Director of Nursing Programs
Requisition #: 2017  -  1577
Posting Date: 7/18/2017
Location: Any Campus
Appointment Period:
Contracts for regular positions are renewable each June 30th after successful completion of probationary period.(Unless otherwise specified)

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 program, accreditation, and providing supervision and mentoring to part time faculty. Instructional responsibilities require a broad-based knowledge of the nursing in the health industry. The Program Director is a member of the full-time faculty and reports to the Division Chair of Health Sciences.

Essential Duties/Functions:


1. Provides overall leadership and management to the Nursing programs’ curriculum development/review including ensuring establishment of effective student learning outcomes and related assessment methods.

2. Develops class schedules and faculty assignments in coordination with division chair and area faculty.

3. Supports Nursing students through the academic program ensuring retention and graduation.

4. Provides oversight of program budgets and inventory for all supplies and equipment.

5. Participates in the college’s hiring process; orients new full- and part-time faculty to program practices.

6. Participates in providing evaluative feedback to faculty/staff regarding job performance.

7. Oversees the supervision and mentoring of part-time faculty to ensure academic quality and consistency.

8. Identifies/promotes professional development for self, faculty, and staff.

9. Maintains knowledge of current industry standards by developing relationships with industry leaders, experts, and companies.

10. Continuously evaluates national, regional, and local workforce trends in Nursing and the NC Board of Nursing approval requirements to ensure curricular relevancy. Maintain NCBON compliance standards.

11. Assumes direct instructional responsibility for components of the Nursing curriculum in accordance with established college guidelines.

12. Coordinates outreach and develops/maintains relationships with industry-related personnel and employers to promote the advancement of industry employment for graduates.

13. All other duties as assigned by the President or designee.


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 outcomes in 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


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, Moodle)

· complying with all applicable college, state and federal rules and regulations

· Maintain liaison with advisory committee

· Participate in assigned activities necessary to recruit, select and retain students in the Nursing programs

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

College Service

Support college-wide endeavors to include:

· collaboration 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

· Demonstrate and model the College’s employability skills:  adaptability, communication, information processing, problem solving, responsibility and teamwork.

Educational & Certification Requirements:

Minimum requirements: 

- Master’s degree in Nursing Education from a regionally accredited institution

- Current unrestricted license or multistate license privilege to practice as a registered nurse in North Carolina

Preferred requirements: 

- Doctoral degree in nursing or related field from an accredited institution

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities & Professional Experience:

Minimum requirements:

- Three years of full-time administrative/supervisory experience in nursing.

- Two years of full-time experience as a registered nurse

- Two years of full-time experience as a faculty member in a board approved nursing program 

Preferred requirements: 

- Experience with state board of nursing approval and national accreditation standards and procedures 

- Experience with curriculum development and program evaluation

- Experience with assessment of student learning outcomes

- Experience with alternate instructional delivery systems

- Experience in a community college setting


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. Multi-task

2. Respect Diversity

3. Adapt to changing procedures, protocols or assignments

4. Create and maintain a learner centered environment 

5. Communicate effectively

6. Effectively implement and apply technology solutions 

Departmental/Job Specific Requirements:

Mandatory GTCC Trainings (upon initial hire) and annual updates as required; other required trainings may be added as needed):

1. Reporting Requirements

2. Discrimination & Anti-Harassment (within 30 days of hire; annual refresher thereafter)

3. Shooter on Campus (within 30 days of hire; annual refresher thereafter)

4. Personal Information Protection (within 30 days of hire; annual refresher thereafter)

5. Ethics and Social Responsibility (within 30 days of hire; annual refresher thereafter)

6. Linking Student Learning Outcomes (within 30 days of hire)

7. On-line Instructor Certification (if teaching online or hybrid - within 30 days of hire) Nursing Department Trainings:

1. Bloodborne pathogens

2. Personal protective equipment

3. Automatic electronic defibrillator/CPR certification

Working Conditions:

1. Physical Requirements

a. Hear and see

b. Stand extended periods of time 

c. Stoop, bend, squat, lift, reach overhead

2. Use and manipulate nursing equipment according to industry standards Meet the health requirements of clinical partners

3. Stay abreast of, meet, and maintain CDC and/or Occupational Health and Safety Standards for employees, students, and visitors

4. Work hours may include day, evening, weekend responsibilities

5. Travel may be involved


1. Criminal history checks and drug screening with acceptable results are required 

Additional Duties & Responsibilities:

· Maintain student records

· See external funding sources

· Perform all duties as assigned by supervisor

**All GTCC job descriptions reflect duties and responsibilities of the particular job and are subject to change with limited notice.

Application Deadline:

  Open until an adequate pool of applicants is received
How to Apply:
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