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Seattle Colleges Nursing Program Dean

About Us

We are a district of three distinct colleges—North Seattle College, Seattle Central College, and South Seattle College—and five specialty training centers, which makes us the largest and most diverse community college district in the state of Washington, we are leaders in change and innovation.

As a Seattle Colleges employee, you will gain access to a great benefits package including:

  • Competitive Pay Rates
  • Great Medical/Dental plans for the employee and their family
  • PEBB Wellness Plan – SmartHealth
  • Paid Sick Leave
  • Paid Vacation
  • Retirement Plans
  • Tuition Waiver for additional education
  • Employee Assistance Programs (EAP) in times of need
  • Promotional Opportunities
  • Orca Card / transportation benefits
  • Union Membership

To learn more about our excellent benefits offerings please see our benefits overview here: Seattle Colleges Employment Benefits

Seattle Colleges staff and faculty enjoy a competitive benefits package, professional development opportunities, and enrichment experiences in areas of their choice including, committee, workgroup, and affinity group opportunities.

Position Summary

Position open until filled/First Review of materials will begin: June 1, 2023

Salary range for this position is: $104,114/yr. – $143,776/yr. (depending on experience)

Applicants must be currently authorized to work in the United States on a full-time basis. The employer will not sponsor applicants for work visas.

Under the supervision of the Executive Vice President of Instruction and Planning, the Dean of Nursing will be responsible for directing the Associate Degree in Nursing (ADN) and the Nursing Assistant Certified (NAC) programs at all three campuses for the Seattle Colleges. This role will also be expected to direct the Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) program when approved. This role will be as the unit supervisor as defined in the collective bargaining agreement for all nursing faculty. The Dean will provide leadership and direction to an expanding nursing program, including policy development, diversity, equity and inclusion initiatives, and short-term and long-range plans for the Nursing Assistant Certified (NAC), associate degree (ADN). and post-licensure baccalaureate (RN-BSN) programs.

This position supervises faculty, exempt represented and non-represented, and classified employees.

Application Procedures:

  • Attach current resume
  • Attach cover letter addressing how your background intersects with the job
  • Required application materials must be completed and submitted online

Notice to Applicants:
Please note that Seattle Colleges is working under hybrid remote and on-site operations, pending public health guidance and business needs. Per CDC and WA Public Health directions, at this time we will be practicing social distancing and holding interviews virtually using video conference or teleconference options. As such, if you are selected for interview, please be prepared to hold your interview virtually.

What you will be working on:

  • Provides leadership and direction to an expanding program, including policy development, short-term and long-range plans for the Nursing Assistant Certified (NAC). associate degree (ADN). and post-licensure baccalaureate (RN-BSN) programs across the three Seattle Colleges (North, Central, and South).
  • Supervises, recruits, and hires faculty with consideration of diversity, clinical specialty, and experience.
  • Reviews all nursing applicant data relating to selection process, and recommends faculty for appointment, promotion, tenure, and retention consistent with the policies of Seattle Central College and the Seattle College District.
  • Orients and mentors new full- and part-time faculty with the assistance of the Associate Dean of Nursing
  • Expands and maintains external relationships with community partners and supports clinical site relationships for all nursing programs.
  • Updates documents, program data and procedures; develops program goals; and creates quarterly and annual class schedules with the assistance of the Associate Director of Nursing, Program Manager, and the faculty.
  • Evaluates program needs for equipment, facility, and learning resources. Produces documents needed to procure equipment and learning resources as well as changes to the facility.
  • Develops and manages the nursing program budgets.
  • Coordinates and ensures compliance with all program reviews, assessments and reporting for the WA State Nursing Care Quality Assurance Commission (NCQAC) requirements, college accreditation, The American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN), The Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE), and The Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN) accreditation.
  • Facilitates the development, implementation and evaluation of the curriculum.
  • Collaborates with Guided Pathways efforts within Nursing and across the college.
  • Proposes curriculum revisions based on results of program evaluation, changing community needs, and changing national, state and local standards.
  • Represents the college at state meetings, community activities, professional organizations, and program advisory board meetings. Works with grant providers and the college in seeking external funding for the program.
  • Manages disputes, complaints and concerns of classroom and clinical faculty/student issues, including communicating and directing student admission and/or dismissal decisions.
  • Works with faculty to ensure that master course outlines and syllabi are current and consistent.
  • Communicates with all areas of the college.
  • Facilitates faculty development and performance review consistent with the policies of Seattle Central College and encourages faculty to seek ways of improving clinical skills and methods of demonstrating continued education and clinical competence.
  • Supervises support staff.

This description is not intended to cover every aspect of this job, we are a team that works together to meet the needs of those we serve, and every member of the team is expected to contribute, even beyond the specific responsibilities listed in this description.

What you bring as a candidate: (Any Equivalent Combination of Knowledge, Skills, Abilities, Education and Experience)

  • Three to five years with Managerial/Administration experience
  • Doctoral Degree, preferably in Nursing or a related field such as education, psychology, or sociology
  • Experience working effectively with diversity, equity, and inclusion creating & implementing policies, procedures, and/or initiatives.
  • Experience teaching in a post-secondary education setting.
  • RN Licensure in Washington State at the time of hire.
  • Five (5) or more years; experience as a Registered Nurse.
  • Leadership and communication skills.
  • Current knowledge of nursing practice at associate degree and bachelor’s degree program level

Physical Requirements:

  • Ability to travel between campuses and classrooms to observe students & faculty, the ability to access items such as textbooks, laptops, and/or readers.

Disability Accommodation

Seattle Colleges follows the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and provides the following information as a guideline for applicants:

  • Ability to operate office equipment
  • Ability to read and verify data and prepare various materials
  • Ability to exchange information on the phone or in person

Notice of Non-discrimination Statement 

Seattle Colleges is committed to the concept and practice of equal opportunity for all its students, employees, and applicants in education, employment, services and contracts, and does not discriminate on the basis of race or ethnicity, color, age, national origin, religion, creed, marital status, sex, pregnancy, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, status as an honorably discharged veteran or disabled veteran or military status, political affiliation or belief, citizenship/status as a lawfully admitted immigrant authorized to work in the United States, or presence of any physical, sensory, or mental disability. In addition, reasonable accommodations will be made for known physical or mental limitations for all otherwise qualified persons with disabilities. Further, the Seattle Colleges is committed to ensure that all employees and students work and learn in an environment that fosters mutual respect and professionalism, free from all forms of “bullying” behaviors, including “cyber bullying”.

Inquiries regarding compliance and/or grievance procedures may be directed to the college’s Director of Legal Compliance:

1500 Harvard Avenue Seattle, WA 98122-3803

(206) 934-3873

Seattle Colleges is committed to recruiting dedicated faculty and employees who together create a welcoming academic climate that reflects the diverse backgrounds of our community, including ethnicity, national origin, religion, race, gender, gender identity, age, status as a veteran or disabled veteran, disability, political status, and sexual orientation. 

Background Check Statement 

Prior to a new hire, 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 in the position. In addition to the background check, candidates will be required to complete the Sexual Misconduct Disclosure Form as required WA HB 2327.

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