Funeral Service Faculty - Program Chair/Director Faculty – F0020
HIRING RANGE: Commensurate with qualifications and experience
CLOSING DATE: Open Until Filled
GENERAL INFORMATION: Brightpoint Community College is a two-year public institution of higher education and one of the largest of the 23 community colleges in Virginia. With campuses in Chester and Midlothian in the metropolitan Richmond area and at off-campus classrooms throughout the area, Brightpoint Community College provides quality educational opportunities that inspire student success and community vitality. The College’s vision is a success story for every student.
RESPONSIBILITIES: Our college is seeking to hire a full time, twelve-month faculty member who will serve as Program Head/Director for the Funeral Service Programs. The successful candidate will teach funeral service courses in an online, hybrid, and/or in-person format; provide leadership and administrative oversight of the program to include: hiring and evaluating part-time faculty, creating course schedules, leading the assessment of student learning outcomes and program goals, ensuring compliance with the accreditation standards, leading curriculum and course development, managing the Funeral Service Advisory Committee, providing student advising, managing application, admissions, and enrollment processes, and participation in all college activities and assigned committees. Responsible for ensuring that the programs meet the guidelines of the American Board of Funeral Service Educators (ABFSE) as well as the Board of Funeral Directors and Embalmers. Representing Brightpoint’s Funeral Service programs to the community and maintaining strong and positive relationships with external agencies. Prepare faculty and students for the future of Funeral Services. This position reports to the Dean of Math, Science, Health and Human Services and is located on the Chester campus.
QUALIFICATIONS: Required: Must have a minimum of a Bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited college or university. Candidates who do not have a Master’s degree must commit to earning a Master’s degree in a related field within five years of the date of hire. Must have graduated from an accredited mortuary program and have at least two years of work experience in the funeral services industry. Must be licensed or able to obtain a license in Virginia. The successful candidate will be committed to student success and to developing strong partnerships within the Virginia Community College system and with members of the funeral services industry. The successful candidate must be willing to teach a combination of day, evening, weekend, and online classes with the ability to be flexible to work at both of the two College campuses. Successful completion and passing of a criminal background check will be required. Preferred qualifications: Master's degree strongly preferred. Experience teaching in higher education highly desirable.
APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS: Acceptable application packages are those submitted through the Commonwealth of Virginia career website located at https://jobs.vccs.edu/postings/47898.
REQUIRED: A fully completed state application, CV or resume to include a list of three professional references, cover letter, and copies of all applicable transcripts must be submitted through the career website to receive consideration.
There is a limit on the number and size of attachments that can be uploaded with the application. Documents that are unable to be uploaded in the career website should be sent via email to firstname.lastname@example.org immediately after successfully applying to the position. Please do not submit the same document in the system and by email.
Brightpoint Community College embraces a culture of diversity and inclusion that empowers anyone from anywhere to be successful in their academic and professional pursuits. We strive to provide an environment that is enriching to all by understanding and appreciating our dimensions of diversity, becoming global citizens, and welcoming new ways of engaging the unique contributions of all people.