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Executive Director, RN to BSN Program

Job description

Job Title: Executive Director, RN to BSN Program
Location: LSC-System Office UP
Regular/Temporary: Regular
Full/Part Time: Full-Time
Job ID: 31686
Commitment to Mission

This job carries with it the obligation to uphold the Mission of Lone Star College (LSC) in carrying out the duties of the position. A commitment to positive interpersonal behaviors, professional communication, diversity, integrity, leadership, stewardship, respect and accountability to LSC students and employees is essential.

Cultural Beliefs

  • One LSC

  • Student Focused

  • Own It

  • Advance Equity

  • Cultivate Community

  • Choose Learning

The Chronicle of Higher Education’s “Great Colleges to Work For” is designed to recognize colleges that have been successful in creating great workplaces and to further research and understanding of the factors, dynamics and influences that have the most impact on organizational culture at higher education institutions.

Lone Star College was recognized in five areas: Confidence in Senior Leadership; Diversity; Facilities, Workspace & Security; Job Satisfaction; and Work/Life Balance.

Campus Marketing Statement

Lone Star College-System Office

Lone Star College offers high-quality, affordable academic transfer and career training education to 99,000 students each semester. LSC is training tomorrow’s workforce today and redefining the community college experience to support student success. Stephen C. Head, Ph.D., serves as chancellor of LSC, the largest institution of higher education in the Houston area with an annual economic impact of nearly $3 billion.

LSC, which consists of seven colleges, ten centers, two university centers, Lone Star Corporate College and LSC-Online, was named a 2017 Great Colleges to Work For by the Chronicle of Higher Education. To learn more, visit LoneStar.edu.

Lone Star College-System Office employees are based at one of two System Office locations; The Woodlands and University Park. Both are the site for multiple administrative departments and system-wide training programs.

Location address is 5000 Research Forest Drive, The Woodlands, TX 77381.

Job Description PURPOSE AND SCOPE:

Provide administrative oversight by managing staff and/or resources of the Nursing Program. The Executive Director is responsible and accountable for ensuring the fulfillment of educational goals and objectives, and ensuring program compliance with state Texas Higher Education Coordination Board (THECB), as well as maintaining full accreditation through the Accreditation Commission on Education in Nursing (ACEN). Responsible for program success through marketing and enrollment. Fully responsible for budget planning and resource allocation for area. Directs all aspects of the nursing program, including the admission, orientation, advising, progression, graduation and, when necessary, the probation, appeal and dismissal of students.

  1. Provides leadership in curriculum design, instructional delivery, accreditation, and assessment activities; Applies/adopts best practices to promote effective teaching and learning strategies; Evaluates adjunct nursing faculty and staff
  2. Employs appropriate enrollment management, retention and completion strategies
  3. Develops, assembles, and recommends annual budgets by researching, reviewing, and analyzing historic information and projecting future needs; Controls and authorizes expenditures within the limitations of approved budgets
  4. Gathers data from program surveys (graduate, employer satisfaction, etc.); Prepares data and college reports for THECB, Board of Nurse Examiners, and the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing reports, site visits, and self-studies, and submits as appropriate
  5. Participates in faculty hiring committees and other committees as needed; Serves on all system nursing admissions and grievance committees, and facilitates system- wide nursing faculty meetings
  6. Facilitates the development of revised and new curriculum and program elements that stay current with State requirements for nursing practice
  7. Establishes and maintains collaborative working relationships with business and industry partners, agencies, community organizations and/or education institutions
  8. Works with appropriate personnel to mediate student and faculty concerns and resolve conflicts; follows chain of command; follows college procedures for grievances; Facilitates student appeals; manages student class and clinical issues; Orients all new students to nursing program; coordinates student information and orientation sessions
  9. Responsible for other reasonable, related duties as assigned

  • Demonstrated leadership skills
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Commitment to diversity
  • Ability to work effectively with a wide variety of individuals and institutions
  • Leadership style that emphasizes collaboration, teamwork, and facilitation
  • Ability to utilize computer based resources
  • Demonstrated ability to build consensus


The work requires some physical exertion, such as long periods of standing; walking over rough, uneven, or rocky surfaces; recurring bending, crouching, stooping, stretching, reaching, or similar activities; or recurring lifting of moderately heavy items, such as typewriters and record boxes. The work may require specific, but common, physical characteristics and abilities, such as above average agility and dexterity.


  • Equipment used includes, PC workstation running on a LAN in a Microsoft Windows environment, calculator, phone and other general office equipment
  • Interface with internal and external contacts as needed to carry out the functions of the position
  • Work is performed in a climate-controlled office with minimal exposure to safety hazards

  • Doctorate in Nursing (Ph.D. or DNP) or earned doctoral degree in related field (Ed.D Education, Ph.D Educational Leadership) and experience in nursing administration, practice, or education in the nursing field within the last 3 years, with at least 3 years of management/supervisory experience
  • Teaching experience in a professional nursing education program
  • Current Texas R.N. license

  • Experience managing/directing a Professional Nursing Program
  • Experience in BSN Program
  • Experience with accreditation

Hiring Salary is $99,340

Benefits Marketing Statement

By joining our top-notch institution, you will enjoy being a part of an organization that offers a supportive, collegial work environment and excellent work/life balance. This includes a full comprehensive and competitive benefits package, a generous number of paid holidays and vacation days, wellness programs, tuition waiver, professional development opportunities and more.

Special Instructions

All applicants for Full Time Faculty and Adjunct Faculty positions are required to provide a cover letter and unofficial transcripts for consideration for employment with Lone Star College.

Go to the Job Search page, click on ‘My Activities’ at the top of the page. Under My Cover Letters and Attachments you will click on ‘Add Attachment.’ Please be sure to put the Job ID# in the title once you name your file for cover letters only, unless you attached your cover letter with your resume. You must limit your file name to 40 characters or less.

How to Apply


We will not accept application material received via fax, email, mail, or hand delivered.

Postings for part-time and adjunct positions are active for the academic year. By selecting the option to receive notifications on your profile, you will begin receiving electronic communication regarding new opportunities with Lone Star College (LSC).

If selected for an interview, a recruiter will contact you by phone, or email to schedule an interview.

Lone Star College participates in the E-Verify program, under which Lone Star College provides the federal government with information from each new employee's Form I-9 to confirm that the employee is authorized to work in the United States.

More information on the E-Verify program is available at www.dhs.gov/E-Verify.

Lone Star College is an EEO Employer. All positions are subject to a criminal background check.




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Posted: 9/14/2019
Application Due: 11/12/2019
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