Associate Dean, Nursing

Kern Community College District

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Full Time
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Community College

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Associate Dean, Nursing

Kern Community College District

Salary: $113,206.28 - $148,536.45 Annually

Job Type: Full Time

Job Number: FY21-22-00686

Location: Bakersfield, CA

Department: Nursing

Basic Function
The Associate Dean, Health Careers, reporting directly to the Dean, Nursing/Allied Health, is responsible for the coordination, administration, and operation of the Nursing (RN, VN), and Emergency Medical Technology (EMT-Basic) programs and the development of allied health programs to meet community needs. The Associate Dean will provide leadership and assume responsibility for evaluation of the Nursing, EMT-Basic, and continuing education curricula as required by various licensing and accrediting agencies.

Representative Duties
Coordinate the administration and operation of the Registered Nursing, Vocational Nursing, and EMT-Basic programs, including courses and clinical facilities in order to maximize the learning opportunities for students.

Provide technical program information and assistance to faculty, administrators, staff, clinical agencies, and health facilities to promote the nursing, and other allied health programs.

Be responsible for the development, evaluation, and revision of the curricula of the nursing and EMT programs for compliance with licensing, accrediting, agencies, and College policies and procedures.

Assist in the promotion and marketing of the College image and articulation of the programs in the College service area. Maintain close liaison and harmonious relationships with area hospitals, related health care facilities, other Kern CCD nursing/allied health programs and educational and public agencies to foster strong working relationships.

Prepare and review state and national reports required by accrediting and governmental agencies, including but not limited to the Board of Registered Nursing, the Board of Vocational Nursing and Psychiatric Technicians, Department of Health Services, and the EMT approval authority to maintain and enhance the standards of the programs.

Evaluate the files of students entering the nursing and EMT-Basic programs, including advising and notifying students of entrance status to the programs.

Develop and administer the annual budget, maintain cost control of the budget and seek additional funding sources.

Disseminate research findings on health education issues to the faculty and staff and other agencies as appropriate.

Represent the College in local and state meetings related to nursing and EMT programs, standards, and accreditation.

Be responsible for the development and revision of allied health programs in order to meet community and student needs.

Prepare and administer grants, as appropriate.

Perform other related duties as assigned by the Dean, Nursing/Allied Health.

Minimum Qualifications
  • This position must meet requirements for “Director” according to BRN and BVNPT regulations.

  • Valid, active Registered Nurse license issued by the California Board of Registered Nursing.

  • Master's degree from an accredited college or university, which includes course work in nursing, education, or administration.

  • One year continuous, full-time experience as a registered nurse providing direct patient care.

  • Two years experience teaching in a pre-or-post-licensure nursing program within the last five years.

  • Course or courses offered by an accredited school with instruction in administration, teaching, and curriculum development.

  • A minimum of 3 years nursing administrative or nursing education experience within the last 5 years - nursing administrative experience

  • A demonstrated sensitivity to students with diverse academic, socio-economic, cultural, and ethnic backgrounds and student with disabilities.

    Minimum Qualifications from BRN
    (A) A master's or higher degree from an accredited college or university which includes course work in nursing, education or administration;

    (B) One (1) years' experience as an administrator with validated performance of administrative responsibilities consistent with section 1420(h);

    (C) Two (2) years' experience teaching in pre- or post-licensure registered nursing programs; and

    (D) One (1) years' continuous, full-time or its equivalent experience direct patient care as a registered nurse; or

    (E) Equivalent experience and/or education, as determined by the board.


    Minimum Qualifications from BVNPT:
    (A) Hold a current California active license as a Registered Nurse; and

    (B) Hold a baccalaureate degree from an accredited school; and

    (C) Have a minimum of three years' experience as a registered nurse; one year shall be in teaching or clinical supervision, or a combination thereof, in a state accredited or approved registered nursing or vocational or practical nursing, or psychiatric technician school within the last five years; or a minimum of three years' experience in nursing administration or nursing education within the last five years; and

    (D) Have completed a course or courses offered by an accredited school with instruction in administration, teaching, and curriculum development.

    Knowledge and Abilities
    Ability to provide leadership, stimulate cooperation and collaboration of instructional staff and participate in professional organizations in health care and education; assist in the administration of the nursing and EMT programs; supervise, evaluate, and assist assigned personnel; cooperate effectively with advisory committees, College committees, and accrediting and licensing agencies.

    Must have knowledge of laws, rules, and regulations pertaining to California Community Colleges, and to RN and VN nursing and EMT; teaching-learning process with special knowledge about career and technical educational programs. A demonstrated ability to communicate effectively, orally and in writing, and to work effectively and harmoniously with students, colleagues, staff, and others is essential.

    Demonstrates a willingness to work with students who have a wide range of skills, motivation, and academic, or vocational goals.

    Possesses a strong knowledge of and commitment to the California Community Colleges mission and philosophy.

    SALARY RANGE$113,206.28 - $ 148,536.45 annuallyMaximum Entry Level Salary: $ 118,937.35 annually
    SPECIAL INSTRUCTIONSFirst Review of Applications: Complete application packets will be accepted until the position is filled; but those received by May 9, 2022 are assured consideration. The College reserves the right to extend time limits or reinitiate the recruitment/selection process at any point. Completed application packet must include:
  • Completed Online Application for Employment form
  • Current resume
  • Letter of interest (Cover Letter)
  • Copy of legible transcripts, if applicable
  • List of five (5) professional references - Listed on application form
  • It is the applicant's responsibility to redact (or remove) any personal information from all documents prior to uploading. This includes Social Security Numbers, Date of Birth, and any photos of the applicant.

    Foreign Degree: Applicants with foreign degrees from colleges or universities outside of the United States must have their coursework evaluated by a professional association that is a member of the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES) or Academic Credentials Evaluation Institute, INC. (ACEI). A copy of the evaluation must be submitted with your on-line application.

    Applicants who require reasonable accommodation to participate in the selection process should contact Human Resources to make the necessary arrangements.
    EEO Plan 2021-2024

    Note: The District is strongly committed to achieving staff diversity and the principles of equal employment opportunity. The District encourages a diverse pool of applicants and does not discriminate on the basis of national origin, religion, age, gender, gender identity, gender expression, race or ethnicity, color, medical condition, genetic information, ancestry, sexual orientation, marital status, physical or mental disability, pregnancy, or because he/she is perceived to have one or more of the foregoing characteristics, or based on association with a person or group with one or more of these actual or perceived characteristics or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law, in any of its policies, procedures or practices. Discrimination Free Work Environment
    The District does not provide sponsorship for authorization to work in the United States. Work authorization should be established at the time of application submission.

    All applicants must apply online at Emails will not be accepted.


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    Kern Community College District (KCCD) serves communities over 24,800 square miles in parts of Kern, Tulare, Inyo, Mono, and San Bernardino counties through the programs of Bakersfield CollegeCerro Coso College and Porterville College. Governed by a locally elected Board of Trustees, the district’s colleges offer programs and services that develop student potential and create opportunities for our citizens.

    KCCD is geographically one of the largest community college districts in the United States, serving 26,000 students. Our students represent a diversity of religions, economic backgrounds, sexual orientations, abilities, and ethnicities.

    While the Kern Community College District was established as a separate entity in 1968 to respond to the changing needs of our communities, educational services have been provided to residents for many years: at Bakersfield College since 1913; at Porterville College since 1927; and in the Ridgecrest area since 1951 by what is now Cerro Coso College. All three colleges are proud members of the California Community College System and are accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges.

    Today, education centers and sites in Delano, downtown Bakersfield, the Mammoth/ Bishop area, Edwards Air Force, and the Kern River Valley offer additional convenient, localized instruction for thousands of residents. KCCD’s commitment to distance learning and other technological advances is creating increasing opportunities for education through the internet, satellite, and cable television to individuals across our broad service area and beyond.

    Mission Statement

    The mission of the Kern Community College District is to provide outstanding educational programs and services that are responsive to our diverse students and communities.



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