Dean of Nursing

Dean of Nursing


Full Time


Albany, NY

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The Dean of Nursing is a critical leadership position within Excelsior University as the leader of the School of Nursing (SON) within the College of Nursing and Health Sciences. The Dean of the School of Nursing will be leading a team of both on-site and remove Nursing faculty and academic administration staff. It is preferred that this position be located in Albany, NY, however, a hybrid work schedule with the ability to have a physical presence in the Albany, NY campus will be considered.

The Dean will be responsible for academic quality, accreditation and assessment standards, and ensuring outcomes regarding clinical placements and success in licensure exams across all nursing disciplines. The Dean will also play an integral role in ensuring program compliance with regional, state (particularly the New York State Education Department), and specialized accreditation standards and provides guidance for all accreditation activities. The Dean will work on developing collaborations with policy and political agencies including Boards of Nursing and accrediting agencies to advance the school’s agenda. Reporting to the Executive Dean, College of Nursing and Health Sciences, and leading a team of both on-site and remote Nursing faculty and academic administration staff, it is preferred that this position be located in the Albany, NY region; however, remote candidates will be considered as long as they have the ability to have a presence in the Albany, NY area through frequent time spent on site.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES includes the following (Other duties may be assigned):

  • Accreditation
  • Interfaces with accreditation and state agencies to facilitate understanding of agency expectations and School alignment with agency best practices.
  • Leads the ongoing and timely collection, analysis, and use of data to support program accreditation, including maintenance of the systematic plan for evaluation.
  • Ensures program compliance with all accreditation and NYS standards, ensures the timeliness and quality of all progress reports to accreditation and state agencies, and develops responses to all findings associated with site visits or progress reports.
  • Facilitates the School's continuous improvement efforts in support of all programs.
  • Serves as a key representative and liaison to the Provost's Office in support of Middle States Commission on Higher Education, New York State Education Department accreditation and other specialty accreditation efforts. Leadership, Execution & Strategy
  • Identify, prioritize, and lead strategic initiatives within the School, including but not limited to the establishment of annual goals and support to the budgetary process – all with an operational focus in promoting student success.
  • Provides leadership and supervision to the School's faculty and staff to ensure that the various outcomes are achieved.
  • Works with Strategy and Institutional Effectiveness to monitor, track, and report on the School’s activities relative to the University’s Strategic Plan.
  • Participates in various Councils, Task Forces and project teams that advance the mission of the School as well as various personnel and professional development activities including, but not limited to interviewing, attending conferences, training, assigning and directing work and resolving issues that arise.
  • Works on special projects within the School as they arise and develops evaluation plans to determine implementation fidelity and success.
  • Provides creative leadership to the development of new business processes that increase the quality and efficiency of work within the School.
  • Applies project management expertise to long-range initiatives in SON and provides vision for the identification of business intelligence needs, evaluation of ongoing activities and strategic initiatives, including the development, revision, and reporting associated with degree program profiles and dashboards within the School.
  • Works with University leadership to identify grant opportunities and develop proposals for external funding.


  • Earned doctorate, preferably in nursing, curriculum and instruction, assessment, program evaluation, institutional research, higher education administration or related field from a regionally accredited United States institution or an equivalent, nationally recognized foreign institution of higher learning.
  • Experience leading an academic program, school or related team of professionals in nursing.
  • New York State accreditation and licensing requirements and associated regulations preferred.
  • Distinguished record of interprofessional collaboration and contributions to the nursing profession.
  • Demonstrated knowledge and experience working with accrediting agencies, preferably nursing education accreditors and particularly the New York State Education Department, including leading degree programs through successful site visits.
  • Experience leading, developing, implementing, and evaluating innovative strategic initiatives.
  • A creative thinker who is capable of evaluating current business processes and providing innovative solutions that increase quality and efficiency.
  • Strong background in data analytics and comfort with ambiguity and change.
  • Experience in grant writing and securing funds.
  • Excellent oral, written, and presentation skills.
  • Experience in conducting, presenting and publishing research.
  • Experience supervising and leading teams.
  • Strong leader with experience coordinating work across administrative and academic departments, preferably within a college or university.
  • Ability to work with diverse constituencies and staff.
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    Excelsior University offers competitive compensation and a generous benefits package that includes paid time off, retirement, and excellent health insurance. Interested candidates should submit a letter of application, resume, and the names of three professional references. Please submit requested information by clicking the Apply Now button on this page.


    Excelsior University is an equal opportunity employer committed to ensuring all qualified applicants receive consideration for employment without regard to any legally protected characteristic.

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