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Dental Assistant Instructor

at West-MEC

Pay: $50,000 to $75,000/year
Posted: 2/5/2019
Job Status: Full Time

Job Description

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Prepares students for jobs in Dental Assisting
  • Ensure curriculum is current with industry standards. Work with professional organizations associated with Dental Assisting
  • Use student data to drive instructional practices
  • Assists with curriculum development instruction and participates in program reviews
  • Demonstrates and differentiates instructional methods for the purpose of providing an effective program that addresses individual student learning needs
  • Develops a variety of written materials (e.g. syllabus, unit and daily lesson plans, curricular maps, assessments, attendance records, anecdotal communications, etc.) for the purpose of documenting and communicating student progress
  • Partners with instructional team leaders for planning, implementation, and reflection on instruction
  • Participates in a variety of meetings and professional development activities for the purpose of professional growth in an educational setting
  • Assesses student progress towards objectives, expectations, and/or goals for the purpose of planning instruction, providing feedback to students and communicating achievement
  • Manages student behavior in a variety of educational environments by providing a safe and positive learning environment
  • Identifies and develops a variety of work-based learning opportunities for students
  • Engages students in leadership development by serving as an advisor for Career Technical Student Organization (CTSO)
  • Assists students to complete service learning projects and program fundraising events
  • Communicates effectively with students, parents and colleagues at the campus level to improve the overall quality of student outcomes and achievement of established program goals
  • Communicates student progress and behaviors with parents and/or legal guardians
  • Establishes and maintains a good rapport with community partners and advisory councils
  • Develops and implements a rigorous lab safety program
  • Reports student enrollment data
  • Attends district meetings
  • Performs other related duties as assigned to strengthen the program


Knowledge and Skills:

  • Degree or certificate in Dental Assisting
  • 3- 5 years’ experience in teaching or related work experience
  • Knowledge of Career and Technical Education and the CTE Delivery Model
  • Knowledge of safety and/or sanitation procedures appropriate to field of instruction; industry standards within the area of instruction; resources available to facilitate a successful learning environment.
  • Ability to use tools and equipment related to area of instruction
  • Ability to use appropriate technology and able to use as an integral part of instruction
  • Willingness to work with high school youth and adults
  • Demonstrate strong organizational and communication skills
  • Able to work afternoon and evening



  • Able to acquire Arizona Department Education (ADE) CTE provisional K-12 teaching certificate and work towards a standard CTE teaching certificate
  • Ability to work toward acquiring a Maricopa Community College Dual Enrollment Certification
  • Maintains industry related certification
  • Must pass a fingerprint clearance and background check
  • Obtain an Arizona Driver’s License

Closing Date: Open until filled

Start Date: Spring 2019

Application Procedure:

Submit on-line application West-MEC.org


  • Letter of interest
  • Current resume´
  • Three professional references (names, addresses and phone numbers)