- Develops and implements an annual unit-operating plan that is consistent with the strategic plan of the university as a whole. Prepares and disseminates an annual report documenting operating plan.
- Convenes regular meetings as needed.
- Encourages faculty and staff engagement in the life of the university community.
- Ensures achievement of enrollment, advancement and budget targets.
- Works with the Dean to develop and manage the unit's annual operating budget for the School of Nursing. Expend restricted resources allocated to the School of Nursing in a fair and appropriate manner.
- Assumes responsibility for supervision of facilities, equipment and supplies for the school, program or function.
- Collaborates with Admissions to recruit students to the nursing programs.
- Collaborates with colleagues and the Dean of the Borra College of Health Sciences to develop and maintain a high-quality curriculum at both the graduate and undergraduate levels.
- Ensures that catalog and web copy are accurate and engaging.
- Collaborates with the Dean of the Borra College of Health Sciences and the chairs/directors of the programs to ensure proper academic support services and advising are provided to students.
- Collaborates with colleagues in the registrar office, bookstore, and library to ensure that all responsibilities and deadlines are satisfied appropriately.
- Collects and reviews course syllabi to ensure they are complete, consistent and compliant with University policies and guidelines, AACN Essentials, and CCNE requirements.
- Oversees all aspects of practicum experiences within the School of Nursing.
- Oversees program reviews and assessment activities.
- Responsible for scholarship and teaching as a member of the faculty. The Executive Director is expected to have six teaching load credits per year.
- Collaborates with the Dean of the Borra College of Health Sciences to recruit qualified faculty to serve in the nursing program.
- Collaborates with colleagues and supervisor to orient and mentor faculty/staff who demonstrate the potential necessary to succeed in all aspects of their work at Dominican University.
- Manages faculty teaching loads and service responsibilities to ensure equitable and efficient operation of the unit.
- Performs effectively all duties detailed in the annual performance evaluation processes for faculty and staff.
- Recruits, hires, develops and evaluates faculty.
- Participates actively in faculty development program/activities.
- In collaboration with the dean, assigns faculty workload.
- Completes the annual performance review process with faculty.
- Fosters an equitable teaching and learning environment for students
- Coordinates all aspects of the School of Nursing's learning outcomes assessment program.
- Ensures that students engaged in the School of Nursing have multiple opportunities to learn about internship, scholarship, graduate/professional schools, career opportunities in their selected areas of interest.
- Oversees the collaboration of outside offices to support student success, including Mission and Ministry, Student Success and Engagement, etc.
- Advocates for members of various constituency groups and mediates conflicts as appropriate.
- Works collaboratively with colleagues across the university to address student concerns and behaviors.
- Monitors and supports students' academic progress.
- An earned master's degree in nursing, and a doctoral degree in nursing or related field.
- Must have licensure or be eligible for licensure as a registered nurse in the state of Illinois.
- Significant experience in nursing education and practice.
- Minimum of five years of full-time faculty experience and three years of full-time experience in a nursing program with teaching responsibilities.
- Previous experience with the CCNE accreditation process for nursing programs.
- Excellent administrative and interpersonal skills.
- Previous experience in education leadership such as Program Director, Associate Program Director, Academic Director, Clinical Director or another director-level role.
- Demonstrated leadership in the nursing field.
- Record of excellence in teaching, scholarship, service and fostering empirical research.
- Have a vision and interpersonal skills to build partnerships within and outside the nursing program with state and regional partners and stakeholders.
About Dominican University
Dominican University is a Catholic, comprehensive teaching university located in River Forest, a suburb of Chicago. Dominican University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission as a baccalaureate, master’s, and doctoral degree-granting institution. It is highly regarded for its academic rigor and thoughtful accompaniment of students, its intentional affordability and values-based, relationship-centered learning environment.
Dominican currently enrolls over 3,300 students, which includes 2,280 undergraduates and 1,027 graduate students. Sixty-eight percent (68%) of our undergraduate students identify as Latinx, 5% are Black or African American, and 3% are Asian. Under-represented minority students, make up 77% of the DU undergraduate enrollment and 38% of the graduate enrollment. Over 90 percent of undergraduates receive some type of financial aid. Nearly half of all undergraduates are first-generation college students; over half are federal Pell Grant recipients, illustrating their families’ level of income; and 58% are eligible for low-income MAP grants from the State of Illinois.
Recognized since 2011 as a Hispanic-Serving Institution (HSI), a federal designation of the U.S. Department of Education, Dominican is committed to expanding and enhancing educational opportunities for Latinx students and all students from historically underrepresented groups.
Dominican University offers career opportunities in a variety of areas within our academic colleges and administrative departments. Employment at Dominican University includes the opportunity to interact with students and collaborate with faculty and administrators on a daily basis.
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