Nursing Administrative Chair
Job Vacancy Notice: 3/15/2014
Deadline Date: 6/6/2014
JOB SUMMARY: This individual develops, articulates, and facilitates a shared vision through collaboration with faculty, staff and administrators. Aligns and sustains strategic planning and priorities, program mission, philosophy, and program outcomes with the core values and mission/goals of the College. Assists with faculty recruitment, orientation, evaluation, and retention. Manages an academic support staff to arrange sufficient classroom space and course scheduling. Assigns and schedules courses to appropriate faculty members. Engages in creative programmatic development that fosters innovative pedagogies and technologies, including various instructional delivery methods. Facilitates outreach and admission of new students. Facilitates student success, including monitoring admissions requirements, registration, instructional needs, and satisfactory academic progress. Oversees clinical sites and clinical instructors. Develops and manages budgets for the nursing programs. Plans, manages, allocates, and facilitates the development of resources. Implements a systematic plan to assure successful program demonstration in the following areas: performance on the licensure exam, program completion, graduate satisfaction, employer satisfaction, and job placement rates. Implements a systematic plan for evaluation of the nursing program to include student learning outcomes, program outcomes, role-specific graduate competencies, and State Board and accreditation standards. Provides systematic review of program effectiveness among didactic, laboratory, and clinical components. Directs the assessment, revision, and development of curricula while enhancing the integration of simulation and test prep systems throughout the programs. Assesses institutional effectiveness and leads a cycle of continuous improvement. Achieves and maintains standards for external program accreditation. Assures standards to maintain program standing with the Iowa State Board of Nursing. Regularly evaluates and updates policies related to admission, advancement, and graduation that enhance student success for both traditional students and adult learners. Oversees the orientation, assessment, and development of nurse educators, adjuncts, clinical associates, and other contributors to the success of the nursing education program. Potential classroom teaching in area of expertise. Ensures compliance with nursing education accreditation bodies and regulatory agencies requirements, including annual program reports, website and published materials, periodic program self-study efforts, and preparation for site visits. Maintains currency with nursing practices and techniques. Fosters collaborative academic and community partnerships and interdisciplinary engagement. Encourages and supports creative and entrepreneurial educational strategies that foster student success. Engages in decision-making that is open and transparent. Fosters collegial relationships with faculty, staff, students, and administrators. Effectively balances advocacy for the School with the needs of the College. Facilitates Nursing faculty meetings. Oversees the student nursing and mentoring initiatives. Facilitates the Nursing Program Advisory Committee and participate on College Committees. Performs other related duties as assigned.
QUALIFICATIONS: Master’s Degree in nursing. Current unencumbered Iowa RN license or license-eligible in the State of Iowa. Two years experience as a nursing educator. Two years of clinical practice proficiency. Ability to work effectively in a culturally diverse campus community. Knowledge, skills, and abilities in the areas of operations and management of an educational program including accreditation, personnel, and budgetary responsibilities. Curriculum development, program evaluation, and student learning assessment experience. Experience in the use of technology and alternative delivery formats, including computer-assisted delivery. Must have the knowledge and ability to apply teaching skills. Ability to use motivational skills and engage students in the learning process. Must be adaptable to change and innovation. Knowledge of certification requirements and standards for hospitals and other healthcare facilities. Knowledge of the principles, practices, theories and methods for effective, innovative instruction. Demonstrated track record of collaboration and transformational leadership skills. Excellent interpersonal and communication skills with internal and external stakeholders. Preferences include experience with virtual simulation; community college experience; experience with competency-based or concept-based curriculum; two years administrative experience; familiarity with Nursing accreditation (Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing - ACEN); and experience aligning curriculum to outcomes.
EMPLOYMENT STATUS: Full time position opening with a comprehensive benefits program including health, dental, life, and LTD insurance; a Section 125 plan for medical and dependent care expense; holiday, personal, sick, and vacation leave; and a choice of retirement programs--IPERS (defined benefit) or TIAA-CREF (defined contribution). Salary will be commensurate with the applicant’s education and experience.
Application materials are required and must be received in the Human Resource Services office by 4:00pm Central Time 6/6/2014.
If you are in need of any special accommodation in completing the application process, please notify Human Resource Services.
Human Resource Services