Assistant Director of Simulation Education/Accelerated Bachelor of Science in Nursing (ABSN) Program

POSITION SUMMARY 

The Assistant Director of Simulation Education/ABSN Program will be charged with oversight of program implementation and delivery for all didactic (online), lab, and clinical experiences at distant sites, working in collaboration with the AVP of Adult & Online Operations and Strategic Partnerships,  the Dean/Sr. Director of the College of Nursing and nursing faculty as a whole. This position will serve as the academic liaison for the ABSN program and will coordinate simulation education for the BSN program. This position supports the College of Nursing objectives of providing consistently high quality educational programs at all sites. This position will require work at the Austin Main Campus and off-site locations. 

POSITION FUNCTIONS

  • Simulation Education: Manage simulation scheduling on Main Campus. Ongoing faculty training and development in simulation education. Supervision and evaluation of Systems Operations Specialist (SOS) Technician. Responsible for maintaining the budget to support simulation supplies, equipment and other expenses for delivery of simulation education. Coordinate with ABSN Simulation Coordinator to ensure consistency across simulation development, implementation, policies and procedures.
  • Academics: Work with ABSN site teams to address site-specific situations and concerns that relate to curriculum and teaching.   Collaborate with the College of Nursing Dean and faculty to ensure the curriculum is consistent at all site locations.  Assist site faculty in the understanding and interpretation of curriculum and departmental policies.  Interact directly with students as needed to elicit feedback, promote effective communication with the faculty, and hear first level student concerns.
  • Leadership: Work in conjunction with full-time nursing faculty and ABSN program leadership to interview and recommend qualified candidates for site faculty and staff positions. Evaluate lab and clinical faculty and make recommendations concerning reappointment.  Collaborate with the ABSN Clinical Faculty Coordinator and Director of Nursing Academic Services (DNAS) to support all site faculty/staff in meeting University expectations concerning curriculum and teaching.
  • Communication: Design and support process improvements that enhance the quality and effectiveness of communication across ABSN sites. Evaluate policy needs and communication strategies to enable effective and timely responses to communication and operational issues to ensure resolution. Work in conjunction with the College of Nursing to review and develop programmatic policies as needed.  Collaborate with the Site Director and Director of Nursing Academic Services (DNAS) concerning student orientation, course registration, career counseling, academic progress and degree completion requirements.  Maintain an active and effective liaison with faculty and staff at the sites
  • Strategic Planning:   Participate in the School of Nursing strategic planning process and contribute to the achievement of institutional goals and objectives related to on-line and distance programs.  Participate in program evaluation.  Assist in the process of compiling program data for accreditation and other official constituents. Participate in program meetings as needed.
  • External Representation: Attend and participate in events as needed to promote the ABSN program. Develop external professional relationships to enhance opportunities for nursing program expansion.  Serve as a liaison for communication among University departments and personnel at the clinical site.  Work cooperatively with all site nursing directors and nurse designees of health care partners as appropriate.  Represent the program to internal and external constituencies. 
  • All other duties as assigned 

POSITION REQUIREMENTS 

  • Master’s Degree in Nursing.  Earned Doctoral degree preferred.
  • Eligible for licensure as a Registered Nurse in Texas and ability to secure license within four months of employment.
  • Recent experience in nursing education with skills in professional and strategic development.
  • High level of proficiency in use of technology in nursing education.
  • Recent experience with successful implementation and delivery of online course curriculum.
  • Experience with planning and coordinating simulation education.
  • Administrative background preferred.
  • Strong interpersonal skills along with excellent communication and organizational skills.
  • Ability to work both independently and collaboratively in a team environment to provide project oversight and strategic input.
  • Sound clinical background, analytical ability, good judgment and strong operational focus.
  • Exceptional leadership skills to inspire innovation in nursing education.
  • Ability to work with diverse constituencies
  • Ability to positively influence others to achieve results that are in the best interest of CTX
  • Committed to the mission, vision and ministry of Concordia University Texas and an enthusiastic supporter of Lutheran higher education
  • Teach one class per year. 

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS 

  • May require non-traditional work hours including evening and weekend work
  • Sitting or standing at a computer 5-7 hours per day
  • Some travel required.

BENEFITS/BACKGROUND

Concordia University Texas offers an all-inclusive benefits package to eligible employees. For additional information click here: Benefits

Commitment to the Concordia Mission

Concordia University Texas is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer affiliated with the Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod (LCMS). As a private, faith-based University, employees must be supportive of our mission.  Concordia University Texas empowers students of all backgrounds to lead lives of critical thought, compassionate action and courageous leadership. As a liberal arts university rooted in the Lutheran tradition and affiliated with the Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod, Concordia develops the mind, heart, soul, and body, preparing leaders for lives of service.  To the extent allowed by law, we reserve the right to give preference in employment based upon religion.

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