The Board of Directors of Labouré College invites nominations, expressions of interest, and applications for the position of president. This is an opportunity for a transformational leader to guide the College into its next phase of development as a fully independent institution in the Catholic tradition. The president will have a deep commitment to the College’s mission to educate compassionate caregivers and to engage through interdisciplinary study with the complex issues within healthcare and society. Labouré College, located in the Boston suburbs in Milton, offers Bachelor’s (RN-BSN) and Associate’s degrees (Nursing; Health Information Technology; Radiation Therapy; and the LPN-RN degree) and several Certificate programs, including Clinical Documentation Improvement; Intraoperative Neuromonitoring; Neurodiagnostic Technology; and Medical Coding. The college’s over 850 students are typically working professionals in the health care fields in the greater Boston area who attend the college part-time.
The next president will chart a direction for the College that will ensure strategic program development; enrollment growth and retention improvement; a broadening and deepening of the College’s fund raising reach and results; and best practice management in all aspects of the College’s operations. A growing commitment to hybrid and online education will guide much of the College’s program development and strategy for growth. The new President will embrace the possibilities available through education in the health professions – both nursing and allied health areas – and work closely with a dedicated faculty and administrative team to realize the great potential of Labouré College.
Labouré College resulted from the merger of three Catholic hospital-based schools of nursing in the Boston-area. St. John Hospital School of Nursing in Lowell, MA; St. Margaret’s Hospital School of Nursing in Boston, and the Carney Hospital School of Nursing, also in Boston were merged by the Daughters of Charity in 1951 to form the Catherine Labouré School of Nursing, eventually located on the grounds of the Carney Hospital in Boston’s Dorchester neighborhood. The Catherine Labouré School of Nursing was the first independent, regional, three-year diploma program in New England. In 1972, the school was granted a charter by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts to offer the associate degree in nursing.
Although its origins go back 125 years, in many ways today’s Labouré College is a relatively new institution. For all of its history, the College had operated under the auspices of the Archdiocese of Boston and since the 1980s was owned by Caritas Christi, the network of Catholic affiliated hospitals in the greater Boston area. The Caritas Christi system was purchased by Steward Health Care in 2010, and the College operated as a Steward affiliate for the next few years. In 2013, the College amicably disaffiliated from Steward and became a free-standing institution for the first time in its history.
The Board of Directors seeks a dynamic, effective, and forward-looking president who will build on this distinguished history and lead Labouré College in its next phase of growth and development.
Inquiries, nominations, and applications are invited. Review of applications will begin in October and will continue until the position is filled. The position is available in January 2018, although a later start date is possible. For fullest consideration, applicant materials should be received by October 19, 2017. Candidates should provide a curriculum vitae, a letter of application that addresses the responsibilities and requirements described in the Leadership Profile and the names and contact information for five references. References will not be contacted without the prior knowledge and approval of the candidates. These materials should be sent electronically via email to the consultants for the search, Joyce DeLeo and Sheila Murphy at Laboure_President@wittkieffer.com. The consultants can be reached by telephone through the desk of Candice Jones at 630-575-6929.
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