Director of Nursing and Health Sciences

Posted: 12/03/2019

Cisco College is accepting applications for the Director of Nursing and Health Sciences at Cisco College.  The position is based at the Abilene Educational Center of Cisco College in Abilene, Texas and will oversee the Vocational Nursing Program, Allied Health Science Programs, and the Associate Degree Nursing Program.  The position requires a Master’s Degree in Nursing, current nursing license to practice as a registered nurse in the State of Texas, a minimum of three years teaching experience in a professional nursing education program, demonstrated knowledge, skills and abilities in administration within a professional nursing education program.
The position carries with it the obligation to uphold the Mission of Cisco College in carrying out the duties of the Director of Nursing and Allied Health Programs. A commitment to positive interpersonal behaviors, professional communication, diversity, integrity, leadership, stewardship, respect, and accountability to Cisco College students and employees are essential.
CISCO COLLEGE offers a generous benefit package, including comprehensive medical, dental, and vision insurance. For the medical benefit only, member-only coverage along with $5,000 of basic term life is provided at no cost to the employee. Other coverages are selected by the employee and payment made through payroll deduction.
The benefits of working in higher education are many and allow you to plan well for your future. Cisco College offers retirement savings such as Teacher Retirement System or Option Retirement Plan – for qualified positions. Twelve month employees also receive both sick and vacation leave on a month to month basis.
Cisco College offers high-quality, affordable academic transfer and career training education to almost 4,000 students per semester across two campuses in Cisco and Abilene, Texas.  Cisco College is training tomorrow's workforce today through innovation, creativity, and hands-on learning experiences.  Cisco College is leading the State in redefining the community college experience to support student success. 
The position is a full-time (12 months) position with benefits.  Resume packages will be received until the position is filled and will be received via mail, fax, and email, but email is preferred.
Please note:  A complete resume package must include a cover letter, completed and signed Cisco College Application (available on the “Employment” Page of our website at, resume or CV, Philosophy of Education, and unofficial copies of transcripts.  Please ensure all required documents are included with your submission. Incomplete packages will be returned unprocessed.
Please submit your resume package to:
Shelli Garrett
Director of Human Resources
Cisco College
101 College Heights
Cisco, Texas 76437
Office:  254-442-5121
Fax:  254-442-5100 (ATTN: Human Resources)
Cisco College is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Cisco College
Job Description
Job Title:                    Director of Nursing and Health Sciences
Reports to:                 Chief Academic Officer 
Last Updated:            October 7, 2019
Job Summary
The Director of Nursing and Health Sciences is responsible for the continued development, implementation, promotion and daily operation of the Health Science Programs for Cisco College.
The Director of Nursing and Health Sciences is expected to accomplish assigned duties in an efficient, effective and competent manner, and strive for improvement and excellence in all work performed. Additionally, this individual must demonstrate a commitment to the comprehensive role of the community college as described in the Cisco College mission statement. The director must cooperate and work harmoniously with college personnel and the public, and must follow all Cisco College policies, rules and regulations as they relate to this position.
Primary Duties

  1. Responsible for designing, planning, sequencing and evaluating the programs
  2. Accountable for comprehensive program/curriculum review processes
  3. Responsible for gathering data and proposing program review and improvement
  4. Responsible for coordinating, and collaborating in the use of educational facilities and clinical resources within the nursing programs
  5. Works with other departments within the college to develop courses and resources specific to and appropriate for nursing program students
  6. Responsible for assisting in collaboration/coordination with Health Care Providers/employers and clinical sites
  7. Responsible for keeping the Chief Academic Officer apprised of status and events related to the nursing programs. Meets regularly with the Chief Academic Officer to review health programs and associated activity.
  8. Coordinates planning and implementation of faculty in-service and continuing education for nursing faculty.
  9. Works effectively with Advisory Boards.
  10. Responsible for being responsive to regulatory agencies
  11. Responsible for providing all necessary documentation to the State Board of Nursing & other agencies.
  12. Responsible for ensuring nursing program compliance with all state and federal regulations
  13. Accountable for program academic assessment processes
  14. Accountable for program accreditation.
  15. Coordinates Academic Advising for students in nursing and those on the pre-nursing track.
  16. Participates in the hiring of teaching staff as needed and approved and in negotiating with preceptors
  17. Conducts performance evaluations and develops plans for nursing faculty & Health Science
  18. Keeps nursing faculty informed of all college affairs. Meets regularly with faculty to review programs and establish priorities.
  19. Develops and keeps current the class schedule for courses and ensures compliance with the faculty load policy for both full-time and adjunct instructors.
  20. Submits pertinent information to the appropriate offices by the designated deadlines.
  21. Oversees budget development and spending for Health Science Programs. Manages Perkins purchases.
  22. Ensures implementation of administrative decisions and directives.
  23. Maintains confidentiality on appropriate matters.
  24. Other duties as assigned
Direct Supervision
  • Health Sciences Programs faculty and staff
Minimum Qualifications
  1. Current license or privilege to practice as a registered nurse in the state of Texas
  2. Master’s degree in nursing
  3. 3 years of teaching experience in a professional nursing education program
Demonstrated knowledge, skills and abilities in administration within a professional nursing education program