Assistant Professor, Nursing Workforce Diversity (NWD) Program Coordinator

Lewis University

United States

August 17, 2021


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Position Title Assistant Professor, Nursing Workforce Diversity (NWD) Program Coordinator

Position Status Full-time Tenure Tenure Track Rank Assistant Professor

Job Description Summary

Faculty member in the College of Nursing and Health Sciences will provide 100% effort to serve as Co-I. The Coordinator will work under the supervision of the NWD (Nursing Workforce Diversity) Principal Investigator/Program Director and be fully engaged in the day-to-day activities associated with this program. As Program Coordinator, this candidate will be a leader for the NWD Program. An overarching goal is to ensure the integration and embedding of best practices for scholars into existing Department of Nursing (DON)/College of Nursing & Health Sciences/University processes to support the sustainability of program efforts. The Coordinator will work with the Traditional BSN Program Director, DON Retention Coordinator, and the Department Chairperson to fulfill their duties. The Coordinator will also be eligible for a faculty position in the DON. As faculty responsibilities increase and simultaneously program responsibilities decrease, there will be traditional expectations as a faculty member in the areas of teaching, service, and scholarship as outlined in the Lewis University Faculty Bylaws.

Year 1: 100% NWD , Year 2: 75% NWD & 25% DON faculty, Year 3: 50% NWD & 50% DON faculty, Year 4: 50% NWD & 50% DON faculty


Responsible to model the University Mission through dedicated job performance, service excellence to constituencies, and respectful collaboration and active support of the University's Mission and Catholic and Lasallian higher education.

Duties include coordinating and implementing program elements: -designing and coordinating NWD scholar first-year Living-Learning Community (LLC) experience -supporting curriculum seminars for incoming scholars -serving as an advisor, mentor, case manager, and advocate for scholars in the program -responding to scholars' concerns, issues, and requests -connect scholars to needed university supports and services, academic and nonacademic resources -working with residence life to develop nursing-focused residential programming -coordinating and overseeing mentoring (peer and faculty), leadership development, research opportunities -developing clinical shadowing, ensuring clinical placement with targeted partners, and clinical opportunities that enhance scholars' preparation to work with medically underserved populations -coordinating with Center for Academic Success and Enrichment (CASE) and the nursing retention coordinator in the provision of targeted peer-led academic support for gatekeeper nursing prerequisites -supporting Retention Coordinator regarding student scholars -integrating student scholar experiences with retention efforts -coordinating with office of multicultural student services and any other pertinent services to help address and align efforts with the University's Diversity Equity and Inclusion Plan -collaborating with financial aid in the administration of scholarships -ensuring clinical placements with targeted partners -coordinating with Leadership and Mentoring Program (LAMP) faculty sponsor and graduate student mentoring leader -coordinating with counseling services, as needed -tracking student attendance -communicating with university marketing for continual sharing of program and scholar achievements -supporting the implementation of ongoing recruitment efforts to attract diverse nursing students and faculty, and helping to dismantle barriers to a diverse nursing workforce -collecting data and assisting with reports for evaluation rapid cycle quality improvement (RCQI) cycles -working closely with the Principal Investigator/Project Director to provide required reports to HRSA -collaborating with faculty and staff in project dissemination

Minimum Qualifications

Master's degree in nursing. The equivalent of three years of full-time clinical nursing experience plus nursing education experience. Licensed to practice in the state of Illinois or eligibility for same with application in process

Preferred Qualifications

Doctorate in nursing or related field. Experience with student advising. Experience with HRSA project implementation.

Essential Duties Work hours


Posting Number F00272

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