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Dean, School of Nursing

Mercy College
Dobbs Ferry, New York 10522
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Dean, School of Nursing

Mercy College invites nominations and applications for the position of Inaugural Dean of the School of Nursing. The College seeks a forward-thinking and bold leader to embrace enthusiastically its mission of transforming student lives thought high-impact education. The Dean will work collaboratively with faculty, staff, and administration to inaugurate the School of Nursing, support student success, and establish and execute the strategic priorities for the School in alignment with the College’s strategic plan. 

Mercy College is a thriving and financially stable independent, coeducational, comprehensive, and student-centered institution serving the New York Metropolitan region. Mercy's mission is to provide motivated students the opportunity to transform their lives through higher education by offering liberal arts and professional programs in personalized and high-quality learning environments, thus preparing students to embark on rewarding careers, to continue learning throughout their lives, and to act ethically and responsibly in a changing world. The College's Strategic Plan focuses on four goals that directly tie to the mission: Teaching and Learning, Student Success, Affordability and Financial Health, and the College Community. Mercy College has three campuses in the New York metropolitan area to serve our mix of students, who commute or live on campus (9% participate in residential life, including 22% of the freshman class). 

Reporting to the Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs, the inaugural Dean of Nursing serves as the chief academic and administrative officer of the School of Nursing. The Dean provides leadership to more than 30 full-time faculty, 100 adjunct faculty, approximately 20 staff, and 1,200 students located on two campuses (Dobbs Ferry and Bronx). The Dean will be an experienced leader with a record of accomplishments and progressive experience in higher education;

  • a demonstrated commitment to student success;
  • a strong commitment to supporting a diverse and inclusive learning and working environment
  • demonstrated ability to manage a complex academic organization;
  • the ability to understand the scope and complexity of the School of Nursing and Mercy College;
  • experience with the self-study/reaffirmation processes for the accreditation of academic programs;
  • the ability to encourage and support research and scholarship activities among faculty;
  • an interest in generating new revenue streams through fundraising, grants, and external partnerships;
  • experience in successfully preparing for and developing growth opportunities, including new undergraduate and graduate programs; and
  • demonstrated success in working with alumni, donors, and the community to develop and support internships and career opportunities.

The successful candidate will have the following professional and personal attributes, among others:

  • a student-centered ethos with a commitment to the mission of Mercy College;
  • a terminal degree with adequate qualifications to obtain tenure and hold the rank of associate or full professor;
  • experience with writing an accreditation self-study and hosting a site visit;
  • a record of progressive leadership experiences in a complex academic setting;
  • experience in faculty and staff mentorship and development;
  • significant accomplishments demonstrating visionary leadership;
  • substantial fiscal experience and the capacity to succeed in external fundraising;
  • a management style of consensus-building and teamwork;
  • strong commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion;
  • experience in curriculum development and assessment;
  • strong communication skills; and
  • the highest personal integrity.

Additional information on this opportunity and Mercy College can be found at https://diversifiedsearchgroup.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/11/Mercy.NursingDean-PD.pdf

Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. All nominations and applications shall be confidential. Please send a cover letter and CV as soon as possible to: 

Steve Leo, Managing Director
Brian Bustin, Senior Associate
Storbeck Search

For more information on Mercy College and its programs, please visit www.mercy.edu  Mercy College is an AA/EEO/M/F/Veteran/ADA employer.



Posted: 2022-11-14 Expires: 2022-12-14

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Dean, School of Nursing

Mercy College
Dobbs Ferry, New York 10522

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