Executive Director of Nursing and Chief Academic Nurse Administrator

University of Northern Iowa
Cedar Falls, Iowa
$150,000 to Commensurate
Posted Date
Jun 27, 2022

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Administrative, Academic Affairs, Academic Administration
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Full Time
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The University of Northern Iowa’s Division of Academic Affairs seeks applications for the position of Executive Director of Nursing and Chief Academic Nurse Administrator (CANA). Reporting directly to the Provost, this two-year appointment can develop into a full-time tenure-eligible position beyond the initial two-year term. The successful candidate will dedicate to a two-year full-time effort to help an administrative team develop the social networks necessary to apply for accreditation, curricular innovation, and crafting of staffing decisions to build a BSN program. Consideration may be given for this position to provide consultative work remotely with targeted campus visits to Cedar Falls, Iowa.

The CANA collaboratively builds a Bachelor of Nursing (BSN) program from the ground up and manages its development and growth; plays the leading role in identifying and building the physical footprint while overseeing the purchase and installation of the needed equipment and instrumentation within the learning environment; plans, organizes, staffs, and supervises the UNI nursing program; promotes instructional quality, organizational integrity, and student success at the highest level; pursues a continuing state of the art knowledge and professional development and serves as a role model for the nursing programs; commits to the mission of UNI while performing a variety of other functions within the University; advances the university vision, mission, and strategic plan in relation to nursing and health care; provides leadership and facilitation for the curriculum development processes; coordinates nursing program accreditation and review while overseeing the completion of related documentation for review by the Board of Regents and Iowa Board of Nursing; implements and administers policies and regulations affecting nursing students, including oversight of student requests, complaints, and grievances; acts as liaison or representative of nursing on several external committees; and provides oversight for the development of the new nursing program, including recruitment and curricular initiatives, program assessment, budget and funding allocations, and supervision of staff and faculty.

UNI is a progressive and forward-thinking university whose focus is on serving the needs of Iowans. Building on its historic excellence in teacher education, the university has developed outstanding programs in business, natural sciences, humanities and fine arts, and social and behavioral sciences with advanced degrees available in many programs. The University’s attractive size, approximately 10,000 students, allows UNI to offer faculty, facilities, and academic choices characteristic of a much larger university while retaining a friendly, small-college atmosphere on a park-like campus. UNI has been recognized for the past 18 years as one of the "Best Midwest Universities" by U.S. News & World Report. Located in Cedar Falls/Waterloo, the campus is comprised of more than 40 buildings on 940 acres. For more information, visit www.uni.edu.

Required qualifications include a Master’s degree; qualifications sufficient to be considered for tenured Associate Professor rank; and at least eight years of experience in higher education with at least four years of leadership and supervision experience in university or college nursing programs. Demonstrated experience with supervision of staff, budget management, and the nursing accreditation process; commitment to equity, diversity, and inclusion at all levels; excellent writing, listening, and oral communication skills; and evidence of program planning, project management, academic administration, and successful collaboration also required.

Preference will be given to candidates with a doctoral degree; qualifications sufficient for full Professor rank; experience navigating and leading nursing programs to be fully accredited; demonstrated understanding and use of the collaborative process of moving projects forward; experience developing and improving nursing curriculum; and experience with assessment using data-based strategies.

Applications received by August 8, 2022 will receive full consideration. To apply, visit http://jobs.uni.edu/. Inquiries may be sent to Patrick Pease at 319-273-2518 or patrick.pease@uni.edu. Pre-employment background checks required.

UNI actively seeks to enhance diversity and is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. The University encourages applications from persons of color, women, individuals living with disabilities, and veterans. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, creed, disability, ethnicity, gender identity, genetic information, marital status, national origin, political affiliation, pregnancy, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, veteran or military status, or any other basis protected by federal and/or state law.

The University is a tobacco-free campus.


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