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The School of Nursing Dean's Office has an outstanding opportunity for a Academic Services Director. Under the general direction of the Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, this position directs the Student and Academic Services unit to support admissions, student services, clinical education, faculty, and curriculum. Additionally, this position leads policy development and interpretation related to student services and curriculum.
The organizational structure of the SoN at the University of Washington includes strategic, operational, and tactical functions. The strategic level represents the Dean and other senior leadership (faculty council and administration). Central support to the School is provided by 7 units within the Office of the Dean: Finance & Administration; Human Resources; Learning and Information Technologies; Office of Nursing Research; Continuing Nursing Education; Student and Academic Services; and Advancement. The three academic departments include Biobehavioral Nursing and Health Systems, Family and Child Nursing, and Psychosocial and Community Health. This position is a critical member of the UW SoN team, building and enhancing effective working relationships with UW SoN administration, staff & faculty, clinical agencies, and partners within the UW as well as in the greater Seattle community. Additionally, this position supervises ~ 16 classified, professional, temporary, and student staff. This position also fosters community relationships and trust between the School and its applicants as well as the School and its student body.
The UW SoN is one of the nation's top-ranked nursing schools in the country and a national and international leader in improving the health and well-being of individuals, families and communities through education, research and service. It is also one of the top schools in nursing research funding from the NIH and other sponsoring institutions. This position represents the UW and the SoN to local, domestic, and international applicants, as well as students, alumni, faculty, and clinical partners. By strengthening the School's student and academic affairs structure and performance, this position plays a key role in supporting the on-going mission and strategic plan of the School of Nursing and the University's Y2D2 process.
POLICY DEVELOPMENT, ANALYSIS, AND OVERSIGHT:
Establish policies and procedures that allow the School to provide excellent, sustainable customer service.
Streamline business operations, and direct faculty and staff activity related to enrollment and student services.
Work with related University offices and serve on University committees and work groups to advise and implement strategic enrollment and administrative goals across the campus.
Assess need for and develop/revise School policies/memoranda related to students and curriculum.
Collaborate with the Associate Dean for Academic Affairs and Assistant Deans, School Administrators, Departmental Administrators, and Department Chairs toward development, implementation, and evaluation of effective and coordinated School administration, including but not limited to recruitment, enrollment, retention, progression, and graduation policies and procedures.
Oversee analysis of enrollment objectives across programs and degrees; policy assessment and development; negotiation of interagency relationships with clinical partners; complex program and student data analysis/reporting of curricular trends relating to admissions, retention and program support.
FACULTY AND CURRICULAR SERVICES:
Interpret, serve as consultant, and work with faculty/staff on complex State, University, and
School policy issues relative to faculty, students, and curriculum (e.g., program implementation, student grievances, etc.)
Analyze and interpret student and program data and prepare verbal and written analysis reports to School and University administrators and faculty.
Facilitate changes in curriculum and/or policy to maximize program effectiveness and efficiency.
Participate in SoN's national and state accreditation processes, including preparing data and written reports.
Oversee negotiations of the School's clinical affiliation agreements and development of innovative partnerships with external agencies.
Create accessible and efficient support mechanisms for faculty affairs and development, teaching; student discipline; diversity awareness; curriculum development and evaluation; course scheduling; implementation of School initiatives; compliance with policy; and evaluation of student performance using the School's Essential Qualifications/Behaviors for Students.
Provide leadership of all non-academic student-related functions including admission, scholarship support, student records, and student affairs; manage staff in each area.
Work closely with the Associate Dean for Academic Affairs in areas of student compliance, risk and legal activities related to clinical placements and contracts, and academic policy and student progression.
Oversee use of the student information systems to maximize efficiency and accuracy and reduce operational redundancies.
Serve as the primary advocate for the SoN on university issues related to enrollment objectives and student services.
Provide support for the Administrator of Program Operations with scholarship processes and distribution as it applies to the mission and enrollment goals of the school.
Supervise academic budgets decision-making with the Administrator of Program Operations and the Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, including budget maintenance, and submission of proposals to secure federal funding for student support.
Oversee compliance with FERPA, HIPAA, Occupational Safety and Health Administration, University, and Washington State requirements for student privacy, educational records management, RN licensure, CPR certification, and federally-excluded provider checks.
Provide oversight and guidance as needed to the Administrator of Program Operations regarding management of affiliations agreements and memorandum of understanding documents for student clinical and capstone placements (e.g., blood borne pathogen policies; risk management pertaining to student educational participation; and criminal history background checks by outside vendors.)
Provide leadership to 16+ Student and Academic Services personnel (professional, classified staff, temporary, and student employees). Student and staff advocacy is an integral focus of the leadership component of this role; effectively supporting members of the unit while strategically assessing the big picture to see how the unit's individuals contribute to the overall success of the team and the School.
Provide team building and support to encourage staff to excel and develop their roles.
Manage hiring, training, assessing, and disciplining employees.
Assess individual and teams' workloads, making necessary adjustments as needed.
Ensure that job descriptions are up-to-date and that personnel are participating in training and continued development sessions.
Assess staffing levels on an ongoing basis and ensure that unit is able to respond to work responsibilities nimbly, responsibly, and sustainably.
Provide oversight and guidance as needed for data service that meets the needs of the School and SAS.
Exercise independent management authority and exemplify broad discretion in working with faculty, staff, students, the general public, financial contributors to the school, corporate recruiters, and various offices on campus.
Serve as SAS Health Sciences Liaison, implementing Health Sciences policies related to immunizations, clinical site contracts, building access cards, and student health insurance.
Proven leadership; student and staff advocacy, and ability to work with faculty on complex policy issues; working effectively to support staff members of the unit and look effectively at the big picture to see how individuals contribute to the overall success of the team and the school.
Perform other duties as required to support the ongoing mission and strategic plans of the School.
Ensure that student orientation and convocation events for students are well organized. Improve on processes to streamline production time and staff timelines as needed.
Directs student and academic services, admissions, curriculum support and policy assessment & development for Student and Academic Services to serve ~600 enrolled students; 600-800 applicants, 4 coordinating committees, and 100+ faculty
Manage hiring, training, performance evaluation, and corrective action of over 7+ professional, classified, temporary and student employees.
Assess individual and teams workload and make necessary adjustments as needed.
Ensure that job descriptions are up-to-date and ensure that personnel are participating in training and continued development sessions.
Assess staffing levels on an ongoing basis and ensure that unit is able to respond to work responsibilities in a nimble and responsible fashion.
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