Job Details

Connecticut State Community College
  • Position Number: 5110277
  • Location: Danielson, CT
  • Position Type: Medicine - Nursing

Academic Division Director - Nursing and Allied Health Programs

Posted: February 29, 2024
Level: Community College Professional 22, 12-month, tenure track position.
Hours: Full-time, 35 hours per week
Closing Date: The committee will begin reviewing applications immediately. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled, with applications received by Wednesday, April 17, 2024, receiving priority consideration.

CT State Quinebaug Valley
742 Upper Maple St., Danielson, CT 06239
**This position is not remote**
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CT State Community College Mission:
Connecticut State Community College provides access to academically rigorous and innovative education and training focused on student success. The college supports excellence in teaching and learning, makes data-informed decisions, promotes equity, and advances positive change for the students, communities and industries it serves.

CT State Community College Vision:
Connecticut State Community College is recognized for exceptional student success, educational leadership and transformative collaboration with business and industry, government, educational and key stakeholders while advancing diverse opportunities for Connecticut's citizens and communities.

CT State Community College Equity Statement:
Connecticut State Community College commits to bold and disruptive change by actively identifying, naming, and dismantling structural racism, systemic poverty, and other barriers; establishing equitable and anti-racist policies and practices; and empowering students, faculty, staff, and administrators to advance racial, social, and economic justice. Our core collective responsibility is to continuously assess practices and policies and transform the world we live in by eliminating inequities.

Anticipated Start Date:
April 2024

Position Summary:
The Academic Division Director - Nursing and Allied Health Programs manages academic degree and certificate programs in nursing and related disciplines such as paramedic and allied health subjects at a Community College. The Director's services include the design and development of courses and curricula and the direction of assigned faculty and staff in teaching and administering the instructional programs. Some of the College's learning programs may include continuing education and non-credit programs under the position's direction.

Example of Job Duties:
Under the direction of a Dean or other administrator, the Academic Division Director - Nursing and Allied Health Programs is responsible for assuring the successful conduct of the Division's programs and for the optimum learning outcomes of its students through effective performance in these essential duties:

  • Program and curriculum design and development
  • Faculty selection and professional development
  • Instructional quality
  • Budget and fiscal management
  • Administration and resource management
  • Program evaluation and assessment
  • Community relations
  • Student relations

In addition to the accountabilities listed above, the incumbent is required to carry out the essential duties of: Attendance and participation at convocation and commencement ceremonies; Service on assigned committees and task forces; Attendance and participation at committee, staff, informational and professional meetings. These may involve attendance at evening or weekend events.

This posting includes qualifications, experience and skills but is not limited to the full specifications stated in the job description.

Incumbents must possess proven ability to effectively work with a culturally, linguistically, and ethnically diverse faculty, staff, and student. They are expected to have excellent oral and written communication skills along with strong Information technology literacy skills such as Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Outlook, Teams etc.).

Minimum Qualifications:
Master's degree in Nursing together with a Connecticut license to practice nursing and four (4) or more years of teaching nursing subjects in higher education and two (2) or more years of experience in supervising health care or academic professionals; or a combination of education, training and experience which would provide the competencies required for successful performance of the position's essential duties.

Incumbents are required to have demonstrated advanced knowledge and abilities in the following:

  • Nursing and related health profession curriculum design, course and syllabi development and of appropriate and effective teaching materials and methods.
  • Classroom and laboratory teaching effectiveness.
  • Research methodology and in evaluation of academic program effectiveness.
  • Leading and directing faculty and staff in a higher education environment.
  • Management of operating budgets and plans.

Substitutions Allowed:

Applicants who do not meet the minimum qualifications as stated are encouraged to put in writing precisely how their background and experience have prepared them for the responsibilities of this position and by providing appropriate references. Exceptions to the degree requirements may be made for compelling reasons.

Preferred Qualifications:
  • APRN, D.N.P., Ed.D. or Ph.D. in Nursing or closely related field
  • Previous experience as a director or associate director in an LPN or RN program
  • Established relationships with local healthcare facilities for potential clinical partnerships.
  • Experience in developing and implementing innovative nursing education strategies.
Starting Salary:
Anticipated Salary; $101,959 approximate annual plus excellent State of CT medical insurance, retirement, and related fringe benefits.

We offer a comprehensive benefits package to help you stay well, protect yourself and your family, and plan for a secure future. Benefits include generous leave policies; several retirement plans; and many choices for comprehensive health insurance. You also have access to many additional benefits to save for retirement, protect your family & more with supplemental benefits. Tuition reimbursement may apply if applicable.

Application Instructions:
To apply you must submit a cover letter and resume. The cover letter may be entered as text in the corresponding box, or it can be uploaded as a combined file with the resume.

Incomplete applications or those submitted after the closing date will not be considered and links to other sources to view resumes are not acceptable.

Selection Procedure:
Following the closing date, application materials will be evaluated by a selection committee. Candidates selected for further consideration will be limited to those applicants who are best qualified based on the minimum and preferred qualifications and who have submitted all the required documents by the closing date and time listed on the job announcement. Candidates who have been selected and approved to interview will be contacted, and finalists will be recommended for further consideration by the Hiring Manager for final selection and recommendation for employment. The selection process may also include practical exercises (i.e., teaching demonstration and/or other written, technical, manipulative, or simulation exercises) to evaluate candidates' qualifications.

Background Screening:
All employment, if offered, is contingent upon proof of citizenship or employability under the requirement of the Immigration and Control Act (IRCA) and the successful passing of a background check. CSCU is committed to providing a safe campus community. Background investigations include reference checks, a criminal history record check and, when appropriate, a financial (credit) report or driving history check.

Continuing Notice of Nondiscrimination
CSCC does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religious creed, age, gender, gender identity or expression, national origin, marital status, ancestry, present or past history of mental disorder, learning disability or physical disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, genetic information or criminal record. The following persons have been designated to handle inquiries regarding the non-discrimination policies: John-Paul Chaisson-Cardenas, PhD, MSW, Vice President of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, (


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