Director of Simulation & Experiential Learning

Colorado Mountain College   Glenwood Springs, CO   Full-time     Education
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Posted on November 21, 2020

Director of Simulation & Experiential Learning
Colorado Mountain College
Spring Valley
Glenwood Springs

The Director of Simulation and Experiential Learning provides oversight and support to the nursing program in the areas of clinical, skills lab and simulation experiences for program students in compliance with all accreditation guidelines and requirements.

The Director of Simulation and Experiential Learning manages instructional and administrative leadership functions under the supervision of the Program Director/ Associate Dean of Nursing (who serves as the designated Chief Nursing Officer/CNO for the program), teaches in the program in a limited capacity, and is the designated nursing administrative designee to the CNO in his or her absence, or as delegated for specific functions.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to: ensuring that offerings of the program articulate with CMC’s mission, vision, strategic plan and institutional learning outcomes as well as state and national standards; assists with managing budget, coordinating and overseeing hiring and support of faculty, coordination of program accreditation applications/renewals and program activity reporting, leading program advisory committee meetings when needed, outreach, marketing, & recruiting activities, and assists with program assessment.

This position is a year-round administrative, non-faculty staff position with limited teaching responsibilities. The incumbent must be qualified to teach in the assigned areas, however, is not assigned a faculty rank.

Pre-Requisites for the Position (Qualifications Standards)

Education and experience sufficient for the rigors of the position. Examples of qualifications include: a minimum of a Master’s Degree in Nursing, two years teaching full time in an approved nursing education program at or above the Associate’s Degree level, two years of full-time clinical experience as a practicing registered nurse, an active unencumbered nursing license as a registered nurse in Colorado or the ability to be licensed in Colorado, or equivalent education and experience necessary for the requirements of the position.

Experience managing faculty and staff essential.

The incumbent must also be credentialed to teach in the program or eligible to be credentialed. Experience must include a minimum of one-year teaching/training experience or the equivalent in part time roles. A minimum of three years’ experience in simulation education, nursing education or another related field.

Special Skills or abilities directly applicable to the position: knowledge and skills related to teaching adults, teaching methodology, curriculum development and curriculum evaluation. Excellent verbal and written communication skills with ability to work effectively with administration, staff, faculty, students, and clinical facilities. Demonstrated ability to plan, organize, and evaluate complex programs and processes, demonstrated ability to manage multiple priorities and projects, knowledge and proficiency in current technology used in nursing as well as generally expected office technology and software. Knowledge of and experience with the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN) is desired.

Applicants must demonstrate a commitment to working in a culturally competent environment and the ability to work effectively with students, employees, and community members having diverse backgrounds.

Bilingual (English/Spanish) or conversational language abilities preferred.