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Applicants must be able to provide proof of eligibility to work in the United States. The University will not assist applicants with any visa matter. A background check will be required.
The essential duties and responsibilities of the MSN Program Director under the direction of the Dean of Nursing is:
To provide leadership for:
Provision of overall program supervision and coordination.
Formulation of specific goals and objectives for program curriculum.
Implementation of the program.
Evaluation of the overall program.
Motivation and support of faculty toward continued creative and professional growth.
To supervise and assume responsibility for:
Implementing curriculum that is congruent with the philosophy and curriculum of the Department of Nursing, e.g. syllabi content.
Interpreting and implementing guidelines, regulations, and policies as determined by county, state, and federal agencies.
Collaborating with Dean of Nursing in preparing accreditation report to Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) and Self-Study to Graduate Council.
Preparing, administering, and monitoring of program budgets.
Hiring and evaluating adjunct faculty and staff.
Orienting and mentoring of faculty to University, Department, and Program.
Coordinating and facilitating regular program faculty meetings and Admissions, Curriculum, and Evaluation (ACE) meetings to formulate goals, policies, and budget.
Screening, evaluating, and advising potential candidates and on-going advisement and file maintenance of admitted students.
Planning and implementing orientation for admitted students.
Mediating and facilitating the resolution of faculty, staff, and student concerns and issues.
Maintaining records, files, and other related mandated federal and state documents of faculty, staff, and students.
Supervising and coordinating application process for CNS graduates.
Assisting with clinical placements of students for practicum experiences.
Establishing and maintaining agency affiliations in cooperation with the Dean of Nursing.
Collaborating with Admissions and Recruitment Departments in the assistance of student recruitment and tracking trends regarding applications, admissions, and retention.
Acting as a liaison between program and clinical facilities and community partners.
Working collaboratively with University Administration and outside entities to recommend and expand appropriate programs.
Serving on Graduate Council.
Promoting external relations with professional organizations such as AACN.
Acting as program representative and professional advocate through membership and participation in various professional nursing groups and organizations.
Abilities and Skills
Effectively prioritize and organize multiple tasks to meet established deadlines. Analytical and very detail-oriented. Work well with diverse population.
Strong interpersonal, organizational, and oral/written communication skills.
Ability to lead and supervise faculty and staff.
Master's degree with course work in nursing, education, or administration is required; terminal degree preferred.
Requires a minimum of five (5) years job-related professional experience.
Supervisory experience highly preferred.
Licenses and Certifications
Must hold or be eligible to hold a clear and active registered nurse license issued by the California Board of Registered Nursing.
Start Date: June 2019
Applications Deadline: Open until filled
The University is committed to recruiting and retaining a diverse student population and workforce as a reflection of our commitment to maintain the excellence of the University, and to offer our students richly varied disciplines, perspectives and ways of learning. In compliance with applicable laws and in furtherance of its commitment to fostering an environment that welcomes and embraces diversity, the University does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex (including pregnancy and parenting status), disability, age, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status or genetic information in its programs or activities, including employment, admissions, and educational programs. We encourage people of all backgrounds to apply to be a student or to work for the University.
TO APPLY complete the on-line application and include a cover letter, Curriculum Vitae, and 3-5 references.
Mount Saint Mary's University is an independent, Catholic, liberal arts university which provides a values-based undergraduate education for women, as well as innovative programs for professional men and women on two historic campuses in Los Angeles. The Mount is the only Catholic university primarily for women in the Western United States. It is also nationally recognized for its academic programs, its culturally diverse student body, and its focus on preparing the next generation of citizen leaders.