Licensed Vocational Nursing (LVN) Program Development Subject Matter Expert - Contract

The Position

Title: Licensed Vocational Nursing (LVN) Program Development Subject Matter Expert – Contract

Position Type: 20-25 hours per week

Category: Contractor (Temporary)

Supervisor: Vice President of Learning and Instruction

Last Updated: October 2022

Job Purpose: Provide subject matter expertise in the development, approval and implementation of a hybrid LVN program

LocationRemote, various locations throughout California, may require travel within the state

Position Overview

The Learning and Instruction team at Calbright College seeks a temporary contractor Licensed Vocational Nursing (LVN) subject matter expert with program development and California Board of Vocational Nursing and Psychiatric Technicians (BVNPT) program approval expertise. The temporary contractor will be responsible for assisting in program development and in the program approval process; assisting in the development of educational partnerships with clinical sites and evaluation of clinical sites; supporting the development, planning, coordination, organization, implementation and evaluation of the nursing program activities; implementing special projects and collaborating with the VP, Learning and Instruction and faculty in various aspects of the overall program. 


Essential Job Duties and Responsibilities

The duties below are representative of the role and are not intended to cover all of the duties performed within the scope of work. 

  • Support the VP, Learning and Instruction and faculty in planning, developing, and coordinating various aspects of the LVN program.
  • Support the design of a hybrid competency-based education LVN program and curriculum that provide efficiency, flexibility, personalization, achievement of goals, and fit with industry expectations. 
  • Assist in the development of educational partnerships with clinical sites. 
  • Assist in developing and implementing LVN program policies and procedures; and admission process and orientation. 
  • Assist in preparing data and other written materials for all required California Board of Vocational Nursing and Psychiatric Technicians (BVNPT) requirements, reports, proposals, self-studies, surveys, and site visits.
  • Assist with identifying and obtaining outside resources for the LVN program.
  • In accordance with the Board of Vocational Nursing and Psychiatric Technicians (BVNPT) guidelines for submission of the Letter of Intent to Submit Application for Initial Approval of New School or LVN Program. Responsible for the development and submission of the following written documentation: 
    • Philosophy of the program   
    • Conceptual framework
    • Terminal objectives
    • Feasibility narrative 
    • Title and general description of each course 
    • Clinical Facility Placement List
    • Student services list 
    • Geographic narrative 
    • In accordance with the Board of Vocational Nursing and Psychiatric Technicians (BVNPT) guidelines for submission of the Application for Approval of New School or Program of Vocational Nursing. Responsible for the development and submission of all required program documentation.  
  • Maintain current knowledge of state rules and regulations as related to the practice of Vocational Nursing. 
  • Perform other related duties as assigned that support the objective of the position.


Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Ability to learn new things, exercise a growth-mindset, demonstrate team-based problem-solving skills, be curious, adaptable, patient, and exercise empathy.
  • Ability to work as a member of a broad interdisciplinary team using data, internal and external research, and student feedback for continuous improvement of competency-based teaching and learning practices.
  • Ability to contribute to supporting organizational learning and improvement.
  • Strong understanding of Vocational Nursing program curriculum and licensing requirements.
  • Commitment to working successfully to improve outcomes for all students in an asynchronous, flexibly-paced, online, competency-based environment; with focus on improving outcomes for underserved communities. 
  • Have an equity-minded focus and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, and ethnic backgrounds of community college students and faculty, including those with physical or learning disabilities as it relates to differences in learning styles; and successfully foster and support an inclusive educational and employment environment.
  • Ability to work collaboratively with diverse faculty, staff and administration across the College to meet the needs of students in a flexibly-paced, online, competency-based environment on a remote team.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and an ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing; and embrace learning new communication skills to strengthen student interactions.
  • Advanced skills in planning, organizing, and self-management.
  • Ability to be a self-reflective practitioner and commitment to improving practice through appropriate professional development.
  • Knowledge of competency-based education and understanding of career and technical education programming.
  • Proficiency in the use of a variety of computer software and technology related to student and other educational services.


Minimum Qualifications

  •  Hold a current and active license as a Registered Nurse in California.

  • Hold a baccalaureate degree from an approved school.

  • Have a minimum of three years experience as a Licensed Vocational Nurse. One year shall be in teaching or clinical supervision, or a combination thereof, in a state approved registered nursing or vocational or practical nursing, or psychiatric technician school within the last five years; or a minimum of three years experience in nursing administration or nursing education within the last five years.


Desired Qualifications 

  • Online teaching experience. 
  • Background in learner experience design. 
  • Knowledge of adult learning theory. 
  • Experience in developing assessments characterized by innovation in design.
  • Experience with successfully applying for BVNPT program approval. 


Working Conditions and Travel

  • Calbright College is a statewide online college where all instruction and support are done via various online technologies both in person and remotely. Calbright College has administrative offices in Sacramento available for use. When working remotely, employees should be able and willing to use digital communication tools as used by the college, and have the ability to work on a computer for extended periods of time. 
  • Regular attendance is considered an essential job function; the inability to meet attendance requirements may preclude the employee from retaining employment.
  • The person holding this position is considered a mandated reporter under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in Calbright College policies, procedures, and Title IX.
  • Calbright College celebrates all forms of diversity and is deeply committed to fostering an inclusive environment within which students, staff, administrators, and faculty thrive. Individuals interested in advancing Calbright College’s strategic diversity goals are strongly encouraged to apply. Reasonable accommodations will be provided for qualified applicants with disabilities who self-disclose.
  • Requires the ability to function in a remote online instructional environment performing work of primarily a sedentary nature. Requires the ability to use hearing and speech to make presentations to groups and carry on conversations over the phone and in-person. Requires speaking skills to communicate with staff and students in one-on-one and small group settings, on the phone, and to distinguish sound prompts from various types of equipment. Requires near visual acuity to read printed materials and computer screens. Requires sufficient hand/arm/finger dexterity to retrieve work materials, operate a personal computer keyboard, and operate standard office equipment. Requires the ability to lift and/or move up to 25 pounds.
  • Work is performed indoors where minimal safety considerations exist.

Equal Employment Opportunity

Calbright College provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, age, veteran status, disability or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, Calbright College complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment.


Who We Are

Calbright College is one of California’s newest community colleges – the first statewide, online campus designed to bridge the gap between employers with unfilled positions and students who don’t have either the time or money to attend a traditional school. Our mission is to increase economic mobility and close equity gaps for working adults who lack easy access to traditional forms of higher education by offering online, flexible, affordable skills-based programs that provide tangible economic value for both working adults and hiring managers.


How to Apply

To apply, email your resume and letter of interest to Shannon McCarty, VP of Learning and Instruction ([email protected]). Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.

Your cover letter must include responses to the following:

  • Describe how your skills, education, and professional experience meet the minimum qualifications described in this job posting.
  • Describe how your past work experience prepares you for success in this role at Calbright.
  • Calbright has a very diverse staff and student population with respect to academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation and ethnic backgrounds. Please describe your skills, education, professional development, community involvement, and/or professional experience working with these diverse groups.