Job DescriptionJob Description
The Department Chair of Nursing is a professional educator/administrator whose primary responsibility is to provide leadership in maintaining and promoting high-quality educational programs. The Department Chair consistently works to improve instruction, student relations, student retention and completion. The Department Chair of Nursing oversees a team of program managers, faculty, and staff that work to promote student success in the Certified Nursing Assistant Program, the Licensed Practical Nursing Program, the Registered Nursing Program, and the Simulation Laboratory. Additionally, the Department Chair of Nursing oversees program compliance with State, National, and specialized accreditation rules and requirements while managing relationships with industry partners.
Leadership--Faculty and Administration Relationships, Mentoring, and Improvement
Serves as mentor, coach, and advocate for faculty, staff, and programs in the department.
Represent the best interests of the entire college.
Mediate the often-conflicting needs and interests of students, faculty, staff, the College, regulatory bodies, and the community.
Provides a regular flow of information and direction from the administration to faculty and information and feedback from the faculty to the administration, including, but not limited to regularly held department meetings.
Leads faculty and staff in adopting College-wide initiatives.
Assists faculty, staff, and students in problem-solving.
Remove barriers that prevent faculty and students from focusing on quality instruction and learning.
Evaluates the department faculty members and staff to provide regular feedback for the purposes of continuous improvement.
Conduct administrative investigations into grievance claims.
Address problematic personnel issues promptly and fairly.
Serves on the Curriculum Committee, Council of Chairs, and other relevant committees by bringing forward solutions to department and college concerns.
Builds constructive relationships across campus.
Meets regularly with their dean for problem solving and to set priorities.
Plans for meaningful faculty and staff development activities during non-instructional contract days.
Fosters an environment of respect, healthy relationships, and appreciation of shared goals within the department and across campus.
Models and reinforces behaviors that minimize incivility (any actions that interfere with the cooperative, positive work environment).
Co-chairs faculty search committees, along with their dean, and makes recommendations for new full-time faculty appointments to the dean and Vice President of Instruction.
Participates in orienting and training new, full-time faculty.
Recruits, identifies, hires, orients, and trains part-time faculty members.
Works with the Early College Division and faculty to approve new dual credit instructors.
Recruits and supports appropriate faculty members to serve as dual credit liaisons.
Approves overload documents for both full-time and part-time faculty.
Logistical Duties (Delegate as Appropriate)
Approves course schedules, teaching assignments and workload.
Monitors enrollment and appropriately adjusts schedules as needed.
Oversees and evaluates course and class development in off-campus locations.
Uses departmental resources responsibly, including human, fiscal, and facilities resources. Schedules and loads responsibly. Approves or denies department purchases. Monitors the ledger and budget regularly.
Ascertains the department’s changing curriculum needs from departmental input and presents these to the curriculum committee.
Prepares preliminary departmental budget requests, in conjunction with faculty members and conveys them to the appropriate dean annually.
Articulates classes and programs with other college and university departments in the state.
Articulates the department’s offerings within the College of Southern Idaho community.
Assists program managers in overseeing clinical opportunities for students with industry.
Represents CSI and builds clinical opportunities and relationships.
Oversees archival of appropriate documentation and reports, e.g., syllabi, outcomes assessment, program review, and IDPs, ensuring timely completion of each by department faculty.
Makes determinations that have been designated for chairs, e.g., pre-requisite waivers and course substitutions.
Participate in institutional-level accreditation.
Participate in specialized, program-level accreditation for department programs.
Facilitate textbook and instructional supplies selection and ordering by department.
Performs other duties and projects as requested by the Provost and/or Instructional Dean.
A negotiated teaching load may be included in duties depending on Chair’s workload and therefore, may vary from semester to semester.
Master’s degree in Nursing. Doctoral degree in Nursing preferred.
Post-secondary instructional experience.
Excellent oral and written communication skills.
Computing skill and competence, information literacy.
Passionate about CSI, our students, the department, and the College’s mission.
Willing to learn and adaptable.
Clear background check
Unencumbered nursing license.
Experience with specialized accreditation.
Experience managing and leading people.
Idaho Career and Technical Education Administrative Certificate (or commitment to earn certificate).