Program Director for the Occupational Therapy Assistant Program - Parker University in Dallas Texas

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Parker University

Dallas, Texas 75229

United States

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  • Manage and administer the program,      including planning, evaluation, budgeting, selection of faculty and staff,      maintenance of accreditation, and commitment to strategies for      professional development.
  • Supervise the activities of the department      staff.  Prepare teaching assignments.
  • Determine, establish and implement      department goals.
  • Review student success rates by class      and implement plan to reduce student withdrawals.  Meet with students      to encourage them to stay in the program. 
  • Develop and manage the department budget      and expenditures. 
  • Visit clinical sites to review and      evaluate students’ clinical performance and progress.  Coordinate      with site instructors to ensure clinical education is effective.
  • Coordinate the clinical and didactic education      for the OTA program. Coordinate and revise the clinical education      plan. 
  • Lead the ACOTE accreditation process for      the program.
  • Assist in submission of required fees      and supporting documentation, graduation reports, licensing and      certification results, and placement statistics for the OTA program.
  • Assist in achieving full compliance with accreditation criteria within two years.  Ensure continuing accreditation through the appropriate authorities.  Communicate results of annual report to ACOTE.
  • 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 OTA program.
  • Perform functions of an Occupational      Therapy Assistant instructor.

The list of essential functions is not exhaustive and may be supplemented.


  • Master’s degree from an institution that is accredited by a regional or national accrediting body recognized by the U.S. Department of Education (USDE). 
  • The master’s degree is not limited to a master’s degree in occupational therapy. 
  • Must be an initially certified occupational therapist or occupational therapy assistant that is licensed in the State of Texas or has the ability to become licensed in the State of Texas.
  • Must have five (5) years of experience in the field of occupational therapy, administrative or supervisory experience, and at least one (1) year of experience in a full-time academic appointment with teaching responsibilities.
  • Verbal and written communication skills. 
  • Knowledge of Word, Excel, Power Point and other computer skills.

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  • Program Director for the Occupational Therapy Assi
  • Occupational Therapy Assistant Program
Employment Type:Higher Education Executives
Degree Required: Masters
Experience: 5-0 years
Salary: Commensurate with Experience
Type of School:Research University
Application Requirements: CV/Resume
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