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Associate Dean of Nursing and Health Sciences Full-time

at Minnesota State College Southeast Minnesota in Minnesota (Published at 26-08-2022)

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Classification Title MnSCU Admin 5
Working Title Associate Dean of Nursing and Health Sciences
Hire Types Staff
Division Branch
Department Minnesota State College Southeast
Unit Academic Affairs (including faculty)
Location Winona or Red Wing MN
FLSA Exempt
Full/Part Time Full Time
FTE 1.0
Employment Condition
Work Shift Monday-Friday
Work Schedule/Hours/Days 8:00-4:30pm varies depending on nursing events
Posting Details The Associate Dean of Nursing and Health Sciences will provide college-wide and consortium leadership on key initiatives (e.g., college planning, enrollment management, facilities) and administrative management and leadership at Minnesota State College Southeast to the Professional and Practical Nursing Programs, and assistance with other Health Sciences Programs as identified by the Dean of Faculty & Academic Operations. This includes developing and continually improving these programs, as well as managing resources and personnel effectively to meet program outcomes. Participation in college-wide committees and task forces is required as well as provision of leadership with college-wide initiatives. The position holder is responsible for program development and revision at the college in consultation with the other division deans. In addition, this position requires interaction with legislative governing bodies, collaborative work with other system health care programs, community stakeholders, and educational disciplines that support student learning.
Salary Minimum $75,216
Salary Maximum $97,784
Salary Type Annual
Bargaining Unit/Plan 220, Minnesota State Administrators/State Managerial Plan
Job Description Policy, Curriculum and Program Planning Development, Evaluation Facilitate and support faculty in the planning, development, and evaluation of curricula so student and academic program needs are met.

  • Support existing academic and career programs to ensure the program curriculum and resources are relevant. Ensure curriculum in assigned areas meets the demands of current practice, accreditation agencies, and regulatory bodies including the Minnesota Board of Nursing.
  • Lead accreditation and program approval processes, including responses to annual surveys and reports.
  • Encourage and lead curriculum/program review, development, assessment, and technological innovation. Manage curriculum based on results of the program review and evaluation process.
  • Lead development of new programs designed and based on input from relevant constituencies, needs analysis, and cost projections. Visioning and leadership will be required with this position.
  • Maintain and update admission (written and online) materials for the Nursing program.
  • Convene and/or serve on the Nursing program and other advisory committees.
  • Maintain information on staffing and student needs and use patterns to identify upcoming needs.
  • Meet regularly with program/department faculty and other administrators to discuss and coordinate program operations, curriculum changes, development, and evaluation activities
  • Encourage and develop new opportunities and partnerships with other institutions of higher education
  • Procure, monitor, and maintain contracts with acute, long-term care, transitional care, and community site facilities for clinical instruction component of assigned program areas.
  • Ensure that students and faculty are in compliance with clinical agencies? requirements for immunizations, health records, CPR, and background studies.
  • Initiate and maintain articulation agreements with other academic institutions.
  • Initiate and maintain clinical affiliation agreements.

Human Resource Management
Supervise the staff of the Nursing Programs and assigned disciplines/programs so the human resource needs of the college are met.

  • Identify human resource needs and reallocate existing or create new positions as needed. Select new full-time faculty via formal search process; lead search process; and orient new staff. Recruit, select, and orient part-time and adjunct faculty in collaboration with the Dean and Human Resources.
  • Support effective teaching, new technological and teaching innovations including online teaching/learning and simulation.
  • Evaluate faculty and staff in a timely manner to promote opportunities for enhancement of teaching and professional skills as well as quality learning environments for the students.
  • Consult with HR to apply collective bargaining unit agreement/union contract provisions per statewide and Minnesota State guidelines.
  • Supervise program chairs, directors, coordinators and administrative staff in the departments assigned.
  • Recommend sabbatical plans to the academic dean or vice president and approve staff development activities.
  • Review individual development plans on an annual basis with all employees.
Class Schedule Development
Lead the process and coordination of class schedule development so courses are available to meet student demand and instructor availability.
  • Review enrollment patterns, cost/benefit information, and other data to identify class schedule opportunities, issues, and needed changes.
  • Plan annual schedule of classes for each discipline/program. Ensure instructor input and review of class schedule proposal.
  • Modify class schedule as necessary to meet student, program and budget needs.
  • Schedule students and faculty at off-campus clinical learning sites within the multitude of acute, long-term, transitional care facilities and community agencies

Grants, Accreditation, Program Review, Research
  • Identify appropriate grant opportunities for faculty and supervisory areas; develop, monitor, and direct grants.
  • Oversee all college and program accreditation processes that fall under supervisory areas; collaborate with other areas of college on accreditation action plans and process improvement initiatives.
  • Coordinate the review of data (student outcome data, survey data, advisory committee feedback, and program-specific data) and its use in college and program planning and decision-making.
  • Coordinate program review processes for the all disciplines and programs under supervision; contribute materials to the campus program review report to Office of the Chancellor and other appropriate constituents.
  • Identify and use appropriate research to support decision-making and to document accountability and results.

Student Advising
Advocate for students consistent with the College?s educational mission. Oversee students and resolve student issues for courses within the assigned disciplines/programs. Assist students with occupational program planning and career planning.
  • Provide guidance in conflict situations related to student appeals, petitions, grading, faculty/student issues, etc.
  • Work cooperatively with the Dean of Students in resolving student conduct issues.
  • Work cooperatively with the Director of Human Resources in resolving student issues related to employee conduct.
  • Conduct or ensure timely responses, verbally or in writing, to daily inquires related to admission requirements, liberal arts requirements, immunization and health requirements. Involve faculty, advisors, and support staff as appropriate.
  • Consider and make decisions that relate to advanced placement or transfer into the assigned disciplines/programs.
  • Respond to employers? requests for letters of recommendation or verification of student enrollment.
  • Meet with students to discuss occupational demands, employment opportunities, and professional organizations.
  • Provide scholarship information to students; write letters of recommendation.
  • Provide information sessions to prospective students both on-campus and at area high schools, other higher education institutions, and in the community.
  • Coordinate advisory support to the MSCS Nursing Club.
  • Review and respond to academic and program petitions.
  • Provide information and assistance to advising, records and admissions staff.
Program Information and Marketing
Contribute to the development of information for students, other educational institutions, businesses, and the public about MSCS?s programs/opportunities so that the college is visible and meeting customer needs.
  • Work with the Marketing Director to develop promotional material and activities.
  • Develop and maintain contacts with the community, educational, business, government, and industry leaders.
  • Provide liaison relationships with accrediting boards, external agencies, and other program directors.
  • Foster congruency of program with clinical practice by seeking information from program advisory board members and serving on other health science/nursing advisory boards.
  • Maintain agency and individual memberships/leadership positions in professional organizations.
  • Establish and maintain ongoing collaborative relationships with healthcare agencies, preceptors, clinical staff, other Deans and Directors of healthcare programs.
  • Establish community liaison relationships including serving on community boards and other educational healthcare initiatives that foster progressive changes in healthcare education and delivery.
  • Maintain and update admission (written and online) materials for the program/discipline areas of supervision.
Budget Development and Management
Plan and monitor expenditures so that spending is within the approved budget. Ensure resources for programs/disciplines are adequate to meet the instructional needs of faculty and students.
  • Work cooperatively with college personnel to identify, prioritize, and recommend budget needs for the programs/disciplines.
  • Develop and manage program budgets; monitor expenditures within the approved budgets.
  • Review budget for reallocation process; identify new opportunities and/or funds.
  • Resolve budget issues with appropriate faculty and Dean.
  • Monitor budgets for grants; in collaboration with academic deans, develop funding plan for Perkins Grants.
Oversee utilization of campus space.
  • Monitor and make recommendations on improvements to areas of the facility where programs reside.
  • Ensure classroom and lab bookings are maintained in the college system to ensure adequate tracking of space utilization.
  • Be proactive in recommending any improvements to and/or usage of the total college facilities and grounds.
  • Serve on campus-wide facilities advisory committee as needed.
This position relates to a diverse set of stakeholders (students, staff, other administrators, K-12 staff, health care industry representatives, community members, accrediting bodies, MinnState staff, representatives of other community colleges and universities, the Minnesota Board of Nursing, the Minnesota Department of Health, Leading Age Minnesota, and the National League for Nursing). Included in the work is representing professional interests to Minnesota?s legislative body. This position has been identified as ?Campus Security Authority? in compliance with the Clery Act. You will have received specialized training on your responsibilities and are considered a mandatory reporter of crimes and other actions that are reportable in compliance with Clery Act and Violence Against Women Act requirements. PROBLEM SOLVING AND CREATIVITY :
Problem-solving, decision-making, and creative abilities are used regularly in dealing with: (1) student issues regarding grading, policy exceptions, petitions, etc.; (2) staff issues relating to course schedules, room arrangements, needed equipment/technology, academic standards, etc.; and (3) administrative issues relating to academic policy, administrative policy, new initiatives, etc. Physical requirements (e.g, lifting and carrying equipment and materials). Occasional overnight travel for conference and meeting attendance might be required.
Minnesota State College Southeast is one of the community colleges within the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities System. Minnesota State is an executive-branch agency of Minnesota?s state government structure.
Required Qualifications Minimum Qualifications
  • Master?s degree in nursing from a regionally or nationally accredited college or university recognized by the United States Department of Education, by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation or its successors, or by a comparable organization if the graduate degree is from an educational institution from a foreign country;
  • Current unencumbered Minnesota registered nurse license and current registration.
  • Two full-time years of paid work experience as a registered nurse at the professional level.
  • Ability to evaluate healthcare programs, develop policies, make changes and recommendations in terms of acceptable program standards, and implement changes and/or new programs.
  • Commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion.
  • Ability to use and promote current and emerging technology.
  • Highly effective interpersonal and communication skills.

Preferred Qualifications Preferred Qualifications:
  • Doctoral degree in nursing from an accredited institution.
  • Two to five years? experience in administration of collegiate nursing programs.
  • Understanding and knowledge of classroom, lab, clinical and simulation teaching methods, skills, and issues.
  • Understanding of an array of academic areas/programs and related issues.
  • Demonstrated success increasing educational achievement for underrepresented communities in higher education.
  • Experience working with budgets.
  • Knowledge of Minnesota State policies, procedures, and organizational structure and activities.
  • Knowledge and understanding of post-secondary education (PSEO).
  • Experience in grant writing and a record of successful achievement in securing grant funding.
  • An understanding of the collective bargaining process and skill in employment contract administration.
  • Two or more years? experience in supervising and or leadership in a medical or higher education environment.

About Minnesota State College Southeast is a two-year technical and community college that prepares students for a lifetime of learning by providing education for employment, skill enhancement, retraining, and transfer, to meet the needs of students and the community. The Winona campus opened in 1949, merging with the Red Wing campus in 1992 and updating its name to Minnesota State College Southeast in 2016 with the change of mission to offer both technical training and the associate of arts degree. Minnesota State College Southeast is a member of Minnesota State. For more information, visit www.southeastmn.edu.
Other Requirements Ability to travel between Red Wing and Winona campuses
Benefits Info As an agency of the State of Minnesota, MSC Southeast offers a comprehensive benefits package including medical and dental insurance, short and long term disability, generous vacation and sick leave, 11 paid holidays each year, employer-paid life insurance, pre-tax flexible spending accounts, retirement plans, and tax-deferred compensation. Additional benefits include tuition waivers available to the position, their spouse and dependent children up to age 26.
Posting Detail Information

Posting Number F052P
Number of Vacancies 1
Desired Start Date 10/10/2022
Position End Date (if temporary)
Open Date 08/26/2022
Close Date 09/19/2022
Open Until Filled Yes
Special Instructions Summary
Accept Applications Yes
Posting Contact Alecia Spagnoletti
Equal Employment Opportunity Statement The college is committed to honoring human differences. We expect and foster tolerance of different values and ideas. We are committed to the principle that all individuals are to be treated with equality and dignity. Minnesota State Colleges and Universities is an Equal Opportunity employer/educator committed to the principles of diversity. We prohibit discrimination against qualified individuals based on their race, sex, color, creed, religion, age, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, marital status, status with regard to public assistance, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, or membership in a local commission as defined by law. As an affirmative action employer, we actively seek and encourage applications from women, minorities, persons with disabilities, and individuals with protected veteran status.
All applicants must be able to lawfully accept employment in the United States at the time of employment. For TTY, call Minnesota Relay Service at 7-1-1- or 1-800-627-3529.

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