Director of Nursing and Health Occupations
The Dalles, OR Instruction
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Compensation: $79,695-$88,565 plus excellent benefits including generous employer contributions to medical, dental, and vision premiums, and participation in the Oregon PERS retirement system.

Who we are…

Columbia Gorge Community College (CGCC) is a rural community college, sized perfectly to be dynamic, agile and innovative. We serve a full-time equivalency (FTE) of approximately 750 students, with a total headcount of approximately 4,000 students. CGCC is also recognized as a Hispanic-Serving Institution (HSI).

CGCC serves a diverse region in north-central Oregon and south-central Washington. Our main campus is within the Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area in The Dalles. There is also a satellite location in Hood River, Oregon. 

Columbia Gorge Community College (CGCC) is an inclusive environment where the unique contributions of our diverse students, employees, and the community are honored and valued. We expect all employees to foster a climate of belonging that supports all students and employees in achieving success.

We are in need of… 

An Instructional Director who brings innovation, vision, and data-informed, equity-minded, student-centered leadership to our Nursing and Health Occupations (NHO) training, certificate, degree programs—and high school college credit courses—including Nursing, Nursing Assistant, Medical Assisting, and Emergency Medical Services. The Director of NHO also serves as Nurse Administrator, per Oregon State Board of Nursing (OSBN) standards.

Responsibilities include:

  • Providing department leadership that promotes program growth by implementing effective and best-practice strategies to increase enrollment and maximize student learning, retention, and completion, such as those about delivery modalities, instructional practice, assessment, and equity and belonging.
  • Contributing to and leading the development and implementation of institutional initiatives that aim to improve student success and advance the mission, vision, and strategic priorities of the college, such as Guided Pathways;
  • Cultivating strong relationships with business and industry partners, school districts, community organizations, and workforce development agencies, to develop new programs and align learning outcomes with workforce needs and students’ end goals;
  • Supporting and encouraging the collection and analysis of data to inform decision-making, including course, program, and institutional learning outcomes data, student success, retention, and completion data, regional economic development data, student survey data of courses and faculty, and state and national comparator data

Join our team as the Director of the Nursing and Health Occupations programs. Experience a supportive, collaborative work environment alongside dedicated and experienced faculty and staff. Our commitment to student success is paramount, and we're proud of our strong partnerships with community stakeholders who generously support our clinical placement requests.


 What you bring…

  • Master’s Degree in Nursing from an accredited institution with documentation of preparation and/or experience in curriculum and teaching in a nursing program.
  • Five years of nursing experience, of which three years shall have been in a nurse educator or administrative position in a nursing education program. 

Preferred Qualifications/Experience: 

  • Post-Master’s preparation in Education or doctoral degree in Nursing or Education. 
  • Recent clinical experience. 
  • Ability to meet Oregon State requirements for clinical instructors in an Oregon facility. 
  • Experience in Associate Degree Nursing Program.
  • Bilingual in Spanish.

Licensure and other Credentials: Current unencumbered Oregon R.N. License and Washington R.N. License. 

Approval by the OSBN to be the nurse administrator of the Nursing Program is requisite to holding this position. If the applicant is selected, an application will be made to the OSBN. Approval by the OSBN must be received before a definitive offer of the position to the applicant will be confirmed.

What the area offers…


Our College is nestled in the heart of a charming community that combines the tranquility of rural living with the convenience of urban amenities just a little over an hour away.

  • Proximity to the Big City: Enjoy the best of both worlds with easy access to the bustling city life, while still being able to retreat to the serenity of our town.
  • Abundant Recreational Activities: Embrace an active lifestyle with a plethora of outdoor adventures right at your doorstep. From scenic hiking trails to exhilarating river sports, and even a nearby ski area, there's something for everyone to enjoy.
  • Natural Beauty: Experience breathtaking views of majestic mountains and tranquil rivers every day. Our town boasts beautiful weather year-round, ensuring you can savor the fresh air and stunning landscapes in every season.
  • Family-Friendly Environment: The Dalles isn't just a great place for professionals—it's an ideal community for families too! With top-notch schools, safe neighborhoods, and a variety of family-oriented activities, it's the perfect place to raise children and create lasting memories.
  • Accessible Coastline: Dreaming of sandy beaches and ocean breezes? You're in luck! The Oregon Coast is just a few hours' drive away, making weekend getaways a breeze.
  • At the CGCC, we understand the importance of work-life balance and believe that where you live plays a crucial role in your overall well-being. Join us in The Dalles and discover why it's more than just a destination—it's a lifestyle.

Apply today and take the first step toward an exciting career in a community that truly feels like home.

Position information 

Studies have shown that women and people of color may be less likely to apply for jobs unless they meet every one of the qualifications listed. We are most interested in finding the best candidate for the job. We would encourage you to apply, even if you don't meet every one of our qualifications listed. If you are unsure whether you meet the qualifications for this position, please feel free to contact us to discuss your application. 

Open until filled. An initial review of applications will begin May 11th, 2024.

In alignment with Pay Equity principles, the starting salary is based on qualifications, experience, and internal equity.

Please include a resume and letter of interest with your application materials

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