The Dean is the academic leader and chief administrative officer of the Wegmans School of Nursing. The Dean will be a visionary leader responsible for academic program development and assessment, budget development and supervision, fundraising and financial development, and strategic planning to facilitate the continued growth of the School. The Dean of the Wegmans School of Nursing leads a broad liberal arts and professional program that prepares students to positively impact culturally diverse individuals, families, and communities. The Dean will initiate and strengthen relationships with professional communities for development, enrollment, and scholastic collaborations. The Dean represents the School to the College's senior administration, the Board of Trustees, and other internal and external constituencies. The Dean reports directly to the Provost for all aspects of the operation of the School, including its conduct and development as an instructional, research, and service unit. In carrying out responsibilities, the School Dean may consult advisory bodies within and outside the School, and across the College. The Dean is the senior administrative representative of the School working with officers of the College and is responsible for communicating information concerning programs and policies between officers of the College and Chairs within the School. This is a 12-month, full-time position reporting to the Provost. Rank and salary of the selected individual will be commensurate with background and experience.
The School Dean is expected to:
Oversee all administrative aspects of the School by taking action and achieving desired results consistent with the goals of the School, the mission of the College, and established policies and procedures.
Direct and support the development of curriculum and academic policies to align with accreditation standards.
Promote a culture within the School that facilitates transparency, collegiality, and open communication.
Lead and broaden collaborative initiatives and innovative partnerships that promote positive relationships with other Schools, College departments, students and alumni, faculty, interprofessional colleagues, clinical and community partners, and other external groups.
Support the recruitment and retention of faculty, staff, and students.
Mentor faculty and staff in their professional development and oversee annual performance reviews.
Manage financial affairs of the School to include resource development through external fundraising and encouragement of the pursuit of grants and contracts.
Provide leadership for strategic planning and evaluation of outcomes.
Participate in shared governance and uphold College and School policies and processes.
Represent the School to the College's senior administration, the Board of Trustees, and other internal and external constituencies to articulate the vision of nursing and mental health counseling at St. John Fisher College.
Other duties as assigned
Education / Experience:
An earned doctorate in nursing or a related field.
If the earned doctorate is in a related field, a master's degree in nursing is required.
Registered Nurse (RN) qualifications with an active unencumbered New York nursing license, or eligibility for licensure as a RN in New York.
A history of demonstrated visionary leadership.
Experience in higher education, including evidence of success in academic administration that includes a record of excellent academic program outcomes.
Strong verbal and written communication skills.
A willingness to support the mission, vision, and values of the College.
A career performance history of respectful working relationships with a wide variety of people.
An established record of superior teaching, scholarship, and distinguished professional and community/public service consistent with a tenured appointment.
Competencies / Skills:
Commitment to the values of diversity, equity, and inclusion.
Demonstrated involvement with health care leadership in local, regional, national, and global communities.
Advocate for faculty, staff, and student resources in the context of ongoing expansion and innovation.
Demonstrated experience with innovative projects in teaching health care professionals and curriculum development, especially with alternate delivery methods, online course development, and integrating technology into the curriculum.
Experience with successful grant writing/grant administration.
Commitment to integrated care models and interprofessional education.
Awareness of future trends in practice, health care systems, and higher education.
Supervision of Employees:
Wegmans School of Nursing faculty, staff, administrative staff
Physical and Mental Demands:
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.
Normal sitting, standing, and walking throughout the course of the day.
Periods of extended computer usage.
Ability to critically think and perform amid changing priorities and circumstances.
Maintain a professional attitude and demeanor in difficult situations.
Ability to multitask in a very busy work environment.
Exercise sound judgment.
Maintain a high level of confidentiality.
Special Conditions for Eligibility:
The executive search firm The Hollander Group has been retained by St. John Fisher College to assist in this recruitment. Applications, comprising a cover letter and curriculum vitae, as well as nominations and inquiries should be submitted electronically to: firstname.lastname@example.org. Questions may also be directed by telephone to 202-270-8772.
Sharon Flynn Hollander Executive Vice President and COO The Hollander Group Sharon@thehollandergroup.net 202-270-8772 http://thehollandergroup.net/current_searches.htm
It is the policy of St. John Fisher College to provide Equal Employment Opportunity to all employees and applicants for employment in accordance with the applicable federal, state, and local laws governing non-discrimination in employment in each locality in which the College has employees.
The College does not discriminate against applicants or employees in hiring, promotion, termination or the terms and conditions of employment on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, citizenship, age, disability, marital status, military status, veteran status, predisposing genetic, characteristics or genetic information, arrest or conviction record, status as a victim of domestic violence, or any other characteristic protected by law.
Internal Number: 1790
About St. John Fisher College
St. John Fisher College is an independent, liberal arts institution in the Catholic tradition of American higher education. The College emphasizes liberal learning for students in traditional academic disciplines, as well as for those in more directly career-oriented fields. We are committed to enriching the work, teaching and life experiences for all faculty and staff, in support of the College’s mission. Human Resources is dedicated to providing high quality service with a true sense of personal value for all faculty, staff and their families and consistently meeting or exceeding expectations in all human capital disciplines. Mission: St. John Fisher College is a collaborative community dedicated to teaching, learning, and scholarship in a student-centered educational environment. The College is guided by its liberal arts tradition and its Catholic heritage, as expressed in the motto of its founders, the Basilian Fathers: “teach me goodness, discipline, and knowledge.” Fisher engages individuals in lives of intellectual inquiry, professional integrity, and civic responsibility, where diversity and service to others are valued and practiced.