SUMMARY OF THE JOB:
The Lead Instructor of the School of Nursing is accountable to the Dean for the effective delivery of high-quality education and instruction, to include curriculum instructional development, education leading to industry-recognized certification of students, and dynamic coordination with other Hallmark University departments, all in support of industry partner talent acquisition and development needs. The Lead Instructor serves as an educational resource to students and staff. He/she helps the Dean shape the MFSN to become a preferred provider of graduates to industry business partners, successful in NCLEX examination and promoting Hallmark students from within their organizations.
**This position is not remote and will be required to be onsite.**ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:
- The effort required for the position will be heavily weighted with Administrative Management responsibilities.
- This includes the need to provide classroom facilitation support when an instructor is unexpectedly absent and for temporary ad hoc classroom substitution.
- Responsible for complying with the guidelines and criteria established by the Board of Registered Nursing and ACEN.
- Assists the Dean with nursing faculty recruitment, onboarding, scheduling, and development as well as suggested approaches for improved student recruiting and marketing efforts.
- Supports the Dean to assure that industry partner engagement is active year-long and gauge industry partner interests.
- Assists the Dean in organizing bi-annual PAC meetings.
- Participates in the nursing’s instructional support design and textbook review with SMEs, faculty instructors, and the Course Builders.
- Helps the Dean to develop suggestions for executive review that might improve and streamline University policies, standards, practices, processes, protocols, rules, guidelines, and other directives.
- Improves the production rate of students graduating with appropriate technical skills certifications and other experiential recognitions that are in demand by partner industries in the private, governmental, and non-profit sectors.
- Helps the Dean to responsibly manage the school budgets with special attention to reasonable cost-containment related to student textbooks, other learning resources, school supplies, and faculty instructional costs.
- Helps the Dean to secure the opinions of faculty about the relevance, currency, and adequacy of textbooks and learning resources and other supplies, as well as administrative expectations placed on faculty.
- Maintains current knowledge about experiential learning, industry-demanded skills, technical developments in the field, and in-demand soft skills.
- Supports Hallmark University’s Character Program and the integration of Hallmark Character programs into student class assignments, co-curricular and student club engagements, and in outreach activities, both in-person and virtually.
- Meets with students, as required, and supports the Dean’s efforts for constructive and mutually reinforcing communication among students, faculty, and staff to achieve critical school objectives.
- Provides leadership for program review, including process improvement and program development, systematic assessment of student progress, and learning outcomes.
- Directs and participates in the preparation of a variety of narrative and statistical reports, records, and files related to Nursing and healthcare practice and program accreditation
- Performs other duties as assigned that support the overall objective of the position.
- Remain current with industry standards for the assigned program areas.
- Additional duties as needed and assigned.
- Participate in Hallmark University’s Character Program.
KNOWLEDGE/ SKILLS/ABILITIES and REQUIREMENTS:
- Management, leadership and, teamwork skills.
- Verbal and written communication skills.
- Computer skills.
- Knowledge, skills, and abilities as they apply to the educational, accreditation, and industry standards of the programs were responsible.
- Actively participate in the Student Mentor program.
- Professional attire per University’s policies.
QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE:
- MSN degree with 3 years’ experience in the nursing academic environment
- Minimum two years of experience in nursing education at the Bachelor’s level or above.
- Previous leadership experience.
- Strong interpersonal, organizational, and conflict resolution skills with the ability to interact with all levels: student, faculty, and staff.
- Strong organizational and time management skills.
- Strong customer service orientation.
- Ability to lead, direct, and advise faculty.