Assistant Director / Faculty-RN Program
Position Type: Academic Year (9 months)
Union Status: Faculty
Division/Area: Health Professions Division
Reports To: Assistant Dean of Health Professions Division/Director of Nursing Program
Working Hours/Load: Working hours are determined by needs of the program. Load for this position is allocated to both administrative and teaching duties. The total load for this position is 48.5 credits. Load in excess of 30 credits per year will be paid at the overload rate in addition to the base salary.
Fall Semester = 21.25 credits (6.25 Team Leader, 6.0 Accreditation, 6.0 Clinical, 3.0 Instruction)
Spring Semester = 21.25 credits (6.25 Competency Evaluation, 6.0 Accreditation, 6.0 Clinical, 3.0 Instruction)
Summer = 6.0 credits (150 hours of general service to the Division)
Summary: The Assistant Director of the Nursing Program is a full-time faculty member, with specific administrative responsibilities as essential components of employment. The Assistant Director reports to the Nursing Program Director and Assistant Dean of Health Professions. Based on the broad range of responsibilities, the need to be available to students and others, and the requirements of the Pennsylvania State Board of Nursing, the Program Assistant Director will be limited in the degree of overload teaching permitted and will be expected to maintain appropriate on-campus hours.
Faculty members are appointed and assigned rank according to established policies and collective bargaining agreements. Specific items such as wages, fringe benefits, and job responsibilities are determined by the College's collective bargaining agreement with the recognized faculty bargaining unit and institutional practices.
As professionals in a community college setting, faculty are involved in a variety of instructional and non-instructional activities, all of which contribute to goals and objectives of a comprehensive two-year institution. The following description of faculty duties and qualifications clarifies the expectations of this institution and is not considered complete or exclusive.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following:
1. Prepare and teach courses as assigned by the Division Assistant Dean.
2. On the first day of each course, review and post, via the Learning Management System (LMS), a syllabus that provides, at minimum, the following information:
a. Expected outcomes and performance objectives.
b. Grading policy.
c. Attendance policy - make-up work/tests.
d. Schedule of required readings, projects, assignments, etc.
e. Login information for students to access the College’s LMS.
3. Provide the Division Assistant Dean with copies of materials listed in Item 2 above.
4. Maintain office hours in accordance with the Faculty Bargaining Agreement.
5. Participate in student advising and registration.
6. Assist students in formulating educational and career plans.
7. Assist students with academic or course problems.
8. Establish and maintain positive working relationships with students, faculty and staff.
9. Maintain accurate and complete course records and comply with all specified reporting dates.
10. Serve on college committees and participate in college governance.
11. To promote retention, contact students who do not attend class or attend class sporadically.
12. Participate each semester in the evaluation and documentation of the instructional process and work to continually improve student learning outcomes.
13. Complete program reviews in accordance with the division schedule.
14. Employ a variety of teaching techniques and strategies to address the diverse learning needs of students.
15. Attend instructional division, Academic Affairs area and institution-wide meetings.
16. Assist in developing budget for division, if applicable.
17. Engage in professional development, advisory boards and other external agencies to stay current in the field and ensure updated curriculum.
18. Notify the Sr. Vice President of Academic Affairs/Provost of special projects, activities, etc. that may be used in publicizing the class, division, or College.
19. Maintain an awareness of effects of all actions or comments on retention, recruitment, and institutional image.
20. Stimulate interest in student activities by encouraging student participation.
21. Participate in graduation exercises as required.
22. Utilize technology to facilitate learning, improve student success, maintain course records, access the Student Information System, and communicate with others. Ensure all course assignments and course evaluations are linked to the LMS gradebook.
23. Teach online classes if needed.
24. Work collaboratively with Assistant Dean and Division faculty on initiatives to improve student success rates in division courses.
25. Perform related duties as assigned.
The Assistant Director/Faculty – RN Program will, in addition to faculty duties as listed above, be responsible for assisting the Director of the RN Program with the administration of the RN Program.
Additional duties related to the administration of the RN Program include the following (in concert with the above):
26. Manage the day-to-day operations of the RN program including the maintenance of RN student files, management of medical information, and support of RN faculty.
27. Serve as a liaison with the clinical sites for scheduling of students and faculty to the agencies for orientations, clinical units, and operational communication.
28. Co-chair nursing program committees, collect, and analyze relevant assessment data.
29. Coordinate annual curriculum evaluations of the program, assessment of institutional effectiveness and prepare reports.
30. Review the College catalog on an annual basis with regard to program curricula, program information, and make appropriate recommendations for changes.
31. Write quarterly and/or annual reports and extensive self-study reports with the Assistant Dean.
32. Maintain records and reports related to curriculum development and instruction.
33. Review credentials of new hires for compliance with the PA SBON; and confirm hiring decisions with the Assistant Dean of Health Professions.
34. Participate actively in student advising.
35. Maintain quality assurance to remain compliant with all required agencies.
36. Manage projects for on-site annual reviews by the accrediting agency.
37. Participate in college scheduled information sessions as required.
Supervisory Responsibilities: This job has no supervisory responsibilities.
Qualifications: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Education and Experience: Master’s degree in Nursing (MSN) from an accredited college or university required. MSN Nursing Education preferred. Minimum of 5 years hospital experience as an RN. Recent experience with curriculum development or systematic program evaluation preferred. Registered Nurse, currently licensed in Pennsylvania required. College level teaching experience is preferred. Experience in distance education, i.e. online, hybrid and/or web enhanced courses or willingness to learn and teach in these modes is desirable.
Language Skills: Ability to read, analyze, and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, or governmental regulations. Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals, course syllabi and related teaching documents. Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from students, other faculty, administration, boards of trustees and the general public.
Mathematical Skills: Ability to work with mathematical concepts such as probability and statistical inference, and fundamentals of plane and solid geometry and trigonometry. Ability to apply concepts such as fractions, percentages, ratios, and proportions to practical situations.
Reasoning Ability: Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions. Ability to interpret an extensive variety of technical instructions in mathematical or diagram form and deal with several abstract and concrete variables.
Computer Skills: To perform this job successfully, an individual should have knowledge of Internet software and spreadsheet software. In addition should be able to learn and utilize a variety of education software packages.
Certificates, Licenses, Registration: Current nursing licensure to practice in Pennsylvania is required.
Other Skills and Abilities: Excellent classroom management and planning skills. Demonstrated teaching and student coaching skills.
Physical Demands: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to stand and talk or hear. The employee is occasionally required to sit and reach with hands and arms. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision and ability to adjust focus.
Work Environment The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.