Saint Louis University (SLU) (https://www.slu.edu) an international, Catholic, Jesuit university, invites nominations, applications, and expressions of interest for the position of Dean of the Trudy Busch Valentine School of Nursing. The University seeks a mission-oriented leader who will embrace the values of the Jesuit tradition and will work in collaboration with the faculty to provide an inclusive, academically rigorous and ethically sound environment.
The mission of SLU’s Trudy Busch Valentine School of Nursing is education of “the whole person”— mind, body, heart and spirit — within a dynamic, diverse and technological society. The Trudy Busch Valentine School of Nursing, an integral unit of Saint Louis University, seeks to fulfill its mission of education and leadership in the development of nursing as a discipline and profession through teaching, research, practice and service in ways consistent with the Catholic, Jesuit values of the University. The Trudy Busch Valentine School of Nursing acts responsibly by setting priorities and exercising stewardship to assure the best use of its resources.
The School of Nursing was recently renamed in recognition of Trudy Busch Valentine's philanthropic support. Ms. Busch Valentine graduated from Saint Louis University's nursing school in 1980 and has been a member of the Saint Louis University Women's Council since 1990. She joined the School of Nursing Executive Advisory board in 2000, assuming the chairperson role from 2006 to 2015. She was elected to the Saint Louis University Board of Trustees in 2017. An active conservationist and philanthropist, Busch Valentine has volunteered with and donated to numerous community organizations, including Boys Hope/Girls Hope, Edgewood Children's Center, Caring Solutions, Almost Home and Churchill School. She has served on many boards, including MICDS School and the Saint Louis Zoo, and has worked as a volunteer nurse at the Salvation Army Residence for Children, Mercy Hospital and the Visiting Nurse Association Hospice program.
The St. Louis area has a wealth of health care institutions, and the Trudy Busch Valentine School of Nursing collaborates with many of these. Please refer to Appendix A below.
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.
RESPONSIBILITIES OF THEPOSITION The primary responsibilities of this position include but are not limited to:
Interpreting the mission, goals, and philosophy of the Trudy Busch Valentine School of Nursing.
Facilitating an organizational climate and culture consistent with Jesuit values.
Directing affairs of the Trudy Busch Valentine School of Nursing to promote and maintain academic excellence.
Delegating responsibility and authority to associate deans of the Trudy Busch Valentine School, assistant dean for special projects or designee, business manager, recruitment specialist, and others as appropriate.
Representing the Trudy Busch Valentine School of Nursing at executive levels within the University.
Interpreting and implementing University policies that affect and integrate Trudy Busch Valentine School of Nursing policies.
Administering the Trudy Busch Valentine School of Nursing budget: oOverseeing the allocation of all fiscal, capital, and human resources. oAllocating these resources in accordance with set criteria including: faculty salaries, merit increases, and faculty development funds.
Overseeing accreditation activities.
Compiling the annual report for the Trudy Busch Valentine School of Nursing.
Promoting the University affirmative action program; safeguard faculty, staff, and students against unfair practices and discrimination.
Providing leadership for strategic planning and evaluation of outcomes.
Collaborating with the Advancement and Development and the University Alumni Relations divisions for fundraising.
Maintaining an effective relationship with educational, health agencies, and constituents outside the University.
Negotiating contractual agreements with agencies used as clinical laboratories for student experiences, joint appointments, and collaborative practice agreements.
Chairing the Administrative Council, ex-officio member on all Trudy Busch Valentine School of Nursing committees. Overseeing records and reports to boards, accrediting bodies, and administrative offices internal and external to the Trudy Busch Valentine School of Nursing.
Representing the Trudy Busch Valentine School of Nursing at honorary functions.
Ensuring the successful operation of the Trudy Busch Valentine School of Nursing. In addition, the dean carries out the activities expected of ranked faculty.
Earned doctorate in Nursing or a related field.
Registered Nurse (RN) with an active Missouri nursing license, or eligibility for licensure as an RN in Missouri.
Commitment to the Vision, Mission and Values of: oThe Trudy Busch Valentine School of Nursing (https://www.slu.edu/nursing/about/index.php). oThe University (https://www.slu.edu/about/catholic-jesuit-identity/mission.php).
Minimum of five years in academic nursing, including experience in academic nursing administration.
Evidence of an active scholarly agenda and service to the profession.
Strong verbal and written communication skills.
Adept at networking with healthcare leadership on local, regional and state levels.
Knowledge of nursing practice and healthcare systems.
Career performance history of developing and utilizing respectful working relationships that promote diversity and inclusion.
Established record of superior university teaching, scholarship, and distinguished university, professional, and community/public service.
Academic preparation in nursing education and/or nursing administration.
Experience in grant writing and/or grant administration.
Proven ability and affinity for fund raising and resource development.
Administrative leadership, vision and experience in a diverse environment, characterized by collegial management, mentorship, inclusive decision-making, and effective communication skills.
TO APPLY: The executive search firm The Hollander Group has been retained by the University to assist in this recruitment. Applications, comprising cover letter and curriculum vitae, as well as nominations and inquiries should be submitted electronically: via email to email@example.com or via fax to 877.334.0626. Questions may also be directed to telephone to 202.270.8772
Review of submitted materials will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. For full consideration, interested persons are encouraged to apply early.
Saint Louis University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All qualified candidates will receive consideration for the position applied for without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, military/veteran status, or other non-merit factors. We welcome and encourage applications from minorities, women, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities (including disabled veterans). If accommodations are needed for completing the application and/or with the interviewing process, please contact us at 314-977— 5847.
Saint Louis University(SLU) is a private, co-educational Jesuit university located in St. Louis, Missouri, United States. Founded in 1818 by the Most Reverend Louis Guillaume Valentin Dubourg SLU is the oldest university west of the Mississippi River. The University has campuses in St. Louis, Mo. and Madrid, Spain. SLU values academic excellence, life-changing research, compassionate health care, and a strong commitment to faith and service. For nearly 200 years, the University has gone beyond teaching facts and figures, encouraging students to form ideas and identities. Today, SLU students are nearly 14,000 strong. The University has invested vast resources to advance academic programs and enhance the student experience. SLU also is a major research institution where premier researchers tackle local and global challenges. And the University's commitment to community service has earned it national acclaim and bolstered its status as a character-building college.