Website Highline College

Salary: $80,000.00 Annually
Location: Highline College 2400 S. 240th Street Des Moines, WA
Job Type: EXEMPT
Job Number: 202107-PM-CNA
Closing: Continuous
General SummaryThis posting will remain open until the position is filled.

The Certified Nurse’s Assistant (CNA) Program Manager will instruct students according to the curriculum designed to assist students to build knowledge and clinical skills aimed at passing the licensing exam for Washington State CNA. The Program Manager must possess the ability to work with students from different socioeconomic and educational backgrounds.

This is an exempt, full-time at-will position. Schedule will vary. 

Please be advised beginning October 18, 2021 of the Washington State employees requirement to be fully vaccinated from COVID-19 as a condition of employment. Additional details located in the Supplemental Information section.

Essential TasksReporting directly to the Director for Continuing Education, this position will: 
Instruction (70%)

  • Teaches assigned CNA courses and maintains written instructional standards; facilitates instruction using alternative delivery methods as needed; informs students in writing of instructional standards; posts and maintains office hours; participates in the assessment of student learning outcomes; establishes, maintains and submits accurate student and instructional records in a timely manner;
  • Collaborates in the development of new courses, curriculum, instructional materials, and evaluation tools; reviews and updates course outlines and textbooks; assists with curriculum updates; analyzes CNA program effectiveness emphasizing a culture of continuous improvement;
  • Applies and maintains standards of quality operating methods, processes, systems, and procedures; implements changes as necessary to maintain a successful CNA program; integrates knowledge of industry trends and professional training to continuously improve program quality;
  • Build knowledge and develop clinical skills aimed at assisting students to obtain the CNA license;
  • Evaluate and document students’ progress through testing, observation, and assessment of skills attained;
  • Communicate effectively with students, and all those affiliated with the course, including staff at clinical training facilities, Continuing Education (CE) staff, and prospective employers;
  • Provide a stimulating environment that encourages student participation, interpersonal skills development, and concepts of good patient care;
  • Participates in CNA course scheduling, department, division and college meetings; maintains records incompliance with Washington State Board of Nursing regulations and statutes governing CNA education; serves on college committees as assigned;
  • Maintain proper Washington State certifications necessary for teaching CNA;
  • Provide other health care related training, as requested
  • Create and maintain an environment conducive to teaching and learning;
  • Performs other related duties as assigned by the CE and Nursing Director.

Program Administration (30%)

  • Hire, train, monitor and approve payroll for part-time employees and student workers;
  • Interview, train and monitor part-time CNA instructors;
  • Assist students in registering for the Washington State CNA licensing exam;
  • Request and monitor all state testing dates;
  • Maintain approval status for in-state testing facility;
  • Community outreach for CNA Program – including but not limited to social media, local school districts, veteran groups, Work source, etc…
  • Review and respond to multiple college applications for nursing programs and referrals for health care positions for former students;
  • Advise students on available health care jobs and continuing nursing and health care programs;
  • Facilitate open labs and mock testing;
  • Attending/Communicating with DOH and the Nursing Commission on policies/requirements at the State level;
  • Developing/updating campus emergency/safety plans for compliance;
  • Establish and maintain appropriate files for enrolled students;
  • Assist in the development, implementation and compliance of curriculum that meets current WAC requirements;
  • Assure students are not asked to, nor allowed to, perform any clinical skill with patients or clients until first demonstrating the skill satisfactorily to an instructor in a practice setting;
  • Assure evaluation of knowledge and skills of students before verifying completion of course;
  • Assure students receive verification of completion when all requirements of the course have been satisfactorily met;
  • Assure all student clinical experience is directly supervised.


  • Current Washington State license to practice as a registered or licensed practical nurse;
  • Minimum of one-year experience within the past three years in caring for the elderly or chronically ill of any age or both;
  • Minimum of two years of nursing experience, at least one year of which must be in the provision of long-term care facility services;
  • Must be able to work variable hours.


  • Experience working with English language learners;
  • American Heart Association BLS Instructor certification;
  • Computer-literate with competence in Microsoft Office;
  • One-year experience teaching in classroom setting;
  • Must be detailed-orientated and organized;
  • Dynamic, non-traditional delivery methods to teach students of widely carrying levels of proficiency and from diverse backgrounds, abilities, and learning styles.

Supplemental Information

Applicants considered for this position will be required to disclose if they are the subject of any substantiated findings or current investigations related to sexual misconduct at their current employment and past employment. Disclosure is required under Washington state law.

Conditions of Employment
Highline College does require COVID-19 vaccinations for all students, staff and faculty –– with waivers for specific exemptions –– for those who physically attend courses, operations, or other in-person activities. This decision was made in accordance with higher education proclamation 20-12.4. A candidate will not be asked to report their vaccination status unless they are hired by the college. If a candidate chosen for hiring is not fully vaccinated from COVID-19 and plans to submit a medical or religious exemption to this employment condition, the hiring process will be suspended until a decision has been made regarding any exemption application which is submitted. A candidate will not be allowed to do any work for Highline College or be onboarded as a new employee during the time period when the exemption is being considered. The request for an exemption does not guarantee approval.

Highline College prides itself on its commitment to diversity and equity, its institutional culture of collegiality and innovation, its globalization of curricula and its inclusion of the community in its programming. Founded in 1961, Highline College is situated in a diverse community just 15minutes south of Seattle. The college annually serves more than 16,500 students –– a student population of over 70% students of color, representing 35 nations and more than 100 languages. The college embraces equity, inclusion and social justice, with core goals of student attainment, diversity, community Engagement and sustainability. The student body at Highline College is made up of Transfer students, Running Start students, Professional- Technical students, International students, Comprehensive Transition Program for students with intellectual disabilities, Adult Basic Education and English Language Learners. In addition, we offer six bachelor of applied science, four-year degrees.

As an essential part of our mission and vision, diversity, equity and inclusion are promoted and fostered in all aspects of college life.

Your online application must include the following to be considered complete:
1. A detailed resume that addresses the MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS of the position;
2. A letter of application/cover letter (two-page maximum, recommended) that addresses your ability to meet the QUALIFICATIONS, and KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES for the position;
3. A one-page response to the Supplemental Question.


  • National Criminal Background Check may be required.


Should you have any difficulties uploading your documents or navigating the application process, please contact NEOGOV Technical Support at 1-855-524- 5627, Monday – Friday 6:00 AM to 6:00PM Pacific Time.

Highline College is an equal opportunity employer. The College is committed to enhancing the diversity of our faculty and staff, as well as our student population. We strive to create a working environment that includes and respects cultural, racial, ethnic, sexual orientations, and gender identity diversity. We strongly encourage applicants to apply without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, age, marital or veteran status, disability, or any other legal protected status.

The College complies with the Americans with Disabilities Act. Applicants needing accommodations in the application process in an alternative format may contact the Human Resources office at (206) 592-3812. Persons who are deaf or hard of hearing may dial 711 to place a call through Washington Relay, the state’s free telecommunication access service.

Highline College complies with Title IX regulations. For details on our policies, see our website

The College appointing authorities reserve the right and may exercise the option to make an employment decision prior to the conclusion of the recruitment process.

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