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Regional Program Director, MSN - Savannah Campus

South University
Georgia, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted Date
Feb 28, 2022

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Faculty Positions, Education, Education Administration & Leadership, Administrative, Academic Affairs, Academic Administration, Curriculum & Instructional Development, Other Academic Affairs
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Full Time
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Tuesday, July 19, 2022 What's next for you is the first priority for us! With over 45 programs from associate to doctoral degrees, South University is a private institution dedicated to providing educational opportunities that spark the intellectual, social and professional development of a diverse student population.

Our 120-year story—past, present and future—is a history formed by the many individuals who have developed the education and spirit of community that have become our pledge to the students, faculty, staff, alumni and supporters of South University. Online and at our 8 locations and 2 learning sites, we take pride in our welcoming environment; one-on-one support and personalized attention that helps students define goals and identify the means to pursue them. Our small classes feature hands-on experiences that not only shape students' skills and excellence in their chosen fields but also shape their characters through encouraging community involvement, volunteerism and the pursuit of life-long learning.

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Tuition Assistant Program

Long/Short Term Disability

Life Insurance

Employee Assistance Program

401K Match

Generous Paid Time Off

12 Paid Holidays

* includes domestic partner coverage


The Regional Program Director is a member of the faculty (rank commensurate with experience) who also holds administrative appointment related to regional management of one or more programs and can manage across modalities. In addition, the Regional Program provides management and coordination of the standardized patient programs and coordinates unified regional clinical immersions and skills checks for both campus and online programs (virtual synchronous). Responsibilities include: South virtual synchronous campus, hybrid, and online instruction, day-to-day program operations, assisting students toward successful term-by-term progression and graduation, partnering with campus and academic college leadership and the admissions, academic support and financial aid staff to generate a prospective student pool, partnering with the leadership to maintain program viability, and staffing the courses with instructors who support the Mission of the University and provide a high-quality learning experience for the student.

Responsibilities include: instruction, day-to-day program operations, assisting student toward successful program completion, clinical coordination, and assisting the CONPH achieving the program outcomes. The Regional Program Director is co-responsible with the CONPH for the fiscal well-being of the program as it relates to education and helping to maintain enrollment.


  • Assists with the administration of the Academic Program or Programs with a focus on program curriculum development, evaluation, and quality improvement. Also assists with student advisement, community, and campus relations.
  • Supports University programs designed to achieve student completion rates as outlined in the five-year strategic plan.
  • Collaborates with other administrators and faculty within own school and across schools and with the Department Chair re: scheduling, sharing faculty, curriculum, and other.
  • Assists in assuring compliance with accreditation criteria within three years or the length of the program, whichever is shorter.
  • Is co-responsible with Dean of the College, and other key leaders, for accreditation
a) Faculty Management

Creates a quarterly unified university schedule across assigned region.

Program & Course Alignment – creates a process for biannual regional content alignment utilizing Brightspace metrics and Standardized Testing products for enhanced quality and consistency.

Monitors classes quarterly to ensure content is consistent. Quality metrics will be monitored quarterly by courses.

Manages Faculty Course Consortiums to standardize course syllabi and content.

b) Student Affairs

Schedules course assignments for regional VR classes.

Assists with the clinical immersions.

Manages academic progression & violations for PD or Lead Faculty to support efforts and ensure a consistent reporting process is in place across modalities (Exemplar Process – coordination of AC, Admissions, Registrars, PD, Student Success Center, etc.).

c) Content Creation & Delivery

Manages course consortiums to assist leadership with fluid process of content creation and alignment with foundational documents and benchmarks.

Coordinates, manages, and supports standardized testing for across regions.

Maintains quality metrics for course modalities.

d) Compliance and Regulatory Functions

Coordinates with directors of admissions, registrars, and CONPH officials to ensure course sequencing/scheduling is clear to streamline the admission/progress process for students across regions.

Coordinates with regional registrar team to – monitor CSR/SAP reports weekly

Assists PDs with development of student retention plans to include local and regional resources.

Assists with basis of admission (BOA) and those entering with transfer of credit (TOC), enrolling at mid-quarter, and tracking provisional admission (Standardize SAP across campuses –Savannah Exemplar process).

As applicable - Coordinates with regional and assistant clinical coordinators (RCC/ACCs)- to ensure completion of regulatory requirements prior to students exiting quarter one (establish process).

e) Community Outreach – Engagement

Utilizes existing resources such as the clinical team repository of

national clinical partnerships to identify large organizations to

partner and develop regional relationships.

Identifies largest student admission volume by state and pursues

largest clinical partners in these areas. Once identified - local and

regional teams (admissions, RPD, PD, leadership to decide CEPW


  • Other responsibilities as determined by the College/Campus Dean of Academic Affairs and Department Chair (as applicable).


  • PhD in Nursing or DNP from a regionally accredited university required.
  • A minimum of two years successful performance in a full-time university-level teaching role and prior management experience in higher education or in another organization within the program director's discipline.
  • Must hold an active state required nursing license.
  • Must hold FNP certificate.
  • Online teaching experience is a plus.
  • Other requirements specific to the discipline
  • Experience with computerized administrative systems. Proficient with the use of standard office applications on personal computers.
  • Ability to read, understand, interpret and implement accreditation criteria and state agency regulations.
  • Ability to resolve inquiries and complaints from employees, students, regulatory agencies, or members of the academic or business community.
  • Ability to effectively present information to faculty, academic and campus leaders, university leaders, and public groups.


The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. The term "qualified individual with a disability" means an individual with a disability who, with or without reasonable accommodation, can perform the essential functions of the position.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to communicate professionally in person, over the telephone, through email, video conference, and other electronic means, move about the office or school, handle various types of media and equipment, and visually or otherwise identify, observe and assess.

South University is an Equal Opportunity Employer and embraces diversity as a critical step in ensuring employee, student and graduate success. We are committed to building and developing a diverse environment where a variety of ideas, cultures and perspectives can thrive.

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