The Associate Dean of Graduate Programs reports to the Dean of Nursing and is responsible for the leadership of the Graduate programs in the Patricia H. Garman School of Nursing, including the Nursing Education with a Clinical Focus M.S., Nursing Management and Quality Leadership M.S., Nursing Management and Quality Leadership M.S. & MBA, Family Nurse Practitioner M.S., Family Nurse Practitioner Certificate (Post-Master's), Family Nurse Practitioner D.N.P., Nurse Practitioner D.N.P (Current B.S.N), Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner M.S., Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner Certificate (Post-Master's), Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner D.N.P., Nursing and Health-Related Professions Education Certificate.

The Associate Dean for Graduate Programs is called to lead in concert with the Dean of Nursing, the Associate Dean for Undergraduate Programs, and the Program Directors for the Graduate programs mentioned previously, and in collaboration with D’Youville Schools of Science, Arts, and Education (SASE), Health Professions, and Pharmacy, creating an inclusive, innovative learning community to advance the mission, vision, and values of D’Youville. The Associate Dean acts in accordance with best practices to support academic freedom and shared governance. Responsibilities include planning to achieve strategic initiatives, actions to support recruitment, retention, graduation, and success of students and alumni, and personal commitment to service, excellence and transparency. The Associate Dean for Graduate Programs is called to align D’Youville’s Graduate nursing programs with best practices, using data in all facets of the role.


 Graduate Administrative Assistant, Graduate Clinical Liaison, Program Directors for FNP, DNP, NEC, NLM, and PHMNP programs.


1. Demonstrates leadership to and management of the nursing programs, to include initiative in maintaining and in improving the quality of instruction.

2. Assigns faculty workload in accordance with education and experience and, where possible, preferences while also assuring delivery of instruction across the programs of the School of Nursing.

3. Provides program data, reports and schedules in a timely manner to all parties.

4. Engages in thorough and objective faculty evaluation of instructional effectiveness and makes recommendations for promotion, tenure, and renewal, assuring the Program Directors act in accordance with the current AAUP Cooperative Agreement between D’Youville and the D’Youville College Chapter, AAUP, as the evaluation cycle for tenure track and clinical faculty is defined.

5. Assesses clinical facility placement needs and evaluates the quality of clinical facilities in accordance with accreditation guidelines to ensure that clinical learning experiences can satisfy course and program objectives. 6. Coordinates clinical placements clinical agencies, guiding the Graduate Clinical Liaison and the Course Coordinators to attain relevant placements aligned with enrollment projections.

7. Maintains program compliance with New York State Education Department (NYSED) rules and regulations.

8. Assures compliance with the American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN) Essentials of Baccalaureate Education for Professional Nursing Practice and the accreditation standards of the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE).

9. Submits annual reports to the Dean of Nursing regarding progress on achievements, program additions, and strategic goals and program effectiveness foci for the next year on or before July 1 each year.

10. Collaborates with the Dean, Associate Dean for Undergraduate Programs, and Director for Simulation and Clinical Practice to plan for simulation experiences for the School of Nursing, guiding faculty to assure effective use of simulation experiences in accordance with NYSED guidelines.

11. Provides input to the Dean for budget requests annually, providing rationale, association with the D’Youville strategic plan, and expected outcomes to be attained with funds.

12. Assists in the recruitment and selection of nursing faculty and staff.

13. Actively participates in events of the School of Nursing and D’Youville, including commencement, white coat ceremonies, recruitment events, and special events.

 14. Assesses effectiveness of nursing student admissions process and provides recommendations for improvement to the Dean and D’Youville staff.

15. Assists College officials in resolving faculty and student issues related to nursing programs.

16. Monitors nursing program retention and placement rates, submits retention data to the Dean and provides recommendations for improvement, as needed.

17. Provides and monitors the effectiveness of orientation programs for new full and part time faculty, in collaboration with the Dean.

18. Implements and monitors a plan for the continuous assessment of clinical effectiveness and provides recommendations to the Dean for improvement, as needed.

 19. Maintains currency of knowledge in nursing education by attending state and national meetings of nursing educators and administrators.

20. Implements and assesses a plan for improving College/clinical agency relations using effective communications and regular site visits to affiliate agencies.

21. Advises the Dean of issues and concerns that may have College-wide administrative impact.

22. Monitors nursing graduate and employer surveys, and provides recommendations to the Dean for program improvement, as needed.

23. Effectively represents the School of Nursing and D’Youville when serving on assigned College committees and attending community functions.

24. Actively pursues grants and outside funding sources for major projects and equipment.

25. Fosters a departmental climate that supports collegiality and professional development of students, faculty and staff.

26. Performs other duties as assigned.


1. Earned doctoral degree in nursing or a related field from an institutionally accredited college or university;

2. Master’s degree in nursing from an institutionally accredited college or university;

 3. Unrestricted New York licensure to practice as a registered nurse;

4. Three years of academic leadership experience in nursing in the higher education setting, including such experiences as department chair, program director, chair of major curricular committees, other academic leadership experiences, or any combination thereof; and

5. Excellent interpersonal, written, and verbal communication skills


1. Five years of academic leadership experience in nursing in the higher education setting, including such experiences as program director, chair of major curricular committees, other academic leadership experiences, or any combination thereof;

2. Experience with advanced practice nursing education leading to a master’s degree or a doctoral degree; and

3. Certified Nurse Educator through NLN

Work Remotely – No

Work Location: Buffalo, NY

Job Type: Full-time

Pay: $95,000.00 – $105,000.00 per year

Additional Salary Information

The salary range reflects our good faith and reasonable estimateof the possible compensation at the time of posting, the role and associatedresponsibilities, and the experience, education, and training of the selectedcandidate.

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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