General Statement of Duties

 Oversees the clinical placement of students enrolled in all Graduate Nursing programs. The individual maintains relationships with community health care organizations and providers and assists in the scheduling of student practicums to support the clinical components of graduate programs. The Clinical Liaison reports to the Associate Dean of Graduate Programs for the School of Nursing. 

Distinguishing Features of the Position

  • Initiate and maintain relationships with clinical sites/providers to support student clinical placements.
  • Assist students with identifying potential clinical placements and the policies/procedures to secure them. Support the Online Learning Department by communicating placement opportunities with students pre and post acceptance.
  • Maintain awareness of and manage pre-placement requirements with clinical sites inclusive of utilizing site-specific enrollment software.
  • Increase and maintain affiliation agreements between D’Youville and clinical sites/providers to support graduate and undergraduate placements. Manage assignment of professional liability insurance to clinical sites/providers for graduate and undergraduate placements.
  • Facilitate student compliance with CastleBranch
  • Coordinate with Program Directors and Course Coordinators to determine the number and types of placements needed for students each semester.
  • Manage Preceptor Perks program and the preceptorship documentation process utilized for preceptor recertification.
  • Maintain clinical site and preceptor databases to support reporting to state and national accrediting agencies.
  • Attend professional meetings, and other meetings when they occur as appropriate.
  • Work with Institutional Advancement, providing news on graduate nursing department, faculty, students and alumni.

Example of Duties (Illustrative Only)

  • Keep databases for annual reports for the New York State Education Department, American Academy of Colleges of Nursing and other organizations as necessary
  • Propose revisions to policies/procedures to facilitate placement of students for clinical experiences.
  • Provide informational sessions to faculty to update them on clinical facility rules and regulations.
  • Maintain an awareness of opportunities for clinical experiences in the community
  • Performs other job duties as assigned. 

Required Skills and Abilities

  • Computer literacy (word processing, mail merges, spreadsheets, and database management).
  • Ability to utilize various software programs (Excel, site management software, etc.).
  • Strong interpersonal and organizational skills



  • Bachelor’s degree required; Master’s Degree preferred.
  • N/A
  • Experience with healthcare credentialing required.
  • Experience with Microsoft Office Suite, document formatting, and mail mergers required.
  • Experience with Accreditation Standards associated with Nursing Education as outline by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) and the New York State Education Department preferred.


  • N/A


  • Experience with healthcare credentialing required.
  • Experience with Microsoft Office Suite, document formatting, and mail mergers required.
  • Experience with Accreditation Standards associated with Nursing Education as outline by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) and the New York State Education Department preferred.

Physical and Environmental Requirements

  • Mental/Visual demand and physical effort
  • For normal office environment must be able to lift 25 pounds from floor level.
  • Be able to occasional bend, twist, and stoop.

Work Remotely – No

Work Location: Buffalo, NY

Job Type: Full-time

Pay: $33,875.00 – $43,875.00 per year

Additional Salary Information

The salary range reflects our good faith and reasonable estimate of the possible compensation at the time of posting, the role and associated responsibilities, and the experience, education, and training of the selected candidate. 

About the Institution:

D’Youville is a highly regarded private university and research institution with a rich history located on the vibrant West Side of Buffalo adjacent to a growing downtown with year-round cultural events and outdoor recreation. While preparing students for the 21st-century, D’Youville excels at helping students reach their career goals as change agents, doing well for themselves and their communities by doing good. Under the leadership of President Lorrie Clemo, the university is moving boldly forward through a dynamic and integrated planning process to strengthen the institution and positively impact the student experience and surrounding community.

Founded in 1908, the Grey Nuns named the college after the Patron Saint Marguerite D’Youville and committed to making it a compassionate place of learning for those from underrepresented populations. That commitment and tradition continue today. D’Youville was the first college in Western New York to offer baccalaureate degree programs for women. With a long Catholic history, D’Youville welcomes students of every culture, background, and faith and is a place where different faith traditions can be openly shared and respected. Coeducational since 1971, D’Youville strives to expand opportunities for diverse learners, including adults, first-generation, low-income, and other students historically underrepresented in higher education.

Today, D’Youville features an urban, growing campus community of 3,000 students and offers more than 50 majors in undergraduate, master’s, and doctoral studies including advanced certificates and accelerated learning programs. Featuring degrees in healthcare, business, and the liberal arts, D’Youville encourages students to balance their learning with activities that integrate community service with coursework. D’Youville’s proud graduates have the academic strengths necessary for careers that make a difference and the skills to be leaders for the world. All job offers are contingent upon legal authorization to be employed in NYS as determined by NYS DOL. To learn more about D’Youville, please visit http://www.dyu.edu/

D’Youville University continues to grow its commitment to Diversity, EQUITY, and Inclusion. Remaining true to the teachings of our Patroness, St. Marguerite d’Youville, we seek to selflessly and compassionately contribute to humanity by improving the lives of individuals and society through education. D’Youville University was founded to extend a hand to those in need and equip them, through education, with the skills necessary to change the world. 

About D'Youville College


About D’Youville College

Founded in 1908, D’Youville College is an MSCHE-accredited, independent Catholic college located in the city of Buffalo, New York. D’Youville offers its 3,000 students preeminent education in undergraduate, graduate and professional degree programs in allied health professions, education, business, and liberal arts.

D’Youville’s success is built on the commitment that our students learn how to think critically, work with others, be leaders, and communicate effectively – all skills employers look for in the people they hire. D’Youville is an exceptionally collegial and exciting place to work and learn. Its motivating plan for the future and expanded outreach to the region, state, nation and global community provide wonderful opportunities.

D’Youville is situated in the Prospect Park/Lower West Side neighborhood, one of Buffalo’s most diverse and historic neighborhoods with fine examples of residential architecture from the last hundred years. The city is in the midst of a remarkable transformation, including a redeveloped waterfront and revitalized neighborhoods. Buffalo is home to several Frank Lloyd Wright buildings, Frederick Law Olmstead parks, and of course, the chicken wing!

Join us, and be a part of Buffalo’s renaissance.

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