SMU-Open Rank, Regular Pre-licensure Academic Director (Sacramento Campus)
**Who we are:** Samuel Merritt
University graduates improve health outcomes and reduce disparities for all
members of our communities. We have spent more than a century preparing
outstanding healthcare professionals through immersive learning and community
engagement, and are deeply committed to transforming healthcare through
diversity and inclusion. At the School of Nursing, we are at the forefront
of educational innovation in theory and practice to prepare highly competent
professional nursing leaders who are engaged in the advancement of nursing
practice and the improvement of health for diverse populations/peoples. Our
motto is education plus compassion which we proudly demonstrate in the ways
that we serve our students, faculty, staff, and in our local communities.
**Join a team of dedicated educators:** Our faculty are known for their passion for growing the nursing vocation.
With this passion, we strive to awaken curiosity in our students and instill
lifelong learning.Congruent with our
values, we work hard to inspire service and leadership in our students. The
position combines **teaching, scholarship**
and **service.** We define teaching as creating environments that facilitate
student learning and the attainment of expected outcomes at the course and
program levels.Faculty has ownership
for the development, implementation, evaluation and revision of the curricula
within the School of Nursing which are designed to prepare graduates to provide
nursing care in a dynamic health care environment. Service implies the use of
academic and professional expertise to serve the University, the nursing
profession and the community. Service consists of meaningful activities that
promote the image, mission or strategic priorities of the University, the
well-being of relevant individuals or groups among the community of interest or
the professional growth of faculty. Scholarship reflects activities resulting
in the production, reorganization/refinement, dissemination or creation of
works that advance knowledge in nursing.
**Position Summary:** The
Academic Director, Pre-licensure Programs, for the Sacramento campus is a
regular ranked faculty member of the School of Nursing responsible for
planning, implementing and evaluating academic offerings for the ABSN and ELMSN
pre-licensure programs, support faculty, and teaching students in classrooms
and/or clinical settings.Supervises the
Sacramento campus based ABSN and ELMSN pre-licensure program faculty. The position reports to the Associate
Dean, Pre-licensure and Undergraduate Programs and may supervise student
workers, as necessary.
**Major Areas of responsibilitiesinclude but not limited to:**
Campus Academic Operations
+ Incollaboration with the Campus Operations Manager and Pre-licensure Clinical Coordinator,create annual planning calendars and course schedules
+ Createcourse schedules each term and submit to Registrar’s office (copies to ABSNChair; ELMSN Director; Associate Dean)
+ Ensurecompliance with university and school of nursing policies and procedures
+ Recommendchanges in university and school of nursing policies and procedures, as needed
+ Authorreports ( _e.g._ contribute to Regentsreports, newsletters, and accreditation reports)
+ Responsiblefor ELMSN pre-licensure, and ABSN budgets for the Sacramento Campus
+ Coordinatedates, deadlines, submissions and returns of materials from other departmentsincluding, but not limited to, Registrar, Admissions, Bookstore, and StudentAffairs
+ Supportstudents by communicating library and student services needs/concerns to theappropriate person(s)
+ Ensurethat individuals are selected for class representative, school of nursingcommittees, and university-wide committees, as requested
+ Responsiblefor communicating facilities issues to the appropriate person(s)
+ Participatein the planning, implementation, and evaluation of the Sacramento Campus
+ Collaboratewith the HSSC for support for simulation and skills lab activities
+ Collaboratewith student services and program directors; participate in the ELMSN and ABSNinformation sessions, open houses and similar events to market program; assignother faculty when unable to participate
+ Collaboratewith program chair/director and faculty in the admission process to ensurecohort classes are filled and a healthy waitlist maintained
+ Communicatepertinent information to office of registrar, admissions, and ESS regardingcohort size, start/end dates, and orientation dates
+ Coordinatestudents’ orientation
+ Assignstudents to a faculty advisor
+ Ensureacademic/psychological/social support for students is available, as needed
+ Advocate for disputeresolution prior to escalation to a formal grievance process
+ Communicateissues regarding student performance to program administrators on an ongoingbasis
+ Interfacewith graduate program directors, as appropriate
+ Inconjunction with the Manager of Faculty Recruitment and Pre-licensure Clinical Coordinator,identify instructional needs and recruit full time and adjunct faculty for ABSNand ELMSN pre-licensure programs for the Sacramento campus
+ Collaboratewith Pre-licensure Clinical Coordinator to hireand assign courses to adjunct faculty
+ Incollaboration with the Manager of Faculty Recruitment, coordinate interviewsfor full time faculty candidates with the Sacramento campus faculty andfacilitate additional interviews with Oakland personnel/ search committees, asnecessary
+ Collaboratewith faculty in the assignment of courses, classrooms, and labs
+ FacilitateSacramento campus faculty meetings and communications
+ FacilitateSacramento campus faculty participation in ELMSN and ABSN program facultymeetings and school of nursing faculty meetings
+ Inconjunction withSacramento Campus faculty, implementand evaluate the approved ABSN and ELMSN curriculum and all courses; facilitateand communicate Sacramento Campusfaculty recommendations for curricular changes as appropriate
+ Ensurefaculty submit grades, return badges, complete student clinical evaluations,etc. directly after courses completion
Administration of Clinical Sites
+ Collaboratewith Pre-licensure Clinical Coordinator to evaluate clinical sites and recruit,hire, orient, and evaluate clinical faculty
+ Collaboratewith Pre-licensure Clinical Coordinator to maintain positive relationships withexisting and potential clinical agencies in order to procure and executeclinical placements
+ Teachesin area of expertise.
+ Createsa dynamic, learner centered environment that uses a variety of teaching methodsthat support the diverse learning needs of the student population and that arebased on educational theory, and evidence-based teaching and clinicalpractices.
+ Modelsreflective and critical thinking and serves as a coach and mentor for students;confers with them on their progress and assists them in the development oflearning plans to facilitate successful achievement of course objectives.
+ Maintains andenhances competence in subjects being taught.
+ Confers withcolleagues to assure the integrity of the courses across programs and thecurriculum as a whole;
+ Prepares andreviews written examinations, papers, and student projects; supervisesindependent study projects as needed, and evaluates learner performance in boththe classroom and clinical settings.
+ Notifies CourseManager of at-risk students or unusual occurrences.
+ Supervises orteaches clinical rotations as needed in acute, community and laboratorysettings as well as internship/preceptorship courses.
+ Documents studentprogress on appropriate forms.
+ Otherduties as assigned.
+ Drawon extant literature to design evidence-based teaching and evaluationpractices.
+ Exhibita spirit of inquiry about teaching and learning, student development, evaluationmethods, and other aspects of the faculty role.
+ Demonstratequalities of a scholar: integrity, courage, perseverance, vitality andcreativity.
+ Designand implement scholarly activities as agreed upon with his/her evaluator.
+ Engagein scholarly activities reflecting dissemination and professional peer review.
+ Participate inFaculty Organization meetings
+ Participate inSchool of Nursing Faculty meetings
+ Participate inUniversity or School committees as needed
+ Provide service tothe profession and the community
+ Participate inUniversity and SoN events as specified in University and SON attendanceexpectations.
**Minimum Qualifications & Requirements**
**Education & Experience**
+ Earned masters required, doctorate in nursing or a related field from an accredited institution of higher learning, preferred
+ Teaching experience of diverse students at the baccalaureate or higher degree level, preferred
+ Rank is commensurate with qualifications and experience
+ Unencumbered California registered nurse license or eligible for licensure in California
+ Experience working with leadership in healthcare and academic institutions and community organizations, preferred
+ Experience with faculty and staff development, preferred
+ Excellent written and oral communication
+ Read and write clear documents
+ Function effectively as a member of a team and independently
+ Effective leadership and critical thinking skills
+ Excellent organizational and operational skills
+ Effective project planning, implementation, and evaluation skills
+ Create and sustain a culture of respect, cooperation, and innovation among faculty and students
+ Express or exchange ideas by means of the spoken word in person or on the telephone
+ Receive detailed information through verbal and written communication
+ Travel to relevant campuses and meetings, as required
+ Model appropriate ethical and professional behaviors, as well as expert communication skills
+ Embrace mission, vision, and values of the program, school of nursing, and university
+ Have a clear vision for aligning the safety and quality with student learning activities
The University has an institution-wide commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion. We strive to build a welcoming and supportive campus environment, and acknowledge that diversity is an educational imperative to achieve excellence.
**Primary Location:** California, Greater Sacramento Area, Sacramento
**Organization:** Samuel Merritt University
**Employee Status:** Regular
**Employee Referral Bonus:** No
**Position Status:** Exempt
**Job Shift:** Day
**Shift Hours:** 8 Hour Shift
**Days of the Week Scheduled:** Monday-Friday
**Weekend Requirements:** Other
**Schedule:** Full Time
**Hrs Per 2wk Pay Period:** 80
All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, marital status, sexual orientation, registered domestic partner status, sex, gender, gender identity or expression, ancestry, national origin (including possession of a driver's license issued to individuals who did not present proof of authorized presence in the U.S.), age, medical condition, physical or mental disability, military or protected veteran status, political affiliation, pregnancy or perceived pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding or related medical condition, genetic information or any other characteristic made unlawful by local, state, or federal law, ordinance or regulation. External hires must pass a background check/drug screening. Qualified applicants with arrest and/or conviction records will be considered for employment in a manner consistent with Federal, state, and local laws, including but not limited to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance.
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