A Lead Instructor is responsible for teaching courses, but additionally assumes the administrative responsibilities of a
Program Director. In situations where a program is being newly implemented or taught out and the student population
And does not warrant a Program Director, the Lead Instructor provides leadership and oversight to the program. Similarly,
when two schools in close proximity are both offering the same program, a Program Director may be physically located at
one campus while a Lead Instructor is physically located at the other. Finally, there may be situations where a program is
large enough where both a Program Director and a Lead Instructor are needed to provide adequate oversight to the
faculty and students in a program.
Reporting to the Director of Education, the Lead Instructor provides subject matter expertise and actively participates in
the curriculum development, revision and implementation process. As the subject matter expert in a particular program,
the Lead Instructor provides face to face product knowledge training to the Admissions group, utilizing materials
generated via the centralized curriculum development process. The Lead Instructor is responsive to the Admissions staff
when asked to engage with potential students and actively participates in new student orientation. The Lead Instructor is
responsible for hiring, assigning, orienting, developing, evaluating and recognizing instructors within the program of study.
The Lead Instructor will convene meetings with faculty on a regular basis.
The Lead Instructor is also responsible for monitoring and supporting the student population within his/her program of
study. The Lead Instructor plays an active role in the student advising process, including advising students during the
provisional period, meeting with students who initiate a complaint, advising students who have career-oriented questions,
and consulting with students whose engagement and/or academic progress is in question. The Lead Instructor analyzes
student population data, working with faculty and staff to identify students who may be at risk, and contacting students to
identify barriers to success and to provide support and information concerning student services.
The Lead Instructor is responsible for continuous improvement of the program. Actively engaged in the development and
maintenance of the campus effectiveness plan, the Lead Instructor collects data for purposes of analyzing program
performance. The Lead Instructor shares responsibility with Career Services for the identification of local advisory board
members, for establishing an agenda for those meetings, hosting the meetings, and documenting the outcomes of the
advisory board meetings. Program performance data and feedback from the local advisory board is shared with the CRC
Academic team for purposes of (centralized) continuous improvement of the curriculum.
Finally, the Lead Instructor is responsible for working collaboratively with Career Services staff to develop relationships
with employers who are willing to provide opportunities for students to participate in externships, internships, clinicals and
practicum experiences at their worksite. The Lead Instructor is responsible for hiring the instructor of record for the
externship, internship, clinical and practicum courses that award credit and/or contact hours and holding that individual
responsible for following Delta’s policies and procedures associated with the management of externships.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
I. Provides Services to Students
II. Oversees Status of Quality of Curriculum, Instructional Materials, Equipment, and Facilities
III. Oversees Faculty Performance and Development
IV. Leads and Develops Others