POSITION DESCRIPTION: Lakeland Community College is seeking a full-time, non-teaching faculty member to serve as the Nursing Program Director. Working under the direction of the Dean for Health Technologies, the Nursing Program Director is primarily responsible for the development and administration of the nursing program, which includes ensuring the mission/philosophy and outcomes of the nursing education unit are congruent with those of the governing organizations, as well as providing input to and administering the program budget with faculty input.
The nursing program director is granted 15 units of release time in both the fall and spring semesters and 8 weeks of extended time (defined as work during breaks in the academic calendar – i.e. summer, spring break).
RESPONSIBILITIES: The Nursing Program Director is assigned the following responsibilities:
Develops and implements a plan for the evaluation and improvement of curriculum based on: 1) student learning outcomes; 2) input from faculty, administrators, clinical sites, students and advisory committees; and 3) changes in pertinent national and state-wide legislation, standards for quality nursing care.
Consults with faculty with regard to planning, evaluating, or revising courses and clinical experiences.
Participates in college processes for assessing, interviewing, and recommending finalists for full-time faculty positions. Assists and collaborate with the dean to complete with faculty orientation and provides information for faculty evaluations.
Works in conjunction with relevant college departments, personnel, and processes to hire, orient, mentor and determine re-hire eligibility of part-time faculty.
Promotes professional development of all faculty.
Develops and recommends criteria and procedures for admission, promotion and graduation of student, in conjunction with the faculty, Dean and related College departments.
Oversees the program budget, recommending purchase of instructional materials, equipment and supplies.
Develops and maintains cooperative relationships with college administration and its corresponding units, faculty, students, the board, and external communities of interest, including clinical agencies.
Ensures regular faculty meetings for development, revision, and implementation of the systematic plan of evaluation, with development of action plans as needed.
Facilitates processes required for maintenance of accreditation and Ohio Board of Nursing approval.
Develops, plans, and assists with orientation and registration of new and returning students.
Ensures that clinical onboarding requirements are completed on a timely basis for both internal and external constituents (external hospitals and agencies) working in conjunction with faculty, clinical coordinator, and the department secretary.
Monitors student progress, determining eligibility for progression and graduation. Advises students when performance and/or progress is unsatisfactory and assists in developing plan for improvement, in collaboration with faculty.
Meets with prospective graduates to review necessary procedures for licensing
Certifies each student’s degree completion to the Board of Nursing.
Ensures end of program, graduate, and employer surveys are conducted and analyzed, with improvement plans developed as needed.
Represents the nursing program with various relevant professional and regional organizations, including Ohio League for Nursing and Ohio Council for Associate Degree Nursing Education.
Assembles data and prepares a wide variety of reports and documents for regional, state, and national accrediting and approval bodies.
CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT: This is a full-time faculty position required to work the standard minimum (full-time faculty) commitment of 178 days (two sixteen-week semesters plus 18 days of related work) plus additional weeks during breaks in the academic calendar and summer. Traditionally, the nursing program director has been granted 8 weeks of extended time calculated at a rate of .0281 of base salary per week for program oversight.
The employment contract begins fall semester of 2021. The first day of employment would be August 1, 2021.
Completion of an approved registered nursing education program.
A master’s degree with a major in nursing.
Experience of at least five (5) years in the practice of nursing as a registered nurse, two of which have been as a faculty member in a registered nursing education program
Current, valid licensure as a registered nurse in the state of Ohio.
Teaching experience at a community college is preferred.
Additional Salary Information: Lakeland provides a competitive compensation package, with initial salary dependent upon education and experience. College benefits include healthcare and prescription drug coverage, dental and vision insurance, life and long-term disability insurance, and tuition fee waiver.
Please review Lakeland’s Total Compensation for Full-time Faculty. The salary schedule reflects compensation for fall and spring semesters. The program director will also earn extended time equal to .00562 times the base salary from the salary schedule times 40 days.
Internal Number: 2021-0428A
About Lakeland Community College
Lakeland Community College began in 1967 and was the first college in Ohio to be established by a popular vote of the people. The College's very beginnings were the result of the hard work, dedication and persistence of a group of individuals committed to their vision of higher learning for people in Northeast Ohio.
Nearly 1,000 full and part-time employees contribute to Lakeland's success. A "students first" culture, an attractive and well-maintained campus, and an atmosphere of shared governance and collegiality, coupled with competitive wages and benefits, are some of the reasons these individuals share their talents by working at the college.