North Short Community College Director of Nursing in Danvers, Massachusetts

Director of Nursing


Department:Division of Health Professions and Human Services

Locations:Danvers, MA

Posted:Jun 01, '18


Ref. No.:FY'18-FT52


About North Shore Community College:

NSCC is one of 15 Massachusetts community colleges. The college serves 26 cities and towns along the coastal region from north metropolitan Boston to Cape Ann. Since its founding in 1965, NSCC has grown from a single building to three campuses, and from five to nearly 90 academic programs of study. The college has an urban campus in downtown Lynn, a suburban campus in Danvers and a cosmetology and culinary center in Middleton. Nearly 35,000 students have graduated from NSCC. The college is accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges, Inc., through its Commission on Institution of Higher Education.

Job Description:

Director of Nursing

Division of Health Professions and Human Services

Professional Non-Unit position

Responsible for the implementation of the Nurse Education Program and options, as well as oversight of the Practical Nursing Program. The Director is responsible for oversight of the program budget, outcome assessment, and acts as the liaison with other programs/areas of the College as well as the external community.


  • In conjunction with the Department Chairs of Nurse Education and Practical Nursing, ensures integrity of the Programs' curricular offerings and services within the framework of Academic Affairs.

  • Ensures on-going programmatic accreditation and compliance with regulations promulgated by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts Board of Registration in Nursing (BORN) and Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN). Partners with the faculty to provide updated academic program review, self- study documents and accreditation reports.

  • Secures and develops all clinical placements through the CCP for the Nurse Education and Practical Nursing Programs. Maintains and expands current clinical contracts. Supervises the additional efforts of both the Nurse Education Chair and Practical Nursing Chair efforts in this area as well.

  • Develops with the Dean, Nurse Education Chair and Practical Nursing Department Chair a budget for the Programs; Dean submits to the Vice President of Academic Affairs; administers the budget as approved.

  • Initiates full- time nursing personnel searches, chairs search and recommends candidates to the Vice President of Academic Affairs. Facilitates the hiring process for appointments to adjunct and clinical faculty positions in the Programs and makes recommendations to hire to the Dean of Health and Human Services. Orients all new nursing faculty members to the College and to the Programs in conjunction with department chairs.

  • Designates and develops the Programs' course schedules to be incorporated into the College Master Schedule each semester in consultation with the nursing faculty and department chairs; submits to the Dean for inclusion in the College's Master Schedule. Works with the dean to assign all full-time and part-time workload.

  • Oversees curricular content for the Programs' compliance with ACEN, BORN and current evidence -based practice. Works through the governance process in consultation with the program faculty to support changes needed in the curriculum for compliance and accreditation purposes.

  • Supervise, evaluate, guide, and mentor all full time and part-time faculty assigned to the Programs.

  • Serves as the key liaison between the Programs and external agencies required for the implementation of the program.

  • Acts as a liaison between the Programs and the other programs/areas of the College in service to promote recruitment, outreach and student retention and degree completion.

  • Identifies and facilitates ongoing professional development needs of both program's faculty and staff to promote career development to stay current in the nursing field and advance excellence in teaching and learning and design.

  • Actively supports the teaching and learning process; works to create and support a student-centered environment that meets the needs of a culturally diverse student population.

  • Works actively with other areas of the College to ensure a spirit of college-wide collaboration, collegiality, civility and teamwork.

  • Collaborates in grant writing activities, participates in implementing and administering grant-funded projects related to the Programs.

  • Other duties as assigned.

SUPERVISION RECEIVED:Reports to the Dean of Health Professions and Human Services Division


  • Master of Science in Nursing degree from a regionally accredited institution.

  • Five years' experience as a nursing education program administrator or department chair or similar leadership role.

  • Prior supervisory experience preferred.

  • Current license to practice as a registered nurse in Massachusetts.

  • Excellent team leadership skills, excellent verbal and written communication and organizational skills.

  • Prior college level teaching experience in nursing required; prefer as a full-time faculty member in a collegiate setting; prefer community college setting

  • Strong practice background.

  • Strong technical computer skills.

  • Experience with ACEN accreditation; preferred experience with BORN

  • Successful experience interacting with culturally diverse populations.

  • Candidates will be required to pass a CORI/SORI background check as a condition of employment.

Additional Information:

SALARY RANGE: Salary commensurate with education and experience.


North Shore Community College is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, veteran status, genetic information, gender identity or sexual orientation in its programs and activities as required by Title IX of the Educational Amendments of 1972, the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, and other applicable statutes and college policies. The College prohibits sexual harassment, including sexual violence. Inquiries or complaints concerning discrimination, harassment, retaliation or sexual violence shall be referred to the College's Affirmative Action and/or Title IX Coordinator, the Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination, the Equal Opportunities Commission or the United States Department of Education's Office for Civil Rights.

Application Instructions:

Submit cover letter and resume for review. Review will begin immediately and position will remain open until filled.

Applicants selected for an interview will need to provide unofficial transcripts or foreign degree evaluations and the name, address, email and telephone number of at least three current professional references to Human Resources before the interview takes place.

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