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      Creighton University - Associate Dean for Phoenix Campus

      Academic Career & Executive Search
      Posted : 2022-09-27

      Academic Career & Executive Search is pleased to assist Creighton University in their search for the campus leader and Associate Dean for the Phoenix campus. 
      This is an exceptional opportunity to lead a highly-resourced and well-supported program in Creighton University’s newest campus, located in Phoenix, Arizona. The Associate Dean will enjoy state-of-the-art facilities in a brand new 195,000 square foot health sciences campus and strong relationships with committed clinical partnerships. The campus boasts pass rates of 96 to 100% with 99% placement rates after 6 months.  
      The Associate Dean for the Phoenix campus, in collaboration with the College of Nursing (CON) main Omaha campus administration, will provide leadership and oversight for effective administration of the Phoenix campus. Responsibilities will include directing Phoenix, AZ on-site activities related to academic policies, personnel policies, curriculum, resources, services, and program evaluation in accordance with policies and procedures of the College of Nursing. The Associate Dean will coordinate outreach efforts in the Phoenix community to facilitate the development of clinical agency relationships, secure clinical contracts, and oversee clinical placements. 
      The Associate Dean will collaborate with appropriate administrative personnel to plan for full- and part-time and specialty faculty hiring needs, will provide data and recommendations regarding budgetary needs, and administer and monitor budget allocated to the Phoenix campus. Responsibilities also include overseeing compilation of data required for accreditation and compliance with Arizona, or other, governmental/regulatory requirements. 
      Creighton University’s Bachelor of Science in Nursing Degree Program in Arizona has been approved by the Arizona State Board of Nursing and the Arizona State Board for Private Postsecondary Education. The baccalaureate degree program in nursing, master’s degree program in nursing, Doctor of Nursing practice program, and post-graduate APRN certificate program at Creighton University are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education. 
      This position reports to the Dean, College of Nursing. 
      Potential candidates are strongly urged to familiarize themselves with Creighton’s mission and founding principles 
      Responsibilities include: - Direct onsite activities related to academic policies, personnel policies, curriculum, resources, services and program evaluation in accordance with policies and procedures of Creighton College of Nursing. 
      - Oversee student recruitment, local student services, clinical placements and/or other learning experiences, and housing needs. 
      - Collaborate effectively with the alliance members and facilitate the program. 
      - Coordinate instructional logistics/services and policies. 
      - In cooperation with the Associate Dean for Academics, Assessment, and Accreditation, follows appropriate evaluation and assessment policies of the College of Nursing related to faculty and students, including overseeing compilation of data required by accreditation, governmental and regulatory bodies. 
      - Assist with the faculty search process including, but not limited to, planning for full-part-time and special faculty hiring needs, collaborating with HR in the search for potential faculty applicants, constituting and orienting search committee members, conducting interviews, and making recommendations to the Dean regarding potential hires. 
      - Assist the appropriate program chair with the performance evaluation of faculty member at a minimum annually to ensure standards are met. 
      - Participate in activities related to governance of Creighton College of Nursing. 
      - Enforce consistent application of Creighton College of Nursing policies. 
      - Provide data and recommendations regarding budgetary needs and administer and monitor budget allocated to the Phoenix campus. 
      - In cooperation with the Assistant Dean for Student Affairs plan, arrange, and coordinate procedures for pre-registration and registration of Phoenix campus students. 
      - In cooperation with the Assistant Dean for Students Affairs, ensure students meet appropriate clinical agency requirements such as criminal background checks, drug screenings, functional abilities and health requirements. 
      - Teach with expectations as noted in the Board of Nursing rules and regulations. 
      - Collaborate with all personnel of CU CON and other representatives of CU to assure quality for the program on the Phoenix campus. 
      Research/Scholarship: - Maintain program of research and scholarly activity consistent with College of Nursing standards for rank. 
      - Participate individual or collaboratively in authoring grant proposals, scholarly presentations, and publications. 
      Service: - Engage in local, state, national and international professional service activities. 
      - Engage in additional responsibilities and committee service as requested by the Dean.
      Evaluation: - The Associate Dean performance evaluation is conducted every three years by the College of Nursing Faculty. 
      - Results of the Associate Dean performance evaluation are included by the Dean in the annual (biennial for tenured faculty) faculty evaluation, and for consideration for continued appointment as Associate Dean. 
      Knowledge, Skills, Abilities: - Exceptional interpersonal skills and the ability to communicate effectively verbally and in writing with multiple and diverse constituencies 
      - Knowledge of business and management principles involved in strategic planning, resource allocation, human resources modeling, leadership technique, and coordination of people and resources 
      - Knowledge of principles and methods for curriculum and training design, teaching and instruction for individuals and groups, and the measurement of training effects 
      - Knowledge of principles and procedures for personnel recruitment, selection, training, compensation and benefits, labor relations and negotiation, and personnel information systems 
      - Outstanding organization, problem-solving, and decision-making abilities. Demonstrated ability to meet deadlines, prioritize multiple tasks, manage projects, and work independently without close supervision 
      - Skilled in using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems 
      - Skilled in selecting and using training/instructional methods and procedures appropriate for the situation when learning or teaching new things 
      - Excellent written/verbal communication, interpersonal, and organizational skills 
      - Strong collaborative/teamwork ability to motivate, and inspire staff at all levels of the organization 
      - Demonstrated experience with strategic and analytical thinking and planning 
      - Experience with planning, forecasting and fiscal management 
      - Demonstrated ability to develop and implement complex plans coordinated with multiple constituencies 
      - Demonstrated experience developing/preparing reports and drafting complex correspondence. Impeccable attention to detail 
      - Experience handling confidential information, must have a track record of discretion in addressing confidential matters and sensitive situations 
      - Ability to remain flexible, optimistic, and effective in a rapidly changing, dynamic environment 
      - Demonstrated commitment to customer service and the ability to create a welcoming, inclusive, positive work environment for people from a variety of backgrounds and communities 
      - Ability to manage, supervise, and develop professional staff 
      - Results oriented 
      - Mission and Service oriented 
      Qualifications: - Earned doctorate in nursing or another related field. 
      - 8 years of work experience in administration in progressively more responsible positions.  
      - A commitment to the Mission of Creighton University and the College of Nursing. 
      - Current unencumbered licensure to practice in Arizona. 
      - Successful undergraduate and graduate teaching experience and previous administrative experience recommended. 
      - High Proficiency in the MS Office Suite to include Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook. 
      Preferred Qualifications: - Experience in an academic setting highly preferred. 
      - Experience in teaching at a baccalaureate or higher degree level in nursing. 
      About Creighton University: 
      Founded in 1878, Creighton is one of 27?Jesuit colleges and universities in the United States. The Society of Jesus—the world’s largest Catholic religious order of priests and brothers—was?founded in the mid-1500s by?St. Ignatius of Loyola.?Creighton University ranks in the top third of?National Universities in?U.S. News & World Report’s?2022 rankings for “Best Colleges.” For a third consecutive year, Creighton returns to the prestigious list of National Universities, recognized for offering a full range of undergraduate majors and master’s and doctoral programs, and for producing groundbreaking?research. 
      A top-ranking National University classification marks an elevation in Creighton’s reputation. For 16 years in a row, Creighton had been recognized as No. 1 in the Midwest category.?View more details. Creighton is also recognized for undergraduate teaching, innovation, and as a best?value?institution. 
      About Creighton University, Phoenix: 
      The formation of the Creighton University Arizona Health Education Alliance was a bold plan to bring Creighton’s well-regarded School of Medicine together with?Dignity Health St. Joseph’s Hospital and Medical Center,?Valleywise Health,?District Medical Group, and?Dignity Health Medical Group?to expand and refine those programs through academic rigor and clinical excellence. 
      The end goal is to create more opportunities for residents and fellows through expanded and new residency and fellowship programs. Creighton University Arizona Health Education Alliance proponents also foresee numerous opportunities for collaborative research, greater medical education funding and healthcare innovation that addresses community needs. 
      Creighton Connection 
      Prior to joining the Creighton University Arizona Health Education Alliance, Creighton University, a Jesuit, Catholic school, had a rich history with St. Joseph’s, which is Phoenix’s first hospital. In 2005, Creighton began sending medical students to St. Joseph’s for one-month rotations. Four years later, the Omaha, Nebraska?based school began sending third- and fourth-year medical students to Phoenix to finish off their academic and clinical training as the first step in creating a Phoenix campus. By 2012, Creighton’s Phoenix Regional Campus was fully functioning and operational. Today, nearly 100 medical students are being trained during their final two years at St. Joseph’s. Some of those students will go on to serve residencies with Creighton University Arizona Health Education Alliance?partners. 
      New Health Sciences Campus 
      In June 2021, Creighton University opened its doors to a seven-story, 180,000 square-foot Health Sciences Campus on the grounds of the iconic Park Central Mall in midtown Phoenix. The campus will house programs in nursing, occupational therapy, physical therapy, pharmacy, medicine, and a physician assistant programs. School officials project 900 students will study there by 2023. The Creighton University Arizona Health Education Alliance will serve as an important partner to the campus, providing optimal clinical and academic learning environments. 
      The announcement has been hailed as a welcomed addition to metro Phoenix’s medical education community. As the nation’s fifth-largest city, Phoenix has only a handful of medical schools, well below cities of similar size. It also lags the national median in the number of physicians per 100,000 population. The campus will provide more opportunities to grow the number of health care professionals throughout the state and beyond. 
      About the Area: 
      Known for its year-round sunshine and warm temperatures, Phoenix anchors a sprawling multicity metro area known as the Valley of the Sun. The metro area has its roots in a rich culture and history dating back to the ancient Anasazi peoples. Modern-day metro Phoenix offers an array of fun and recreation, from a vibrant restaurant scene and storied nightlife found in revitalized?downtown Phoenix,?Old Town Scottsdale?and other locales, to accessible hiking and exploring of?Sonoran desert trails?in every direction. And within an hour or two of driving, you can be amidst towering pine tree forests. So whether you’d rather explore the city’s renowned museums such as the?Heard Museum?or?Phoenix Art Museum, check out desert plant life at the?Desert Botanical Garden, or traipse along?Roosevelt Row’s?many eateries and night spots in central city, you can find it here. Our numerous outdoor venues host food festivals, car shows,?spring training games?and a host of other events year round to give you many options. 
      Learn more about the community in Phoenix. 
      Application Instructions 
      Applications will be reviewed as they are received and should include a cover letter and CV. To be considered, applications must be made through the application link and not emailed. 
      Review will begin upon receipt. Inquiries, referrals, and nominations are treated confidentially and can be sent to Jennifer Muller, Academic Career & Executive Search at [email protected] 
      AAP/EEO Statement: 
      Creighton University is committed to providing a safe and non-discriminatory educational and employment environment. The University admits qualified students, hires qualified employees and accepts patients for treatment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, marital status, national origin, age, disability, citizenship, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, veteran status, or other status protected by law. Its education and employment policies, scholarship and loan programs, and other programs and activities, are administered without unlawful discrimination. Creighton University is an EEO/AA Employer: M/F/Disabled/Vets.