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Director of Nurse Education

Company: Middlesex Community College
Location: Bedford
Posted on: February 25, 2021

Job Description:

Department: Academic Affairs - Nursing & Allied Health Locations: Lowell, MA Posted: Feb 11, 2021 Closes: Mar 11, 2021 - 11:59 PM EST Type: Full-time Position--ID: 128233 Share About Middlesex Community College:
Middlesex Community College (MCC) employs over 1,000 people in full-time, part-time, faculty, professional administrative and support positions at campuses in both Lowell and Bedford. MCC is a dynamic institution, priding itself on the quality as well as the diversity of its programs that foster student success. MCC strives for a faculty and staff that reflect its richly diverse community of students. Applications for employment are considered without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, marital status, or veteran status. Middlesex Community College is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, religion, age, veteran status, genetic information, gender identity or sexual orientation in its programs and activities as required by Title IX of the Educational Amendments of 1972, the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, and other applicable statutes and college policies. The College prohibits sexual harassment, including sexual violence. Inquiries or complaints concerning discrimination, harassment, retaliation or sexual violence shall be referred to the College's Affirmative Action and/or Title IX Coordinator, the Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination, the Equal Employment Opportunities Commission or the United States Department of Education's Office for Civil Rights. Prospective employees are encouraged to review the College's Annual Safety & Security Report, in compliance with the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act, which can be found on the disclosure page of the College's website at:
Job Description:
Position:-- Director of Nurse Education Unit: Non-Unit Professional Dept: Nursing Reports To: Dean of Nursing & Allied Health Date: 2/11/21 General Statement of Duties: The Director of Nurse Education is responsible for serving as an administrative officer for the department by establishing, maintaining, and monitoring current and sound educational practices. The Director is responsible to students, faculty, and college administration for the safe and lawful operations of the Nursing program. This includes management of the department budget, maintenance and development of the Program and Advisory Board meetings, and maintenance of program accreditations. This essential role encompasses collaborating with faculty, support staff, and the Dean of Nursing and Allied Health to ensure continuous program improvement. The position requires an equity-minded, creative and knowledgeable individual with a positive approach to provide management for the Nursing program, and support the college's strategic initiatives. The Director of Nurse Education is expected to exhibit initiative, enthusiasm, and teamwork in accomplishing the responsibilities of the position. The individual who serves in this position must be committed to equity, diversity, excellence, student engagement and success. This is a 12 month non-unit professional position. SUPERVISION RECEIVED: Reports to the Dean of Nursing & Allied Health ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: Provide academic leadership and administrative direction to the Nursing Department:

  • Serve as the Nurse Administrator/Administrator of Record in accordance with the Massachusetts Board of Registration in Nursing and accreditation requirements.
  • Oversee planning, implementation, and evaluation of all aspects of educational program, including curriculum development and the nursing program systematic evaluation plan.
  • Coordinate searches for full-time faculty and staff positions.
  • Orient, mentor and evaluate full and part time faculty in their areas of responsibility according to the MCCC contract.
  • Recruit, interview and hire part-time faculty.
  • Prepare schedules and payroll for adjunct faculty for submission to the Dean of Nursing and Allied Health.
  • Plan and manage the budget to ensure the acquisition of necessary equipment and supplies for classrooms, laboratories and other instructional settings. Determine priorities for budgetary expenditures based on department needs; monitor budget.
  • Develop schedules for all classes offered in the Nursing area.
  • Prepare reports as needed for regulatory agencies, the College, and to support Nursing program initiatives and to assess the effectiveness of initiatives.
  • Ensure compliance with all required state regulations and accreditation criteria.
  • Promote and maintain responsive community relations, including a Nursing Department Advisory Board that meets at least 2 times per year.
  • Resolve student issues as they relate to the Nursing Department.
  • Develop and renew articulation agreements with area high schools and four-year institutions as appropriate.
  • Encourage and structure innovative professional development activities.
  • Provide leadership and direction to faculty in development of initiatives and activities that promote positive program outcomes.
  • Provide guidance and leadership to faculty on the use of alternative pedagogy to enhance student learning. This includes the promotion of instructional applications of technology, web-based enhancements, and e-learning.
  • Develop and implement grants and support faculty in developing and implementing grants.
  • Work in collaboration with relevant areas of the college to ensure that all students in the Nursing program receive appropriate academic advising.
  • Participate in relevant committees of the College. Collaborate with the Dean of Nursing and Allied Health to:
    • Develop, implement, and assess Nursing Department goals. Ensure that goals align with the institution's mission and values and support the college's strategic directions including student success initiatives.
    • Provide leadership in grant activities for the Nursing Department. Assist with data collection, analysis and reporting.
    • Assess programmatic needs through the program review process and oversee the assessment of institutional, departmental and course student learning outcomes.
    • Develop and improve departmental curriculum which includes the development, revision, implementation and/or removal of courses.
    • Maintain current knowledge of trends and practices in the field through peer association, attendance at seminars, study, and review of literature.
    • Other duties as needed or assigned. WORKING CONDITIONS/PHYSICAL DEMANDS:
      • Normal office environment, not subject to extreme variations of temperature, noise, odors, etc.
      • May use computer keyboards requiring eye-hand coordination and finger dexterity.
      • Involves travel to clinics and hospitals.
      • Attends evening meetings outside of the college.
      • More than half of time spent in normal office setting. The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to do this job. The above is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities and duties required. The Massachusetts Board of Higher Education - Middlesex Community College is an Equal Opportunity Employer. In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, The Massachusetts Board of Higher Education - Middlesex Community College will provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities and encourages both prospective and current employees to discuss potential accommodations with the employer.
        • Duties require knowledge of nursing and college administration to completion of a Master's degree or higher in Nursing.
        • Minimum of five (5) years of related nursing experience, or its equivalent combination of additional education and experience within the last eight (8) years, with at least three (3) years of experience in nursing education.
        • Current Massachusetts Registered Nurse license in good standing.
        • Commitment to the mission and philosophy of the college with an understanding and respect for the goals of college activities.
        • Leadership, planning, management, and supervisory skills.
        • Strong organizational skills.
        • Ability to recognize college-wide priorities and work cooperatively and collaboratively to support their accomplishment.
        • Financial management skills.
        • Ability to market programs and ideas; to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing; to establish positive public relations, and to work collaboratively with people to set and achieve common goals.
        • Knowledge of curriculum development, including theory and practice.
        • Knowledge of nursing education and program assessment.
        • Understanding of the need to incorporate technology into the many aspects of the college.
        • Experience with equity-minded work and working with individuals of diverse identities such as socioeconomic level, sexual orientation, race, ethnicity and veterans, including those with different levels of academic preparation and varying physical and learning abilities. Preferred:
          • Understanding of and commitment to the role of the community college in higher education.
          • Knowledge of cultural competency skills framework. Location: Lowell campus, with occasional travel to the Bedford campus and off-site. During COVID restrictions , this position will primarily be both remote, and in person at the Lowell and Bedford campus as necessary. Hours: 37.5 hours per week, Monday through Friday Application Deadline:--March 11, 2021 The College will not sponsor applicants for work visas.
            Application Instructions:
            Applicants interested in applying MUST submit the following documents via the online application:
            1. Cover Letter
            2. Resume
            Follow the steps below.
            After completing all of the steps below, please go back into the newly created account and double check that your resume and
            cover letter.
            Middlesex Community College understands that persons with specific--disabilities may need assistance with the job application
            process and/or with the interview process. For confidential assistance with the job application process, please contact the
            Affirmative Action Officer at 781-280-3536 or If you have any questions follow the link below to the Interview Exchange Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs).

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