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Assistant Dean, Health Science and Human Services/Director of Nursing
South Orange County Community College District in Mission Viejo, California
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Date Posted 03/11/2019
Salary 20 ($134,268 - $188,904) Salary placement in this range will be based upon comparable experience and qualifications. -  
Employment Type Academic Administrat
Application Deadline Open until filled

Classification Title

Assistant Dean, Health Science and Human Services/Director of Nursing

Job Category:

Academic Administrators

Job Open Date:


Initial Screening Date


Position ID:


Job Open ID:


Position Title:

Assistant Dean, Health Science and Human Services/Director of Nursing


20-Saddleback College


Administration (SC-054-000)


12 Months/Year

Salary Schedule Link:

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Pay Basis:


Pay Range:

20 ($134,268 - $188,904) Salary placement in this range will be based upon comparable experience and qualifications.

% of Range:


Hours per week:


Work Schedule

PLEASE NOTE: The District will observe an alternative 4/10 work schedule from the week of May 31, 2019 through the week of August 9, 2019 - exceptions may apply.

Receives Benefits:


Classification Benefits:

The District provides California State Teachers Retirement System (STRS), and offers a comprehensive package including holidays, sick, vacation, and personal necessity time; and, insurance benefits which include medical and dental insurance, a vision-care plan, life insurance and dependent life coverage, accidental death and dismemberment coverage, a long-term disability income-protection plan, and a legal plan. All premiums are fully paid by the District.

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Summary Description:

To serve as administrator and supervisor of the nursing program of the Health Sciences and Human Services division of the college; provide leadership to develop, organize and implement the program’s goals and objectives; provide leadership to plan, develop, organize, schedule, direct, improve and evaluate the nursing program’s curriculum and related student support services in consultation with academic chairs, faculty and classified staff.

To foster a culture of collaboration, mutual respect, innovation, and continuous improvement throughout the District; lead by example; actively participate in and support District-wide participatory governance components and activities and other collaborative processes; encourage professional excellence among the staff and promote an organizational culture of customer service, innovation, and quality services.


Receives general direction from the Dean of Health Sciences and Human Services or designee of the President.

Exercises functional and technical supervision over academic, professional technical, and classified staff as assigned.

Representative Duties:

Duties may include, but are not limited to the example of duties listed in Job Duties. Please see Job Duties for details.

Knowledge of:

A community college system.
All divisions and their inter-relationships; a thorough knowledge of the various student support services required to enhance instruction.
Applicable District policies and local, State and federal laws, codes and regulations, including Title V and California Education Code.
Basic data collection and analysis related to student learning outcomes, retention, and success.
California Community Colleges basic skills initiative.
Community relations and external resource development.
Computer systems and software applications related to the nursing program.
Curriculum development.
District safety policies and procedures.
Evidence of sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, and ethnic backgrounds of students, faculty and staff.
Evidence of understanding and experience with the principles of collegial consultation.
Interpersonal skills including tact, patience and diplomacy.
Management techniques that encourage creativity improve efficiency and increase productivity.
Oral and written communication skills.
Organizational and management practices as applied to the nursing program.
Participatory governance process and venue fostering open communication among divisions, programs and services.
Principles and practices of budget preparation and management.
Principles and practices of training and supervision.
Principles of program evaluation, student assessment, and organizational development.
Role and purpose of technological systems in providing online instruction, instructional support and student services.
Team-oriented leadership style.
Web page design, Blackboard and/or other course management systems, and other instructional and student services software.

Ability to:

Advocate for the nursing program and needs.
Analyze problems, identify alternative solutions, project consequences of proposed actions and implement recommendations in support of goals.
Assess, manage, implement, use and apply technology in the management and delivery of the nursing program.
Assist in forecasting current and future needs and costs affecting the nursing program.
Collect, compile and analyze data.
Communicate clearly, concisely and effectively, both orally and in writing, with diverse constituencies within and outside of the District.
Demonstrate commitment to academic and professional excellence.
Demonstrate flexibility and adaptability.
Develop markets and promotional strategies for courses, services and projects related to foundational skills that will promote enrollment growth, retention and student success.
Develop, prepare and administer the nursing program budgets.
Embrace and work effectively within a system of participatory governance.
Encourage professional excellence among the staff and promote an organizational culture of customer service, innovation, and quality services.
Establish and maintain effective, harmonious, and collaborative relationships with a diverse population of students, staff and community.
Exercise initiative and work independently.
Exercise judgment or choice among possible actions, sometimes without clear precedents and often with concern for the consequences of the action.
Interact effectively with diverse students, staff, faculty and administrators.
Interpret, analyze, apply and explain applicable local, state and federal laws and regulations.
Interpret, apply and explain applicable District policies and procedures.
Lead, train, supervise, and evaluate assigned staff.
Learn District and College organization, operations and objectives.
Manage complex budgets including grants.
Operate computer/applications software, including database management, spreadsheet, word processing and software related to the nursing program.
Operate modern office equipment such as computer, printer, calculator, copier and facsimile machine.
Perform with tact, patience and sensitivity.
Plan and organize work.
Plan, evaluate and supervise delivery of instructional programs and strategies.
Plan, organize, coordinate, manage and expedite assigned projects and activities related to assignment in a manner conducive to full performance and high morale.
Prepare oral and written reports and recommendations.
Provide leadership, training, and support for faculty who wish to explore innovative approaches to student learning using instructional technology.
Read, interpret, and explain laws, rules and regulations, and to develop and implement personnel policies and procedures.
Relate effectively to people of varied academic, cultural and socioeconomic background using tact, diplomacy and courtesy.
Represent the college at the community, State and national levels.
Resolve conflicts and solve problems.
Serve as an effective management team member.
Train and provide supervision and work direction to others as assigned.
Understand and effectively and collaboratively work in a complicated multi-college environment, as well as within a system of community college districts.
Use independent judgment in the interpretation and application of rules, regulations, policies and procedures.
Work collaboratively with administration, classified management, faculty, staff and students.
Work effectively in a fast paced environment with numerous interruptions.

Education and Experience Guidelines:

Any combination of education and experience that would likely provide the required knowledge and abilities is qualifying.


A Master’s degree from an accredited college or university with an emphasis in nursing or nursing education.

An earned doctorate from an accredited college or university is preferred.


At least three years of successful faculty experience at the postsecondary level in nursing.

At least one year of successful postsecondary administrative/supervisory experience in nursing.

Evidence of a sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, physically challenged, and ethnic backgrounds of community college students.

License or Certificate:

Certification as a Registered Nurse and a valid California driver’s license.

Conditions of Employment:

The work environment and physical demands described here are representative of those required by an employee to perform the essential functions of this job successfully. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Work Environment:

Standard office setting. Typically, duties are performed in an office environment while sitting at a desk or computer workstation. An incumbent also visits instructional sites and is subject to contact with others, frequent interruptions, noise from talking or office equipment and demanding legal timelines. At least minimal environmental controls to assure health and comfort.

Physical Demands:

The incumbent regularly sits for long periods, walks short distances on a regular basis, travels to various locations to visit instructional sites, attend meetings and conduct work; uses hands and fingers to operate an electronic keyboard or other office machines; reaches with hands and arms, speaks clearly and distinctly to answer telephones and to provide information; sees to read fine print and operate computer; hears and understands voices over telephone and in person; and lifts, carries, and/or moves objects weighing up to 10 pounds.

Duties and Responsibilities

Provide leadership in the administration of the nursing program of the Health Sciences and Human Services division of the college, including personnel management, in accordance with laws, regulations, District policy and collective bargaining agreements; direct and evaluate the Associate Degree Nursing Program.

Duties and Responsibilities

Analyze, interpret and monitor the student success rates of assigned programs and student preparedness and recommend change as needed.

Duties and Responsibilities

Participate in the development of the College’s strategic plan, communicating the needs, goals, plans and overall role of areas of assignment.

Duties and Responsibilities

Lead, direct and approve the planning, development, organizing, scheduling, direction, performance and evaluation of the curriculum, instruction and services of the nursing program.

Duties and Responsibilities

Lead the nursing program in planning, program development and performance of the mission and in carrying out the College’s mission, goals and objectives.

Duties and Responsibilities

Formulate and develop long and short-range goals and strategic plans, including staffing, facilities, curriculum and educational philosophy; assure consistency of plans with other college and District plans; prepare long-range plans and statements of goals and objectives.

Duties and Responsibilities

Communicate with College, District, State, and federal personnel to coordinate instructional needs, programs, services and activities; resolve conflicts and issues and develop new and effective certificate and degree programs; provide leadership in delivery of courses, certificates, and degrees for the nursing program.

Duties and Responsibilities

Develop, prepare, submit, administer, monitor and review annual budgets for the nursing program, including annual budget requests for equipment, supplies and personnel; direct the acquisition, maintenance and use of both instructional and non-instructional equipment; and maintain an equipment-replacement plan; direct the maintenance of adequate records and controls to assure instructional division expenditures and operations remain within established budget limitations; monitor and approve purchase requisitions and prepare agenda items for Board approval as needed.

Duties and Responsibilities

Direct fundraising and financial development for the nursing program; disseminate information about the availability of external funding; communicate with faculty members and administrators regarding grants relevant to their academic field; provide information concerning specific funding sources; coordinate timelines and protocol for grants.

Duties and Responsibilities

Direct the preparation and maintenance of detailed and comprehensive reports, records and files regarding instructional division personnel, facilities, and activities.

Duties and Responsibilities

Train, supervise and evaluate the performance of assigned probationary and tenured academic and classified staff in keeping with the policies of the Board of Trustees and administrative procedures; visit classroom/work sites and observe and evaluate methods and effectiveness.

Duties and Responsibilities

Participate in the selection of new faculty and classified staff and temporary professional staff in accordance with District policies and legal requirements.

Duties and Responsibilities

Interface with the community and external agencies in all matters of community relations and academic affairs associated with the nursing program.

Duties and Responsibilities

Organize, attend or chair a variety of administrative and staff meetings related to strategic planning, budget, curriculum, advisory committees and other activities; participate in collegial consultation, participatory governance and appropriate advisory committee meetings and provide in-service and workshops for employees.

Duties and Responsibilities

Supervise the planning, organization and arranging of appropriate staff development programs and activities for faculty and staff; orient new employees and direct the implementation of flex time procedures.

Duties and Responsibilities

Direct and approve curriculum development; direct the acquisition, maintenance, and use of instructional equipment; and maintain an equipment and technology replacement plan.

Duties and Responsibilities

Identify facility needs and help direct planning for the movement, creation or elimination of facilities for program.

Duties and Responsibilities

Promote the nursing program and arrange for the development of promotional materials and college publications; manage assigned facilities and approve all assigned facilities usage.

Duties and Responsibilities

Attend workshops, professional conferences, and trade shows for program planning and development; serve on a variety of campus, District, community, and State committees; and meet with representatives of business, industry, and local government.

Duties and Responsibilities

Maintain current knowledge of instructional methods and new technologies pertinent to the nursing program; monitor legislation, new State Education Code regulations and other State guidelines to determine impact on nursing program.

Duties and Responsibilities

Provide leadership and advocacy to enhance innovation and participation in issues related to the field of nursing to ensure student success; communicate the changing expectations, trends and needs of educational preparation effectively to College personnel.

Duties and Responsibilities

Assist assigned Dean of Health Sciences and Human Services and the Vice President for Instruction in the resolution of student and faculty concerns related to the nursing program.

Duties and Responsibilities

Create a positive campus climate that fosters innovation in curriculum development for instruction and services in the nursing program; work with the community, business, industry and other educational institutions to promote the nursing program; contribute to the development and implementation of a coordinated outreach, marketing and public relations process and plan for the nursing program.

Duties and Responsibilities

Assist dean in providing direction for the development of new programs, including contribution to the development or redesign of curriculum, and assist in coordinating program approvals as appropriate.

Duties and Responsibilities

Work collaboratively and develop partnerships/agreements with advisory boards, professional associations, K-12 and transfer institutions, business and industry; cultivate and promote positive and substantive relationships with local business and industry; serve as a leader and advocate for the College within the business community.

Duties and Responsibilities

Demonstrate sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability and ethnic backgrounds of students.

Duties and Responsibilities

Perform related duties as assigned.

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