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Program Director, DNP

University of New England
Portland, Maine, United States
Salary Not Specified
Date posted
Jan 12, 2024

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Position Type

Faculty Track

Position Title
Program Director, DNP

Employment Status
Full Time


Portland, ME


The School of Nurse Anesthesia Program Director oversees all aspects of UNE’s Westbrook College of Health Professions ( WCHP ) Doctor of Nursing Practice, Nurse Anesthesia Program. The Program Director will be ultimately responsible for all academic and other decisions regarding students’ progress throughout the Program, including dismissal if appropriate.

UNE is Maine’s largest private university, with two beautiful coastal campuses in Maine, a one-of-a-kind study-abroad campus in Tangier, Morocco, and an array of flexible online offerings. In an uncommonly welcoming and supportive community, we offer hands-on learning, empowering students to positively impact a world full of challenges. We are the state’s top provider of health professionals and home to Maine’s only medical and dental colleges, a variety of other interprofessionally aligned health care programs, and nationally recognized programs in the marine sciences, the natural and social sciences, business, the humanities, and the arts.

UNE offers a generous comprehensive benefits package to eligible employees. The package includes varied health and dental plans; a retirement plan that includes up to an 8% match; extensive paid leave including holidays, vacation, sick and personal time; and educational benefits. Please visit the Human Resources Benefits site ( ) for additional information regarding UNE’s fantastic benefits package.

  • Provide leadership in the delivery of the academic and clinical curriculum for the program.
  • Coordinate and maintain communication with the Dean, other Department Directors and Program faculty concerning DNP Program activities.
  • Serve as the major link between UNE and external parties interested in the program, such as other health education programs, potential employers, state officials concerned with planning and delivery of health care services, and relevant professional organizations such as MeANA, AANA and NEASF .
  • Liaison with the Council on Accreditation for Nurse Anesthesia Educational Programs.
  • Prepare and submit COA site visit applications and self-study documentation when required.
  • Provide supervision and direction to the Program’s faculty and Professional staff.
  • Manage the Program’s budget.
  • Act as liaison with clinical sites, coordinators, preceptors, and other staff to provide an excellent experiential experience for the Program’s students.
  • Responsible for teaching courses depending on the faculty staffing level.
  • Participate as committee member and/or chair for scholarly projects.
  • Chair the Admissions Committee to review applications of prospective students and the selection process.
  • Represent the program through regional and national clinical affiliations.
  • Commit to actively fostering a welcoming culture of inclusion and diversity.
  • Understand and comply with the University of New England Safety Manual.
  • Perform other related duties as assigned.
  • Reports directly to the Dean of Westbrook College of Health Professions.
  • Doctoral degree required, current CRNA licensure, current Maine RN and APRN licensure, and 3-5 years administrative experience in an educational setting.
  • 3-5 years teaching experience in an academic faculty position.
  • Strong interpersonal communication skills.
  • Strong knowledge of didactic and clinical issues of CRNA training, and appreciation of the “culture” of CRNA education, and the ability to interact with both internal and external arenas dealing with the CRNA profession.
  • Knowledgeable in methods needed to assist with the role transition issues of CRNA education.
  • The ability to serve as an advocate for the program within the institution and in the broader health care environment.
  • Ability to support and advocate for faculty members.
  • The ability to facilitate program and faculty development.
  • Excellent management skills.
  • Evidence of budgetary and fiduciary management abilities.
  • Experience in the preparation of accreditation documents, and accreditation processes.
  • Knowledge of academic regulations and processes.
EEO Statement Summary

Consistent with federal and state law and University policy, the University of New England is committed to the fundamental concept of equal opportunity for all of the members of the University community. The University prohibits, and will not tolerate, discrimination in employment, the provision of academic services or in any other area of University life based on race, color, sex, physical or mental disability, religion, age, ancestry, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, ethnicity, genetic information, HIV status, or status as a veteran. Prohibited bias factors should not motivate decisions regarding students, employees, applicants for admission, applicants for employment, contractors, volunteers or participants in and/or users of institutional programs, services, and activities.

COVID Vaccination Statement (PLEASE NOTE)

Employees in clinical settings must meet the State of Maine’s immunization requirements for clinical activity.

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  1. Cover Letter
  2. Curriculum Vitae
  3. Resume
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UNE is a private, non-profit, comprehensive R2 university, with campuses in Portland and Biddeford, Maine and Tangier, Morocco. The College of Arts and Sciences is located on UNE’s waterfront Biddeford campus, with nearby city-based amenities in Portland (a 30-minute drive) and Boston (a 2-hour drive). UNE’s location in southern Maine also affords easy access to forests, mountains, freshwater lakes, rocky coastlines, and sandy beaches. CAS, one of UNE’s six colleges, has a primary focus on undergraduate education.

UNE offers students a highly integrated learning experience that promotes excellence through interdisciplinary collaboration and innovation in education, research, and service. UNE’s excellence could not happen without a dedicated and talented faculty and professional staff. Our core values include but are not limited to Student Centeredness; Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion; and Relentless Inquiry. Visit to learn about our mission, vision, and core values.

UNE is a great place to work. We boast both a tight-knit community and access to a wide array of degree programs, research opportunities and cultural events. We have three distinct campuses that combine to offer students a range of learning experiences. Our two Maine campuses house our nationally recognized undergraduate, graduate, and professional programs, while our campus in Tangier, Morocco is home to an innovative semester abroad program. UNE is perennially included on “best colleges lists” by U.S. News & World ReportThe Princeton ReviewForbes, and others. Portland is one of the nation’s most livable small cities with an incredible natural environment, friendly people, a wealth of arts and cultural institutions, and major medical facilities. Outside magazine named it as one of the “Greatest Places to Live in America”, and Bon Appetit selected Portland as the 2018 “Restaurant City of the Year”.

UNE also offers a generous comprehensive benefits package to eligible employees and their dependents. The package includes health and dental plans; a retirement plan that includes up to an 8% match; extensive paid leave including holidays, vacation, sick and personal time; and educational benefits for both employees and dependent children. Please visit the Human Resources Benefits site – – for additional information regarding UNE’s fantastic benefits package.

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