Director of Nursing and Allied Health

Scottville, Michigan
Jun 20, 2017
Institution Type
Community College

Vacancy Announcement

Director of Nursing and Allied Health


Title: Director of Nursing and Allied Health

Status: Full Time Administrative position



West Shore Community College seeks a dynamic, seasoned individual for Director of Nursing and Allied Health. The Director will be responsible for leadership, planning, direction, coordination, development, and evaluation of the nursing and allied health departments, including programming in ADN, LPN, nurse assistant, and partnership programs in radiologic technology and respiratory care. The Director of Nursing and Allied Health will assist WSCC in implementing a new Medical Assistant program of study in the Fall of 2017 and advise and lead the preparation and application for national accreditation.


WSCC is an innovative and progressive institution of higher learning.  It is located in a picturesque setting near Lake Michigan in a part of the state that offers year-round recreational activities. The College serves a multi-county district that includes Mason, Manistee, Lake and Oceana Counties.  Additional information about the College is available at

Representative duties:

  • Evaluate, recommend, and lead any changes to the College’s Nursing Program taking into account institutional vision and mission, standards of accrediting bodies (including NLN, Michigan Board of Nursing, and HLC), and the needs and expectations of stakeholder employers in the College’s service area.
  • Lead planning and implementation of all programs within the nursing and allied health programs. Review policies & procedures, curriculum, faculty development, record keeping and other matters pertinent to a program of excellence and to accreditation. Recommend program dimensions to meet the area’s anticipated labor force needs
  • Ongoing Operations
    • Oversee budget implementation
    • Oversee teaching schedule for faculty, encouraging the use of multiple modes of delivery including face-to-face, hybrid, and online
    • Develop instructional class and clinical site rotation schedules, determine staffing priorities, and recommend adjunct faculty for hiring. 
    • Supervise and evaluate faculty
    • Chair nursing faculty meetings and continue to nurture a culture of collaboration
    • Maintain continuous Michigan State Board of Nursing approval status, as well as any other accreditation required
    • Oversee clinical sites and facilitate scheduling of students within the clinical
    • Act as the liaison between the College’s program and the community
    • Maintain appropriate records for Local, State & National reporting
    • Provide leadership for student related concerns, appeals, and problems

Required qualifications:

  • Masters of Nursing
  • Managerial leadership, vision, and creativity
  • Medical/surgical clinical experience
  • College teaching experience and/or 5 or more years of experience in a leadership role supervising nurses or in a nursing environment.
  • Ability to handle all situations with tact, persuasiveness, and diplomacy
  • Ability to operate computers and to use software applications
  • Commitment to the community college mission and values
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Excellent ability to analyze situations accurately and adopt an effective course of action, while retaining ability to be flexible to changing demands.
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently with little direction or as a team member and to work confidentially and with discretion
  • Demonstrated ability to meet schedules and deadlines

Desired qualifications:

  • Leadership experience in higher education
  • Knowledge of accreditation process
  • Familiarity with nursing education in smaller/rural communities
  • Experience in curricular design, curricular change, assessment and instructional technology
  • Experience in other health care settings (outpatient centers, hospice, community health, home health care, etc.)
  • Medical Assistant credential or ability to successfully acquire credential within 45 days of hire


Salary range $74,102 - $92,702, and full benefit package. Potential exists to negotiate an eleven month or other alternative work schedule.

Application Materials and Timeline:

For best consideration submit the below materials by July 3, 2017, to our online portal at Screening will continue until position is filled.

  • West Shore Community College application
  • Letter of application specifically addressing the areas of responsibility and qualifications (above)
  • Resume
  • Unofficial transcripts (unofficial accepted but originals required upon hire)


West Shore Community College is a drug-free employer and the final offer will be contingent on drug testing.
West Shore Community College is an equal opportunity employer.