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Dean of Health and Wellness Services
Los Rios Community College District in Sacramento, California
Date Posted 11/17/2022
Salary $151,276 per year. LRCCD Salary Schedules -  
Employment Type
Application Deadline Open until filled

Job Posting Title

Dean of Health and Wellness Services


Los Rios Community College District (District Office)

Department Location

Student Services/Health Services

Posting Number


The Institution

The Los Rios Community College District is the second-largest, two-year public college district in California, serving approximately 75,000 students in the greater Sacramento region. The District’s 2,400 square mile service area includes Sacramento and El Dorado counties and parts of Yolo, Placer, and Solano counties and is comprised of four uniquely diverse colleges – American River, Cosumnes River, Folsom Lake, and Sacramento City colleges. In addition to each college’s main campus, the District offers educational centers in Placerville, Davis, West Sacramento, Elk Grove, Natomas, and Rancho Cordova.

The Los Rios District Office is centrally located in the heart of the Sacramento valley. The growing Capital Region has strong communities and emergent arts and dining scenes, and is nearby some of the most celebrated tourist destinations in the country – Lake Tahoe, Napa Valley, and San Francisco. The Sacramento area is a great place to live and work.

The District has approximately 6,000 employees throughout our four colleges and District Office complex. The District Office is centrally located between all four colleges and provides welcoming, inclusive, and equitable environments for Los Rios students, employees, and our community partners. Our departments strive for the highest quality in all programs, services, and activities, and are focused on advancing the learning of our diverse student population through improved academic and social outcomes.

Our Vision
Our Colleges offer equity-minded, academically rigorous, student success centered education. Our objective is to help our students successfully achieve their academic goals, whether they want to transfer to a four-year college or university, earn an associate degree, or obtain one of more than 100 certificates in high demand career fields.

Position Summary

Under the direction of the Associate Vice Chancellor of Educational Services, the Dean provides leadership for the Student Health and Wellness Center across the four colleges: American River College, Cosumnes River College, Folsom Lake College, and Sacramento City College, which includes the provision of health and mental health services to students.

The responsibilities of the Dean of the Student Health and Wellness Services includes, but are not limited to planning, developing and implementing comprehensive programs and activities designed to facilitate the physical and emotional well-being of students, thereby improving retention and academic success.

This position is equivalent to a Director of Health Services in non-postsecondary institutions.

Assignment Responsibilities

Typical duties may include, but are not limited to:

  • Planning, supervising, and providing leadership for the day-to-day operation of each college’s Student Health and Wellness Centers, including staff, faculty, consultants and student workers.
  • Developing and implementing health and wellness programs, policies and procedures and coordinating student health programs and services for students.
  • Providing on-site supervision of Los Rios CCD’s four college health and wellness centers.
  • Collaborating and coordinating health and wellness service delivery with key college stakeholders, including, the college Vice Presidents of Student Services and coordinating a monthly advisory committee to obtain feedback on college and student needs and to inform program planning efforts.
  • Developing annual budgets and monitoring expenditures.
  • Monitoring and maintaining regular inventories of supplies in each of the centers.
  • Evaluating and recommending equipment/supply purchases and service contracts.
  • Providing information and referrals to individuals and groups about health-related issues, including health education and promotion.
  • Ensuring compliance with district policies and procedures as well as established health and safety regulations.
  • Preparing guidelines and manuals to cover the methods and conduct of programs and services supervised.
  • Gathering and maintaining health data on students and analyzing student physical and mental health data trends.
  • Organizing and participating in the preparation and maintenance of administrative records and reports related to health services activities and finances, including an up- to-date referral database and directory of off-campus social/medical services available to students.
  • Designing, developing, implementing, and evaluating district-wide health education programs and services.
  • Monitoring progress in achievement of Student Health and Wellness Center goals and objectives, assessing service delivery needs, and completing annual program reviews.
  • Preparing recommendations for the continued development of student health programs.
  • Implementing and maintaining electronic medical filing systems, and ensuring compliance with all privacy laws, policies and regulations.
  • Initiating and leading collaborations with county and community agencies to provide on-site health and wellness services for students.
  • Seeking opportunities to serve on county/community advisory committees to stay current on health trends/needs of students.
  • Serving on college/district committees as needed/requested.
  • Providing collaborative leadership in the development and implementation of crisis prevention programs including the review of campus safety procedures, and other health/safety-related areas.
  • Ensuring departmental area(s) are maintained in a safe, clean, and orderly condition.
  • Coordinating with the district’s contracted licensed medical consultants regularly on health service related issues and needs.
  • Evaluating the performance of assigned staff and nursing faculty to assess individual performance and recommend developmental practices.
  • Maintaining currency of qualifications for area of assignment.
  • Performing other duties as assigned.

This position requires the following knowledge and skills:
  • Strategic planning and program development.
  • Effective organizational, program planning, and coordination, including principles of strategic planning.
  • Communicate effectively orally and in writing to successfully direct the day to day operations of the Student Health and Wellness program.
  • Ability to generate, use and apply data to develop statistical reports to evaluate program effectiveness for continuous program improvement and to meet federal, state and district reporting requirements.
  • Develop and maintain collegial relationships with district and college administrators, staff, faculty, and community stakeholders.
  • Ability to supervise, lead, and schedule staff.
  • Conducting employee evaluations.
  • Applying knowledge of physical and mental health education to develop services for students.
  • Using budget development and budget management techniques to ensure the departments under scope of responsibility have adequate funding to purchase medical equipment/supplies, and to continue providing student health services.
  • Developing protocols for the Student Health and Wellness Center based on intervention strategies, mandated reporting requirements, state/federal regulations regarding medical and mental health records, and state regulations regarding student health and mental health services in the community college.
  • Devising methods to collect and analyze departmental data to project funding needs, staffing needs, and to determine the influence that departmental operations have on student success.
  • Developing and applying flexibility, resourcefulness, and creative approaches to unique problems with an understanding of the full college-wide context.
  • Have an equity-minded focus, responsiveness, sensitivity, and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, gender identify, sexual orientation, and ethnic backgrounds of community college students; and successfully foster and support an inclusive educational and workplace environment.
  • Assist in the coordination and response to health crises as they arise.

Work Year

12 month

Work Schedule

The assignment may include day, evening, weekend, and/or off-campus hours.

Special Requirements

Employees must hold/obtain and maintain the necessary licenses, certificate, etc., as needed for external agency(ies) accreditation/certification.

Minimum Qualifications

  1. Have a master’s degree in Nursing, Health Education, Social Work, Clinical Psychology, Counseling, Health Care Administration, Public Health, or Community Health OR related majors. All degrees must be from an accredited institution and completed by January 1, 2023.
  2. Minimum two years experience working in a health care setting.
  3. Hold valid and current California health care and/or mental health care licensure appropriate for graduate degree earned.
  4. Two or more years’ experience in a leadership or administrative/management role.
  5. Have an equity-minded focus, responsiveness, and sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, and ethnic backgrounds of community college students, including those with physical or learning disabilities as it relates to differences in learning styles; and successfully foster and support an inclusive educational and employment environment.

Applicant must meet the minimum qualifications of a faculty discipline at the college. To review the minimum qualifications for faculty disciplines, refer to Minimum Qualifications for Faculty and Administrators’ in California Community Colleges which can be found at the California Community Colleges website then “Minimum Qualifications Handbook”.

Application Instructions

Applicants applying to this position are REQUIRED to complete and submit:
  1. Los Rios Community College District Application
  2. Resume or Curriculum Vitae
  3. Letter of Interest
  4. Unofficial transcripts of college/university work
  5. Copy of valid and current health/mental health care license, if using to meet minimum qualifications as stated above.

  • Applications submitted without all required documents, listed above, will be disqualified.
  • Applicants indicating “see resume” on the application will not have that referenced experience considered for minimum qualifications, which may lead to the application being disqualified.
  • Applicants, including current Los Rios Community College District employees, are required to provide official transcripts, if required to meet the minimum qualifications for the position.
  • Applicants are required to submit official transcripts within 60 days of the time of hire.
  • Graduate advising documents and grade reports will not be accepted as official transcripts.
  • Individuals who have completed college or university course work at an institution in a country other than the United States must obtain a complete evaluation of foreign transcripts, degrees, and other relevant documents.
  • A foreign transcript evaluation is required any time foreign course work is used to meet minimum qualifications and/or salary placement even if the foreign transcript has been accepted by a college or university in the United States.
  • Foreign transcript evaluations are ONLY accepted from AICE (Association of International Credential Evaluations, Inc.) or NACES (The National Association of Credential Evaluation Services) agencies or evaluators. For additional information on foreign transcript evaluations click here.

Do not submit additional materials that are not requested.


$151,276 per year. LRCCD Salary Schedules

Additional Salary Information

Additional stipend for an earned doctorate from an accredited university.

Posting Date


Closing Date


Open Continuously


Beginning and/or Ending Dates

Full-time, Educational Administrative Position
Beginning on (or about) February 1, 2023

How and where to apply

Please visit our Frequently Asked Questions for complete information on how to apply online with our District. If you need assistance with any phase of the application process, please call (916) 568-3112 during regular business hours 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. PST, Monday through Friday.

After hour inquiries should be emailed to Submission of applications are by 11:59 p.m., of the posting closing date.


Offers of employment are contingent upon the successful clearance from a criminal background check, freedom from tuberculosis, and proof of identity and eligibility to work in the United States prior to the first day of work. The District may select additional qualified candidates should unexpected vacancies or needs occur. When education is a requirement for the position, official academic transcripts from the accredited college/university must be submitted within 60 days of hire.

For the latest information on the COVID Vaccine mandate, please visit the COVID Vaccine Requirements informational page.

Contingent on funding and eligibility, successful candidates selected for a face-to-face interview may be eligible to apply for partial reimbursement of travel expenses. For candidate travel reimbursement information, click here.

Administrative positions may be subject to the District’s Conflict of Interest Code, and a statement of economic interest is required within thirty (30) days following appointment to the position. Management/Executive positions are exempt from overtime provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act.

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