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Dean of Nursing & Health Programs

Muskegon Community College
Muskegon, Michigan, United States
Salary Not Specified
Date posted
Dec 21, 2023
Job Description

Named the 19th Best Community College in the U.S. in 2021, Muskegon offers accredited academic programs leading to 54 associate degrees and 32 certificates. As an Achieving the Dream Leader College, MCC’s nationally recognized commitment to student success unites its faculty and staff in their mission to prepare students, build communities and improve lives.

One of Michigan’s most picturesque community colleges, the Muskegon main campus building - an award-winning Alden Dow design - spans Four Mile Creek on a 15-acre sylvan setting. The campus boasts several new multimillion-dollar facilities - the Health and Wellness Center, the Science Center and the Art and Music Building - and includes University Park Golf Course and the Carr-Fles Planetarium. The Sturrus Technology Center in historic downtown Muskegon is home to state-of-the-art applied technology offerings, the Rooks|Sarnicola Entrepreneur Center and the Lakeshore Fab Lab. MCC offers classes in adjacent Ottawa and Newaygo Counties.

Living in Muskegon County
Muskegon County residents enjoy 26 miles of sugar-sand beaches along Lake Michigan’s shoreline, as well as one of America’s only luge tracks at the Winter Sports Complex and the regionally popular Michigan’s Adventure Amusement & Water Park. An outdoor recreation hub with three state parks and swimming, fishing and boating on its many lakes and rivers, the Muskegon area offers dynamic downtown and beachfront restaurant and entertainment venues. The Muskegon Farmer’s Market is the second largest in Michigan. Cruise ships dock in Muskegon, while a high-speed ferry connects the city to Milwaukee. Notable local museums range from rare art collections to an actual World War II submarine and a U.S. Navy ship used during D-Day.

Salary: Up to $115,000 depending on experience

Application Deadline: Open until filled; First Review on January 22, 2024

General Description:

The Dean of Nursing and Health Programs is responsible for the overall leadership and management of the Nursing and Health Programs department at Muskegon Community College. The Dean provides academic and administrative leadership for the department's faculty and staff, and is responsible for developing and implementing the department's strategic plan. The Dean also represents the department to the college community and to external stakeholders.

Required Skills

Qualifications: Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

  1. A minimum of a Graduate degree in Nursing.
  2. At least five years of experience in academic administration, likely including fiscal management and accreditation experience preferably in a community college setting.
  3. Excellent supervisory skills including: superb communication, team building, selecting, orienting, training, and developing personal growth opportunities..
  4. Demonstrated use of tact, judgement and discretion, and ability to relate to people of all ages, races, and social-economic backgrounds.
  5. Experience in developing and implementing strategic plans.
  6. Experience in managing budgets and resources.
  7. Ability to collaborate effectively with faculty, staff, students, and other stakeholders.
  8. Teaching experience at the college level.
  9. Experience in representing a college or university to external stakeholders.
  10. Highly motivated and solution oriented with a high degree of integrity, ethics and dedication to the mission of the college.
  11. Demonstrated commitment to mentoring, developing and managing collaborative teams.
  12. Gifted in public speaking and representing the organization professionally and graciously in the community and on campus.
  13. Skill in implementing strategic plans, goals, and procedures for cost effective management of allocated resources.
  14. Demonstrated strengths in technology; Strong Microsoft Office skills, including Excel, and use of social media, and managing data.
  15. A valid driver’s license with an approved driving record is required.

Essential Function:

  1. Provide academic and administrative leadership for the Nursing and Health Programs department.
  2. Develop and implement the department's strategic plan.
  3. Oversee the development and delivery of the department's academic programs.
  4. Recruit, evaluate, and mentor faculty and staff.
  5. Manage the department's budget and resources.
  6. Represent the department to the college community and to external stakeholders.
  7. Ensure that the department's programs are accredited and meet all applicable regulatory requirements.
  8. Collaborate with other departments and programs within the college to develop and implement interdisciplinary programs and initiatives.
  9. Promote the department's programs and services to the community.

Physical, Mental, and Environment Requirements Include:

Mental Demands:

☒ Detailed Work

☒ Student Contact

☒ Deadline oriented

☒ Problem Situations

☒ Multiple Priorities & Demands

☒ Emergency Situations

☒ Confidentiality

☐ On-call Availability

☒ Continual Interruptions

☒ Working Alone

☒ Faculty Contact

☒ Working with Others

Physical Demands:

☒ Standing & Walking

☒ Sitting

☐ Reclining

☒ Carrying

☐ Lifting up to 10 lbs. ☐ Up to 25 lbs. ☒ Up to 50 lbs. ☐ 80 + lbs.

☐ Pushing, Pulling, Twisting, Bending

☐ Climb or Balance

☐ Stoop, Kneel, Crouch, or Crawl

☐ Squatting

☐ Handle or Feel

☐ Reach with Hands and Arms

☒ Talking or hearing

☐ Tasting/Smelling

☐ Working Overhead

☒ Speak in English via Phone or In Person

☐ Close, Distance, Peripheral, and Color Vision along with Depth Perceptions

☒ Ability to Adjust and Focus

Work Environment:

☐ Exposure to wet, humid conditions (non-weather), fumes or airborne particles, toxic or caustic chemicals; extreme heat/cold; and moderate to loud noise levels.

☒ Normal Office environment with little, if, any, discomfort due to heat, dust, noise and the like. Ability to travel to all campus locations required.

Muskegon Community College continues to promote staff diversity, and is an equal opportunity employer. MCC does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, transgender status, political persuasion, disability, height, weight, veteran status, age or any other protected class in any of its educational programs, activities or employment. Minorities, women, veterans, and the physically challenged are encouraged to apply. Anyone with a disability will be reasonably accommodated by the College. If you have a disability and need an accommodation or assistance in applying for this position, please contact the Human Resources Office.

Job Location Muskegon, Michigan, United States
Position Type Full-Time/Regular

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