Associate Dean of Nursing
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Primarily Days (Monday-Friday)
Weekends/Evenings on Occasion
Lakeshore Technical College – Cleveland, Wisconsin
Under the direction of the Dean of Health and Human Services, the Associate Dean provides leadership and assists in managing operations and instructional programming within the Associate Degree Nursing program (ADN), Practical Nursing program (LPN), Nursing Assistant program, and the Clinical Skills Laboratory. Advocates for education accessibility, quality instruction, and inspires a student-first culture. Leads an environment in which integrity and ethics are the norm. Collaborates with the Division Dean, faculty, staff, and departments across the college to provide the resources, information, autonomy, and support needed to achieve results. Advances the image of the division and programs inside and outside of the College. Supports and champions college initiatives, policies, and procedures. Provide an exceptional customer service experience to both internal and external customers throughout every interaction.
ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS (Other duties may be assigned):
(40%) People Leadership
• Manage, and coach a diverse faculty/staff talent pool capable of achieving results.
• Trust the judgment of others, delegating and giving latitude to exercise authority in their own areas of expertise.
• Demonstrate effective interpersonal communication fostering open and respectful interaction.
• Motivate faculty to incorporate contemporary adult learning theory into practice.
• Maintain customer focus by tailoring message and style effectively communicating to internal and external customers.
• Guide Advisory Committees and foster engagement.
• Address staff and student issues in an effective and timely manner.
(25%) Resource Leadership
• Maintain state of industry-relevant labs and classrooms.
• Analyze reports to effectively assign workload; manages personnel and non-personnel current expense, and capital budgets.
• Utilize a problem-solving and decision-making process which incorporates data, experience, and faculty and staff appropriately.
• Manage open and transparent division-level financial processes and communication.
• Seek resources from internal and external resources (e.g., Grants, donations) to meet division needs.
• Grant managing and reporting.
• Assists with developing plan(s) and budget for department.
(15%) Strategic Division Leadership
• Engage faculty, staff and stakeholders to create strategic division plans that align to the Academic Master, College Mission, Vision and Strategic Plan.
• Create a culture in which breakthrough ideas are generated to create and improve programing, curriculum, and delivery and student success.
• Measure division performance using quality and key performance indicators, monitors, reports and other available data.
• Ensure that student learning is assessed, improved, and effective through program review and continuous improvement processes (e.g. QRP, folder, academic maps, etc.)
• Design student-focused schedules that optimize workload and classroom efficiencies.
• Ensure program compliance with the Wisconsin Technical College System Board’s and program accreditation standards.
• Balance the achievement of day-to-day results with the accomplishments of key college initiatives.
• Ensure compliance with the State of Wisconsin Board of Nursing (WBON) rules, regulations, and administrative codes.
• Ensure compliance with the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN) standards.
• Develop and maintain the Systematic Evaluation Plan (SEP) yearly for ADN & PN accreditation.
• Complete self-study for ADN and PN ACEN accreditation.
• Complete annual reports to the WBON and ACEN.
(15%) Personal Leadership
• Convey credibility through academic and leadership expertise.
• Respect all individuals and treats them fairly; honors commitments to others; models high ethical standards and integrity.
• Demonstrate the courage to do what is right despite personal risk or discomfort.
• Has a realistic understanding of own strengths and development needs; commit time to continuous learning.
• Cultivate an active network of relationships inside and outside functional area; foster teamwork by being inclusive, supportive, and collaborative.
• Participate in and/or lead local and state activities appropriate to the position.
(5%) Manager Essential Responsibilities
Supervision is provided to the Nursing programs (ADN and LPN), Nursing Program Assistant programs, and Clinical Skills Laboratory. Other programs may be added as needed. Responsible for the overall direction, coordination, and evaluation of these staff. Responsibilities include design position responsibilities, interview, hire, and train employees; plan, assign, and direct work; supervise, mentor, and develop staff through the Employee Performance review; reward and discipline employees. Carry out managerial responsibilities in accordance with the organization’s policies and applicable laws to include:
o Develop plan(s) and budget for department.
o Address staff and student issues in an effective and timely manner.
o Be an active advocate for LTC in the community.
o Be active in the college by serving on committees.
o Teach classes, as requested, based on course-identified qualifications.
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:
• Master’s degree in Nursing is required.
• Three to five years of relevant occupational experience required.
• A minimum of two years relevant higher education and leadership experience strongly preferred.
CERTIFICATIONS, LICENSURE, REGISTRATION:
• Must meet requirements of appropriate accrediting agencies, have or be able to obtain Wisconsin Nursing licensure, and be certifiable by the Wisconsin State Board of Nursing.
• Proficient in the use of Microsoft Office Suite programs (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, etc.).
• Ability to navigate through Windows; access college network system; understand database concepts; and download and manage various applications and files.
• Ability to quickly adapt to new technology and be able to support any software or hardware that is used by the College.
OTHER KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES:
• Complete classroom or clinical observations and provide constructive feedback and evaluation of performance to faculty and staff.
• Ability to champion the value of technical colleges as centers of educational opportunity, and the engine for local economic growth.
• Demonstrated skill in developing and evaluating academic programs and assessing student learning outcomes.
• Demonstrate student-centered philosophy.
• Manage with effective human relations, decision-making, and problem-solving skills.
• Exhibit excellent organizational skills in planning, budgeting, and resource allocation.
• Display effective written and oral communication skills with diverse groups.
• Ability to build consensus, to bring about constructive change using participatory processes, and to work effectively with diverse students, faculty, and staff.
• Demonstration of effective performance as a member of a work team.
• Exemplify college values in all staff and student interactions, as well as services delivered.
• Ability to maintain effective working relationships and relate successfully with staff, students, and people of diverse cultural, social, or educational backgrounds.
• Fluent, bilingual is beneficial.
PHYSICAL DEMANDS/WORK ENVIRONMENT:
• While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit and talk or hear.
• The employee frequently is required to stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls; and reach with hands and arms.
• The employee is occasionally required to climb or balance and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl.
• The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds.
• Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.
• Work environment may require multi-tasking.
• The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.
This job description is designed to cover the basic functions of the job and is not considered a detailed description of every job duty that is required, other duties may be assigned as needed. Duties, responsibilities, and activities may change at any time with or without notice to ensure the successful delivery of organizational objectives.
CONDITION OF EMPLOYMENT:
- Employment conditional on completion of a Background Information Disclosure (BID) with the results acceptable to the College.