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Assistant Director of Nursing

Assistant Director of Nursing

Closing Date: 01/22/2015

Opened Wednesday June 25, 2014

Revised and opened Thursday, July 17, 2014

Closing When Filled

Duties and responsibilities:


Under limited supervision, assists in overseeing and directing all activities and staff of the nursing program; and participates in a collaborative capacity in institutional activities. In the absence of the Director of Nursing, assumes full responsibilities and duties of the Nursing Department.


Essential functions, as defined under the Americans with Disabilities Act may include, but are not limited to the following characteristics, duties, responsibilities, knowledge, skills and other characteristics.

The characteristic duties and responsibilities section is ILLUSTRATIVE ONLY, and is not a comprehensive listing of all functions and tasks performed by positions in this class. At the discretion of the immediate supervisor other job related duties may be assigned as necessary, to include recruitment, radio show, and article for the Luna Light.


In collaboration with the Director of Nursing, determines and oversees short- and long-term direction and activities for the nursing program; assists in planning and preparing program budgets, financial and related reports and funding proposals; represents the institution at State and other external forums.

Provides support for faculty in curriculum planning, classroom instruction planning and evaluation, syllabus preparation and problem solving; prepares performance appraisals and participates in professional development planning activities; conducts department meetings and provides information on institutional activities.

Initiates and administers student recruitment and retention efforts related to the nursing program, including advising prospective students, directing candidate orientation, and scheduling and administering assessment examinations; initiates referrals; oversees grievance procedures.

Prepares and presents classroom instruction and implements techniques to facilitate student active learning; prepares and grades tests and student papers; advises and tutors students.

May assist Director in participating in institutional, professional and other internal committee activities; establishes and maintains external professional contacts and relationships; conducts ongoing research to maintain currency in health care delivery systems, practices, treatments, drugs, technology, etc.

Cross training is required.

Other Duties as assigned: I.E. (Board Meetings, Committees, Trainings, and Interviews).


Knowledge of budget development and administration.
Knowledge of adult learning theory, curriculum development and classroom presentation techniques.
Knowledge of counseling and advising methods and techniques.
Knowledge of research methodology and information resources related to nursing practices and health care delivery.
Knowledge of supervisory and coaching principles and practices.
Skill in program development, administration and evaluation.
Skill in the delivery of nursing care and services.
Skill in supervising students in clinical settings.
Skill in preparing and presenting classroom lectures.
Skill in the use of standard office equipment, including personal computer and standard office software.



Master of Science degree in Nursing and three (3) years of clinical experience, including one (1) year of experience teaching in an educational institution, or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

Licensed Registered Nurse in the State of New Mexico.


Salary is based on the LCC salary schedule and is commensurate with education and occupational-related experience. Standard LCC benefits apply.

NFPR9A ($62,199.27 to $75,820.56)

Application Process:

Submit LCC application form, letter of interest, resume, unofficial transcripts (official transcripts required prior to employment) to:

Luna Community College
Sandra Rivera, Human Resources Specialist
366 Luna Drive
Las Vegas, NM 87701

Phone: (505) 454-2574
Fax: (505) 454-2520

Additional Info:

LCC Application for Employment

Luna Community College is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Employer and does not discriminate against any applicant for employment because of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, or veteran status. Qualified applicants are encouraged to apply. A pre-employment drug test may be required.

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