Aspen Group, Inc is an education technology holding company that leverages its infrastructure and expertise to allow its two universities, Aspen University and United States University, to deliver on the vision of making college affordable again.
Aspen University is currently seeking a full-time Assistant Dean in Phoenix, AZ.
Reporting to the Dean of the School of Nursing & Health Sciences, the Assistant Dean, BSN-PL Program provides academic leadership, supervision, management, and support to the CCNE-accredited BSN Pre-licensure program at its various site locations. The Assistant Dean provides leadership by fostering quality educational experiences in accordance with the mission and goals of the university. The Assistant Dean oversees strategic goals for the program and works closely with the program directors at all sites in scheduling, planning, recruiting and onboarding faculty, troubleshooting, and maintaining readiness for regulatory and accreditation activities. The Assistant Dean provides leadership for the assessment, evaluation, and continuous quality improvement of the BSN Pre-licensure curriculum. The Assistant Dean ensures that the BSN Pre-licensure program is in compliance with all regulatory and accreditation requirements with regards to its faculty, processes, students, and curricula, as well as its persistence, retention, and graduation rates and NCLEX pass rates
- Provides academic leadership, supervision, support and mentoring to BSN Pre-licensure program directors.
- Plans and executes program initiatives to establish and maintain a high-quality program and state specific curriculum where required.
- Develops and implements BSN Pre-licensure-specific operational policies, practices and procedures to govern the smooth operation of the program by its various sites/personnel and fosters adherence to them by staff and faculty.
- Oversees faculty and staff recruitment processes for BSN Pre-licensure sites to ensure appropriate and timely faculty and administrative staffing by site; assists the BSN Pre-licensure program directors with the recruitment and management of faculty and staff at the various sites as needed.
- Oversees the analysis of outcome measurement data to demonstrate program effectiveness and to foster program improvement initiatives; ensures programmatic data dialogues and the development of assessment reports; ensures acceptable persistence, retention, and graduation rates and NCLEX pass rates for BSN Pre-licensure program students. Assistant Dean, BSN-PL Programs October, 2020
- Fosters a safe, open dialogue for a collaborative working environment among BSN Pre-licensure faculty and administrative staff.
- Maintains a strong, supportive and collaborative relationship with university administrators, faculty, staff, and students to facilitate an inclusive learning environment for a diverse student body.
- Implements and enforces the policies and procedures that govern faculty outlined in the Faculty Handbook.
- Ensures the individual state-specific Clinical Handbooks reflect the most current information available for the site.
- Oversees the BSN Pre-licensure state-specific advisory committees.
- Collaborates with the Dean of the School of Arts & Sciences to ensure the preparedness of preprofessional nursing students to meet the rigors of the BSN Pre-licensure Core.
- Collaborates with the Office of Accreditation, Regulatory Compliance, and Institutional Effectiveness to ensure full accreditation and regulatory compliance by the BSN Pre-licensure program across all sites.
- Collaborates with the Office of Faculty Services and Scholarship to ensure BSN Pre-licensure faculty training needs and requirements are addressed.
- Evaluates BSN Pre-licensure program directors annually.
- Participates in university leadership and departmental meetings as required.
Qualifications and Education Requirements:
- PhD or EdD, preferably in Higher Education Administration or Leadership, or DNP degree required.
- Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) degree from an accredited institution required.
- Active, unencumbered RN Licensure, preferably multi-state.
- Minimum five (5) years of related Nursing Director leadership, management and supervisory experience.
- Minimum two (2) years of related experience in overseeing online pre-licensure BSN programs with significant ground components.
- Minimum three (3) years of related experience in teaching nursing didactic and/or clinical courses in a post-secondary institution.
- Previous experience in nursing programmatic accreditation processes and preparation.
- Demonstrated ability to work with faculty, staff, and students of diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural and ethnic backgrounds.
- Ability to successfully manage multiple tasks in a timely manner within a fast-paced environment.
- Ability to think strategically and prioritize effectively.
- Ability to travel as needed.
- Strong communication and interpersonal skills, and a high level of professional integrity.
- Strong time management and organizational skills in a dynamic, constantly changing environment.
- Working knowledge of program assessment and strategic planning strategies.
- Working knowledge of academic nursing program curricula.
- Preferred record of active involvement in scholarship related to nursing programs.
- Preferred familiarity with Microsoft Office and/or Google Office Suites, Tableau data visualization D2L Learning Management System, and Project Concert; and Watermark products.
At Aspen Group, we embrace diversity, we support it, we celebrate it and we thrive on it for the benefit of our employees and our community. We are committed to building a team that represents a variety of backgrounds, perspectives, and skills. Aspen Group is proud to be an equal employment workplace and an affirmative action employer.
Job Type: Full-time
- Dental insurance
- Health insurance
- Referral program
- Relocation assistance
- Tuition reimbursement
- Vision insurance
- Online pre-licensure: 2 years (Preferred)
- Nursing Leadership: 5 years (Preferred)
- RN (multi-state) (Preferred)
- Yes, temporarily due to COVID-19