Davidson-Davie Community College (DDCC) is an award-winning institution known for a commitment to excellence and student success. The DDCC community is dedicated to providing a high quality education designed to prepare students to live and work in an increasingly interconnected world. To this end, DDCC celebrates the value of a diverse faculty and staff and encourages applicants from diverse backgrounds to apply. DDCC faculty and staff are passionate about equity and our responsibility to work with each unique student to support them in successfully attaining their goals.
DDCC's benefits and other resources make it possible to excel both professionally and personally. We are a dynamic community that supports and celebrates the success of all of its members. The future is here!
$5,000 Sign-on bonus to be paid out as follows: $2,500 to be paid upon employment in the first month of regularly scheduled payroll and $2,500 upon successful completion of 1-year of service.
What you’ll do on a typical day
The Director, Nursing Programs displays a focus on DDCC students and their success and has characteristics that are critical to successfully serve in the role. This position requires demonstrated ability to create and maintain effective working relationships with all areas of DDCC as well as in the community and state. The Director will be innovative and forward thinking with the ability to planstrategically at least 3-5 years ahead based on a variety of inputs. Flexibility of schedule is necessary to represent DDCC at events and to take advantage of unexpected engagement opportunities. It is critical for the Director to employ problem-solving skills that align with DDCC’s mission in order to navigate challenges in a proactive manner. In addition, the Director is responsible for engaging in professional development and promoting the College mission, vision, and values.
This full-time position reports directly to the Dean, Health Sciences. The Director, Nursing Programs, has responsibility for maintaining legal requirements and standards conforming to the General Statutes of North Carolina (NC), the NC Nursing Practice Act, and the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN). The Director, Nursing Programs has the following responsibilities:
Assists with identifying and supporting processes that foster student learning, effective teaching, and meaningful curriculums of study resulting in the achievement of identified outcomes
Guides faculty in data collection, analysis, and use to promote effective teaching and learning
Facilitates processes to ensure that results of academic review and assessment of student learning outcomes are used to continuously improve instruction
Assists faculty in implementation of guiding teaching principles and adoption of new instructional methods and innovative learning strategies
Collaborates with faculty and staff in recruiting, advising, orientation, and retention
Acts as a liaison with relevant community agencies, business and industry partners, senior colleges and universities, K-12 partners, and peer institutions in order to respond effectively to community and workforce needs
Coordinates advisory board membership and meetings
Works with faculty and staff to address student issues and discipline problems using appropriate policy and procedures that are aligned with DDCC mission, vision and values
Direct responsibility for and supervision of recruitment, hiring, orientation, coaching, mentoring and evaluation of faculty and staff, both full time and part time
Maintains compliance with standards and legal requirements that conform to the General Statutes of North Carolina, the North Carolina Nursing Practice Act and the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing
In collaboration with the Dean of Health Sciences, coordinates the instructional process through appropriate planning, completion of scheduling activities, teaching assignments and ensuring adequacy of supplies, equipment, and facilities
Coordinates processes for syllabi, learning resources and textbooks by the established deadlines
Provides leadership in curriculum development and continuous improvement in nursing and programs
Assists in planning, developing, implementing, and evaluating the nursing curriculum for all nursing programs, including processes for external accreditation
Explores opportunities for additional clinical resources and coordinates processes for contract initiation and renewal.
Works with the Clinical Coordinator to ensure faculty and students meet the contractual obligations of clinical facilities.
Participates and involves faculty in public relations, recruitment, and the development of policies and procedures related to the programs including admission policies and procedures
Ensures that accurate and current program information for the public is available.
Represents programs and Davidson-Davie Community College at local, state and national events
Prepares reports and responds to requests for information from students, faculty, staff, and members of the community
Seeks collaborations that fulfill the College mission and involve program faculty across campus and the community
Encourages faculty and staff to become engaged in the campus and community as appropriate
Participates in College meetings and events
Teaches courses as appropriate to support the academic mission of the College
Maintains licensure to practice as a Registered Nurse in North Carolina
Performs other duties as assigned that support the mission and initiatives of the College
Hold an active unencumbered license or multistate licensure privilege to practice as a registered nurse in North Carolina.
Have two years of full-time experience as a faculty member in a Board-approved nursing program.
Be experientially qualified, having clinical nursing experience, experience as a faculty member in a nursing program, and academic or nursing leadership experience to lead the program to accomplish the mission, goals, and expected program outcomes.
Hold a graduate degree in nursing from an accredited institution.
Prior to or within the first three years of employment, have education in teaching and learning principles for adult education, including curriculum development, implementation, and evaluation, appropriate to the program director role.
Have knowledge of current nursing practice for the registered nurse and the licensed practical nurse.
Minimum of two calendar years of full-time employment or the equivalent in clinical nursing practice as a
Skill in the use of computers and commitment to use of technology
Excellent oral and written communication skills
Ability to work effectively and collegially with others
Ability to provide leadership in anticipating and responding to change
Familiarity with and appreciation for the mission of a comprehensive community college
Effectiveness in the following College organizational competencies:
Translating College purpose, values, and vision into organizational action
Collaborating and facilitating
Creating and innovating
Anticipating and responding to change
Providing vision and leadership
Assessment of student learning
Engagement and assessment of successful student retention models
Doctoral Degree in nursing or Master’s Degree with a functional emphasis in nursing education
Experience in the instructional use of technology, simulation, and non-traditional teaching methods
Davidson County Community College is a member of the North Carolina Community College system. DCCC serves Davidson/Davie and adjoining counties with the main campus located on the border of Lexington and Thomasville, and the Davie campus located in Mocksville. We also have three satellite education centers in the area for students who find it convenient to study in a smaller environment. Davidson County Community College is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer. (See Davidson County Community College website – www.davidsonccc.edu – Street Address: 297 DCCC Road, Thomasville, NC 27360-7385 – Post Office Address: P.O. Box 1287, Lexington, NC 27293-1287)Davidson County Community College’s mission is to develop minds, inspire imaginations, and prepare students for enhanced career and educational opportunities within a changing global environment.