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Dean of Nursing

Hartwick College
Oneonta, NY
Closing date
Apr 11, 2024

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Dean of Nursing

Hartwick College, a private, residential liberal arts and sciences college located in the foothills of the Catskills Mountains in Oneonta, New York, seeks a Dean of Nursing who can provide strategic, inclusive, and collaborative leadership of the School of Nursing. This is an in-person, on-campus role.

About Hartwick CollegeA residential liberal arts college enrolling approximately 1,100 full-time undergraduates, Hartwick embraces the teacher-scholar model, with teaching excellence as the first priority, and seeks to recruit, retain and promote a diverse workforce. Through its FlightPath approach, Hartwick delivers a future-focused education that offers a distinctive blend of curricular, co-curricular, real-world and global experiences. And by way of a robust Liberal Arts in Practice general education curriculum, aspires to "be the best at melding liberal arts education with experiential learning." Hartwick operates as a community of learners where there is a very real sense of belonging and connection. By joining the College, you become part of a group of people who work together, share in our successes, and celebrate our accomplishments. All positions at Hartwick contribute to the education and development of students with the opportunity to see the impact on future leaders-what you do at the College really matters.Our beautiful 425-acre campus is located in the scenic Susquehanna River valley in Oneonta, New York-a charming town near the northern foothills of the Catskill Mountains. Hartwick offers health benefits to domestic partners of employees, flexible scheduling, opportunities to engage in athletic and cultural events (concerts, exhibits, and lectures) and tuition benefits for eligible employees and their dependents.About the School of NursingThe new School of Nursing, announced in September 2023, has a long and storied history of leadership, innovation, and service in nursing education. Originally established in 1943 as a U.S. Cadet Nursing Program during World War II, today the undergraduate program has 243 students enrolled and over 1,500 alumni. Hartwick College also announced a new partnership with SUNY Oneonta, the ONE-Hart program that will allow SUNY Oneonta pre-Nursing students to transfer seamlessly into Hartwick's Bachelor of Science in Nursing program after successfully completing their first two years at SUNY Oneonta. In partnership with SUNY Oneonta and the regional Bassett Healthcare Network, Hartwick College has also launched a workforce development initiative, Bassett CARES, which aims to support recent graduates with loan repayment in exchange for full-time employment within the Bassett Healthcare Network.ResponsibilitiesServe as the senior academic officer for the School of Nursing, (reporting directly to the Vice President of Academic Affairs and Provost), performing a pivotal role in academic collaborations across the College.Collaborate with the Office of Academic Affairs, Nursing Chair and Assistant Chair, and Nursing faculty to set strategic priorities, and develop, implement, and evaluate program goals, policies, and services for the School of Nursing that are consistent with the College mission and meet the emerging needs in Nursing and healthcareDesign and implement policies and procedures, recognizing the specific needs of historically marginalized groups, to ensure the academic and professional success of all students, faculty, and staffFoster a culture of innovation through strategic program development, quality improvement and research to expand the nursing program in key focus areas and support faculty in alignment with the agenda of the College and the School of NursingCollaborate with the Office of Academic Affairs, Enrollment Management, and the Office of Strategic Communications to develop marketing and enrollment plans for Nursing programsCreate and maintain the School of Nursing's annual capital and operating budget in collaboration with the VP for AA/Provost within the expectation of financial stewardshipIn collaboration with the Office of Academic Affairs and the Office of Institutional Research & Effectiveness, oversee the preparation and submission of internal and external reports (ex. annual reports to the CCNE and NY State Education Department Office of the Professions)Engage in community outreach; form and sustain lasting professional partnerships with relevant constituents (ex. regional hospitals and health care organizations, educational institutions, public offices and officials)Facilitate cooperative working relationships with clinical placement facilities and establish innovative partnershipsCollaborate with the Registrar on effective scheduling matrix and classroom needs, and approve the finalized schedule of classes and faculty workload assignmentsOversee the recruitment and retention of qualified faculty and support staff who can effectively foster a diverse, equitable, and inclusive learning environment and committed to Hartwick College's mission and core values Mentor new faculty by facilitating their development in the faculty role, and ensure that they have access to available resources to support their success, including professional development opportunitiesCultivate a collegial, collaborative, diverse, equitable, and inclusive environment with faculty, staff, students, administrators, and the communityIncorporate ethical principles into decision making in the role of an academic DeanFoster a spirit of scholarship, inquiry, lifelong learning and innovation for self and othersComplete annual Nursing faculty evaluations and staff performance reviews as required by established College practice to support faculty and staff growth and developmentGuide faculty to assure student support in compliance with American with Disabilities regulations in partnership with other campus officesWork with Nursing faculty and the Office of Academic Affairs to respond to student concernsComply with all applicable College, Federal, State, local and associational regulationsProjects a professional image, demonstrating and communicating respect, caring, trust, compassion and empathy at all timesPerform other job-related duties as assigned

Qualifications: Minimum requirements for this position are an earned doctorate in Nursing from an accredited college or university; a current, unencumbered RN license (or eligibility for an RN license) in New York state; at least 5 years of professional experience in academic Nursing leadership, preferably at the level of Chair or Dean; between 3-5 years of experience teaching in a baccalaureate degree program; and between 3-5 years of professional experience in a clinical Nursing setting. Board certification in Nursing Education is preferred.
Skills and AbilitiesEthics: High moral, ethical, and academic standardsCollaboration: Demonstrated collaborative approach when working with College leadership, departmental colleagues, and internal and external partners. Able to lead in a collaborative manner grounded in transparency and mutual respect, while making prudent, timely, and sometimes difficult decisionsInclusion: Demonstrated ability to foster learning and working environments, teaching practices, and supportive mentoring and coaching that prioritize the recognized and applicable best practices related to diversity, equity, inclusion, and belongingCommunication: An active listener and communicator who is open, honest, culturally sensitive, receptive to different perspectives, and skilled at conflict resolution. Effective at presentations and public speaking with audiences of all backgroundsEmpowering: Committed to setting high standards for faculty, staff, and students and providing supportive coaching to empower their achievement. Ability to recognize and develop individual strengths.Organization: Strong organizational ability and project management skills.
Pay Range: $115,000-130,000

Application ProcessHartwick College prohibits discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation/preference and gender identity/expression and is an Equal Opportunity Employer, committed to broadening "the understanding, awareness, and appreciation of diversity among all members of the Hartwick community." Women, minorities, and other underrepresented groups are especially encouraged to apply. Hartwick College is committed to providing a safe and secure educational and employment environment. Employment at the College is therefore contingent upon a successful background check on every new employee. Candidates to whom an offer of employment is made will be required to sign a Release of Information Form authorizing the College to conduct a thorough background check.Hartwick College is committed to a diverse candidate pool, values an inclusive workforce and workplace environment, and wishes to minimize or eliminate the impact of implicit bias during the search and hiring process.All applicants are asked to submit the following materials with their online applications.A cover letter;A curriculum vitae;A Diversity Statement that addresses how your past and/or potential contributions to diversity will support Hartwick College's Diversity Statement ( names and contact information for three references, with annotation regarding how the reference is related to you and your work (at least one of your references must be from a current and/or previous supervisor) Questions about the position may be directed to Dr. Cherilyn Lacy, Assistant Dean of Faculty, at [email protected]. Preference will be given to applications received by January 22, 2024.

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