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Associate Dean of Health Sciences

Clark College, Vancouver, WA

Job - Education

Close Date: 05/30/2017

Associate Dean of Health Sciences

Clark College is currently accepting applications for a full-time, administrative Associate Dean of Health Sciences (ADHS). This position reports to the Dean of Business and Health Sciences and is responsible for providing leadership, management, planning, supervision, and advocacy for the faculty, staff, and programs in Nursing and other Allied Health programs as assigned. Responsibilities include fiscal and personnel management, planning, implementation, student success and retention among diverse student populations, and assessment of program outcomes. The ADHS will provide support for department chairs and faculty leads under the ADHS’s supervision.

Clark College is an equal opportunity employer. Protected group members are strongly encouraged to apply. Clark College does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, creed, disabled veteran status, marital status or Vietnam-era veteran status in its programs and activities. The college considers equal opportunity, affirmative action, and non-discrimination to be fundamental to the mission, goals, and objectives of the college. All faculty and staff hired at Clark College are encouraged to embrace, continually support and enhance diversity and equity on our campus and in our community. Questions regarding the College’s Affirmative Action Policy may be directed to the Director of Human Resources, (360) 992-2105.

Job Duties and Responsibilities:
• Provide leadership in accordance with the mission and vision established by the College in support of the College’s strategic and academic plans.
• Work closely with unit dean, department chairs, faculty, and staff to ensure success and student-centered learning experiences for all populations of students.
• Develop and implement policies and procedures for operating unit that are consistent with Clark College policies, negotiated agreements, and applicable state and federal laws and governing agencies, including:
o Student advocacy and complaint/appeal processes.
o Nursing faculty and staff recruitment, hiring, orientation, supervision, and evaluation.
o Support for department chairs and Faculty Leads in areas ADHS supervises including hiring, orientation, supervision, and evaluation.
• In collaboration with unit dean, program directors, department chairs, staff, students, and other stakeholders, help establish and promote interprofessional learning experiences among all health-related professions.
• In collaboration with unit dean, program directors, department chairs, staff, unit dean, and other stakeholders, develop, manage, and establish comprehensive budget allocations utilizing unit policies/procedures and goals ensuring fiscal responsibility to the College and adequate resources for programs, including institutional funds, foundation funds, program funds, and other resources.
• Oversee facility and equipment allocation and use within areas of responsibility.
• Oversee preparation of accreditation and state/agency reports for the Nursing, Pharmacy Technician, and Medical Assistant programs including development of timelines and resources necessary for compliance. Ensure program compliance with regulatory and accrediting agency requirements.
• Provide leadership and support for professional development including effective teaching and learning strategies and outcomes assessment tools.
• Conduct program review processes.
• Respond to nursing and allied health student academic/disciplinary concerns as outlined in the College complaint policy.
• Work collaboratively with stakeholders, unit dean, and department chairs in oversight of tenure review process for probationary faculty and evaluation processes for full-time and part-time faculty.
• Ensure all faculty have met vocational certification requirements and deadlines.
• Supervise nursing and other allied health faculty and classified staff as assigned, and support faculty and staff development with identified needs and allocated resources.
• Plan monthly department meetings (nursing and others in supervision, as needed) to address policy, curriculum, accreditation, and other communication requirements or concerns.
• Promote community partnerships and ensure programs are represented in the community, e.g. Student Max for nursing connections.
• Supervise, in collaboration with the unit dean, the clinical placement coordinator for programs in the Health Sciences unit.
• Represent the Clark College Nursing and other Allied Health programs in articulation and partnership activities with high schools, community colleges, four-year institutions, and business and industry.
• Represent the College at a state-level by attending Council for Nursing Education in Washington State (CNEWS) meetings bi-annually. Support state-level meetings for department chairs in health programs supervised by the ADHS.
• Collaborate with the unit dean and other members of the unit leadership to further goals and outcomes for the BHS unit.
• Develop, coordinate, and maintain program advisory board committees with internal campus community and external partners.
• Serve as a member of designated college committees, councils, and teams, e.g. Instructional Council, BHS Leadership.
• Engage in and promote decision-making, input, and communication within and among programs under the supervision of the Associate Dean and the rest of the college
• Work to achieve and support diversity objectives as established by the College, including a bias-free working environment, which engenders respect for differences.
• Perform other related duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications:
• Master’s degree in Nursing from an accredited college or university.
• Two years experience in teaching nursing full-time in an academic institution, including teaching theory and clinical, as well as experience in curriculum development.
• Five years experience as a registered nurse.
• Current knowledge of nursing practice at the associate and baccalaureate degree program level.
• Current RN license in both Oregon and Washington (or the ability to obtain).
• Ability to work well with people of all ages from academically, culturally, and socioeconomically diverse backgrounds.

Preferred Qualifications:
• Two years administrative experience in an ADN program, including hiring and evaluating faculty.
• Excellent communication, organizational, and interpersonal skills.
• Skilled in establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with students, faculty, and staff.

Salary Statement:
$80,150 – 88,166 annual salary base
Benefits include vacation and sick leave; medical, dental, life and long-term disability insurance; retirement; and tuition waiver.

Required Online Application Materials:
• Clark College Online Application
• Letter of application describing background and experience related to qualifications and responsibilities
• Current résumé, including names of five references.
• Unofficial copy of all transcripts/certifications uploaded with online application or delivered to the Human Resources office in person or by fax (360-992-2873).

Please apply online at

To contact Clark College Human Resources, please call (360) 992-2105.

Application Deadline:
Required application materials must be completed and submitted online by 3 p.m., May 30, 2017 [CORRECTED DEADLINE]

Conditions of employment:
Finalist(s) for this position will be subject to a pre-employment background check as a condition of employment. Completion of academic degrees will also be verified through receipt of official transcripts.

Upon request, accommodations are available to persons with disabilities for the application process. Contact Human Resources at (360)992-2105 or by video phone at (360)991-0901.

The security of all the members of the campus community is of vital concern to Clark College. Information regarding crime prevention advice, the authority of the Security/Safety Department, policies concerning reporting of any crimes which may occur on the campus, and crime statistics for the most recent 4-year period may be requested from the Clark College Security/Safety Department, (360) 992-2133. The most recent Annual Security Report can be viewed here:

If you are hired, you will need proof of identity, and documentation of U.S. citizenship or legal authorization to work.

Corrected or extended notices will be posted online and in the Human Resources Office.

Clark College Human Resources
May 16, 2017

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