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The School of Nursing has an outstanding opportunity for a Director of Continuing Nursing Education. The University Of Washington School Of Nursing (SoN) is looking for an innovative business leader and health care professional to lead a qualified, high functioning team in developing a long term innovative continuing education business plan to launch CNE into its next phase as the regions premier educator of nursing professionals. A successful candidate will develop creative sustainable strategies to meet the needs of an ever changing health care market, maximizing technology, collaboration, and new funding opportunities.
The University Of Washington School Of Nursing is an internationally top-rated school and leader in improving the health and well-being of individuals, families, and communities. The Office of Continuing Nursing Education has provided extremely high quality continuing education for nurses for 45 years, enrolling over 8000 health professionals annually in a variety of programs that are current, in-depth, and licensure-based. These programs are offered across a variety of face-to-face, online and hybrid platforms for nurses and other health science professionals.
The Director of Continuing Nursing Education (full-time professional staff) 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, accreditation, and assurance of compliance with all relevant applicable laws, regulations and policies.
Reporting to the Associate Dean of Academic Affairs with a dotted line reporting to the Executive Dean of the UW School of Nursing, this individual will oversee the management of all CNE personnel and provide strategic leadership and oversight of the planning, evaluation and implementation of the UWCNE curriculum, which includes onsite conferences and online and hybrid courses. This position 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 agency partners and leaders. This position oversees an annual budget of $1.5M and 10 employees, and is open until filled.
DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES Provide overall strategic leadership and planning and oversee all facets of the UWCNE operations.
Direct the strategic allocation of resources that support and enhance the organizational structure and financial viability of UWCNE including human, material and financial resources.
Lead the CNE staff team in the development of new, diversified revenue sources, including contributed support, that will sustain existing and/or fund new continuing education initiatives, and ensure long term financial CNE sustainability.
Develop CNE budget policies and procedures and ensure compliance with UW regulations and accrediting body standards.
Oversee all facility-related decisions, including agreements for CNE headquarters as well as facility agreements for CNE conferences and courses.
Seek, build and develop ongoing relationships and partnerships with clinical and community agency leaders and potential clients for continuing education.
Regularly collaborate with and inform the Executive Dean of the School of Nursing and the Associate Dean of Academic Affairs (ADAA) 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 the long-term financial implications of all decisions.
Lead, mentor, and oversee the management of all CNE personnel.
Oversee the planning, evaluation and implementation of the UWCNE curriculum.
In collaboration with the Lead Nurse Planner, oversee the full range of continuing education offerings, including webinars, conferences and courses
Develop and oversee joint providership arrangements with UW partners as well as non-UW agencies and organizations.
Promote CNE and the SON to community agencies and build lasting relationships with community leaders.
Initiate, develop and foster productive relationships with community and clinical partner representatives for the benefit of CNE as well as the School of Nursing.
Collaborate with other SoN administrators, faculty and staff to help coordinate and support the School of Nursing public image in relation to continuing education and career-long learning initiatives, as well as possible community partnerships across a range of healthcare organizations, foundations, corporations, etc.
Oversee the CNE Advisory Committee and promote CNE offerings to community leaders.
As a UW employee, you will enjoy generous benefits and work/life programs. For a complete description of our benefits for this position, please visit our website,
QUALIFICATIONS: Education: Bachelor's degree in business, education, nursing, health, or a related field required. A nursing/medical or public health background, as well as a Master's degree in business or health, is preferred. Required Work Experience:
Five to seven years of demonstrably successful experience in fiscal, supervisory and strategic management of continuing education OR professional development/academic nursing education 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 fundraising experience, including the ability to write funding proposals and secure grant funding.
Demonstrated capacity for innovation and creativity, business acumen, administrative judgment and effective problem solving.
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