Director of Health Education Programs

Subspecialty: Education

Posted: 10/24/2019

Company: Big Bend Community College - Big Bend Community College (BBCC) is a comprehensive public community college serving a large, rural district in central Washington State. BBCC's main campus is located in the city of Moses Lake (pop. 24,009) in Grant County, situated on the former Larson Air Force Base. In addition to the central campus, BBCC has learning centers in seven outlying communities that provide adult basic education, high school completion, and English Language Learning programs as gateways to college. We are accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities and we serve approximately 4,000 students, with an annualized FTE of approximately 2,000.

Big Bend Community College strives for excellence in teaching and learning. We are a student-centered and innovative college that is committed to fostering a community that supports and recognizes the value of diversity; 42% of our student-body is Hispanic. Recognized as a Leader College by Achieving the Dream, Big Bend is a designated Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI). Our student body consists of 75% first-generation college students and 71% of our students receive some form of financial assistance.

Our college seeks candidates who have a deep commitment to and understanding of the rewards and challenges of working with students. We particularly welcome those who will be active participants in our small but thriving college community.

Big Bend Community College provides equal opportunity in education and employment and does not discriminate on the basis of race, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, religion, age, color, creed, national or ethnic origin, physical, mental or sensory disability, marital status, pregnancy status or families with children, a mother breastfeeding her child, AIDS/HIV or hepatitis C, genetic information, and/or status as a veteran in accordance with state and federal laws.

Location: Moses Lake, WA

Description: Director of Health Education Programs
Position Summary

Big Bend Community College invites applications for a Director of Health Education Programs. The Director of Health Education Programs provides leadership and direction for healthcare programs including the Nursing Assistant and the Associate Degree Nursing programs. The Director also oversees the Medical Assistant program and its health education support courses. This position reports to the Dean of Arts & Sciences.

The Associate Degree Nursing Program is accredited by ACEN, Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing and is approved by the Washington State Nursing Care Quality Assurance Commission (NCQAC). Nursing courses are taught with flipped instruction and teaching assignments are arranged by topic.

Essential Job Duties

Primary essential responsibilities include, but will not be limited to, the following:

Coordinate, facilitate, and direct the health education programs, courses, and faculty. This includes but is not limited to curriculum and program development, revision and evaluation; scheduling and instructional assignments including clinical sites; budget development and management; and community outreach and partnerships.
Facilitate curriculum development and implementation, as well as its evaluation and revision to reflect current professional standards.
Maintain national accreditation standards of Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN); coordinate evaluation of program components including clinical sites, student/graduate, and employee satisfaction, and prepare relevant reports and applications.
Develop, monitor, and manage department budgets and assist in the management of facilities and equipment including controlling inventory, coordinating maintenance, and purchasing equipment; pursue grant opportunities as available and applicable.
Establish and coordinate clinical sites and placements throughout the BBCC service district; establish and maintain effective communication with clinical and community partnerships; involve service district communities in health education at the BBCC campus and promote partnerships.
Represent the College to develop, promote and enhance vocational educational activities including serving on college, community and statewide committees.
Supervise, support, and evaluate health education faculty and staff in accordance with institution policy, state, local and federal rules and regulations, including governing agencies such as ACEN and the Washington State Nursing Care Quality Assurance Commission (NCQAC).
Participate in and facilitate recruitment and retention efforts for full-time and part-time faculty and staff; support and promote faculty and staff professional development, and ensure that all faculty are appropriately certified.

Position type: Full-time

Qualifications: Minimum & Desirable Qualifications

At the time of application, candidates must possess the following minimum qualifications:

An active, unencumbered Washington nursing license.
Master's degree in nursing (MSN) from an accredited college or university and from a nursing education program that is accredited by a nursing education accreditation body recognized by the United States Department of Education.
Five (5) years of experience as a registered nurse including two (2) years of experience in nursing education. The two (2) year requirement for experience in nursing education may be satisfied with ongoing educational consultation/mentoring during the first two (2) years of employment.
Current knowledge of nursing practice.
Experience working with individuals from diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, ability, ethnic backgrounds.


Curriculum development and administration experience.
Teaching experience at the post-secondary level.
Experience with specialized accreditation.
Bilingual English/Spanish proficiency.

How to Apply:

Application Instructions

This position is open until filled. Priority consideration will be given to applicants whose complete application has been received by November 21, 2019. Big Bend Community College reserves the right to offer this position to a qualified candidate at any time, so a prompt response is encouraged.

To qualify for consideration, applicants must meet required qualifications and submit a complete application packet, which includes the following:

BBCC Online application.
Cover letter, addressing why you are interested in this position and how your qualifications make you the ideal candidate.*
Comprehensive resume or CV.*
Response(s) to the questions found in the Supplemental Questions Tab above.*
Copy of RN licensure
Unofficial transcripts documenting undergraduate and graduate course work and degrees. Official transcripts required upon employment.*

TEACHING DEMO: Applicants selected for an interview will be required to give a short presentation illustrating their teaching skills on the topic of hyperglycemia.

NOTE: All of the above items are required to ensure your consideration for this position. The items marked with an asterisk are required to be included/uploaded with your online application prior to submission. The college reserves the right to remove documents, submitted but not requested, by BBCC as part of the application process. These documents include, but are not limited to statements of teaching philosophy, diversity statement, letters of recommendation, student evaluations, performance evaluations, etc.

BBCC reserves the right to not fill this position, reject all applicants, reopen the position, or make a direct appointment. Applications received during this recruitment may be used to fill future vacancies at the College's discretion.

Persons hired will need to provide documentation verifying identity and employment authorization to work in the United States.

Official transcripts will need to be provided to the college within the first thirty (30) days of employment.

In compliance with state and federal regulations, BBCC is committed to a safe and drug-free campus. Employees are expected to comply with BBCC's policy prohibiting illegal drug use or activity, including notifications of criminal drug convictions and the use of prescription drugs or over-the-counter medications that are likely to affect job safety. The complete policy and procedure are available to view on the policies page of the BBCC website. Printed copies of the policy and procedure are available by contacting the Human Resources Office at 509-793-2008.

BBCC strives to be a safe and secure campus for our students, employees, and community.