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Position Summary

Big Bend Community College (BBCC), a rural college serving vibrant, culturally rich communities in the Columbia Basin of Central Washington invites applications for a Director of Nursing Programs.  The Director of Health Education Programs provides leadership and direction for Nursing programs including the Nursing Assistant and the Associate Degree Nursing programs.   The BBCC Associate Degree Nursing Program is accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN) and is approved by the Washington State Nursing Care Quality Assurance Commission (NCQAC). This position reports to the Dean of Arts & Sciences.

To work at BBCC you will be participating in a movement.  We are taking action to intentionally and fearlessly create a college where all feel they belong, all people are represented and respected for their lived experiences, and each has received the recognition and support needed to thrive. Our students, the HEART of BBCC, and our employees, the SOUL, are the reason we are deepening our commitment to this movement.

BBCC’s organizational strength is captured in our small but mighty spirit. A small college taking on BIG things to enact BIG change to lift our students and employees. We are dedicated to extending postsecondary access to all our service district members and providing an environment for all to grow personally and professionally, steered by our mission and vision.

Vision:   To become our communities’ first choice to dream, learn, and succeed.


Serve as a Bridge

Stand as a Leader

Support for Success

Our guiding principles are a call to action, establishing a standard for how we interact with each other, present BBCC in the community, serve students AND act upon areas of inequity.

Guiding Principles

Honor our Role as a Hispanic-Serving Institution

Advocate for Equity, Inclusion, & Diversity

Embrace our Workplace Norms

Innovate Proactively

Model Integrity

Educate All

If you share these values, we encourage you to come be a part of the movement happening at Big Bend Community College.

This position is open until filled.   Big Bend Community College reserves the right to offer this position to a qualified candidate at any time, so a prompt response is encouraged.

Essential Job Duties
Primary essential responsibilities include, but will not be limited to, the following:

  • Coordinate, facilitate, and direct the nursing programs, courses, and faculty.  This includes curriculum and program development, revision and evaluation; scheduling and instructional assignments including clinical sites; budget development and management; and community outreach and partnerships.
  • Facilitate curriculum development and implementation, as well as its evaluation and revision to reflect current professional standards.
  • Maintain national accreditation; coordinate evaluation of program components including clinical sites, student/graduate, and employee satisfaction, and prepare relevant reports and applications.
  • Develop, monitor, and manage department budgets, assist in the management of facilities and equipment including controlling inventory, coordinating maintenance, and purchasing equipment; pursue grant opportunities as available and applicable.
  • Establish and coordinate clinical sites and placements throughout the BBCC service district; establish and maintain effective communication with clinical and community partnerships; involve service district communities in nursing education at the BBCC campus and promote partnerships.
  • Represent the College to develop, promote and enhance vocational educational activities including serving on college, community and statewide committees.
  • Supervise, support, and evaluate health education faculty and staff in accordance with institution policy, state, local and federal rules and regulations, including governing agencies such as Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN) and the Washington State Nursing Care Quality Assurance Commission (NCQAC).
  • Participate in and facilitate recruitment and retention efforts for full-time and part-time faculty and staff; support and promote faculty and staff professional development, and ensure that all faculty are appropriately  certified.
  • Teach portions of nursing courses including full-day clinical rotations. Note: Nursing courses are taught with flipped instruction and teaching assignments are arranged by topic; teaching is not a major part of position duties.
  • Facilitate ongoing review of admission, advising and support services for program students; address student academic/disciplinary problems and student grievances.
  • Foster a positive professional environment and an organizational culture that supports collegiality, personal well-being, and professional development of students, faculty and staff.
  • Welcome, value, and nurture people of all backgrounds, perspectives, and experiences as well as support and promote an environment that appreciates and respects differences.
  • Perform other related duties and responsibilities as may be required.


  • Knowledge:  Washington State Nursing Care Quality Assurance Commission regulations; Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing standards; curriculum development; evaluation processes; current nursing practice standards; college policies and procedures and chain of command; supervisory techniques.
  • Skills:  Strong interpersonal management skills; organizational and time management; computer skills including word processing and basic office and productivity software; writing skills for preparation of state and national organizational reports.
  • Experience:  Experience teaching in the community and technical college system, designing and implementing curriculum, designing and implementing assessment tools and reporting systems, management of resources including time, money, instructional supplies and texts; experience organizing, planning, implementing and evaluating new and existing programs; experience collaborating with business and industry and partnering with social service agencies.
  • Creative, self-directed, flexible, team oriented, ability to work with diverse populations.

Minimum & Desirable Qualifications
At the time of application, candidates must possess the following minimum qualifications:

  • An active, unencumbered Washington nursing license.
  • Master’s degree in nursing (MSN) from an accredited college or university and from a nursing education program that is accredited by a nursing education accreditation body recognized by the United States Department of Education.
  • Current knowledge of nursing practice demonstrated by five (5) years of experience as a registered nurse within the last ten (10) years including two (2) years of experience in nursing education*
    • .*The two (2) year requirement for experience in nursing education may be satisfied with ongoing educational consultation/mentoring during the first two (2) years of employment.
  • Curriculum development and administrative experience.


  • Experience with specialized accreditation and our governing agencies, such as ACEN and NCQAC standards and policies.
  • Teaching experience at the post-secondary level.
  • Bilingual English/Spanish proficiency.

In addition to the minimum and desirable qualifications listed above, we desire candidates who have a demonstrated commitment to or interest in serving Latinx and other underrepresented student populations in higher education.  

Application Instructions 

This position is open until filled.   Big Bend Community College reserves the right to offer this position to a qualified candidate at any time, so a prompt response is encouraged.

To qualify for consideration, applicants must meet required qualifications and submit a complete application packet, which includes the following:

BBCC Online application.
Cover letter, addressing why you are interested in this position and how your qualifications make you the ideal candidate.*
Comprehensive resume or CV.*
Response(s) to the questions found in the Supplemental Questions Tab above.*
Unofficial transcripts documenting undergraduate and graduate course work and degrees.  Official transcripts required upon employment.*
NOTE:  You must complete the online application in full and respond to the required supplemental questions.  Failure to provide this information or responses of “See Resume” may eliminate you from consideration for this position.  The college reserves the right to remove documents, submitted but not requested, by BBCC as part of the application process.  These documents include, but are not limited to statements of teaching philosophy, diversity statement, letters of recommendation, student evaluations, performance evaluations, etc. 

BBCC reserves the right to not fill this position, reject all applicants, reopen the position, or make a direct appointment.  Applications received during this recruitment may be used to fill future vacancies at the College’s discretion.

This posting does not reflect the entire job description and may be changed and/or modified, at any time, without notice.

If you have difficulty logging into your account, attaching documents, submitting your application, etc., please contact NEOGOV Customer Service at 1-855-524-5627.

Applicants selected for a final interview may be required to give a short (approximately 10 minute) teaching demonstration.

Pursuant to RCW 28B.112.080, applicants must declare whether they are the subject of any substantiated findings of sexual misconduct in any current or former employment or are currently being investigated for, or have left a position during an investigation into, a violation of any sexual misconduct policy at the applicant’s current or past employers. By law, post-secondary education institutions cannot hire an applicant who does not complete the questions.

Prior to employment, a background check including criminal record history will be conducted.  Information from the background check will not necessarily preclude employment but will be considered in determining the applicant’s suitability and competence to perform the position.

Per Governor Inslee’s Proclamation 21-14.1, employees of higher education must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19, unless a medical or religious exemption is approved.  Being fully vaccinated means that an individual is at least two weeks past their final does of an authorized COVID-19 vaccine regimen.  As a condition of employment, new hired employees will be asked to provide proof of their COVID-19 vaccination, or request and be approved for a medical or religious exemption before beginning their employment with the College.

An offer of employment will not carry with it any responsibility or obligation on the part of the College to sponsor an H-1B visa.  In compliance with the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986, proof of authorization to work in the United States will be required at the time of hire.

Official transcripts must be provided to the college upon hire.

Big Bend provides reasonable accommodations for qualified students, employees, and applicants with disabilities in accordance with the American with Disabilities Act and Section 504 of the Federal Rehabilitation Act of 1973.

Please direct all inquiries regarding compliance with access, equal opportunity, and/or grievances to the Vice President of Human Resources & Labor/Equal Opportunity Officer/Title IX Coordinator/Section 504 Coordinator, BBCC 7662 Chanute Street NE, Moses Lake, WA  98837; 509-793-2026 or via email at

In compliance with state and federal regulations, BBCC is committed to a safe and drug and alcohol-free campus.  Employees are expected to comply with BBCC’s policy prohibiting illegal drug use or activity, including notifications of criminal drug convictions and the use of prescription drugs or over-the-counter medications that are likely to affect job safety.  The complete policy and procedure are available to view on the policies page (Download PDF reader) of the BBCC website.  Printed copies of the policy and procedure are available by contacting the Human Resources Office at 509-793-2008.

BBCC strives to be a safe and secure campus for our students, employees, and community.  Detailed information regarding campus security, crime statistics for the most recent-three year period, and other information is available on the Campus Safety and Security page of the BBCC website.  If you have questions or would like a printed copy of the materials please contact Campus Safety and Security at 509-793-2286.

Big Bend Community College provides equal opportunity in education and employment and does not discriminate on the basis of race, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, religion, age, color, creed, national or ethnic origin, physical, mental or sensory disability, use of a trained guide dog or service animal by a person with a disability, marital status, pregnancy status or families with children, a mother breastfeeding her child, AIDS/HIV or hepatitis C, genetic information, and/or status as a veteran or any other legally protected classification.

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