Serves as the chief academic officer of the College of Nursing
and reports directly to the President of OSF College of Health
Sciences. Works collaboratively with the President and others to
develop and execute the strategic direction of the College of
Nursing. The Provost oversees academic initiatives; instruction and
assessment; student, faculty and staff affairs; strategic planning
and college development; and stewardship of fiscal, physical and
human resources of the College. Administers the operation of the
College of Nursing within the philosophic framework and general
policies of the Board of Directors and President of the College of
Health Sciences and in conformity with state, federal, and
accreditation regulations. As Chief Academic Officer, the Provost
works closely with the deans to plan, implement and coordinate
academic and co-curricular programs. Provides vision, and
leadership to assure that the College of Health Sciences and
College of Nursing missions are fulfilled and provides direction
for the future growth of the Colleges. Delegates appropriate
responsibility to deans, faculty, and staff. Establishes and
maintains a positive presence in the academic, health care, and
local communities and provides leadership in the fund-raising
efforts of the College. Coordinates preparation of and approves
reports for federal, state and accrediting bodies. Ensures the
Catholic identity of the college is sustained as understood by the
Sisters of the Third Order of Saint Francis and aligned with the
mission of Catholic higher education.
- Candidate must have an earned doctorate degree in education or
- Current state licensure as a Registered Professional Nurse
- A minimum of five years of progressive administrative
leadership experience in nursing education within an academic
health organization or a multi-site system is required.
- Candidate must have a strong working knowledge of HLC and CCNE
Accreditation Requirements, and understanding of Medicare
- Knowledge of Corporate Compliance, CQI and Research activities
- Demonstrated ability to plan, organize, coordinate, direct,
lead and build consensus.
- Strong verbal and written communication skills.
- Ability to communicate clearly and collegially with both
internal and external stakeholders, and to foster a sense of
- Strong academic background including accomplishments in
scholarship and research.
- Demonstrated commitment to the success of students in their
- Commitment to the recruitment retention and success of a
diverse faculty, staff and student body.
- Strong analytical abilities and ability to work effectively
under strict time constraints.
- Ability to work on several projects at one time with good
organizational skills and judgment.
- Strong management, organizational, problem solving, conflict
management, and time management skills.
- Ability to make and implement difficult decisions in a timely,
collaborative and coordinated manner.
EOE/Minorities/Females/Vet/Disabled Job seekers will be afforded
equal opportunity regardless of their race, ethnicity, veteran
status or disability status.