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Nursing Educational/Retention Specialist

Morton College
Cicero, IL

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Job Title:

Nursing Educational/Retention Specialist

Reports To and Evaluated by:

Associate Dean of Nursing

Required Qualifications:

Bachelor’s degree in Nursing required. Active Illinois RN license. A minimum of two years teaching experience is required. Knowledge of Microsoft Office products including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook. May be available to work some evenings. Ability to maintain confidentiality. Must be able to demonstrate the Morton College core values of compassion, fairness, respect, responsibility, tolerance and truth.

Preferred Qualifications:

Master’s degree in Nursing. Bilingual (English/Spanish), Experience with education, bridge programs, and program implementation.

Job Summary:

Under the direction of the Associate Dean of Nursing, the Educational Specialist is responsible for learning and retention of students in the Nursing department. The Educational Specialist assists in student registration, student orientation, tutoring, and preparation for the NCLEX. Listed below are the additional duties of this job description. The Educational Specialist is dedicated to conducting activities in a manner that promotes student success and lifelong learning. Works closely with the Morton College Nursing Faculty to assure that learning needs are met for the Nursing and CNA students.

Specific Job Duties:

  • Develop and implement innovative programs for Nursing and contextualize learning classes in compliance with content standards. Assist and collaborate in the development and management of comprehensive programming of services designed to increase student retention.
  • Collaborates with faculty and staff to coordinate learning needs of students.
  • Works with Associate Dean of Nursing to organize and facilitate student assessment, orientation, registration, and tutoring.
  • Delivers contextualized learning to various Nursing and CNA classes according to program innovation. Assists in developing and implementing supplemental instructional programs.
  • Assists Associate Dean of Nursing with special projects as assigned by the department.
  • Assists Associate Dean of Nursing with the collection and interpretation of data for reporting and program evaluation needs including student and alumni surveys.
  • In collaboration with the Associate Dean of Nursing Program and faculty, reviews textbooks, software, and technology tools to determine most appropriate materials for curriculum and classes.
  • Participates in Advisory Board meeting, when requested by Associate Dean of Nursing Program.
  • Collaborates with other departments to implement robust bridge programs for retention.
  • Collaborates with local high schools to create bridge and/or cohort programs for the Nursing and CNA programs.
  • Incorporates current nursing program retention initiatives into the nursing programs.
  • Works closely with nursing tutors and other retention staff to provide students effective learning plans.
  • Academic coaching as needed.
  • Assists with boot camps and orientation.
  • Develops PowerPoints for presentations and in-services.
  • Develops and maintains resources for Nursing and CNA students.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

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Special Instructions to Applicants:

Morton College is dedicated to diversity and is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We seek applicants from all backgrounds to ensure we get the best diverse talent to join our team. Minorities, women, individuals with diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply for employment opportunities.


Morton College, the second oldest community college in Illinois, was founded in 1924 to meet the educational demands in the growing communities of Berwyn, Cicero, Forest View, Lyons, McCook, Stickney and other near western suburbs which were a national hub of economic activity.

As a comprehensive community college, recognized by the Illinois Community College Board, Morton College's mission is: To enhance the quality of life of our diverse community through exemplary teaching and learning opportunities, community service, and life long learning.


Maximize the College's resources to support student learning.

Conduct ongoing assessment of student learning to discover new ways to help students succeed.

Develop responsive curricula and programs to serve community needs.

Encourage community families to embrace the educational opportunities Morton College provides.

Employment at Morton

Morton College has the distinction of being the second oldest comprehensive community college in Illinois. The pioneering spirit that established this learning community continues to drive Morton today as a Hispanic Serving Institution for Berwyn, Cicero, Forest View, Lyons, McCook, Stickney and other communities.

Morton College is located in Cicero, a western border suburb of Chicago, only eight miles from the heart of the business and cultural center of this great midwestern city. Chicago offers a complete array of entertainment venues, including six major professional sports teams plus the beautiful Lake Michigan recreational area.

As an institution of higher education, Morton College is committed to the development of its employees and encourages them to participate in life-long learning activities.

Morton College does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, marital status, or physical handicap in its educational, admissions, or employment practices.

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