Executive Director, Continuing Nursing Education

 •  Harborview Medical Center Seattle, WA

5 - 7 years experience  •  Healthcare IT

Salary depends on experience
Posted on 12/13/17
5 - 7 years experience
Healthcare IT
Salary depends on experience
Posted on 12/13/17

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The University of Washington (UW) is proud to be one of the nation’s premier educational and research institutions. Our people are the most important asset in our pursuit of achieving excellence in education, research, and community service. Our staff not only enjoys outstanding benefits and professional growth opportunities, but also an environment noted for diversity, community involvement, intellectual excitement, artistic pursuits, and natural beauty. 

Continuing Nursing Education (CNE) has an outstanding opportunity for an Executive Director. This individual provides strategic leadership and oversight of all facets of the operations of the self-sustaining UW Continuing Nursing Education unit (UWCNE) within the UW School of Nursing, including strategic planning, fiscal and operational oversight, ANCC accreditation, and assuring compliance with all relevant applicable laws, regulations and policies.  

In addition, this individual will oversee the management of all CNE personnel and will provide strategic leadership and oversight of the planning, evaluation and implementation of the UWCNE curriculum, which includes onsite conferences, online offerings and hybrid (onsite/online) courses.  He or she will also advise and participate in long-range strategic planning with School of Nursing senior administrators and will work to develop and sustain strong partnerships with clinical and community agencypartners and leaders. 

DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES 

1)     Provide overall strategic leadership and oversee all facets of the operations of UWCNE. 
a)     Serve as the SoN administrator responsible for ensuring that UWCNE maintains accreditation by appropriate state and national accrediting and legislative bodies including ANCC, the California Board of Registered Nursing, the Washington State Board of Education, Washington State Department of Social and Health Services (DSHS) and the Wound Ostomy and Continence Nurses Society (WOCN). WOCN is the accrediting body responsible for the WMEP course. 
b)     Lead, mentor and oversee the work of the Lead Nurse Planner and additional staff to carry out the work of UWCNE in compliance with ANCC criteria. 
c)     Develop and implement policies for UWCNE in line with SoN, UW and ANCC accreditation guidelines. 
d)     Oversee development and maintenance of agreements with other UW CE programs (e.g., Continuing Medical Education, Geriatric Education Center, etc.) to provide offerings that meet ANCC accreditation standards and UWCNE policies and procedures. 
e)     Direct the strategic allocation of resources that support and enhance the organizational structure and financial viability of UWCNE including human, material and financial resources. 
f)     Work with CNE staff to secure educational grants and other sources of funding to support new continuing education initiatives and to ensure financial sustainability. 
g)     Develop CNE budget policies and procedures and ensure compliance with the UW regulations and standards. 
h)     Provide strategic oversight of course fees and discounts. 
i)     Negotiate MOU’s and agreements for CNE as appropriate. 
j)     Oversee all facilities related decisions, including agreements for the CNE headquarters as well as facilities agreements for CNE conferences and courses. 
k)     Collaborate with the Executive Dean and other senior administrators of the School of Nursing as appropriate, build and develop ongoing relationships and partnerships with clinical and community agency leaders. 
l)     Regularly inform the Executive Dean of the School of Nursing and the Associate Dean of Academic 
Affairs on personnel issues, budgetary status and program planning and implementation, as well as other relevant strategic issues.  Provide comprehensive strategic plans to the Executive Dean and ADAA in full consideration of long-term financial implications of all decisions. 

2)     Lead, mentor, and oversee the management of all CNE personnel. 
a)      Facilitate the position control process, get approval for salary levels and oversee the CNE staff in the area of HR resources. 
b)     Assign workload and resolve conflicts as they occur. 
c)     Work closely with each staff member to update position responsibilities where/as appropriate. 
d)     Recommend staff training and approve staff education requests. 
e)     Provide org chart to the Dean’s office on a quarterly basis.  


3)    Oversee the planning, evaluation and implementation of the UWCNE curriculum. 
a)     Oversee conferences and courses, giving welcome remarks on behalf of the School of Nursing and introducing speakers to the audience in the absence of theLead Nurse Planner. 
b)     Oversee the transition of onsite conferences to online courses working closely with the CNE staff to determine the cost effectiveness in transitioning a conference. 
c)     Oversee co-sponsorship arrangements with outside agencies and organizations. 
d)     Consult with individuals from other University of Washington programs and non-university agencies and organizations requesting help with policies, procedures and assorted questions about offering continuing education conferences.  
e)     Communicate effectively with a wide variety of people both within and outside the University and promote collegial relationships and positive public relations for theUWCNE program and the School of Nursing.  
f)     Oversee the CNE Advisory Committee members and promote CNE offerings to those community leaders. 

4)     Promote CNE and the SON to community agencies and build lasting relationships with community leaders. 
a)     Advise and collaborate on strategic planning for CNE and other professional development initiatives with the faculty of SoN, administrators and other nursing community leaders. 
b)     Initiate, develop and foster productive relationships with community and clinical partner representatives for the benefit of CNE as well as the School of Nursing. 
c)     Collaborate with other SoN administrators to help coordinate and support the public image of the School of Nursing in relation to continuing education and career-long learning initiatives, as well as possible community partnerships across a range including healthcare organizations, foundations, corporations, etc. 

This position reports to the Associate Dean of Academic Affairs with dotted line reporting to the Executive Dean of the School of Nursing. 

This position supervises the Lead Nurse Planner, Director of Public Information and Web Development, Director of Specialty Programs, the Registration Manager and Program Support Supervisor and the other CNE staff members. 

QUALIFICATIONS 

Education:      
Master’s degree in nursing, health, education, business or a related field required. 

Required Work Experience: 
•     Five or more years of demonstrably successful experience in fiscal, supervisory and strategic management of continuing education, self-sustaining and/or for-profit programs. 
•     Demonstrated experience and effectiveness in outreach with community and health care organizations. 
•     Proven leadership and communication skills, including effective public speaking and writing skills.   
•     Demonstrated experience in building and maintaining effective working relationships and addressing complex and sensitive administrative issues.  
•     Demonstrated ability to write grant proposals and secure supplemental funding. 
•     Demonstrated capacity for innovation and creativity, business acumen, administrative judgment and effective problem solving.REQUIREMENTS:Required Education:      
Master’s degree in nursing, health, education, business or a related field required. 

Required Work Experience: 
•     Five or more years of demonstrably successful experience in fiscal, supervisory and strategic 
management of continuing education, self-sustaining and/or for-profit programs. 
•     Demonstrated experience and effectiveness in outreach with community and health care 
organizations. 
•     Proven leadership and communication skills, including effective public speaking and writing 
skills.   
•     Demonstrated experience in building and maintaining effective working relationships and addressing 
complex and sensitive administrative issues.  
•     Demonstrated ability to write grant proposals and secure supplemental funding. 
•     Demonstrated capacity for innovation and creativity, business acumen, administrative judgment and 
effective problem solving.

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