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Grossmont-Cuyamaca Community College District

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Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Community College

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San Diego County - Grossmont College

Transforming lives through learning isn't just the vision of the Grossmont-Cuyamaca Community College District. It happens every day with our 30,000 students who take the first step in their higher education, become trained for a new career, or learn knowledge that transforms their world perspective.

The Grossmont-Cuyamaca Community College District honors a diverse academic community and fosters equity mindedness across our institutions. As such, the District is committed to eliminating achievement gaps among different student groups by promoting a culture of appreciation for diversity, equity, inclusivity, and social justice, and continuously examining our processes and practices through an equity lens.

The District provides an excellent health and welfare benefits package to its employees. We take care of our employees and have continued to offer medical, dental and vision coverage to eligible employees and their dependents at no charge for any of the plans we offer.

Become a part of this dedicated team in beautiful San Diego County!

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Job Summary
Application Deadline: Thursday, February 17, 2022 at 11:59 p.m.

NOTE: Application materials that are submitted on the last day of application and are timed out will not be accepted.

Department: Allied Health and Nursing

Location: Grossmont College

Months worked out of the Year: 12 months

Work hours: Monday - Friday: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Hours may vary

Shift Differential: None

Starting Salary Range: MG-9: $110,820 (Step A), $115,253 (Step B) or $119,864 (Step C) Annually
Based on experience

Anticipated Start Date: April, 2022

Job Description


Under the direction of the Senior Dean, Allied Health & Nursing, the Associate Dean will organize, direct, develop, administer, and supervise all operations of the Nursing Education Programs, based on established policies of the college. Additionally, the Associate Dean will supervise the Nursing office and support staff, process standard administrative paperwork; assistance with community outreach activities and accreditation processes; and any other support activity as deemed appropriate by the Senior Dean.

  • Direct, develop, implement, and supervise the operation of Nursing Programs, including general administration, program curriculum and accreditation.
  • Provide leadership for all activities of the Nursing Programs.
  • Direct, supervise and administer Nursing Programs activities relating to student recruitment, enrollment, retention, evaluations, promotion, completion, preparation for licensure and placement.
  • Develop Nursing Programs goals and objectives in collaboration with faculty; prepare and administer budget; provide leadership in seeking additional funding sources through private, state and federal grants; monitor and approve expenditures related to the Nursing Programs.
  • Initiate and maintain contractual agreements with service agencies used for Nursing Programs student clinical placements.
  • Attend a variety of health care organization meetings including those at clinical agencies mandated by the California Board of Nursing and NLN.
  • Supervise and evaluate the Health Professions technicians and coordinate their ordering and maintenance of supplies and equipment for all Nursing Professions laboratories. Supervise support staff for all Nursing Programs.
  • In collaboration with faculty and other administrators, interpret, develop and administer Nursing Programs department policies and procedures; review and coordinate revision of Nursing Faculty Handbook, the Nursing Student Handbook and catalog and brochure information relevant to the Programs.
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships with faculty and administrators; communicate with a variety of community college personnel; maintain professional relationships with members and representatives of other local, state, and national committees and organizations.
  • Attend Program-related activities, campus health care organizational and professional committee meetings and conferences; represent and play an active role in local, state, and national programs and organizations related to nursing; provide assistance with community outreach activities for other Health Professions departments.
  • Recruit, screen, hire, train, develop, supervise and evaluate Nursing Programs faculty members; in collaboration with faculty and other appropriate administrators, prepare and implement Nursing Programs class schedules and faculty assignments; provide guidance and work direction.
  • Maintain Nursing Programs student records and program statistics.
  • Ensure compliance with the California Board of Registered Nursing (BRN) rules and Nursing Programs-related regulations, clinical facility regulations, Education Code, union contracts, the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, (ACEN) guidelines, and other district, local, state, and federal regulations.
  • Provide leadership and procedural expertise in the development of self-study for BRN and ACEN accreditation/re-accreditation visits; coordinate visits of BRN and ACEN site examiners; respond to and implement BRN and ACEN recommendations.
  • Develop, coordinate and implement Nursing Programs class and teaching schedules; coordinate Nursing Programs curriculum development and revision.
  • Serve as liaison between Nursing Programs staff and Senior Dean.
  • Collaborate with Nursing Programs faculty, Advisory Committee members and professionals in the community in monitoring change in community needs, demographics, health care reform, etc. in order to maintain state-of-the-art curricula which reflect responsiveness to community needs.
  • Prepare Nursing Programs department, district, state and federally-mandated reports.
  • Review and approve administrative paperwork related to all Nursing programs.
  • Perform related duties as assigned.

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE: Any combination equivalent to: A Masters in Nursing or Nursing Administration and one year as a director of education and a minimum of three year's experience teaching in pre- or post-licensure nursing programs and at least one year's experience as a registered nurse providing direct patient care or equivalent experience and/or education as determined by the Board of Registered Nursing. Must be eligible for State of California Registered Nurse licensure

  • In-depth knowledge of laws, rules, and regulations that govern identified area of assignment and the ability to apply these regulations.
  • In-depth knowledge of the Education Code, Title 5 and other administrative regulations and the ability to apply these regulations.
  • Technical aspects of field of specialty.
  • Ability to successfully delegate, ensure adherence to College and District policies, practices and procedures, hold others responsible yet instill confidence among the faculty and staff.
  • Ability to exercise academic leadership to advance the College's mission.
  • Ability to participate in the College planning process while participating in the achievement of the goals and priorities of the District as a whole.
  • Ability to work cooperatively and responsively with all segments of the College, District and community at large.
  • Ability to participate in the process, development, and achievement of the college vision, and communicate that to faculty and staff.
  • Commitment to the community college concept, including the open door philosophy and a diverse curriculum for a heterogeneous student population.
  • Community resources that integrate with college services.
  • Commitment to a comprehensive, student-oriented environment that facilitates learning and student development.
  • Dedication to keeping students informed while seeking their opinions and providing a range of student services.
  • Dedication to the improvement of the educational process.
  • Facilitate communication and understanding of perspectives among faculty, staff, students, and the community, within the framework of a multi-college district.
  • Read, interpret, apply and explain complex laws, regulations, requirements, policies and procedures.
  • Interpersonal skills using tact, patience and courtesy.
  • Sensitivity to all facets of the community including the needs of various groups that comprise it.

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by individuals assigned to this classification. They are not intended to be construed, as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required of the classification.

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GCCCD is an Equal Employment Opportunity and Title IX employer.

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The Grossmont-Cuyamaca Community College District, a two-college district in eastern San Diego County, has been providing a high-quality education to the region since Grossmont College opened its doors in 1961 and Cuyamaca College began operating in 1978. The district is tied closely to the suburban and rural communities that it serves, providing a $1 billion economic impact to the region through its payroll, purchasing, and spending by students and alumni.

The district has a strong commitment to diversity and equity with a student population representing a broad variety of backgrounds, ethnicities, socioeconomic levels, cultures and abilities. The district strives to provide an educational environment that fosters cultural awareness, mutual understanding, and respect that ultimately also benefits the global community.

The colleges offer more than 150 degrees and certificates in a wide range of programs. Both colleges have signature programs that have become well-renowned. Grossmont College is recognized for its top-notch Administration of Justice, Culinary Arts, Nursing and Allied Health and Theatre Arts programs, while Cuyamaca is known for its Automotive Technology, Ornamental Horticulture, Environmental Health and Safety and Water/Wastewater Technology programs.

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Working at Grossmont-Cuyamaca Community College District

The mission of the Grossmont-Cuyamaca Community College District is to provide educational leadership through learning opportunities that anticipate, prepare for, and meet the future challenges of a complex democracy and a global society.

The Grossmont-Cuyamaca Community College District realizes that staff diversity in the academic environment fosters cultural awareness, mutual understanding and respect, harmony and creativity, while providing suitable role models for all students.

Both Grossmont and Cuyamaca College are comprehensive academic institutions located in El Cajon, a city in eastern San Diego County. Both are close to beaches, mountains, the desert, and varied cultural and recreational attractions.

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