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Alliant International University
  • Position Number: 2776465
  • Location: Phoenix, CA
  • Position Type: Deans - Health

Dean, School of Health Sciences - AZ

Alliant International University is a professional practice University committed to excellence in four areas: Education for Professional Practice, Scholarship, Multicultural and International Competence and Community Engagement. The University provides students with the highest quality of education through excellence and innovation in academic scholarship, applied training and research, and community service, particularly to underserved populations. Through its Mission, the University's goal is to equip students with the competencies they need to provide public benefit and make an impact in their communities by addressing major contemporary social issues. Core competencies of the University's training programs include cultural diversity, which is infused in courses and field placements and is manifest in the diversity of its students, faculty.

Our Mission:
Alliant International University prepares students for professional careers of service and leadership, and promotes the discovery and application of knowledge to improve the lives of people in diverse cultures and communities around the world.

Our Vision:
An inclusive world empowered by Alliant alumni.

The Dean of the school of Health Sciences (SHS) under the general direction of the Provost and Senior Vice President, Academic Affairs, is responsible for the oversight of the school's Master's and Bachelor's level Nursing programs and related health sciences programs. The Dean provides inspirational, innovative, and enterprising leadership in the strategic development of the School to assure the relevancy and high quality of academic programs, and to support strong student outcomes and achievement, faculty mentorship, new program development and growth, streamlined operations, recognition of the Alliant International University/SHS brand, and high levels of faculty and student morale and satisfaction.

Responsibilities include school-wide and system-wide academic planning, faculty recruitment, retention, and development, budget development and management, supervision of program directors, student success and the quality of the academic programs and certificates. The Dean is an integral part of the University leadership team and works to foster a quality learning community. The position requires knowledge of the degrees and disciplines in health sciences, as well as familiarity with nursing training at the graduate and undergraduate levels.

Duties & Responsibilities:
  • Academic Responsibilities: Provide oversight of all academic aspects of the SHS including:
    • Oversight of academic curriculum.
    • Oversight of school efforts to provide a curriculum that incorporate the skills and training to address the needs of diverse populations in the community.
    • Oversight to support academic success for students from a diverse set of backgrounds and experiences.
    • Oversight of school-wide policy and procedures including admissions, curriculum, institutional aid, grading, etc.
    • Compliance with WSCUC guidelines and regulations.
    • Compliance with CCNE, ACEN, NLU, CNEA and other requisite speciality accreditation guidelines.
    • Assessment of educational effectiveness.
    • Management of the school budget.
  • Governance and Planning:
    • Provide leadership regarding the strategic direction of SHS and its programs:
    • Participate in university governance and planning by serving on the President's Cabinet, Academic Council, and Provost's council.
    • Develop a growth strategy for the School that is synergistically related to and supportive of the strategic operating goals and objectives of the University and its mission, including close collaboration with colleagues from across the University.
  • Academic Leadership and Organizational Administration Experience: Provide academic and organizational leadership, with emphasis on facilitating faculty engagement in:
    • Upholding the mission of SHS as a major academic entity of Alliant International University, a professional practice university;
    • Assuring the highest quality of education and training for students in SHS's professional programs through active support of faculty in the various activities and overall performance;
    • Assuring compliance with, even exceeding, relevant certification and accreditation requirements and standards;
    • Managing and enhancing the resources requisite to the delivery of SHS's programs;
    • Developing strategic planning that advances SHS's overall growth and health moving forward; and
    • Designing innovative curricula, in conjunction with the faculty, to address the changing demands of the profession and the environment in which it operates, including expansion of delivery models and extension into new market segments.
    • In partnership with faculty, develop student learning outcomes, and direct and indirect measures to assess and improve the quality the quality of academic programs. Establish architecture for outcomes assessments and evaluation rubrics. Collaborate with other colleges to create standards for gathering and interpreting assessment data.
  • In partnership with faculty, develop student learning outcomes, and direct and indirect measures to assess and improve the quality of academic programs. Establish architecture of outcomes assessments and evaluation rubrics. Collaborate with other colleges to create standards for gathering and interpreting assessment data.
  • Ensure a positive student culture that integrates rigourous individual and collaborative academic achievement and professional support. Strengthen programs with innovative delivery models, and meet the needs of students, including those of working adults.
  • Facilitiate interdiscipinary and interdepartmental collaboration throughout the Alliant International University system.
  • Oversee Alumni Development.

  • Management Skills
    • Demonstrated abilities to:
      • Plan, organize, direct, and monitor the personnel and administrative activities of SHS Programs:
      • Interpret and apply policies fairly and consistently;
      • Engage in effective short and long-range planning;
      • Bring diverse groups together and build consensus, mobilize others, elicit cooperation and productivity, and build a team;
      • Align SHS goals and objectives to the University's mission;
      • Strong interpersonal and customer serice skills with ability to sucessfully interact with all constituencies and maintain good working relationships;
    • Ability to disseminate information effectively, provide feedback, and foster teamwork, collaboration, and collegiality.
    • Ability to plan, manage, and implement change effectively.
    • Ability to lead and manage projects to agreed deadlines.
    • Ability to analyze complex problems and generate effective and creative solutions.
  • Technical and Professional Skills:
    • Knowledge of the principals of nursing, including nursing guielines of the Arizona State Board of Nursing.
    • Knowledge of graduate eduation and training in nursing as well as current development, trends and complexities within nursing and the healthcare industry.

Minimum Qualifications:

Education: A MSN from an accredited college or university; a Doctorate in Nursing is preferred.

  • Professional practice as a Registered Nurse and/or Nurse practitioner for at least (3) years;
  • Teaching Nursing at the college level for at least one (1) year;
  • 5-10 years of experience and evidence of successful leadership in higher education and management roles;
  • Familiarity with nursing at the graduate and undergraduate levels;
  • Substantial experience as a faculty member and academic administrator;
  • Evidence of effective strategic planning and implementation experience;
  • Experience in facilitating learning;
  • A record of scholarship projectivity;
  • Financial management and budgeting experience

Lincesure, Certifications, etc.: Unencumbered RN licensure in the State of Arizona (or other State NLLC member state); APRN license preferred.

Application Instructions:
  • Please submit a resume/CV and cover letter.

Background Check Requirements:
Employment is contingent upon successful completion of a background check (including criminal, prior employment and education verification). Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the application status of applicants or continued employment of current University employees who apply for the position.

Additional Information:
Anti-Discrimination Policy: Alliant International University prohibits unlawful discrimination, harassment or retaliation in its educational programs, services and activities, and in employment practices, including but not limited to internal promotions, training, opportunities for advancement, terminations, relationships with outside vendors, use of contractors and consultants, and in its admission or access thereto, on the basis of race, ethnicity, national origin or descent, color, creed, religion, sex, age, marital status, disability (including physical, disease, psychiatric or psychological disability), medical condition, pregnancy, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identification or expression, hair style or texture associated with race, or any other characteristics protected by applicable law.

Alliant International University is an Equal Opportunity Employer, committed to ensuring a high quality of education through the diversity of the University community and the curriculum. Women, people of color, people with disabilities and people from other underrepresented groups are encouraged to apply, as we actively seek to increase diversity at all levels. The University will conduct its programs, services and activities consistent with applicable federal, state and local laws, regulations and orders.

Applicants must currently be authorized to work in the United States on a full-time basis. Offers of employment are contingent upon the presentation of documents that demonstrate a person's identity and authorization to work in the United States, which are consistent with the provisions of the Immigration Reform and Control Act.

Applicants with disabilities and applicants who require assistance completing an application may contact Human Resources at or 858-635-4509.

The California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) requires that we provide you with this Notice at Collection for California Employees and Applicants. This notice is about the collection and use of your personal information. We encourage you to read this notice carefully.

Governing legislation: Titles VI and VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Civil Rights Act of 1991, Title IX of the Education Amendments Act of 1972, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, the Age Discrimination Act of 1975, the regulations implementing these statutes, and applicable federal and California law.

Alliant International University is a smoke and tobacco free environment.

Company: Alliant International University, Inc.

Country: United States of America

State/Region: Arizona

City: Phoenix

Postal Code: 85001

Job ID: 193205

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