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Dean of Nursing

El Paso Community College
El Paso, TX, TX

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Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Community College

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Job Summary

Responsible for instructional leadership for the district-wide nursing programs and develop, implement, and evaluate vocational and associate degree nursing programs.

Essential Functions

Coordinate the integration of such programs and services with faculty, staff, students and other campus constituencies. Demonstrate judgment, utilize innovation in the implementing of nursing course of studies. Develop, implement, manage, and evaluate the nursing programs. Provide program advice to faculty, staff, and students. Develop nursing class schedules and nursing faculty/staff development activities, including assigned facilities (classrooms and labs). Supervise the ordering of textbooks and oversee current nursing course outlines and syllabi for all courses. Manage the annual review of nursing course outlines and syllabi for overall effectiveness. Provide input regarding the design and use of nursing instructional laboratory space and equipment. Participate in the catalog revision process by providing updated information.

Recommend short and long-range operational and strategic plans for the nursing program and related policies/procedures. Implement approved nursing programs. Coordinate, plan, and recommend curricular nursing program development, innovations, modifications, and revisions. Collect data and maintain records on the nursing program’s facilities, personnel, budget, equipment, and student enrollment trends, grade analyses, and institutional/program effectiveness standards which support the college’s long-term strategic plan.

Ensure and maintain nursing accreditation standards, appropriate governmental regulations, and District policies and procedures. Ensure that required reports and fees are submitted on time. Maintain specialized accreditation documents. Assist with self-studies. Participate in scheduled site visits. Ensure that recommendations from the site visits are implemented.

Recommend the operational budget for the nursing program with faculty and staff input. Manage the fiscal allocations in accordance with the program’s approved budget. Monitor equipment and inventories for the nursing programs. Oversee and approve department budgets, schedules, purchase requisitions, textbook orders, inventories, and other necessary documents regarding the nursing program and ensure they are processed in a timely manner.

Establish and maintain relationships with businesses, the local community, and educational institutions. Participate in professional and community activities at local, state, and national levels. Communicate and coordinate activities with campus-based and district units. Ensure that nursing program advisory committees and taskforces meet regularly and that minutes are recorded. Coordinate articulation efforts of nursing programs and courses with secondary and post-secondary institutions.

Assist with employment/termination activities. Provide personnel management direction and guidance to nursing faculty and staff, including orientation, assignment, performance evaluation, coaching, personal and professional development. Facilitate resolution of nursing students, faculty, or staff conflicts. Recommend nursing faculty and staff for assignment to college-wide committees and task forces. Supervise and review classroom assignments, office hours, class schedules, and other pertinent information regarding the faculty within the nursing program. Ensure that the nursing faculty and staff perform their duties and responsibilities in accordance with District policies and procedures. Recommend and implement personnel-related actions within the specific areas of responsibilities.

Responsible for leadership within the Division to direct, develop, implement, manage, and evaluate assigned programs and community outreach activities (e.g. Rio Grande Border Health Clinic, Simulation Laboratory, Career Fairs, and Health Fairs).

Initiate and maintain clinical affiliation agreements to provide adequate clinical sites for allied health program student clinical experiences. Monitor requirements for background checks and substance abuse testing, and immunizations/titers for faculty and students in accordance with regulations and affiliate requirements.

Perform other duties as assigned.


Required Qualifications:

1. Master’s degree with nine (9) years of experience in a degreed Nursing program with demonstrated knowledge, skills, and abilities in program planning and development, planning and budgeting in an academic environment, or similarly related field.

NOTE: A copy of the transcript reflecting this required education MUST be submitted for consideration and reflect completed coursework and degrees conferred. The candidate must be fully qualified for the position at the time of application.

2. Must hold a current Texas License as a Registered Nurse.

3. Effective conflict resolution, leadership, and teambuilding skills. Demonstrated success in leading a team in collaborative goal setting, strategic planning, and objective achievement. Demonstrated success or ability to work with a broad range of college constituencies and community groups, in support of the strategic initiatives and goals.

4. Effective interpersonal and organizational skills. Ability to deal effectively and fairly with a variety of individuals in a courteous manner.

5. Effective oral and written communication skills. Experience making presentations to large groups.

6. Working knowledge of program and curriculum development, implementation of innovative teaching methods, and evaluation methodologies.

7. Effective management and supervisory skills. Ability to provide vision, planning, leadership, and management to the staff.

8. Experience with personal computers and a variety of word-processing, spreadsheet, database, e-mail, and presentation software. Ability to generate reports.

9. Demonstrated success in working with students and staff in dealing with disciplinary issues and conflict management.

10. Documented experience developing and executing institutional budgets. Demonstrated success in managing grant activities and budgets.

11. Effective decision-making, time management, goal setting, and planning ability.

Special Conditions:

1. This is a security-sensitive position as defined under the Texas Education Code, Section 51.215; the successful applicant will be required to undergo a criminal background check, as permitted and/or required by applicable law, and in accordance with the College’s policies and procedures.

Other Requirements

Individuals desiring consideration MUST complete and submit an EPCC Application for Employment on-line by the announced deadline.

COPIES OF ACADEMIC TRANSCRIPTS AND A COPY OF A CURRENT TEXAS REGISTERED NURSING LICENSE MUST BE uploaded with the application. CURRENT EMPLOYEES ARE ALSO REQUIRED TO UPLOAD THEIR TRANSCRIPTS WITH EACH SUBMITTED APPLICATION; TRANSCRIPTS IN PERSONNEL FILES CANNOT BE ACCESSED BY EVALUATORS FOR THIS PURPOSE. Only documents stating 'Transcript' or 'Unofficial Transcript' will be accepted. Other documents (Degree Audit, Degree Summary, Program Summary, etc.), uploaded in lieu of transcripts will not be accepted.

If you are unable to attach your transcripts to your application, please mail your transcripts to El Paso Community College, Employment Services, P.O. Box 20500, El Paso, TX 79998. Mailed documents MUST include the position title and posting number for this position vacancy.

A letter of application, resume, letters of recommendation, and other supporting documents are optional but highly encouraged and may be submitted on-line with the application form or forwarded to the Human Resources Department at El Paso Community College, Employment Services, P.O. Box 20500, El Paso, TX 79998. Mailed documents must be received by the application deadline. Documents received after the application deadline will not be accepted.

Copies of transcripts must reflect completed coursework and conferred degrees. All academic coursework and degrees must be from an accredited college or university or be certified by an acceptable agency that the institution is recognized by the appropriate governmental agency in its home country (this is generally stated in the degree evaluation).

Transcripts issued in a language other than English must be accompanied by a full translation (word for word) by a current member of the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES). Additionally, each foreign transcript must be evaluated for equivalency to United States accredited coursework.

Applications containing foreign transcripts that are not accompanied with the above required documentation will not be considered.

Out-of-town candidates invited for an on-campus interview will be reimbursed for one-half of the transportation cost for travel performed within the United States. The College will arrange and pay for up to two nights lodging.

In accordance with federal law and as a condition of employment, the successful candidate must furnish documentation verifying employment authorization eligibility and identity before being employed.

The El Paso County Community College district is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, gender, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, or gender identity.

Physical Requirements:

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to use hands to feel. The employee is frequently required to walk, sit and talk or hear. The employee is occasionally required to stand; reach with hands and arms, stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl, and taste or smell. The employee must occasionally lift or move up to 10 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.


El Paso Community College (EPCC) is a dynamic, innovative multicampus organization with five full-service campuses and more than 30 community- based teaching sites. The college serves the needs of the largest sunbelt metropolitan community along the U.S./Mexico border, with a population exceeding 825,000. The College offers a 7-day-a-week class schedule in liberal arts, technical, vocational, and non-traditional educational programs with an enrollment exceeding 28,000 multicultural credit and non-credit students each semester.

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