Department Chairperson/Director of Nursing

Department Chairperson/Director of Nursing


Richmond Community College
1042 West Hamlet Avenue
Hamlet, NC 28345
Phone: 910-410-1700

Job Location

Richmond CC service area


Commensurate with education and experience


Full Benefits

Job Category

  • Instructional (Faculty)

Application Period

Opens: Monday, August 15, 2022
Closes: Thursday, January 19, 2023

Target Start Date

Monday, September 12, 2022

Expected Work Hours

Varies according to class schedule.

Reports to

Dean of Allied Heath & Human Services

Employment Type

Full-time 12-month position

Minimum Qualifications

Minimum Education and Experience: as required by the NCBON

  1. Hold a current unrestricted license or multistate licensure privilege to practice as a registered nurse in North Carolina; 
  2. Have two years of full-time experience as a faculty member in a board approved nursing program; 
  3. Be experientially qualified to lead the program to accomplish the mission, goals, and expected program outcomes; 
  4. Hold a graduate degree in nursing (MSN) from a regionally accredited institution; 
  5. Have preparation in teaching and learning principles for adult education, including curriculum development, implementation, and evaluation, appropriate to assignment, as defined by the NC Board of Nursing. 
  6. Maintain competence in the areas of assigned responsibility; and 
  7. Have current knowledge of components of the nursing practice for the registered nurse and the licensed practical nurse.

Preferred Qualifications

Director of Nursing is a 12 month position. Salary will be commensurate with experience.

Position Description

In addition to the duties assigned to an instructor, the Department Chairperson's responsibilities and duties include:

  1. Serves as a member of the Instructional Leadership Team and participates in institutional planning, academic and administrative decision-making within the Instructional Area.
  2. Serves as the communication liaison among the appropriate Dean, the Lead Instructors and the Department faculty.
  3. Oversees the planning and maintenance of annual student learning and program outcomes within the department's programs for review in the College’s strategic planning and evaluation process.
  4. Oversees department equipment and supply purchases and budgets and recommends expenditures to the appropriate Dean.
  5. Coordinates the development of the semester schedule in accordance with the Curriculum Schedule Timeline in collaboration with the Registrar’s office and the appropriate Dean and Vice President for Instruction/Chief Academic Officer.
  6. Reviews annually the curriculum standards for each program within the department, ensuring the college is compliant with NCCCS and other applicable agency standards.
  7. Ensures appropriate courses of study, ICRs and rubrics are updated as needed and that current syllabi are available through the College website.
  8. Supervises and assesses scheduled curriculum program reviews and enrollment management reports.
  9. Plans and completes partnership events with local schools and employers and other initiatives to support the program.
  10. Conducts evaluations and supports all nursing faculty while overseeing the selection of new faculty. 
  11. Serves as communication liaison for other departments and administrative offices requiring information, opinions, or recommendations on matters relating to the department or its students.
  12. Ensures the timely selection of departmental texts and the purchasing of textbook orders and ancillaries.
  13. Coordinates program advisory committees within the department.
  14. If governed by outside agencies, department chairs will ensure the department’s programs meet that agency’s requirements and compliance.
  15. Accepts other duties as assigned.

North Carolina Board of Nursing (NCBON) Responsibilities:  Nursing Department

  1. Ensure that the College maintains program compliance with the NC Board of Nursing (NCBON).
  2. Represent Richmond Community College at NCBON, various healthcare boards, NC RIBN Collaborative Leadership Team, and other program meetings.
  3. Evaluate new, and maintain current, clinical sites, and ensure clinical site and student compliance with facility and NCBON requirements. 
  4. Ensure that all nursing faculty—including adjuncts--meet current NCBON requirements.
  5. Review student applicant files—including students articulating to other institutions—and determine eligibility for, and progression in, Nursing Programs.  In addition, coordinate Nursing Student Orientation and ADN Pre-Nursing sessions.
  6. Meet at least annually with clinical facilities representatives to review current and future clinical/preceptorship experiences, and collect data related to student and program performance.
  7. Reviews all student evaluations of instructors to determine trends and areas needing improvement.
  8. Complete required Program Descriptive Report for the NCBON site visit.

How to Apply

Application Process: To apply for a vacant position, complete the Richmond Community College application and submit it with photocopies or unofficial copies of your College transcripts. For positions where a high school diploma or equivalent is the highest required degree, then proof of high school/equivalency is required. Application and review process can be found on the RCC website. No action will be taken on submission of a resume or letter of interest only. Incomplete files will not be considered. Successful applicant must pass a complete background check. 



Job Post Contact

Human Resources Director

Richmond Community College

P O Box 1189

Hamlet NC 28379

P (910) 410-1804

F (910) 582-7028