Dean - Nursing

Kirkwood Community College


To advance the college’s mission, vision, principles, values and strategic initiatives through continuous improvement decisions.
The Dean of Nursing reports directly to the Associate Vice President of Academic Affairs and is responsible for administering one academic program area. The Dean will hire, supervise and evaluate approximately 16 full-time faculty members and support staff, and will provide oversight for the overall department and program budgets.

The typical work schedule for this position will be Monday through Friday from 8 am to 5 pm.

  • Advocate for Continual Improvement- empowering each other to identify opportunities for excellence.
  • Collaborate with Mutual Accountability- working together with a willingness to take ownership and account for our actions. 
  • Champion Service- anticipating needs and create a welcoming, diverse, and inclusive environment. 
  • Perseverance- commitment to excellence even in the face of adversity or delay in achieving success. 
  • Lead- regardless of title, through positive influence. 


  • Provide leadership in the development and implementation of the department’s goals and priorities and monitor their achievement.
  • Direct the preparation of the annual budget for department and supervise its implementation.
  • Recommend staff for appointment, assignment and other personnel actions and supervise and evaluate the faculty and staff.
  • Coordinate the preparation and submission of all reports and studies that are required from the department.
  • Assist in providing for proper facilities, equipment and materials to meet the needs of the instructional programs.
  • Cooperate with other departments and offices within the College to foster communications and services to meet the educational needs of students.
  • Maintain contacts with area high schools and colleges, appropriate businesses, agencies, and community organizations and individuals in the College’s service area.
  • Perform other related work duties as assigned.
  • Be able and willing to represent the College in the most positive manner with prospective, former and current students, clients, suppliers and the community we serve.
  • Must be a self-motivated, energetic, and creative individual with proven leadership, planning and administrative skills.
  • Possess excellent conceptual and planning skills and be able to relate well with other professional educators within the college and at other institutions.
  • Possess a working knowledge of educational trends in the field that enable leading the department to meet the merging educational needs. 
  • Possess strong human relations skills.  Get along with diverse personalities.
  • Express oneself clearly and effectively in oral and written form.  
  • Establish and maintain good team working relationships with students, colleagues, staff, administrators, and general public. 
  • Foster a culture of support and inclusivity aligned with Kirkwood Community College’s mission and values. 
  • Welcome, value, and nurture people of all backgrounds, perspectives, and experiences, as well as support and promote an environment that accepts differences.  
The statements contained herein reflect general details as necessary to describe the essential job duties/responsibilities and performance expectations of the job, which should not be considered an all-inclusive listing of work requirements.  Individuals may perform other duties as assigned.


Position involves working in an office setting. Occasional (10-33%) standing, pushing, pulling and grasping. Frequent (34-66%) reaching and viewing a computer and other types of close visual work.  Constant (67-100%) sitting, walking, repetitive motion, talking and hearing.


  • Master’s degree in a field related to one or more of the discipline areas of responsibility or in administration required.
  • Current licensure as a registered nurse
  • Two years of experience in clinical nursing.
  • Two years of experience in nursing education.
  • Licensure as a Registered Nurse
  • Preferred DNP and/or PhD in Nursing.   
  • College teaching experience and previous administrative or supervisory experience preferred.  
  • Community college experience. 
  • Previous experience in curriculum development preferred.
Kirkwood Community College shall not engage in nor allow unlawful discrimination against any employee or applicant for employment. This includes all employment practices, hiring practices, and unwelcome harassment of applicants or employees based on race, color, national origin, creed, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, disability, genetic information or actual or potential parental, family, marital status or veteran status. If you have questions or complaints related to compliance with the policy please contact the Vice President of Human Resources at Kirkwood Community College, 313 Kirkwood Hall, 6301 Kirkwood Blvd., SW, Cedar Rapids, IA 52404, Telephone: 319-398-5572,  Email: or the director of the Office for Civil Rights U.S. Department of Education, John C. Kluczynski Federal Building, 230 S. Dearborn Street, 37th Floor, Chicago, IL 60604-7204, Telephone: (312) 730-1560 Facsimile: (312) 730-1576, TDD (800) 877-8339 Email:

Kirkwood Community College prides itself on fostering a diverse workforce and values unique perspectives throughout its campus community. The college is a convenient, innovative, visionary educational leader striving to remain affordable and accessible. With more than 140 majors and programs, Kirkwood boasts 16,000 annual college-credit students while maintaining one of the lowest tuitions in the state. All degree-seeking students are eligible for federal financial aid and the college offers more than $3 million in scholarships each year to students from all walks of life.

Job Benefits:

Kirkwood offers a wide range of employee benefits.  Read more about them here

Job ID: 98014

Posted 26 days ago

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