Employment Description

Program Director - Bachelor's of Science in Nursing and Health-Related Programs
Date Posted 01/06/2017
Hiring Status No Longer Accepting Applications
Location Twin Cities Campus
Position Responsibilities

The Graduate School of Health and Human Services at Saint Mary’s University seeks an experienced, dynamic individual to serve as a full-time Program Director to (1) provide leadership for the BS in Nursing program (online, 50% time) and (2) tasks related to developing other healthcare programming at our Minneapolis campus (50% time). The programs encompass policies and accreditation standards set forth by accrediting agencies that include the American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN), the Minnesota State Board of Nursing, and possibly in the future, the Council on Education for Public Health (CEPH).  The Program Director will ensure program vitality and academic quality by balancing administrative, academic, and outreach functions. The Program Director will work within a community of professionals dedicated to providing relevant, rigorous and relational academic experiences for adult learners. She/he will be accountable for overall program administration, faculty and curricular leadership, student advising, professional development, community partnership development, and university service activities.

Essential Skills and Abilities

The ideal candidate will also possess these essential skills and abilities:

  • Excellent communication, organizational, and multi-tasking skills with proven ability to work collaboratively with internal and external stakeholders.  
  • Strong interpersonal skills that will positively impact interactions with adult learners, faculty and other professionals in academic settings, and community partners.  
  • Professional decorum and ethical decision-making.
  The successful candidate must support, respect, and advance the mission of Saint Mary's University as a Lasallian Catholic institution.
Education and Experience

Candidates are required to have a Master’s degree in Nursing (doctoral degree preferred) and experience in public health practice.  The ideal candidate will also have an MPH (Master of Public Health), although applicants without an MPH but with extensive public health experience will be considered.

Also preferred: Experience in higher education, including responsibilities in teaching, program development, and/or administration.

All job offers are contingent upon the successful completion of a criminal background check.

Additional Required Materials Submit cover letter and names and contact information of three professional references.
Application Review Date 02/06/2017
Starting Date 03/06/2017
Contact Susan Jarosak, M.Ed. Assistant Dean
Contact Email sjarosak@smumn.edu
Position Full-time
Contract Length
Other Details / Information
Benefits Full
Work Sponsorship This position is not eligible for work sponsorship
  We encourage members of the protected classes as defined by the federal, state, and municipal law and those persons attracted to a university with a Lasallian Catholic identity to apply.