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South University Richmond
Program Director, Graduate Nursing Program - FNP
Richmond, VA 23060 United States
Director of Nursing
The Program Director is a member of the faculty (rank commensurate with experience) who also holds an administrative appointment related to managing a specific program or programs.
Responsibilities include: classroom instruction, day-to-day program operations, assisting students toward successful program completion and staffing the classroom with instructors who support the mission of the University. The Program Director is co-responsible with the Campus Dean of Academic Affairs for the fiscal well being of the program as it relates to education and helping to maintain/grow enrollment.
The Program Director also participates in activities that promote the stature of the department and the campus and abides by the mandates set by Education Management Corporation, the South University Board of Trustees, University Chancellor, University Vice President – Academic Affairs, Campus President, and the local Executive Committee.
KEY JOB ELEMENTS:
1. Perform instructional duties as assigned as outlined in the Faculty job description and in accordance with the provisions of Faculty Supplement to the South University Employee Handbook.
2. Select and develop Program Advisory Council (PAC) that meets at least twice per year.
3. Participates in faculty development each year as required.
4. Select, train, develop, manage, and lead regular and adjunct faculty according to the guidelines provided by the Campus Dean of Academic Affairs, the Program Chair and in accordance with the policies and procedures of the University/Campus.
5. Effectively administer and grow the [insert program] program including curriculum development, student registration/advisement, community relations and campus relations.
6. Support University programs designed to achieve student completion rates as outlined in the five year strategic plan.
7. Collaborate with other Academic Program Directors within own school and across schools and with the Department Chair re: scheduling, sharing faculty, curriculum and other.
8. Notification of expected or unexpected substantive change within the program and of any change in institutional accreditation status or legal authority to provide postsecondary education.
9. Assures full compliance with federal, state and accrediting body standards and regulations, as well as adhering to all policies and procedures.
10. Facilitates the submission of required programmatic fees and documentation, including reports of graduation rates, performance on state licensing or certification examinations and employment rates.
11. Assures compliance with accreditation criteria within two years or the length of the program, whichever is shorter.
12. In the absence of a Department Chair for the [insert program] program, is co-responsible, with the Dean of the College of Health Professions, for accreditation activities on his/her campus which are normally handled by the Department Chair.
13. Other responsibilities as determined by the Campus Dean of Academic Affairs and Department Chair.
Education, training, experience:
1. An earned terminal nursing degree (i.e. PhD, DNP or DNSc) is required.
2. National certification and state licensure as a Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP).
3. Academic leadership experience in a university setting.
4. Teaching experience in a higher education setting.
5. Familiarity with national accreditation criteria and state agency regulations.
6. Ability to resolve inquiries and complaints from employees, students, regulatory agencies, or members of the academic or business community.
7. Ability to effectively present information to faculty, academic and campus leaders, corporate leaders, and public groups.
8. Experience with computerized administrative systems. Proficient with the use of standard office applications on personal computers.
9. Other requirements specific to the discipline.
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