Since our inception over 125 years ago, Chamberlain College of Nursing has grown one of the largest nursing programs in the nation by delivering on a commitment to create an academic culture in which colleagues and students thrive, and to graduate extraordinary nurses. As we prepare for continued success through academic excellence, growth and diversification, we seek candidates interested in joining our dynamic executive team as our next Chief Academic Officer. This leader will identify and execute on innovative opportunities to improve academic operations, scholarship and student outcomes, making a measurable difference in Chamberlain's goal to be a leader in the profession by meeting a critical need for extraordinary nurses with baccalaureate and graduate degrees.
The Chief Academic Officer (CAO) will lead Chamberlain to sustain consistently excellent academic outcomes and service to our diverse student population, differentiating our programs within a competitive environment. Significant responsibilities include planning, developing, evaluating and improving academic policies and programs, including campus-based pre-licensure BSN and online post-licensure programs for RN to BSN, online/hybrid MSN, and online/hybrid DNP. Working closely with the President, the CAO will also help achieve Chamberlain's strategic goals for growth, including the launch of a Master of Public Health degree program , the transition into Chamberlain University with two colleges (nursing and health professions), and expansion into additional degree programs.
This role can be completed remotely. Chief Academic Officer does not have to relocate.
Chamberlain seeks a mission-focused academic visionary with at least 10 years of nursing education leadership experience who will build on the talent of the current academic team. A solid record of achievement as an engaged leader of academic operations of similar complexity and scale as measured by organizational performance, the development of a high-performing team, and delivery of high-quality programs is essential. Strong business acumen and the ability to consistently make good decisions through collaboration, analysis, sound judgment and outstanding communication skills are critical to success in this role.
Chamberlain believes that by taking extraordinary care of its 29,000+ students, we will graduate extraordinary nurses who will have a significant positive impact on healthcare worldwide. The CAO is instrumental in supporting our Chamberlain Care™ philosophy of education through which colleagues model and teach students the values that are exemplified by extraordinary nurses – caring, professionalism, excellence, integrity and service. In 2016, Chamberlain was designated as a Center of Excellence in Nursing Education by the National League for Nursing. Chamberlain is regionally accredited by the Higher Learning Commission. The BSN, MSN, and DNP programs are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education.
Inquiries, nominations and applications are invited. Interested candidates should submit confidentially, in electronic form (Microsoft Word or Adobe PDF files preferred) a curriculum vitae or resume and a note of interest to:
Consultant to Chamberlain College of Nursing
Russell Reynolds Associates