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Galen College of Nursing

Chief Operating Officer

Louisville, KY, United States
Full-time • Days 7-10 Hrs/Wkdays Only
Executive   Job ID: 112061
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Are you passionate about leading teams?  Are you looking for a work environment that is focused on creating a world class employee and student experience?  We have an exciting opportunity for you to join Galen College of Nursing, a vibrant and growing, single-purpose nursing college focused on expanding access to quality nursing education. 


We are committed to providing our employees with the support they need. At Galen College of Nursing, we offer eligible colleagues an attractive benefit package that includes medical, wellbeing, dental and vision benefits along with some unique benefits including:

  • Medical, Dental, Vision, Life Insurance and Flexible Spending
  • Paid Time Off (PTO) and Personal Leave
  • 401K (100% annual match - 3% to 9% of pay based on years of service)
  • Academic Assistance and Reimbursements for Tuition and Student Loans
  • Employee Discounts including Tickets, Retail, Mental Health Apps, Education Apps, Identity Theft Protection etc.
  • HomeAuto, and Pet Insurance
  • Employee Stock Purchase Program (ESPP)
  • Short Term Long Term Disability coverage
  • Adoption Assistance
  • Legal Benefits and lots more!

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Our team is a committed, caring group of colleagues. Do you want to work as an executive where your passion for creating a world class student experience is valued? If you are dedicated to leading a mission centered organization and caring for the well-being of others, this could be your next opportunity. We want your knowledge and expertise!

As the Chief Operating Officer (COO) you will work closely with the Chief Executive Officer, Executive VP/Chief Administrative Officer, and Chief Academic Officer to drive culture and provide strategic and operational leadership to achieve College growth objectives in supporting nursing workforce needs. You will serve as a member of the CEO’s Cabinet and have primary responsibility for the College’s Campus Operations, Centralized Operations and Regulatory Affairs, Enrollment, Human Resources, and the Galen Center for Professional Development (GCPD).

What you will do in this role:


  • Operationalize and support "Building the Lamp", ensure alignment around culture, and drive the vision of a world-class experience for all Galen students.
  • Provide strategic leadership and operational oversight to campus operations including existing and online campuses, as well as launch new campuses through a scalable, regional support model to ensure operational excellence, efficiency, and best-in-class student experience.
  • As a key member of the New Location Operations Council, ensure effective campus design, construction, regulatory approvals, student recruitment and enrollment, staffing, and post-implementation support, monitoring and success.
  • Cultivate relationships and collaborate across multiple HCA Healthcare stakeholders including Clinical Operations Group, Information Technology Group, Human Resources Group, Center for Clinical Advancement, HealthTrust Workforce Solutions and Division and Hospital Nursing to support growth and expansion in new markets to drive nursing pipeline for HCA Healthcare facilities
  • Build a culture of continual process improvement, identify, analyze, and execute on opportunities to drive efficiencies and improve student and/or colleague experience through comprehensive process improvements, leveraging HCA Healthcare scale and expertise, and implement of innovative technologies and solutions.
  • Provide strategic leadership and oversight to Human Resources to ensure recruitment, onboarding, talent/leadership development, total rewards/recognition, and organizational design are optimized to achieve growth, culture, and student and colleague experience objectives.
  • Provide vision, leadership, and strategic direction to the VP of Enrollment Management, create, manage, and implement initiatives and operating processes designed to meet and exceed new student enrollment goals while always maintaining the Galen core values.
  • Work with architects, designers, and construction, in collaboration with both the academic and administrative teams, to create inspiring learning environments.
  • Collaborate with Chief Strategy Officer to select and implement expansion into new markets.
  • Contribute to the development and provide leadership in implementation of Galen College of Nursing’s strategic plan.

What qualifications you will need:


  • Bachelor's degree required, Master's degree preferred
  • 7+ years of experience in a senior leadership role required
  • Experience in leading multiple functional areas within an organization preferred
  • Equivalent combination of education and/or experience may be considered

At Galen College of Nursing, we offer a unique educational experience we call Pure Nursing. With a focus on nursing education, our knowledgeable and caring faculty and staff take personal interest in helping our students achieve their goals. Galen is regionally accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) to award Associate, Baccalaureate, and Master's Degrees. Our baccalaureate degree in nursing program is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE), and the associate and master’s degree in nursing programs are accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN). For complete information related to Galen’s accreditation status, please visit our website.




"Bricks and mortar do not make a hospital. People do."- Dr. Thomas Frist, Sr.
HCA Healthcare Co-Founder

If you are looking for an opportunity that provides satisfaction and personal growth, we encourage you to apply for our  Chief Operating Officer opening. We promptly review all applications. Highly qualified candidates will be contacted for interviews. Unlock the possibilities and apply today!

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.


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Full-time • Days 7-10 Hrs/Wkdays Only

COVID-19 Vaccination

In compliance with the emergency regulation issued by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) dated November 4, 2021, and company policy, this role MAY require you to have received the first dose of a two-dose COVID-19 vaccination series (or a one-dose COVID-19 vaccination) to meet CMS requirements, or to have applied for a medical or religious exemption (including booster for California). (For further clarification, please ask your recruiter.)

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