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|Title:||Associate Dean and Director of Nursing Programs|
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$80,000 - $95,000 per year
Specific work hours to be agreed upon by the supervisor and employee prior to the onset of employment.
Position requires limited local travel; employee must have access to transportation.
The Associate Dean and Director of Nursing Programs provides administrative leadership for and management of all nursing programs across credit and non-credit areas: Associate Degree Nursing (ADN), Licensed Practical Nursing (LPN), Nurse’s Aide (NA), Medical Assisting (MA) and Home Health (HH). This position also contributes to the development and implementation of policies, programs, and activities aligned with the strategic plan of the college. Three principal areas of responsibility are to maximize student access, success, retention and completion utilizing assessment and other relevant data to guide decision-making; to ensure course and program offerings are accessible, in-demand, current and responsive to college, community and industry needs; and to maintain and manage the fiscal and physical resources of the programs. The Associate Dean of Health Professions and Director of Nursing Programs reports to and assists the Dean of Health Professions in managing the credit portion of the Health Professions Division.
Associate Dean and Director of Nursing Programs Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
- Maximize student access, success, retention and completion utilizing assessment and other relevant data to guide decision-making:
- Work with faculty to review retention rates and strategies and recommend opportunities to enhance student success.
- Ensure all program assessment is completed and submitted to the Dean of Health Professions (HP).
- Monitor progress toward instructional program goals.
- Review the collaborative work of the faculty to define and achieve academic program goals.
- Coordinate faculty efforts in assessing student learning outcomes and other assessment activities.
- Prepare reports related to enrollment, assessment outcomes, or other information as requested by the Dean of HP.
- Hire, orient, mentor and evaluate all program faculty.
- Evaluate faculty goal plans annually.
- Act as the initial administrative representative in mediating and documenting complaints, issues and/or concerns regarding academic matters between students and faculty.
- Ensure course and program offerings are accessible, in-demand, current and responsive to college, community and industry needs:
- Support On-line learning initiatives.
- Determine course schedules.
- Ensure Program Reviews are completed as scheduled and submitted to the Dean of HP.
- Ensure course reports are completed and action plans are initiated.
- Work with the Dean of HP to assign full-time and adjunct faculty course assignments/loads and calculate overloads and adjunct remuneration working within the division’s budgetary parameters and in accordance with the CBA.
- Ensure that program advisory committees meet as required (at least annually), that appropriate membership lists are current, and minutes are kept up to date.
- Maintain and manage the fiscal and physical resources of the programs:
- Participate in budget development for the programs.
- Monitor the programs’ inventory and maintenance needs of equipment.
- Assist with the planning and preparation of grant proposals.
- Provide academic advising for nursing students as needed.
- Manage the day-to-day administration of the nursing programs, including maintaining student files and medical information, advising, curriculum management and development and clinical partnerships/scheduling.
- Ensure alignment of policies and procedures of the College and programs with the requirements of the PA SBON for the ADN and LPN programs and the Department of Education for the CNA program.
- Serve as contact person and coordinator for the programs with regard to state, professional, and accrediting groups, the community, and other external contacts.
- Maintain the integrity and academic quality (quality assurance) for the ADN and LPN programs for SBON and accrediting agencies through planning, development, implementation, evaluation and improvement, including review of curriculum and systematic evaluation plans as needed.
- Maintain the integrity and academic quality (quality assurance) for the CNA program for Department of Education through planning, development, implementation, evaluation and improvement, including review of curriculum and systematic evaluation plans as needed.
- Direct the continuing evaluation and program development so that it is consistent with accreditation and approval requirements, responsive to the employment needs of the graduate, responsive to changing health care delivery patterns and health care practitioner roles, and provides a foundation for future educational and practical mobility of graduates of the program.
- Develop and provide for continuing evaluation of clinical agencies and the agreements and contracts necessary for the implementation of the program.
- Coordinate the activities of the programs with the appropriate support areas of the College with regard to recruitment and retention of students.
- Coordinate development of student clinical schedules in the ADN, LPN, and CNA programs to avoid conflicts between nursing student schedules and other programs using the same facilities.
- Serve as the contact person for clinical sites and supervise collection of student and faculty clinical site student requirements.
- Maintain adequate professional development activities and any other requirements needed to meet State Board of Nursing, ACEN, and Department of Education standards.
- Direct the development and evaluation of policies and standards for the recruitment, selection, admission, promotion, and graduation of students.
- Review course and faculty student evaluations .
- Develop, maintain, and participate in student advising activities.
- Review program information in the College catalog and on the website on an annual basis and make appropriate recommendations for updates.
- Serve as a liaison with the clinical sites for scheduling of students and faculty to the agencies for orientations, clinical units, and operational communication for the ADN and LPN programs while overseeing this work for the non-credit nursing programs.
- Chair nursing program committees, collect, and analyze relevant assessment data, as well as write quarterly and/or annual reports and extensive self-study reports, in consultation with the Dean.
- Coordinate annual curriculum evaluations of the program, assessment of institutional effectiveness and prepare reports.
- Manage projects for on-site annual reviews by the accrediting agency.
- Perform other duties as assigned by the Dean of HP.
Directly supervise full-time, regular part-time and other part-time employees assigned to the position. Carry out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with College policies, Collective Bargaining Agreements and applicable laws. Responsibilities include interviewing, hiring, and training employees; planning, assigning, and directing work; appraising performance, and taking corrective action with employees; addressing complaints and resolving problems.
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Education and/or Experience:
- Master’s degree in Nursing (MSN) from an accredited college or university required
- Minimum of 5 years nursing experience as an RN required
- Registered Nurse, currently licensed in Pennsylvania required
- MSN Nursing Education/doctoral preferred
- Doctorate from an accredited college or university
- Management experience in a team-oriented workplace
- Recent experience with curriculum development or systematic program evaluation.
- College level teaching experience
- Experience in distance education, i.e. online, hybrid and/or web enhanced courses or willingness to learn and teach in these modes
- Community college teaching experience
- Bilingual communications (reading, writing and speaking) in English and Spanish is strongly preferred
Other Skills and Abilities:
- Must possess leadership and interpersonal skills to effectively manage the faculty, instructional support staff and administrative staff within the academic division(s)
- Ability to work independently with minimum supervision
- Ability to motivate a diverse group of individuals
- Excellent communication skills
- Commitment to the Community College mission
To perform this job successfully, an individual should have knowledge of internet software; spreadsheet software and word processing software.
Ability to read, analyze, and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, or governmental regulations. Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals. Ability to respond to common inquiries or complaints from students, staff, faculty, administration and members of the public. Ability to effectively present information to top management, public groups, and/or boards of directors.
Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.
Ability to work with mathematical and create and manage budgets. Ability to apply concepts such as fractions, percentages, ratios, and proportions to practical situations.
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to sit and talk or hear. The employee is occasionally required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision and ability to adjust focus.
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.