Rochester Community and Technical College seeks a dynamic and experienced professional with proven leadership skills to serve as the Associate Dean of Nursing. The Associate Dean will provide leadership and direction to assigned nursing and nursing-related programs, faculty and staff; will serve as the Associate Dean of the Associate Degree Nursing Program, the Practical Nursing Program and the Nursing Assistant Program; and will lead collaborative planning with accreditation, higher education and health care agency partners. The Associate Dean of Nursing will:
Assist in coordination of instructional functions of the Nursing Programs on the state and national level with the Minnesota Board of Nursing, Minnesota Department of Health, and Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, as well as with Minnesota State colleges and universities Board and staff.
Develop and coordinate instructional plans and articulated programs related to nursing with post-secondary institutions including the University of Minnesota, Winona State University and Augsburg College, as well as the Mayo Clinic and other health-care agencies.
Coordinate meetings with nursing service personnel to discuss professional issues, to review program goals, and to schedule clinical learning sites.
Maintain current clinical site contracts and educational articulation agreements for the nursing programs.
Coordinate the membership and meetings for nursing program advisory boards.
Represent RCTC with appropriate nursing and educational groups ranging from K-12 to higher-level degree nursing institutions.
Master's degree in Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Education, Public Health Nursing, or a nursing clinical specialty.
Be eligible for Licensure in the State of Minnesota as a Registered Nurse.
Leadership or supervisory experience that required accountability for department, unit, function, program, or team/student results.
Demonstrated success in fostering collaborative working relationships.
Evidence of highly developed interpersonal, communication, organizational and facilitation skills.
Earned Doctorate in a discipline reflective of this position's current programming, or related field.
Experience in administration of college nursing programs.
Three years of higher education teaching experience
Demonstrated commitment to fostering diversity.
Knowledge of the accreditation process.
Experience with simulation in nursing education.
Demonstrated skills in curriculum development and evaluation.
Experience working in a collective bargaining environment.
Only complete applications will be considered. A complete application will include the following: cover letter that addresses the qualifications and experiences required; resume/Curriculum Vitae; copies of transcript(s) -undergraduate and graduate (official transcripts will be required at the time of hire); a list of professional references; and copies of professional licenses, if required for qualification purposes.
In accordance with the Minnesota State College and Universities Vehicle Fleet Safety program, employees driving on college business who use a rental or state vehicle shall be required to conform to Minnesota State's vehicle use criteria and consent to a Motor Vehicle Records check.
Established in 1915, Rochester Community and Technical College is the largest higher education provider in the fastest-growing city in Minnesota, serving more than 6,800 students a year in credit courses and nearly 4,000 in non-credit continuing and workforce education programs. RCTC combines the best in liberal arts, technical, and life-long learning with more than 70 credit-based programs and over 100 credential options. RCTC's expansive 518-acre campus includes university partnerships, a diverse student body, and a vibrant student life program. RCTC provides a unique learning environment that offers the feel of a four-year university campus with the commitment to access and opportunity of a two-year college.
Minnesota State Colleges and Universities is the third-largest system of higher education in the United States. It is comprised of 26 two-year colleges, seven four-year state universities with a total of 54 campuses located in 47 Minnesota communities. The System serves approximately 300,000 students each year, and produces 36,000 graduates annually. For more information about the Minnesota State system, please view its website at www.MinnState.edu.
RCTC/State of Minnesota offers a comprehensive benefit package including life, health and dental insurance, a retirement program, tuition waiver for employee and dependents, tax sheltered annuity program (403b), a deferred compensation plan (457), and professional development funds, as well as a variety of other benefits (generous personal or vacation leave and sick leave, and 11 paid holidays each year) defined by individual collective bargaining agreements.
Rochester Community and Technical College was founded in 1915 on a motion by Dr. Charles Mayo to the Rochester School Board. Rochester is Minnesota's oldest - and one of the nation's oldest - original community colleges. The 2005-2006 academic year marked RCTC's 90th anniversary. The college serves approximately 7,500 students in credit-based enrollments and 3,000 in noncredit courses.