Director of Nursing Education

About Cape Cod Community College:

Cape Cod Community College is a place of personal discovery, enrichment, and professional development for those just beginning the quest and for those at many points along the path of higher education throughout life. It is a caring, comprehensive institution that belongs to the people it serves and responds to their individual and community needs. Students attending Cape Cod Community College are striving for personal excellence, and are finding it, day after day. Graduates of the College can be found in all levels of private business, the professions, and public service, and they excel at what they do.

For students seeking to lay a foundation for further study, there is no better place to begin than at Cape Cod Community College. In today's highly competitive market place, the well prepared transfer student is the most aggressively recruited person in higher education. For many Cape Cod Community College graduates, that Associate Degree opens the door to institutions that were just not an option after high school. And, when you consider the savings in the overall cost of a four-year degree at either a public or a private university, starting at Cape Cod Community College becomes an incredible bargain that blends quality with unmatched value.

The students' education is the first priority at Cape Cod Community College. As a learning-centered community, we value the contributions of a diverse population, welcome open inquiry, and promote mutual respect. The College offers a strong educational foundation of critical and creative thinking, communication competency, and a global, multicultural perspective that prepares students for life and work in the 21st century. Our liberal arts, sciences, and career programs provide educational pathways that serve the varied social, economic, and demographic characteristics of our community with a distinctive focus on sustainability. We honor our past, celebrate our present and imagine our future.

Job Description:


The Director of Nursing Education has the primary responsibility for the operation, supervision, evaluation and revision of the Nursing Program. The Director serves as the Nurse Administrator/Administrator of Record in accordance with the Massachusetts Board of Registration in Nursing (BORN) and Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN). As such, the Director is expected to lead the faculty in the maintenance of all regulatory and accreditation requirements. The Director is responsible for oversight of the program budget, outcome assessment, and acts as the liaison with other programs/areas of the College as well as state-wide and regional affinity groups and the external community. This essential role encompasses collaborating with faculty, support staff, and the Dean of Health Sciences, Social & Behavioral Sciences, Human Services, Business, Funeral Service and Advanced Studies to ensure continuous program improvement. The Director of Nursing 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 diversity, excellence, student engagement, and success.


  1. Ensure on-going programmatic accreditation and compliance with regulation promulgated by the BORN and ACEN. Partner with the faculty to provide updated academic program review, self-study documents and accreditation reports.
  2. Oversee planning, implementation, and evaluation of all aspects of the educational program, including curriculum development, securing off-site facilities for clinical instruction, program advocacy, and the nursing program systematic evaluation plan.
  3. Coordinate course scheduling and faculty teaching assignments and develop a class schedule for the Day and Evening/Weekend option in cooperation with the Division Dean.
  4. Convene monthly Nursing Program meetings.
  5. Plan and manage the department 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 the budget.
  6. Act as a liaison between the Nursing Program and external agencies required for the implementation of the program, including a Nursing Department Advisory Board that meets at least 2 times per year.
  7. Coordinate searches for full-time faculty and staff positions.
  8. Orient, mentor, evaluate, and supervise full and part-time faculty and support staff in accordance with the MCCC and AFSCME contracts.
  9. Recruit, interview, and hire part-time faculty.
  10. Resolve student issues as they relate to the Nursing program.
  11. 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.
  12. Supervise the development of instructional materials and assist in conducting research on the effectiveness of the instructional program consistent with the mission of the College, the requirements of external and/or regulatory agencies, and faculty collective bargaining agreements.
  13. Act as a liaison between the Nursing program and other programs/areas of the College.
  14. Actively support the teaching and learning process; practice honesty and integrity in and out of the classroom; strive to create and support a student-centered environment while fostering academic innovation and excellence.
  15. Identify and facilitate ongoing professional development needs of both the program's faculty and staff to promote career development, to stay current in the nursing field, and advance excellence in teaching and learning.
  16. Embrace the ideals of diversity and inclusiveness and supporting equal rights of all people by advancing the understanding and appreciation of differences, including age, race, gender, ability, religious convictions, socio-economic status, ethnic heritage, or sexual orientation.
  17. Provide flexible, responsive, and high-quality service to all students, community, or staff and continuously assess processes and procedures and revise them accordingly.
  18. Other duties as assigned.



  1. Current license as a Registered Nurse in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts or eligible for Massachusetts Registered Nurse licensure.
  2. Master's Degree from an ACEN or CCNE accredited institution.
  3. Must meet criteria for Nursing Program Administrator through Massachusetts Board of Registration for Nursing.
  4. Excellent team leadership skills, excellent verbal and written communication and organizational skills.
  5. Ability to recognize college-wide priorities and work cooperatively and collaboratively to support their accomplishment.
  6. Knowledge of curriculum development, including theory and practice.
  7. Knowledge of nursing education and program assessment.
  8. Strong technical computer skills.
  9. Experience with ACEN accreditation; experience with state entity responsible for approving prelicensure nursing education programs, preferably BORN.
  10. Previous experience must include the following:
  • 3 years administrative experience at the coordinator, director, department chair or comparable level.
  • 5 years instructional experience in an academic or clinical setting.
  • 5 years professional experience in clinical practice as a Registered Nurse.

Additional Information:

COMPENSATION : Annual salary range of $100,000 - $110,000 (dependent upon qualifications). Full-time, Non-unit Professional position that includes participation in a comprehensive employee benefits program.


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This appointment is subject to the FY2021 budget appropriations.

Appointment subject to SORI (Sex Offender Registry Information), publicly-accessible Massachusetts CORI (Criminal Offender Record Information) and national background checks.

Cape Cod 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 statues 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/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.

Application Instructions:


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