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Tacoma Community College

Priority Consideration Date: April 24, 2022

Who We Are

Located in the scenic Puget Sound area with Mount Rainier in the distance, Tacoma is the third-largest city in Washington State with a thriving and diverse community of over 200,000 residents. Tacoma Community College (TCC) was built on the ancestral territory of Coast Salish peoples, specifically the Puyallup. The 1854 Medicine Creek Treaty forcibly removed them to the Puyallup Reservation to make way for settlers; we recognize the privilege of utilizing this land has come at great cost. We honor the resilience of the Puyallup people, who still live here, defend their rights, and contribute greatly to the well-being of this community.  Our institution aims to increase partnerships and community ties with the local indigenous populations. TCC is committed to increasing Native visibility by developing more culturally responsive curriculum.

Moreover, TCC stands in solidarity with Black Lives Matter and the Black community by further strengthening collaboration with the Black Student Union as well as community entities such as the Tacoma-Pierce County Black Collective, the Tacoma Urban League, and local black-owned businesses. We are committed to infusing and incorporating more educational content focused on the lives and experiences of the Black community into our curriculum. We are examining and revising our policies and practices with the stated goal of becoming an anti-racist institution.

Tacoma Community College is an Associate and Bachelor degree-granting public institution that serves a diverse population of approximately 12,000 students.  The nursing programs admits 140-180 students annually that reflect the diversity of our community.  We embrace our identity as a community college. Our Mission Statement says, “As the community’s college, we create meaningful learning, advance equity, and strengthen student and community success.”  To grow our workforce, we seek to recruit employees who exemplify these attributes:

  • Committed to educating a racially and socioeconomically diverse student population
  • Reflects the diversity of our community
  • Values intellectual curiosity and innovation
  • Honors the campus mission to promote equitable access to educational opportunities
  • Cares about student success and collaborates on strategies to facilitate success for historically underserved populations,
  • Welcomes difference and models respectful interaction with others
  • Engages with the community both within and outside of TCC

The TCC Nursing program is composed of 4-5 staff, 10 full-time faculty, and approximately 30-35 part-time faculty, under the direction of the Associate Dean of Nursing. We offer the Associates in Nursing Direct Transfer Agreement/Major Ready Program Degree, and the Nursing Assistant Certificate and celebrate a 96% first-time NCLEX pass rate. 12.5% of our curriculum is simulation-based, utilizing our four Nurse Anne and 2-3 Laerdal manikins and sims, running the latest software. We love our students and seek a new member of our team to play an essential role in preparing the nursing assistants of tomorrow. Our Sim center is located in the Harned Building, which is a 69,700 square foot state-of-the-art building that supports all but one health program at TCC. The building features several study areas, two healing gardens, geothermal wells and is considered the best Wi-Fi wired building on campus. Our Nursing Assistant programs are offered at both the Tacoma campus (building 19) for a day program working with IBEST students and Gig Harbor campus for an evening program. The program is implementing a new 5 week NAC curriculum and is excited to work with community members for innovative collaborations.

An Overview of the Role

The NAC Director/Professor role not only serves as a teacher, but as an administrator, mentor, advocate, and role model demonstrating utmost professionalism and integrity and advising students on academic success strategies, career options, and graduation requirements. In that role, they embrace the Mission Statement of TCC’s nursing assistant program:

“To provide the community with innovative nursing assistants who will provide safe basic nursing care to diverse populations. We provide entrance into the nursing field by reducing barriers for traditional and non-traditional students. The faculty will accomplish this through experiential learning in an environment that promotes caring, diversity, ethics, excellence, holism, integrity, and patient-centered care.”

The NAC Director/Professor works closely with nursing faculty and staff colleagues in the design, implementation, and evaluation of the nursing assistant curriculum. This position is focused on student success and is responsible for preparing and providing high-quality classroom, laboratory and/or clinical instruction. This position is responsible for instruction, supervising, and evaluating nursing assistant students in the educational environment within the framework of the program’s four Program Learning Outcomes:

  • PLO 1: Utilize cultural humility when interacting with patients, individuals, and members of the interdisciplinary healthcare team. (ICD)
  • PLO2: Provide patient-centered nursing assistant care for diverse groups in the community in a manner that is legal, ethical, safe, and demonstrates caring. (RES)
  • PLO 3: Demonstrate professional behaviors including conflict management and effective communication skills. (COM)
  • PLO 4: Demonstrate competence with skills and standards of practice for nursing assistant certification. (COK) (CRT) (IIT)


Essential Functions
NAC Director/Professor Essential Functions include, but are not limited to: 

  • Prepare and teach face-to-face, hybrid, and if needed fully online courses and labs in the field of nursing assistant, including assessment of a variety of lesson materials and selection of textbooks.
  • Recommend, select, and maintain laboratory equipment, tools, and supplies.
  • Participate in curriculum and program development incorporating current educational theories and research and integrating new and innovative approaches to instruction.
  • Coordinate, prepare, and teach in a collaborative team-teaching environment.
  • Develop and utilize a variety of instructional strategies appropriate to the needs of learners in a variety of environments.
  • Work with an advisory committee of community partners to keep curriculum relevant to local employer needs.
  • Evaluate student progress and provide clear, timely feedback using program criteria and expectations.
  • Maintain regular office hours to improve student retention and success.
  • Advise current and potential nursing assistant program students.
  • Work with local employers and students to facilitate internships.
  • Support division and department goals and participate in departmental responsibilities to include curriculum review, program development, implementation of departmental policies and procedures, and faculty meetings.
  • Serve on college committees and participate in college governance.
  • Maintain current knowledge in the appropriate academic fields; maintain certifications required for nursing assistant instruction; participates in staff development programs, workshops, seminars, and other continuing education programs as appropriate.
  • Demonstrate competence regarding the handling of hazardous substances; trains students in the safe handling of hazardous substances or equipment, where applicable.
  • Perform related duties as assigned.


Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in nursing from an accredited college or university.
  • Three (3) years of recent successful nursing practice experience in adult acute/chronic care, mental health, and/or related practice.
  • Ability to meet State of Washington Vocational certification requirements.
  • Computer literacy including a variety of instructional software.

The Successful Candidate Must Demonstrate

  • Ethics, integrity, and sound professional judgment.
  • Commitment to the mission, vision, and values of Tacoma Community College.
  • Commitment to developing a diverse workforce for Pierce County.
  • Commitment to teaching in a community college setting and a strong awareness and appreciation of the benefits of diversity, cultural awareness, and sensitivity in the workplace.
  • Commitment to identifying, challenging, and disrupting instances of institutional racism and discrimination that disadvantage Black, Indigenous, and people of color as well as other marginalized student populations.
  • Commitment to establishing and maintaining positive working relationships with students, colleagues, and staff representing diverse ethnic, cultural, and socioeconomic backgrounds.
  • Commitment to remaining current in the field with continued professional development in nursing education with a focus in mental health and chronic care working with a diverse population.
  • Commitment to creating dynamic, non-traditional delivery methods to teach students of widely varying levels of proficiency and from diverse backgrounds, abilities, and learning styles.
  • Commitment to use innovative teaching techniques & to infuse technology in the teaching and learning process.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to work with diverse groups from the community as well as students, staff, faculty, and administration.
  • Strong written and oral communication as well as listening skills.
  • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail.
  • Commitment to function as an effective team member.
  • Commitment to continuous improvement and outcome assessment methodologies.

Special Requirements, Licenses, and Certifications

  • Successful completion of a criminal history background check.
  • Proof of completed COVID-19 Vaccination is required upon hiring and employment at TCC.
  • Current Washington State RN license or eligibility for license to practice as a Registered Nurse in the State of Washington.


Application Process
Completed applications received by the priority consideration date will be reviewed by a screening committee.  Selected candidates will be invited for an interview which may include a teaching demonstration.

Complete application packages must include the following:

  • Tacoma Community College online application.
  • Resume & cover letter describing how your educational background and experience align with the responsibilities and qualifications.
  • Copies of unofficial transcripts for all colleges and universities attended.
  • Tacoma Community College is committed to eliminating barriers and systems of oppression so we may serve all learners AND support each other as colleagues. We strive to be an anti-racist institution and value compassion, respect, and continuous improvement. A critical component of this is the understanding that the work of establishing, cultivating, and championing Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (EDI) belongs to all employees. Please share with us, in an attached statement (maximum two pages), how you will: Use your own positionality and cultural capital to enrich the student experience.
    • Value and encourage student application of cultural capital.
    • Help move us towards the College’s strategic goal of equity.

Compensation and Timeline
This is a full-time temporary position contracted on an annual basis. In accordance with the Faculty Negotiated Agreement (Download PDF reader), the initial placement of all new full-time academic employees shall be based on documented professional qualifications that includes educational and professional experience. The salary will be prorated to reflect the actual contract days remaining in the academic year. A collective bargaining agreement exists, and membership in the TCC Federation of Teachers or payment of a service fee is available anytime upon hire.   Evening and off-campus assignments may be a part of the instructional load.  Flexibility is required to meet the needs of the department. Degrees must be from accredited colleges or universities recognized by the U.S. Department of Education and verified by National Student Clearinghouse. International degrees will be verified for U.S. equivalency.

Tacoma Community College provides equal opportunity in education and employment and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, 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). Provides reasonable accommodations for qualified students, employees, and applicants with disabilities in accordance with the American with Disabilities Act and Federal Rehabilitation Act. The following persons have been designated to handle inquiries regarding non-discrimination policies: Title VII and Title IX, 253-566-5050; Section 504 Officer, 253-566-6090. Corrections, updates & extensions to this recruitment announcement may occur and will be reflected online. Tacoma Community College is a smoke-free/drug free environment. All persons hired must verify their identity and eligibility to work in the United States. Applicants with disabilities who require assistance with the recruitment process will be accommodated to the extent reasonably possible.

Tacoma Community College
6501 S 19th St Bldg. 14
Tacoma, WA  98466

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