The Associate Director for Administration is part of a collaborative School Leadership Team. Reporting to the Director of the School of Nursing (SON) and Irwin Belk Distinguished Professor, the Associate Director serves as the primary liaison to the College Business Services Team and Academic Affairs Operations Team. The Associate Director for Administration provides school-level leadership, management, and oversight of the general administrative operation of SON in concert with the School Director. The Associate Director oversees the human resources, budget planning, marketing, teaching, and learning software and technology contracts, and facilities for the School. The Associate Director for Administration serves as a key counselor for the School Director and helps the School Director ensure the success of SON through ensuring operational effectiveness within the School that will allow SON to grow and fulfill its mission.
Minimum Education and Experience Requirements Qualifications must include a master’s and doctoral degree in either nursing and or related field, with a baccalaureate degree in nursing, a current RN License in NC, or eligibility for licensure in NC is expected as part of the hiring process. The successful applicant must qualify for appointment at the rank of Associate Professor/Professor in either tenure track or clinical practice track.
This position will be expected to relocate to North Carolina and maintain a campus presence as part of the School of Nursing faculty and is required to have an earned doctorate in either nursing or related field.
This position will demonstrate a potential for success in an administrative role within a large academic unit. This position requires strong organizational skills, verbal and non-verbal communication skills, successful history of strong interpersonal skills and professional relationship building, and specific experience with the administration of academic degree programs, faculty, and staff development within an academic unit, and/or general administration of an academic unit; demonstrated success in an established program of research and scholarship, and an exemplary record of professional service
a minimum of 2 years of successful administrative experience in an academic unit
experience with the development and management of new programs/initiatives
experience with teaching/research
experience championing new initiatives with faculty and staff
experience working across and collaborating with an administrative leadership team
Primary Purpose of Organizational Unit The School of Nursing (SON) has an outstanding legacy of serving the people of southeastern N.C. through education, scholarship, and service. The SON is dedicated to excellence in the development of health care professionals through in-depth education, professional partnerships, applied research, regional engagement and community outreach and impact.
The SON is located McNeill Hall, a state-of-the-art facility that includes offices, classrooms, a large lecture hall, computer laboratories, student success areas and learning commons, and the Simulation Learning Center.
The Simulation Learning Center uses high, medium, and low fidelity human patient simulators as teaching and learning tools for nursing education. Through the use of simulation, we strive to create a realistic environment and a powerful learning experience that promotes cognitive, affective, physical and social development of the student as well as the incorporation of inter-professional collaborative experiences for students across the degree programs in the College.
The SON offers the following degree programs:
BS in Nursing (Prelicensure, RN-BSN online)
MS in Nursing (Family Nurse Practitioner, Nurse Educator)
Post-Master’s Certificate in Family Nurse Practice
BSN to DNP program with two tracks:
Family nurse practitioner
Psychiatric/mental health nurse practitioner
Post MS to DNP program with two tracks:
BS in Clinical Research
Post- Baccalaureate Certificate in Clinical Research Operations
MS in Clinical Research and Product Development
Over 2,500 undergraduate and nearly 600 graduate students are enrolled in programs within the SON. Currently, the SON has 80 full-time faculty. The SON’s online bachelor’s degree in nursing program is ranked 7th among 2019’s “Best Online BSN Degrees” by US News and World Report.
College/School Information The College of Health and Human Services (CHHS) was created in July 2010 to provide UNCW with a new mechanism to link and focus its health-related research, professional continuing education, and health knowledge dissemination and application. In the formative stage of development, the CHHS is currently home to three professional schools: School of Health and Applied Human Sciences, School of Nursing, and School of Social Work. The College seeks to be nationally recognized for its inter-professional and collaborative approach to enhancing the health and quality of life of individuals, families, and communities in southeastern North Carolina and beyond. This is an outstanding opportunity to join a leadership team that values interprofessional collaboration, community engagement and impact, and implementation science. The faculty, staff and students of the CHHS are committed to the pursuit of excellence and seek a leader that can facilitate continued positive momentum that has been developed over a proud history at UNCW.
University Information The University of North Carolina Wilmington, the state’s coastal university, is dedicated to the integration of teaching, mentoring, research and service. Widely acknowledged for its world-class faculty and staff and continuously recognized at a national level for scholarly excellence and affordability, UNCW offers a powerful academic experience that stimulates creative inquiry and critical thinking and a community rich in diversity, inclusion and global perspectives.
A public institution with nearly 18,000 students, UNCW offers a full range of baccalaureate- and graduate-level programs, as well as doctoral degrees in educational leadership, marine biology, nursing practice and psychology; and many distance learning options, including clinical research, an accelerated RN-to-BSN program, an Executive M.B.A. program structured for working professionals, and the nation’s only bachelor’s degree program focused on coastal engineering.
The university’s efforts to advance research and scholarly activities have earned UNCW the elevated designation of “Doctoral Universities: High Research Activity” institution (R2 University) by the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education.
UNCW has been part of the University of North Carolina System since 1969.
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