Director of Operations
at Owensboro Community and Technical College

Owensboro Community and Technical College
July 21, 2023
4800 New Hartford Road Owensboro, Kentucky 42303 United States of America
Clinical Education
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College Overview:
Owensboro Community and Technical College is a three-campus institution located along the Ohio River in Western Kentucky. OCTC is one of sixteen institutions in the Kentucky Community and Technical College System and awards certificates, diplomas, and associate degrees in liberal arts and technical education. To learn more about OCTC, please visit and to learn more about Owensboro and the surrounding area, you may visit

OCTC offers a variety of health plans, wellness incentives, and retirement options for full-time regular employees. Benefit plans include Medical, Dental, Vision, Life insurance, Flexible Spending Accounts, LTD, and Supplemental Insurance plans. Wellness programs includes incentives applied to an HRA card for healthy life choices and activities. Additional benefits include vacation pay, holiday pay, institutional closure pay (2 weeks), sick pay, EAP, tuition waiver & discounts, and employee discounts. Retirement plan is a Defined Contribution 403(b) plan, 5% employee contribution with 10% employer match.

Job Summary:
The Director of Operations collaborates with the other Commonwealth West Healthcare Workforce Innovation Center (CWHWIC) members in performing duties essential to the achievement of the program and student learning outcomes related to simulation in healthcare education and expansion of healthcare programming. The Director of Operations functions as a planner, developer, consultant, coordinator, and resource person at the CWHWIC campus and its community, including the mobile healthcare lab. The position is key in collaborating with CWHWIC staff, the community, and educational partners to manage and schedule innovative, healthcare educational experience. This is a grant position with the expectation of continued funding.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities:
The duties/responsibilities of this position include, but are not limited to:

  • Actively participates in developing the CWHWIC department’s strategic and operational plans as required by the Center’s Board department leadership.
  • Work closely with consortium institutions to develop and implement operational goals that support student success.
  • Work closely with consortium institutions, Chancellor, Director of Business Operations, and other team members to develop strategic planning, implement operational goals; to achieve successful results on established goals and professional development outreach.
  • Serve as the primary point of contact for scheduling Center usage.
  • Collaborate with the Director of Business Operations to develop a business model for simulation and professional development as an alternate source of revenue.
  • Coordinate with the Director of Business Operations to engage academic, community and practice partnerships as they relate to the center.
  • Collaborate to explore and obtain external grant opportunities and private donor support for sustainability of the center. Assist in Administering grants according to specified guidelines and center leadership.
  • Collaborate with the Director or Business Operations to oversee submissions of the center's annual report and maintains data relative to center operations and accreditation.
  • Maintain a variety of records and data related to center operations and accreditation.
  • Assist in the research of purchasing options for lab equipment and software.
  • Mentor and evaluate Simulation Manager personnel and simulation technicians.
  • Develop and maintains CWHWIC schedule, attendance records, and tracks overall usage of the facility.
  • Maintain fiscal responsibility of the Center and its resources, including maintenance and upgrades to equipment and facilities.
  • Compile reports on learning outcomes for simulation exercises and collaborates with consortia partners on disseminating findings.
  • Use evidence-based simulation models to design, implement, and evaluate educational programs for faculty/staff development in the use of clinical simulation, debriefing and assessment.
  • Provide leadership in the design and integration of simulation into curricula to ensure that expected competencies are being taught to meet all accreditation, approval, and professional standards.
  • Provide leadership in the development and implementation of training in simulation technology for consortia partners.

Additional Skills:

  • Interact and communicate professionally.
  • Work collaboratively and be a team player.
  • Manage CWHWIC scheduling to ensure secondary and post-secondary partner needs are met.
  • Work with internal and external individuals from different disciplines and different levels of training needs.
  • Manage multiple concurrent activities.
  • Excellent communication (written and oral) and efficient organizational skills
  • Knowledge of Healthcare Simulation Center Accreditation or ability to learn the accreditation processes for successful submission and achievement.
  • Theoretical knowledge and clinical experience with lab simulations and computer-assisted learning.


  • *Minimum Master’s degree in a Healthcare discipline or equivalent is required.
  • Three to five years’ experience in healthcare education and training, as well as implementation of innovative simulation-based education and training programs.


  • Experience in a hospital clinical setting is a benefit.
  • Experience with healthcare education project management is a benefit.
  • Progressive experience in a leadership, management, and education environment with supervision and/or coordination of diverse and multiple groups of individuals involved in simulation is preferred.
  • Experience in curriculum development and assessment for adult learners is preferred.
  • Experience with scheduling clinical/simulation activities operating simultaneously is preferred.

*Equivalency would equal MS with 3 years’ work experience OR BS with 5 years’ work experience OR AS/AA with 7 years’ work experience.

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