Laramie County Community College Program Director, Nursing in Cheyenne, Wyoming
The mission of Laramie County Community College is to transform our students' lives through the power of inspired learning. Our over-arching goal is that our accomplishments as a community college will distinguish LCCC from others in the nation, in turn benefiting our communities and bringing pride to the Great State of Wyoming. Our core values include Passion, Authenticity, and the Desire to Make a Difference.
A copy of official or unofficial transcripts are required for this position. You can upload transcripts in your applicant profile. A cover letter detailing how you meet the minimum and preferred qualifications for this position is required. You can upload a cover letter when you create an applicant profile.
LCCC aspires to having a world class faculty, and therefore it is expected that faculty will develop as professional educators and experts in their field, while serving the College in collaborative and collegial relationships across the institution. This is accomplished through the Faculty Academy, offered within the Center for Teaching & Learning. Successful completion of the Faculty Academy requirements while on provisional status, allows for application for continuing contract.
Core responsibilities of this position include: The Nursing program director is responsible for the coordination, planning, presentation, and evaluation of the Nursing program. The program director is responsible for performing assigned duties during the day, evening, or weekend on any Laramie County Community College campus or outreach center as assigned. At a minimum, the related activities include administration of the Nursing program, academic advising; serving on various committees; coordinating and/or participating in school based community events and service-learning activities and participating in local, state, regional, or national professional activities and organizations. The program director performs all other duties as directed by the School Dean, Vice President of Academic Affairs, or the President or designee. This is a 12 month position; employee will accrue 14 hours paid vacation per month of employment.
Other duties may be assigned based on institutional need.
Salary and Benefits: This is a Faculty Managerial 8 position.
Starting Salary: $82,456-$98,947.
Priority Screening Date: Position is open until filled. For full consideration, apply by February 20th, 2018.
Starting Date: May 29, 2018.
For information about Cheyenne http://lccc.wy.edu/about/welcome.
Program Administration (80-90% of your total work time is spent on service to the College)
Program directors oversee their respective programs to insure the quality and rigor of the program of study while also working with students and faculty to provide the best opportunity for student success. Responsibilities with this administrative function of their role includes but is not limited to the following:
Develop and maintain program, compliance and accreditation records, self-study, program website, handbook, catalog description, graduation activities, promotion, and application materials
Submit annual survey/periodic reports to accreditation association and governmental regulatory boards, including notification of any significant college/programmatic changes affecting accreditation
Plan program calendar, class schedules, update and revise program
Provide leadership in developing, collecting, analyzing and reporting program, course, and student outcomes for college, advisory committee, state boards, and regulatory entities
Coordinate program review activities and maintain program assessment materials including student, course, and program
Collaborate with School Dean to align program budget and resources with college initiatives and strategic plan
Assign and schedule faculty workloads according to College policy and department needs and facilitate program faulty meetings
Assist in the recruitment, selection, supervision, training, mentoring, and evaluation of program staff
Participate in program articulation with other colleges, universities, and businesses
Plan program of study and course offerings to best meet students’ needs and minimize students’ scheduling conflicts.
Manage and monitor student recruitment, admissions, selection and advising processes
Provide leadership to program advisory committee and stakeholders per college and regulatory entities
Establish and maintain affiliation agreements
Review and manage software, equipment, service, and externship contracts
Oversight of student clinical evaluation and ensure the effectiveness of clinical experience
Oversight and maintain program laboratory facilities and equipment to meet all applicable state and federal regulatory requirements
Maintain student compliance of clinical requirements such as annual PPD, CHESS booklet, CPR, annual flu vaccinations etc.
Mediate student, class, and clinical issues and/or potential appeals to resolve student, faculty, or employee conflicts
Audit students for graduation, licensing, and certification and submit documentation to internal and external stakeholders Maintain currency of legislative, regulatory, legal and practice issues affecting clinical education, students, and the respective profession
Coordinate and provide testing/NCLEX review services (such as Kaplan) with necessary materials such as updated student rosters on a regular basis in addition to coordinate end of semester NCLEX review course
Assign faculty to respective LCCC Nursing course(s) based on needs of the LCCC Nursing students and the LCCC Nursing program
Coordinate CNA courses to include hiring of needed instructors/adjuncts for classroom, lab, and clinical components including keeping CNA curriculum current with respect to federal and state requirements
Assign faculty, as needed, to concurrent enrollment lead instructor role(s) for CNA courses
Oversee clinical placement of students in the LCCC Nursing program including the hiring, as needed, of clinical instructors
Assign clinical faculty placements and oversee clinical faculty syllabus, clinical placement information, student lists, and clinical schedule
Maintain nursing faculty handbook and insure that all faculty members—full time and adjuncts—have handbook and all necessary program forms
Maintain student handbook and insure aligned with College and HSW handbooks
Teach, as needed, within HSW or Nursing program
Service to the College (5-10% of your total work time is spent on service to the College)
Contribute to the College by engaging in activities that support, stimulate, and sustain the institution and the community
Responsibilities associated with this function include:
Align with Core Values:
Demonstrate a commitment to the College by involvement in one or more of the following:
Serving on recognized College committees
Participating in student, College, or community-sponsored activities
Advise student clubs or groups
Engage in active and productive collaboration with colleagues through department, school, and College- wide initiatives such as attending program director and HSW school meetings, college assemblies, professional development and orientation activities, etc.
Assist with program promotion and recruitment of students through collaborative relationships with external stakeholders such as four-year partners in transfer and/or articulation, industry, high schools, etc.
Work closely with internal stakeholders such as Advising, Admissions, Student Success, Financial Aid, and the Career Center to promote student success
Provide collegial assistance and mentoring for colleagues
Professional Development (5-10% of your total work time is spent on Professional Development)
Program directors are knowledgeable about their subject matter and maintain relevancy in their field through activities such as research, publications, presentations, professional association memberships, and/or conference attendance. Responsibilities associated with this function include:
Maintain current subject matter expertise and expand knowledge through professional development
Comply with the minimum faculty qualifications and credentials, and, if applicable, maintain required certification or licensure per Administrative Procedure 2.7P (Minimum Faculty Qualifications Procedure)
Engage in professional development activities in order to incorporate best practices within the Nursing program
Share knowledge gained through professional development with internal and external stakeholders
Perform other duties and responsibilities as assigned
Nonessential Functions: An employee in this position may perform some of these responsibilities on an infrequent basis.
Oversee activities of student club to ensure that program funds are spent appropriately and activities are appropriate and in accordance with college policy
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Demonstrate professional knowledge of discipline and changes in the field
Display a professional demeanor and exhibit good work ethic
Demonstrate strong interpersonal and communication skills and the ability to work effectively with a wide range of constituencies in a diverse community
Demonstrate collaboration, cooperation and sensitivity in working with patients, students, colleagues and staff in both the clinical and campus settings
Represent the college at appropriate meetings and planning sessions as they relate to the assigned area of responsibility
Facilitate clinical partnerships with clinical sites
Demonstrate appropriate judgment in making decisions
Apply appropriate evaluation techniques for assessing faculty teaching effectiveness in didactic and clinical settings
Promote student retention
Perform all of the essential functions of a Nursing professional
While performing the essential duties of this position, an employee would frequently be required to move around the assigned work space as well as within hallways, meeting rooms, and other parts of the campus and clinical facilities
There may be multiple/daily instances of prolonged standing during laboratory/clinical teaching or observations
There may be multiple/daily instances of prolonged personal computer use which would include keyboard and/or mouse usage as well as viewing a computer monitor and reading digital images
An employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 15 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds to perform essential position functions
Able to manipulate instruments, supplies, and equipment with speed, dexterity, and exceptional hand-eye coordination
Specific vision abilities required by this position include close vision, distance vision, and ability to adjust focus
The overall work environment requires the mental ability to shift focal point quickly due to interruptions; an employee must be able to mentally track multiple projects and tasking as well
Must be able to travel between the college and other regional laboratory/clinical sites
Function in an environment with substantial latex exposure and without an allergic reactions
NOTE: This position description is a general description; it is not intended as an employment contract, nor is it intended to describe all duties someone in this position may perform. All employees of the College are expected to perform other tasks as assigned by their respective supervisor/manager regardless of job title or routine job duties.
Master’s degree in Nursing
Hold an active, unencumbered Wyoming RN license or attainment of Wyoming License
Minimum of five (5) years of experience practice nursing and
Experience in teaching and knowledge of learning principles for adult education, including nursing curriculum development, administration, and evaluation
Five years teaching experience in an accredited Nursing program
Prior supervisory experience
Active in professional organization(s) at the local, state, and/or national level
LCCC DOES NOT SPONSOR H1B VISAS.
Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer
Laramie County Community College is committed to providing a safe and nondiscriminatory educational and employment environment. The college does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, religion, age, veteran status, political affiliation, sexual orientation or other status protected by law. Sexual harassment, including sexual violence, is a form of sex discrimination prohibited by Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972. The college does not discriminate on the basis of sex in its educational, extracurricular, athletic or other programs or in the context of employment.
The College has a designated person to monitor compliance and to answer any questions regarding the college’s non-discrimination policies: Please contact: Title IX and ADA Coordinator, Room 205B, Pathfinder Building, 1400 E College Drive, Cheyenne, WY 82007, 307-778-1217, TitleIX_ADA.Coordinator@lccc.wy.edu.
Street: 1400 E. College Dr