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Program Specialist/Outreach Coordinator - SoN

Description of Job

The Program Specialist/Outreach Coordinator is responsible for undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral program support within the Henry Predolin School of Nursing (SoN). Primarily, the Program Specialist/Outreach Coordinator is responsible for managing the graduate programs for the SoN. Operating under the auspices of the Dean, this position leads student recruitment efforts, coordinates student advising and academic services, and assists in all aspects of graduate program planning.



  • Coordinate admission process.
  • Serve as initial point of contact for questions for admitted students regarding nursing requirements including licensure, uniform requirements and program schedule.
  • Serve as intake coordinator for graduate applications.
  • Meet with students regarding program-specific questions.


  • Coordinates academic activities and services within the masters and doctoral programs.
  • Provides linkages in the SoN between these graduate programs and our post baccalaureate BSN and traditional programs to promote consistency and coordination in efforts and progression across all programs.
  • Performs advising as assigned for all graduate students
  • Assists with course planning for all graduate students throughout their program.
  • Assists Associate Dean of Graduate programs in enrollment management/course sequencing decisions.
  • Assists Associate Dean of Graduate and Undergraduate programs and Dean with fulfilling accreditation requirements.


  • Provides coordination of program planning within the MSN and DNP programs.
  • Communicates and coordinates effectively with faculty and staff in the program and the SoN.
  • Serves as the program’s advocate within the SoN. 
  • Seeks and coordinates site development for student clinical experiences. Oversees contractual arrangements for clinical sites.
  • Assists with recruitment, development and retention of full and part time faculty to meet clinical and theory course demands.
  • Collaborates with the SoN Assessment Committee, Graduate Curriculum Committee, and Undergraduate Curriculum Committee to plan assessment activities, using data for program quality improvement throughout the School of Nursing.


  • Facilitates faculty and staff development efforts.
  • Enhances visibility of the program on and off campus.
  • Works closely with faculty/staff within the School of Nursing in tracking student retention and progress.
  • Assists in marketing and recruitment for students/faculty for new and existing programs.
  • Attend and hold recruitment events.
  • In partnership with Assistant Director of Graduate Admissions, develop comprehensive recruitment plan that generates a strong and diverse applicant pool of aspiring nursing students.


  • Provides input into budget needs of program.

Personnel and Supervisory

  • Assists Dean and Associate Deans in providing faculty orientation to the program.

Job Qualifications

Necessary Education or Work Experience

  • Master’s Degree in Nursing, Education, or related field.
  • Experience in working with faculty development and working with administrative personnel.
  • Possess public and interpersonal communication and presentation skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to lead through collaborative decision-making and ability to work effectively with internal and external constituents.’

Preferred Experience:

  • Licensed as a Registered Nurse.
  • Successful record of leadership and accomplishment in areas such as: negotiating between faculty, students and parents with academic concerns; strategic planning; faculty leadership; curriculum design and development; administration of exemplary academic programs with success in improving educational outcomes and student retention.
  • Experience integrating communication, technology, and information resources into teaching and other operations of the college. 
  • Demonstrated success in attracting and retaining students of color and other under-represented groups.
  • Demonstrated success in attracting and retaining novice faculty, faculty of color, and other under-represented groups. 

Other Qualifications

Edgewood College, a Catholic college sponsored by the Dominican Sisters of Sinsinawa, is an Equal Opportunity Employer, committed to academic excellence through diversity in its faculty, staff, and students. Candidates must demonstrate multicultural competence - the awareness, knowledge, and skills needed to work with others who are culturally different from self in meaningful, relevant, and productive ways. Applicants from traditionally underrepresented populations including women and racial and ethnic minorities are especially encouraged to apply. The selected candidate must actively support the mission of the College by working with faculty, staff and students to share in our core values - truth, compassion, justice, partnership, and community.

To apply: Send a cover letter, resume, and references to:

Edgewood College
Human Resources - PGOC
1000 Edgewood College Drive
Madison, WI 53711
E-mail: humanresources@edgewood.edu
Equal Opportunity Employer