Detailed Job Description
Reporting directly to the Dean of the School of Nursing, the Associate Dean is an integral part of the leadership team of the School, works closely with the Dean and Program Directors and serves as chief administrator in the absence of the Dean. The Associate Dean provides academic and administrative oversight on issues relating to students and faculty and assists the Dean in the preparation and implementation of identified strategic initiatives for the School of Nursing.
1. Serve as chief administrator in the absence of the Dean.
2. Monitor progress regarding strategic planning efforts.
3. Work with faculty and the leadership team to encourage, establish, and support academic partnerships.
4. Collaborate with Program Directors to evaluate transfer credit applications.
5. Collaborate with Program Directors to schedule classes, courses and facilities; monitor student progress, including sending progression/ deficiency/ suspension/ dismissal letters, reviewing appeals and developing related policies.
6. Coordinate nursing study abroad programs in collaboration with the University Education Abroad office .
7. Collaborate with the School of Health Sciences in advising undeclared students.
8. Support School and University events (e.g. freshmen orientation, open house, study abroad informational sessions, etc.).
9. Monitor time schedules of hourly personnel.
10. Work with program directors to ensure that the university catalog, nursing student manuals and web site are updated.
11. Represent the dean's office on committees and at university functions as directed by the Dean
1. Collaborate with grants officers to identify and apply for funding opportunities to support nursing programs.
2. Track funded grants in the School.
3. Participate in the launch and continued implementation of an advisory board with strategic planning and fundraising responsibilities to the School
4. Collaborate with the Dean and Office of Development regarding solicitation of major gifts
1. Work with faculty to develop and procure approval for new programs.
2. Manage timely data collection as outlined in the University and School of Nursing evaluation plans.
3. Analyze and report evaluation data to faculty and staff for continuous quality improvement.
4. Facilitate planning and implementation processes requiring continuous quality improvement.
5. Track continuous quality improvement initiatives.
6. Oversee State Board and CCNE accreditation reports and visits.
Performs other related duties as requested. Duties may change and/or be added at any time.
Required Minimum Qualifications
Candidates must have prior related administrative leadership experience in an academic setting.
Preference will be given to applicants who also possess:
- successful administrative experience or demonstrated leadership experience in an education setting
- understanding of and experience with the Collegiate Commission on Nursing Education (CCNE)
- knowledge of online learning delivery systems
Demonstrated computer proficiency in MS Office is required; knowledge of Datatel or similar system is preferred.
Strong interpersonal, written and oral communication, and organizational skills are required as well as the ability to exercise tact and diplomacy relative to sensitive issues.
In addition, an earned doctorate in a field relevant to the mission of the School of Nursing. Eligibility for licensure in the state of Connecticut.
Special Instructions to Applicants
Please write a thoughtful cover letter outlining how your skills and experiences align to the job duties of the position.