Faculty Position

Academic Program Coordinator – RN-BSN and MSN (Online)

Position Details

Classification Faculty, Tenure track, Full time

Position Summary

The Buntain College  of Nursing (BCON) and the College of Adult and Professional Studies (CAPS) Online Academic Program Coordinator oversees curriculum development and evaluation, conducts student advising, leads faculty acquisition, and coordinates program improvement for the academic programs offered by the BCON that are delivered by CAPS. Currently, this includes programs offered through Online Campus.

The Online Academic Program Coordinator is a full-time BCON faculty appointment eligible for tenure and promotion. The BCON dean oversees the Coordinator’s professional development as a faculty member, teaching in the BCON, curriculum development work, and faculty acquisition. The Coordinator reports directly to the CAPS dean or appropriate CAPS director regarding day-to-day management of the CAPS program, including teaching and advising assignments, course assessment, faculty assessment and development, and regular faculty assignment to courses. The Coordinator’s annual reviews and advancement considerations are conducted by both deans. Faculty contracts are usually issued on a 12-month basis by the Provost, at the discretion of both deans and Provost.

Essential Functions

Assignments may include:

Within the College of Arts and Professional Studies under the direction of the Dean:

  • Program curriculum oversight and assessment for the Online Registered Nurse to Bachelor of Science in Nursing  and Master of Science in Nursing programs
  • Course development and coordination of faculty developers
  • Student recruitment and advisement
  • Faculty recruitment and development
  • Scheduled staff and/or advisor meetings
  • Teaching courses offered through CAPS

Within the Buntain College of Nursing under the direction of the Dean:

Provide leadership for:

  • Provision of overall program supervision and coordination.
  • Formulation of specific goals and objectives for program curriculum.
  • Implementation of the program.
  • Evaluation of the overall program.

Supervise and Assume Responsibility for:

  • Implementing curriculum that is congruent with the philosophy and curriculum of the Department of Nursing, e.g. syllabi content.
  • Interpreting and implementing guidelines, regulations, and policies as determined by county, state, and federal agencies.
  • Collaborating with Dean of Nursing in preparing for initial accreditation to the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) and Self-Study.
  • Evaluating adjunct faculty.
  • Coordinating and facilitating regular online program faculty meetings.
  • Screening, evaluating, and advising potential candidates and on-going advisement and file maintenance of admitted students.
  • Developing and implementing an online orientation for admitted students.
  • Maintaining records, files, and other related mandated federal and state documents of faculty, staff, and students.
  • Establishing and maintaining agency affiliations in cooperation with the Dean of Nursing.
  • Acting as a liaison between program and clinical facilities and community partners.
  • Attend scheduled BCON faculty meetings and committees.
  • Attend university scheduled faculty meetings and assigned service work.
  • Teach courses offered through the BCON.


  1. Doctorate in Nursing or related field (Master’s degree in related field and applicable experience considered)
  2. Demonstrated expertise in teaching and directing academic programs at the university level.
  3. Experience teaching and developing online and nontraditional courses.
  4. Effectively prioritize and organize multiple tasks to meet established deadlines. Analytical and very detail-oriented.
  5. Strong interpersonal, organizational, and oral/written communication skills.
  6. Ability to multi-task, solve problems, and work well with a diverse student population.
  7. Ability to maintain appropriate confidentiality when working with students, records, and personnel.
  8. Ability to communicate effectively, get along well with co-workers, and deal effectively and professionally with colleagues.
  9. Significant professional experience demonstrating a high standard of professionalism.
  10. Commitment to maintaining a safe work environment free of harassment, violence, and unlawful discrimination.
  11. Must hold or be eligible to hold an active and unencumbered registered nurse license in the State of Washington.


Dependent on education and experience, and based upon the established faculty salary schedule.

Application Requirements

For full consideration, please submit the following:

  • Letter of interest
  • Curriculum vitae, and if available, a teaching portfolio
  • Names, email addresses, and telephone numbers of at least three professional references
  • A statement of your understanding of the relationship between the integration of Christian faith and your discipline of study
  • A brief statement describing your personal faith journey and church involvements

Applications may be submitted by email as PDF attachments to Dr. Erin-Joy Bjorge, Dean of the College of Nursing at erin-joy.bjorge@northwestu.edu

Contact Information

Erin-Joy Bjorge, Dean of the School of Nursing
Northwest University
PO Box 579
Kirkland, WA 98083
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Search procedures will be closed, when a sufficient number of qualified applicants have been identified. Applicants are urged to provide sufficient information, so that the application file may be considered complete at the end of the search period.

Northwest University

Northwest University is a Christian coeducational undergraduate and graduate institution, related to the Assemblies of God, offering baccalaureate and master's, and doctoral level education. The sixty-acre campus is located in Kirkland, Washington, just ten miles from downtown Seattle. The campus is an ideal setting for study, recreation, and inspiration and is centrally located and convenient to industry, business, and commercial activities.

Mission Statement

We, the people of Northwest University, carry the call of God by continually building a learning community dedicated to spiritual vitality, academic excellence, and empowered engagement with human need.

In addition, all faculty members at Northwest University must subscribe to our Statement of Faith.


Northwest University is accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities (regional). The University is endorsed by the Commission on Christian Higher Education of the Assemblies of God and the Association of Christian Schools International. The University holds membership in the Council of Christian Colleges and Universities.

Northwest University's College of Business is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP). The Buntain School of Nursing is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education. In addition, the School of Nursing has received approval from the Washington State Nursing Care Quality Assurance Commission. The University is also approved by the Board of Education and Superintendent of Public Instruction of the State of Washington to prepare elementary and secondary education teachers and recommend for certification. It is a member of the American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education. Northwest University's doctoral program in counseling psychology is accredited by the American Psychological Association (APA).

The University is approved by the Federal and State Governments for student aid programs and for the training of international students. Selected programs of study are approved by a Washington State Approving Agency for enrollment of those eligible for benefits under Title 38 and Title 10, U.S. Code and by Washington State for training in Vocational Rehabilitation. It is listed in the current bulletin, "Accredited Higher Education Institutions," published by the U.S. Office of Education.

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