Director, Nursing (Fresno City College)
State Center Community College District
Campus Location: Fresno City College
Start Date: 08/13/2020
At Fresno City College we value the ability to serve students from a broad range of cultural heritages, socioeconomic backgrounds, genders, abilities and orientations. We prioritize applicants who demonstrate they understand the benefits a diverse student population brings to a community college. The successful academic manager will be an equity-minded individual committed to student success by collaborating with faculty, classified staff, administration, students and community partners who are also dedicated to closing equity gaps. An equity-minded individual is a person who:
- Understands the importance of holding ourselves accountable as educators for closing equity gaps and engaging in equitable practices;
- Reframes inequities as a problem of practice and views the elimination of inequities as an individual and collective responsibility;
- Encourages positive race-consciousness and embraces human difference;
- Reflects on institutional and teaching practices and aims to create a culturally responsive teaching environment; and
- Strategically builds buy-in and participation among colleagues for equity-related initiatives.
Fresno City College seeks academic managers who value mentorship and working in a collegial, collaborative environment, guided by a commitment to helping all students achieve their educational goals. The college strongly encourages collaboration across all departments and divisions to create inclusive, integrated, and interdisciplinary learning experiences. Fresno City College academic managers are expected to be knowledgeable about different learning and teaching methods appropriate to the students they serve. Academic managers should be open and willing to participate in culturally relevant professional development that will help them prepare for the population of students who attend Fresno City College.
The ideal candidate will share Fresno City College's commitment to educating its racially and socioeconomically diverse student population. As of Fall 2018, we currently enroll over 25,000 students in which 57% identify as Latinx, 7% as Asian/Pacific Islander, 5% as Black/African American, 21% as White, 1% as American Indian/Alaska Native, and 8% as multiracial. Fresno City College is a Hispanic-Serving Institution, reflecting the great responsibility that the College has to the educational attainment and economic well-being of the surrounding community. The successful candidate will join a department dedicated to the use of curriculum responsive to the students it serves.
Fresno City College has the largest Associate Degree Nursing Program in California, with a long history of excellence. The Nursing Program is an integral part of the Allied Health, Physical Education and Athletics Division providing education and training to prepare graduates to apply for licensure in the State of California.
Under the general direction of the Dean of Instruction, Allied Health, Physical Education and Athletics Division and in accordance with the policies and administrative regulations of State Center Community College District, the Director of the Associate Degree Nursing Program will be responsible for:
- Planning, directing, and coordinating all aspects of the Registered Nursing program;
- Establishing a vision for advancing the instructional goals of the department through a strong commitment to the academic success of students in the Registered Nursing program;
- Cultivating and enhancing relationships both on campus and in the community to support and represent the Nursing program and the college;
- Providing day-to-day leadership, guidance and direction to nursing program faculty and staff;
- Collaborating with the faculty for the development, organization, and operation of the nursing program;
- Developing annual program and staff objectives to facilitate achievement of the mission of the College and the program;
- Utilizing data to develop, implement, and assess a program to support nursing student satisfaction and outcomes;
- Ensuring that the Registered Nursing Program maintains approval with the Board of Registered Nursing;
- Selecting, training, and evaluating nursing faculty in consultation with other faculty members;
- Arranging for substitute instructors when necessary;
- Recommending teaching, class and room assignments in collaboration with faculty for final approval by the Dean;
- Monitoring enrollment in classes and making recommendations as appropriate according to registration trends and fiscal demands;
- Arranging for the use of off-site facilities for clinical instruction;
- Serving as a liaison between nursing faculty, administration, and the Board of Registered Nursing in curriculum development and improvement through regular review, evaluation, and revision for currency, relevance and alignment with Board of Registered Nursing requirements and approvals;
- Leading faculty in department program review and infusing an equity lens in the development, review and revision of student learning outcomes;
- Implementing and developing student selection procedures through collaboration with faculty;
- Developing policies and procedures for the maintenance of student records;
- Serving as a mediator in problems involving students and staff;
- Promoting collaboration with other schools of nursing and the health care community in the development of partnerships;
- Developing, monitoring, and managing the program budgets;
- Recommending the purchase of supplies and equipment for the nursing program using the college action planning process;
- Attending and participating in professional conferences and meetings including, but not limited to, those related to nursing education and as required for training purposes by the Board of Registered Nursing;
- Preparing reports related to the nursing program and ensuring all reports required by campus administration are completed according to identified guidelines including program review, unit goals, educational and facility master plans;
- Assisting faculty in planning and organizing in-service educational programs;
- Calling, attending, and presiding at nursing advisory committee meetings;
- Promoting, publicizing, and representing the Registered Nursing program;
- Demonstrating sensitivity to and understanding of historically minoritized groups and participating in professional development activities to increase cultural competency to enhance equity-minded practices within the District and promoting workplace diversity, inclusion, cultural competency, and a positive work environment;
- Promoting an environment that encourages cooperation, collaboration, and creativity to advance student success;
- Providing leadership in securing and monitoring external funding for the Registered Nursing program;
- Serving as a member of the college's management council and other committees and represents the college at local, regional, state and national conferences, meetings, workshops and training seminars; and
- Performs other duties as assigned.
All candidates must have evidence of responsiveness to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, and ethnic backgrounds of community college students, as these factors relate to the need for equity-minded practices; AND
Include approval by the Board of Registered Nursing of the following:
- State of California license as a registered nurse;
- Masters degree or higher in nursing, education, or administration from an accredited college or university;
- A minimum of one years experience as an administrator;
- A minimum of two years experience teaching in an Associate Degree or higher level nursing program;
- At least one year of experience as a Registered Nurse providing direct patient care.
- Experience and skill with addressing issues of equity in an academic setting;
- Recent experience working with African American, Latinx, Native American, and other racially minoritized students in the classroom and an understanding of how historical patterns of exclusion of these groups in higher education shape patterns of participation and outcomes;
- Willingness to examine and remediate ones relational practices to more effectively engage and support racially minoritized students;
- Demonstrated strong commitment to inclusion and diversity, including but not limited to differences in ethnicity, national origin, race, gender, sexual orientation, gender identification and abilities;
- Experience working with a diverse student population;
- Doctoral degree in nursing or other related field;
- Experience in preparing and managing budgets;
- Knowledge of and experience with the Board of Registered Nursing (BRN) regulations and state licensing processes and requirements;
- Experience promoting collaboration among the college, the nursing program, and health care services in the community to build partnerships;
- Experience mentoring, assigning, supervising, and evaluating faculty;
- Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively with faculty, staff and students;
- Knowledge of and experience in college-level curriculum development;
- Experience with nursing program assessment and evaluation, including program approval;
- Familiarity with current issues in college nursing education;
- Demonstrated excellence in nursing practice, college level Registered Nursing instruction and administration;
- Knowledge of and experience in securing external funding;
- Demonstrated commitment to student success;
- Related work and professional experience;
- Potential for contribution to institutional vitality and growth; and
- Knowledge of the community college and its mission and goals.
Conditions of Employment:
223 duty days and 22 vacation days for a total of 245 days. Exact duty days will be prorated based on start date.
Salary and Benefits:
Starting salary is $111,315 $140,271 based on education and experience. A doctoral stipend of $2,160 is available. Annual salary and stipend will be prorated based on start date. In addition, the District offers an attractive fringe benefit package including medical, dental, and vision coverage for the employee and dependents, and life insurance. Employees are also members of the California State Teachers Retirement System (CalSTRS).
Applications will be screened by Human Resources for completeness and to determine which applicants meet the minimum qualifications as stated in the job announcement.
From the applicants who meet the minimum qualifications and who have submitted all the required documents by the closing date and time listed on the job announcement, a selection committee will review the candidates who are best qualified based on the minimum and desirable qualifications then determine who will be invited to interview.
The selection committee will rate responses to the interview questions and writing prompt (if applicable). Based on this rating, a small number of applicants will be selected as the ecommended candidates. These candidates will be forwarded to the Vice President and College President for final interviews.
A hiring recommendation will be made by the College President and forwarded to the Board of Trustees of State Center Community College District for final approval.
State Center Community College District is an equal opportunity employer. It is our pledge to treat all applicants fairly and equitably in the recruitment and selection process. We endeavor to be a service-minded organization and respond to the needs of our applicants. SCCCD EEO Plan
For more information, contact the Academic Human Resources Office, 1171 Fulton St, Fresno, California, 93721, (559) 243-7100. For information on Fresno City College or State Center Community College District, visit our website at www.scccd.edu. Please refer to Position No. FNURS-DIR.
Submission of application and related materials is the applicants responsibility and must be submitted through the districts online applicant portal. The District reserves the right to re-advertise or to delay indefinitely the filling of a position if it is deemed that the applicants for the position do not constitute an adequate applicant pool or if funding is not available. All application materials are subject to verification. False statements may be cause for disqualification or discharge from employment.
This is an academic management position, exempt from overtime provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act, with responsibility for formulation and implementation of district policies, regulations, budget decisions, and supervision of personnel including assignment of work, evaluation of performance, adjusting grievances, recommending hiring, transfer, suspension, lay off, recall, promotion, and termination.
State Center Community College District (SCCCD) provides students with a rich and dynamic learning experience that embraces differences emphasizing collaboration and engaging students in and out of the classroom, encouraging them to realize their goals, and to become global citizens and socially responsible leaders. When you join our team at SCCCD, you can expect to be part of an inclusive, innovative and equity-focused community that approaches higher education as a matter of social justice that requires broad collaboration among faculty, classified staff, administration, students and community partners.
FRESNO CITY COLLEGE
About the College
As the very first community college in California, Fresno City College has a proud history of leadership in education and preparing generations of students for their future. Fresno City College is nestled near the lively Tower District and minutes from downtown Fresno, brick buildings and towering trees tell the long story of this historic institution. It is committed to academic excellence and diversity, equity and inclusion among its faculty, classified professionals, and students. The college takes responsibility for equitable outcomes and successful pathways for all students.
As Californias first community college, Fresno City College provides quality, innovative educational programs and support services directed toward the enhancement of student success, lifelong learning and the economic, social, and cultural development of our students and region.
As educational leaders in the community, Fresno City College faculty, classified professionals, and students will engage in a partnership to transform lives through education.
Growth We are committed to sharing and exploring new ideas through collaboration, respect for diversity, promoting equity, and professional development.
Leadership We are leaders in our community, dedicated to behaving ethically, committed to open communication, and good stewards of our resources.
Success We champion excellence, quality, celebrating individual differences, and providing a positive and supportive environment for all.
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