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Interim Director of Nursing

College of the Redwoods
Job Location:
Eureka, California

Position Type: Administrator/Manager

Department: Health Occupations

Location: Eureka


The Director of Nursing reports to the Vice President of Instruction and serves the District as an academic administrator responsible for overall leadership, development, direction, and administration of the associate degree and/or certificate programs in Registered Nursing, Licensed Vocational Nursing, Nursing Assistant courses, and Medical Assisting. The director meets the administrative, educational, teaching, and practice experience required by the Boards of Registered Nursing and Vocational Nursing and Psychiatric Technicians, including has a current license as a registered nurse in the state of California

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Oversees the development, implementation, and evaluation of the nursing and health occupations curriculum to ensure relevancy, currency, and district wide consistency.
  • Provides the administrative and communication link for the department to all college constituents.
  • Develops and oversees the department budget and grant funded activities.
  • Prepares the class schedules of faculty teaching assignments.
  • Identifies all viable clinical sites in Humboldt and Del Norte Counties and collaborate with clinical site staff to develop a clinical placement schedule for all students.
  • Provides initiation, maintenance, and renewal of contracts with community agencies for student clinical experiences, coordinating shared clinical placements with other area programs.
  • Promotes sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, ethnic, and learning backgrounds of community college students.
  • Oversees the application, selection, and evaluation process for students in LVN and Nursing programs and the counseling and advisement for students completing requirements for certificates, degrees, and licensure.
  • Recruits, assigns, evaluates, and supervises academic and support staff in nursing and health occupations.
  • Holds regular department meetings to ensure effective communication and problem solving.
  • Develops program policies and procedures in cooperation with the faculty and in consideration of student input.
  • Ensures program accountability by formal assessment of the programs including policies, procedures, facilities, resources, attrition, retention, and performance of graduates.
  • Represents the college at local, regional, and statewide nursing and health occupations meetings.
  • Oversees the college publications pertaining to LVN and nursing.
  • Prepare and submit, with the assistance of program faculty, all necessary reports to regulatory boards of nursing district wide, including necessary accreditation reports and exhibits.
  • Participates in faculty evaluation process and verify that faculty members remain clinically competent and current in teaching methodology.
  • Initiates and develops plans and activities for external funding related to the LVN and nursing programs in coordination with other district staff.
  • Leverage resources and opportunities for expanding the Nursing program in Humboldt County and throughout the college's service area.
  • Performs other duties as assigned that support the overall objective of the position.

Knowledge and Skills

Rules and regulation of the Board of Nursing, the collective bargaining agreement for faculty, ACCJC standards, ; principles of leadership, community college curriculum and instructional program development; learning theory and community college student characteristics; hiring and evaluation policies and procedures; student services programs; budgeting; laws and regulations governing California Community Colleges.


Plan and organize tasks relevant to programs needs; supervise the work of faculty and staff; relate effectively with a wide diversity of students, faculty, staff and community members; possess consensus building skills; communicate clearly both orally and in writing; maintain currency within the scope of the position; understand the needs of the community relative to the health occupations programs; demonstrate sensitivity to and respect for a diverse population; engage in critical and innovative thinking to solve problems as they arise.

Physical Abilities

Requires ability to operative a personal keyboard computer. Requires visual acuity to read words, numbers and speaking and hearing to communicate in person or over the phone.

Education and Experience

Possession of or eligibility for current licensure as an RN in the state of California. Master's degree or higher-level degree in nursing, education, or administration. Two years experience teaching in pre- or post-licensure nursing programs. Three years experience as an RN, including one year of experience providing direct patient care, one year of teaching and/or clinical supervision, and one year experience in nursing education administration. Completion of an accredited course in administration, teaching, and curriculum.
Preferred Qualifications: Two years of administrative experience in higher education

Equal Employment Opportunity and Workplace Diversity

It is the policy of College of the Redwoods not to discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, disability, age, or sexual orientation in its educational programs and its employment practices.

Position requires sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, and ethnic backgrounds of community college students.

College of the Redwoods values all members of our community and strives to create a diverse, nurturing, honest, and open environment. CR is committed to equal employment opportunity in its employment and encourages applications from underrepresented group members.

Licenses and Certificates

California RN license


Full Time 12 Months/Year

Salary Grade: 130

Salary: $97,052.80 - $164, 320.00 Annual Salary (20-step salary range continues to a maximum of $164,320.00))

Contact(s): Human Resources

Contact Phone: 707-476-4140

Contact Email:

Start Date


Posting Number: S00234P

Requisition Number: 23-74

Job Close Date: 08/05/2022

Open Until Filled: No

Conditions of Employment

Offers of employment are contingent upon the successful clearance of a criminal background check, pre-employment physical examination, freedom from tuberculosis, provide proof of full vaccination from COVID-19 and its variants, and proof of identity and eligibility to work in the United States prior to the first day of work. The District may select additional qualified candidates should unexpected vacancies or needs occur during the recruitment/selection process. When education is a requirement for the position, official academic transcripts from the accredited college/university will be required.

Forms are available through Human Resources to request COVID-19 vaccination exception in the following situations: (a) medical excuse from receiving COVID-19 vaccine due to medical contraindication or precaution; (b) disability; or religious objection based on a person's sincerely held religious beliefs, practice or observance.

California School Employees Association is the exclusive bargaining representative for College of the Redwoods classified employees. Each employee hired into a classified position shall contribute to the administration of this contract by membership dues or service fees.

The salary range indicated is reflective of a 20-step salary schedule.


Medical, dental, and vision insurance is provided by the District for all full-time employees and their dependents.

Application Process

Required Materials

Apply online at

You will need to attach the information below to complete the online application process. Attachments are accepted in .doc or .pdf file formats.

1. Letter of introduction expressing interest in and qualifications for this position

2. Professional resume

3. Transcripts of all college degrees and courses (unofficial is sufficient for application, official copies will be required of the successful candidate)

Incomplete application packets will not be forwarded for consideration by the screening committee.

Application Procedures

All documents included in your application file become the property of the District and will not be returned.
Your application for this job posting will not be considered for future openings. New documents must be submitted for each job posting.

To be included in the first review, the applicant must complete the online application process by 5:00 p.m. PST on the closing or first review date.

If, because of a disability, you need special services or facilities in order to apply or interview for this job posting, please call Human Resources.

For assistance or information, please contact:

College of the Redwoods

Human Resources

7351 Tompkins Hill Road

Eureka, CA 95501-9300

Phone 707-476-4140

Fax 707-476-4421

TTY 711


Selection Process

All complete applications will be reviewed by a representative screening committee. Selected candidates will be invited to appear for a personal interview at College of the Redwoods. Expenses incurred in connection with the site interview will not be reimbursed.
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