Department of Nursing Administrator

Location: Takoma Park, Maryland
Date Posted: 05-23-2017
OVERVIEW OF THE UNIVERSITY
Washington Adventist University (WAU) is a Christ-centered institution of higher education that supports a culture of excellence where all feel valued.  Nestled in a desirable residential community in Takoma Park, Maryland, WAU offers its faculty and staff an environment where professional expertise is valued and lasting connections between co-workers are formed as we work together to ensure the success of our students.  Regardless of title, every employee supports WAU’s vision of producing graduates who bring moral leadership and competence to their communities.

Our faculty have outstanding academic credentials, know their fields inside and out, and have years of experience in the classroom. They love to teach and it shows. But just as important, WAU faculty care about each student’s academic and personal success and they do everything they can to help students to achieve their goals.  The Edyth T. James Department of Nursing is a part of the School of Health Professions, Science & Wellness, and employs a philosophy that balances practical training and theory.  The Department of Nursing is committed to providing quality baccalaureate and master’s Christian nursing education. The nursing program is fully accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education.

POSITION SUMMARY

Washington Adventist University seeks applicants for a seasoned administrator to provide overall leadership and direction to the Department of Nursing beginning on July 1, 2018. The department is looking for a quality team-oriented person who will positively impact our program. 

PRIMARY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
  • Coordinates departmental staff meetings.
  • Administers the curricula and the selection of faculty for the programs.
  • Arranges schedules of classes and assigns teaching staff to conduct classes.
  • Provides leadership to the department faculty.
  • Serves as liaison with the Maryland Board of Nursing, accrediting bodies and other external entities to maintain relationships and to ensure the programs are in compliance with regulations and requirements. 
  • Supports and promotes the University’s mission, vision and values.
  • Supports a spirit of excellence in service.
  • Attends and contributes to assigned committee duties.
  • Attends convocations and other Department of Nursing and WAU required and extra-curricular events.
  • Promotes and nurtures spirituality in students, coworkers, and the University at large.
  • Prepares lists of budgetary and other needs and administers department budget.


QUALIFICATIONS
  • Ph.D. in Nursing required.
  • Current unencumbered registered nurse license from MD Board of Nursing required
  • Progressive experience (3-5 years)  in nursing academic education leadership required.
  • Experience in academic leadership.
  • Experience in teaching at the post-secondary level.
  • Experience mentoring faculty preferred.
  • Experience with higher education accreditation (state and regional), nursing accreditation and state board of nursing processes required. 
  • Extensive experience in curriculum development, revision and evaluation required.
  • Experience in student learning outcome assessments required
  • Experience in nursing research required.
  • Enjoys contact with students and providing academic advisement.
  • Interest in being part of a collegial team.
  • Exceptional written and oral communication skills.
  • Exceptional analytical abilities.
  • Demonstrated initiative and energy.
  • CPR Certification
 
BENEFITS

Benefits package includes:
  • Health care, including vision, dental and prescription drug
  • Flexible Spending Plans
  • Competitive 403B plan Retirement Plan
  • Tuition assistance for employees, spouse, and dependents
  • Life insurance including supplemental and accidental death and dismemberment policies
  • Long Term Disability
  • Long Term Care Insurance
  • AFLAC insurance
  • Legal Assistance Program
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Wellness programs
  • Professional development classes
 
Title VII Exception Notice
Washington Adventist University is a religiously qualified Equal Opportunity Employer under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act.  As such the University has the legal right to prefer a member of the Seventh-day Adventist ("SDA") Church in its hiring process. In the event that a qualified SDA candidate is not identified, the University will give the opportunity to candidates who must understand and respect the mission, purpose, and identity of Washington Adventist University as a condition of their employment.
 
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