College of DuPage — Director, Nursing (FT), AF1EDRCTRNURSI

Director, Nursing (FT), AF1EDRCTRNURSI

Director, Nursing (FT), AF1EDRCTRNURSI
The College of DuPage is a comprehensive community college located 27 miles west of downtown Chicago, vitally connected to our local area for over 50 years. We prepare students for a lifelong passion for learning on our 273-acre campus which is home to nine associate degrees and a wide variety of professional and technical certificates. Many of these credentials prepare students to seamlessly articulate into the baccalaureate programs of our higher education partner institutions.

College of DuPage is committed to student success and values an inclusive and welcoming community environment. We are an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity in the workforce. Our connection to the larger metropolitan area is essential to our success and provides a wealth of diverse cultural and recreational opportunities.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities:
The Director of Nursing is the administrator of Nursing Programs. This position directly supervises the full-time and part-time faculty, the manager of simulation labs, and program support specialists. This position reports directly to the Dean, Nursing and Health Sciences.

  • Administration, development and supervision of all Nursing programs.
  • Recruitment, hiring, supervision and evaluation of all part-time nursing faculty.
  • Supervision and evaluation of full-time nursing faculty.
  • Assignment of didactic, laboratory, and clinical teaching loads, for all nursing faculty for approval by the Dean.
  • Maintenance of committee assignments, including request to Committee on Committee for faculty members to serve on said committees.
  • Supervision of work assignments for Manager of Simulation, Laboratory Learning, and Nursing Program Support Specialists and Nursing Program Chair (ADN and CNA programs).
  • In collaboration with the Nursing Program Participation Committee, oversees nursing student admission approval process through selection of new applicants.
  • Management of nursing budgets and capital acquisitions.
  • Leadership of nursing program approvals and accreditation processes.
  • Oversee procurement and evaluation of clinical sites for all nursing programs.
  • Represent the college and nursing programs with external agencies and groups.
  • Lead nursing faculty to pursue appropriate grant funding and professional development opportunities.
  • Oversee curriculum, nursing student progress, and student performance issues.
  • Oversee procurement and maintenance of clinical affiliation agreements; assure nursing faculty and student compliance with placement requirements.
  • Evaluation of nursing programs, goals and outcomes.
  • Prepare annual reports to regulatory and accrediting agencies, and responsible for accreditation self-study document preparation and site visits.
  • Promotion of nursing departmental efficiency and effectiveness of operations and resource utilization.
  • Oversee division planning of the bi-annual nursing pinning ceremony.
  • Chair Nursing Full Council and Nursing Advisory Committee meetings.
  • Keep Dean apprised of student and faculty needs, issues and concerns in a timely manner; provide administrative discipline and conflict resolution, under the direction of the Dean.
  • Other related duties as assigned by the Dean.
  • Qualifications:

    • Education
      • Master's Degree in Nursing from an accredited college or university required.
      • Current active license as Registered Nurse in Illinois or license-eligible required.
      • Doctoral Degree in Nursing or related field from an accredited college or university preferred.
      • Additional coursework or advanced degree in education, health science, or related discipline preferred.
    • Experience
      • At least 3 years' experience as RN; 3 years of FT teaching experience in a nursing program required.
      • At least 2 years administrative/management experience in an educational setting and knowledge of trends and developments in nursing education required.
      • Previous experience as program director/coordinator/chair preferred; knowledge or experience with a nursing program accreditation process (ACEN preferred) preferred; knowledge or experience with self-study preparation preferred; ability to guide faculty through accreditation process preferred.
  • Personal computer, telephone, FAX, copy machine, classroom technology.
  • Office environment.
  • This position requires a background check and drug screen.
  • Competitive starting salaries are dependent on education and experience. College of DuPage also offers a generous benefits plan.

    To apply please submit your electronic application, unofficial transcripts, current curriculum vita, a cover letter including a list of three references.

    Applications accepted until 11:59 p.m. CST, April 12th, 2022

    This position requires a pre-employment background and drug screen.

    College of DuPage is an equal opportunity employer. We are committed to diversity and creating an inclusive environment for all employees.

    College of DuPage does not discriminate against individuals in employment opportunities, programs and/or activities on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, age, national origin, ancestry, veterans' status, marital status, disability, military status, unfavorable discharge from military service, or on any other basis protected by law.

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