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Purdue Global Academic Program Head - Houston, School of Nursing (30940)

Purdue University Global (PUG)
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Our Opportunity:

The Academic Program Head will provide support to Purdue University Global's School of Nursing. Building on Purdue University's mission to provide greater access to affordable, high- quality education, Purdue University Global is a public, nonprofit institution offering a world-class education online.

Job Summary:

The Academic Program Head (Program Head) reports to the Associate Dean for Undergraduate Nursing. In collaboration with the Associate Dean, the Program Head serves as the liaison to the state board of nursing, is accountable for student interviews and onboarding, and performs just-in-time service recovery with students, faculty, and key clinical partners. Additionally, the Program Head assists in business development opportunities, clinical site relationship maintenance, and student success data tracking. The Program Head is responsible for the selection, training, assessing and managing of full-time, adjunct faculty, and simulation operation specialist(s) at his/her/their location.

Successful candidates in this role will reside in the Houston, TX area or within a commutable distance. The Academic Program Head is required to be onsite 3 - 4 days per week to manage direct reports, facilitate partnership needs, and continue to ensure quality learning experiences for students.

What to expect in this role:

  • Manage direct reports for the program location (Faculty, Simulation Operations Specialist, NCLEX Mentor, and Clinical Coordinator)
  • Maintain clinical site relationship, to include:
    • Serve as the liaison to the state board of nursing (BON) and attend all BON meetings.
    • Manage all student contracts and compliance, develop and execute the clinical faculty training program and lead the onboarding process with all clinical sites.
    • Develop and maintain key clinical partnerships and partner with the Business Development Management (BDM) team as needed.
  • Ensure quality and relevant learning experiences for students, to include:
    • Implement NCLEX-RN preparation plan developed by the SON
    • Didactic and clinical course monitoring for continuous quality improvement
    • Host nursing success meeting for all admissions once per term


  • Masters Degree in Nursing
  • 3-5 Years's experience in post-secondary education (experience with online instruction is a plus).
  • Certification as a Certified Nurse Educator (CNE) to be obtained within 12 months of hire. Possesses required knowledge of best practice in higher education pedagogy.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Doctoral degree preferred from a regionally accredited institution and certification in their area of specialization.

What we're looking for:

  • Proficiency in the use of Microsoft Office and Google applications and Google
  • Excellent communication, organizational, and time-management skills, with a strong knowledge of the financial implications of managing people, projects, and schedules
  • Ability to work independently in virtual and location-based onsite environments with minimal supervision
  • Ability to work in a multicultural environment across diverse teams, departments, and Schools, communicating professionally with different levels of the organization as well as external stakeholders.
  • Thinks strategically, effectively working with the team to analyze data, implement-data informed, student-centered decisions, and adapt to changing technologies
  • Skill in networking with clinical and business development partners, with the exceptional ability to perform relationship management with healthcare partners, students, and faculty
  • Ability to manage multiple tasks, work with a high level of accuracy, and be effective in a leadership role
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality and discretion at all times.
  • May require occasional travel (approx. 10%) in addition to onsite presence.

Additional Information:

  • The target salary for this position is $100,000.
  • Purdue University Global will not sponsor employment authorization for this position.
  • When applying for an Academic Head position at Purdue University Global you will be asked to provide an unofficial transcript and if hired will be required to provide an official transcript.
  • A background check will be required for employment in this position.
  • FLSA: Exempt (Not Eligible For Overtime)
  • Purdue Global is proud to be an EEO/AA employer. Our goal is to recruit and retain the most talented people from a diverse candidate pool. We celebrate the diversity of thought, backgrounds, and skills necessary to support an inclusive environment. Employment decisions are based on qualifications, merit, and business needs. All individuals are encouraged to apply.


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