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Dean - School of Nursing

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Concord, NC, United States
Job ID: 33166
Job Family: Nursing
Status: Full Time
Shift: Day
Shift Details: Regular
Department Name: 11161010244257-Academic Support
Location: Cabarrus College Main - 401 Medical Park Dr


Job Summary

The dean, reporting to the Provost, is responsible for leadership and oversight of the College's nursing programs, including the following responsibilities:

  • Leadership of all nursing faculty and appropriate support personnel.
  • Application of expert knowledge and skills in providing:
    • Fiscal oversight for the department, including preparation, monitoring, and implementation of program budgets
    • Innovative leadership of curriculum development and course delivery
    • Leadership and oversight of program assessment and continuous improvement
    • Adherence to approval and compliance with accreditation bodies' requirements
    • Timely and accurate document preparation and communication, and
    • Maintenance of high-quality programs which serve the needs of the College, the students, the healthcare system and the community.


Essential Functions

  • Promotes the College's core values and standards of excellence through teamwork, caring, integrity, commitment to our mission and values, respectful communication, maintenance of a safe and professional environment, synergistic partnerships with those we serve, and anticipation of students', colleagues', and community needs. Maintains professional confidentiality in all aspects of job performance.
  • Engages in transformational leadership behaviors to promote leadership engagement of teammates as exemplified by the following:
    • Leads with excitement by operating with energy, intensity, and positive emotional support; has the capacity to keep others enthusiastic and involve
    • Adopts an achievement orientation with high expectations for self and others.
    • Manages performance and development through role definition, motivation, and reward of team members, provision of feedback with coaching and mentoring of team members, valuing differences that each team member makes and connecting their role to organizational and team success.
    • Builds relationships that promote partnerships throughout the College, CHS, and community. Delegates effectively,
    • Encourages collaboration that includes enlisting the talents of others to help meet objectives.
    • Values the ideas and opinions of others and collects input as part of the decision-making process
    • Manages conflict through active listening, diffusion of conflict before it starts, problem solving, and working with difficult team members to resolve conflict issues.
    • Keeps other administrators aware of emerging issues through effective communication.
  • Oversees and leads quality management of the nursing programs.
    • Collaborates with the offices of Admissions and Student Affairs to recruit, select, and retain students
    • Ensures that the Program Chairs assign faculty workloads, considering individual areas of expertise and equality of assignments.
    • Acts on recommendations regarding issues related to student progression, including dismissal.
    • Ensures monthly faculty meetings are held for the purpose of informing, gathering input, sharing professional development information, and making decisions or recommendations which further the College's mission.
    • Gathers and uses feedback from a variety of sources in completing and delivering annual performance appraisals of direct reports.
    • Ensures annual performance appraisals are completed to evaluate nursing program faculty and staff members.
    • Ensures equipment selection, repair, maintenance, and storage is appropriate to the needs of the programs, students, and faculty members.
    • As needed and as time permits, teaches classes in accordance with nursing faculty job summary.
    • Works with the Program Chairs to identify appropriate clinical areas/facilities needed to help students accomplish course and program outcomes.
    • Routinely reviews student retention and progression issues with Program Chairs to assure appropriate degree of rigor is maintained within a student-oriented context.
    • Annually validates current RN licensure for nursing faculty members.
    • Maintains open communication and serves as a role model for nursing faculty and students.
    • Serves as acting Program Chair in the absence of appointed Chairs.
  • Leads the development and implementation of the nursing curriculum which reflects innovative, futuristic programming, meets approving and accrediting bodies' requirements, and responds to the needs of the students and the external community.
    • Guides and collaborates with the curriculum committee regarding requests related to nursing courses, the philosophy, framework, outcomes, and curriculum maps.
    • Ensures nursing syllabi are developed by the course faculty under the guidance of the Program Chairs to reflect current nursing theory and practice, consistency within and between courses, appropriate level of expectations and progression, and program philosophy and framework.
    • Leads program faculty in planning, implementing, and assessing program mission, goals, and outcomes.
    • Reviews outcome data and assists appropriate parties in developing performance improvement actions and measures.
    • Assures the nursing programs are current and meet the needs of the community, the healthcare system, and the students.
  • Collaborates with the Provost to define and maintain accreditation requirements, i.e., NC Board of Nursing, SACSCOC, ACEN, CCNE and/or others as deemed appropriate.
    • Reviews information from agencies related to proposed or implemented changes in requirements.
    • Provides data or files reports as requested.
    • Coordinates program site survey visits.
    • Annually reviews affiliation agreements and makes recommendations to the Provost regarding revisions or renewals.
  • Initiates and coordinates the employment process when new or replacement personnel for the nursing programs are required.
    • Forwards to the Provost completed personnel forms which are consistent with CHS Human Resources policy, College needs, and the department's budget.
    • Works with Human Resources to assure an adequate base of faculty position applicants exists for open positions. 
    • ​​​​Selects and guides interview teams, resulting in personnel recommendations to the Provost.
    • Verifies that final candidates meet all established education, experience, and certification/licensure requirements.
    • Orients new teammates or delegates to the appropriate person.
  • Utilizes information technology and instructional equipment competently.
    • Seeks instructional design and technology assistance as needed.
    • Selects and appropriately uses technology and software.
    • Effectively utilizes computer in communications, report writing, document preparation, and word processing.
  • Actively participates in the management, functional groups, and committee structure of the College.
    • Works with the Program Chairs to prepare budget requests for the nursing programs, including FTE requests to maintain an appropriate faculty-to-student ratio.
    • Participates as a leadership team member in developing the overall College budget request.
    • Reviews and makes recommendations to the Provost for revision in assigned policies and procedures at the annual review date or as needed for efficient operations.
    • Verifies graduation and successful completion of students from the nursing programs.
    •  Attends regularly scheduled departmental meetings, professional development workshops, and college-wide meetings and submits reports as indicated.
    • Attends College functions and ceremonies such as convocation, capping, and graduation.
  • Engages in scholarly activities to promote personal and professional self-improvement.
    • Develops and evaluates annual goals.
    • Obtains required safety education and performs in a safe manner.
    • Attains and/or maintains specialty certifications as appropriate.
    • Maintains active membership in state or national professional organizations.
    • Attends and/or presents at local, regional, and national conferences.
    • Progressively advances in academic rank if eligible within the institution.
  • Marginal functions include but are not limited to:
    • Participates in community activities related to health care.
    • Performs other duties as assigned.


Physical Requirements

  • Office and travel time; majority of time distributed between intra- and extra-facility walking (15%).
  • Frequent periods of standing, walking, sitting, bending, and stretching. (70%)
  • Occasionally lifts, pushes, pulls, and carries items weighing up to 30 pounds (15%).
  • Requires corrected vision and hearing to normal range.
  • Requires some exposure to communicable diseases and/or body fluids, toxic substances, medicinal preparations, and other conditions common to the clinical environment.
  • Responsible for working in a safe manner.
  • Generally works days with occasional evenings, nights, and weekends.


Education, Experience and Certifications

  • Must be a registered nurse with a current unrestricted license to practice in North Carolina.
  • Master of Science in Nursing from a regionally accredited college or university required. Doctoral degree preferred in nursing, higher education, or related discipline.
  • Minimum of 4 years of nursing practice experience, including 2 calendar years clinical nursing practice as an RN.