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Academic Division Director, Nursing & Allied Health
Norwalk Community College in Norwalk, Connecticut
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Date Posted October 30, 2019
Admin-Health and Medical Services
Employment Type Full-time
Application Deadline Open until filled

Under the direct leadership of the Dean of Academic Affairs, the Academic Division Director of Nursing and Allied Health will provide leadership to Norwalk Community College’s Nursing and Allied Health division in the development of curricula, instructional techniques, and faculty development.

The Director will also be responsible for recommendation of employment of full and part-time nursing and allied health faculty; evaluation of nursing and allied health faculty in accordance with Board policy; and the development of course offerings and class schedules each semester.

This is a tenure track, staff position.

Learn more about NCC's Nursing and Allied Health programs: https://norwalk.edu/academics/allied-health/

Minimum Qualifications

  • A Master's degree in Nursing, together with a Connecticut license to practice nursing;

  • Four to seven years of teaching nursing subjects in higher education;

  • Two to four years of experience in supervising health care or academic professional;

  • Or a combination of education, training and experience which would provide the competencies required for successful performance of the position's essential duties.

Incumbents are required to have demonstrated advanced knowledge and abilities in:

  • Nursing and related health profession curriculum design, course and syllabi development and of appropriate and effective teaching materials and methods;

  • Classroom and laboratory teaching effectiveness;

  • Research methodology and in evaluation of academic program effectiveness;

  • Leading and directing faculty and staff in a higher education environment;

  • Management of operating budgets and plans;

  • Strong information technology literacy skills;

  • Effective oral and written communications.

Preferred Qualifications

  • DNP, Ph.D. or Ed.D. Degree in Nursing preferred.

  • Experience in an Associate’s Degree Nursing Program, experience with the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN), and experience with concept based curriculum highly preferred.

Applicants who do not meet the minimum qualifications as stated are encouraged to put in writing precisely how their background and experience have prepared them for the responsibilities of this position.

Major Accountabilities
The Director is accountable for assuring the successful conduct of the Division's programs and for the optimum learning outcomes of its students through effective performance in these essential functional areas:

  • Program and curriculum design and development;

  • Faculty selection and professional development;

  • Instructional quality;

  • Budget and fiscal management;

  • Administration and resource management;

  • Program evaluation and assessment;

  • Community relations;

  • Student relations.

Professional Participation & Development
In addition to the accountabilities listed above, the Director is required to carry out the essential duties of:

  • Attendance and participation at convocation and commencement ceremonies;

  • Service on assigned committees and task forces;

  • Attendance and participation at committee, staff, informational and professional meetings;

  • Participation where appropriate and feasible, in external professional organizations and associations appropriate to the disciplines managed.

All of these may involve attendance at evening or weekend events. The incumbent is required to maintain currency in the position's required fields of professional expertise and competencies. In addition, the incumbent is required to maintain complete confidentiality of student records and other information of a confidential nature.

Supervisory & Other Relationships
The position directly supervises the administrative, academic and clinical faculty members of the Division, including Program Directors and the Chair of the Nursing Department.

The position is required to have extensive collegial and collaborative relationships with administrators, faculty and staff within the College, the Community College System and in various health care and clinical organizations as well as professional and collegiate associations and to promote the retention of students. The incumbent is expected to represent the College in a positive manner.

Work Environment
Incumbents perform most of their work in offices, classrooms, hospitals or other clinics and laboratories. There is minimal physical exertion required. Incumbents travel to clinical sites, meetings and conferences involving travel by automobile or public conveyance. Incumbents are required to be licensed to operate a private passenger automobile or to arrange for alternate transportation.

Salary: $91,477.00 approximate annual salary (CCP 22, Step 1); 12 month staff position. Permanent, tenure-track appointment. Position includes excellent State of CT supported benefits, including health insurance, retirement, and professional development funding.

To Apply
To apply, please submit a cover letter, current resume and contact information for three professional references via the Norwalk Community College website: https://norwalk.edu/hr/employment/

Application Deadline
Applications will be accepted on a continuous basis, with materials submitted by Monday, December 2nd, 2019 receiving priority consideration.

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