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Dean of Nursing and Allied Health

Walla Walla Community College
Washington, United States
Salary Not specified
Date posted
Apr 11, 2024

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Faculty Positions, Health & Medicine, Nursing
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Full Time

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Dean of Nursing and Allied Health

Walla Walla Community College

Salary: $144,000.00 - $163,000.00 Annually

Job Type:

Job Number: 2024-001496

Location: Walla Walla, WA


Closing: Continuous

Join our team to help inspire all students to discover their potential and achieve their goals by providing relevant, equitable, and innovative learning opportunities and services.


Job posting was update on 5/3/2024 to update language regarding compensation.

Walla Walla Community College (WWCC) is seeking applicants for a Dean of Nursing and Allied Health position at the Walla Walla campus.

At Walla Walla Community College, we inspire all students to discover their potential and achieve their goals by providing relevant, equitable, and innovative learning opportunities and services. We have identified three core themes that describe the fundamental aspects of the College's mission by translating it into practice: Student Success, Strong Communities, and Resource Stewardship. As an organization, we value learning opportunities, a sense of community, diversity, health and humor, excellence, integrity, teamwork, innovation, personal and professional growth, and sustainability.

General Description:

The Dean of Nursing and Allied Health Programs provides leadership and administration of the College's Nursing and Allied Health Programs. This position supports the delivery of instruction and student success by directly overseeing the instructional, fiscal and personnel operations of the nursing and allied health programs within the College's Instructional Division. The Dean has budgetary authority and responsibility for recruiting and hiring of full and part-time faculty, classified, and professional exempt staff and is responsible for maintaining the relevancy of curriculum in alignment with the Washington State Department of Health, College and program accreditation, and College requirements.

The Dean of Nursing works closely with program chairs, faculty, and staff to achieve instructional goals. This position also works closely with external stakeholders, such as hospitals, clinics, transfer colleges and universities, and other partners to develop and implement new and continuing program initiatives.

Essential Functions:

The following functions and responsibilities will be accomplished by working with the Instructional Leadership Team, as well as directors, coordinators, faculty, and staff in the Division of Nursing and Allied Health:

  • Provides college-wide transformative leadership, vision, and strategic direction for the Division of Nursing and Allied Health in alignment with the institution's mission, vision, guiding principles, and accrediting bodies.
  • Builds cohesion between departments.
  • Implements a continuous improvement culture that leverages course survey data, quality assurance feedback, faculty and instructor feedback, and other sources of input.
  • Establishes and implements the Division's mission, vision, and objectives, as well as its work plan to ensure alignment with the institution's Strategic Plan (Download PDF reader).
  • Collaborates with various instructional divisions, i.e., Workforce, Access and Opportunity, Arts & Sciences, Corrections Education, and Clarkston Campus.
  • Manages, schedules, supervises, and evaluates all Division employees (faculty and/or staff) in accordance with institutional and state requirements.
  • Develops and implements, in collaboration with the Vice President of Instruction, policies and procedures that ensure compliance with FERPA and NC-SARA, as well as provision of relevant and quality instruction.
  • Provides leadership and guidance in implementation, maintenance and compliance with program accreditation requirements for all programs in Nursing and Allied Health.
  • Builds collaborative relationships with faculty and staff to effectively and efficiently administer programmatic policies, procedures, and opportunities.
  • Prepares recommendations for and administers the Division's budget, oversees all expenditures for goods, services, and personnel, in collaboration with the Vice President of Instruction.
  • Remains current in national, regional, and local trends related to Nursing and Allied Health.
  • Convenes Nursing Advisory Council meetings, and various Allied Health Advisory Council meetings, as required.
  • Oversees faculty adoption and implementation of curriculum revisions, including opportunities for new courses or programs, to meet on-going industry needs.
  • Oversees the development and maintenance of Clinical Affiliation Agreements with clinical agencies used for student practicums and internships.
  • Participates on College committees.
  • Represents WWCC by attending statewide nursing educator meetings.

  • Competencies

  • Knowledge of and ability to accurately interpret laws, rules, and regulations pertaining to Washington State Board of Community and Technical Colleges and Nursing and Allied Health Programs.
  • Demonstrated effective management of personnel and budgets.
  • Knowledge of and commitment to the Walla Walla Community College's mission, vision, and guiding principles.
  • Demonstrated commitment to the continuous improvement of teaching and learning; ability to create an environment conducive to the development of instructional and service innovations.
  • Willingness to work with students having a wide range of skills, motivation, and academic or vocational goals.
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively, orally and in writing, and to work collaboratively with students, colleagues, staff, and others.
  • Ability to work as part of a team dedicated to collaboration and the college goal of integrating instruction and student services as a way to create and maintain a supportive student-learning environment.
  • Ability to prepare and administer grants.

  • Required Qualifications:
    Equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered at the discretion of the college.

  • Graduate degree in a health profession field from an accredited institution of higher education recognized by the United States Department of Education.
  • Five years' of health science compliance experience to meet state and national accreditation requirements.
  • Two years' teaching experience in a health degree program; adjunct instructor may count toward the requirement.
  • Two years' experience in higher education leadership role (Department Chair, Director, etc.).

  • Preferred Qualifications
  • Five years' community college teaching experience (full-time or equivalent).
  • Experience in teaching via a variety of modalities - online, hybrid, web- or technology-enhanced, face-to-face, or audio/video.
  • Five years' of experience in Higher Education Leadership (Department Chair, Director, etc.).
  • Experience working with WABON (WA Board of Nursing) and ACEN (Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing), or CAAHEP (Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Educational Programs).
  • Bilingual, especially in Spanish/English.

  • You don't check every qualification listed? Please apply anyway! Studies have shown that traditionally marginalized communities - such as women, LGBTQ+ and people of color - are less likely to apply to jobs unless they meet every single qualification - even if they might be a great fit for the role! If you're excited about this opportunity but your experience doesn't align perfectly with every single qualification in the job description, we encourage you to still consider applying.

    Conditions/Terms of Employment

    This is a full-time administrative professional position. Persons hired must be able to provide acceptable documentation of lawful authorization to work in the United States within three (3) days of employment. WWCC participates in E-Verify and will provide the federal government with your Form I-9 information to confirm that you are authorized to work in the U.S. Official college transcripts required at time of hire. Candidates may be subject to a criminal history background check as a condition of employment. Information from the background check may not necessarily preclude employment but will be considered in determining the applicant's suitability and competence to perform in the position. The college is a tobacco free institution.

    Work setting is primarily indoors with standard office equipment and no expected exposure to hazards. Out of town travel required; regular visits to College campuses; travel required as needed to other various sites (clinical site, practicum sites, etc.). Frequent contact with students, faculty, staff, members of the community, and community partners.


    This salary includes base salary plus a legislatively-approved nurse educator stipend for an incumbent with a certified nursing degree. Annual salary range without a nursing degree: $114,341 - $129,366. The college has an excellent benefit program including paid sick leave; paid vacation leave; medical, dental, life, and long-term disability insurance; retirement and two optional deferred compensation programs. All full-time employees will automatically have 3% of taxable income deferred into the State of Washington Deferred Compensation Program (DCP). All administrative exempt staff set aside 1% of their gross salary in a Health Reimbursement Arrangement (HRA) (VEBA). All exempt employees are required to participate in this program. Walla Walla Community College requires all employees to participate in direct deposit for payment of salary.

    Required Application Materials

    This position will remain open until filled. To be included in the initial screening, applications should be received by May 9th, 2024. To qualify for consideration, applicants must meet required qualifications and competencies and submit a complete application packet, which includes the following:

  • Online NEOGOV application.
  • Cover letter
    • In the cover letter, address how you meet each of the qualifications of the position. Additionally, communicate your philosophical and practical approach to nursing and allied health programs at a community college. (Two page maximum)
  • Resume
  • Names and contact information for three professional references
  • Answers to two (2) supplemental questions
  • Unofficial transcripts for application purposes; official transcripts are required prior to an official start date.

  • Please ensure you have attached all required application materials as you will not be able to attach any documents after you have submitted your application. If you have difficulty logging into your account, attaching documents, submitting your application, etc., please call NEOGOV Applicant Support at 1-855-524-5627 or email them directly at

    WWCC reserves the right to not fill this position, reject all applicants, or reopen the position. Applications received during this recruitment may be used to fill future vacancies at the College's discretion.

    Walla Walla Community College is committed to provide equal opportunity and nondiscrimination for all educational and employment applicants as well as for its students and employed staff, without regard to race, color, creed, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, including gender expression/identity, marital status, age (over 40), the presence of any sensory, mental, or physical disability, the use of trained guide dog or service animal by a person with a disability, or status as a Vietnam and/or disabled veteran, National Guard member or reservist in accordance with the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, the Federal Rehabilitation of 1973, the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, and any other applicable Federal and Washington State laws against discrimination. The Human Resources Office is accessible to persons with disabilities. If you need accommodations in the application/employment process, please contact Brooke Marshall, JD/Vice President of Human Resources/Title IX Coordinator/Section 504 Compliance (509) 527-4300 - TDD (509) 527-4412, email, address: 500 Tausick Way, Walla Walla WA, 99362.

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