Director of Nursing

Harper College
Illinois, United States
Salary Not Specified
Apr 08, 2021
Employment Type
Full Time

Schedule Information: Monday - Friday, 8:00 am - 4:30pm

Weeks per fiscal year: 52 weeks

Benefits: Health, Dental, Life & Disability Insurance; Sick and Holiday pay; Personal Business;
Educational Assistance: Tuition Waivers at Harper & Professional Expense

Working Conditions/Physical Requirements: Work is primarily indoor and sedentary in nature.

Position Description and Duties: In collaboration with and under the direction of the Division Dean assists, manages, and supports day-to-day division operations and implements new initiatives as directed using effective project management skills.

Serves as Nursing Administrator with the authority and responsibilities defined by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN) and Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation (IDFPR) to direct the nursing curriculum and program outcomes

Operations and Personnel Management:

Demonstrates leadership in the core values of respect, integrity, collaboration, and excellence within the Division and across the College while being inclusive of the faculty as active participants in the scope and direction of the division within a collective bargaining environment.

Fosters a collaborative environment for effective two-way communication between the administration and faculty to insure the integrity of the curriculum and to articulate, interpret, and communicate administrative decisions and College policies for the Nursing Department and other allied health programs.

Works collaboratively with regulatory and accrediting agencies in complying with status and requirements for curriculum, faculty and students.

Demonstrates strong organizational skills and the ability to provide leadership for faculty and staff.

Establishes office practices and procedures designed for the continual improvement of office outcomes and services to the Division.

Recommends evaluative data to the Dean regarding full-time nursing faculty.

Evaluates the effectiveness of Division processes and makes recommendations to the Dean for improvement.

Maintains awareness of and assures compliance with employee contracts and handbook procedures.

Identifies and recommends professional development opportunities for staff and nursing faculty.

Signs hourly timesheets for part time workers and office staff.

Manages, monitors, and implements processes for the evaluation of adjunct faculty and other Division staff.

Collaborates with Human Resources and the Payroll Office to assure compliance with processes and procedures that relate to the employment of part-time division employees.

Facilitates conflict resolution among staff, student workers, and others within the Division in consultation with the Dean.


Monitors resource allocation and utilization within the department (time, space, money, personnel, materials & supplies, equipment).

Monitors departmental budgets and verifies accuracy.

Coordinates the budget development process within the Division under the direction of the Dean.

Monitors and recommends division support requests solicited from other areas of the College (i.e., IT, marketing, recruitment, research, etc.)

Research, Reporting, Project Management:

Facilitates program review process, unit plans, and annual updates. Collaborates with faculty in data collection.

Coordinates data collection for self-study and accreditation.

Facilitates ongoing program evaluation.

Completes and validates financial and operational reports.


Facilitates open communication within the department in collaboration with the Dean.

Maintains clinical site relationships for Nursing Program and maximizes internal and external relationships on behalf of the Program and Division.

Academic Program Management:

Collaborates with the Dean and programs to assure a dynamic and student-centered class schedule that assures students can complete programs of study efficiently.

Professional Development:

Collaborates with Strategic Planning and Research to maintain awareness of district needs, particularly those reflected in the Nursing Program.

Continues to develop skills necessary for effective academic management and leadership

Educational Requirements: Master's Degree in Nursing. Licensed Registered Nurse in State of Illinois

Experience Requirements: Experience teaching in higher education required. Two or more years as a Department Chair, Program Coordinator, or similar academic leadership preferred.

Application Review Date: Applications are accepted until the position is filled though priority will be given to applications received on or before: April 22, 2021

Special Notes
*You will not be able to complete the application without attaching the following documents:

  • Cover letter
  • CV/Resume (Does not substitute for completed application)
  • Copies of undergraduate and graduate transcripts from Regionally accredited institutions
  • A one page single-spaced statement of your teaching philosophy. In your teaching philosophy, please include how you approach classroom management, how you assess students, and how you use instructional technology.

* Official transcripts required upon hire
* Employment is contingent upon Criminal Background Check.
* Employment sponsorship is not available.

Advertised: April 08, 2021 Central Daylight Time
Applications close:

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