Hiram College is seeking creative and energetic candidates for the role of Director of Nursing Education. This will be a tenure-track, advanced-rank, twelve-month administrative position with an annual 8-12 credit hour teaching load depending on other duties. The Director of Nursing Education serves as program director and the Chief Nurse Administrator with the authority and responsibilities defined by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) and the Ohio Board of Nursing (OBN) to direct the nursing curriculum and program outcomes.
Hiram has offered a strong B.S.N. program for 14 years. The successful candidate will have the opportunity not only to enhance the undergraduate program but also to review data and build future graduate programs with the School Director and Academic Vice President. The next Director of Nursing Education will continue the strong relationships that the nursing program has with its many partners including Cleveland Clinic, University Hospitals, Akron Children’s, Summa Health, and Trumbull Regional Medical Center. The Director of Nursing Education reports to the Director of the School of Health and Medical Humanities.
It is required applicants hold a doctorate in a nursing discipline (Ph.D., D.N.P., D.N.Sc., etc.) and R.N. licensure or eligibility for R.N. licensure in the State of Ohio. In addition, it is preferred that applicants possess:
- Experience in academic administration;
- Extensive teaching experience in an academic nursing setting;
- Knowledge and experience surrounding the mentoring, development, and evaluation of faculty;
- An in-depth understanding of national accrediting agencies and state oversight boards;
- A willingness to interact with key health partners outside of Hiram College;
- Demonstrated experience in program development, implementation, and evaluation at both the undergraduate and graduate levels; and
- Budget development and financial oversight skills.
Roles and Responsibilities
The successful candidate in this 12-month position will:
- Demonstrate leadership, creativity, and passion for the College, school, and nursing programs;
- Foster a collaborative environment for communication among the faculty, students, and administration;
- Review marketing research regarding graduate nursing programs and work with colleagues to consider which would be the best fit for Hiram College;
- Take a leadership role in the recruitment of nursing students;
- Work collaboratively with regulatory and accrediting agencies in complying with the status requirements for curriculum, faculty, and students;
- Demonstrate strong organizational skills and completion of tasks in a timely manner;
- Establish procedures for continual improvement of nursing administration and academic programs;
- Evaluate the teaching effectiveness of the full time and adjunct faculty and works to assure a dynamic and student-centered class experience;
- Monitor resource allocation and utilization of resources within the academic programs;
- Maintain and grow clinical site relationships for the nursing program and maximizes internal and external relationships on behalf of the program; and
- Coordinate data collection for OBN and CCNE accreditation self studies and facilitate ongoing program evaluation.
Founded in 1850, Hiram College is a liberal arts college with a proud heritage of educational innovation and excellence. Hiram was established in the mid-nineteenth century as a preparatory institution of high grade called the Western Reserve Eclectic Institute. The Institute was founded by the Disciples of Christ and located in Hiram, Ohio, because the founders believed this area of the Western Reserve to be “healthful and free of distractions.” Since the College’s first days, it has been nonsectarian and coeducational, and throughout its existence it has sustained this egalitarian tradition of educating men and women from diverse backgrounds. The institute’s original charter was authorized by the state legislature on March 1, 1850, and modified in 1867 to recognize the institution’s new collegiate rank when it became Hiram College.
As of 2021, traditional student enrollment is 976 with students coming from 35 states and 5 foreign countries. Hiram College is home to 65 full-time faculty of which 88 percent hold a Ph.D. or other terminal degree in their field. 32 academic majors, 38 minors, and 7 pre-professional programs are offered as areas of study. Hiram College also offers dual degree plans with Case Western Reserve University and Washington University in St. Louis and is affiliated with the Washington Center, a Washington D.C.-based independent nonprofit organization, that offers academic seminars and internship opportunities.
Hiram’s 110-acre campus is lined with red brick buildings and located in Hiram, OH. Located three miles from campus is Hiram’s 500+ acre biology field research station. The college also maintains an off-site field station called Northwoods, in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula. It is home to 18 intercollegiate varsity sports for men and women and is a member of the North Coast Athletic Conference in the NCAA’s Division III. Roughly 45% of Hiram undergraduates, including Nursing majors, are student-athletes.
Hiram College educates future nurses to be compassionate caregivers who are clinically competent, ethically grounded and socially and culturally responsible. Hiram nursing students train on campus and off, in facilities and clinical environments that are known to be some of the best in the country.
The B.S.N. nursing program includes both a major in nursing and a minor in biomedical humanities that results in a distinct, academically comprehensive program of study, with the goal of educating a new generation of professional nurses with an education embedded in both the liberal arts and the discipline of nursing. In addition to didactic instruction in the natural sciences, social sciences, humanities, and nursing, the program of study includes laboratory and simulation experiences, and study abroad opportunities. It also includes clinical practicum and role-development experiences in a variety of health care settings, including acute care facilities, community and specialty hospitals, long-term care facilities and ambulatory and community health agencies throughout Northeast Ohio.
The Nursing Search Committee invites nominations, applications (a letter of interest, CV, and the names and contact information of five or more references) or expressions of interest to be submitted to the search firm assisting Hiram College. Review of materials will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. It is preferred, however, that all nominations and applications be submitted to the search firm prior to October 29, 2021. For additional information, please contact:
Jacob Anderson, Principal
Parker Executive Search
Five Concourse Parkway, Suite 2875
Atlanta, GA 30328
(770) 804-1996 x111
Hiram College is an equal opportunity employer committed to excellence through diversity.