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Campus Assistant Director, Nursing VNEW

Ontario, California Job ID 204624
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Reporting directly to the Director, Nursing VN (Program Director II) assists with providing leadership in managing and implementing a comprehensive post-secondary adult vocational nursing program for delivery in support of College, campus, and/or departmental goals in order to assure compliance with programmatic accreditation and/or licensure, internal consistency, and graduate outcomes that meet workplace and placement expectations.  Participates in budget preparation and fiscal administration, curriculum development and coordination, determination of teaching assignments, supervision and evaluation of faculty, and selection/coordination of program specific external clinical facilities and instruction.Provides professional leadership and support for teaching faculty; serves as a mentor and facilitator for faculty assigned; and enables an environment which fosters creativity, responsiveness, and self-responsibility.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS AND RESPONSIBILITIES: (Every effort has been made to identify the essential functions of this position.  However, it in no way states or implies that these are the only duties you will be required to perform.  The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related, or is an essential function of the position.)

  • Assists with program activities to ensure compliance with applicable federal, state and local laws and regulations, accrediting bodies, and company policies and procedures in concert with other ACC campus programs.
  • Assists with ensuring the program’s yearly average minimum pass rate on the NCLEX licensure examination does not fall below the state’s average pass rate and meets and/or exceeds the program’s established annual pass rate goal.
  • Reviews and recommends improvements and enhancements to the consistency and quality in course offerings, course/program development, and curriculum proposals.
  • Participates in student retention activities such as coordinating departmental student academic counseling and/or establishing a point of contact for internal resource/access for student issues.
  • Supervises and evaluates externship/clinical/fieldwork experiences as required by program.
  • Assures students are provided support services to maintain the highest level of student achievement while safeguarding the integrity of the educational process.
  • Ensures faculty are recording daily class attendance and grades as required, completes and submits homework assignments timely, and grades tests, quizzes, lab assignments promptly.
  • Assures student course evaluations are administered each term, and that feedback is provided to faculty in a timely fashion.
  • Supervises all student clinical assignments, ensuring that all program clinical educational objectives are met.
  • May teach based upon the needs and/or student enrollments in the program as needed.
  • Serves as a mentor, facilitator and provides guidance and support for full-time faculty, substitute faculty and staff.
  • Oversees faculty in overall and day-to-day operation and guidance of didactic, laboratory, and clinical instruction, assignments, and/or scheduling of classes.
  • Evaluates assigned faculty and support staff timely and assures staff submits/completes annual employment requirements to meet program accreditation standards, policies and procedures.
  • Coordinates a plan to best observe, instruct, and evaluate students learning and clinical practical skills and faculty performance which includes a direct observation clinical assessment of skills in applicable setting for related area of instruction.
  • Holds regular meetings with faculty and staff to share information, guidelines and procedures, coordinates activities, and to further communicate across the assigned department.
  • Addresses and resolves concerns and disputes between and among faculty and students of the assigned areas.
  • Provides for the substitution of faculty for assigned class sections and for the maintenance by departmental faculty of office hours and student conferences.
  • Manages staffing requisitions, personnel action requests/changes, payroll and leave forms, timecards, textbook orders, and faculty work schedules and time off requests.
  • Maintains departmental files including course syllabi and minutes of departmental meetings.
  • Plans and provides for the practical, clinical or field experience as well as the appropriate documentation required by clinical affiliates in order for students to be placed promptly in their clinical rotations/assignments.
  • Coordinates and monitors clinical affiliations/contracts, rotations, visits to clinical facilities and classrooms, and maintains written record on all clinical visits.
  • Coordinates overall orientation of new faculty in theory and clinical with full orientation to school, school policies, and clinical sites.
  • Provides for the maintenance of the applicable program accreditations, contracts and agreements.
  • Holds periodic faculty meetings to provide for subject matter correlation and curriculum evaluation, and to coordinate activities of full-time, part-time and substitute faculty.
  • Recruit, train, supervise and evaluate all department staff; improves retention and morale and performance efficiencies.
  • Participates in professional development and organizations in order to maintain an understanding of current ideas, research and practices, attends meetings, workshops and seminars to enrich personal growth, knowledge and skill in management development.
  • Maintains professional appearance for position and serves as a role model, leader and mentor to the campus community.
  • Adheres to College policies and procedures and acts as a role model to all staff and students through guidance and example.
  • Maintains regular and timely attendance, reports to work as scheduled and assures time worked and/or time-off is recorded properly.
  • Conducts job responsibilities in accordance with the standards set out in the College’s Code of Ethical Conduct, Compliance Agreement, Sexual Harassment Policy or any of its policies and procedures, applicable federal and states laws, and applicable professional standards.
  • Maintains established department policies, procedures and attends in-services and other required meetings.
  • Maintains confidentiality of all student, associate, and/or college information as required.
  • Exercises care, proper use and maintenance of department equipment and supplies and identifies unsafe conditions and makes appropriate adjustments.
  • Maintains order, cleanliness and safety at work.
  • May perform other duties as assigned.


  • High school graduate or equivalent required.
  • Hold a minimum of a baccalaureate degree in nursing or related field from an academic institution accredited by a regional or national accrediting agency that is recognized by the US Secretary of Education or Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA).
  • Master’s Degree in Nursing preferred.
  • Must have completed a course or courses offered by an accredited school with instruction in administration, teaching, and curriculum development.


  • Current unencumbered California Registered Nurse (RN) License required.
  • Must have approval by the Board of Vocational Nursing and Psychiatric Technicians (BVNPT) prior to assuming the role of Assistant Director of Nursing.
  • Must possess a Certificate of Completion of a course in teaching methodology of at least 30 hours.
  • Current CPR Card.


  • Must have a minimum of three (3) years of experience as a registered nurse; one (1) year shall be in teaching or clinical supervision, or a combination thereof, in a state approved registered nursing, vocational or practical nursing, or psychiatric technician school within the last five (5) years; or a minimum of three (3) years of experience in nursing administration or nursing education within the last five (5) years.
  • Leadership knowledge in the program field to cultivate a learner-centered environment and to foster excellence.
  • Knowledge in technological support and delivery of program area and services.
  • Knowledge and evidence of strong supervisory and management skills as applicable to specialized program area. 
  • Knowledge of state, federal and local laws/regulations relating to programs, governmental compliance and other regulatory standards such as Title IV, ABHES, BVNPT, BPPE, and other accreditation standards.
  • Knowledge of applicable databases and computer application systems to supply the most accurate information, reports and projections.
  • Experience with MS Office. 


American Career College’s commitment to quality education for over 40 years has provided students excellence in hands-on healthcare training at our campuses in Ontario, Los Angeles, and Orange County. American Career College is dedicated to the belief that all students have the right to succeed and reach their full potential. To meet this challenge in postsecondary education, American Career College’s mission is to provide adult learners with the skills and technical knowledge needed for initial employment in entry-level positions. With more than 50,000 graduates, you will have the opportunity to contribute to the support of our communities by educating quality healthcare professionals, collaborating with incredible people, and grow in your own profession.

Our benefited faculty and associates are offered a comprehensive benefit package including:

  • Health & Wellness
  • Financial & Retirement
  • Family & Parenting
  • Vacation & Time Off
  • Perks & Discount
  • Professional Development

American Career College is proud to be an equal opportunity employer, and we seek candidates who desire to work in and serve an ethnically-diverse population.

Primary Location: Ontario, California Campus: ACC Ontario Function: Management CA Salary: $92,803 - $134,518

I actually see our work as fulfilling an important need in the community. The changes that occur in a student and graduate’s lives are visible and important.


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