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Associate Dean/Director, Nursing Programs
Coast Community College District in Huntington Beach, California
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Date Posted 04/08/2019
Salary $114,337.00 - $151,953.00  USD Per Year
Employment Type Administrator
Application Deadline 05/27/2019


Plans, organizes, and directs the academic, clinical, and administrative elements of the Nursing School.
Distinguishing Career Features:
The Associate Dean for the Nursing School is an academic management position that administers the programs and courses offered culminating in certificates, degrees, and the pathways to licensure.  These programs and curriculum are supported with clinical simulations and practicum.  The Associate Dean is responsible for complying with the guidelines and criteria established by the Board of Registered Nursing and national League of Nursing. 
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
Specific duties may vary among departments and jobs.  Incumbents typically perform a substantial portion or all of the following kinds of duties:

  • Plans, organizes, and directs Nursing education as well as closely related disciplines.  Assures compliance with BRN, NLN, and CSHA, and participates in developing policies and procedures related to the accreditation of these and other healthcare programs.
  • Oversees the recruitment, selection, admission, and academic progression of students in the program.  Monitors satisfactory academic progression and reviews students' records for advancement to higher levels of nursing education, e.g., LVN to RN.
  • Establishes standards for academic and clinical performance for permanent and adjunct faculty.  Assures that faculty maintains required licensure and clinical credentials. 
  • Facilitates the development of revised and new curriculum and program elements that stay current with State requirements for nursing practice. 
  • Directs and participates in the preparation and assignment of class schedules and teaching assignments.  Supervises and evaluates performance of assigned staff and monitors the credentials and teaching load of faculty. 
  • Initiates, maintains, and renews articulation agreements with universities.  Serves as a liaison between the college and health care industry serving the community for planning, scheduling, and coordinating clinical facility use agreements.
  • Develops, assembles, and recommends annual budgets by researching, reviewing, and analyzing historic information and projecting future needs.  Controls and authorizes expenditures within the limitations of approved budgets. 
  • Provides leadership for program review including process improvement and program development, systematic assessment of student progress and learning outcomes.
  • Directs and participates in preparation of a variety of narrative and statistical reports, records, and files related to Nursing and healthcare practice and program accreditation.
  • Conducts classroom lectures and discussions on nursing theory, practicum, and laboratory simulations.
  • Initiates and participates in sourcing and preparing grant proposals.  Administers grant awards. 
  • Collaborates with faculty within and outside of Nursing, to advance the program and blend other allied health care education and training.
  • Attends continuing education and conferences to maintain licensure and provide creativity and innovation to the Nursing Program.
  • Performs other duties as assigned that support the overall objective of the position.

Qualifications and Physical Demands

Minimum Qualifications:

Knowledge and Skills:
The position requires specialized professional knowledge of advanced practice nursing theory, principles, procedures, methods, and protocols.  Requires advanced knowledge of the laws, codes, regulations, and practices related to nursing including BRN, NLN, and CSHA requirements.  Requires working knowledge of the principles of program leadership, supervision, and staff development.  Requires in-depth knowledge of the State laws and regulations related to licensure, certification, and accreditation.   Requires knowledge of and skill at using computer-aided applications such as those used for documenting patient activity and recording statistics.  Requires well-developed human relations skill to build an effective team, conduct lectures, work productively and cooperatively working with faculty and nursing students, and to conduct in-service clinical training.    Requires sufficient math skills to perform statistical tests.  Requires advanced writing skills to prepare diagnostic reports.
Requires the ability to carry out the objectives of the position and perform a full range of advanced professional nursing skills including, but not limited to examination, diagnosis, treatment, and invasive procedures as authorized by nursing practice.  Requires the ability to recommend innovative changes to the program and convert emerging trends in nursing practice to curriculum and practicum.  Requires the ability to prepare professional narrative and statistical reports. Requires the ability to set up, organize, lead, and perform health care services in a clinic or acute care environment.  Requires the ability to demonstrate understanding of and sensitivity to socioeconomic, cultural, and ethnic diversity of staff and students.  Requires the ability to maintain all necessary licenses. 
Education and Experience:
1. The minimum qualifications for a health services professional with overall responsibility for developing and directing student health services shall be a valid, current California license as a registered nurse, and either of the following:
a. A master's degree in nursing and a California Public Health Nurse certificate; or
b. A bachelor's degree in nursing, a California Public Health Nurse certificate, and a master's degree in health education, sociology, psychology, counseling, health care administration, public health, or community health.
c. Other health services personnel shall not be subject to statewide minimum qualifications; however, all personnel shall possess appropriate valid, current licensure or certification to practice in California when required by law. Ancillary personnel shall work under appropriate supervision when required by their license laws.
d. Two years experience teaching Nursing.
e. One year experience as a nurse in direct patient care.
2. As minimum qualifications for service as an educational administrator shall be both of the following:
a. Possession of a master's degree; and
b. One year of formal training, internship, or leadership experience reasonably related to the administrator's administrative assignment.
3. Possess a combination of education and experience that is at least the equivalent of the above. Candidates making application on the basis of equivalency must submit an Application for Equivalency in addition to all other required materials.
4. Sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, and ethnic backgrounds of community college students.

Licenses and Certificate:
May require a valid driver license.  Possess a current and active license to practice as a Registered Nurse in the State of California issued by the Board of Registered Nursing.

Physical Abilities:
Requires ambulatory ability to walk and stand for extended periods of time.  Requires the hand-eye coordination and manipulative skills to perform precise examinations, tests, and treatments.  Requires the ability to perform occasional lifting and moving of light to moderately heavy (less than 50 pounds) objects.  Requires and visual acuity to read and observe patient symptoms and other health care information.  Requires auditory ability to project voice to a group in a lecture environment and to carry on conversations in person and over the phone.

Working Conditions:
Work is performed indoors where minimal safety considerations exist.
Conditions of Employment

This is a regular, full-time, 12-month per year, administrator position. The normal hours of work will be scheduled between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday; with some flexibility required to meet the needs of the department. The effective date of employment will be arranged with the supervisor.

  • Regular attendance is considered an essential job function; the inability to meet attendance requirements may preclude the employee from retaining employment.
  • The person holding this position is considered a mandated reporter under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in Coast Community College District policies, procedures, and Title IX. (Reference: BP/AP 5910)
  • The Coast Community College District celebrates all forms of diversity and is deeply committed to fostering an inclusive environment within which students, staff, administrators, and faculty thrive. Individuals interested in advancing the District's strategic diversity goals are strongly encouraged to apply. Reasonable accommodations will be provided for qualified applicants with disabilities who self-disclose.

Pay Philosophy: 
Coast Community College District, through policies, practices, and other benefit programs, delivers a fair and equitable total compensation program that promotes equal employment opportunity, inclusion, and workforce vitality.  In general, it is the policy of the District to place new employees at the first step of the salary grade.  All movement on the salary schedule will occur July 1 of each year for all classified employees.


Additional Information


APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS:  To be considered for employment you must submit a COMPLETE application packet. A complete application packet includes:

I understand that a COMPLETE application packet is required for consideration. A complete application packet includes:

  1. A complete Coast Community College District Online Employment Application
  2. Current Resume of professional experience, educational background, (as a separate attachment – PDF recommended)
  3. A cover letter highlighting your qualifications for the desired position (as a separate attachment - PDF recommended)
  4. Answers to all Supplemental Questions (clear and detailed responses required as they will be carefully evaluated to determine the most qualified candidate(s) to be invited for an interview; please do NOT paste your resume or put "see resume" or leave blank).
  5. All unofficial transcripts (attached as a separate document, .pdf recommended).
  6. Copy of current and active license to practice as a Registered Nurse (attached as a separate document, .pdf recommended).
  7. Application for Equivalency, if applicable. Candidates making application on the basis of equivalency must submit an Application for Equivalency form (located at in addition to all other required materials
  8. Please do not attach additional application materials--they will not be reviewed or returned.?

Submission of all required application information and materials is the responsibility of the applicant.

Applications must be received no later than the posted closing date. There are NO EXCEPTIONS.  Electronic applications may be completed by visiting  Once you have completed an electronic application, you may apply to open positions within the Coast Community College District by submitting the application and all other required materials. Required materials differ for each open position and must be complete when submitted for a specific posting. Instructions for completing applications and applying to posted positions are available online or by calling Applicant Processing at (714) 438-4714.

All application materials become the property of the Coast Community College District and will NOT be copied or returned. Information for TDD users is available by calling (714) 438-4755.

To ensure consistency and fairness to all applicants, please do not submit materials in addition to those requested.  Additional materials will not be considered or returned.  Be sure to complete all questions and sections of the application. For questions which may not apply, indicate "n/a" (not applicable). If you do not know an answer, please indicate so, but do not leave any space blank.
All applications will be screened under a process of utmost confidentiality by a committee of representatives from the college community.

Any documents that you are unable to attach can be faxed to (714) 782-6065. Faxes must clearly indicate your name and the job to which you are applying.

Disability Accommodations:  If you require accommodations in the Application or Examination Process, please notify Human Resources by calling (714) 438-4714 OR (714) 438-4716.


  1. All online applications and required materials received by the deadline date will be screened to determine which applicant(s) meet(s) the minimum qualifications as stated in the job announcement. Please note: Possession of the minimum qualifications does not ensure an interview.
  2. Applicants who meet the required qualifications and who are also deemed to possess the highest degree of desirable qualifications will be invited to discuss their qualifications in an interview with the College/District. Therefore, it is highly recommended that applicants submit clear, detailed responses to all supplemental questions in order to demonstrate his/her qualifications as related to the position.
  3. If any travel is required for an applicant to participate in-person during the interview process, this will be done so at the candidate's own expense.

The Coast Community College District is a multi-college district that includes Coastline Community CollegeGolden West College, and Orange Coast College.  The three colleges offer programs in transfer, general education, occupational/technical education, community services and student support services.  Coastline, Golden West and Orange Coast Colleges enroll more than 60,000 students each year in more than 300 degree and certificate programs. 
Since its founding in 1947, the Coast Community College District has enjoyed a reputation as one of the leading community college districts in the United States.  Governed by a locally elected Board of Trustees, the Coast Community College District plays an important role in the community by responding to needs of a changing and increasingly diverse population.

Coast Community College District is an Equal Opportunity Employer
The Coast Community College District is committed to employing qualified administrators/managers, faculty, and staff members who are dedicated to student learning and success. The Board recognizes that diversity in the academic environment fosters awareness, promotes mutual understanding and respect, and provides suitable role models for all students. The Board is committed to hiring and staff development processes that support the goals of equal opportunity and diversity, and provide equal consideration for all qualified candidates. The District does not discriminate unlawfully in providing educational or employment opportunities to any person on the basis of race, color, sex, gender identity, gender expression, religion, age, national origin, ancestry, sexual orientation, marital status, medical condition, physical or mental disability, military or veteran status, or genetic information.


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