, purchasing and maintaining laboratory equipment, evaluation, and general effectiveness of the Medical Assistant Program. Work involves maintaining accreditation of the program through the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP) and maintaining compliance with regulatory agencies (ie. OSHA, HIPAA, IDFPR). Work is distinguished by the preparation of skilled healthcare professionals for the community, teaching courses offered in the department, and supervising adjunct instructors.  Direction is received by the assigned manager.

Required Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

  • Associates degree with an equivalent of three years full-time Medical Assisting clinical experience and a minimum of 1 year teaching experience or an equivalent combination of training and experience.
  • Required to hold and maintain 1 of the following credentials: CMA (AAMA), RMA (AMT), NCMA (NCCT), CCMA (NHA) or CMAC (AMCA).
  • Considerable knowledge in curriculum design, program administration, evaluation, and instruction, education methods, administration, and current accreditation and certification procedures. 
  • Considerable skill to independently analyze and make recommendations regarding programs, procedures, and operations with regard to areas of responsibility. 
  • Considerable interpersonal, verbal, presentation and written communications skills with the ability to communicate and interact with all levels of staff, administration and stakeholders in a diverse community. 
  • Considerable skill to work independently with minimal supervision in a team-based environment.
  • Working skill in the use of databases, spreadsheet applications, and word processing, preferably with the Microsoft Office applications.

Desired Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:


Essential Duties:

  • Curriculum development and instruction (including hybrid and enhanced online courses, maintaining D2L websites for all courses within the Ophthalmic Technician department)
  • Program administration (recruiting, advising and admitting students, scheduling, maintaining student files, developing program documents and policies/procedures, fiscal management, handling student issues, communicating with internal and external constituents, evaluating outcomes and program effectiveness.)
  • Develop and maintain affiliations with clinical agencies (scheduling, evaluating, maintaining communication, ensuring compliance with accreditation standards and supervising clinical instructors)
  • Maintain program accreditation through the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP), responsible for ICCB reviews
  • Hire, supervise, mentor and evaluate faculty (including adjunct clinical instructors, part-time faculty and clinical coordinators)
  • Prepare budget, purchase equipment and supplies, maintain student lab and associated equipment.
  • Participate in academic and professional development, departmental and college committees.
  • Promote public relations for ECC and the Medical Assistant Program through community involvement.
  • Available to respond to internal and external customers, either in person or over the phone, during scheduled business hours.
  • Demonstrate independent judgement and discretion in making position related decisions.
  • Maintain required training, licensure and/or certification
  • Maintain confidentiality of privileged information and adheres to applicable privacy laws.
  • Demonstrate sensitivity, understanding and respect of diverse populations within the workplace.
  • Maintain an understanding of the work of colleagues to effectively provide backup and/or support for co-workers during times when the division is short-staffed or experiencing an increased volume of work.
  • Ability to work a flexible schedule which includes days/evenings/weekends as needed by the department.

Other Duties:

Other duties as assigned that pertain to the job description.

Physical Demands:

Light (up to 25 lbs occasionally or 10 lbs frequently)

Visual Acuity:

Close visual acuity (e.g. computer, assembly)

Work Environment:

Moderate noise

Environmental Conditions:

Typical office or administrative

Current SSECCA Union Member Information:

The initial posting date for this position is 05/11/2021. Elgin Community College Support Staff Association (SSECCA) members that apply by 05/18/2021 and meet the posted minimum qualifications will receive full consideration.

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement:

Elgin Community College does not discriminate, or tolerate discrimination, against any member of its community on the basis of race, color, national origin, ancestry, sex/gender/gender identity, age, religion, disability, pregnancy, veteran status, marital status, sexual orientation, or any other status protected by applicable federal, state or local law in matters of admissions, employment, or in any aspect of the educational programs or activities it offers.

In addition, Elgin Community College provides reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities to ensure equal access and equal opportunities with regard to employment practices, educational opportunities, and programs and services. If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please notify the College’s EEO/AA Officer. Determinations on request for a reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis.


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