Job Details

Associate Dean of Nursing

South Puget Sound Community College, Olympia, WA

Job - Health

Close Date: 06/30/2019

Our Opportunity

***This recruitment will remain open until the position is filled. A priority review of candidates will take place on May 10, 2019.***

South Puget Sound Community College (SPSCC) seeks a highly qualified individual for the position of Associate Dean of Nursing. This position is responsible for all nursing program operations including fiscal, personnel, and student management as well as the planning, implementation, and evaluation of program outcomes and meeting accreditation and state nursing commission standards for the Associate Degree in Nursing (ADN) and Nursing Assistant programs.

South Puget Sound Community College is committed to increasing its cultural diversity with an emphasis on equity and inclusion among its professional staff. The students that we serve come from a variety of backgrounds. On average, 43% of SPSCC students are people of color. We strongly encourage members of the underrepresented groups, veterans, and bi- or multi-lingual individuals to apply for this position to help meet the needs of our diverse students and service district.

And if that isn't enough? We also offer:

• The Clipper Café specializing in seasonal comfort foods
• The Bake Shop offering daily baked goods made by our students
• Fine dining in the Percival Room, offering vegetarian, vegan, and gluten-free choices as part of our Culinary Arts and Baking & Pastry Arts programs
• Campus bookstore offering snacks, apparel, and specialty supplies
• Starbucks coffee shop
• Bus service every 15 minutes to downtown Olympia and beyond – you receive a FREE State Agency Rider (STAR) Pass
• FREE parking on our campuses – permits are not required
• On-campus child care
• Percival Creek, which runs beneath our campus footbridge, provides year-round beauty and views of Chinook, Coho, and chum salmon pass through each fall
• Many walking paths (Download PDF reader) that are marked and on nicely paved sidewalks
• Gym and recreation facilities
• SPSCC promotes wellness with a variety of different workshops and events on campus
• Lots of activities with our Artist & Lecture series, which are FREE for staff and faculty
• Many community events in the Kenneth J. Minnaert Center for the Arts

What You'll Do

The Associate Dean of Nursing will provide program leadership in support the college's mission, vision, core themes, and strategic plan, creating and maintaining an environment that is collegial and conducive to teaching, learning, professional growth, and collaboration.

This position will:

• Administer the program budget to ensure adequate program resources, accurate accounting, and fiscal responsibility to the college.
• Coordinate staffing assignments and course schedules of nursing program courses and supervise and evaluate the work of full-time and adjunct faculty teaching in those courses and in accordance with the faculty negotiated contract.
• Coordinate the hiring, supervise the work, and conduct the annual evaluations of classified and part-time hourly staff direct reports.
• Maintain knowledge of Washington State and national standards for nursing education programs and provide leadership to ensure evidence of the college meeting these.
• Coordinate the review and assessment of program and student learning outcomes and participate in college-wide assessment activities.
• Coordinate all program accreditation activities and write all required reports and self-studies.
• Coordinate faculty involvement in the process of developing and reviewing curriculum to ensure integrity, rigor, and currency as well as to satisfy the expectations of the college's Instructional Council and Washington State and national standards for nursing education programs.
• Oversee processes for responding to and addressing program-related complaints and grievances in accordance program policies and college grievance policies.
• Collaborate and work closely with the Dean of the Natural and Applied Science Division to support the coordination of divisional and college curriculum and resources.
• Collaborate and work closely with the Dean of the Natural and Applied Science Division to engage in personnel recruitment activities, coordinate screening and hiring processes, and oversee processes for faculty development and performance review, all in accordance with College policies and state requirements for professional-technical teaching personnel.
• Collaborate and work closely with enrollment services to coordinate recruitment, advising, and admission processes for the nursing program.
• Collaborate and work closely with the Dean of the Natural and Applied Science Division to ensure that public information regarding the nursing program is accurate, clear, consistent, accessible, and coordinated with other healthcare programs.
• Collaborate and work closely with the Nursing Program Advisory Committee as well as other stakeholders to provide opportunities for communities of interest to have input into program processes and decision-making.
• Act as liaison between the nursing program and acute care, long-term care, and other community health care providers and develop and maintain written agreements with cooperating agencies and clinical sites
• Demonstrate multicultural competence (including an awareness and understanding of historically disadvantaged populations) and create an educational and work environment that affirms commitment to equity, diversity, and inclusion.
• Support the college's mission by creating a work environment of mutual respect and fairness, while encouraging creative and critical thinking.
• Contribute to the appreciation of diversity and foster a climate of multicultural understanding.

Qualifications You Possess

Minimum Qualifications:

• Master's Degree in Nursing (MSN) from an accredited college or university
• An unencumbered Washington State RN license
• Five years' work experience as a registered nurse including two years of experience in nursing education
• Successful candidate must complete and maintain requirements for Professional Technical Program Administrator Certification per Washington Administrative Code 131-16-091 to 092
• Demonstrated experience or participation with persons from diverse backgrounds such as sexual orientation, racial, ethnic, religious, linguistic, gender, age, socio-economic, physical and learning abilities, and a commitment to an inclusive and equitable working/learning environment

Preferred Qualifications:

• Knowledge of best practices in teaching, assessment, and student engagement including experience with online learning, simulation training, clinical supervision, and applied clinical assessment and evaluation in laboratory and clinical settings
• Experience in curriculum development, systematic program evaluation, and use of data to enhance and improve teaching and learning, especially in the context of state and national standards for nursing education programs
• Current knowledge of both nursing education at the associate degree level and the articulation between that and bachelor of science in nursing (BSN) programs
• Experience in a leadership role in an ADN program
• Demonstrated success in effectively managing and communicating the results of decision-making processes including leading committees
• Demonstrated ability to work effectively with students and staff representing diverse backgrounds, life experiences, and abilities; and the ability to foster a climate in which such diversity is understood and valued
• Experience in advising of students
• Experience in the use of software applications such as Word, Outlook, and Excel or other computerized spreadsheet applications
• Excellent written and oral communication skills
• Excellent critical thinking and problem-solving skills

To Apply

Applications must be completed online and include the following attachments:

• Cover letter addressed to the Screening Committee highlighting your ability to perform the responsibilities and competencies described in the job posting.
• Current resume/CV showing all educational and professional experience which demonstrates how you meet the minimum and any preferred qualifications.
• Copies of unofficial transcripts from institutions of higher education.

Top candidates will be notified directly to interview for this position. Selection will be based on the applicant's knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform the duties listed in this job posting as identified in the materials requested above. Applications with comments directing the reader to see attachments will be considered incomplete.

Veterans Preference
Applicants who meet the minimum qualifications and wishing to claim Veterans Preference should redact their personally identifiable information from a copy of their United States Department of Veterans Affairs honorable discharge documentation and email to with the job number for which they are applying in the subject line.

Condition of Employment
Employment with the college is contingent upon the successful completion of a comprehensive background check. Any adverse information will be considered on a case-by-case basis and does not automatically preclude a candidate from employment.

SPSCC is an Equal Opportunity Employer
South Puget Sound Community College (SPSCC) is an equal opportunity employer. We strive to create a working environment that includes and respects cultural, racial, ethnic, sexual orientations, and gender identity diversity. Women, racial and ethnic minorities, persons with disabilities, persons over age 40, disabled and Vietnam era veterans, and people of all sexual orientations and gender identities are encouraged to apply. The college complies with the Americans with Disabilities Act. Applicants needing accommodation in the application process in an alternative format may contact the Human Resources office at (360) 596-5500. The college is committed to enhancing the diversity of our faculty and staff, as well as our student population. We strongly encourage applicants to apply without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, age, marital or veteran status, disability, or any other legal protected status. SPSCC is a drug-free workplace.

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