Program Chair of Nursing – Denver

Denver, Colorado, United States

Job description

About this Organization
University Overview – Argosy University is a non-profit multi-campus institution owned by the Dream Center Education Holdings, LLC. The university maintains 27 locations in the United States, as well as an online division. The university offers programs at the associates, bachelor’s, master’s and doctorate level through its seven colleges. The colleges include the College of Undergraduate Studies, College of Psychology and Behavioral Sciences, College of Clinical Psychology, College of Education, College of Business, College of Health Sciences, Western State College of Law at Argosy University and The College of Creative Arts and Design at Argosy University.

Our Mission – Incumbent must assure that the Argosy values – ensuring a compliant, respectful and financially accountable operation, caring about students and their success, supporting a passion for teaching and learning, and fostering professional competence – are considered in carrying out the duties and responsibilities of this position. Moreover, the individual should be committed to enhancing contributions to their communities and the greater societal good, and creating a culture where employees feel valued and engaged.

Category: Academic Affairs

Job Type: Full-Time

Company/Division: Dream Center Education Holdings, LLC -> Argosy University

Minimum Education Required: Master’s Degree

Requisition Code: 12071.358

Location: Argosy University Denver – Denver, CO 80231 US (Primary)

Travel Required: Light Travel 0-20%

Job Description

Job Summary

The Program Chair will provide leadership to department faculty through facilitation of their development in teaching effectiveness, research, creative activities, and practice. Overall management and implementation of courses specific to the programs as well as generate course schedules and faculty teaching assignments. Participate in the overall nursing academic program in areas of curriculum review and development, evaluation and quality improvement, and design and maintenance of the academic policies of the College.

  • Oversee day-to-day operations of campus nursing program.
  • Develop and maintain the relationship between the nursing program and the College of Nursing and University.
  • Participate, and demonstrate leadership, in the implementation, and evaluation of the curriculum and other nursing education program components.
  • Coordinate program and articulation agreements with outside colleges, universities, hospitals and various other entities.
  • Lead student recruitment activities including collaborating with the admissions department in student recruitment efforts.
  • Assist students toward successful program completion.
  • Recruit and staff the classroom with properly credentialed faculty.
  • Partner with the Vice-President, Academic Affairs to ensure the fiscal well-being of the nursing department as it relates to education.
  • Participate in activities that promote the stature of the department.
  • Develop and maintain ongoing relationships within the community, including fostering the nursing education program’s responsiveness to community/employer needs.
  • Abide by the mandates set by the Board Trustees, the President and Executive Committee.
  • Lead delivery of the national curriculum and application of academic policies in nursing at the campus level
  • Contributes to curriculum development, systematic program evaluation, and maintenance of academic standards and policies of the College of Nursing in conjunction with other program chairs and Dean of the College of Nursing

Key Job Elements

  • Provide academic leadership. Recruit, select, train, develop, manage and lead faculty and staff team members according to the provided guidelines from the Vice-President, Academic Affairs.
  • Foster development of the team concept of program responsibility and commitment to the program objectives and mission by encouraging active participation of program members, and building rapport within the campus and community.
  • Provide support for college and community relations activities while planning and implementing a budget including personnel requirements, program expenses and capital needs.
  • Support college programs to achieve student completion rates as outlined in the five year strategic plan.
  • Collaborate with other Academic Department Chairs in the College of Nursing within own school and across schools, scheduling sharing faculty and other.
  • Other responsibilities as determined by Vice-President, Academic Affairs and the Dean of the College of Nursing

Reports To: Campus Head of Academic Affairs and President

Interacts With: Inside contact encompasses the entire range of personnel. Outside contacts may include community and professional leaders as well as other educators.

Supervises: Faculty

Job Requirements


  • Masters of Science in Nursing (MSN) required, Doctoral degree in Nursing, preferred.
  • Current/Unencumbered RN license in Colorado or compact state.
  • 2-3 years’ administrative experience. -Relevant teaching experience.
  • 5-7 years’ experience in clinical nursing administration or nursing education, or any combination of such experience, preferably in a baccalaureate degree program or higher, ability to demonstrate evidence of knowledge and skills related to nursing education, teaching adults, teaching methodology, curriculum development and curriculum evaluation.


  • Excellent communication skills, written and oral.
  • Exceptional competencies in navigating complex organizational structures.
  • Strong interpersonal skills with supervision and staff populations.
  • Superior organization, prioritization and self-motivation skills.
  • Solid computer literacy skills with Microsoft Office Suite.


  • Interact effectively either as a leader or a team member and work collaboratively with other departments.
  • Listen to customers and colleagues (e.g., staff, etc.), to understand and respond positively to their requests.
  • Adapt to changing assignments and multiple priorities.
  • Manage multiple tasks and successfully meet deadlines.

As part of DCEH’s employment process, finalist candidates will be required to complete a background check.

DCEH Supports Workforce Diversity


Work Environment

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. The term qualified individual with a disability means an individual with a disability who, with or without reasonable accommodation, can perform the essential functions of the position. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to communicate professionally in person, over the telephone, through email and other electronic means, move about the office or school, handle various types of media and equipment, and visually or otherwise identify, observe and assess. The employee is occasionally required to lift up to 10 pounds unless otherwise specified in the job description.

How to apply

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The intent of this job description is to provide a representative and level of the types of duties and responsibilities that will be required of positions given this title and shall not be construed as a declaration of the total of the specific duties and responsibilities of any particular position. Employees may be directed to perform job-related tasks other than those specifically presented in this description.

Argosy University is an institution of higher learning founded upon the principle that relationship building is at the heart of both educational and professional success. Our academic programs focus on the interpersonal skills vital to professional achievement, while our faculty and staff nurture students' confidence — as well as competence — to thrive in their chosen fields.