Associate Dean of Academic Operations

Location US-IL-Chicago
Job ID
Chamberlain College of Nursing
Employment Type
Regular Full-Time
FLSA Status

Opportunity at a Glance

Chamberlain College of Nursing is committed to providing quality and accessible nursing education. Most nursing schools incorporate tools for building nurse-patient relationships into their curricula, but Chamberlain has gone a step further and made care of students a part of the educational culture. Chamberlain believes that extraordinary care of nursing students is more likely to lead to extraordinary patient and family care.


If you share in this belief and model behaviors of care, respect and professionalism, creating a culture that fosters collaboration, cooperation and respect among all, the position of Associate Dean of Academic Operations might be right for you. The Associate Dean of Academic Operations is responsible for the direct management of the Academic Operations areas that support Academics including the Skills/Simulation Lab, the Center for Academic Success, the Clinical Coordination Team, and where appropriate, Library Services.  The ADAO provides leadership to these areas to ensure they work collaboratively together to help achieve positive student outcomes. 




  • Works with Academics to ensure all areas of Academic Operations support and align with curricula so that the highest levels of student achievement and satisfaction can be obtained.
  • Works collaboratively with national skills lab manager to ensure the labs are properly maintained and meet Chamberlain standards regarding level and type of equipment.
  • Prepares capital requests for the labs as needed.
  • Participates in the recruitment, selection and onboarding of qualified lab staff.
  • Ensure the Center for Academic Success (CAS) is effectively staffed by qualified NCLEX and SOS tutors by participating in the recruitment, selection and onboarding of qualified staff and monitors their performance.
  • Works collaboratively with the Dean of Academic Success to develop and implement appropriate CAS programs and develops appropriate measures to monitor success.
  • Monitors effectiveness of CAS and implements action plans to support ongoing student success.
  • Works with library staff to ensure holdings continue to support the curriculum and that they are reviewed and vetted through the library committee.
  • Works collaboratively with national clinical staff to ensure Clinical Coordinators best represent Chamberlain in developing and fostering positive clinical partnerships.
  • Responsible for ensuring that both clinical and lab schedules accommodate student needs by aligning with Academics. 
  • This position may be required to carry a small course load. Completes other duties as assigned.




To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.  Below are the minimum requirements of the education, experience, knowledge, and skills required to competently perform in this role.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


  • MSN required.
  • Professional nurse licensure required.
  • Minimum three years of experience in a leadership role within a hospital setting and/or other clinical setting such as a physician practice or clinic. 
  • Previous experience as a nurse educator preferred.
  • Experienced with the supervision and management of direct reports within a department.
  • Above average competency in Microsoft Suite of products.
  • Experienced with database administration – MS Access knowledge considered a plus.
  • Demonstrated strong organizational and time management skills.
  • Ability to interact with all levels: student, faculty and staff. Strong customer service orientation.
  • Must be familiar with and comfortable working with a matrix management system which will include the Dean of Academic Affairs, the local Campus Dean and all local faculties.

We are proud to be an EEO employer M/F/D/V. We maintain a drug-free workplace and perform pre-employment substance abuse testing. Thank you for applying for this outstanding opportunity today.


Who We Are

Chamberlain University is a rapidly-expanding university rich with opportunities for growth and offering competitive wages and benefits. If you enjoy being a part of an exciting team and working in a collaborative, dynamic environment, then Chamberlain University might be right for you.

Through Chamberlain Care®, we believe in taking care of those who take care of others. We offer a wide range of benefits that are intended to meet the diverse needs of our colleagues. Whether it's advancing your career, maintaining a healthy lifestyle or saving for retirement, our comprehensive benefit offerings can help you reach your goals.

As an educational organization, we also support and encourage colleagues to further their educations by offering tuition assistance and seminars through our Leadership Development Center.

If you are ready to join an institution like ours, we welcome you to apply.


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