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Nursing Assistant Certification (NAC) Faculty & NAC Director

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25 - 33 USD

Skagit Valley College

Mount Vernon, WA

Thomas A. Keegan

$5 to $25 million (USD)

College / University


Published Today

Position Summary

The Opportunity: Skagit Valley College (SVC) is seeking qualified teacher-scholars for a Nursing Assistant Certification (NAC) Faculty position and Director of NAC program. You will provide classroom and practical instruction in Nursing, including the use of a high-tech skills laboratory. You will have the opportunity to take part in hands-on instruction that will position students to excel in the fast-growing Nursing health occupation. Join our team in preparing students for a rewarding career in Nursing, while promoting one of the most diverse and exciting healthcare fields out there!

SVC engages with regional providers and community organizations, contributing to a workforce that demands highly skilled healthcare professionals. The SVC Nursing program is nationally accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN) and approved by the Washington State Department of Health Nursing Care Quality Assurance Commission (NCQAC). Faculty in the program provide students with the skills they need to succeed in nursing practice. Courses are offered at two campus locations: Mount Vernon Campus and Whidbey Island Campus located in Oak Harbor.

This position is eligible for an additional nursing educator stipend beyond the initial faculty salary placement. This position will also receive a stipend for work performed as Director of NAC program.

This is a District-wide position, expected to work at the campus in Mount Vernon and Oak Harbor on the Whidbey Island Campus. This position will be called upon to teach at either campus regardless of where the position is primarily based. SVC faculty teach an equivalent of 15 credits per quarter and participate in college service.

Faculty in the Nursing program at SVC prepare students for a lifelong career in nursing practice. SVC's Nursing program is nationally accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN) and approved by the Washington State Department of Health Nursing Care Quality Assurance Commission (NCQAC). The Nursing programs at SVC are offered at two campus locations: Mount Vernon Campus and Whidbey Island Campus located in Oak Harbor.

SVC welcomes faculty with a commitment to excellence in teaching and the success of all students. We are committed to cultivating a welcoming and supportive learning environment for non-native English speakers and other diverse groups. In so doing, we offer our students and community not only the opportunity to learn about varied disciplines, but to engage with diverse perspectives and ways of knowing and learning. Candidates representing all aspects of diversity are encouraged to apply.

About SVC: Established in 1926, Skagit Valley College is a comprehensive community college providing associates and bachelor’s degrees, as well as certificates, in high-quality academic transfer pathways, workforce training, basic education for adults, and lifelong learning opportunities. SVC's commitment to equity and social justice drives our collective work to increase access to higher education, inspire student learning and achievement, and strengthen our diverse community. SVC aspires to reflect the diverse racial, ethnic, and linguistic demographics in the district, particularly a growing Latinx population. This aspiration reflects both our commitment to equity, inclusion, and social justice, and our desire to maintain the excellence of our faculty.

Mission: Skagit Valley College cultivates student learning and achievement; contributes to the educational, personal, and economic success of students; and promotes equitable and thriving communities.

Vision: The primary focus of Skagit Valley College is student-centered teaching and learning. We are committed to:

  • Equitable student outcomes in access, achievement, and community;
  • Our Guiding Principles;
  • Decisions based on strategy and evidence;
  • The development of our employees;
  • A diverse and inclusive college community where everyone belongs.
Guiding Principles: Respect, Integrity, Open and Honest Communication, Collaboration, and Compassion.

The Location: Skagit Valley College is nestled between the Cascade Mountains and the Salish Sea in the scenic northwest corner of Washington State. Located in a geographically diverse region between the dynamic metropolitan hubs of Seattle and Vancouver, BC, SVC is never far from world-class outdoor recreation, urban arts scenes, and local cultural events. SVC serves our local communities with a campus in Mount Vernon, Oak Harbor on Whidbey Island, and centers in Friday Harbor, a Marine Technology Center in Anacortes, and a Brewing Academy in Burlington.

Did You Know: Skagit Valley College is an innovative community college committed to offering inclusive access to educational opportunities, supporting student achievement, and engaging our community. SVC is nationally known for learning communities and support for high-impact teaching practices that improve the lives of our students. We are committed to creating student learning experiences that foster equity and diversity to strengthen our local and global communities. We practice a high degree of collaboration among faculty, staff, and administrators to lead initiatives that advance student success and strengthen our increasingly diverse district. We value student and colleague engagement in creating an equitable, diverse, innovative, learning-centered environment.

Skagit Valley College offers:
  • An unrelenting focus on our mission to improve the lives of our students and to strengthen our diverse community.
  • Support for innovative teaching, learning, and scholarship.
  • Exciting opportunities for personal and career growth.
  • Diverse cultural and environmental benefits of rural, suburban, and urban lifestyles.
  • Friendly, supportive, and diverse work environments.
  • Excellent benefits include competitive leave packages and an array of health, dental, vision, and retirement plans to meet your current and future needs.

Duties and Responsibilities

Nursing instruction responsibilities

  • Use inclusive and effective teaching methods to support and to enhance learning for students inside and outside of the classroom;
  • Provide high-quality classroom instruction for courses in the NAC Program;
  • Deliver culturally appropriate curriculum that reflects diversity of student experience;
  • Create and facilitate contextualized and integrated learning experiences in Nursing in relation to identified college pathways that are linked to career goals;
  • Apply multiple teaching and learning strategies that promote the affective, cognitive and kinesthetic domains of learning;
  • Evaluate student learning in applicable settings such as lab, clinical and didactic;
  • Conduct ongoing development, assessment, and revision of curriculum that is responsive to local industry needs, reflects innovative pedagogy, and incorporates advances in the field of Nursing;

Student engagement and learning
  • Create a positive learning environment for students using diverse teaching methods to support and enhance student success;
  • Express appropriate awareness of the history of underrepresented groups and promote an equitable work and learning environment;
  • Demonstrate multicultural understanding and foster equity;
  • Advise students and serve as a resource for faculty colleagues and staff.

Program duties
  • Create authentic assessments of students' knowledge, skills, and abilities in Nursing that measure course, program, and college wide outcomes;
  • Work with program advisory committee members and local employers to facilitate co-op placements and job opportunities for students enrolled in the program;
  • Assist in marketing the program and participate in student recruitment activities.

Other duties
  • Assure provision of safe, quality nursing care by students per established standards of care and agency policies and procedures;
  • Engage in scholarly activities that complement and inform teaching;
  • Collaborate with faculty from other fields to develop and to provide integrative learning experiences;
  • As assigned by the Dean of Nursing.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
  • Impart excitement and enthusiasm into the teaching of Nursing;
  • Demonstrated commitment to promote equitable access and educational achievement of diverse students;
  • Demonstrate knowledge and familiarity with current theories, research, and practice in Nursing;
  • Practice and adopt teaching methods/styles that support successful learning appropriate to a diverse student population, including underprepared students;
  • Impart a productive academic mindset that teaches all students—regardless of background—that they are capable of learning with practice and effort;
  • Familiarity with active learning strategies inclusive of all cultures and backgrounds;
  • Adapt to a variety of teaching situations, including interdisciplinary learning communities, online and hybrid modalities, etc.;
  • Express appropriate awareness of the history of underrepresented groups and promote an equitable work and learning environment;
  • Work and interact effectively with colleagues, staff, students, administrators and others of various cultural and socio-economic backgrounds;
  • Act according to principles of integrity, respect, open and honest communication, collaboration, and compassion.


Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor degree with a major in nursing or a baccalaureate degree in nursing with graduate degree work is in a related field, from an accredited college or university.
  • Active, unencumbered license to practice as a Registered Nurse or Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) in Washington State, or eligible for licensure in Washington State.
  • One (1) year of experience during the previous three (3) years caring for the elderly and/or chronically ill of any age OR completion of, or ability to complete by the time of hire, a course in Adult Instruction.

Desired Qualifications:
  • Master's degree in Nursing.
  • Experience as a mentor, preceptor, clinical instructor, adjunct faculty, or other responsibility role with pre-certification nursing assistants, pre-licensure nursing students and/or new graduate nurses.
  • Experience working within NAC training programs.
  • Teaching experience in a college environment.
  • Fluency in written and spoken Spanish and English.

Salary, Benefits, Conditions of Employment, Application Procedure

Salary and Benefits:

  • Initial base annual salary placement ranges from $63,160 to $84,213 plus an additional $25,000 nursing stipend, for a standard 172-day contract (stipend is incorporated in the salary range maximum within the posting for the purposes of demonstrating the potential salary). The nursing educator stipend is contingent upon the continuation of funding.
  • The College has a negotiated faculty wage scale in which placement on the salary structure is in accordance with the SVC Federation of Teachers Collective Bargaining Agreement.
  • A standard 172-day contract is written annually for the period of September to June. Late contracts will be prorated on the basis of work days remaining in the contract year.
  • This position is exempt from the overtime pay requirements of The Fair Labor Standards Act.
  • This is a union represented position subject to a Collective Bargaining Agreement.
  • Salary, retirement, medical and insurance benefits are provided in accordance with state regulations and may be subject to change in accordance with legislative mandates and collective bargaining agreements. Additional information on benefits can be found at
Conditions of Employment:
  • Prior to employment, the candidate must pass a criminal background check;
  • If hired you will be required to provide proof that you are either 1) a U.S. citizen or 2) an immigrant whose status permits you to lawfully work in this country;
  • Completion of academic degree(s) will be verified through receipt of official transcripts at the time of hire;
  • This is a District-wide position, expected to work at both the Mount Vernon Campus and the Whidbey Island Campus. Occasional travel is required;
  • Possession of unencumbered Washington State RN license. Current PPD and CPR for American Heart Association healthcare provider certificate is required;
  • Have or ability to obtain by the time of hire, a Washington State Driver's License and proof of auto insurance is required for this position;
  • Prior to employment, a background check including criminal record history will be conducted. Information from the background check will not necessarily preclude employment but will be considered in determining the applicant's suitability and competence to perform in the position.

    Additionally, pursuant to RCW 28B.112.080, applicants must declare whether they are the subject of any substantiated findings of sexual misconduct in any current or former employment or are currently being investigated for, or have left a position during an investigation into, a violation of any sexual misconduct policy at the applicant’s current or past employer. By law, post-secondary education institutions cannot hire an applicant who refuses to declare the existence or non-existence of an investigation or findings subject to this statute.
  • In the interest of providing a healthy, safe, and secure educational and work environment, and in order to meet the requirements of federal legislation, it is the policy of Skagit Valley College to maintain an alcohol and drug-free workplace for our employees and students.
  • If hired you will be required to provide proof of identity and documentation of U.S. Citizenship or appropriate authorization to work in this position as required by the Immigration Reform Control Act of 1986.
  • Completion of academic degree(s) will be verified through receipt of official transcripts at the time of hire.
Application Procedure:
To be considered for this position, applicants must:
  • Meet the minimum qualifications and;
  • Submit a complete application to the online recruitment system at that includes the following:
  • The online application, which includes answers to all supplemental questions and contact information for at least three (3) professional references;
  • A current resume; (Attachment: Resume)
  • A letter of interest addressing the minimum, desired qualifications, and your education and experience as it supports the responsibilities of this position; (Attachment: Cover Letter).

In order to be considered for the position, you must complete the online application in full and attach the required supplemental documents. Failure to provide this information may eliminate you from consideration for this position.

Application Deadline: Priority screening will begin after April 24, 2023. Applications received on or before this date will receive first consideration. Applications received after the screening date may be considered until the position is filled.

Please be aware that the College hiring authorities reserve the right to hire one or more candidates and may exercise the option to make a hiring decision prior to the conclusion of the recruitment process.

Application Assistance: If you have questions about the position or require special accommodation, you may contact Human Resources at (360) 416-7794, Monday through Thursday, 8:00 am to 5:00 pm Pacific Time. SVC complies with the Americans with Disabilities Act. Applicants with disabilities who require assistance with the recruitment process may leave a TDD/TTY message at (360) 416-7718 by the application closing date. Information on SVC's Reasonable Accommodation policy can be found at OPPM 3040.

For questions regarding the online application system, you may call NEOGOV Applicant Tech Support at (855) 524-5627 from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm Pacific Time. For best results, apply using one of the following browsers supported by NEOGOV: Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Safari, Microsoft Edge, and later versions of Internet Explorer.

SVC Annual Security Report: The U.S. Department of Education and the federal Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Crime Statistics Act require all colleges to provide information to current and prospective students and employees about campus safety policies, procedures, and statistics on certain crimes, including hate crimes, domestic violence, dating violence, stalking, and sexual assault. We are required to report our campus security information and statistics in an Annual Security Report, which is updated annually each October. All prospective employees may obtain a copy of the Annual Security Report from the Human Resources Office by calling (360) 416-7794 or by accessing the Report at:

Skagit Valley College is an equal-opportunity employer and is committed to providing equitable opportunities for all groups in terms and conditions of employment and personnel practices. SVC does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, and/or gender identity, pregnancy, genetic information, age, marital status, honorably discharged veteran or military status, perceived or actual physical or mental disability, or use of a trained guide dog or service animal. All faculty and staff hired at Skagit Valley College are encouraged to embrace, continually support, and enhance diversity and equity on our campus and in our community. Annual Notice of Non-Discrimination.

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