Northwestern Health Sciences University
  • Academic & Student Programs
  • Bloomington, MN, USA
  • Salary
  • Full Time


Position Information:

Reporting to the Vice President of Academic & Student Programs, the Dean is an innovative, collaborative, and strategic leader with a deep understanding of both the opportunities and challenges that are emerging in the evolving teaching and learning landscape of continuing education. This position is a leadership role with overall responsibility for the development, management, implementation, and growth of Continuing Education. The job requires oversite of current offering including seminars and online courses as well as review and development of new course offerings, and review and revision of business processes to align with the university strategic plan. The person who fills this position is an experienced and collaborative higher education leader with an entrepreneurial approach and enthusiasm for innovation that aligns with the university's strategic plan.

This is a full time, benefits eligible position.

Work Location:

Bloomington, MN with flexibility to work 1-2 days per week remotely.


  • Master's Degree or equivalent work experience in the areas of instructional technology, instructional design, information technology, higher education administration
  • Doctoral of professional degree preferred
  • 5+ years of progressive, professional experience
  • 3-5+ years of management experience
  • Background in, or knowledge of, health care and clinical inter-professional education a plus
  • Technical knowledge of online content and course development
  • Strategic planning with proven outcomes
  • Proven leadership and managerial skills
  • Demonstrated dynamic and creative problem-solving approach

Additional Knowledge/Skills:

  • Good change leader to help develop cross-departmental team and flexible problem-solving skills.
  • Strong interpersonal, written, and verbal communication skills.
  • Must be able to work independently, as well as part of a team and cross departmental team collaboratively.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Word and Excel
  • Understands and can apply principles of administration, time management and productivity.
  • Strong organizational skills and can effectively handles multiple projects at one time with good project management tools and skills.
  • Ability to work effectively in a consultative, decision-making culture.
  • Ability to work cooperatively with colleagues at all levels in the University.

NWHSU Overview:

Founded in 1941, NWHSU is a progressive institution educating the next generation of health care professionals. While the institution's history is rooted in the chiropractic profession, NWHSU now focuses more broadly on integrative care, health, and wellness. In addition to our Doctor of Chiropractic, we offer a Doctor in Chinese Medicine, and offerings in massage therapy, nutrition, undergraduate health sciences, and the allied health professions - medical assisting, medical laboratory science, medical laboratory technology, radiation therapy, and radiologic technology. We are a mission- and vision-driven university, preparing the next generation of healthcare professionals to not only deliver, but advance health care.

Our Benefits:

NWHSU is proud to offer you and your eligible family members a comprehensive benefits package. Our package is designed to change with you meeting current needs and anticipating your future needs. We offer medical, dental, and vision care insurance. Flexible spending accounts that allow you to pay for out of pocket medical and daycare or eldercare expenses with pre-tax dollars. Life insurance, short-term disability and long-term disability that allow you to be protected for an unexpected loss or income interruptions. As your partner in building retirement income, NWHSU provides a 403(b) Plan. On-site clinic services for you and your immediate family. Tuition reimbursement to support employees in job-related courses outside of NWHSU and Tuition Remission for academic courses and continuing education classes offered by NWHSU. Our generous time away program helps you enjoy a healthy work/life balance.

Equal Opportunity Employer:

Northwestern Health Sciences University is an Equal Opportunity Employer and is committed to creating an inclusive environment that values the diversity of its employees and does not discriminate against any employee or candidate.

Northwestern Health Sciences University
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