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Job ID: 221330

Executive Dean of Nursing
Erie Community College

Date Posted Sep. 14, 2023
Title Executive Dean of Nursing
University Erie Community College
Buffalo, NY, United States
Department Nursing
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Dean
  • Health Sciences

Department: Nursing

Salary/Hourly: $78,406.97 Annual

Union/Position Status: AAECC FT

Posting Closing Date: October 14, 2023

Please note that the posting will close at midnight (12:00 AM) on the posting closing date.
This means any applications must be submitted by 11:59 PM the evening before.





The Executive Dean of the School of Nursing is an experienced, Masters-prepared nurse educator and leader who is primarily responsible for providing quality leadership for the School of Nursing.  The Executive Dean represents the School of Nursing (SON) and the College at local, regional, and national levels.  Consistent with the mission, vision and values of the College, the School of Nursing and the nursing profession, the Executive Dean works diligently to foster a diverse and vibrant academic community. In addition, within the system of shared governance, the Dean is accountable to the faculty, staff, students and stakeholders of the School of Nursing.  The Dean is responsible for representing the interests of the College promoting a culture of interdisciplinary education amongst the college and various campus and community programs.  The Executive Dean reports to the Vice Provost of Health Sciences.



  • Provide leadership and administration to all aspects of the School of Nursing;
  • Promote the mission, vision, values and strategic goals of the School of Nursing and the College;
  • Stay knowledgeable regarding changes in the healthcare system, higher education, and research to guide the development, implementation and evaluation of programs of learning;
  • Establish and maintain collaborative educational partnerships with various nursing programs and regional colleges/universities;
  • Promote external collaborative relationships on the interdisciplinary, inter-institutional and health care systems related levels;
  • Foster relationships in clinical agencies related to student clinical placement;
  • Represent the College on campus and with external constituencies;
  • Work collaboratively with other administrators throughout the three campuses;
  • Sustain memberships and provide leadership within appropriate professional and academic organizations;
  • Coordinate the use of space and facilities assigned to the School of Nursing.



Manage operational activities of the division, including but not limited to:

  • Develop, evaluate and assess academic program development, evaluation and assessment;
  • Manage college budget: maintain fiscal responsibility and accountability for all accounts.



  • Be strong team builder with the ability to create and maintain a stimulating environment within the College; and provide supervision and evaluation of division staff and their professional development.



  • Administrative experience in higher education with demonstrated abilities to promote visionary leadership in academic administration;
  • Outstanding record in and commitment to, teaching, scholarly activity and service;
  • Commitment to the ideals of shared governance;
  • Experience with budget management;
  • Commitment to faculty, research, and professional development;
  • Strong interpersonal, analytical and decision-making skills;
  • Desire to foster a sense of community within the School of Nursing and College;
  • Willingness to foster external collaborations and academic diversity;
  • Willingness to work collaboratively with diverse constituencies.



Graduation from a regionally accredited college or university with a Master’s degree in Nursing or higher.  Minimum of five (5) years of experience in Higher Education with subject matter expertise in the field of Nursing including future trends.  Experience with the accreditation process.  Assure program compliance with accreditation, state and federal regulations.



Official transcripts will be required for successful candidates within 30 days of hire.


Contact Human Resources at (716) 851-1840 with any questions.


Our mission to offer quality education includes exposing our students to a diverse range of cultures, experiences and expertise.  At SUNY Erie Community College, we value diversity and encourage applicants from all backgrounds to apply.


Notice of Non-Discrimination

SUNY Erie Community College does not discriminate in admission, employment, or in the administration of any of its policies and programs on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex, gender, gender expression, gender identity, pregnancy, disability, sexual orientation, familial status, military status, domestic violence victim status, predisposing genetic characteristics, veteran status, criminal conviction, or any other characteristics protected by law.  This applies to all students, applicants or other members of the College community (including, but not limited to, vendors and visitors).  Grievance procedures are available to interested persons by contacting the Civil Rights Compliance Officer listed below.  Retaliation against a person who files a complaint, serves as a witness, or assists or participates in the investigation of a complaint in any manner is strictly prohibited.


The following individual has been designated to handle inquiries regarding the College’s non-discrimination policies:


Civil Rights Compliance Officer

Human Resource Department

North Campus

6205 Main Street

Williamsville, NY 14221

(716) 851-1844


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New York Office

United States Department of Education

Office for Civil Rights, 32 Old Slip 26th Floor,  

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