Nursing Department Chair – Open to current ACC Nursing Faculty only

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Littleton, CO

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Job Description

At ACC, every employee is focused and responsible for student success. We promote a culture of inclusivity and innovation through
individualized support, passionate employees, and a welcoming environment. Hands on experiences and personalized attention make learning
come alive at ACC enabling our diverse community of students and staff to develop the knowledge and skills they need to reach their academic
and career goals. Since 1965, ACC has supported a culture of achievement and has been the place of choice for people who want to Move

ACC seeks applicants who understand and have first-hand experience working with diverse populations, which may include but
are not limited to, historically marginalized populations such as people of color, LGBTQ+ community members, veterans, first generation
graduates, and people with disabilities.

Job Summary

The Nursing Department Chair is responsible for overall
administration, supervision, evaluation, and coordination of the Nursing Program. This includes budget preparation and evaluation, faculty
recruitment and evaluation, curriculum development, schedule planning, student recruitment, record keeping, formulation of policy and
procedure, evaluation of program effectiveness, and serving as liaison with other departments within ACC and the Colorado Community College
System. The Nursing Department Chair is responsible for helping to develop, implement, and monitor enrollment management and growth plans
for the nursing program, to enhance the use of simulation throughout the nursing program, and to implement the College’s program for
ensuring student success in the areas of persistence, retention, and completion.

The Department Chair responsibilities are in
addition to duties outlined in the faculty member’s job description. Additional information about faculty and Chair roles can be found in AP 3-80 Faculty Rights Responsibilities and Workload and AP 3-81 Chairs
Rights and Responsibilities
. Department Chairs are responsible for teaching 8-10 credit hours (adjusted) per year and may teach up to
one course (3-5 adjusted credits) each semester as overload and up to 9 adjusted credits overload during summer term.

The Nursing
Department Chair works an additional 57 days on top of the 9-month contract/166 contract days in an academic year. Chair duties may rotate
every three years but are not term limited.

ACC Equity Statement

We welcome and value the identities and
experiences of our students, staff, faculty, and surrounding communities. We seek to engage and support historically marginalized groups
whom higher education has traditionally failed to serve. We work to foster an equitable and inclusive learning and work environment that
supports our students and employees through professional development, programming, reflection, and transformational change of ACC practices,
procedures, services, and teaching. We collectively commit to holding ourselves accountable to our equity goals through assessing these
efforts with multiple strategies that include voices of those impacted by this work. 

Required Qualifications

  • Be a current ACC Nursing Faculty.
  • Master’s degree in Nursing from an accredited institution.
  • Possess a current
    unencumbered Colorado RN license OR possess a current, unencumbered RN license from another state AND have the ability to obtain an
    unencumbered Colorado RN license by the date of hire.
  • Two years full-time, or four years part-time, experience teaching in an
    approved nursing education program at or above the BSN level.
  • Two years full-time, or four years part-time clinical nursing
  • Leadership or supervisory experience.
  • Experience with online teaching and Learning Management System

**Current teachers applying to teach ACC campus-based, online, or concurrent enrollment CTE courses may include
non-teaching occupational hours that are older than the 5- or 7-year requirement if they have the required degree (and
license/certifications as listed) and a minimum of 3 years full-time teaching experience in the discipline/program or 6 years part-time
teaching experience in the discipline/program.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Doctoral degree in nursing or a
    related field from an accredited institution.
  • Two years supervisory experience.
  • Experience with curriculum development and
  • Working knowledge of rules and regulations for professional educational programs in nursing.
  • Experience with
    national nursing accreditation.
  • Understanding of adult learning theory concepts; ability to utilize these principles effectively in
    the learning environment.
  • Strong leadership, communication, and interpersonal skills.
  • Excellent organizational

Physical & Cognitive Demands

The following are some of the physical and cognitive demands
commonly associated with this position.

  • This position operates in a standard office and/or classroom environment. Constantly
    uses a computer and routinely uses standard office equipment including phones, copiers, etc.
  • Cognitive demands include comparing,
    copying, computing, compiling, analyzing, coordinating, synthesizing, negotiating, communicating, instructing, and interpersonal
  • The person in this position constantly communicates with internal and external constituents and students. Must be able to
    exchange accurate information in these situations.
  • Occasionally moves, positions, and transports classroom equipment, up to 25

Reasonable Accommodation Statement 

Arapahoe Community College provides reasonable accommodations
to applicants and employees with disabilities on a case-by-case basis. If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the
application and hiring process and/or during the course of employment, please contact Angela Johnson, Director of Human Resources, at
303.797.5715 or An************@ar******.edu.


The compensation range for the Nursing Department Chair is $25,197 to $28,386 for an additional 57 working Chair
days, based on the 2023-2024 hiring range of an NUR faculty, $69,433 -$78,789 for the initial 166 contract days within an academic year
(August – May). The Chair stipend is calculated using the actual base salary of the faculty member who holds the Chair role. This position
has been exempted from the State Classified System. AP
provides information regarding salary placement and adjustments.

Questions about compensation information should be directed
to AC******@ar******.edu.

To Apply

This position is open to
current ACC Nursing Faculty only. All applicants must submit:

  1. Resume
  2. Detailed letter of interest addressing the job

Incomplete applications will not be considered. Candidates who are selected to interview will be asked to submit a
completed application form and the names and contact information for three professional references. Candidates will be evaluated based on
their qualifications as related to the duties and responsibilities of the position.

If you have questions regarding this position,
please contact us at AC******@ar******.edu.

Closing Date

position will be posted from September 5, 2023 to September 8, 2023.


At ACC, we value and uphold a
commitment to a workplace that focuses on employees. Our mission is to provide innovative and responsive educational and economic
opportunities in an accessible, inclusive environment that promotes success for students, employees, and the communities we serve. In
addition to rewarding and meaningful work, we offer a comprehensive selection of benefits to support our employees, including:

  • Strong, flexible retirement benefits including Colorado PERA‘s Defined Benefit Plan or Defined
    Contribution Plan. ACC contributes 20.95% of your salary on your behalf. Supplemental retirement plans including 401(k), 403(b) and 457
    plans are also available.
  • Comprehensive health
     including medical, dental, vision, life, and flexible savings benefits.
  • Employee assistance services such as
    counseling, professional coaching, financial planning, and more, are available to you and members of your household at no cost through the
    Colorado State Employee Assistance Program (C-SEAP)
  • Generous paid time off benefits
    including up to 15 hours of annual leave and 10 hours sick leave per month, 10 paid holidays per year, and up to 18 hours for academic and
    volunteer activities.
  • Tuition assistance for employees and their eligible dependents at any community college within the Colorado
    Community College System or CCCOnline.
  • State employees are eligible to participate in BenefitHub which offers discounts for retailers and services and other benefits
  • Employees may qualify for the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program. Additional information about this program can be
    found on the Colorado Division of Human
  • New hires for full-time positions may be eligible for a relocation assistance benefit if relocating at least
    100 miles to work at ACC. Information about this can be found in AP 3-160.

Notice to all Applicants

  • Final candidate will be subject to
    successful completion of a background check, and, if applicable, a motor vehicle record review.
  • Former employees of the Colorado
    Community College System, or one of its 13 colleges, who were disciplinarily terminated or resigned in lieu of termination, must disclose
    this information in their application material.
  • Final candidate is required to submit official transcripts to Human Resources
    within thirty (30) days of hire.
  • Direct deposit of payroll is a condition of employment.
  • Arapahoe Community College
    participates in E-Verify.
  • Arapahoe Community College is a tobacco and smoke-free campus.
  • All ACC employees, except student
    employees, contribute to Colorado PERA at a fixed percentage of their earnings and do not contribute
    to Social Security.
  • Finalist must be willing to make Colorado their primary workplace.

CCCS is an Equal
Opportunity Employer

The Colorado Community College System believes when all human qualities are regarded with dignity and
respect and when everyone has access to the individualized support they need, all will have the opportunity to thrive. In all aspects of
the employment process, decisions are made based on merit, competence, performance and business need without regard to race, color,
religion, sex, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, pregnancy, creed, ancestry, national origin, marital
status, genetic information, military status, or any other protected status in accordance with applicable law. Our Accommodations and
Non-Discrimination policies, plus other helpful information, can be found publicly at

For information regarding Arapahoe Community
College Security, including Clery Act / Crime Statistics for the campuses and surrounding area, please see the Arapahoe Community College Annual Security Report. For a
hard copy report, please contact the ACC Campus Police Department at 303.797.5800, Ca***********@ar******.edu, or Room M2600 at 5900 South Santa Fe Drive, Littleton, Colorado

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