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SALARY: $120,000.00 – $135,000.00 Annually
JOB TYPE: Full-time
JOB NUMBER: 24-027
DEPARTMENT: Instruction Downtown
OPENING DATE: 04/17/2024
CLOSING DATE: 5/26/2024 11:59 PM Pacific


Bates Technical College is seeking a Director of Nursing who will be responsible for coordinating and supporting the Nursing Department. This position includes responsibility for the management and administration of the practical nursing and certified nursing assistant programs, including planning, evaluation, budgeting, maintaining the program accreditation, classroom instruction and overseeing curricular and clinical training.

This position will be open until filled. Candidates who apply prior to April 30, 2024, will get first consideration. Applications will be reviewed weekly after April 21, 2024.

Please be sure to read this entire posting in order to understand the full scope and requirements of this position.

Essential Functions

  • Maintain program’s accreditation and compliance with Washington State Board of Nursing by ensuring all related reports, fees and activities are executed in a timely manner to meet the requirements of national accreditation, federal and state regulations, and college policy.
  • Oversee the planning, organization, and coordination of the program including the program policies and operations.
  • Plan, execute, and evaluate program goals, objectives, data collection, program review and related activities and prepare annual and self-study reports.
  • Ensure that curriculum and instructional design and delivery supports the mission, philosophy, objectives for the program and college as well as industry standards and current technologies; update course curriculum as needed, including performance objectives, competencies, lesson plans and content in accordance with accreditation and college standards.
  • Oversee the delivery of instruction to nursing students; work closely with faculty to develop, deliver, monitor and evaluate program curriculum and outcomes; monitor student outcomes with other program faculty and adjust course content to facilitate student success.
  • Ensure students are prepared for and have the opportunity to obtain relevant industry credentials and certifications; coordinate and support job placement assistance to students.
  • Develop and maintain processes and policies for student recruitment, program enrollment, entry requirements, progression through and completion of the program, job placement, and employment trends in accordance with the college practices.
  • Coordinate the dissemination of program information to instructors, administrators, support services staff and advisory committee members to ensure a cohesive learning environment dedicated to providing industry with qualified entry-level employees.
  • Develop and maintain productive relations with businesses, industries, healthcare facilities and other organizations in the community which are pertinent to the program.
  • Maintain accurate and current program information, including promotional material and program webpage.
  • Manage the learning environment through keeping accurate records, submitting grades and other reports on time, and enforcing school/campus academic and attendance policies.
  • Responsible for preparing budgets and management of financial operations of the department within the budget, goals and objectives of college guidelines and policies.
  • Provide leadership, development and supervision to staff to maximize the overall performance and ensure alignment of the department’s and College’s strategic plan, core values, vision and mission.
  • Additional activities, duties and responsibilities may be added with or without notice to meet college needs.

Non-Essential/Other Functions

  • Accountable for keeping personal development up-to-date; adding to skills and knowledge through courses that may be available through the Bates Technical College courses, professional development committees, etc.
  • Participate actively and collaboratively on committees for college as needed including but not limited to staff recruitment, college councils, etc.
  • Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Additional activities, duties and responsibilities may change at any time with or without notice to meet college needs.

Supervisory Responsibilities

This position is responsible for the following positions:

  • Practical Nursing and Certified Nursing Assistant faculty
  • Administrative Assistant
  • Simulation Lab Technician
  • Clinical Placement Coordinator

Conditions of Employment

  • Once offer of employment is made, a background check including criminal record history will be conducted. Information from the background check will not preclude employment but will be contingent in determining the employee’s suitability and competence to continue to perform in the position.
  • This position is required to work on campus.
  • Valid Washington State Driver’s License
  • Must maintain first aid and healthcare provider CPR
  • Record of current immunizations.
  • Must maintain a Washington State license as a registered nurse.

Minimum Qualifications 

  • A Bachelor of Science in nursing (BSN) from a nursing education program accredited by a national nursing education accrediting body recognized by the United States Department of Education and a graduate degree OR a graduate degree from a nursing education program accredited by a national nursing education accrediting body recognized by the United States Department of Education.
  • Preparation/Experience in education that includes teaching adults, adult learning theory, teaching methods, curriculum development, and curriculum evaluation, or two years of teaching experience in nursing education that demonstrates this type of preparation.
  • Curriculum development and administration experience.
  • Five years of experience as a registered nurse including two years of experience in nursing education.
  • Current knowledge of nursing practice at the practical nurse or associate degree program level as appropriate.

Allowable Substitution: If necessary, alternative combinations of education and experience may be evaluated by Human Resources for comparability.

Preferred Qualifications

  • A doctoral degree in nursing from a college or university accredited by a national nursing accrediting body recognized by the United States Department of Education

Bates Technical College reaffirms its policy of equal opportunity and does not discriminate on the basis of race, ethnicity, color, national origin, creed, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, marital status, disability, or status as a disabled veteran or Vietnam era veteran in its programs and activities in accordance with college policy, and applicable federal and state statutes and regulations. Bates publications are available in alternate formats upon request by contacting the Disability Support Services Office at 253.680.7010. Inquiries regarding Bates’ non-discriminatory policies, including Title IX and ADA, should be directed to: For student matters, the Director of Advising and Retention at 253.680.7105, Downtown Campus A211. For employee matters, the Executive Director of Human Resources at 253.680.7180, Downtown Campus A326.

Land Acknowledgement 
We honor and recognize the Coast Salish people, specifically the Puyallup Tribe of Indians, on whose traditional territory and ancestral lands Bates Technical College campuses sit. They were forcibly relocated onto reservation lands in what is today Tacoma, Washington, in late 1854, after signing the Treaty of Medicine Creek with the United States. We acknowledge and thank the original stewards of this land.

This recruitment announcement does not reflect the entire job description and can be changed and/or modified without notice.

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