Development Manager: Watson Caring Science Lotus Awards

Watson Caring Science Institute | Boulder, Colorado


Welcome! Watson Caring Science Institute (WCSI) is grounded in nursing and values relating to Caring Science Theory and Philosophy developed by Dr. Jean Watson, Ph.D., RN, AHN-BC, FAAN, LL (AAN). Watson’s theory is manifest or ‘lived out’ through the 10 Caritas Processes® which are 10 universal truths or canons in which to live and work by. Our core values of inclusive, diverse, human/eco caring service to humanity and our Planet is what underpins the work we do.  Thank you for your interest in working with us.

About Watson Caring Science Institute - honoring nurses and caregivers

Watson Caring Science Institute is an international non-profit 501C(3) organization that advances the unitary philosophies, theories and practices of ‘Caring Science’, developed by Dr. Jean Watson, Ph.D., RN, AHN-BC, FAAN, LL (AAN).  Caring Science is a transdisciplinary approach that incorporates the art and science of nursing and includes concepts from the fields of philosophy, ethics, ecology and mind-body-spirit medicine.

There are an estimated 400 hospitals throughout the USA in which their professional practice model is based upon Watson’s philosophy and theory of human Caring Science. Every year there are approximately 20 national systems designated as a WCSI Affiliate. The institute has trained hundreds of Caritas Coaches® globally to translate the theory into concrete human-to-human practices that help to re-pattern the culture of healthcare (and other organizations) whereby the practitioners ‘live out’ the theory in their professional and personal lives, improving patient care, and reducing staff burn out.*(available on request)

Focusing on research, education, practice, legacy and leadership, Watson Caring Science Institute aims to deepen the development and understanding of Caring Science and Caritas Practices, to dramatically transform patient/family experiences of caring and healing in schools, hospitals, the wider community and our planet.

What We Do

We are a non-profit organization which offers unique professional development, educational and research activities for nurses and other care givers including business managers and holistic health professionals. We are the home of Watson’s Caring Science theory.

Our Mission


Our mission is to transform the current institutional healthcare model.

To advance the theory and philosophy of 'Caring Science' and the '10 Caritas Processes®' which explicitly brings Love and compassion back into caring and healthcare.

To prevent nurse 'burnout' by offering an ethical and moral framework in which to base their work and life.

To give voice to nursing and nurses and advocate for the profession.

We do this by supporting visionary leadership, mobilizing, educating and engaging nurses, institutions and other care givers within a philosophical, framework for human caring in which to base their practice. 

Our work has been proven to prevent nurse 'burnout' and secondary traumatic stress, as well as deepen exceptional patient care and staff retention. *(references available on request)

Job Summary

Position Title: Watson Lotus Awards Manager (working title)

Employment Status: contract: 1 year. Salary and position have potential to increase after the first-year evaluation.

Hours: 22.5 hours per week Monday – Friday between 9am – 5pm.

Probationary period: 3 months.

Salary Range: $42,000 per annum pro rata.

Location: Remotely within the USA. Florida California or Colorado preferred.

To be willing to travel to meetings where and when appropriate (within the USA).

Job outline:  To lead and direct all activities of the newly created Watson Caring Science Lotus Awards (name TBD) including managing, communicating awarding and formalizing Criteria and Evidence from Healthcare organizations as well as other educational human care service-related systems desiring to be associated with WCSI through the Award.

Reports To

Reports to / Accountabilities: To the Executive Director

Relationships and contacts: liaising with: Affiliate clients, potential Watson Award clients, RN CNO CFO’s and Healthcare Systems/ practitioners. WCSI faculty, Caritas Coaches® CEO, Exec Dir, administrator, website developer, trustees.

Meetings and contexts: All via zoom: weekly team meetings, weekly management meetings, quarterly WCSI Faculty meetings, annual trustee meeting. Other as required. Optional: Caritas Healing Connection sessions monthly.


Duties and responsibilities:

  • Lead on finalizing application process from start to finish including branding and marketing.
  • Lead on income generation through the development of the Watson Lotus Award
  • Communicate formal invitation to potential client healthcare/educational systems, including information about and application for re: new Watson Lotus Award; contact current and future systems/organizations using Watson Caring Science Theory and Caritas nursing practices.
  • Implementation of Application and follow up with organizations. Promote and Champion the Watson Lotus Awards including advertising and marketing/communications
  • Manage Revenue, including managing risk
  • Budget: responsible for managing the Board Approved Watson Lotus Award budget.


  • To maintain up to date knowledge of needs and values of healthcare systems using Watson’s Theory of Unitary Caring Science and respond and support them.
  • Introduce other systems to Caring Science as exemplars of best practice.
  • To identify and manage a team of minimum 3 voluntary Caritas Coach/ Senior Scholar Award reviewers.
  • To keep up to date records of data using our database once trained (Donor Engine).
  • Communicate clearly via email, phone and in person when appropriate.
  • To undertake initial assessments of potential Awardees
  • Confidentiality: ensure maintenance of client confidentiality.
  • Data protection: liaise with Exec Director to ensure compliance.
  • Reviewer recruitment and appraisal: to support Exec Director, Trustee in interviewing Voluntary evaluators/reviewers


  • To lead on, devise and evaluate and evidence value-added to potential and current Watson Awardees, as well as reporting to WCSI Board, and in funding applications
  • To create use questionnaires to collate and present outcome data. To ensure accurate record keeping
  • Management of WCSI policies and procedures, in accordance with non-profit guidelines


  • To contribute to development of fund- raising strategy.

Vision and Strategy:

  • To contribute to WCSI’s strategic direction ensuring it is aligned to our Caritas Mission, Values and Aims. Creating a caring healing environment with colleagues and clients being conscious of the 10 Caritas Processes®.


Professional Experience / Education to BA standard

Experience of / knowledge in USA Healthcare Systems, Nursing Schools or other care giving facilities. RN desired, with background of Business Admin Marketing and Sales or Event or Nurse Management. Native or advanced understanding of the English language. Previous experience related to national credentialing activities a bonus.


Hours: 22.5 hours per week Monday – Friday between 9am – 5pm.

Probationary period: 3 months.

Salary Range: $42,000 per annum pro rata.


Must be competent in social media; word, excel, powerpoint. Some knowledge in Adobe, Premier Pro or InDesign a bonus.

How to Apply

To apply please send an email with your cv and covering letter addressing the key points above to: Questions?



START DATE MARCH 1st 2021(or as agreed)

Watson Caring Science Institute is an equal opportunities employer. We welcome applications from all suitably qualified persons, regardless of their race, sex, disability, religion/belief, sexual orientation or age.

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