Director of Nursing

California, United States
Salary Not specified
Jun 21, 2021
Employment Level
Employment Type
Full Time

Director of Nursing

Salary: See Position Description
Closing Date:
Job Type: Full time
Location: Kentfield & Indian Valley (Novato) Campuses, CA


ANTICIPATED HIRE DATE: July 2021Priority Screening Date: March 29, 2021Open Until Filled

In order to be considered for this position, please submit the following documentation electronically to College of Marin's search consultant by March 29, 2021:

Danan Tsan Assistant Vice PresidentScott Healy &
Your submission should include the following:
  1. Cover Letter outlining your interest and qualifications for the position;
  2. Updated CV;
  3. Complete copy of college transcript conferring Bachelor's degree
  4. Complete copy of college transcript conferring Master's degree
  5. STATEMENT - Please provide a response to the following prompt (one page maximum; other):

    College of Marin has defined "Equity-Mindedness" as the perspective or mode of thinking exhibited by faculty and administrators who call attention to patterns of inequity in student outcomes. These practitioners are willing to take personal and institutional responsibility for the success of their students, and critically reassess their own practices. It also requires that practitioners are race-conscious and aware of the social and historical context of exclusionary practices in American education.

    In order to understand and become equity-minded, we must assess and acknowledge that our practices may not be working. It takes understanding inequities as a dysfunction of the various structures, policies, and practices that we can control. Equity-minded practitioners question their own assumptions, recognize stereotypes that harm student success, and continually reassess their practices to create change. Please discuss how you would hold yourself and the Nursing Education Department accountable for the elimination of racial equity gaps in course and program success rates.

(If you hold additional degrees beyond the Bachelor's and Master's level, please attach a copy of your transcript conferring these degrees as well. Unofficial transcripts are acceptable for application purposes, as long as they confer the degree and show the coursework taken and grades achieved. An official transcript would be required upon hire.)
Complete submissions received by Scott Healy & Associates by March 29, 2021, will receive priority consideration. Applications received after this date may be considered at any time at the discretion of the College until the position is filled.


Due to COVID-19, most of College of Marin's operations and instruction are taking place remotely until further notice, with the exception of positions deemed essential. At this time, applicants should be prepared that, if selected to interview for a position at the College, all interviews will be held remotely.

The College of Marin, located in Kentfield, CA, in partnership with the national search firm Scott Healy & Associates, is seeking a dynamic and innovative Director of Nursing. Reporting to the Assistant Superintendent/Vice President of Student Learning & Success, the Director of Nursing serves as the first-line administrator and program planner for a variety of instructional and learning support services related to the College's Nursing Education Department. The Director of Nursing is responsible for overall leadership and management of departmental programs and fostering an equity-minded, collaborative environment to facilitate program and student success. Responsibilities include budget development and management, curriculum development, faculty and staff supervision and evaluation, and directing the program per Board of Registered Nursing requirements. The Director is responsible for advancing the College's mission, implementing College policies, and assuring compliance with all applicable accreditation requirements, education codes, and state/Federal laws.


College of Marin strives to embrace diversity in all forms; it strives to be an inclusive community that fosters an open, enlightened and productive environment and demonstrates sensitivity to and respect for a diverse population.

COM serves a county population of approximately 250,000 residents. Based on fall 2019 credit enrollment data, the diversity of students at the college includes greater representation than the county with regards to enrollment by Hispanic/Latino (30% of enrollment), Asian (8%), Black/African American (3%), and Multi-racial (7%) students.

College of Marin is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate in employment on the basis of, or perception of, race, ethnic group identification, ancestry, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, physical disability, mental disability, gender, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, medical condition, genetic information, genetic condition, status as a veteran, and is subject to Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 as amended, Civil Rights Act of 1991, Americans With Disabilities Act of 1990, and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973. In accordance with Executive Order 11246 (as amended), COM is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

FOREIGN DEGREE HOLDERS: Please see the Required Application Documents section below for important information regarding the evaluation of your foreign degrees.

Essential Functions
Collaborate with college administration, staff, and faculty to develop a vision for, plan, implement, and evaluate short- and long-range strategies, goals, and objectives for the nursing program, including projects, staffing, accountability, safety, services, activities, and facilities utilization.

Research, recommend, develop, and foster partnerships with other educational institutions, state and local healthcare agencies and organizations, hospitals and other healthcare facilities, community organizations, government agencies, corporations, and local businesses. Liaise with clinical settings/partners and utilize an entrepreneurial approach to expanding these opportunities for students within and associated with the nursing program. Collaborate with faculty to regularly convene the nursing program advisory committee.

Collaborate with faculty and staff to develop class offerings and student learning support programs pursuant to proper course articulation policies and standards, student diversity, state and local healthcare training standards and regulations, enrollment services, licensing and certification standards, student needs, and program requirements.

Collaborate to build, foster, and advance equity-minded, student-centered programs, services, and activities that are integrated with department goals and objectives.

Direct, supervise and evaluate the work of support staff and faculty, in compliance with collective bargaining agreements, District policies, and established procedures. Project and plan for short- and long-range staffing needs, in conjunction with senior administrators, faculty chairs/coordinators, and staff.

Design and recommend equity-minded services, training, and other activities that foster advancement of Equal Opportunity policies and procedures.

Mentor faculty and staff, evaluate faculty in clinical settings, and coordinate on-going, equity-minded professional development for all employees in the department. Engage in professional development to stay current in nursing and associated fields.

Provide leadership in the development and implementation of department communication channels and participatory governance. Actively engage in participatory governance consultations and collaboration with academic senate, faculty groups, and classified staff on a variety of institutional issues. Provide guidance to, receive, and present recommendations from faculty senate and other representative organizations, as applicable, regarding the planning, implementation, and review of academic programs, services, activities, and related matters.

Plan, direct, and coordinate safety procedures and regulations related to off-site student learning programs. Collaborate with hospital and other healthcare staff regarding student nursing internships, credit course work, work-study on-site experience and other activities, student supervision, and activity coordination.

Provide leadership and participate in the planning, development, implementation, and evaluation of department budgets, under direction of the AS/VP of Student Learning & Success. Research, develop, recommend, implement, and evaluate externally funded initiatives and opportunities. Plan and recommend resource allocations that support instructional and student support programs including staffing, technology, facilities, and fiscal accountability.

Research, develop, collaborate, and prepare grants and other external funding proposals. Administer categorically funded budgets. Compile data for, prepare, and present financial, statistical, demographic, and other regular and special reports. Direct and monitor faculty and staff work on funding initiatives.

Research, develop, and recommend advancements in the use of instructional technology across all department curriculum, programs, and services, and in the administration and implementation of student learning programs, reporting, services, and activities.

Develop program documentation, student files, correspondence, demographic and statistical information, state and other required reports, informational materials, department equipment and materials inventory, and other data.

Provide leadership for accreditation and compliance activities for the nursing program. Specifically, maintain close contact with the Board of Registered Nursing (BRN) to ensure on-going compliance and anticipate changes to accreditation and reporting standards. Provide leadership for the department with institutional accreditation activities with the Accrediting Commission of Community and Junior Colleges (ACCJC).

Perform other related duties as assigned.

About the Department of Nursing:
The Registered Nursing Education Program at College of Marin prepares students for entry into the nursing profession and serves as a foundation for advanced nursing studies. The Program faculty views Nursing Education as an individualized, collaborative endeavor that assists students in acquiring the knowledge, skills, and values necessary for entry-level nursing practice. Emphasizing critical thinking, effective communication, and cultural and clinical competence, the Program aims to prepare graduates for roles as care providers across the healthcare continuum, both as managers of care and as active members of the nursing profession. The Program affirms the dignity and worth of each individual and strives to educate students who are adaptable, responsible, politically aware, and committed to lifelong learning. The Registered Nursing Program is guided and approved by the Board of Registered Nursing. Graduates are prepared to take the National Council Licensure Examination for Registered Nurses.

About College of Marin:
Located on two campuses, just north of San Francisco in beautiful Marin County, where dedicated parks, beaches, and open space abound, the College, in operation since 1926, serves a county population of approximately 250,000 residents. The College offers seventy Associate of Arts and Associate of Science degree programs, and has established approximately 200 transfer agreements with the University of California, California State University, and private colleges. In addition, the College provides 35 two-year vocational and career programs, as well as providing basic skills, English as a second language education, and community education classes. Each semester, approximately 10,000 students are enrolled in over 1,100 credit classes.

About the Campuses & Marin:
The Nursing program resides primarily on the Kentfield campus, located centrally within Marin, at the base of the picturesque Mount Tamalpais. The Indian Valley campus in Novato sits nestled among rolling hills and oak forests and includes the College's celebrated Organic Farm & Garden. Both campuses are within easy access to the Muir Woods redwood forest, the Marin Headlands, San Francisco Bay, Stinson Beach, and the Point Reyes National Seashore. Home to numerous high-tech companies, Marin County also proudly serves as the home to George Lucas' Skywalker Ranch and the Marin County Civic Center, designed by the visionary Frank Lloyd Wright, and which draws thousands of visitors a year to guided tours of its arch and atrium design.

Requirements & Desirables

1.) A Master's or higher degree from an accredited college or university which includes course work in nursing, education, or administration.

2.) One (1) year's experience as an administrator at the supervisory level with validated performance of administrative responsibilities:
A.) Administrative position is defined as a director or assistant director whose responsibility and accountability includes coordinating, directing, fiscal planning, and all activities involved in developing, implementing and managing a nursing program.B.) Administrative responsibility:1.) in a registered nursing education program, which includes diploma, associate, baccalaureate, and/or post-licensure RN programs; or2.) the registered nurse administrator of a hospital professional nursing education services program.C.) An academic year of two (2) semesters or three (3) quarters will be regarded as equivalent to one year's administrative experience.
3.) Two (2) years' experience teaching in pre- or post-licensure registered nursing programs:A.) An academic year is defined as two (2) semesters or three (3) quarters.
B.) Two (2) years' teaching experience as instructor.
C.) Full-time teaching experience preferred.
D.) Pre- or post-licensure registered nursing program such as associate, baccalaureate, master's, or doctoral degree nursing programs.
4.) One (1) year's continuous full-time experience, or its equivalent, providing direct patient care as a registered nurse; or equivalent experience and/or education as determined by the California Board of Registered Nursing (BRN).

5.) Active Registered Nursing license issued by the CA BRN or eligibility to obtain California RN licensure.

6.) Employment as the registered nursing program director is subject to CA BRN approval prior to initiation of employment.
7.) Experience and demonstrated skill in effective communication with diverse groups.
8.) Demonstrated commitment to equity-minded practices in support of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, and ethnic backgrounds of community college students, college staff, and community members.

  • Previous experience in higher education including curriculum and student success activities.
  • Knowledge of nursing regulations, accreditation standards, and state/Federal codes, statutes, and regulations that govern California community college instructional and student learning programs relating to nursing.
  • Demonstrated skill in participatory governance and collaborative management.
  • Demonstrated skill in written and verbal communication with expertise in working with community groups and employees.
  • Expertise in writing and managing grants.
  • Demonstrated ability to function effectively as a member of the management team.

    In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, the following physical, mental and other abilities are required in order to perform the essential functions of this classification: complex data comparison, analysis, and synthesis; attention to detail; exposure to chemicals and fumes; public speaking to small and large groups; persuasive communication; negotiation; multi-tasking; flexibility; adaptability; tact and sensitivity.

    KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES (Desirable Attributes & Skills)
  • Previous experience in higher education leadership that has included curriculum and student support program development in Nursing; health education internship or similar student training programs; coordinating the work of staff; and experience in budget development and maintenance.
  • Previous experience as an instructor, counselor or related faculty position.
  • Working knowledge of the State and Federal codes, statutes and regulations that govern California community college instructional and student learning programs of health education, including licensing and certification requirements as specified by the Board of Registered Nursing.
  • Demonstrated skill in participatory governance and collaboration with faculty, administrative, and classified staff.
  • Demonstrated skill in the practical use of computer and instructional technology to facilitate and support student learning and staff productivity.
  • Demonstrated skill in written communication, including reporting and funding proposals.
  • Demonstrated skill in oral communication, including public speaking and group meeting facilitation.
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively as part of a management team.

    Prior to employment, the selected candidate will be required to complete the following:
    1. In accordance with Federal Law all employees must provide proof of eligibility to work in the United States.
    2. Criminal Justice/Fingerprint Clearance.
    3. Pre-employment drug screening and background check.
    4. California Education Code, Section 87408.6 requires persons employed by a community college in an academic or classified position to submit to a TB risk assessment developed by CDPH and CTCA and, if risk factors are present, an examination to determine that he or she is free of infectious TB; initially upon hire and every four years thereafter.
    5. Certificated candidates who have not previously been employed in an academic position in California will be required to provide a medical certificate from a licensed physician showing that the candidate is free from any communicable disease unfitting the candidate to instruct or associate with students. The medical exam shall have been conducted not more than six months before submission of the certificate and shall be at the expense of the candidate. (Ed. Code Section 87408)
    6. DISASTER SERVICE WORKERS: All Marin Community College District (MCCD) employees are designated Disaster Service Workers through state and local law (California Government Code Section 3100-3109). Employment with the MCCD requires the affirmation of a loyalty oath to this effect. Employees are required to complete all Disaster Service Worker-related training as assigned, and to return to work as ordered in the event of an emergency. For more information, please see the MCCD Emergency Operations Plan.
    7. Candidates applying for positions with the Marin Community College District may be disqualified from consideration should their conviction history not meet the standards established under the California Education Code.

    Foreign degree credentials must be evaluated by a third party to determine the equivalent U.S. degree and major. Please review the following points carefully to determine whether you must submit a Foreign Credential Evaluation (FCE) with your application. Evaluations should provide the name of the institution attended, a description of your credentials, the major of study, and the U.S. equivalent for each credential. For a list of evaluating agencies, visit the State of California Commission on Teacher Credentialing.
    • If you satisfy the minimum educational requirement with a degree that was granted in the U.S., but your previous degree(s) was obtained from a foreign institution, you do not need to attach a Foreign Credential Evaluation (FCE) for your previous degree(s). You must, however, attach a copy of a (translated) transcript for the previous degree. For additional clarification of acceptable transcripts, please contact Human Resources.
    • If your degree that satisfies the minimum educational requirement was obtained from a foreign institution, you must submit an FCE for that degree and any other foreign degrees leading up to it.
    • If you are asserting equivalence (see Minimum Qualifications for Faculty/Administrators on the Human Resources web site) because your degree does not specifically match the minimum educational requirements as listed and any of your degrees was obtained outside the U.S., you must attach an FCE for your foreign degree(s).

    Supplemental & Salary Information

    Responsibilities include: working independently under broad organizational policies with supervision focusing on results to organizational objectives; and supervising the use of funds. Significant utilization of resources from other work units is required to perform the job's functions. There is an opportunity to impact the Organization's services.

    Performs much of the work in office or office-related settings which involves minimal lifting or other physical exertion.

    This position requires extensive travel between local sites and the District Office. May require national and international travel. Position requires evening and weekend hours and working at multiple sites.

    The Director of Nursing is an educational administrative position, and in compliance with all applicable sections of the California Education Code, Board of Registered Nursing (RN), and serves as Program Administrator. Employees in this classification are members of the California State Teachers' Retirement System (CalSTRS). Educational administrative employees are employed subject to the terms and conditions set forth in the individual's employment agreement with the District.

    FLSA Status: Exempt
    Salary Grade: Management Level 4
    Starting Salary Range: $133,458 to $163,566 annually (Step 1 to 7). Background and experience will determine placement. Please refer to the Management Salary Schedule on our Human Resources web site for detailed information.

    To apply: