Academic Dean, Nursing and Allied Health

United States, North America
Apr 02, 2014
Executive Administration Jobs
Position Type
Tenured & Tenure-Track

Pima Community College District

Academic Dean, Nursing and Allied Health

The Academic Dean, Nursing and Allied Health, performs academic and administrative leadership duties related to the day-to-day responsibility of assigned operations and are accountable for implementing and evaluating multiple programs and projects. Allied Health includes Radiologic Technology, Respiratory Therapy, Dental Hygiene, Dental Laboratory Technology and Dental Assisting.

Duties and Responsibilities
• Understand and learn the outcomes and requirements of all programs within the area, including nursing, radiologic technology, respiratory therapy, dental hygiene, dental lab technology and dental assisting
• Provide direction and supervision to staff and/or faculty employees to include: prioritizing and assigning work; conducting performance evaluations; ensuring faculty and staff are trained; and make hiring, termination and disciplinary actions with subordinate employees
• Develop, implement, and evaluate programs’ goals, objectives, policies, and services that are consistent with the College mission
• Direct, oversee, and participate in the development of the departments’ work plans; monitors workflow; reviews and evaluates work products, methods, and procedures
• Manage the departments’ budgets; approve and monitor expenses
• Provide direction for curriculum, instructional, and/or program development, equipment, and implementation; evaluates results and making appropriate modifications
• Interpret and apply policies and procedures for mediation and conflict resolution with students, faculty, staff, and external entities
• Oversee grants, projects and related research activities
• Develop and support grant and project development
• Conduct business intelligence and research analysis
• Serve as the Director for the nursing program overseeing state and national accreditation requirements for the program. Work with the department chair to ensure compliance with all accreditation requirements.  Serve as the administrator for the Allied Health programs
• Work with the departments’ directors and chairs to ensure compliance with accreditation standards for all programs in the allied health areas.
• Direct the development of research materials; provides reports and recommendations on staffing, scheduling, enrollment, services, and other areas as required
• Serve on a variety of internal and external task forces and committees
• Engage in a program of professional improvement in order to remain current in area of responsibility
• Collaborate with other organizations to promote organizational effectiveness, awareness, and public relations
• Perform other duties of a similar nature or level as required.
• Position specific responsibilities may include:
• Rotating evening and Saturday supervisor duty
• May be required to travel

Job Requirements
• Master's degree from an accredited institution with a major in Nursing; and
• Three years of experience as a registered nurse providing direct patient care; and
• Two years’ full-time college level teaching experience or administration over a nursing program leading to licensure; and
• A current Arizona Registered Nurse license in good standing or a current multi-state Registered Nurse license in good standing.

• One year responsibility as a subject matter lead or chair or administrator over a health program leading to licensure
• Doctoral Degree in any area with a Master’s in Nursing or Doctoral Degree in Nursing

The successful candidate will have the following knowledge, skills and abilities:
• Supervisory principles
• Managerial principles
• Strategic principles
• Program development
• Grant management and development principles
• Advanced business practices
• Knowledge of the Arizona State Nurse Practice Act
• Accreditation standards and practices for health programs’ accreditation.
• Current technology trends and applications
• Applicable local, state, and Federal laws, codes, regulations, and compliance requirements
• Academic development principles
• Higher education administration principles
• Student development principles
• Clinical and externship partnership development
• Simulation technology and utilization in education
• Online education practices.
• Current trends in area of responsibility
• Research principles
• Budget principles
• Principles, practices, and techniques of designing, developing, delivering, and evaluating education programs
• Monitoring and evaluating employees
• Organizing work and balancing multiple priorities
• Critical thinking skills
• Fostering effective teamwork
• Interpreting and applying local, state, federal laws and compliance requirements
• Developing and implementing goals, objectives, and procedures and Standard Practice Guides
• Working with a diverse student and employee population
• Interpreting and applying procedures and policies demonstrating leaderships within the discipline
• Analyzing and resolving complex and often stressful situations
• Public speaking
• Evaluating higher education programs, services, and curricula
• Conducting research and developing reports and proposals
• Managing and monitoring budgets
• Building teams and consensus
• Resolving conflict
• Communication, interpersonal skills as applied to interaction with coworkers, supervisor and the general public sufficient to exchange or convey information and to receive work direction

Posting Number: 14A3WCG471

Position Type: Administrator

Department: West Campus

Minimum -Maximum Salary: $99,273 - $128,861

Salary Breakdown: Annually

Job List: External

Open Until Filled: Yes

Please refer to the Administrator Personnel Policy Statement at

Directions for Applying and Other Important Information
Applications will be accepted via the job announcement on the Pima Jobs site on the Pima web site (  The application materials required are a letter of interest and a resume/CV. 

• Resume/CV should be up-to-date and account for and describe all gaps in employment
• Letter of interest or cover letter should not exceed four pages, and should describe your knowledge, skills, abilities and experience related to the duties and responsibilities of the position, as well as the strengths you would bring to the assignment.  Letters of interest/cover letters are not required to be addressed to a specific person or persons

If you have any questions regarding the application process, please call Erin Thompson in Human Resources at (520) 206-4624.  Human Resources hours are normally Monday through Friday, 8:00 am to 5:00 pm. 

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