Program Director, Associate Degree Nursing/Practical Nursing

Program Director, Associate Degree Nursing/Practical Nursing


South Piedmont Community College
680 US 74
Polkton, NC 28135
Phone: 704-272-5300

Job Location

Union and Anson County


Commensurate with education and experience


Full-Time Benefits

Job Category

  • Instructional (Faculty)

Application Period

Opens: Monday, March 6, 2023
Closes: Friday, June 30, 2023

Target Start Date

Saturday, July 1, 2023

Expected Work Hours

40 hours per week

Reports to

Assistant Dean of Health and Public Services

Employment Type


Minimum Qualifications

  • Master’s degree in Nursing from an institution accredited by an accrediting agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education
  • Current unrestricted license to practice as a registered nurse in North Carolina
  • Minimum of two (2) years of full-time (defined as 35 hours per week) employment in direct patient care as a registered nurse
  • Minimum of one (1) year of administrative or supervisory experience
  • Minimum of two (2) academic years of full-time teaching experience at the post-secondary level
  • Possess an education in teaching and learning principles for adult education, including curriculum development, implementation, and evaluation, appropriate to the program director role
  • Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing
  • Working knowledge/utilization of word processing, spreadsheet, and presentation software applications

Preferred Qualifications

  • Familiarity with a course management system such as Canvas
  • Experience in a regional accreditation process, such as SACSCOC
  • Experience in a national accreditation process, such as ACEN
  • Budgeting experience
  • Experience with class scheduling, and evidence of the ability to create proactive and innovative class scheduling options
  • Experience with goal setting and strategic planning

Position Description

Job Description

The Program Director for Associate Degree Nursing and Practical Nursing is a 12-month, full-time position that serves both programs and students in Union and Anson Counties. Under the direction of the Assistant Dean of Health and Public Services, the Program Director provides academic leadership to the department, motivates others, and facilitates change while effectively managing programs of learning, resources, and personnel. This individual promotes SPCC’s mission by providing effective management and supervision of the Associate Degree/Practical Nursing programs, instruction, assessment, faculty training, and professional development. The Program Director will teach a minimum of 9 contact hours each term or 18 total contact hours fall and spring terms.

Job Duties

Position Expectations:

Leadership and Management

  • Act as chief advocate for the program and present a positive image of the school and the college to both internal and external customers
  • Collaborate with advisory boards to ensure currency of program offerings
  • Conduct program demand-gap analysis using labor market data to identify needs and opportunities for program growth
  • Evaluate program offerings to align with labor market needs
  • Participate in periodic program reviews, conduct research and surveys, and prepare updates, reports, and plans
  • Develop recruiting and marketing plans for the program in consultation with the Assistant Dean/ Dean of the School of Health and Public Services and the marketing/communications department
  • Participate in student recruitment, retention, advising, and registration activities
  • Supervise and evaluate faculty and staff within the program
  • Recruit, orient, and mentor adjunct and full-time faculty
  • Maintain a roster of qualified adjunct faculty for the program
  • Participate in developing recommendations for the school budget, including forecasting anticipated budgetary needs for staffing, equipment, and supplies; monitor school expenditures.

Curriculum and Teaching

  • Teach a minimum of 18 SHC per year (Typically, 9 SCH in both fall and spring semesters
  • Promote quality in learning and instruction by using student-centered principles in leadership, management, hiring, scheduling, evaluation, and professional development.
  • Actively support pedagogical innovation in seated and distance instruction; encourage the use of technology within the learning environment.
  • Coordinate the development of a student-centered course schedule, ensuring appropriate availability and sequencing of existing courses.
  • Provide leadership in program review and student learning outcomes assessment. Annually update and assess program improvement plans.
  • Coordinate the development, implementation, and evaluation of new courses, ensuring appropriate availability and sequencing of new courses.
  • Accept teaching assignments, based on the needs of the college, at one or more of the following locations: L.L. Polk campus (Polkton), Old Charlotte Highway campus (Monroe), or in community locations (Anson and/or Union counties)

Other Expectations

  • Meet all clinical partner requirements
  • Exhibit an uncompromising commitment to SPCC as a learning-centered college through the College’s mission, vision, values, core skills and learning outcomes, and delivery of instruction and services
  • Actively participate in school and college committees and activities and school or college-related community activities and events.
  • Actively participate in student recruitment and retention activities, admissions, advising, and registration activities.
  • Actively participate in grant prospecting, authoring, editing, evaluation, and reporting.
  • Maintain current licensure, certification, or other professional credentials required for the position
  • Perform other duties as assigned by the Assistant Dean/ Dean of the School of Health and Public Services and the Vice President of Academic and Student Affairs/Chief Academic Officer.

How to Apply

Apply online at Position is open until filled. 

Job Post Contact

South Piedmont Community College

Human Resources

PO Box 126

Polkton, NC 28135