Join the Bristol community for work and life!
Bristol Community College (Bristol) is an exciting place to
work, learn, and grow! Bristol is one of the largest employers in
the region and is dedicated to fostering an inclusive environment
with a rich diversity of beliefs, cultures, languages, abilities,
and lifestyles. Committed to enriching its educational experience
through a supportive community, Bristol actively encourages
candidates of all backgrounds to apply and achieve our vision to
change the world by changing lives, learner by learner. Our
employees work collaboratively across the college to ensure the
practice of shared governance and transparency in helping to move
the college towards comprehensive, innovative solutions, and to
empower and meet the needs of our always evolving Bristol
community. If you share a passion for helping a diverse student
body succeed and enjoy a fast-paced, inclusive, and gratifying work
environment, Bristol is the employer for you!
As a Commonwealth of Massachusetts employer, Bristol offers
benefitted employees a comprehensive compensation and benefits
package, including health, dental, life, long-term disability,
retirement, flexible spending, and paid time off (vacation,
personal, sick, and holiday pay). Tuition waiver discounts for
Bristol and the Commonwealth's public higher education institutions
are available for benefitted positions and certain non-benefited
positions. Non-benefited positions are eligible for a retirement
fund, paid time off (sick pay), as well as savings plans (available
to all non-student employees). More information can be found on our
Benefits website .
POSITION TITLE: Associate Dean of Nursing
DEPARTMENT: Health Sciences
REPORTS TO: Dean of Health Sciences
POSITIONS SUPERVISED: Oversees faculty and professional staff in
STATEMENT OF DUTIES: The Associate Dean of Nursing
provides academic and administrative leadership of the Associate
Degree of Nursing (ADN) program in conjunction with the Dean of
Health Sciences. The Associate Dean is responsible for managing the
overall operation of the ADN and supervising the activities of the
faculty and professional staff including, but not limited to:
recruiting, orienting, training, directing, supervising, and
evaluating department members; as well as contributing to
curriculum development initiative, program accreditation, and
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS, DUTIES, AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Oversee program regulations, accreditation, planning,
implementation, and evaluation of all aspects of nursing and
assigned educational programs.
Manage accreditation processes.
Provide leadership and direction to faculty and professional
staff in the development of initiatives and activities that promote
student success and help to meet expected program outcomes, as well
as align with the Bristol mission, vision, and values.
Facilitate curriculum development and the delivery of engaging
instruction that effectively prepares qualified students to be
safe, thoughtful, and collaborative nurses.
Hire, supervise, assign, develop, and lead all nursing staff,
including full-time, adjunct, and clinical faculty, and full-time
and part-time professional staff and clerical support. Conduct
regular performance evaluations to ensure continuous improvement
and identify potential opportunities for growth. Work closely with
Human Resources to create talent development plans and implement
appropriate performance improvement plans.
Promote a positive and inclusive work environment that supports
the professional growth of staff while fostering a commitment to
Ensure compliance with all required state and federal nursing
and nursing education regulations.
Facilitate the completion of all activities required to maintain
positive program accreditation, including participating in related
professional development activities, timely submission of required
materials, and needed correspondence with accrediting bodies.
Facilitate Bristol program review process and use of results to
Determine priorities for budgetary expenditures based on
departmental and program delivery needs; monitor budget and provide
initial approval of program expenditures; provide suggestions for
the use of donor funds to advance student access to quality nursing
education and educational advancement.
Collaborate with personnel of other college academic areas to
ensure effective health care program recruiting and project
implementation, with particular attention to work with Admissions,
Advising, Marketing and Communications, the Bristol Foundation, and
program assessment partners.
Collaborate with other health occupation departments, such as
the certified nursing assistant non-credit program.
Provide input to the Dean regarding program development, budget,
hiring, and promotion of full-time faculty and professional
Support and collaborate with faculty on the inclusion of
service-learning, High Impact Practices, and other experiential
learning activities that enrich student learning.
Contribute to the development and updates to course and clinical
Support nursing faculty and professional staff in meeting
professional development expectations.
Resolve student and faculty issues as they occur.
Ensure that students receive mid-semester progress reports
regarding clinical and course strengths, as well as needed
Regularly update clinical partnership contracts with health care
facilities and maintain positive working relationships with
representatives of these agencies and hospitals.
Oversee clinical rotation schedules, staffing, and assessment
Oversee simulation labs in New Bedford and Fall River; maintain
list of equipment needs and budget requirements.
Implement Board of Nursing regulations and other laws and
policies in support of students and their academic work.
Participate in on-campus and off-campus meetings associated with
advancing career pathways for nurses, as well as the
design/implementation of other activities associated with
maintaining a strong Bristol nursing program.
Explore opportunities for expanding the nursing program.
Maintain positive working relationships with Bachelor of Science
in Nursing (BSN) completion program faculty and professional staff,
who provide BSN-completion education through agreements with
Identify new health care program development options and
contribute to approved new program development initiatives.
Update the nursing website.
Assist the Dean in implementing activities and initiatives that
are consistent with the goals of the nursing programs, unit needs,
and mission of the college.
Provide leadership for faculty in designing and implementing
yearly student learning outcome assessment activities, as well as
the use of enrollment and other data for program improvement.
Manage grants related to nursing program delivery, new program
development, and program delivery innovations.
Participate on college committees and in shared governance
Observe and adhere to the Collective Bargaining Agreement
changes and administer specific components of those agreements.
Use digital communication tools, to include but not limited to;
email, twitter, LinkedIn and other social media tools, to advance
Bristol's social media outreach and brand to internal and external
Focus on the Commonwealth's equity agenda by applying related
best practices throughout all job functions.
Perform other related duties as assigned.
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE
Minimum of a Master's degree in Nursing.
Unrestricted Massachusetts Nursing license in good standing, or
the ability to obtain one within 90 days of hire, as demonstrated
by current credentials and standing with other state licensing
Minimum three years of teaching experience in credit-bearing
nursing education, or as a trainer teaching in a healthcare
Strong interpersonal skills, including strong individual and
group communication skills.
Demonstrated strong writing, computer literacy, Microsoft
Office, and report preparation skills.
Reliable transportation in order to travel to and from meetings,
trainings, or campus and community locations as required.
The ability to work effectively with a diverse student body,
faculty, and staff.
Doctorate in Nursing; or Master's degree in Nursing with a
doctorate in a related field such as higher education.
Five years of full-time clinical experience, or its equivalent,
within the last 8-10 years.
Experience working with Nursing accreditation and/or state
Nursing regulatory agencies.
Experience as nursing coordinator or manager in a variety of
health care settings.
Community college teaching experience.
Demonstrated supervisory experience in a unionized setting.
Ability to speak a language in addition to English.
Demonstrated experience in: Implementing cultural competence
standards in curriculum of nursing education programs.
Course and curriculum development.
Evaluating nursing programs and recommending changes where
Program planning and assessment and/or working with High Impact
Securing and administering grants.
Facilitating or contributing to the development of web or other
program marketing materials.
Using varied social media outlets on behalf of a business or
organization that has proven to increase the digital footprint of
the organization's brand.
PHYSICAL DEMANDS AND WORK ENVIRONMENT: The employee must
meet the physical demands and work environment of the position.
Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable those with
disabilities to perform the essential functions of the job.
POSITION STATUS: This is a full-time, non-unit position with
SALARY : Hiring salary $95,000-$105,000, commensurate with
education and experience.
TO APPLY: Please complete our online application by clicking on
the "Apply" button. The position will be open to applicants for 15
calendar days from the posting date.
REQUIREMENTS TO COMPLETE APPLICATION PROCESS:
1) A completed Bristol Community College Employment
3) A cover letter that demonstrates how your skills and
experience meet the desired and required qualifications of the
position (not limited in length).
All candidates must have legal authorization to work in the
United States. Bristol Community College is an institution that
does not sponsor work authorization.
A pre-employment criminal background check will be conducted for
The college will independently verify education credentials as
provided on the application. For certain positions that require a
college degree, the hired candidate must supply official
transcripts upon hire. Transcripts must include your name and
Bristol Community College is an Equal Opportunity and
Affirmative Action Employer . We value diversity and equity, and
are committed to creating an all-inclusive community free from
discrimination and harassment. Bristol believes that diversity,
equity and inclusion among our community members is imperative to
the success of our mission to serve our students well, and is the
mainstay of our values.
Bristol Community College changes the world by changing lives,
learner by learner.
ABOUT BRISTOL COMMUNITY COLLEGE:
Bristol Community College is a public community college
accredited by the New England Commission of Higher Education
(NECHE). Bristol has core values rooted in student success and
lifelong learning. For more than 50 years, Bristol has served as a
leading resource for education and workforce development in the
region. Bristol offers a rich variety of degree, certificate, and
training programs along with flexible online offerings?that lead to
an associate degree, a career-ready certificate, or the ability to
transfer to baccalaureate colleges throughout the state and
country. The Workforce Education Institute provides business
solutions for organizations of all sizes, and offers customized
courses for individuals seeking educational and career pathways,
including high school equivalency and English language proficiency
programs. The college also strives to put the needs of learners
first with support services and career advancement opportunities
that lead to student success by reducing barriers to educational
With locations in Attleboro, Fall River, New Bedford, and
Taunton, Bristol Community College is nestled in charming
Southeastern Massachusetts. Each location has something unique to
offer - from great restaurants in the city center of Attleboro,
museums and arts in downtown New Bedford, the array of shopping and
dining options in Taunton, to the beautiful suburban landscape at
the Fall River campus. From city life to seaside, our locations are
in close proximity to bustling metro areas such as Boston and
Providence, and centrally located to the spectacular beaches and
coastline of Cape Cod, Newport, Nantucket, Martha's Vineyard, and