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Director, Nursing Programs

Guilford Technical Community College   Jamestown, NC   Full-time     Nursing
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Posted on November 20, 2020

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The director will provide the vision and leadership required to support and enhance the mission of the Nursing Programs (Associate Degree Nursing and Licensed Practical Nursing). Primary administrative responsibilities include program development/management, continuous review, planning, budget administration, general effectiveness of the programs, accreditation, and providing supervision/mentoring to part-time faculty. Instructional responsibilities require a broad-based knowledge of the nursing in the health industry. The Director is a member of the full-time faculty and reports to the Dean of Health Sciences.

In addition, the director is responsible for supporting student success by creating an optimum learning environment, responding to student needs, managing effective instructional activities, developing curriculum courses, modeling employability skills, demonstrating professionalism, developing cooperative work relationships with other faculty and staff, supporting college administrative requirements, and maintaining competency in their instructional field. He/she will be responsible for quality instruction and for effective participation and interest in the total affairs of the college. The director serves as teaching faculty and is required to instruct one class/year.

Duties/Functions

Administrative:

Provides overall leadership and management to the Nursing programs to include:
• developing/reviewing curriculum including ensuring establishment of effective student learning outcomes and related assessment methods
• developing class schedules and faculty assignments in coordination with dean and area faculty
• supporting Nursing students through the academic program ensuring retention and graduation
• providing oversight of program budgets and inventory for all supplies and equipment
• participating in the college’s hiring process; orients new full- and part-time faculty to program practices
• participating in providing evaluative feedback to faculty/staff regarding job performance
• overseeing the supervision and mentoring of part-time faculty to ensure academic quality and consistency
• identifying/promoting professional development for self, faculty, and staff
• maintaining knowledge of current industry standards by developing relationships with industry leaders, experts, and companies
• continuously evaluating national, regional, and local workforce trends in Nursing and the NC Board of Nursing approval requirements to ensure curricular relevancy
• maintaining NCBON compliance standards
• assuming direct instructional responsibility for components of the Nursing curriculum in accordance with established college guidelines
• coordinating outreach and develops/maintains relationships with industry-related personnel and employers to promote the advancement of industry employment for graduates
• accepting all other duties as assigned by the President or designee
Provide daily & ongoing oversight of facilities, equipment and student records to include:
• maintaining classroom and laboratory spaces including upkeep of assigned equipment
• providing for the security of facilities, equipment and instructional materials and maintaining safe working conditions
• maintaining student records (e.g., grades and attendance) in accordance with established deadlines using a variety of technology-based programs (e.g., Colleague, WebAdvisor, LMS Platform)
• complying with all applicable college, state and federal rules and regulations

Teaching:

Prepare & teach departmental courses to include:
• developing learner centered lesson plans
• employing teaching strategies & instructional materials for different learning styles
• incorporating, as pedagogically appropriate, current technology in classroom, distance learning and laboratory environments
• creating and modeling a quality learning environment that supports a diverse student population
• preparing, distributing and utilizing instructional support materials, including course syllabi, supplementary materials, instructional media and other devices as appropriate
• updating and revising curriculum to maintain currency
• developing new courses as needed to support the instructional mission
• participating in the development and review of course and program/general education outcomes as appropriate
• developing, conducting and documenting appropriate assessment of student learning in outcomes courses and programs/general education as appropriate

Professional Development:

Maintain a professional status that supports the instructional mission by:
• participating in professional development activities to maintain currency in field; maintaining current credentials or licensures as required by program or accreditation
• participating in professional development opportunities to advance teaching skills and strategies

Student Support:

Provide an environment conducive to student success to include:
• conducting recruiting activities
• providing academic advising
• promoting retention/persistence by assisting students to develop strategies for success
• assisting students with the registration and graduation process
• referring students to campus and community resources when appropriate
• maintaining student records

College Service:

Support college-wide endeavors to include:
• collaborating with faculty and staff from other divisions/departments to promote communication, coordinate schedules, and support student success
• serving on department, division, and college committees
• participating in GTCC institutional initiatives
• collaborating with educational partners, business/industry and/or external agencies as appropriate to promote the instructional mission of GTCC
• supporting collegiality and teaching excellence by actively participating in the professional development of new and veteran faculty (e.g., mentoring and peer observation)
• participating in extracurricular student activities/clubs
• attending college professional development sessions, college/division/department meetings, graduation and convocation, as required
• demonstrating and modeling the College’s employability skills: adaptability, communication, information processing, problem solving, responsibility and teamwork
• performing all duties as assigned by supervisor

Difficult Challenges

• Availability of Qualified Faculty
• Availability of Clinical Sites
COVID Classroom Spacing Requirements

Contacts

• Dean of Health Sciences
• Limited Entry Admissions Coordinator
• Nursing full-time and part-time faculty
• Divisional Leadership Team
• Associate Vice President of Instruction
• Senior Vice President of Instruction

Education Required

• Master’s of Nursing degree in Education from a regionally accredited post-secondary institution
• Current unrestricted license or multistate license privilege to practice as a registered nurse in North Carolina

Education Preferred

• Doctoral degree in nursing education administration or education from a regionally accredited post-secondary institution

Experience Required

• Minimum 3 years of full-time experience in clinical nursing practice as a registered nurse within the past 10 years.
• Minimum 3 years of full-time post-secondary teaching experience in a board approved nursing program
• Progressive administrative experience in a post-secondary, board approved nursing program within the last 5 years.
• Participation in implementing requirements for state board of nursing approval and national accreditation standards
• Experience with faculty supervision including performance evaluation
• Experience in budget development and management
• Experience with enrollment management, curriculum/program development, and academic assessment
• Experience with online Learning Management Systems and technology

Experience Preferred

• Greater than 3 years of full-time experience in clinical nursing practice as a registered nurse
• Greater than 3 years of full-time post-secondary teaching experience in a board approved nursing program
• Community college teaching and/or administrative experience

KSA Required

The Director shall possess an understanding of and commitment to the nature and role of the Community College, particularly its “open door” policy. He/she shall have demonstrated personal and professional competence for the responsibilities assigned. The Director must be able to:
1. Respect Diversity
2. Adapt to changing procedures, protocols, or assignments
3. Create and maintain a learner centered environment
4. Communicate effectively in multiple formats
5. Ability to effectively implement and apply technology solutions
6. Strategically think and manage change
7. Initiate, develop, and maintain relationships internal and external to the College

KSA Preferred

• Multi-task
• Utilize “life balance” techniques

Department/Job Specific Requirements

• Schedule may require day or evening responsibilities and travel between campuses as required for performance of job duties
• Responsibilities may include overnight travel in and outside of the state, in support of college programs and initiatives
The following (compliance) training is required and must be completed within the first 30 days of hire with annual refresher training thereafter: (additional training may be added as needed)
• Reporting Requirements
• Anti-Discrimination/Harassment & Title IX
• Safety/Shooter on Campus
• Personal Information Protection Training (PIP)
• Ethics and Social Responsibility
• eLearning Level One (before the first day of the first semester teaching)
• eLearning Levels Two and Three for instructors who teach online or hybrid delivery methods (before the first day of the first semester teaching)

Criminal history checks with acceptable results are required.

Physical Demands

Physical Activity: Primarily sitting

Environmental Hazard(s): <15%

Lifting: 20<→50lbs.

Posting Type Faculty