The Director of Professional Education for University of Maryland School of Nursing holds an academic administrative and faculty appointment in Partnerships, Professional Education, and Practice. The Director of Professional Education is responsible for providing the strategic direction and leadership of professional educational activities, which involves faculty members from all departments, collaboration across the professional schools at the University and organizational partnerships from health care, educational and community organizations. Address strategic and business development strategies for professional education as well as continually identify new opportunities. Supervisor the overall financial, administrative, program development functions related to the Office of Professional Education. Responsible for maintaining and developing linkages within the School and University's strategic planning goals, lead program design, educational, evaluate/research initiatives. Serve as the lead nurse planner in meeting the standards of ANCC accreditation. The Director of Professional Education and Practice reports directly to the Chair of Partnerships, Professional Education and Practice. As an appointed faculty to UMSON, the director will be responsible to contribute to the tripartite mission of education, research and service.
Responsible for achieving strategic and financial objectives of professional education within the school. Acts as a facilitator in balancing the needs of the school's strategic direction, the University's inter and intra-professional education goals, and the requirements of the profession for lifelong learning.
Responsible for program development and outcomes assessment for all professional educational programming, assuring that this educational programming adds strategic value and supports the leadership position of the school.
Provides general direction and leadership for all aspects of professional education program's administration and functions including assuring maintenance and continuous improvements. This may include professional networking, application of new learning technologies as well as the development of specialized programming to make the content interesting, increase engagement of the learners, and meet the assessed learning needs of the professional nurse and inter-professional education goals.
Assumes the role as the ANCC Lead Nurse Planner for advancing excellence in meeting all ANCC Accreditation Standards for continuing nurse education and preparing annual reports as well as self-studies for re-accreditation process.
Ensure information technology, data development projects, capital equipment planning management as well as general procurement, and operations management are efficient and effective.
Collaborate with faculty from all departments and professional schools on campus as well as with upper level administrators on a regular basis in setting strategic goals/objectives and budgets for mutually agreed upon inter and intra-professional educational functioning.
Foster improvements in policies and procedures for the professional education office. Prepares reports for senior management with analyses and evaluation of identified goals and outcome; serves as an advisor on business matters and represents the departments as needed.
Oversee speaker and conference faculty recruitment, drawing upon national and international speakers and leaders in the field to bring state of the art content and innovative ideas and delivery to the school and university community.
Directs and manages staff assigned and contractual support to the department and works to achieve high performance in all team functions. Provides leadership and supervision using knowledge and understanding of individual departmental practices. Recruits, trains and evaluates staff to continually review strengths and weaknesses in maintaining a compliment of well-trained, highly involved, and motivated employees.
Maintains and nurtures effective communication and partnerships throughout the campus by conferring with business unit and campus leadership to identify and advance the position of the school as a leader and innovator as well as working collaboratively to strengthen relationships with alumni, regional and national faculty and leader's in the field.
Responsible for achieving financial objectives for the department. Prepares annual department budgets; negotiates, coordinates and administers contracts; approves expenditures; analyzes variances; initiates and enforces corrective actions.
Designs, maintains, and implements departments policies and/or services by establishing standards and procedures; measuring results against standards; making necessary adjustments. Delegates responsibility for records, billing, purchasing, inventory; and payroll for the departments.
Registered Nurse with doctoral degree and additional consideration to certification in education, program design, program development, and project management.
Five (5) years of clinical, administrative or educational nursing practice that demonstrated progressively broader organizational leadership and program management functions.
Professional licensure or eligibility in the state of Maryland to practice as a professional nurse.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Knowledge of best practices in professional development, continuing education, and adult learning designs and approaches.
Ability to establish goals, structures, and processes necessary to implement a mission and strategic vision.
Leadership, coaching and team building skills to strengthen and cultivate relationships.
Ability to respond to the unique needs presented by supporting the strategic plan of the School of Nursing and campus strategic initiatives.
Strategic and analytical thinking skills with an ability to solve problems and make decisions.
Ability to network and interact, as well as support effective partnerships with key groups and individuals using a consultative approach to resolve issues.
Ability to prioritize ongoing and new projects, as well as conduct research and gather information.
Skill in continuously seeking to improve the quality of services and processes through consultation and change management skills.
Advanced knowledge of budget and financial accounting processes.
Advanced skill in relevant PC/electronic educational applications.
Excellent oral and written communication; interpersonal skills.
Organization: School of Nursing - Strategic Partnerships & Initiatives
Job Posting: Sep 19, 2019
Internal Number: 134441
About University of Maryland, Baltimore
The University of Maryland, Baltimore (UMB) is the State's public health, law and human services university devoted to excellence in professional and graduate education, research, patient care, and public service. As a diverse community of outstanding faculty, staff and students, and using state-of-the-art technological support, we educate leaders in health care delivery, biomedical science, global health, social work and the law. We emphasize interdisciplinary education and research in an atmosphere that explicitly values civility, diversity, collaboration, teamwork and accountability. By conducting internationally recognized research to cure disease and to improve the health, social functioning and just treatment of the people we serve, we foster economic development in the City, State, and nation. We are committed to ensuring that the knowledge we generate provides maximum benefit to society and directly enhances our various communities.