Director of Nursing & Nursing Faculty
Ottawa University (est. 1865), one of the oldest private liberal arts and professional studies universities in the United States, invites applications for both a Director of Nursing Programs and a second position as a general line faculty. In addition to Program leadership, the Director will be required to maintain teaching load as a professor in face-to-face or online classrooms.

Ottawa University serves over 4000 students and maintains campuses in Arizona, Kansas, Indiana, Wisconsin, and Online. The University’s Bachelor of Science in Nursing and Master of Science in Nursing Programs with specialized accreditation have an active and vital presence within the University and a growing enrollment of more than 190 students studying at both the undergraduate and graduate levels.

Ottawa University seeks a motivated, dynamic, and highly organized leader and educator for its Nursing Program (AVAILABLE IN KANSAS LOCATIONS). This position must have a clear understanding of the demands of high-quality adult and traditional higher education and be dedicated to aggressive academic program development and expansion, extensive external relations and fund development, instituting effective strategies for enrollment growth, and exemplary teaching pedagogy.

The following is a summary of current as well as future anticipated responsibilities:

• LEADERSHIP: Responsibility for the University’s online post-licensure Bachelor’s and Master’s in Nursing programs through strategic leadership to the program, faculty, students, and related community constituencies.

• ADMINISTRATION: Serves as the program administrator providing leadership for all academic programs, instructional activity, academic-related policy/procedures, scholarly endeavors, financial and material resources, and community engagement.

• STUDENT RECRUITMENT & DEVELOPMENT: Ensure student needs are met as well as promoting the recruitment and retention of qualified students and faculty as top priorities.

• CURRICULUM EXPERTISE: Lead Nursing Program/curriculum/assessment/evaluation and growth initiatives

• FACULTY DEVELOPMENT: Lead and support Nursing Program faculty and staff development to promote excellence and program advancement.
• PROGRAM ADVOCATION: Foster and support Nursing Program-related corporate and community engagement and initiatives.

Ottawa University (www.ottawa.edu) is a not-for-profit, comprehensive university affiliated with the American Baptist Churches USA. The University’s traditional campuses are located in Ottawa, Kansas and Surprise, Arizona. In addition to the traditional campuses, Ottawa University offers innovative, flexible adult education programs for both the bachelors and graduate level at its campuses located within the United States at branch adult campuses in Wisconsin, Arizona, and Kansas and through online degree programs throughout the U.S. Ottawa University is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission.

Mission: Building on its foundation as a Christ-inspired community of grace and open inquiry, Ottawa University prepares professional and liberal arts graduates for lifetimes of personal significance, vocational fulfillment, and service to God and humanity. CODE OF CONDUCT: The University’s Code of Conduct and Ethics interprets this mission as it applies to the everyday decisions, behaviors and actions of those within the community. All members of the Ottawa University Community are responsible for sustaining the highest ethical standards of the University, and of the broader communities in which it functions.

Director Preferred Qualifications (Available in Kansas Locations):
Education: Earned doctorate in Nursing or related field from a regionally accredited university; Master of Science in Nursing

Work Experience: Minimum of four years of experience as a registered nurse providing direct patient care; three years of experience teaching in a pre- or post-licensure nursing program, preferably in both traditional and online format; a minimum of three years of experience in an administrative or leadership position, preferably in an educational environment for nursing education. Understanding and experience with nursing accreditation. Current RN license and eligible for licensure in Kansas

Required Skills and Abilities:
• Sufficient leadership knowledge in nursing education to cultivate a learner-centered environment and to foster academic excellence,
• Understanding of and commitment to issues related to diversity
• Excellent oral, written, and interpersonal communication skills
• Passion for Nursing and the education of related students

General Nursing Faculty Preferred Qualifications (Available in Kansas Locations):
Education: Earned doctorate in Nursing or related field from a regionally accredited university; Master of Science in Nursing

Work Experience: Minimum two years of experience as a registered nurse providing direct patient care; two years of experience teaching in a pre- or post-licensure nursing program, preferably in both traditional and online format. Understanding and experience with nursing accreditation. Current RN license and eligible for licensure in Kansas
Required Skills and Abilities:

• Sufficient knowledge in nursing education to cultivate a learner-centered environment and to foster academic excellence,
• Understanding of and commitment to issues related to diversity
• Excellent oral, written, and interpersonal communication skills
• Passion for Nursing and the education of related students

Review of applicants continues until position is filled. No phone calls please.

A completed online Application for Employment is required at http://www.ottawa.edu/Careers as a part of the application process. Candidates should attach to the application a cover letter, resume, and the names of three professional references as a part of the application for employment. Any additional information can be emailed to ouhr@ottawa.edu.

Ottawa University celebrates and prizes the diversity of its students, faculty, staff and Board of Trustees. In keeping with its Mission Statement, the University is called to actively foster an environment of awareness, appreciation, and intentional inclusivity. We are particularly interested in receiving applications from members of underrepresented groups and strongly encourage them to apply.

Ottawa University is committed to equal employment opportunity and does not unlawfully discriminate in recruitment or employment on the basis of race, age, sex, color, religion, disability, national origin, sexual orientation, ethnicity, family and marital status, genetic information or any other characteristic protected by law.

Additional Information
Position Type: Employee
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Contact Information
Mandi Adams
ouhr@ottawa.edu
Ottawa University
1001 S. Cedar
Ottawa, 66067
7852482351