Director of Nursing - Normandale Community College


Classification: MnSCU Administrator 5 Full-time, Exempt Salary Range: Annually from $95,000 to $110,000 *Salary placement is dependent on education and experience.


 We are a proud equal opportunity and affirmative action employer, and we seek applicants with deep connections to the cultural communities to which our students belong. We actively seek and encourage applications from women, people of color, persons with disabilities, and individuals with protected veteran status. 



This position provides administrative management and leadership for the college’s nursing programs, faculty, and staff and serves as the Director of Nursing. This position works in a collaborative manner to provide leadership and management in planning, accreditation, curriculum development, faculty support, student support, internal and external communication, scheduling, budget, hiring, and facilities/equipment use. The Director ensures that the program maintains accreditation and meets Board of Nursing requirements. This position collaborates with higher education partners, health care agencies, and K-12 partners on joint planning efforts. This position is also responsible for leading and managing nursing related opportunities with the college’s Continuing Education and Customized Training (CECT) to build our regional market responsiveness to workforce needs. 


The position will coordinate and oversee the department's Equity 2025 efforts. Equity 2025 is a three-part strategic vision for the college to: 1) achieve racial equity in educational outcomes by 2025; 2) achieve associate degree or baccalaureate transfer completion rate of 50% or better for degree-seeking students by 2030; and 3) support and sustain a pervasive institutional culture that is culturally competent and service oriented. 




• Master’s degree with a major in Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Education, Public Health Nursing, or a nursing clinical specialty 

• Registered Nurse in the State of Minnesota 

• At least five (5) years of related experience in the nursing or nursing education field 



• Knowledge, skill, and experience with nursing simulation and education 

• Demonstrated skill in nursing accreditation 

• Demonstrated understanding of culturally responsive pedagogy to meet the needs of our historically marginalized students, including students of color, first-generation students, and students from lower socio-economic households 

• Expertise in planning, development, staffing, budget management, and supervision 

• Demonstrated skill in curriculum development 

• Proven success in fostering collaborative working relationships; ability to communicate and work with faculty and staff from a variety of nursing backgrounds 

• Evidence of highly developed and creative intercultural communication, organizational and facilitation skills 

• Proven experience with information technology 

• Demonstrated commitment to creating measurable equity and inclusion goals and implementing plans to achieve them 

• Experience working in a collective bargaining environment 



Normandale is the largest community college in the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities system, serving almost 15,000 students from diverse backgrounds, 42% of whom are students of color and nearly 25% are first-generation. We offer opportunities for individuals to grow, learn, and advance their careers while working for an organization that is committed to providing an inclusive and equitable space for students and employees to learn.



 As an agency of the State of Minnesota, Normandale Community College offers a comprehensive benefits package including low cost medical, dental, vision insurance; short- and long-term disability; generous vacation and sick leave as well as 11 paid holidays each year; employer paid life insurance; pre-tax flexible spending accounts; retirement plans; and tax-deferred compensation plans. Additional benefits include tuition waivers for yourself and eligible dependents once certain criteria are met, and many professional development opportunities. For information on benefits, visit SEGIP’s website SEGIP. This position is also part of Personnel Plan for Administrators, which outlines many additional benefits provided. Certain relocation benefits are available for this position. For more information on retirement benefits, please view the retirement brochure through MMB. 


Equal Employment Opportunity 

The college is committed to honoring human differences. We expect and foster inclusion of different values and ideas. We are committed to the principle that all individuals are to be treated with equality and dignity. We prohibit discrimination against qualified individuals based on their race, sex, color, creed, religion, age, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, marital status, status with regard to public assistance, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, or membership in a local commission as defined by law. 


Reasonable accommodations will be made to applicants with disabilities. If you are an individual with a disability who needs assistance, please contact Human Resources at 952.358.8269 or Please indicate what assistance is needed. 


The vacancy is posted online from March 11, 2021 until filled. Candidates chosen for an interview will be contacted beginning in April


HOW TO APPLY Interested applicants should submit your resume and cover letter online at:


Selected candidate will be subject to a pre-employment background check as a condition of employment. The College regrets that it is unable to offer H-1B sponsorship at this time. The successful candidate, under U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services regulations, must also be able to accept work in the U.S. by the day employment begins. 

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