Occupational Therapy Assistant Program Director

Central Methodist University seeks applicants for a Program Director for a new Occupational Therapy Assistant program. This is a 9-month position offering an exciting opportunity to build an OTA program from the ground up!

Principal Duties and Responsibilities:

The Program Director will carry an academic and administrative load to equal an average of 24 load hours per academic year and will be responsible for the oversight and day-to-day operations of the Occupational Therapy Assistant educational program. Specific responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Fostering the development of the appropriate operational standards, coursework and milieu for an Occupational Therapy Assistant educational program that meets ACOTE accreditation standards.
  • Leading the process for ACOTE accreditation/re-accreditation.
  • Coordinating the implementation of an Occupational Therapy Assistant educational program.
  • Marketing the OTA program to the healthcare community, inclusive of prospective students and faculty.
  • Coordinating faculty load assignments to assure all courses scheduled have qualified instructors.

Education and Experience Qualifications:

A Master's degree in Occupational Therapy, education, or a related area is required; PhD preferred. Must be licensed in Missouri as an Occupational Therapist or Occupational Therapy Assistant. Must have a minimum of five years full-time, post-licensure clinical work experience in Occupational Therapy.

Candidates should submit an application, cover letter, and resume to Human Resources at HR@centralmethodist.edu.

CMU employees provide collegial, collaborative contributions to their areas and the University as a whole. They should stimulate a harmonious, productive and inviting work environment that is customer service oriented. Each must maintain a commitment to the mission and purposes of Central Methodist University.

Central Methodist University is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


Posted May 22, 2014