Assistant Dean of Nursing Programs - Year-round, full-time, non-unit professional position
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Greenfield Community College is located in the beautiful and historic Pioneer Valley of western Massachusetts, between the foothills of the Berkshire Mountains and the fertile farmland of the Connecticut River watershed. GCC is a public community college serving over 4,800 people annually in credit courses and credit-free workshops. Known for the caring and supportive attitude of the faculty and staff, and for the broad support it enjoys from the surrounding community, the college is fully accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges. In addition to a strong Liberal Arts focus, the College offers a wide variety of innovative and successful programs including Gender and Women's Studies, Fine Arts, Nursing, Renewable Energy, and Outdoor Leadership, as well as varied learning environments, from traditional classrooms, to distance learning, peer tutoring, one-on-one faculty-student advising, workforce development, and learning communities that cater to specific needs and interests. Close to fifty percent of Greenfield Community College students transfer to four-year colleges, and it is Smith College's largest source of community college transfer students. Much of the College has undergone a multi-million dollar renovation that incorporates universal design principles to meet the needs of all our students. Greenfield Community College actively encourages and provides opportunities for leadership and professional development.
Job Description: GENERAL STATEMENT OF DUTIES:
Under the general direction of the Dean of Engineering, Math, Nursing and Science provides academic and administrative leadership of the Associate Degree Nursing, and Practical Nursing education, as well as oversight of the introduction to Health Occupations initiatives. Responsible for managing the overall operation of the ADN, LPN, and supervising the activities of the faculty and staff including, but not limited to, recruiting, orienting, training, directing, and evaluating department members; contributing to curriculum development initiative, program accreditation, and performing other duties as assigned. Works collaboratively with all Health Occupations programs to help students select appropriate educational paths in Health related fields.
ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:
Oversees program regulations, accreditation, planning, implementation, and evaluation of all aspects of nursing and assigned educational programs;
Manage any accreditation processes such as yearly reports;
Provides leadership and direction to faculty in the development of initiatives and activities that promote student success and help to meet expected program outcomes and to align with the GCC mission, vision and values;
Facilitates curriculum development and the delivery of engaging instruction that effectively prepares qualified students to be safe, thoughtful, and collaborative nurses;
Facilitates the hiring, orientation, mutual support, assignment, and evaluation of full and part-time program and clinical faculty;
Ensures compliance with all required state nursing and nursing education regulations;
Facilitates the completion of all activities required to maintain positive program accreditation including participating in related professional development activities, timely submission of required materials, and needed correspondence with accrediting bodies;
Facilitates implementation of the GCC program review process and use of results;
Collaborates with faculty to determine priorities for budgetary expenditures based on departmental and program delivery needs; monitors budget, and provides initial approval of program expenditures; provides suggestions for the use of donor funds to advance student access to quality nursing education and educational advancement;
Produces an annual donor fund report;
Collaborates with personnel of other college departments to ensure effective Health care program recruiting and project implementation with particular attention to work with admissions, advising, marketing, the GCC Foundation, and program assessment partner;
Collaborates with other Health occupations departments such as MAC, CNA non-credit, Paramedic;
Provides input to the unit Dean regarding program development, budget, hiring, and also promotion of full-time faculty;
Provides support and collaboration with faculty on the inclusion of service learning and other experiential learning activities that enrich student learning;
Contributes to development and updates to course and clinical delivery schedules;
Supports nursing faculty in meeting professional development expectations;
Resolves student and faculty issues;
Ensures that students receive mid-semester progress reports regarding clinical and course strengths and needed improvements;
Regularly updates clinical partnership contracts with health care facilities and maintains positive working relationships with representatives of these agencies and hospitals;
Oversees clinical rotation schedules, staffing, and assessment activities;
Represents college and nursing programs at statewide Deans and Directors meetings regularly and Health Deans meetings when needed;
Collaborates with oversite of Simulation labs both on campus and off. Maintaining list of equipment needs and budget required;
Fully implements ADA regulations and other laws and policies in support of students and their academic work;
Participates in on-campus and off-campus meetings associated with advancing career pathways for nurses and the design/implementation of other activities associated with maintaining strong GCC nursing programs;
Maintains positive working relationships with BSN completion program faculty and staff who provide BSN-completion education through agreements with GCC;
Identifies new health care program development options and contributes to approved new program development initiatives;
Facilitates updating of the Health Occupations and nursing websites;
Assists the unit Dean in implementing activities and initiatives that are consistent with the goals of the nursing programs, unit needs, and mission of the College; serves in the Dean's place as requested;
Provides leadership for faculty in designing and implementing yearly student learning outcomes assessment activities and the use of enrollment and other data for program improvement;
Manages grants related to nursing program delivery, new program development, and program delivery innovations;
Participates in department chair/Program coordinator meetings, college committees, and shared governance opportunities;
Supports nursing faculty in meeting professional development and nursing-educator professional development expectations; and
Remains knowledgeable of Bargaining Agreement changes and administers specific components of those agreements.
OTHER DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Promotes an inclusive learning and work environment built on mutual respect, collaboration, and productive communications;
Maintains positive communications and working relationships with members of health care agencies in the region and those engaged in nursing-education initiatives at the state-wide level;
Maintains currency regarding nursing trends, practices, technologies, career pathways;
Participates in nursing program student activities and engages in the life of the college beyond program delivery; and
Performs other related duties as assigned.
Requirements: REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:
Master's Degree in Nursing, unrestricted Massachusetts nursing license or the ability to obtain one within 90 days of hire as demonstrated by current credentials and standing with other state licensing agency;
Minimum five years of full-time clinical experience or its equivalent within the last ten years;
At least three years' experience in credit-bearing nursing education;
Experience in working with nursing accreditation and/or state nursing regulatory agencies;
Strong interpersonal skills including strong individual and group communication skills;
Experience working with other healthcare professionals in a variety of health care settings or functions;
Demonstrated strong writing and report preparation skills;
Experience with course and curriculum development;
Successful supervisory experience;
Budget management experience;
Program planning and assessment experience;
Knowledge and use of program outcome assessment processes and results; and
Ability to work effectively with a diverse faculty, staff and student body.
Doctorate in nursing or Masters in Nursing with a doctorate in a related field including higher education;
Experience as a nursing program coordinator or manager;
Demonstrated successful community college teaching or administrative experience;
Experience with interactive student learning experiences such as service-learning, online learning, and simulation;
Experience in supervising unionized faculty in an academic or clinical setting;
Demonstrated experience in implementing cultural competence standards in curriculum of nursing education programs;
Experience in evaluating nursing programs and recommending changes where needed;
Experience in securing and administering grants; and
Experience facilitating or contributing to the development of web or other program marketing materials.
Applicants who do not meet the qualifications as stated above are encouraged to put in writing precisely how their background and experience have prepared them with the equivalent combination of education, training and experience required for the responsibilities of this position.
Additional Information: ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:
The Assistant Dean will be charged with increasing collaboration between the Associate Degree Nursing Program and the Practical Nursing Certificate Program and working toward the goal of bringing all unit programs into a single collaborative and effective unit.
SALARY RANGE: $85,000 to $95,000 commensurate with qualifications and experience
START DATE: July 2019
Application Instructions: TO APPLY:
In order to be considered for this position, you must submit your credentials online. Create a Greenfield Community College account by clicking on the APPLY NOW tab below. You will be able to upload the following documents, which are required for consideration:
Contact information for 5 professional references
When preparing your cover letter and resume, please refer to the minimum and preferred qualifications and, if applicable, include an equivalency statement.
Applications accepted up to and including April 5, 2019.
Applications received after April 5, 2019 MAY be considered until the position is filled.
Successful completion of a CORI check WILL be required as a condition of employment. Official copies of all academic transcripts will be required at the time of hire.
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