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Director of Nursing

Mitchell College
Job Location:
New London

Mitchell College is building on its long history of making education more accessible by pioneering an approach that is flexible, strength-based, and interest driven. Our ability-based approach to learning focuses on teaching adaptability through a core academic discipline curriculum, which provides multiple opportunities for students to apply skills in different learning and professional contexts.

To keep this model innovative, vibrant, and responsive to students’ interests, we need faculty and staff who are experienced in building cross-disciplinary collaborations. This revolutionary approach to learning ensures students learn the adaptive skills they need to live life well, both professionally and personally.

Mitchell College is in the process of establishing a BSN program and seeks to hire its inaugural Director of Nursing. The Director of Nursing is responsible for providing administrative and strategic direction for nursing education at Mitchell College. The Director of Nursing must lead the nursing program through significant growth initiatives, including professional accreditation. The Director of Nursing has overall planning, administrative, budgetary, and management oversight responsibility for the Nursing program. As a member of the College faculty, the Director also attends a variety of internal and external meetings and participates in committee work.

Responsibilities and Duties:

The Director of Nursing shall have the authority, accountability, and responsibility for all aspects of the program including but not limited to:

Lead strategic planning and assessment, in collaboration with academic administration and the nursing community advisory board, and other stakeholders.

  • Articulate program identity and goals, and their alignment with mission, learning goals, and strategic plan goals and objectives
  • Lead strategic planning and develop and implement strategic action plan for the program, including new modes of program delivery.
  • Coordinate routine program assessment and follow-through
  • Review, evaluate, revise nursing program curriculum

Increase the program’s visibility and reputation in the region.

  • Develop community partnerships that will benefit the program, including cooperative ventures, and clinical placements. 
  • Work with nursing community advisory board to develop and maintain a strong network of support and communication 
  • Pursue grant opportunities in collaboration with community agencies and projects

Participate in admissions of new students into the program.

  • Communicate promptly with prospective students
  • Communicate promptly with applicants
  • Work with enrollment managers to review and make decisions on student applications

Coordinate advising for current nursing students.

  • Assist in choice of semester’s courses
  • Monitor student progress through the program
  • Review and act upon academic petitions
  • Address student issues and complaints

Market the nursing program.

  • Consult with designees to develop effective marketing strategies and effective marketing materials
  • Maintain and update program website
  • Coordinate and supervise all faculty teaching in the program.
  • Review and make decisions about part-time faculty applications 
  • Monitor and provide feedback to part-time faculty
  • Develop, review, revise job descriptions as needed

Coordinate and supervise nursing peer tutors

Work on College Advancement initiatives as assigned.

Communicate with the CT Department of Public Health to meet all requirements.

Conduct faculty evaluations

  • Hire, orient, and evaluate full-time nursing faculty
  • Collaborate with Faculty reappointment and promotion committee
  • Monitor, provide feedback, and provide ongoing professional development to nursing faculty
  • Develop, review, revise job descriptions as needed

Participate in College activities, initiatives, and committees

Required Education and Experience:

  • Master’s degree in nursing and conferred PhD or DNP degree.
  • Unencumbered and current Registered Nurse (RN) license to practice in Connecticut with nursing practice experience for at least five years. 
  • Demonstrated satisfactory experience teaching in an RN program for at least two years.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills; ability to work with students and scholars from diverse cultural backgrounds.
  • Knowledge of issues and trends in nursing education.
  • Experience in community relations/cultivating partnerships.
  • Demonstrated good judgment and commitment to program excellence.
  • Interest in understanding and supporting the mission of the College.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Three or more years of leadership experience at the college level, including the supervision of staff and faculty.
  • Publications, journal reviews, and involvement in the profession.
  • Working knowledge of student information systems. 

Physical requirements:

Primary functions require sufficient physical ability and mobility to work in an office setting; to stand or sit for prolonged periods of time; to occasionally stoop, bend, kneel, crouch, reach, and twist; to lift, carry, push, and/or pull light to moderate amounts of weight; to operate office equipment requiring repetitive hand movement and fine coordination including use of a computer keyboard; to travel to other office locations and to verbally communicate to exchange information.

Mitchell is committed to the broader community through building strong, creative and cooperative partnerships. Located on a beautiful waterfront campus in historic New London, CT, it is also home to championship NCAA Division III athletics and the Duquès Academic Success Center which includes the renowned Bentsen Learning Center.

Mitchell College is an Affirmative Action-Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, ancestry, political affiliation, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, disability and genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization or other non-merit factors.

Anticipated start date is November 1, 2024. A cover letter and resume with references is required. Applications will be considered as they are received.

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