Program Director Graduate Nursing

Job Purpose:
This position provides strategic leadership for curriculum oversight and evaluation; faculty recruitment, development, and evaluation; and student-centric support for the graduate nursing programs.
Provide leadership and management to the graduate nursing programs by:
Ensuring the program maintains professional standards for licensure and accreditation;
Preparing program reports, including reports for CCNE;
Overseeing of the development and implementation of a Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) degree;
Attending college, regional, and national meetings that are program-related;
Developing and maintain community and educational partnerships regionally and nationally;
Participating in college, community and national activities to enhance the visibility of the programs;
Providing operational and management oversight of faculty workload, adjunct/part-time faculty, and budget.
Recruit and maintain qualified faculty by:
Mentoring faculty;
Effectively monitoring and evaluate faculty performance and conduct annual review of program faculty and program staff;
Coordinating faculty workload;
Conducting faculty/staff program meetings.
Maintain optimum student standards for admission, progression, and retention by:
Overseeing of facility agreements/contracts and documentation required for student clinical and practicum experiences;
Providing an active role in student recruitment and retention;
Providing strategic oversight of program marketing and student admissions.
Performs other duties to support the College as assigned.
Contributes to the ongoing culture of the College by supporting its mission and values.
Consistently works collaboratively with co-workers within the department and across the campus by maintaining a positive problem solving attitude, listening and respecting the competing demands of others and working toward the best solution for the College.
Contributes to the College's commitment of safety by using safe work habits using ergonomics, proper lifting and biohazard protocol as appropriate. Attends mandatory annual training.

Education and
An earned doctorate (PhD, EdD, DNP) from an accredited college/university.
Eligible for an unencumbered license as an RN in Maine.
At least 5 years experience in an academic faculty position.
Prior academic administration preferred.
Online teaching experience.

Supervision and Scheduling Demands:
Reports to the Associate Dean for Nursing and able to work independently with nominal supervision. This is a full-time, 12-month position. Travel may be required, including potential evening and weekend hours.

Ability to use computer, including word processing, excel, and learning management systems.

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities:
Tolerates work related stress effectively and maintains self-control/professionalism.
Knowledge of computer programs including Microsoft Word, Excel and a database.
Ability to work with a wide range of people.
Detail oriented.
The ability to read and comprehend documents and instruments.
Perform detailed work using reasoning and problem solving skills, performing multiple concurrent tasks with constant interruptions.
Need strong oral and written communication skills in the English language.
Need good organizational abilities and be able to deal with confidential data and job related stress.
Positive attitude

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