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Posting Number 201200035P
Position Number 201200032PD
Job Description

Reporting to the Provost, the Dean of the Mervyn M. Dymally School of Nursing (MMDSON) serves as the senior academic and administrative officer of the school, and provides the vision and leadership necessary for setting and achieving strategic, regulatory, and financial outcomes that reflect CDU’s commitment to excellence. The Dean is responsible for managing all school operations, including academic planning and program development, national and state regulatory bodies/agencies, faculty and staff performance, budgeting and resource development, and implementation of academic and administrative policies. The preferred candidate is a visionary and compassionate leader with strong communication skills, a passion for inter-professional collaboration, and a strong commitment to shared governance. The candidate will have a distinguished record of academic program administration and accreditation, innovative scholarship and teaching, a keen awareness of new directions in nursing education, research and healthcare delivery, data driven and data informed management, and demonstrated ability to manage a comprehensive budget and expand program resources through sponsored research, philanthropy, and community outreach.

Required Qualifications

BSN or MSN from a regionally accredited institution is also required.
• Eligible for appointment at the rank of Professor in the School of Nursing.
• Licensed as a Registered Nurse or eligible for licensure as Registered Nurse in California.

Minimum Requirements

• Knowledge of nursing educational program administration.
• Knowledge of the principals and practices of nursing, including nursing guidelines set for the Board of Registered Nursing
• Knowledge of compliance requirements and challenges facing academic nursing programs.
• Knowledge of curriculum development.
• Knowledge of teaching and clinical practice in the nursing field.
• Knowledge of current developments, trends, and complexities within nursing and the healthcare industry.
• Knowledge of health-related education in a global economy.
• Ability to recruit for and market an education program.
• Ability to develop a strategic plan.
• Demonstrated commitment to serve in underserved communities.
• Demonstrated leadership in teaching, research, and public service.
• Demonstrate a willingness to perform and a commitment to extra-curricular responsibilities on behalf of the department, school, and University.
• Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
• Knowledge of development, implementation, assessment and mentoring student-centered programs.

• Assigning and scheduling work activities.
• Monitoring workloads/levels.
• Performance counseling/coaching.
• Planning and evaluating performance.
• Providing on-the-job training.
• Reviewing and checking work.
• Hiring new employees.
• Determining salary actions.
• Disciplining/terminating employees.
• Promoting/demoting employees.
• Mentoring faculty and staff.

Preferred Qualifications

• Doctorate in Nursing or related Health Sciences; Ph.D., preferred.

• Two years in a post-licensure nursing program, preferred.

Physical Demands

• The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.
• Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
• Occasional stooping. Frequent standing. Constant walking, sitting, climbing, reaching high/low levels, finger movement, feeling, speaking clearly, hearing conversationally, and seeing far and near.

Essential Duties

Academic Program Administration and Accreditation

• Provide leadership for all program accreditation and regulatory agency efforts and relationships. Lead the development of self studies, prepare the institution for visits, and act as the liaison between program accreditors and licensing boards with the various academic and business units of the institution.

• Monitor adherence to federal and state laws governing nursing education, and ensure that the school maintains accreditation, licensing board, and other professional and regulatory standards necessary to maintain a rigorous, competitive nursing program. Assure continued approval of the California Board of Registered Nursing (BRN) for pre-licensure programs and clinical placements.

• Design, administer and ensure excellent quality academic programs that are congruent with the standards of the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) and in alignment with the Essentials of Baccalaureate, Master’s, and Doctoral Education for Professional Nursing Practice.

• Monitor current trends and issues and disseminate information pertaining to health care, the nursing profession, and higher education. Promote external relations with professional organizations, and maintain professional knowledge and relationships by attending educational workshops, reviewing professional publications, establishing personal and professional networks, and participating in professional societies and regulatory proceedings.

Program Growth and Resource Management

• Diversify academic degree and certificate programs and expand student enrollment. Exercise leadership in the development and maintenance of new programs and program expansion. Collaborate with other stakeholders across the university to develop and rollout new programs including on-line education, research mentoring, and clinical programs.

• Recruit and retain faculty and staff, and secure the resources necessary for achieving the strategic goals and objectives of the school. Increase research activities and grow the school’s externally-funded research portfolio, and its prominence within the nursing science and clinical practice communities.

• Provide leadership for the development and management of campus clinic for the purpose of ensuring faculty practice and in furtherance of student education.

• Lead school development efforts and support annual and capital fundraising efforts of the university. Cultivate and solicit individual donors, foundations and corporations, and ensure that school campaign priorities are consistent with those of the university.

• Oversee the financial management of the school. With input from faculty, prepare, present, and administer the budgets of the school for both academic and administrative operations. Manage resource utilization, and prepare recommendations and support evidence-based decisions concerning budgets, facilities, and personnel needs and resources.

Student Success and Well-Being

• In partnership with faculty, develop student learning outcomes, and direct and indirect measures to assess and improve the quality of academic programs. Establish architecture for outcomes assessments and evaluation rubrics. Collaborate with other colleges to create standards for gathering and interpreting assessment data.

• Enhance and support strategies that lead to trust and increase participation and engagement in leadership and shared governance. Ensure processes that encourage students’ pride in MMDSON and CDU. Support a system of conflict resolution that enables successful internal problem solving.

• Ensure a positive student culture that integrates rigorous individual and collaborative academic achievement and professional support. Strengthen programs with innovative delivery models, and meet the needs of students, including those of working adults.

• Ensure comprehensive and effective student support from admission to graduation. Provide services required to maintain the highest levels of student achievement and retention without compromising the integrity of the educational process. Support strategies to enhance student success while preparing them for careers in nursing professions.

• Coordinates standardized testing including ordering and distribution of materials, overseeing exams, and evaluating effectiveness of curriculum. Monitor student success including, student persistence, graduation rates, first time NCLEX-RN pass rates and student satisfaction. Accountable for development and implementation of action plans to address any areas not meeting internal or external standards.

• Directs student advisement system to assure the effective monitoring of student retention, remediation, and success. Serves as resource person, mentor and policy interpreter for students experiencing difficulties not resolved with an instructor or advisor.

Visionary and Compassionate Leadership

• Develop a clear identity and provide strategic leadership for the school consistent with the profession of nursing and the mission, vision, and values of the university.

• Recruit, retain and engage excellent/highest quality faculty members, enhance their career development, and empower them to participate in school governance. Promote quality, innovation, and scholarship in nursing education and practice, and evaluate faculty members for appointment and advancement.

• Mentor and support the professional development of faculty in teaching, research and service activities. Provide leadership in faculty development by assessing needs, designing, implementing, and evaluating a comprehensive faculty development program to assist faculty through the changing stages and phases of an academic and professional practice career.

• Create and maintain a culture of transparency, trust, mutual respect, enthusiasm, and promote personal and professional growth. Supervise and evaluate all faculty and staff, and provide instructions, guidance, and counsel to faculty and staff for improving performance and for resolving problems at the school level.

• Ensure integration of the school into overall University mission, culture, and plan.

Community Partnerships and Collaborations

• Initiate and sustain strategic partnerships and collaborations with higher education, community, healthcare, and government entities in Los Angeles and surrounding communities, to support and promote the mission of the school and university.

• Serve as the primary advocate and spokesperson for the school. Communicate effectively with external stakeholders including clinical site partners, advisory boards, health care providers, and the public at large, and participate in civic activities related to the improvement of nursing education and health care.

• Secure and oversee the coordination of clinical rotations in collaboration with faculty to ensure all student cohorts have timely and appropriate sites available throughout the academic year. Establish strategic partnerships with health care facilities, nursing associations, and employment agencies to provide nursing educators and students with learning, professional development, and employment opportunities.

• Direct outreach activities and serve as a principal representative in relations with local external constituencies, including advisory boards, alumni, legislators, media, community leaders, business and professional organizations.


• The ability to perform highly detailed work with sustained attention and care while providing/obtaining information on numerous inquiries is paramount to success in this position.
• Ability to interpret metadata to make data driven and data informed decisions.

Mental Demands

• The mental demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.
• Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
• Frequent work on a variety of unrelated tasks. Constant calculating interrupted work, work on a variety of interrelated tasks, and use of sustained concentration, reasoning, judgment, resourcefulness, analytical ability, and ingenuity.

Work Environment

• The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.
• Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
• Occasionally required to work in confined space.

Special Requirements

• Ability to work effectively with a diverse community.

Job Code 1083
FLSA Exempt
Grade SMP - 10
Number of Vacancies 1

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Charles R. Drew University is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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