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Dean of Nursing and Allied Health Professions

Harford Community College

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Dean of Nursing and Allied Health Professions

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About Harford Community College
Harford Community College has served as an anchor institution in Harford County since its inception in 1957. We are a mid-sized, comprehensive college committed to serving our community through high caliber educational offerings and cultural events.

HCC’s mission of “Grow. Achieve. Inspire. Contribute.” and our vision of continuously striving for satisfaction, completion, and success throughout the College community is demonstrated by our shared organizational values of Agency, Equity and Inclusion, Communication and Collaboration, Respect, and Innovation. Harford Community College is an Achieving the Dream institution, joining a network of higher education institutions and partners to enhance community college student opportunity, access, and success.

Our beautiful, 352-acre campus is conveniently located near Baltimore, MD; Philadelphia, PA; Washington, DC; and Wilmington, DE. We offer more than 80 affordable degree and certificate programs to nearly 2,000 full-time and 7,500 part-time students, as well as a wide variety of noncredit continuing education courses to nearly 11,000 students per year.

Affirmative Action and Equal Employment Opportunity Statement
Harford Community College is committed to the principles of Affirmative Action and Equal Employment Opportunity. It is the policy of Harford Community College not to discriminate against applicants on the basis of sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religious creed, national origin, physical or mental disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law with regard to any employment practices. HCC is an EEO and ADA/ADAA employer that values, embraces, and supports diversity in the College community.

Job Description
The Nursing and Allied Health Professions division at Harford Community College has vibrant credit and noncredit programs with fourteen full-time faculty. Nursing and Medical Assisting are offered as credit programs; noncredit programs include Certified Nursing Assistant, Emergency Medical Technician and Histologic Technician.
The Dean provides administrative leadership for the Division by managing the health profession programs and by supervising the Director of Nursing Education, the Director of Allied Health, faculty and staff to provide high-quality education in alignment with the mission, vision and values of the College. The Dean of Nursing and Allied Health Professions reports directly to the Vice President for Academic Affairs and plays an integral role in campus leadership, including serving on the Academic Affairs Leadership Team and the Deans’ Cabinet.
Duties include:
  • Demonstrating leadership, while utilizing data analytics for decision making;
  • Developing credit and non-credit curriculum via collaboration with faculty;
  • Overseeing health profession programs including successful accreditation;
  • Hiring, supervising, mentoring, evaluating, and fostering professional development for both faculty and staff;
  • Overseeing scheduling development;
  • Developing and managing budgets (both credit and non-credit); and maintaining and managing instructional facilities;
  • Supporting student success;
  • Implementing College policies and practices;
  • Serving as a liaison to local health care professionals and organizations;
  • Developing memorandums of understanding (MOUs) and articulation agreements;
  • Serving on College committees and participating in community outreach and activities;
  • Performing other duties as assigned, including partnership creation and grantsmanship.

To view a video introduction to Harford Community College, visit https://go.harford.edu/ NAHPLI .

Required Education
A master’s degree in nursing is required; a doctorate is preferred. Individuals with advanced degrees in similar disciplines may be considered.

Required Experience
A minimum of five years of progressive experience is required, to include:
  • Administrative/management experience in higher education or in the health care setting;
  • Experience as a health care professional in a clinical setting;
  • College teaching experience in Nursing or in other health professions.

Required Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities
Applicants should submit a cover letter addressing the following requirements:
  • A strong knowledge of nursing and the health professions, and of higher education
  • Strong communication skills
  • Demonstrated ability with assessment and curriculum development
  • Experience with budgeting and grantsmanship
  • Experience with accreditation
  • Experience mentoring and developing personnel development.

Employees of Harford Community College, including instructors for online and virtual courses, must be residents of Maryland or the contiguous states of Delaware, Pennsylvania, Virginia, West Virginia or the District of Columbia; non-residents are expected to relocate to meet this requirement.

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Hours per Week
40 - 100%

General Weekly Work Schedule
Monday to Friday 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., with additional times as necessary based on the needs of the division and the College.
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