Assistant Dean & Director of School of Nursing

  • Touro University California
  • Vallejo, CA, USA
  • Apr 26, 2021
Full time Health Sciences/OT/PT/Kinesiology Nursing Deans & Directors

Job Description


Assistant Dean & Director of School of Nursing

Requisition ID: 2021-7273
Position Type: Full-Time
Schedule Shift: Day
Hours Per Week: 38
Travel: None
Category: Faculty/Academic

The Assistant Dean and Director guides and administers the TUC School of Nursing and serves on the leadership team for the College of Education and Health Sciences (CEHS). The Director provides leadership to develop and implement the School of Nursing (SON) and University policies and procedures for the preparation of professional nurses, The Director plans and implements instructional programs for professional nursing education; plans and administers the budgets of the SON; recommends appointment, retention, and promotion of SON faculty and staff, and represents the School of Nursing in University councils, community professional organizations, and ceremonial functions. The Director also guides all accreditation activities for the School of Nursing for the MSN, DNP and FNP Graduate Certificate programs and evaluates additional areas for possible growth and new programs. Grant writing is key to help secure funds for nursing research and community programs.

1. Strategic Leadership

  • Creating and implementing an innovative strategic plan for the Department of Nursing.
  • Maintaining strong communication practices within the Department and throughout TUC to ensure smooth functioning of all of the department’s academic and administrative programs.
  • Preparing and submitting to the Dean, budgetary proposals for the operations of the department in order to assure adequate resources for fulfilling its mission and goals.
  • Ensuring that the department’s community service responsibilities are met through the participation of the SON students, faculty and staff in service activities.
  • Overseeing and successfully completing the School of Nursing professional accreditation processes.
  • Establishing sound academic and administrative management procedures in order to assure appropriate planning, implementation, and evaluation of all School of Nursing programs and activities.
  • Developing and implementing academic, research, and service policies for the School of Nursing and ensuring the SON compliance of all Touro University and College System (TCUS) policies and procedures.
  • Supporting an internal governance structure through efficient and effective committees within the SON.

2. Academic Planning

  • Developing, implementing, and assessing all academic, research, service, and assessment plans/programs in order to further the mission and goals of the SON, CEHS, and TUC.
  • Establishing committees and groups as necessary to plan and carry out stated administrative policies and academic, research, and service goals.
  • Oversees the implementation of course evaluations and analyzes outcomes in collaboration with course faculty and the curriculum committee.

3. Enrollment Management

  • Working with the TUC admissions team and recruiters to grow enrollment, develop marketing materials, and implement advertising strategies for the department in conjunction with the Dean.
  • Building relationships with community colleges and undergraduate institutions to develop an ongoing admissions pipeline of new students. This includes outreach activities to grow enrollment.
  • Developing and implementing strong retention programs and activities with the faculty and staff to ensure high student retention rates.
  • Coordinating with the SON admissions committee to review and approve admissions requirements and provide high quality student recruitment experiences.

4. Teaching and Scholarly Activity

  • Establishing and fostering a climate within the department that encourages and rewards excellence in teaching, scholarship, research, collaborative education, and service activities.
  • Teaches classes in the SON as needed.

5. Faculty, Staff Appointment and Faculty Promotion

  • Appointing all SON faculty and staff and recommending all faculty promotions to the Dean of the College of Education and Health Sciences.
  • Implementing a long-term plan for professional career/development and professional advising within the college. Serve as mentor for SON faculty, staff, and students.

6. Alumni Affairs, Development, and Advancement

  • Developing and nurturing, along with the Office of Advancement, strong relationships with alumni, enhancing collaborative partnerships with industry, and increasing connections with external stakeholders

7. Collaboration

  • Collaborating with TUC administrative units and other TUC colleges in providing student-centered care, programs, and services.

8. Performance Evaluation

  • Evaluating the Department Chairs, faculty members and staff of the department’s academic and administrative components and ensuring that each carries out the responsibilities established for the position.

9. University Committees

  • Serving as ex officiomember on all standing committees and ad-hoc committees’ related to academic, research, and service missions of the School of Nursing.
  • Representing the School of Nursing for the CEHS Leadership Team.
  • Serving on other University committees as needed.


  • The Director guides and administers the TUC School of Nursing.
  • Recommends appointment, retention, and promotion of SON faculty and staff.
  • Works with the Dean of the College and with the staff of the SON to assure appropriate orientation of new faculty.
  • Ensures that all necessary planning, accounting, and allocation of resources are accomplished and that the SON requests to the University administration for resources are made on a timely basis, utilizing appropriate faculty consultation.
  • Assumes responsibility for the curriculum and quality of instruction in the SON, including curriculum planning, academic standards, scheduling, teaching loads, course offerings, clinical rotations, student advising, and assessment activities.
  • Encourages faculty in their roles as researchers, scholars, and members of both the professional community and the University.
  • Maintains an open chain of communication between the Dean of the College and the faculty of the SON.
  • Within the established system of governance, and in consultation with SON faculty, develops and approves policies and procedures for faculty recruitment; participates in evaluation of all School faculty and staff; counsels individual faculty when necessary; and assesses the feasibility and practicality of programmatic status quo and of potential changes.


Preferred and Required Qualifications


  • Earned doctorate required. Master’s or earned doctorate in nursing.
  • Current licensure to practice professional nursing (candidate must be eligible for licensure in State of California.)
  • At least one year experience in administration of a professional program in Nursing or an administrative internship in an NLN or CCNE accredited university program in nursing (preferred).
  • At least three years of experience in professional nursing education.
  • At least one year experience in clinical practice.
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively with students, faculty, and administration.
  • A professional philosophy that values social justice, equity, and diversity compatible with that of Touro University California and the nursing program.


  • FNP background strongly preferred, with an active and unencumbered FNP license.


  • Collaborate with health care agencies to determine needs of the care delivery system.
  • Able to create an invitational learning environment that is student-centered and reflects mutual respect for students, faculty and staff.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of current nursing practice.
  • Develop and manage an annual operating budget and manage financial resources.
  • Develop short- and long-term project goals for the SON.
  • Facilitate operational objectives, goals, and specific strategies required to achieve strategic outcomes.
  • Uphold ethical principles and University compliance standards.
  • Holds self and others accountable for mutual professional expectations and outcomes.
  • Knowledge of classic and contemporary systems in problem solving and decision making.
  • Utilize change theory to implement change and serve as a change agent.
  • Use data and other sources of evidence to inform decision making.

Application Details


This position is eligible for rank and promotion assignment as outlined in University wide Rank and Promotion Guidelines.

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Touro College and University System provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and is committed to ensuring a productive and non-discriminatory work environment in compliance with the Higher Education Act and Amendments, the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Violence Against Women Act (“VAWA”), the New York State Education Law, New York Human Rights Law and other applicable laws. It is the policy of the Touro College and University System to prohibit unlawful discrimination in employment on the basis of race, religion, sex, color, national or ethnic origin, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender, pregnancy, veteran status, or any other status protected by federal, state or local laws.

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