Our client based in Albany, NY is seeking to hire an experienced nurse as a full-time Practical Nursing (PN) Program Department Chair to oversee the PN Department at their college including instructional activities, staffing, curriculum development, supervising and mentoring faculty, student advisement, and participating in the college’s standing and ad hoc committees.

The Department Chair earns a competitive salary based on experience. Plus, they pay 80% of the monthly premium for medical and dental coverage for their employees and offer 11 paid holidays and 6 days of PTO in the first year that increases to 16 days of PTO thereafter. Are you a nurse interested in an exciting career in higher education? Do you want to help students achieve their goals to become nurses? If so, apply today!


As the Practical Nursing Department Chair, you work closely with faculty and the clinical coordinator to ensure the effective day-to-day operation of the program. You oversee all instructional and related activities for the programs offered by the department, with responsibility for retention, budgets, and educational/operational outcomes. You ensure that our client’s program adheres to all accreditation standards and Nursing Best Practices as approved by the NYS Office of the Professions.

You recruit qualified and enthusiastic faculty and participate as an active member of the review team for applicants for teaching positions. When they hire new faculty, you act as a mentor and help the faculty feel welcome. You also review course outlines and assist in the evaluation of faculty members. Using your organizational skills, you assist with setting the master course schedule, developing curriculum, and making recommendations for changes.

At the beginning of the term, you participate in the college’s orientation programs for new students. To monitor student outcomes, you advise and engage with students in classrooms and clinical settings. Bi-annually, you participate in graduation ceremonies and enjoy celebrating your students’ success.


● Current New York State Registered Nurse license in good standing
● Master's degree in nursing
● Minimum of five years of experience as a nurse
● At least three years of experience in nursing education
● Working knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite including Word and Outlook

Are you organized and detail-oriented? Do you possess the leadership skills necessary to effectively manage faculty and students? Are you patient, professional, and flexible? Can you manage multiple responsibilities simultaneously? Do you have exceptional communication and interpersonal skills? If so, you may be perfect for this position in nursing education!


The Practical Nursing (PN) Department Chair needs to be available to manage the activity within the department so the schedule is flexible and includes evenings and weekends as necessary.


Our client is a private career college that has been offering associate degrees and certificate programs in the Capital Region for over 100 years. They provide a smaller learning environment where students enjoy more one-on-one attention. By offering a full range of vocational programs in high-demand career fields that provide short-term training, they give their students the knowledge and skills needed for employment. The student support professionals work as a team to help students thrive and be successful.

Our client is passionate about delivering the best student experience possible, both inside and outside the classroom. They understand that in order to do this, they must also create a supportive culture and atmosphere that employees are drawn to. In addition to this exciting and collaborative environment, our client offers competitive pay and excellent benefits!


If you feel that you would be right for this higher education position at our college, please fill out our application so that we can review your information. We look forward to meeting you!

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For more details on this role contact:
Samantha Byrkett, Recruiter @ samantha.byrkett@alaant.com

Alaant Workforce Solutions (formerly Linium Recruiting) wants all interested applicants to know they are seeking a diverse workforce and are actively recruiting candidates in accordance with diversity, inclusion and equal opportunity policies.

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