Director, Certified Nurse Midwife Program

Tucson, AZ
Aug 31, 2020
Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
Posting Number:



Senior VP Health Sciences

Department Website Link:


University of Arizona Health Sciences


UAHS-Tucson, Tucson, AZ USA

Position Highlights:

Note: Effective 01/05/2021 this requisition has been updated to reflect the remove of the furlough program.

The University of Arizona Health Sciences (UAHS) at the University of Arizona invites qualified persons to apply for the position of founding Director of the Certified Nurse Midwife (CNM) program. This is an opportunity for a visionary, collaborative, and energetic leader to develop, launch, and successfully earn accreditation status for our new Certified Nurse Midwife program. This is a 12-month, academic administrator position with a teaching requirement. Academic rank and tenure are dependent upon qualifications.

The Director is responsible for the overall planning, direction and management of the CNM program. The Director will be responsible for the development, launch, and pursuit of successful accreditation of the CNM program. The Director will serve as the Program’s strategic, academic, and operational leader.

Outstanding UA benefits include health, dental, and vision insurance plans; life insurance and disability programs; paid vacation, sick leave, and holidays; UA/ASU/NAU tuition reduction for the employee and qualified family members; state and optional retirement plans; access to UA recreation and cultural activities; and more!

The University of Arizona has been recognized for our innovative work‐life programs. For more information about working at the University of Arizona and relocations services, please click here.

Duties & Responsibilities:

The Director will conduct searches for and hire qualified faculty, guide the faculty in program development, accreditation self-study, curriculum, administration, teaching, research, and service.

This individual must meet the minimum expectations required by the Accreditation Commission for Midwifery Education (ACME), which includes experience in didactic and/or clinical teaching, administration/management, and educational theory and methodology, instructional design, student evaluation, and outcome assessment.

• Leading curriculum development, assessment/mapping and revision, and the development of clinical sites.
• Overseeing recruitment of all CNM program personnel including the medical director, clinical director, staff support, and principal and instructional faculty.
• Planning and managing program budgets and resource needs.
• Leading and maintaining strategic planning with continuous refinement.
• Initiating pursuit of accreditation and compliance with Accreditation Commission for Midwifery Education (ACME).


• Overseeing student admissions process and collaborating with the Office of Admissions on admissions policies, recruitment of students.
• Maintaining vibrant marketing and communications of the CNM program.
• Managing primary operations including budgeting and enrollment.
• Managing all personnel, responsive to faculty and staff employment contracts.
• Leading accreditation and compliance cycles with ACME.
• Directing and preparing program outcome information and reports as needed.
• Developing and maintaining collaborative clinical and community partnerships, including alumni and developmental relations.


• Leading and inspiring faculty, student, and community engagement in classroom, laboratory, clinical and interprofessional education.
• Overseeing student advisement, advancement, and remediation.
• Leading curricular revision, and continuous pursuit of educational best practices.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Current Arizona RN license in good standing OR current RN license with multistate privileges in another compact state.
  • Current license as an Advanced Practice Nurse.
  • Certification by the American Midwifery Certification Board (AMCB).
  • 3 years of full-time higher education experience in a CNM program.
  • 5 years of clinical practice experience.
  • An understanding of CNM education and ANCM accreditation standards.

Preferred Qualifications:

• Previous ANCM accreditation experience is highly desirable.• Previous experience in education leadership such as Program Director, Associate Program Director, Academic Director, Clinical Director or another director-level role.• Record of excellence in teaching, scholarship, service and fostering empirical research.• Participates in selected local, state and national organizations that affect nurse midwifery practice.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

• Demonstrated leadership ability in CNM studies.

• Strong interpersonal ability, time management, and self-motivation.

• Demonstrated success working with diverse populations.

• Strong leadership, organization, budget development, communication, and technology literacy.



Full Time/Part Time:

Full Time

Number of Hours Worked per Week:


Job FTE:


Work Calendar:


Job Category:

Organizational Administration

Benefits Eligible:

Yes - Full Benefits

Rate of Pay:


Compensation Type:

salary at 1.0 full-time equivalency (FTE)

Type of criminal background check required::

Fingerprint criminal background check (security sensitive due to job duties)

Number of Vacancies:


Target Hire Date:

Expected End Date:

Contact Information for Candidates:

Melissa Colchado [email protected]

Open Date:


Open Until Filled:


Documents Needed to Apply:

Resume and Cover Letter

Special Instructions to Applicant:

Diversity Statement:

At the University of Arizona, we value our inclusive climate because we know that diversity in experiences and perspectives is vital to advancing innovation, critical thinking, solving complex problems, and creating an inclusive academic community. As an Hispanic-serving institution, we translate these values into action by seeking individuals who have experience and expertise working with diverse students, colleagues, and constituencies. Because we seek a workforce with a wide range of perspectives and experiences, we provide equal employment opportunities to applicants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or genetic information. As an Employer of National Service, we also welcome alumni of AmeriCorps, Peace Corps, and other national service programs and others who will help us advance our Inclusive Excellence initiative aimed at creating a university that values student, staff and faculty engagement in addressing issues of diversity and inclusiveness.

Similar jobs

Similar jobs