Associate Director of Clinical Education and Open-Rank Faculty

Alliant International University is a professional practice University committed to excellence in four areas: Education for Professional Practice, Scholarship, Multicultural and International Competence and Community Engagement. The University provides students with the highest quality of education through excellence and innovation in academic scholarship, applied training and research, and community service, particularly to underserved populations. Through its Mission, the University's goal is to equip students with the competencies they need to provide public benefit and make an impact in their communities by addressing major contemporary social issues. Core competencies of the University's training programs include cultural diversity, which is infused in courses and field placements and is manifest in the diversity of its students, faculty.

Our Mission:
Alliant International University prepares students for professional careers of service and leadership, and promotes the discovery and application of knowledge to improve the lives of people in diverse cultures and communities around the world.

Our Vision:
An inclusive world empowered by Alliant alumni.

Under the general supervision of the Program Director / Dean SNHS, the Associate Director of Clinical Education is responsible for the clinical education component of the pre-licensure nursing program and other assigned programs. This position provides leadership to numerous clinical faculty and professionals by managing the daily administrative, academic, and operational aspects of clinical education, including clinicals, labs, and simulations. Clinical education is an integral component of the University nursing curriculum. The Associate Director will serve as the administrative liaison with clinical sites to ensure faculty and student compliance with all clinical requirements. In addition, the Associate Dean of Clinical Education will teach within his/her area of expertise, participate in scholarly activity commensurate with rank, and participate in service to the Department and/or University.

Duties and Responsibilities:

(Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions).

Salary: $126,000

Associate Director Activities/Responsibilities
  • Plans, coordinates, facilitates, administers, monitors, and evaluates clinical education activities on behalf of the academic program and in coordination with academic and clinical faculty.
  • Liaison between the academic institution and affiliated clinical education sites. Communicates to all concerned stakeholders (e.g., the academic institution, clinical education sites, clinical faculty, and students) pertinent information related to the educational program, the clinical education site, and healthcare changes affecting clinical practice and education.
  • Monitors student progress and assesses performance. Provides guidance and support as required to problem-solve and discuss pertinent issues with student(s), faculty, and academic leadership.
  • Evaluates each clinical education site through student feedback, on-site visits, and ongoing communications; routinely share this information with academic and clinical faculties. Provides feedback to clinical educators concerning their effectiveness in delivering clinical learning experiences based on student feedback and through direct observations.
  • Identifies and utilizes university resources to assist with meeting clinical education program needs or resolving issues effectively.
  • Collaborate with faculty to develop scholarly activities (such as research and quality improvement activities) to showcase and evaluate the impact and outcomes of simulation on nursing education.
  • Ensures the quality of clinical experiences in the clinical lab, simulation center, and clinical rotations to support the achievement of student learner outcomes aligned with nursing professional standards and guidelines, including INACSL.
  • Provide leadership to faculty in the SON in the utilization of simulation to enhance and ensure the educational competence of learners across specialties and programs.
  • Collaborates with the program director and dean to promote, coordinate, plan, and provide clinical faculty development opportunities using effective instructional methodologies and technologies.
  • Encourages clinical faculty to participate in local, statewide, and national forums designed to foster and discuss issues addressing clinical education.
  • Maintains knowledge of current trends in health care and their effect on clinical education and apprises clinical educators and faculty of any changing trends.
  • Makes recommendations regarding curriculum to faculty based on feedback from affiliates and analysis of clinical education data collected.
Faculty Activities/Responsibilities
  • Facilitating Learning
  • Facilitating Classroom and Distance/Distributed Learning;
  • Course and syllabus preparation;
  • Class curriculum coordination and planning;
  • Assessment and evaluation of learners;
  • Student selection, orientation, and assessment;
  • Mentoring and advising of students;
  • Field placement supervision and coordination;
  • Research/scholarship mentoring and supervision, particularly of BSN and MSN Direct-Entry capstone projects and EBP proposals

Scholarship - Scholarship/ research reflecting the generation, integration, dissemination, and application of knowledge, as well as creative and original contributions to one’s field commensurate with academic rank.

Service - All faculty engage in service to the University, Community, and Profession commensurate with academic rank. Examples in each category include:

Service to the University:
  • Participating in developing, revising, and coordinating curriculum as well as maintaining program vitality;
  • Participating in processes to improve academic program quality;
  • Participating in processes to improve the quality of School, campus, and University faculty experience Participating in faculty governance;

Service to the Community:
  • Contributions at the local, state, and national levels involving one’s professional expertise to the public, to organizations, and to governmental entities;

Service to the Profession:
  • Participation in and leadership of professional organizations;
  • Reviewing for journals, conferences, and research grant panels;
Duties Required of All Faculty - Certain duties are additionally required of all faculty and are not given formal workload credit but will be included in yearly evaluations. These include but are not limited to:
  • Active participation in campus life to sustain a high level of facilitated learning ;
  • Participation in program governance, including program-based committees, with the exception of SERC; which may receive up to three units of service workload credit at the discretion of the Program Director and the approval of the Dean and the Provost/VPAA;
  • Active participation in program and campus activities (including scheduled and impromptu meetings of faculty, staff, and students);
  • Picking up and promptly responding to paper, voice, and electronic mail and messages;
  • Visibility and accessibility supporting a sense of community;
  • Regular accessibility either by person, by telephone, and/or virtually to students, colleagues, and the greater University community;
  • Posting of teaching schedules, office hours, and procedures for making appointments on the faculty member’s door, online, and on syllabi;
  • Attendance and participation in program, department, faculty, and Faculty Assembly meetings;
  • Responding in a timely fashion to students’ requests for meetings, telephone calls, and to e-mail communications;
  • Participating in Faculty Assembly and program faculty meetings;
  • Carrying an advising load as assigned by Program Director/Dean;
  • Participation in hiring faculty;
  • Participation in developing, revising, and coordinating curriculum and maintaining program vitality;
  • Participation in processes to improve the quality of school/college, campus, and University faculty experience;
  • Participation in, selection, admission, and retention of new students, including attendance at admissions open houses, participating in admission interviews, new student orientation, and advising of students;
  • Submittal of grades, attendance, syllabi, and textbook orders in compliance with University established procedures and deadlines;
  • Perform other related tasks, duties, and responsibilities as required, assigned or directed.
  • Proficient computer skills.
  • The ability to work independently and be self- motivated.
  • High level of accuracy and attention to detail and the ability to problem solve.
  • The ability to explain complex requirements in clear and concise terms.
  • The ability to be flexible with workflow to meet the needs of the department and students and to manage multiple tasks per required deadlines.
  • The drive to encourage, direct, hold accountable and guide students toward task completion.
  • Must demonstrate the ability to work as an effective team member and develop trusting relationships with students and University employees.
  • Culturally competent and ability to communicate and interact effectively with people of diverse backgrounds and/or experiences.
  • Highly motivated, focused, and results-oriented.
  • Ability to exercise discretion and tact in all interpersonal interactions, and to maintain confidentiality.
  • Collaboration and partnering with other university stakeholders to support candidate success.
  • Ability to make administrative/procedural decisions and judgments.

Supervisory Responsibility:

Direct Reports: Simulation Tech, Clinical Coordinators, as assigned.

Indirect Reports: Clinical Faculty, as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications:

Education: Graduate degree in nursing with a doctorate degree in nursing or a related field from an accredited college or university preferred. Official transcripts from all post-secondary institutions attended.
Experience: Adequate years of experience in the areas involved in assignments; Nursing - minimum of two years of full-time registered nursing clinical experience and a minimum of two years of full-time teaching or academic experience. Education - documented potential in the areas of facilitating learning, scholarship, and service, as applicable to assignments; and if appropriate, a record of meritorious performance of the duties and obligations of an instructor. Previous experience in planning, developing, implementing, and evaluating simulation scenarios, lab experiences, and clinicals preferred. Recent clinical experience preferred.
Licensure, Certifications, etc.: Unencumbered RN licensure in Arizona or multi-state compact license. Additional licenses may be required. Certified Nurse Educator, Certified Healthcare Simulation Educator, or certification in a specialty area preferred. Other: Criminal background check and meet all requirements of clinical partners.

Contact Responsibility:

Internal: Interacts with supervisor to receive direction and instructions and/or review of work results. This position with work closely with colleagues in multiple departments (i.e. Admissions, Student Advising, Registrar, etc.) to support both students and colleagues in achieving student success and Department goals.
External: Interacts with prospective students, to provide advice and support. Interacts with accrediting and regulatory agencies as required. Interacts with clinical partners.

Primary Work Location, Hours & Travel Requirements:

Office Location: Arizona Campus and Clinical Sites as needed

Work Hours : Standard office hours, occasional evenings, nights, or weekends may be required depending upon the course and clinical schedule

Travel: Occasional travel to clinical sites within 50 miles of campus.

Application Instructions:
  • Please submit a resume/CV and cover letter.
Background Check Requirements:
Employment is contingent upon successful completion of a background check (including criminal, prior employment and education verification). Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the application status of applicants or continued employment of current University employees who apply for the position.

Additional Information:
Anti-Discrimination Policy: Alliant International University prohibits unlawful discrimination, harassment or retaliation in its educational programs, services and activities, and in employment practices, including but not limited to internal promotions, training, opportunities for advancement, terminations, relationships with outside vendors, use of contractors and consultants, and in its admission or access thereto, on the basis of race, ethnicity, national origin or descent, color, creed, religion, sex, age, marital status, disability (including physical, disease, psychiatric or psychological disability), medical condition, pregnancy, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identification or expression, hair style or texture associated with race, or any other characteristics protected by applicable law.

Alliant International University is an Equal Opportunity Employer, committed to ensuring a high quality of education through the diversity of the University community and the curriculum. Women, people of color, people with disabilities and people from other underrepresented groups are encouraged to apply, as we actively seek to increase diversity at all levels. The University will conduct its programs, services and activities consistent with applicable federal, state and local laws, regulations and orders.
Applicants must currently be authorized to work in the United States on a full-time basis. Offers of employment are contingent upon the presentation of documents that demonstrate a person's identity and authorization to work in the United States, which are consistent with the provisions of the Immigration Reform and Control Act.

Applicants with disabilities and applicants who require assistance completing an application may contact Human Resources at or 858-635-4509.

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Governing legislation: Titles VI and VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Civil Rights Act of 1991, Title IX of the Education Amendments Act of 1972, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, the Age Discrimination Act of 1975, the regulations implementing these statutes, and applicable federal and California law.

Alliant International University is a smoke and tobacco free environment.

Company: Alliant International University, Inc.

Country: United States of America

State/Region: Arizona

City: Phoenix

Postal Code: 85022

Job ID: 256950

Date: Mar 2, 2023


Phoenix, AZ, US, 85022

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