Director of Nursing Education

Illinois, United States
Salary Not Specified
Dec 13, 2019
Employment Type
Full Time

Posting Details

Posting Number S01179 Position Title Director of Nursing Education Internal Position Title Director, Nursing Department Biological & Hlth Sciences Div Position Type Staff Job Family Administrative Job Summary

The Director of Nursing upholds the College’s values of Learning, Integrity, Quality, Service, Accountability, and Diversity. This position provides academic, administrative, and fiscal leadership for the Associate Degree Nursing Program in accordance with the College’s Strategic Plan and assists the Dean in the various functions and tasks through effective daily administration of Division policies and procedures. The Director of Nursing represents the nursing department and provides leadership to the faculty in matters of curriculum development, assessment, nursing program evaluation and review. The Director of Nursing works with the Dean of the Biological and Sciences Division to ensure all aspects of the Nursing Department are implemented according to college policy and procedure, as well as all local, state, and federal guidelines and statutes, while working within budget parameters.

The Director of Nursing is the Nurse Administrator with the authority and responsibilities defined by the Accreditation Commission for Nursing Education ( ACEN ) and the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation ( IDFPR ) to direct the nursing program/curriculum and End-of-Program Student Learning Outcomes (EOPSLOs).

The College of Lake County is a comprehensive community college located in northeastern Illinois committed to being an innovative educational institution providing life-changing paths for our students by offering exceptional learning experiences. The college is widely recognized for student success, business and community partnerships, and for the achievements of our faculty, staff and alumni.

CLC offers a competitive salary, excellent benefits that currently include BlueCross/BlueShield of Illinois health, Delta dental and Superior vision insurance plans, tuition support for employees and qualified family members, a state pension plan, two retirement plans, disability, group and supplemental life insurance, health and dependent care flexible spending account plans, a four-day work week in the summer (Fridays off!), generous vacation, sick and personal time off and 13 paid holidays each year.

Required Qualification

1. Master’s degree or higher with a major in nursing or nursing education.
2. Two (2) years in clinical nursing practice
3. Two (2) years experience as an instructor in a pre-licensure or higher nursing education program
4. Current unencumbered Illinois RN license or eligibility for licensure in the State of Illinois.
5. Proven ability to work effectively and constructively with persons of diverse cultures, language groups, and abilities; demonstrate sensitivity to and ability to work with the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural and ethnic backgrounds of community college students, faculty, and staff, including those with disabilities; establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work.

Desired Qualifications

1. NLN Certification as a Certified Nurse Educator
2. Doctorate in Nursing or Nursing Education other related healthcare field.
3. Demonstrated leadership experience in a higher education setting. Experience as an administrator a plus.
4. Bi-lingual proficiency
5. Experience working in a culturally diverse environment.
6. Experience working with collective bargaining unit.

Posting Date 12/13/2019 Closing Date Expected Start Date 03/25/2020 Special Instructions Summary

This position will remain open until filled. The Director of Nursing Education position is a 52 week per year administrative position. The Director is expected to be available for consultation as needed during periods of recess from classes and for any other extended absences from campus (e.g. by telephone, texting, or email).

Pay Rate Salary, benefits, and other terms and conditions of employment are highly competitive and will be commensurate with the candidate’s background and experience. Full-Time/Part-Time Full-Time Location Grayslake Total Hours per week 40 Work Schedule

8:00 am – 4:30 pm M-F with the need for occasional evening and weekend hours.

Software Testing Required None Interview Process Requirements Presentation, Writing Samples EEO Statement

The College of Lake County is an equal opportunity employer and has a strong commitment to diversity. In that spirit, it seeks a broad spectrum of candidates including minorities, women and people with disabilities. EOE /AA/M/F/D/V

Summary of Essential Functions


1. Prepare and submit reports to state and federal agencies.
2. Develop and maintain relationships between Health Science Program faculty and staff, other CLC
departments and administration, and internal and external community stakeholders.
3. Develop and maintain communication and relationships with 4 year colleges/universities to
facilitate seamless academic progression toward advanced degrees in nursing.
4. Develop and maintain relations with local, state, regional, and national agencies.
5. Counsel and guide students relative to nursing career goals.
6. Direct the meetings and activities of the Nursing Program Advisory Committee.
7. Direct the ongoing process of nursing curriculum development and evaluation.
8. Assure the application of established objective criteria for the admission of students.
9. Serve as a member of college/district committees as appropriate.
10. Manages, monitors, and implements processes for the evaluation of full time (non-tenured),
adjunct faculty and other department staff.
11. Demonstrates strong organizational skills and the ability to provide leadership for faculty and


1. Develop, implement, and monitor annual operating budget of the nursing department, including
the review of departmental needs for staffing, furniture, equipment, technology, and instructional
supplies and make recommendations to the Dean.
2. Prepare budget recommendations and administers the budget for the nursing program


1. Demonstrates oral, written, verbal communication and problem-solving skills.
2. Demonstrates sound decision-making skills in accordance with college policy, rules, regulations
and departmental policies.
3. Demonstrates a collaborative style of management and works effectively and collegially with
College administration; students and the public.
4. Maintain a high level of competence in one’s discipline through involvement in such professional
activities as continuing education programs, certification programs, conferences, and seminars
and by keeping current with the professional literature.
5. Comply with all college, state, and federal rules, regulations, and policies including but nor limited
to health and safety policies, the college sexual harassment policy, administrative rules, civil
rights laws, etc.
6. Demonstrates knowledge about best practices in teaching and learning.


1. Essential and supplemental functions may require maintaining physical condition necessary for
sitting for prolonged periods of time, extensive use of computer keyboard.
2. Position is required to travel to various district locations, and to other locations that require driving
or other forms of transportation.
3. Private office in a tobacco-free environment.
4. Sometimes work under stressful conditions with limited timelines.
5. Employment contingent upon an acceptable background/reference check.
6. Must have reliable transportation to travel within the district and state-wide meetings.


1. Know the services and resources available to students for emergency and personal counseling,
academic counseling, special needs and disabilities, student activities, and tutoring. Direct
students to appropriate resources, as needed.
2. Understand the Student Rights and Responsibilities, FERPA, Title IX requirements, and
complaint procedures. Maintain files on complaints.

General Administrator Job Responsibilities

1. Model College of Lake County Values at all times.

2. Remain current and knowledgeable of all applicable Board Policy and related procedures.

3. Remain knowledgeable and comply with all federal and state standards, and College Policies and procedures. Assure proper internal controls within all levels of the division or department, establish and utilize monitoring mechanisms and assure regular training of managers/supervisors and staff.

4. Accountable for division/departmental expense processing including procurement of items and services, and accurate payroll and attendance for the division or department. Assure proper internal controls are in place, monitor and train staff.

5. Accountable for maintenance of departmental records per federal, state and College of Lake County standards.

6. Fosters regular clear and consistent communications within division/department; assuring communications are messaged at all levels of the division and/or department.

7. Foster positive employee relations, assuring this is cascaded throughout all levels of managers and supervisors within the division and/or department, and that includes regular employee feedback, recognition and progressive discipline where needed. Assure timely and consistent performance evaluation processes are followed at all levels within the division or department.

8. Support the growth and development of personnel within the division and/or department, assuring this support is cascaded throughout all levels of managers and supervisors within the division/department.

9. Exercise appropriate discretion and judgment; maintain confidentiality of sensitive information and documents. Avoid conflicts of interest. Report issues as they arise.

10. Participate in Shared Governance; serve on institutional level councils, commissions and/or committees. Foster the encouragement of employees at all levels within the division/department to participate in committees, councils, commissions and/or projects.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES : College: Knowledge of college policies, procedures, and practices; ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, and diagram form; ability to perform all essential functions using safe work methods and following safety regulations relating to job; knowledge of the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act ( FERPA ).

DEPARTMENT / DIVISIONAL : Knowledge of Instructional policies, procedures, and practices with the ability to answer work related questions; and/or interpret and apply these guidelines correctly in various situations; ability to solve issues and work with diverse population, work with large crowds; ability to read and interpret instructional documents.

DECISION - MAKING and ANALYTICAL SKILLS : Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, and diagram form; ability to interpret policy and establish methods and procedures for ability to perform all essential functions using safe work methods and following safety regulations relating to job; ability to organize and express ideas, directions, and data in a logical sequence to describe a process, or explain procedures such as how to perform a task to someone else.

COMMUNICATION SKILLS : Well-developed public speaking and presentation skills to effectively present materials to individual students or groups; well-developed written communication skills; ability to communicate effectively in a tactful and courteous manner with a variety of people, including students, employees, faculty, and the general public; ability to communicate effectively verbally and written to work with a diverse workforce and student population to prioritize and delegate projects, exchange ideas, information and opinions effectively with others to formulate policies and programs and/or arrive at decisions, conclusions or solutions; ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with faculty, staff, other departments, students, and the public; ability to manage interpersonal conflict situations requiring tact, diplomacy and discretion.

Physical: Primary functions require sufficient physical ability and mobility to work in a classroom setting; to stand or sit for prolonged periods of time; to occasionally stoop, bend, kneel, reach; to lift, carry, push, and/or pull light to moderate amounts of weight; to operate office equipment requiring repetitive hand movement and fine coordination including use of a computer keyboard; and to verbally communicate to exchange information.

The duties listed are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work that may be performed. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related or a logical assignment to the position. The job description does not constitute an employment agreement between the employer and employee and is subject to change by the employer as the needs of the employer and requirements of the job change.

Posting Specific Questions - supplemental questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Do you have a Master’s degree or higher in Nursing or Nursing Education?
    • Yes
    • No
  2. * Do you have a minimum of two (2) years in clinical nursing practice?
    • Yes
    • No
  3. * Do you have a minimum of two (2) years experience as an instructor in a pre-licensure or higher nursing education program?
    • Yes
    • No
  4. * Do you have a current unencumbered Illinois RN license or eligibility for licensure in the State of Illinois?
    • Yes
    • No
  5. * Do you have a NLN Certification as a Certified Nurse Educator?
    • Yes
    • No
  6. * Do you have a Doctorate in Nursing or Nursing Education other related healthcare field?
    • Yes
    • No
  7. * Do you have demonstrated leadership experience in a higher education setting?
    • Yes
    • No
Applicant Documents
Required Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter
  3. Unofficial Transcript 1
  4. License/Certification
Optional Documents
  1. Unofficial Transcript 2
  2. Unofficial Transcript 3
  3. Other Document

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