Benefits of Working at UNCW Want to become a soaring UNCW Seahawk and work at one of the best universities on the East Coast? Want to put your toes in the sand after a day of work? The University of North Carolina Wilmington offers a wonderfully vibrant university community along with a beautiful location just miles from the beach.
Employees of UNCW are provided a comprehensive benefits package as well as other programs, resources, policies, and practices that help to support a work/life balance. Our programs have been designed to provide a variety of choices to best fit your needs and the needs of your family. Full time employees are eligible for dental, vision and health insurance plans. Health insurance benefit plans eligibility begins on the first of the month following date of hire. Retirement plan contributions begin on the eligibility date following election and include employer contributions for either a defined contribution or a defined benefit plan. Optional disability plans are also available.
Full time employees are also eligible for the tuition waiver program which covers the cost of tuition and fees for up to three (3) undergraduate or graduate courses per academic year at UNCW or any other university within the UNC System. In addition, UNCW covers the cost of tuition and fees for one UNCW course each summer session.
As a full time employee, UNCW also offers a free membership to the Campus Recreation Center, free vaccine and booster shots offered on campus, meditation and yoga sessions, voluntary supplemental insurance coverages, pretax flexible spending accounts, 12 paid holidays, 24 hours of paid community service leave time, paid vacation and sick leave accrual and family medical leave after 12 months of continuous service.
Brief Summary of Work for this Position The Associate Director for Administration is part of a collaborative School of Nursing (SON) Leadership Team. Reporting to the Director of SON and Irwin Belk Distinguished Professor, the Associate Director serves as the primary liaison to the College’s Business Core Service Team and the Academic Affairs Operations Team. The Associate Director for Administration serves as a key counselor to the School Director and provides school-level leadership, management, and oversight of the general administrative operation of the SON. The School of Nursing operations include human resources, budget planning, marketing, teaching and learning software, technology contracts, and facilities. The Associate Director ensures operational effectiveness that will allow the School to grow and fulfill its mission.
This position is open to those who qualify as one the following ranks and can be credentialed at the appointed rank in the School of Nursing:
Tenured Associate Professor
Clinical Associate Professor
Clinical Assistant Professor
Rank appointment is dependent on education and qualifications relative to the university, college, and school standards and will be determined by academic leadership in accordance with faculty handbook, policies, and procedures. Return to faculty rights will be commensurate with assigned rank.
This position will be expected to relocate to North Carolina and maintain a campus presence as part of the School of Nursing faculty.
Minimum Education and Experience Requirements Qualifications must include a doctoral degree in either nursing or a related field. All degrees must be received from appropriately accredited institutions.
Preferred Education, Knowledge, Skills & Experience Preference will be given to those who possess the following:
2 years of successful administrative experience in an academic unit
Strong organizational and communication skills
Ability to build strong relationships with internal and external constituents
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
Experience with the development and management of new programs/initiatives
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) within the College of Health and Human Services (CHHS) at the University of North Carolina Wilmington (UNCW) has an outstanding legacy of serving the people of southeastern North Carolina through education, scholarship, and service. The SON is dedicated to excellence in the development of healthcare professionals through in-depth education, professional partnerships, applied research, regional engagement, and community outreach and impact. The SON is a National League of Nursing Center of Excellence in Nursing Education, specifically in the area of promoting the pedagogical expertise of faculty. The SON is located in 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 the 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 and certificate programs:
BS in Nursing (Prelicensure, RN-BSN, *Accelerated – pending NCBON approval)
MS in Nursing (Nurse Educator)
Nurse Educator Certificate
BSN to DNP (Family Nurse Practitioner, Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner)
MSN to DNP (Nurse Executive Leadership and Post-APRN concentrations)
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. The SON has over 80 full-time faculty and employs over 60 part-time faculty per semester.
College/School Information The College of Health and Human Services 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.
Special Notes to Applicants This position will remain open until filled. Consideration will be given to applications received on or by November 27, 2023.
EEO Statement At the University of North Carolina at Wilmington (UNCW), our culture reflects our values of inclusion, diversity, globalization, ethics and integrity and innovation and we are committed to providing equality of educational and employment opportunity for all persons without regard to race, sex (such as gender, gender identity, marital status, childbirth, and pregnancy), age, color, national origin (including ethnicity), religion, disability, sexual orientation, political affiliation, veteran status, military service member status, genetic information, or relationship to other university constituents – except where sex, age, or ability represent bona fide educational or occupational qualifications or where marital status is a statutorily established eligibility criterion for State funded employee benefit programs. UNCW believes that embracing the unique contributions of our faculty, staff and students is critical to our success and paramount in being recognized for our global mindset.
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