Director, Nursing Graduate Student Services

Kansas, United States
Salary Not Specified
Aug 06, 2020
Employment Type
Full Time

Position Details

Position Title

Director, Nursing Graduate Student Services

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Position Summary

The Director, Nursing Graduate Student Services provides professional level support for the successful lifecycle of the graduate student and works closely with the graduate program directors and administrative staff to develop and maintain a workflow for student success. Leads and participates in analysis of assessment data for retention and student success.

Essential Job Functions of Position

Assists students with admission, tuition, enrollment, financial aid status, scholarships, and program progression using selected software (e.g. Banner systems including TSAAREV, ROARMAN, SHACRSE, DegreeWorks, or Campus Guide).

Assists in recruitment and community events as appropriate.

Manages the contracting process in the School of Nursing.

Collects and manages student related data to support program progression and completion.

Collaborates with School of Nursing faculty on the delivery of courses as requested and assists faculty with data management for the School of Nursing reporting requirements.

Assists the Dean in tasks associate with program maintenance.

Coordinates and supports the successful completion of graduate nursing events (e.g. Commencement, DNP defenses, On Campus Experience).

Provides oversight for documentation required for ongoing accreditation purposes.

Acts as a liaison to other university offices and officials to address and resolve student issues.

Manages scholarship budget and works with Washburn University Foundation in processing and awarding funds.

Manages and reviews health clearance software to assure graduate students remain compliant with the School of Nursing policy and state board requirements.

Coordinates with faculty and clinical agencies to verify graduate student health clearance and compliance.

Organizes in collaboration with clinical faculty, external organizations, and university legal counsel to successfully establish affiliation agreements.

Collects and maintains clinical affiliation agreements information with healthcare organizations for all School of Nursing student clinical experiences.

Delivers support to faculty and students for course offerings as appropriate.

Supports the day-to-day responsibilities of School of Nursing administration.

Represents the School of Nursing and the University on various committees as assigned by the Dean.

Performs additional job-related duties as assigned or as appropriate.

Non-Essential Job Functions of Position

Education and Experience

Bachelors’ degree and three years’ experience in student advising, recruitment and/or post-secondary admissions experience.

Preferred: Fours years’ work experience in student advising, recruitment and/or post-secondary admissions.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

Effective organizational skills. Self-starter with the ability to work independently. Ability to use independent judgment and discretion. Proficient in completing multiple complex tasks simultaneously. Experience working with spreadsheets, preferably Microsoft Excel. Effective communication and interpersonal skills to establish and maintain positive public relations for the University. Experience communicating with diverse groups in order to establish and maintain professional relationships within the University and the community.

Preferred: Experience using Banner systems, CollegeNet.

Licenses, Certifications & Registrations

Additional Requirements (e.g. Physical Demands)

Campus Security Authority


Special Instructions to Applicant

Advertised Pay

$46,000 with a potential for a higher rate commensurate with experience and qualifications

Work Schedule

Regular Business Hours


Full Time

Average Hours per Week


Months per Year






EEO Statement

Washburn is dedicated to providing a student-centered and teaching focused academic environment and a curriculum that engages the diversity of human experience across the globe. We seek candidates who are committed to Washburn’s efforts to create a climate that fosters the growth and development of a diverse student body, and we encourage applications from members of groups that have been historically underrepresented in higher education. Application materials should clearly articulate how the candidate will contribute to the University’s commitment to diversity and inclusion through their teaching, research, and/or service.

Washburn University is an EOE . Washburn University provides equal access to and opportunity in its programs, facilities, and employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, national origin, ancestry, disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, veteran status, or marital or parental status.

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Supplemental Questions

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  1. * Do you have a Bachelor's degree?
    • Yes
    • No
    • Yes, by the end of semester of hire.
  2. * Do you have three years’ experience in student advising, recruitment and/or post-secondary admissions experience?
    • Yes
    • No
  3. * Are you available to work in the evening (6 pm to 10 pm)?
    • Yes
    • No
  4. * Are you available to work weekends?
    • Yes
    • No
  5. * Do you have experience with online and/or web based tools for benefit communication?
    • Yes
    • No
  6. * Do you have experience with providing meeting and/or event coordination?
    • Yes
    • No
Documents Needed to Apply
Required Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter
Optional Documents
  1. Letter of Recommendation

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