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Program Director of Sonography

St. Catherine University
St Paul, MN
Start date
Jan 23, 2023
Closing date
Feb 22, 2023

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Program Director of SonographyDivision: Academic AffairsDepartment/Office: SonographyAdvertisement: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 scholarshipEmployees 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. Accrued sick time 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 serviceSt. Catherine University in St. Paul, Minnesota, is a comprehensive Catholic universityand home to one of the nation's largest colleges for women, with associate and graduateprograms for all genders. Founded by the Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet in 1905, theUniversity integrates liberal arts and professional education within the Catholictraditions of intellectual inquiry and social teaching. Committed to excellence andopportunity, St. Catherine enrolls students in certificate, associate, baccalaureate,master's, and doctoral programs in traditional day and evening/weekend/onlineformats.Minimum Qualifications: Masters degree 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 populationsPreferred 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 universitys commitment to women, diversity and social justice, preference will be given to candidates who manifest these themes in their experience and service.Application instructions:Posting Number: 20220153-FACPosting Start Date: 01/17/2023Application Deadline: 3/8/2023To apply, visit 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 or 651-690-6565.Copyright 2022 Inc. All rights reserved.



Formerly the College of St. Catherine, St. Kate’s was founded in St. Paul in 1905 by the Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet, whose social justice mission of loving God and neighbor without distinction anchors our commitment to respond to the needs of the time.  The University is named for St. Catherine of Alexandria, the 4th-century Egyptian philosopher, who suffered martyrdom for her faith.

St. Kate’s is a nationally recognized university with the College for Women at its core which is one of the largest Catholic colleges for women in the nation. It is one of the most comprehensive Catholic universities in the United States, offering access to an education in over 80 academic programs ranging from professional certificates to post-graduate degrees in the liberal arts and professional programs.  In 2009, St. Kate’s moved from college to university status, retaining its tradition of academic excellence while expanding its structure to three colleges and three schools. The three schools are the School of Humanities, Arts and Sciences (SHAS), School of Business, and the Henrietta Schmoll School of Health (HSSH), each of which serves students in the College for Women, the Graduate College, and the College for Adults. 

The University’s commitment to Inclusive Excellence encourages students across schools and colleges to incorporate global learning and experiences into their education. St. Kate’s is committed to making Inclusive Excellence a reality and has identified “Drive a Culture of Inclusive Excellence” as one of its six strategic priorities. Initiatives include the expansion of equity and inclusion-centered curricular content in specific courses and in each program of study, new recruitment strategies and training around elimination of bias, and retention efforts targeted for faculty and staff of color using professional development opportunities and resources.  Finally, the plan has an explicit focus on the articulation and development of the essential skills students must possess to succeed in diverse and inclusive workplaces and communities and defining how the educational program and co-curricular student experience will foster these outcomes.

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