University Mission:  Concordia University is a Christian university preparing leaders for the transformation of society.

Department Mission: Concordia University’s Nursing Program builds upon scientific preparation and liberal studies to develop clinical competence and reflective compassion. We strive to prepare nurses who practice evidence based care, promote health, and provide leadership within healthcare organizations and the community.

Concordia University, located in NE Portland, OR, is searching for an Assistant Dean of Nursing to assist in the management of the daily operational needs of the Concordia Nursing Program and, in collaboration with the Associate Dean of Nursing, to provide leadership and programmatic support to all faculty, staff and students in the nursing program. This Individual must demonstrate a collaborative approach to managing teams for the purpose of developing, implementing and evaluating curriculum and student achievement of program outcomes and this role shares supervisory responsibilities for all clinical, lab, simulation, and didactic BSN faculty.

This is a ranked faculty position with an annual renewable administrative appointment.

Full position description and link to online application location located here: https://cu-portland.csod.com/ats/careersite/JobDetails.aspx?site=6&id=736

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

Under the direction of the Associate Dean of Nursing, the Assistant Dean will:

  1. Provide collaborative leadership to the ongoing development, implementation, and evaluation for all tracks of Concordia University’s Bachelor of Science in Nursing Program.
  2. Ensure that Concordia University’s Bachelor of Science in Nursing program meets the requirements and standards of regulatory and accrediting agencies, including, but not limited to, the Oregon State Board of Nursing (OSBN) and the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE).
  3. Provides operational and clinical expertise to the Bachelor of Science in Nursing Program.
  4. Serves on university committees when applicable.
  5. Participates in ongoing professional development activities that facilitate expertise in the areas of administration, teaching and maintenance of nursing competence.
  6. Develops, communicates, and applies nursing program and university policies and procedures.
  7. Acts as a representative of the Nursing program to nursing applicants, students, alumni, potential faculty, clinical partners and the community.
  8. Track, synthesize, and disseminate to stakeholders individual and aggregate student academic outcomes.
  9. Track quality metrics, maintain established benchmarks, initiate and deploy quality improvement strategies when indicated.
  10. Ensure that the Bachelor of Science Nursing curriculum is being implemented according to the CU Nursing Program and University standards.
  11. Contribute to curriculum review, revision, and implementation, according to state and national standards and best practices.
  12. Serves as Nursing Program Administrator in absentia of the Associate Dean of Nursing.
  13. Complete regular review of course evaluations and program evaluations from students and provide recommendations for improvements for faculty, courses, and student experience.

Staff Leadership, Management, and Supervision:

  1. Recruit, select, hire, mentor, coach, supervise, and evaluate nursing faculty and staff.
  2. Provide leadership and mentoring and be a resource for faculty course leads.
  3. Develop and implement professional individual development plans (in collaboration with faculty) related to teaching/learning for FT faculty.
  4. Mentors faculty and oversees professional development plans for faculty and staff. Oversees the allocation of faculty workloads in collaboration with the Associate Dean.
  5. Ensures annual evaluation of faculty and staff and makes recommendations to the Associate/Dean of Nursing for promotion and retention.
  6. Works with the Associate Dean or other college representatives to assure that all faculty and staff are equipped and trained to provide inclusive, equitable education.

Student Support

  1. Assures that students of all backgrounds and experiences are welcomed and approached with an equity lens reflective of professional nursing practice.
  2. Collaborates with faculty, staff, and university and educational partners to recruit, select and retain qualified nursing students.
  3. Manage and facilitate New Student Orientation.
  4. Manage and facilitate academic enrichment and remediation activities including tutoring, review sessions, student success planning, coaching and other services as appropriate.
  5. Identify areas for and participate in continuous improvement processes for student learning opportunities, in collaboration with education partner leaders and faculty.
  6. Ensure validity and reliability (in collaboration with faculty) of all student assessment and evaluation processes.
  7. Advise, coach, and mentor students for academic success.
  8. Provide and monitor (in collaboration with faculty) success plans for students who are struggling to meet competencies.
  9. Facilitate integration of and success planning with standardized testing products (if applicable).
  10. Monitor and promote academic integrity according to CU Nursing and Concordia University policies.
  11. Ensure compliance with ADA requirements, Disability Support Services, and associated reasonable accommodations.
  12. Monitor and evaluate all site associated learning activities to assure compliance with the CU Nursing Program Outcomes and curricular, accreditation, and regulatory standards.


  1. Ensure that clinical affiliation agreements are current, and maintained by the nursing program coordinator.
  2. Collaborate with educational and clinical partner staff to provide optimal student-centered clinical learning opportunities.
  3. Participate as an effective member of clinical and business partner relationships. Model, maintain, and represent to all partners the “one program” culture of the CU Bachelor of Science in Nursing program.
  4. Model and maintain collegial relationships between the nursing program and the university, including, but not limited to, acting as liaison with campus academic programs, departments and administrators.

Minimum Education and Experience Requirements

  • Current licensure as a Registered Nurse in Oregon. Other licenses may be requested after hire.
  • Earned Master’s degree in Nursing. Doctorate in Nursing preferred.
  • 5+ years of clinical nursing experience and nursing educational experience equivalent to associate or full professor status in a nationally accredited institution of higher education.
  • 1+ years of academic nursing leadership experience in higher education.

Minimum Requirements (Knowledge, Skills and Abilities)

  • Must possess and effectively demonstrate strong skills in instructional methods and curriculum design and evidence-based practice.
  • Strong management and leadership skills including but not limited to goal setting, planning, prioritization, organization, implementation and evaluation.
  • Possess and demonstrate exceptional interpersonal and communication skills, both written and verbal.
  • Ability to address issues and concerns with a high degree of constructive problem solving and collegiality while developing and mentoring productive teams
  • Experience and desire to create an academic environment that respects, includes and enhances diversity of thought and promotes effective consideration of alternative points of view.
  • Strong computer and technology skills; proficient in using the Microsoft Office Suite and able to effectively use Blackboard and other applicable technology on a regular basis.
  • Possess and consistently demonstrate exceptional integrity, judgment, positivity, and professionalism.
  • Able to initiate, manage, and demonstrate resilience to change.
  • Maintain a clear, open, and collegial communication style with administrators, faculty members, students, and other constituencies of the University and its partner organizations.
  • Able and willing to work as team member.