Director of Nursing Program – 10674

FLSA Employment Category: Salaried; Exempt; Faculty; 12 months

DEPARTMENT: Nursing

POSITION SUMMARY:

The Nursing Program at Alma College, Alma, Michigan invites applications for the position of Director of Nursing Program. This position is responsible for providing administrative and strategic direction for pre-licensure undergraduate BSN nursing education. The Director leads the nursing program through many growth initiatives such as professional CCNE accreditation, evaluation and revision of program curriculum, strategic planning and assessment while maintaining alignment to the College’s mission and vision.

The Director has overall planning, administrative, budgetary, and management oversight responsibility for the Nursing program. The Director will also teach a half teaching load each academic year (three units where 1 unit is equal to a 4-credit class.) The Director will coordinate and supervise department faculty and staff, as well as monitoring the need for part-time faculty. The Director also serves as an advisor to students and assists the Admissions department regarding prospective students.

As a member of the College, the Director also attends a variety of internal and external meetings and participates in committee work. This includes communication with the Michigan Board of Nursing regarding program requirements, coordinating with local hospitals and clinics for services, and working with internal College departments and committees.

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:

Applicants must hold a Master’s degree in Nursing, but a conferred terminal degree (PhD, DNP or EdD) is preferred. Applicants must also have an unencumbered and current Registered Nurse (RN) license to practice in Michigan with nursing practice experience for at least five years. At a minimum, applicants should be able to demonstrate satisfactory experience teaching in an RN program for at least two years, coupled with teacher evaluation and training experience.

APPLICATION PROCESS:

Please send a letter of application that reflects a commitment to diversity, statement of teaching philosophy, curriculum vitae or resume, and contact information for three references to: Alma College Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs (provost@alma.edu). Review of materials will begin on December 1 and continue until the position is filled.

Alma College is classified as a selective Baccalaureate College: Diverse Fields by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching. Committed to academic excellence and development of responsible leaders, Alma’s students thrive on challenging academic programs in a supportive, small-college environment emphasizing active, collaborative learning and close student-faculty interaction. Alma is a private Phi Beta Kappa institution located in the center of Michigan’s Lower Peninsula.

Alma College is an Equal Opportunity Employer, and is committed to recruiting and retaining a diverse faculty, staff and student body.

Alma College recognizes that we are all transformed when we celebrate and value the varied identities backgrounds, experiences, and perspectives in our campus community. We are committed to recognizing and removing barriers to success and providing equitable access to opportunities through education and advocacy. In our increasingly diverse campus and world, we pledge to create a climate where everyone is safe and free to grow intellectually, spiritually, and emotionally.