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Tacoma Community College

Priority Consideration Date: June 4, 2023  ( 3 positions available)

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. 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 that 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.

The college offers two nursing degrees or certificates at this time that include the Associates in Nursing Direct Transfer Agreement/Major Ready Program Degree which leads to their RN, and the Nursing Assistant Certificate. The program first-time NCLEX pass rate for 2021 was 96%. The TCC Nursing Program mission is “To produce innovative Associate Degree nurses who provide safe quality care to diverse populations, invest in continued professional learning to maintain excellence, and inspire others in the profession of nursing. The nursing program will accomplish this through evidenced-based nursing education in an environment that promotes caring, diversity, ethics, excellence, holism, integrity and patient-centered care.” The nursing program is one of the largest in the state and admits 160-180 students annually that reflect the diversity of our community.

The program is staffed with five support staff, 12 full-time faculty, and approximately 40-45 part-time faculty all under the direction of the Associate Dean of Nursing. Through a donation from Joe Harned, a generous TCC benefactor, the majority of the TCC’s health programs are located in a 69,700 square foot state of the art building (Note the NAC program is located at both the TCC and Gig Harbor campus). The building features several study areas, two healing gardens, geothermal wells and is considered the best Wi-Fi wired building on campus. The Nursing Program enjoys a large state of-the-art Simulation Center and three fully equipped Skills Labs. This Center is located on the third level of the HC Joe Harned Center for Health Careers, in Building 13 on the TCC Tacoma Campus. Approximately 12.5% of our curriculum is simulation-based and is set up using the INACSL standards.

Our 5-week Nursing Assistant program is offered at both the Tacoma campus (building 19) and Gig Harbor campus and we are excited to work with community members for innovative collaborations. We love our students and seek a new member of our team to play an essential role in preparing the registered nurses and nursing assistants of tomorrow.

We are searching for three tenure-track faculty positions to support the RN and NAC programs. These positions reports to the Associate Dean for Nursing. 

Essential Functions 

  • Participate in the design, revision, implementation, and evaluation of the nursing curriculum.
  • Participate in activities of the nursing faculty team; including attend nursing faculty meetings per negotiated agreement and serving on departmental committees as elected or appointed.
  • Participate in development and evaluation of policies and standards for selection, admission, promotion, and graduation of nursing students.
  • Responsible for the teaching-learning process of students in the classroom, laboratory, and clinical settings.
  • Participate in the selection of clinical facilities and in the development of positive interpersonal relationships with the personnel of such institutions.
  • Planning and implementing a quarterly schedule of clinical experiences for the students.
  • Evaluate student achievement in terms of clinical outcomes utilizing student’s clinical performance and the written assignments pertaining to client care.
  • Participate in academic advising of students according to the college and program policy.
  • Participate in ongoing assessment and evaluation of nursing program and student outcomes.
    Demonstrate strong interpersonal skills and ability to work with diverse community members, health care professionals, students, faculty and administration.
  • Utilize strong skills in written, oral, and listening communications.
  • Interpret the philosophy and outcomes of this Associate Degree Nursing Program to the community within and outside the College.
  • Participate in College governance and activities to support the Strategic Plan and Initiatives of Tacoma Community College.
  • Maintain office hours according to college policies. Attend division meetings.
  • Perform other related duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Master’s degree in nursing from an accredited college or university, which includes evidence of preparation and curriculum development or teaching.
  • Minimum of two (2) years of professional experience in the practice of nursing.
  • For clinical faculty will directly supervise students at the clinical facility; current clinical experience of at least three years in the clinical subject area top.
  • Able to meet state of Washington vocational certification requirements.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience using multiple methods of technology to facilitate nursing education.
  • Experience or coursework in curriculum design and evaluation.
  • Experience using writing as a method of evaluation in nursing.

Conditions of Employment

  • Successful completion of a criminal history background check.
  • Hold a current license to practice as a Registered Nurse in Washington, or eligible for licensure in the state of Washington.
  • The successful candidate must be available to attend regular in-person activities on campus for student meetings, college and program committee work, industry partner meetings, and other related functions.
  • Full COVID-19 vaccination is required as a condition of employment.

The Successful Candidate Will Demonstrate

  • Ethics and integrity, and sound professional judgment.
  • An appreciation of diversity and the benefits of a commitment to cultural awareness and sensitivity in the workplace.
  • Ability and willingness to use innovative teaching techniques & infuse technology in the teaching and learning process.
  • Ability to establish and maintain positive working relationships with students, colleagues and staff representing diverse ethnic, cultural, socioeconomic and learning abilities.
  • A strong commitment to teaching in a community college setting, responding to the broad ranging needs of a diverse student population.
  • Commitment to functioning as an effective team member.
  • Knowledge and experience of nursing in a variety of health care settings with a focus in critical care, emergency nursing, medical-surgical nursing, and working with a diverse population.
    Instructional skills using a variety of teaching methodologies and technology to meet the needs of multiple learning styles.
  • Commitment to remain current in nursing practice.
  • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail.
  • Ability to work successfully with the varied and diverse students and staff of the college.
  • Leadership skills and commitment to nursing across the health care continuum.

Application Process

All complete applications received by the priority consideration date will be reviewed by a screening committee.  Selected candidates will be invited for 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 work experience align with the responsibilities and qualifications of the position.
  • Unofficial copies of transcripts for all colleges and universities attended (official transcripts will be required for the successful candidate).
  • Tacoma Community College is committed to creating and supporting a multi-cultural climate that welcomes, fosters, respects, and celebrates diversity. Please attach a statement (maximum two pages) describing your experiences with other cultures and communities, your level of cultural self-awareness and how you have integrated both experience and self- awareness into your living/working environment.

Terms of Employment
This is a full-time tenure track faculty position contracted on an annual basis.  Placement on the faculty salary schedule will commensurate with educational background and experience per the Faculty Negotiated Agreement (Download PDF reader)  ( Article 4.00 Academic Employee Compensation ). The salary range for this position is $51,150-65,500.  Tacoma Community College offers a comprehensive health care benefits package for you and your dependents includes medical, dental and vision insurance. Life and long- term disability insurance plans; sick and personal leave; reduced tuition for the employee; and retirement benefits are also provided. For more information, please visit our employment page/employment benefits:  A collective bargaining agreement exist 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 Clearinghouse. International degrees will be verified for U.S. equivalency.

Tacoma Community College values diversity and is an Equal Opportunity Employer and Educator. 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 Americans with Disabilities Act and Federal Rehabilitation Act. The following persons have been designated to handle inquiries regarding non-discrimination policies: Stephen Smith, Title VII and Title IX, Building 14, 253-566-5055; Dr. Davi Kallman, Section 504 Officer,  Building 7, 253-566-5157. This recruitment announcement does not reflect the entire job description and can be changed and or modified without notice.

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

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