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Job ID: 226958

Associate Dean of Nursing
Bellevue College

Date Posted Dec. 6, 2023
Title Associate Dean of Nursing
University Bellevue College
Bellevue, WA, United States
Department Health Sciences, Education & Wellness Institute
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Associate/Assistant Dean
  • Nursing - Administration
    Nursing - General

Associate Dean of Nursing

Job ID: 13371
Location: Bellevue College
Full/Part Time: Full Time
Regular/Temporary: Regular

Position Summary

The Associate Dean of Nursing supports the delivery of instruction and student success by directly overseeing the instructional, fiscal and personnel operations of the nursing program and its components: an associate degree in nursing (ADN) program; a post-licensure baccalaureate in nursing (RN-BSN) program; continuing nursing education (CNE), which includes registered nurse refresher (RNR), as well as short courses; and, a nursing assistant, certified (NAC) program within the Health Sciences, Education, and Wellness Institute (HSEWI), Instructional Division.

The Associate Dean of Nursing has budgetary authority and responsibility, for recruiting and hiring of part-time faculty, and is responsible for maintaining the currency of curriculum in alignment with the Washington State Department of Health, program accreditation, and college requirements.

The Associate Dean of Nursing works closely with program chairs, faculty, and staff to achieve instructional goals. The Associate Dean also works closely with campus stakeholders, such as Basic and Transitional Studies (BATS), Student Affairs, Workforce Education, and the Office of International Education and Global Initiatives to implement new and continuing program initiatives, such as international clinical experiences and exchanges.

Pay, Benefits & Work Schedule

Position Salary Range: $124,346/year - $165,795/year

The salary information shown above is a general guideline only. The salary will be determined based on candidate's qualifications and related experience, as well as market and business considerations.

We offer comprehensive compensation package with salary and benefits as the main components. Generous benefits package is offered through Washington State plans that includes multiple medical, dental, life and disability coverage choices for employees and dependents; choices of retirement and deferred compensation plans; paid holidays, sick, and vacation plans; transit program, reduced tuition, employee discounts and memberships, etc.

The employee is scheduled to work 40 hours per workweek. This position is exempt from the overtime provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act, which means that you are not eligible for overtime pay.

About The College

Bellevue College is a diverse student-centered, comprehensive and innovative college, committed to teaching excellence that advances the life-long educational development of its students while strengthening the economic, social and cultural life of its diverse community. Bellevue College is located just 10 miles east of Seattle where we serve a student population of over 54% students of color and over 1,300 international students. The college promotes student success by providing high-quality, flexible, accessible educational programs and services; advancing pluralism, inclusion and global awareness; and acting as a catalyst and collaborator for a vibrant region.

We strive to create a vibrant and inclusive campus community that supports a diverse student body, faculty and staff. As an essential part of our mission and goals, diversity, equity and pluralism are promoted and fostered in all aspects of college life. By enriching student life through leadership opportunities, personal learning and cultural experiences, we are committed to building an inclusive and diverse campus community that fosters creativity, innovation and student success.

For more information, visit BC Facts at a Glance @ Bellevue College.

About the Department

The Health Sciences, Education & Wellness Institute is composed of fourteen unique'programs that address critical workforce needs in the region and nation. Each program focuses on providing education and training for professions in healthcare, education, and wellness. Our main office is located on the Bellevue College main campus'in T208, with the exception'of the Wellness Center located in G100.

Bellevue College's Nursing programs build upon the college's mission of preparing students for life-long learning by offering a high-quality, flexible, and accessible education. Our programs are responsive to the changing needs of the community, and are representative of the diverse demographics of the college. The nursing program provides full and equal access to opportunities for educational advancement.

Essential Functions

Program leadership

  • Coordinate the development of vision and goals for nursing in alignment with divisional, academic, and college annual priorities.
  • Lead and engage in team and consensus building among faculty and staff.
  • Develop a collaborative climate for fulfilling program, division, and college objectives.
  • Represent nursing to the College, accrediting bodies, nursing commission, and community partners. (see additional Community Relations)
  • Facilitate the development of long-range goals and objectives for the nursing programs.
  • Facilitation of recruitment, selection, and advisement of students.

Curriculum oversight for all Nursing programs

  • Facilitate the development of curriculum for the maintenance of curriculum currency and relevancy.
  • Monitor faculty currency in curricular expertise.
  • Establish quarterly course schedules in conjunction with Program Chairs to optimize efficiencies and fulfill student need.

Manage personnel

  • Direct and oversee recruiting, hiring, onboarding, mentoring, supervising, evaluating, and disciplining of faculty and staff within nursing.
  • Oversee nursing tenure evaluation.
  • Observe and evaluate nursing tenure candidates.
  • Evaluate direct reports; participate in evaluation of other staff.
  • Effectively support and participate in conflict resolution between team members.
  • Support students in resolving academic grievances.
  • Guide staff and/or faculty in the resolution of conflicts.
  • Support college resources (i.e., DRC, MCS, Title IX, CARE Team, Trio, etc.) in the implementation of their support of students.

Manage Nursing Resources and budget

  • Establish and monitor resource priorities, allocations, and protocols and ensure budget compliance.
  • Establish and monitor enrollment management to achieve maximum efficiency in revenue generation.
  • Provide reports for space allocation planning for programmatic needs and mission fulfillment.

Diversity and equity

  • Support opportunities for faculty and staff to maintain currency in matters of educational equity and cultural competency through such events as Professional Development, Division Retreats, and Workshops.
  • Facilitate the acquiring of diverse faculty and staff and oversee endeavors to recruit and retain a diverse workforce.

Community Relations

  • Represent the nursing program to employers; Washington Department of Health, Washington State Board of Nursing (WABON); and the Council on Nursing Education in Washington State (CNEWS) events. Serve, as appropriate, on task forces or advisory boards to benefit nursing programs.
  • Recruit community partners for experiential learning resources, program advisory committees, student mentoring programs, etc.
  • Recruit membership for the BC Nursing Advisory Council.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications

In a nursing education program offering baccalaureate or graduate degrees in nursing, the nurse administer must have:

  • A minimum of a graduate degree with a major in nursing, from a nursing education program accredited by a national nursing education accreditation body recognized by the United States Department of Education and a doctoral degree either in nursing or a health or related educational field from a college or university accredited by a national accrediting body recognized by the United States Department of Education; Or a doctoral degree in nursing from a college or university accredited by a national nursing accrediting body recognized by the United States Department of Education.
  • A minimum of five (5) years of experience as a registered nurse including two (2) years of experience in nursing education at or above the highest level of the nursing education program the nurse administrator will be administering.
  • Preparation in education that includes teaching adults, adult learning theory, teaching methods, curriculum development, and curriculum evaluation, or two years of teaching experience in nursing education that demonstrates this type of preparation.
  • Preparation or experience in nursing administration or educational administration.
  • Current, unencumbered RN licensure in WA state at the time of hire.
  • Experience supporting student success and retention.
  • Experience addressing disproportionate impact and equity issues in academic or healthcare environments.
  • Preparation or experience in nursing or academic administration/leadership.
  • Effective communication, problem-solving, organization, and conflict-management skills.
  • Experience bringing people of diverse backgrounds into an effective, cohesive, and inclusive team.
  • Demonstrated experience working with diverse colleagues and/or students in a collaborative inclusive environment.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office (Outlook, Excel, Word, Teams, PowerPoint).

Preferred Qualifications

  • Community college teaching experience.
  • Experience with fiscal management and budgeting.
  • Certified Nurse Educator (CNE) credential.
  • Experience and/or familiarity with the National League for Nursing Commission for Nursing Accreditation (CNEA), the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE), and Washington State Board of Nursing (WABON).
  • Experience teaching, developing, and/or implementing simulation.

Conditions of Employment

Bellevue College intends to provide a drug-free, healthy, safe, and secure work and educational environment. Each employee is expected to report to work in an appropriate mental and physical condition to perform her/his/their assigned duties.

Bellevue College employs only U.S. citizens and lawfully authorized non-U.S. citizens. All new employees must show employment eligibility verification as required by the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services.

Bellevue College requires all employees to be fully vaccinated and your vaccine status will be verified upon hire. Please reach out to the HR Office at if you need information on medical or religious accommodation.

Sexual Misconduct and Background Check:

Prior to start of employment, finalists(s) for this position will be subject to a pre-employment background check as a condition of employment. Information from the background check will not necessarily preclude employment, but will be considered in determining the applicant's suitability and competence to perform in the position.

Applicants considered for this position will be required to disclose if they are the subject of any substantiated findings or current investigations related to sexual misconduct at their current employment and past employment. Disclosure is required under Washington State Law.

Check frequently in your inbox, spam, junk, clutter email folders for any communication regarding the next steps from Bellevue College and our background check partners.

Reference Check:

Reference checks may include, but are not limited to, contacting references and verification of work experience, and/or past job duties.
Other Information

  • This position may be eligible for relocation allowance.
  • This position is NOT eligible for sponsorship for employment-based visa.

How To Apply

Application deadline has been extended to 02/29/2024, will be given full consideration. Applications received after that date may be considered until the position is filled.

All individuals interested in this position are encouraged to apply. Your application must include a complete online application and all of the required documents below to be considered complete. Any application that does not provide all requested information will not be considered for the position (only submit required documents with the application, additional documents will not be reviewed.) Please review Application Tips before applying. Current Bellevue College employees should apply the position through Employee Self Service.

Required application materials:

  • Attach a Cover Letter (min 1 pg., max 2 pgs.)
  • Attach a Resume
  • Attach a Diversity Statement (min 1 pg., max 2 pgs.) that addresses the following: Describe and provide specific examples of how your educational and/or professional experiences, background or philosophy demonstrate your commitment to diversity and equity, and how these prepare you to contribute to Bellevue College
  • Complete Job Questionnaires if applicable


If you have questions with regards to the application or the hiring process, please contact Office of Human Resources at 425-564-2274 or email to

EEO Statement

Bellevue College does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, language, ethnicity, religion, veteran status, sex, sexual orientation, including gender identity or expression, disability, or age in its programs and activities. Please see policy 4150 at The following people have been designated to handle inquiries regarding non-discrimination policies: Title IX Coordinator, 425-564-2641, Office C227, and EEOC/504 Compliance Officer, 425-564-2178, Office B126.

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