Job Description

The Director, Nursing  Services is accountable for ensuring continuous improvement of a student-centered learning experience in collaboration with the education partner.  The student experience includes all curricular (coursework, laboratory experiences, clinical), co-curricular (academic enrichment, success planning, support services) and extracurricular (community engagement, professional development, career planning) activities. Key areas of responsibility include: 1) Assisting with the recruitment, monitoring, and development of adjunct faculty members/clinical instructors; 2) establishing clinical partner sites and managing relationships with site; 3) assigning clinical placements based on learning outcomes; 4) maintaining site facilities, equipment, and supplies; 5) facilitating student academic progression through advising, coaching, and brokering referrals; 6) participating in community and professional activities that bring distinction to Orbis Education and education partner school.  The manger is an experienced nurse leader with a track record of achieving challenging goals who holds a graduate degree in nursing and is eligible for RN licensure in state of site (or possesses an unencumbered RN license in the state.

Academic Partner: Averett University Accelerated Bachelor of Science in Nursing

Site Address: 6320 North Center Drive, Norfolk, VA

Target Hire: 12/2020
Schedule: Full time, benefits eligible, 12-month schedule. Mon-Fri standard business hours


  • Manage and facilitate New Student Orientation
  • Manage and facilitate academic enrichment activities including tutoring, review sessions, success planning/remediation, coaching and other services as appropriate
  • Identify areas for and participate in continuous improvement processes for learning activities in collaboration with education partner leaders and faculty.
  • Ensure validity and reliability (in collaboration with faculty) of all student assessment and evaluation processes
  • Advise, coach, and mentor students for academic success
  • Manage and monitor (in collaboration with faculty) success plans for at-risk students
  • Facilitate integration of and success planning with standardized testing products (if applicable).
  • Monitor and promote academic integrity
  • Ensure compliance with ADA requirements and associated reasonable accommodations.
  • Monitor and evaluate all site associated learning activities to assure compliance with curricular, accreditation, and regulatory standards
  • Establish new clinical learning sites
  • Ensure that clinical affiliation agreements are in place
  • Assign students and faculty to clinical placements to meet learning outcomes
  • Ensure all clinical activities are congruent with the curriculum and meet quality, accreditation, and regulatory standards.
  • Collaborate with clinical partner site staff to provide optimal student-centered clinical learning activities and environment
  • Evaluate quality of, satisfaction with, and appropriateness of clinical sites
  • Recruit and orient FT & adjunct faculty associated with site.
  • Develop and implement professional individual development plans (in collaboration with faculty) related to teaching/learning for FT faculty.
  • Mentor and coach FT and adjunct faculty for effective student-centered teaching/learning practices.
  • Plan and facilitate professional development activities to enhance teaching/learning.
  • Supervise and evaluate (as delegated by education partner) FT and adjunct faculty. 
  • Assist with student recruitment
  • Contribute to the overall success of the site team and company as a whole.
  • Supervise and evaluate academic support staff (if applicable)
  • Track, synthesize, and disseminate to stakeholders individual and aggregate student academic outcomes
  • Track quality metrics, maintain established benchmarks, initiate and deploy quality improvement strategies when indicated
  • Maintain physical facilities, equipment, and supplies in accordance with Orbis, partner school, accreditation, and regulatory standards.
  • Allocate resources (human, space, equipment, supplies, etc.) to effectively meet student and operational outcomes
  • Provide sound business case for all requests for investment of additional resources including human, capital, and operating
  • Develop in collaboration with other stakeholders and within establish corporate guidelines site annual operating budget
  • Justify all budget variances =10%
  • Excellent teamwork, communication, and organizational skills
  • Data-driven/evidence-based decision making skills
  • Self-directed with the ability to adapt to changing needs and priorities on a daily basis
  • Commitment to excellence in quality nursing education at the baccalaureate level or higher


  • Minimum of 7 years nursing practice with demonstrated evidence of accountability for systems-level outcomes (including management of human resources)
  • Minimum of 3 years teaching experience (must include clinical teaching) at the baccalaureate level or higher in nursing. Inclusion of online teaching experience strongly preferred
  • Academic leadership experience strongly preferred
  • Holds a bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited college or university; AND
  • Holds a graduate degree in nursing from an accredited program (CCNE or ACEN) within a regionally accredited college or university AND
  • Licensure as a Registered Nurse (RN) in state of site locations and eligibility for RN licensure in state of educational partner, if required
  • NLN Certification as nurse education (CNE) preferred

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