Open Posting: Faculty: Director of Nursing
Department: Nursing Program
Classification: Exempt, Full time
MacMurray College is an independent, four-year, residential, baccalaureate college with a strong liberal arts tradition located in the affordable, safe, and stimulating city of Jacksonville, Illinois. For more than 170 years, MacMurray College has been committed to prepare graduates for satisfying and productive professional careers, providing the tools needed for effective leadership and encouraging individual growth throughout one’s education and future endeavors.
MacMurray College invites applications for the position of Director of Nursing. The Director of Nursing is responsible for the operational leadership and strategic planning of the nursing program including, but not limited to, daily operations, organization, administration, general effectiveness, and supervision of the nursing program, as well as future program planning, development, compliance, and accreditation. Tenure status (tenure-track or non-tenure) is to be determined or negotiated with the qualified candidate. All applicants must be highly motivated to work with a diverse population of students and have a commitment to the College’s mission and core values.
Duties and Responsibilities
- Oversees planning, implementation, and evaluation of the nursing program’s budget, curriculum, and resources.
- Assesses the program’s performance and ensures compliance with professional standards and governmental regulations.
- Represents the program and College with external constituencies including clinical coordination and participation in professional meetings.
- Provides leadership to the nursing faculty and staff in achieving the program’s expected outcomes including recruitment, retention, mentoring, and evaluation.
- Collaborates with other departments focusing on student recruitment and success, course scheduling, communications and marketing, library acquisitions, information technology, and institutional advancement.
- Oversees the development, implementation, and evaluation of the program’s policies.
- Plan, schedule, and develop contracts with clinical facilities for the implementation of the curriculum and perform annual reviews and evaluations of all clinical contracts.
- Enhance current knowledge and skills by attending conferences, classes, reading journals and independent study. Maintain active membership in professional nursing organizations.
- Recommend class schedules, instructor and clinical assignments.
- Monitor NCLEX pass rates, evaluate and plan for increased student success.
- Direct, coordinate, and monitor departmental accreditation activities relative to continued approval through the Higher Learning Commission (HLC) and through the Commission of Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE).
- Monitor trends in nursing and nursing education including supply and demand, regulatory issues, and new initiatives.
- Participate in College committees, meetings, and activities.
- Possess and convey a commitment to the value of a career-oriented liberal arts education and the mission of the College.
- Teaches one to two courses each year.
Education and Experience
- Ph.D. in Nursing or a related field from an accredited university/college; or significant progress toward completion of the Ph.D.
- Current Licensure or eligibility to attain licensure as a Registered Nurse in the State of Illinois
- Minimum of three years experience in teaching and clinical nursing practice.
- Minimum of one year experience in an academic administrator as a Director or Assistant Director of a registered nursing education program preferred.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
- Highly organized, detail-oriented, with the ability to consistently multi-task.
- Ability to effectively communicate, both orally and in writing.
- Knowledge and understanding of educational outcomes measures and assessment.
- Strong interpersonal skills and interest in student engagement.
- Demonstrated ability to effectively teach course work.
- Clear commitment to working in an undergraduate liberal arts environment.
- Ability to lead an energetic academic team.
MacMurray College is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply and will receive equal consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, pregnancy, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, physical or mental disability, or covered veteran status. In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and to complete the required employment eligibility verification document form upon hire. The College will not sponsor applicants for work visas. Interested applicants may send a brief cover letter describing your interest in this position, curriculum vitae outlining your qualification for the position, along with your teaching philosophy and contact information including email addresses for three professional references. Any finalist for the position must successfully pass a background screening. Official transcripts will be required of candidates who are interviewed. Applications will be reviewed immediately. All materials should be sent to HR@mac.edu.