Assistant Dean For Regulatory and Governmental Affairs, School of Nursing

United States, North America
Jan 06, 2014

Excelsior College, a regionally accredited, nonprofit institution and a leader in distance education is seeking candidates for the position of Assistant Dean for Regulatory and Governmental Affairs within the School of Nursing.

Excelsior is institutionally accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education and all the degree programs  within the School of Nursing are accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing , also known as the National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission. The School has  been designated a Center of Excellence in Nursing Education by the National League for Nursing three times and as the Best School for Men in Nursing by the American Assembly for Men in Nursing five times. It is also home to the Tau Kappa Chapter of Sigma Theta Tau International, Honor Society of Nursing.

This position is a non-tenured, full-time, year-round administrative position with competitive compensation.

The Assistant Dean for Regulatory and Governmental Affairs is a member of the nursing leadership team who works with the Dean and members of the executive staff in responding to regulatory issues. The Assistant Dean develops and maintains effective working relationships with state boards of nursing as well as other regulatory staff and develops strategic communication approaches for all nursing degree programs. The position reports to the Dean of the School of Nursing.


  1. Provide leadership and coordination of all regulatory and governmental affairs impacting the School of Nursing.
  1. Work collaboratively with College leadership as well as professional and

            community leaders to assure congruence between regulations for licensure and

            College initiatives and activities.                    

  1. Continuously survey the regulatory environment for potential challenges to the Excelsior model for nursing education and licensure for Excelsior graduates.
  1. Explore new options for meeting regulatory requirements and coordinate established state specific precepted clinical experiences.
  1. Represent Excelsior College at appropriate national and state governmental and regulatory meetings.
  1. Provide administrative/managerial direction:
  1. Participate in institution-wide strategic planning and the annual budgetary process.
  1. Provide leadership in proactively delivering quality service to students as it relates to meeting licensure requirements, including supervision of State Board Team staff.
  1. Communicate with other College units about regulatory issues as needed
  1. Serve as a member of college-wide committees as appointed.
  1. Assist in outreach and promotion of the nursing degree programs.
  1. Assist in the development and implementation of marketing and communication plans for promotion of the degree programs.
  1. Assist in identifying new markets and developing collaborative relationships with

            outside entities.

  1. Represent Excelsior College at academic conferences, professional meetings and

            community activities.

Travel:  Frequent overnight travel is required.


Licensure or eligibility for licensure as a Registered Nurse in New York State

Masters Degree in Nursing from a regionally accredited institution required, doctorate preferred

Experience in nursing education

Demonstrated leadership and management ability

Demonstrated excellence in written and oral communications

Ability to work with diverse constituencies and staff

Demonstrated commitment to, and experience with, nontraditional education of adults

Ability to maintain composure in stressful situations

Application Information: :  The formal screening process is beginning immediately and will continue until the position has been filled. Excelsior College offers competitive compensation and a generous benefits package that includes paid time off, retirement and excellent health insurance. Interested candidates should submit a letter of application, resume, salary history, and the names of three professional references online via:, or by or mail to: 


Excelsior College

Assistant Dean for Regulatory and Governmental Affairs

                                                        Office of Human Resources         

7 Columbia Circle, Albany,

 New York   12203-5159