The Director is responsible to implement the strategic goals and objectives of the School. The Director gives direction and leadership to achieve the school's mission and goals while maintaining the values and philosophy.
Primary Responsibilities :
The Director for the School of Nursing is ultimately accountable for all activities in the School. Specific activities, which facilitate this role, include:
1. Leadership and General Administration a.Facilitates the development of the strategic plan and the progress toward attainment of strategic goals, including enhancement of inter-professional education (IPE), accelerated online programs, graduate programming and research b.Facilitates administrative team meetings. c.Supervises, supports, evaluates, and provides guidance to Associate Directors in the School of Nursing. d.Supports Associate Directors in maintaining high academic and professional standards. e.Evaluates school of nursing faculty in consultation with the Associate School Directors. f.Facilitates research opportunities for faculty within the School of Nursing g.Facilitates professional development opportunities for faculty within the School of Nursing h.Facilitates School of Nursing meetings. i.Hires faculty in consultation with the Dean. j.Supports Associate Directors in hiring adjunct faculty and staff. k.Accountable for assessment and maintenance of accreditation standards in consultation with the Chief Nurse Administrator. l.Responsible for yearly reports to the Kentucky Board of Nursing m.Accountable for conflict resolution when elevated above the Associate Director level n.Foster and maintain close working relationship with staff members
2.Coordination and Communication within the School, University, and Community a.Ensures the Dean of the College of Health and Human Services, the Chief Nurse Administrator, and School leadership, faculty, staff, and students are appropriately informed. b.Represents the School in the community and national associations. c.Oversees public relation/publicity for the School d.Develops and sustains relationships with community partners in partnership with the Chief Nurse Administrator e.Works with Development Director to showcase the school f.Works with directors of both the Nurse Advocacy Center for the Under-served and the Nursing and Inter-professional Research Collaborative to promote accomplishments to the university and community g.Collaborate with outside organizations essential to the functioning of programs within the school
3.Management of Resources a.Oversight of student fees in collaboration with Associate Directors. b.Facilitates the recruitment and orientation of faculty. c.Provides leadership and resources to faculty in pursuing research and scholarly activities in collaboration with the Associate Directors. d.Explores innovative ways to increase revenues to assist in fulfilling the mission and goals of the School. e.Create and manage the school of nursing budget
4.Teaching/Service/Research a.Participates in teaching courses according to specialty and availability, as able. b.Participates in scholarship according to specialty and interests, as able c.Participates in University and community service as available, where applicable.
Doctoral Degree from an accredited university in related field required. (Ed.D, Ph.D, DNP)
Current record of active research/scholarship preferred (basic or applied research; publication in peer reviewed journals etc...)
A minimum of five years nursing experience within the immediate past 7 years
A minimum of two years full time teaching experience in nursing within the immediate past five years. Preferred knowledge/ experience with online programs
Current knowledge of nursing practice
Demonstrated experience or preparation in education that includes teaching adults, adult learning theory teaching methods, curriculum development and curriculum evaluation
Demonstrated leadership and administrative experience
Demonstrated experience with accreditation (CCNE, ACEN, CNEA)
Must possess an unencumbered current nursing license through the Kentucky and Ohio Boards of Nursing or be eligible for licensure.
Inquiries should be directed to Erin M. Robinson, Ed.D, MSN, RN (email@example.com) (859-572-6323) Associate Director for Undergraduate Nursing Programs at Northern Kentucky University
Please note-Any candidate who is offered this position will be required to go through a pre-employment criminal background check as mandated by state law.
Minimum Education: Doctorate
Quick Link: 9151
Internal Number: 9151
About Northern Kentucky University
NKU is a growing metropolitan university of more than 14,000 students served by more than 2,000 faculty and staff on a thriving suburban campus near Cincinnati.
Located in the quiet suburb of Highland Heights, Kentucky—just seven miles southeast of Cincinnati—we have become a leader in Greater Cincinnati and Kentucky by providing a private school education for a fraction of the cost.
While we are one of the fastest growing universities in Kentucky, our professors still know our students' names.