Pueblo Community College (PCC) invites nominations and applications for Director of Nursing Education Programs. This is an outstanding opportunity to join a college whose employees, at every level, enthusiastically embrace their unique roles in transforming the lives of students and enriching their communities through teamwork, camaraderie, and responsiveness.
PCC is Colorado’s largest geographical district with a main campus in Pueblo and satellite presences in Fremont, Mancos, Durango/Cortez, Cañon City, and Bayfield. The college enrolls 5,200 students per year. A comprehensive community college, PCC offers a broad range of general, personal, vocational, and technical education programs as well as provides two-year transfer programs to qualify students for admission to the junior year at other colleges and universities. PCC also offers Bachelor of Applied Science degrees in Dental Hygiene, Nursing, Radiologic Technology, Respiratory Therapy, Advanced Paramedic Practitioner, and Secure Software Development. PCC is a Title V Hispanic-Serving Institution; diversity is welcome and respected.
The PCC leadership team is headquartered in Pueblo, one of the nation’s great small towns with a remarkable quality of life. Located at the confluence of Fountain Creek and the Arkansas River, whose headwaters gather in the Sawatch and Mosquito mountain ranges to the west, the region sits in a rain shadow caused by 14,000-foot peaks. Known as Colorado’s “banana belt,” Pueblo is about 100 miles south of Denver in semi-arid desert land that gets approximately 12 inches of annual precipitation.
The nursing department, an integral part of the Medical and Behavioral Health Division that supports both the transfer and program functions of the College, strives to provide an excellent education experience that prepares students to become skillful and caring members of the nursing profession who meet the needs of a diverse population. The new Director will be joining PCC at an historic moment. In January 2023, the College will dedicate the Nursing and Allied Health Teaching and Learning Center (TLC) located in the renovated East Tower of St. Mary-Corwin Medical Center just two miles from PCC’s main campus. The Medical Center includes an accredited and nationally recognized cancer center, a designated Breast Center of Excellence, state-of-the-art robotic-assisted surgical technology, and a dedicated Joint Replacement Center.
The College seeks a collaborative, team-oriented leader who has a passion for empowering and transforming lives and communities through higher education. The Director will manage programs and staff across multiple campuses that are geographically separated and will develop understanding and appreciation for the unique communities that PCC serves. The Director will join in a culture of high-performance leadership, participating in numerous exciting initiatives that are underway. For additional information about this opportunity, please review the position profile, which includes a full list of required and desired characteristics within the leadership agenda at Open Searches – Academic Search, or by opening the Download Profile link at the top of this announcement.
Application and Nomination Procedure
The Director of Nursing Education Programs search is being assisted by Academic Search. To arrange a confidential conversation about this position, please contact the senior consultants facilitating the search, Dr. Shirley Robinson Pippins, at Shirley.Pippins@academicsearch.org or Dr. Richard Cummins, at Rich.Cummins@academicsearch.org. Initial screening of applications will begin immediately. The expected start date is April 3, 2023.
Application materials should include a cover letter addressing the leadership agenda in the position profile, a curriculum vitae, and the names and contact information for five professional references with contact information, including telephone and email, and a note indicating the candidate’s working relationship with each. References will not be contacted without first notifying and receiving permission from candidates. Nominations and application materials should be sent to: PuebloDirectorNursing@academicsearch.org.
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