Sandhills Community College seeks applications for a Department Chair of Nursing. This position reports to the Dean of Instruction. The chair is the administrative leader of the Department of Nursing and serves as the program director/administrator for the Associate Degree Nursing program according to North Carolina Board of Nursing Educational Standards (21 NCAC 36.0317) and the CNEA Standards and Criteria (Standard II-E).
The chair is responsible for assuring adequate leadership for the Nursing, Nursing Aide, and Therapeutic Massage Programs. The chair is directly responsible to the Dean of Instruction.
Advances the college’s mission and Core Values of respect, opportunity, helpfulness, integrity, and excellence.
Promotes a culture of excellence, integrity and accountability. Recognize the legitimacy of faculty interests and foster collegial governance and shared leadership. Leads by example and is transparent in decision making.
Maintains morale and fosters collegiality based on open communication, trust, and shared responsibility, as well as respects confidentiality.
Promotes a shared vision. Advocates and communicates departmental priorities to the Dean and Vice President of Academics Affairs, as well as communicates institutional priorities to the department.
Promotes a culture of learning and diversity.Ensures that the department’s curricula are current, supports the department’s strategic priorities, meets relevant accreditation or other standards, and is responsive to student concerns, practice standards, and regional need.
Ensures that periodic program reviews build on annual assessment measures/findings that are conducted with input from all relevant stakeholders (faculty, students, advisory committees, alumni, clinical partners, etc.), and completed in a timely manner. Ensures the appropriate use of data to develop critical goals centered on student retention and success as appropriate to the discipline(s).
Demonstrates appreciation of diversity and cultural competency; works in partnership with colleagues and students across campus to identify and address needs/resources that will ensure equity, access, and opportunity for all.
Consults with department faculty about the scheduling of courses by various delivery methods (on-campus, online, at remote sites, weekend) as needed and as appropriate to the discipline(s).
Plans with department faculty staffing decisions, retention efforts, departmental budget, facilities, equipment, program reviews, accreditation, and agency affiliation agreements. Reviews requests for new resources as needed to support enrollment and retention. Provides oversight of ADN program committees, Handbook, and publications.
Promotes a culture of excellence and caring for faculty and students. Develops professional relationships and shows courtesy and respect while working with colleagues, potential donors, alumni, advisees, prospective students, communities of interest.
In consultation with HR, Administration, Program &/or Course Coordinators, determines faculty position descriptions within the department, chairs committees for hiring qualified full-time faculty, recruits qualified part-time faculty, and oversees orientation of new faculty. Collaborates on salary recommendations and submits or reviews requests for contract.
Supports open expression and diversity and is sensitive and respectful to others. Respects the confidentiality of information shared during interactions. Discourages any form of harassment, bullying, and/or abrasive behavior directed at colleagues, students, and campus visitors.
Ensures that faculty members are aware of and have access to education in best practices for teaching the discipline(s) offered. Encourages continuous growth in current/relevant forms of professional development and engagement with others in the immediate and related disciplines (e.g., participation in professional meetings and professional development).
Responds to the needs of faculty, staff, and students. Regularly communicates with department members and serves as a mentor and mediator in resolving conflict between and among faculty, staff, and students. Promotes effective resolution in resolving conflict and encourages personal responsibility, reflective listening, empathy, collaboration, and compromise.
Ensures that all faculty and staff in the department receive written performance reviews each year, with formative, substantive, and summative feedback. Discusses each performance review with faculty and
staff verbally, prior to final submission. Encourages growth goals and provides support and opportunities for development.
Demonstrates respect for advisees and/or students as individuals.
Responds to emails from students, colleagues, Department Chairs, Deans, VPs, and President in a timely and professional fashion.
Highly motivated, takes initiative, functions with high degree of independence, with extensive knowledge of nursing and nursing education. Demonstrates a commitment to best practice in nursing, therapeutic massage and nurse aide programs.
Has broad general education including courses in the humanities, literature, mathematics, social sciences, and natural sciences.
Holds a baccalaureate degree and has a graduate degree with a major in nursing from an accredited university.
Holds a current unrestricted license to practice as a registered nurse in North Carolina.
Has five calendar years of prior full-time experience in professional nursing with a minimum of two calendar years prior full-time employment in clinical nursing practice as a registered nurse and a minimum of two years full-time experience teaching at or above the associate degree nursing level of education.
Demonstrates effective written and oral communication and ability to facilitate learning of concepts related to the individual, nursing and healthcare.
Maintains current professional liability insurance at a rate of $1,000,000/$3,000,000 (recommended).
Sandhills Community College is convinced that being around people who are different makes us more creative, more diligent, and harder working. We are committed to a campus that supports diversity in both learning and working environments, and in our outreach to our community. We are also committed to working with Veterans of our armed forces to honor their commitment to our country and learn from their experiences.
Notice of Nondiscrimination and Title IX
Admission to Sandhills Community College is open to any individual who meets the institution’s open admissions policy. Applicants for admission or employment, students, employees, sources of referral of applicants for admission and employment, and all unions or professional organizations holding collective bargaining or professional agreements with Sandhills are hereby notified that this institution is committed to nondiscrimination on the basis of race, color, gender, ethnic or national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital or parental status, religion, age, ancestry, mental or physical disability, military status or veteran status in admission or access to, or treatment or employment in its programs and activities. Lack of English language skill is not a barrier to admission and participation in educational programs and activities. This includes, but is not limited to admissions, employment, financial assistance, placement, recruitment, and educational programs or activities as required by applicable laws and regulations.
Further, it is the policy of Sandhills Community College to prohibit harassment (including sexual harassment and sexual violence) of students and employees. Any person having inquiries regarding special needs, support services, or Sandhills Community College’s compliance with the regulations implementing Title VI, Title IX and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 is directed to contact the individuals who have been designated to coordinate the educational institution’s efforts to comply with the regulations implementing these laws.
Title VI, Title IX and Section 504 ADA complaints may also be filed with the Regional Office for Civil Rights. Address correspondence to: Office for Civil Rights, U.S. Department of Education, 400 Maryland Avenue, SW, Washington, D.C. 20202-1475, Telephone: 202-453-6020, FAX: 202-453-6021; TDD: 800-877-8339, Email: OCR.DC@ed.go
Additional Salary Information: Salary to be commensurate with experience and state salary schedules. Selection is contingent on final budget approval.
The Mission of Sandhills Community College is to provide educational opportunities of the highest quality to all the people of the Sandhills. The college is committed to the five core values of INTEGRITY, HELPFULNESS, EXCELLENCE, RESPECT, AND OPPORTUNITY. These values guide and direct Sandhills Community College as it seeks:To welcome students of all ability levels and to provide programs that prepare them for employment or for transfer;To provide training for local businesses and to contribute constructively to the economic well-being of the region;To contribute to the cultural and artistic richness of the community, and to the educational needs of our retired population;To create a campus environment that celebrates its faculty and staff, and contributes to their personal and professional development.