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Director, Nursing Programs

Jamestown, NC, USA | American Nurses Association

  • Industry:
    Non-Profit / Social Enterprise
  • Position Type:
  • Functions:
    General Management
    Project Management
  • Experience:
    3-5 years
Job Description:
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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.



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 colleges 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


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 Colleges 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


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

Masters 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


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):

Lifting: 20 Posting Type Faculty

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