Website Highline College (WA)

Salary: $79,726.14 – $90,668.22 Annually
Location: Highline College 2400 S 240th St Des Moines, WA
Job Type: ONE YEAR FACULTY
Job Number: 202404-NursingSkillsLecture
Division: ACADEMIC AFFAIRS
Opening Date: 04/17/2024
Closing Date: 4/30/2024 11:59 PM Pacific

General Summary

Posting will remain open until filled. Priority consideration for applications received by April 30, 2024.

HC welcomes faculty who are committed to using or learning to use evidence-based practices to improve the success of our racially, ethnically, linguistically, and socioeconomically diverse students and close equity gaps experienced by students from historically minoritized groups. We strongly encourage members of historically minoritized groups, veterans, and bi- or multi-lingual individuals to apply for this position to help meet the needs of our diverse students and service district.

The Opportunity

Highline College (HC) is currently inviting applications for a full-time Nursing Skills/Simulation Lab Learning Advisor faculty position (Annual Renewal One-Year Full Time Contract). Seeking dynamic candidates who will demonstrate the ability to use equity-minded approaches to teaching and learning, including designing curriculum, pedagogy, and assessments relevant to students; valuing what students already know; and empowering students to demonstrate knowledge in multiple ways as appropriate for the discipline and program. The successful candidate will work within the nursing department team to co-teach on all levels of the program in a variety of settings.  They will have a solid understanding of teaching methods and preferably experience in simulation to create and implement guided learning opportunities for students in the lab and outside of the classroom that supplement and enhance classroom/lab education.

HC welcomes faculty with a commitment to excellence in teaching and the success of all students. HC faculty value self-reflective practice and continued professional growth. We strive to cultivate a welcoming and supportive learning environment for our diverse students, including a significant number of students who transition from our very large non-credit ESL program to credit-bearing certificate and degree programs. Candidates representing all aspects of diversity are encouraged to apply.

This position is expected to begin in Fall Quarter, 2024.

ABOUT HIGHLINE COLLEGE

Established in 1961, Highline College is a comprehensive community college providing certificates as well as associate’s and bachelor’s degrees in high-quality academic transfer pathways, workforce training, and Adult Basic Education.  We serve transfer students, Running Start students, Professional-Technical students, International Students, Adult Basic Education students, English Language Learners, students with intellectual disabilities, and lifelong learners of all ages.

Committed to the success of all students and to closing racial equity gaps, Highline College is the most diverse community college in Washington State and one of the most diverse in the United States. 20% of current students identify as Black/African American, 18% identify as Asian, 18% identify as White, 16% identify as Hispanic/Latinx, 2% identify as Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander, 1% identify as Native American or Alaska Native, and .7% identify as Filipino. Highline’s commitment to equity and social justice drives our collective work to increase access to higher education, inspire student learning and achievement, and strengthen our diverse community.  Highline aspires to reflect the diverse racial, ethnic, and linguistic demographics of our region.  This aspiration reflects both our commitment to equity, inclusion, and social justice, and our desire to maintain the excellence of our faculty.

MISSION: As a public institution of higher education serving a diverse community in a multicultural world and global economy, Highline College promotes student engagement, learning, and achievement, integrates diversity and globalism throughout the college, sustains relationships within its communities, and practices sustainability in human resources, operations, and teaching and learning. Adopted August 2013.

VISION: Highline College is valued as the educational crossroads where dreams are shaped, communities are created, and excellence is achieved. As an essential part of our mission and vision, diversity, equity and inclusion are promoted and fostered in all aspects of college life.

VALUES: Highline College is committed to these values:

  • Access: We believe education should be available to all who seek it;
  • Collaboration: We value teamwork, joint responsibility and ownership;
  • Community: We value our community and are dedicated to serving its educational needs;
  • Diversity: We respect the rights and perspectives of the diverse populations, who live, learn and work in our community;
  • Excellence: We strive for the highest quality in all our programs and services;
  • Integrity: We believe in honesty and trustworthiness in all our college practices;
  • Internationalization: We value a global perspective and respect cultural diversity;
  • Learning: We develop an interactive, creative and learner-centered environment that supports student success.

LOCATION: Highline College is located in a diverse community just 15 minutes south of downtown Seattle, with easy access to a dynamic urban arts scene, world-class cultural and sporting events, and unsurpassed outdoor recreation opportunities.  The college annually serves more than 16,500 students, and with a student population of over 70% students of color, representing 35 nations and more than 100 languages, Highline has been consistently ranked as one of the most diverse colleges in the nation.

HIGHLINE COLLEGE OFFERS:

  • An unrelenting focus on our mission to increase access, improve learning, and strengthen partnerships with our surrounding community;
  • Robust support for innovative teaching, learning, and scholarship;
  • A friendly, supportive, and highly engaged work environment with diverse colleagues;
  • Excellent benefits including competitive leave packages and an array of health, dental, vision, and retirement plans to meet your current and future needs.

DID YOU KNOW? Highline College is in the process of implementing guided pathways as a campus-wide transformation strategy designed to improve student success and decrease equity gaps. HC received a federally funded, five-year Title III grant in October 2020 designed to support our guided pathways work. HC is also developing a new Equity-First Strategic Plan with broad campus participation.

Essential Tasks

Duties and Responsibilities

Please address the following in your application. If you don’t have experience in an academic setting, please address within the framework of your professional experience:

  • Management of the Skills lab
    • Organize set up and break down of skills lab
    • Maintain an inventory of supplies for skills lab
    • Assure that all equipment is regularly updated, cleaned, and properly stored
    • Support learning activities including instruction, return skills demonstration, and open lab
  • Simulation Lab in collaboration with Simulation Coordinator
    • Support simulation learning activities
    • Support simulation technology
    • Acquire, maintain, and store supplies
  • Student Success
    • Facilitate lab skills remediation and additional practice sessions
    • Provide individual and group tutoring for nursing students at the recommendation of faculty or request of students
    • Create and implement boosted learning and/or embedded learning opportunities for students
    • Support theory faculty to promote literacy skills in the classroom
  • Nursing Faculty
    • Remain current in evidence-based practice in nursing, including participating in the design, assessment, review and revision of courses, where appropriate, in response to developments in the field
    • Maintain a current and active nursing license
    • Participate in Nursing Program accreditation preparation and activities
    • Incorporate an equity-minded approach to teaching and learning
    • Create a positive learning environment for students using diverse teaching methods to support and enhance student success
    • Develop, assess, and analyze student achievement of course learning outcomes with goal of enhancing and improving student learning
    • Regularly participate with department colleagues in creating the annual assessment reports
    • Mentor and assist adjunct faculty teaching in the Nursing Program
    • Participate in faculty development opportunities related to discipline, program, and/or methods of teaching
    • Complete other related duties and special projects as assigned

Qualifications

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Have a minimum of a graduate degree in nursing 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; OR
  • A bachelor’s degree in nursing 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, and a graduate degree in a health or education related field from an accredited college or university.
    (WAC 246-840-526);

AND

  • Nursing faculty shall have an active, unencumbered Washington state registered nurse license.  (WAC 246-840-523)

Desired Qualifications:

  • Excellent communication skills both oral and written;
  • Two full-time equivalent years of experience in simulation facilitation and utilization of mid-fidelity patient simulators;
  • Experience using a variety of teaching and assessment techniques to enhance student success;
  • Knowledge and/or experience with curriculum development and teaching strategies to meet the needs of diverse student populations;
  • Clinical nursing experience in medical surgical nursing and/or community-based healthcare services;
  • Demonstrated commitment to student learning;
  • Formal simulation training or certification;
  • Willingness to take a leadership role in areas of educational and professional expertise;
  • Fluency in one or more languages other than English;
  • Ability to obtain and maintain Professional-Technical certification requirements.

Supplemental Information

ABOUT HIGHLINE COLLEGE
Established in 1961, Highline College is a comprehensive community college providing certificates as well as associate’s and bachelor’s degrees in high-quality academic transfer pathways, workforce training, and Adult Basic Education.   Highline College is the most diverse community college in Washington State and one of the most diverse in the United States. Highline’s commitment to equity and social justice drives our collective work.

ABOUT THE NURSING  DEPARTMENT:
There are a variety of roles within nursing, each of which requires unique preparation. Highline College supports the differentiated roles of the practical nurse, associate degree registered nurse, and the baccalaureate registered nurse. Nursing education is dynamic and responds to current and future needs of individuals, groups, and communities in a constantly changing health environment.  Nursing education at HC consists of basic preparation, which prepares graduates to take the national licensure examination for registered nurses and a career as an entry level registered nurse.
The program supports the college mission statement, preparing students through engagement, learning and achievement, integrating diversity, globalism, and sustainability. The program also contributes to the College’s vision as an “educational crossroads where dreams are shaped, communities created, and excellence achieved.” The Nursing Program distinguishes itself by offering a creative, cutting edge, hands-on, concept-based nursing education. The faculty and staff are empowered to reach their potential and thrive in a state-of-the-art facility. The faculty work in partnership with industry, the College, and the students.
The program is designed to meet the ACEN Standards, as well as meet Washington State Administrative Codes (WAC), NCLEX, and QSEN standards.
The faculty recognize that students enter the Nursing Program with a variety of educational and life experiences. They believe that learning is a lifelong process enabling students to assimilate knowledge and develop values, skills, and competencies. The faculty believe that learning and teaching are interactive processes and expect the student to assume an active role in their learning. The faculty use a variety of instructional strategies to facilitate critical thinking, problem solving and individualized learning experiences. The resulting acquisition of new skills and knowledge enable the registered nurse to make decisions and take actions that are consistent with professional values, standards for nursing practice, and licensing laws.
To support this, faculty contribute individual expertise in both the clinical and academic arenas. The result is a fully integrated nursing program that prepares entry-level and professional nurses as well as promotes the qualities of a good education as set forth by Highline College. By example, the faculty demonstrate effective teamwork, open communication, dedication to the profession, and an abiding commitment to education. It is by this example the students can observe, integrate, and practice the values of the College and the profession.


LOCATION: 
Highline College is located in a diverse community just 15 minutes south of downtown Seattle, with easy access to a dynamic urban arts scene, world-class cultural and sporting events, and unsurpassed outdoor recreation opportunities.  The college annually serves more than 16,500 students, and with a student population of over 70% students of color, representing 35 nations and more than 100 languages, Highline has been consistently ranked as one of the most diverse colleges in the nation.

HIGHLINE COLLEGE OFFERS:

  • An unrelenting focus on our mission to increase access, improve learning, and strengthen partnerships with our surrounding community;
  • Robust support for innovative teaching, learning, and scholarship;
  • A friendly, supportive, and highly engaged work environment with diverse colleagues;

Excellent benefits including competitive leave packages and an array of health, dental, vision, and retirement plans to meet your current and future needs. 

Application Process
To be considered for this position, applicants must include the following items in their application package:

  1. Cover Letter: Letter of formal application that addresses how your experience and education qualifies you to perform the professional responsibilities listed above.
  1. Supplemental Question: Highline College is committed to improving the success of our racially, ethnically, linguistically, and socio-economically diverse students and closing equity gaps experienced by students from historically minoritized groups. We believe that critical self-reflection is a key element in this process. Please attach a statement (approximately 500 to 700 words) describing how you have integrated elements of culturally relevant and inclusive teaching methods into your professional practice.  Effective responses will demonstrate awareness of your social identities, knowledge of students or others with whom you’ve worked, and examples of strategies you have used

Note: If your previous experiences do not involve working with students, you are
encouraged to frame your responses to this question using your experiences working
in the field and/or how this informs your vision of becoming an educator.

  1. Curriculum Vitae: Detailed curriculum vitae (resume) of all educational and professional experience, which includes a list of courses taught. Be sure your resume demonstrates that you meet the minimum qualifications listed above.
  1. Transcripts: Unofficial copies of all college and university transcripts that include degree received and confer date. International transcripts MUST include a foreign transcript evaluation. For a list of approved credential evaluation services visit: https://www.naces.org/members. Unofficial transcripts acceptable for application process; official transcripts required prior to hire.
  1. References: A list of four current professional references with name, relationship to candidate, address, email address, and telephone number. Letters of recommendation will not be accepted in lieu of a list of professional references.

All correspondence regarding your application status will be sent to the email address associated with your NeoGov account. Please make sure to check your spam folder periodically, in the case of an automated, incorrect delivery.
SALARY, CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT, APPLICATION PROCEDURE:A standard 170-day contract is written annually for the period of September to June. Late contracts will be prorated on the basis of work days remaining in the contract year. This position is exempt from the overtime pay requirements of The Fair Labor Standards Act.

This is a union represented position subject to a Collective Bargaining Agreement. Salary, retirement, medical and insurance benefits are provided in accordance with state regulations and may be subject to change in accordance with legislative mandates and collective bargaining agreements. Additional information on benefits can be found at https://fortress.wa.gov/hca/pebbhealthplan/compare.aspx.

Conditions of Employment:

Prior to employment, the candidate must complete a sexual misconduct declaration form, and pass a sexual misconduct check.

If hired you will be required to provide proof that you are either 1) a U.S. citizen, or 2) an immigrant whose status permits you to lawfully work in this country.

Completion of academic degree(s) will be verified through receipt of official transcripts at the time of hire.

Please be aware that the College hiring authorities reserve the right to hire one or more candidates, and may exercise the option to make a hiring decision prior to the conclusion of the recruitment process.
Recruitment: Positions posted on SBCTC, Inside Higher EdHERC; other places identified by committees/departments; committee/department members encouraged to share posts in professional networks.
APPLICATIONS MUST BE FILED ONLINE AT: https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/highline

NEED APPLICATION HELP?
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 6:00 PM Pacific Time.

HIGHLINE COLLEGE IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER
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.

REASONABLE ACCOMMODATIONS
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.

TITLE IX POLICY
Highline College complies with Title IX regulations. For details on our policies, see our website https://humanresources.highline.edu/faculty-and-staff/policies/title-ix/

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. NON-DISCRIMINATION STATEMENT

The college provides equal opportunity in education and employment and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, disability, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, creed, religion, or status as a veteran of war. Prohibited sex discrimination includes sexual harassment (unwelcome sexual conduct of various types).

The Title IX Coordinator, Danielle Slota, can be reached at (206) 592-3600 or DSlota@Highline.edu.  2400 S. 240th St. Des Moines, WA 98198.  Building 12, President’s Office.

The 504 Coordinator, Jenni Sandler, can be reached at (206) 592-3474 or JSandler@Highline.edu.  2400 S. 240th St. Des Moines, WA 98198.  Building 25, 5th Floor.

The Chief Human Resources Officer, Steven Sloniker, can be reached at (206) 592-3320 or SSloniker@Highline.edu.  2400 S. 240th St. Des Moines, WA 98198.  Building 12, Human Resources.

You can receive this information in an alternate format by contacting Access Services (206) 592-3857; TTY (206) 870-4853.

NON-DISCRIMINATION STATEMENT

The college provides equal opportunity in education and employment and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, disability, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, creed, religion, or status as a veteran of war. Prohibited sex discrimination includes sexual harassment (unwelcome sexual conduct of various types).

The Title IX Coordinator, Danielle Slota, can be reached at (206) 592-3600 or DSlota@Highline.edu.  2400 S. 240th St. Des Moines, WA 98198.  Building 12, President’s Office.

The 504 Coordinator, Jenni Sandler, can be reached at (206) 592-3474 or JSandler@Highline.edu.  2400 S. 240th St. Des Moines, WA 98198.  Building 25, 5th Floor.

The Chief Human Resources Officer, Steven Sloniker, can be reached at (206) 592-3320 or SSloniker@Highline.edu.  2400 S. 240th St. Des Moines, WA 98198.  Building 12, Human Resources.

You can receive this information in an alternate format by contacting Access Services (206) 592-3857; TTY (206) 870-4853.

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