Assistant Director, SONAH
About Western Kentucky University:
Western Kentucky University (WKU) is a student-centered,
applied-research institution committed to providing its students
with a transformative academic and social experience and to
elevating its surrounding communities. Founded in 1906, WKU is the
second largest undergraduate institution in the Commonwealth of
Kentucky with approximately 17,500 students (32% first generation,
18% underrepresented minority) and nearly 2,900 faculty and staff
Western Kentucky University is committed to empowering its
campus community to embrace diversity by building equitable and
inclusive learning, working, and living environments. At the heart
of our mission, we seek to provide holistic education and
employment experiences that prepare students, faculty, and staff to
become effective scholars, contributors, and leaders in our diverse
and evolving communities.
Located 65 miles north of Nashville, TN, and just over 100 miles
south of Louisville, KY, WKU's main campus is in Bowling Green, KY
- a city with approximately 70,000 residents. With an ethnically
and diverse population, more than 85 languages are spoken in and
around Bowling Green, and people from 35 nationalities call our
Western Kentucky University seeks to attract talented faculty
and staff who are inspired individually to contribute to WKU's
strategic plans and ongoing success. We offer comprehensive
wellness and health benefits to employees and their families,
including domestic partners and other qualified dependents and take
pride in providing a workplace culture that supports balancing the
responsibilities of work and family life. Paid-time off for
holidays, vacation and sick leave, and a tuition discount program
for employees and dependents are also provided. Learn more about
WKU and Bowling Green at wku.edu/about.
Program Coordination of the BSN Program
- Provide direct oversight of the BSN faculty, staff, and
students within the BSN program.
- Work with the faculty and staff in the BSN program to plan
teaching assignments, academic advising responsibilities, classroom
scheduling, course schedules and clinical agency
- Complete university, state, regulatory, and/or accrediting
agency reports for the BSN program.
- Develop policies and ensure they are included in an updated BSN
handbook each year.
- Ensure updated workload reports for all faculty within the BSN
- Participate in hiring and evaluation of faculty and staff
working within the BSN program.
- Ensure regular updating of the BSN part of the SONAH
- Monitor and guide students and support staff in the process of
licensure applications for graduating students in the BSN
- Submit certified list of graduates to the State or accrediting
body each semester after ascertaining that graduates have met all
program and WKU graduation requirements (if applicable to
- Complete the annual program Report and submit to the Director
by the end of the fiscal year (June 30th).
- Plan and participate in events related to the BSN program, such
as new student admissions, recruitment events, career days and
events around graduation.
- Teach one course per semester and one during the summer as
Assist the Director of the School of Nursing and Allied
Health with the following activities:
- Development and implementation of School's strategic plan.
- Development of annual budget allocations and requests and/or
administer the budget if applicable for selected programs.
- Work with the SONAH program coordinators on the development of
workload reports as required.
- Maintenance of program and SONAH level spreadsheets tracking
data required for various reports.
- Ongoing communiation with clinical facilities utilized for
- Representation on various university and college level
- Mentoring faculty in research activities.
- Work with support staff and Director to maintain records of
faculty academic credentials, licensure and other program required
documentation (CPR, liability insurance, medical, etc.) for all
programs within the SONAH.
- With faculty input, recommend to the Director faculty teaching
assignments, academic advising responsibilities, classroom
scheduling, and course schedules.
- Assist the Director with annual faculty/staff evaluations.
- Development of and participation in student and faculty
- Development of and participation in efforts to reduce student
and faculty attrition.
- Participate in various required ceremonies, orientations, and
other community outreach for the SONAH.
- Promotion of cooperative working relationships for all programs
within in the School of Nursing and Allied Health.
- Direction of program evaluation committees intended to guide
activities for ongoing quality improvement and accreditation of
- Guidance of various program committees to coordinate curriculum
development and revision of all programs within the SONAH.
- Working with the Program Coordinators to monitor program
compliance with Kentucky Administrative Regulations regarding all
- Directing student questions concerning admission, progression,
and fulfillment of various SONAH program requirements to the
appropriate program staff.
- Work with the various search committees to coordinate the
hiring, orientation and mentoring plan for each new faculty or
- Work with the various program coordinators to ensure timely
completion of all required evaluation and reporting activities for
all SONAH programs.
- Ensure all state regulatory bodies and accrediting agencies are
informed of program changes as required.
- Ensure that all annual program reports are submitted by the
various SONAH programs by the end of the fiscal year (June
- Other duties as assigned by the Director of the
- Master's in Nursing with a Doctorate in Nursing or related
- Eligible for tenure or tenure track faculty line within the
- Prior experience teaching at the applicable program level.
- Live in or be willing to relocate to the Bowling Green Ky
- Current RN license in Kentucky or compact state.
- Prior administrative experience.
- Strong leadership and management skills.
- Evidence of effective interpersonal and communication skills
that promote a collegial environment, effective problem solving,
and consensus building.
- Distinguished record in and commitment to teaching, scholarship
- Knowledge of current nursing issues.
- Participate in at least one professional nursing
Kentucky state law requires all public institutions of
postsecondary education to conduct pre-employment criminal
background checks to determine suitability for employment.
Western Kentucky University (WKU) is committed to a policy and
practice of providing equal employment and educational
opportunities to all individuals. In accordance with Title VI and
VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title IX of the Educational
Amendments of 1972, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973,
Revised 1992, and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, no
form of discrimination or harassment will be tolerated at WKU on
the basis of race, color, ethnicity, national origin, creed,
religion, political belief, sex, sexual orientation, gender
identity/expression, marital status, age, uniformed services,
veteran status, genetic information, pregnancy, childbirth or
related medical conditions, or physical or mental disability in
admission to career and technical education programs and/or
activities, or employment practices.
Persons with disabilities, who need reasonable accommodations to
participate in the application and/or selection process, should
notify the office of Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative
Action/University ADA Services (EEO). To request an accommodation,
report/express a complaint, or ask questions regarding WKU''s
Discrimination and Harassment Policy (#0.2040), please contact Mr.
Joshua Hayes, EEO Director/Title IX Investigator/University ADA
Coordinator, via email at email@example.com or by phone
at (270) 745-5121.
The University is also required to investigate complaints of sex
and gender-based harassment, also a form of discrimination, and has
designated the Title IX Coordinator as the individual responsible
for coordinating the investigation and response to such complaints.
The Title IX Coordinator for the University is Ms. Deborah Wilkins,
who can be contacted via email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by
phone at (270) 745-5396. Additional information regarding Title IX
is accessible via WKU''s https://www.wku.edu/titleix/
Information concerning educational programs offered by WKU are
provided at: http://www.wku.edu/atwku/academics.php
The following items must be submitted through this electronic
talent management system:
- Cover Letter
- Unofficial Transcripts
- Statement of Teaching Philosophy
You will receive email confirmation that your submission has
been received. The candidate review process will generally begin as
materials are received. The expected hire date is on or about July