Academic Coordinator at Walden University

Academic Coordinator

Opportunity at a Glance

Walden University is a pioneer in student-centered distance education. An accredited graduate institution with a mission for social change, Walden is dedicated to high academic standards and helping students make a difference in their professions, organizations and communities.

Walden University offers advanced degrees online to professionals whose work impacts others. Degree programs include health sciences, counseling, human services, management, psychology, education, public health, nursing, public administration, technology, and engineering. Our challenging programs are designed to help students make a difference in the lives of children, the health of communities, or the success of an organization.

The Academic Program Coordinator is a full-time faculty member who reports to a Program Director and works closely with the relevant School and College academic advising and administrative staffs, and faculty to address a variety of academic and student issues.


  • Course instruction, course content development, and other curricular activities as needed
  • Managing administrative functions appropriate to their assignments
  • Mentor students in the AGPCNP program
  • Mentor and support AGPCNP core, contributing, and clinical faculty
  • Collaborate with peer academic coordinators to support all NP specialty programs
  • Develop and maintain policies and procedures that align with national curriculum guidelines
  • Participation in university and school residencies where appropriate to a program
  • Engagement in scholarship
  • Service on university and school committees and for school initiatives as needed


  • Earned doctorate in the relevant discipline and area.
  • National certification as an Adult Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner.
  • A significant record of intellectual and professional contributions to the field, including professional publications and conference presentations.
  • Three to five years teaching experience at the graduate level as appropriate to the program.
  • Commitment to advocating for the learning and development needs of students earning their degrees in a distance learning environment.
  • Excellent leadership, communication, team participation, and human relation skills.
  • Experience with distance learning preferred.
  • Ability to mentor and motivate adult learners in a distance-education environment.
  • Ability to work with adult learners with variable skill levels, various learning styles as well as diverse cultural and professional backgrounds.
  • Ability to obtain Minnesota RN and APRN licenses