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AdventHealth Careers for VeteransProgram Director, Master's in Occupational Therapy, AHU
Orlando, FL

All the benefits and perks you need for you and your family:

  • Benefits from Day One

  • Paid Days Off from Day One

  • Student Loan Repayment Program

  • Career Development

Our promise to you:

Joining AdventHealth is about being part of something bigger. It’s about belonging to a community that believes in the wholeness of each person, and serves to uplift others in body, mind and spirit. AdventHealth is a place where you can thrive professionally, and grow spiritually, by Extending the Healing Ministry of Christ. Where you will be valued for who you are and the unique experiences you bring to our purpose-minded team. All while understanding that together we are even better.

Schedule: FT / Shift: Day

Location: 660 WINYAH DR, Orlando, 32803

The community you’ll be caring for:

Our mission is to provide an environment where students can develop spiritually, intellectually, socially, and physically while pursuing professional expertise integrated with Christian values.

Job Summary:

The Program Director, under the supervision of the Department Chair shall be responsible for the organization, management, administration, planning, periodic review, evaluation, continued development and general effectiveness of the Occupational Therapy Graduate Program(s). The Program Director is responsible for providing leadership to the respective program(s) in harmony with its mission, in order that the philosophy, goals and objectives of the program may be achieved. The Program Director is provided 20% release time from teaching in order to meet the administrative needs of the program(s).

You Will Be Responsible For:

Demonstrates behaviors at AdventHealth University in harmony with AHU’s “Four Words” of Nurture, Excellence, Spirituality , and Stewardship as well as AdventHealth’s Performance Standards of “Keep Me Safe, Love Me, Make it Easy, and Own It.”

Scope of Responsibility :

  • Represents to the Department Chair, regarding faculty and student needs, budget, program evaluation,space and equipment needs

  • Identifies appropriate community agency linkages for student learning experiences

  • Designs, coordinates, and implements program curriculum

Compliance/Regulatory Responsibility :

  • Under the supervision of the Department Chair, development of a curriculum in harmony with the institution, community, and professional accreditation agencies

  • Participate in institutional effectiveness activities including collection and analysis of annual program outcome data

Operating & Capital Budget/Financial Responsibility :

  • Preparation of and administration of program budgeting in collaboration with the VP of Finance and under the supervision of the Department Chair

  • Assists in securing internal and/or external sources of funding for the department and/or students

Strategic Planning Responsibility :

  • Represents program needs to the Department Chair in the process of strategic planning in accordance with the institution’s mission and vision

  • Updates and documents program strategic planning and objective oversight through necessary management systems

Performance Improvement Responsibility :

  • Maintains involvement in professional organizations

  • Develops improvement plans for the program faculty and students to improve performance, as indicated by assessment results

Community Relations Responsibility :

  • Exhibits and models the characteristics of a Christian professional

  • Assists in establishing activities to sustain community based best practices site

  • Participates in program and University-wide service activities

Staffing/Labor/Supervisory Responsibility :

  • Faculty support and mentorship for teaching and advisement excellence

  • Faculty and staff selection and evaluation

  • Facilitation of student and employee grievances under the direction of the Department Chair and according to university policies


What Will You Need:


  • Doctoral degree in Occupational Therapy or other healthcare related area by an institution accredited by a regional accrediting body recognized by the USDE

  • Entry level Occupational Therapy degree

  • Minimum of 8 years of documented experience in the profession of occupational therapy. This must include:

  • A minimum of two years of clinical practice as an OT

  • History of scholarship

  • A minimum of three years of full-time academic appointment with teaching responsibilities at the post-secondary level

  • Administration experience to include program planning and implementation, personnel management, evaluation, and budgeting


  • Initially certified by NBCOT as an occupational therapist

  • Current licensure for Florida as an occupational therapist

This facility is an equal opportunity employer and complies with federal, state and local anti-discrimination laws, regulations and ordinances. The salary range reflects the anticipated base pay range for this position. Individual compensation is determined based on skills, experience and other relevant factors within this pay range. The minimums and maximums for each position may vary based on geographical location.

Category: Education

Organization: AdventHealth University

Schedule: Full-time

Shift: 1 - Day

Req ID: 24016266

We are an equal opportunity employer and do not tolerate discrimination based on race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, marital status, age or disability/handicap with respect to recruitment, selection, placement, promotion, wages, benefits and other terms and conditions of employment.

Job Snapshot

  • Facility: AdventHealth Central Florida

  • Job Schedule: Full-time

    Pay Range: $30.375 - $67.353

  • Location: Orlando, FL

  • Job ID: 24016266

  • Job Family: Education

  • Shift: 1 - Day

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