Dean of Nursing and Health Sciences

CLASSIFICATION: Administrative, Management, Professional
DEPARTMENT: Nursing and Allied Health
REPORTS TO: Vice President of Academic Affairs
CONTRACT TERMS: Full-Time, 12-month
LOCATION: Trenton, Missouri-Main Campus (office location) (Dean also oversees Maryville and Bethany nursing sites)

Position Summary: Provides leadership, vision, and coordination for the Nursing and Health Sciences Department. Works collaboratively with administration to fulfill the mission of the college.

Essential Functions: Duties and responsibilities include but are not limited to

  • Provide overall leadership in fulfilling the mission of the College through the work of the Nursing and Health Sciences Department.
  • Lead the Department in seeking and maintaining accreditation for nursing and health sciences programs.
  • Drive program and department initiatives designed to achieve student outcomes, completion rates, persistence and other goals and metrics outlined in the College’s enrollment management and strategic plan. Provide regular assessment of progress of these initiatives in attaining goals and holds self and direct reports accountable for implementation.
  • Lead College efforts to promote a rigorous and compassionate academic environment that operates with integrity and supports student learning and success.
  • Formulate and develop Nursing and Health Sciences policies and procedures, compliant with federal and state guidelines, in collaboration with the Dean of Student Services, Dean of Instruction and Vice President of Institutional Effectiveness.
  • Select, train, supervise and provide ongoing development for faculty members to ensure a strong, student-focused educational environment through consistent adherence to course rubrics, student competencies, and course pedagogy.
  • Provide direction and insight of the following areas: Nursing (PN & PN to ADN at all three sites plus online), Occupational Therapy Assistant, Medical Assistant, Pharmacy Technology, EMT – Paramedic, and all partnership programs. Provide supervision and leadership for nursing programs at outreach sites.
  • Supervise the establishment of criteria for selecting qualified students for nursing program enrollment.
  • Counsel and advise individuals and groups on matters pertaining to Nursing and Health Sciences objectives, student enrollment and registration, clinical and class schedules and overall college policies.
  • Review, develop, revise and recommend curriculum, course descriptions, course content, and program and course objectives.
  • Oversee the administration for the overall budget, inventory and allocation of resources for Nursing and Health Sciences programs.
  • Identify new sources of recruitment and revenue to support existing programs and to create new programs that promote and advance the College’s mission. Ensure that the learning environment is both conducive to learning and responsive to financial conditions.
  • Ensure a diverse and representative population of faculty, staff, and students through recruitment, enrollment, and retention of all target populations.
  • Assist with faculty and appropriate departmental evaluations.
  • Oversee personnel and employee relation functions within the Nursing and Health Sciences Division.
  • Maintain relationships with four-year institutions, K-12 districts, regional medical/clinical facilities, accrediting bodies, state boards and other stakeholders.
  • Advocate for NCMC at public forums, including local, state, and national meetings.
  • Serve as a Campus Security Authority (CSA) and fulfill reporting obligations as required by the Clery Act.
  • Serve on college committees and oversee advisory boards as appropriate.
  • Other duties as assigned.


Education: Prefer a Doctorate degree in Nursing or a related field.  Requires a Master’s degree in Nursing.

Experience:Prior experience in higher education administration especially with community colleges. Experience with the accreditation process and curriculum development preferred.

Physical Demands: Moving about between buildings on the NCMC campus; reaching, pulling, and pushing when filing; able to do repetitive tasks; remain stationary at a desk while typing and answering phones. Some travel required.

Environmental Demands: Fluctuations while moving on tile and carpeted floors in a heated and air conditioned environment.