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Director, Occupational Therapy Assistant Program

Job Description:

The inaugural program director will develop and execute the plans and curriculum for the Occupational Therapy Assistant Program. The Director provides leadership for the occupational therapy program and curriculum. The Director will be responsible for researching and preparing initial program proposals and accreditation documents and maintaining subsequent accreditation status for the program.This position is a non-instructional twelve-month faculty ranked tenure track position. Duties include:

  • Develop and execute the plans and curriculum for the occupational therapy assistant program.
  • Provide the leadership to manage and administer the implement the program.
  • Develop and manage department budget in coordination with the division chair.
  • Interface with accreditation, certification, and professional organizations to seek and maintain and eventually maintain accreditation status for the program.
  • Recruitment and hiring of occupational therapy assistant adjunct faculty.
  • Coordinate with Admission Office to assure recruitment of qualified students.
  • Assure program compliance with legal and professional mandates.
  • Oversee fieldwork coordination and management
  • Supervise staff as needed.
  • Prepare program reports, catalog copy, program brochure, and other materials as needed.
  • Develop and maintain student records.
  • Other administrative duties to maintain program integrity as required.
  • Participate in professional development activities.
  • Teach Occupational Therapy Assistant courses (until program is developed and approved, director will teach two (2) courses per semester in an area of competency (e.g., anatomy and physiology, etc.)
  • Develop, evaluate, and revise OTA courses with other faculty as appropriate to maintain compliance with ACOTE Standards and current practice trends.
  • Advise students in the program.
  • Maintain competency in the occupational therapy field.
  • Participate in College faculty and committee meetings.




Maintain NBCOT certification and state licensure to practice Occupational Therapy in New York State.  Maintain membership in the American Occupational Therapy Association and New York State Occupational Therapy Association.



Minimum of a Master’s degree in Occupational Therapy or a related area required that is accredited by a regional or national accrediting body recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.  A minimum of one year, full-time teaching in higher education required.  Five years of clinical experience in occupational therapy required. 


Date to be filled:

Fall 2014


Application Deadline:

Review of applications will continue until the position is filled.


To Apply:

Email your cover letter and resume to the Director of Human Resources at

Cayuga Community College is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.