Director of the Wellness Center

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Director of the Wellness Center

San Mateo County Community College District

Posting Number: 2014592S
Department: Health Services CSM (DEPT)
Location: College of San Mateo
Position Number: 4F0317
Percentage of Full Time: 100%
FLSA: Exempt (does not accrue overtime)
Months per Year: 12
If other, please specify:
Salary Range:
Min Salary: $119,724 (annual)
Max Salary: $151,668 (annual)
Position Type: Administrative/Supervisory Positions

Who We Are:
The San Mateo County Community District is committed to achieving educational equity for all students. As outlined in the District’s Strategic Plan, “success, equity, and social justice for our students are longstanding goals.” The District’s “Students First” Strategic Plan is focused on “Student Success, Equity and Social Justice.” We provide students with a rich and dynamic learning experience that embraces differences — emphasizing collaboration and engaging students in and out of the classroom, encouraging them to realize their goals, and to become global citizens and socially responsible leaders. When you join our team at San Mateo County Community College District, you can expect to be part of an inclusive, innovative and equity-focused community that approaches higher education as a matter of social justice that requires broad collaboration among faculty, classified staff, administration, students and community partners.

The College and the District:
College of San Mateo, which was designated as a Hispanic Serving Institution in 2014, is part of the San Mateo County Community College District, which currently enrolls approximately 23,000 students, the majority of whom are from minoritized populations. Of the students at College of San Mateo, 3.0% are African-American, 0.1% are American Indian, 19.8% are Asian, 6.8% are Filipino, 19.9% are Latinx, 2.2% are Pacific Islander, 28.1% are White, 17.6% are Multi-Ethnic, and 2.5% are unknown.

Who We Want:
We value the ability to serve students from a broad range of cultural heritages, socioeconomic backgrounds, genders, abilities and orientations. Therefore, we prioritize applicants who demonstrate they understand the benefits diversity brings to a professional educational community. The successful candidate will be an equity-minded individual committed to collaborating with faculty, classified staff, administration, students and community partners who are also committed to closing equity gaps. The San Mateo County Community District seeks employees who value mentorship and working in a collegial, collaborative environment, guided by a commitment to helping all students achieve their educational goals.

The Position:
Reporting to the Dean of Enrollment and Student Support Programs, the Director of the Wellness Center will provide overall leadership and coordination to, plan, manage and supervise staff, programs, budgets, and services provided by the SparkPoint Center, Personal Counseling Center, and Health Center. Public contact is extensive and includes staff, students, other educational institutions, business and community representatives and leaders, campus visitors, and the general public. A high degree of independent judgment and creativity are required to resolve minor and major problems that arise. The Director of The Wellness Center supervises the work of faculty, classified, and other staff and student assistants as assigned.

Duties and Responsibilities:
The duties below are representative of the duties of the classification and are not intended to cover all of the duties performed by the incumbent(s) of any particular position. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the scope of work is similar, related, or a logical assignment to this classification.

1. Provides day-to-day coordination of all three programs in College of San Mateo’s Wellness Center: the SparkPoint Center, the Personal Counseling Center, and the Health Center

2. Works with administration, faculty, and staff across the campus and program staff at partner organizations (United Way) to ensure successful implementation of the Center in accordance with grant, institutional, state, and federal guidelines

3. Supervises a diverse staff assigned to the programs under the areas of supervision

4. Assesses annual department or program staffing requirements and recommends changes to staffing as required

5. Develops and manages the program budgets, including preparation of federal, state, and local reports ensuring compliance with local, state, and federal expenditure guidelines

6. Leads and participates in the research, preparation, application for, and follow-up procedures required for grants and other external sources of funding

7. Ensures that the Health Center meets all state and federal guidelines and regulations (CLIA, FPACT etc.)

8. Maintains student health and personal counseling records, files, and accident reports, including treatment records/logs, immunization records, allergy information, and hearing/vision screening to include computer data entry of information while assuring confidentiality at all times

9. Ensures that all information is documented clearly, accurately, and legally

10. Participates in a variety of committees and staff meetings

11. Performs related duties as assigned

Minimum Qualifications:
• Possession of a Master’s degree or above in nursing and a California Public Health Nurse certificate OR a Bachelor’s degree in nursing, a California Public Health Nurse certificate, and a Master’s degree or above in health education, sociology, psychology, counseling, health care administration, public health or community health, or the equivalent

Other health services personnel shall not be subject to statewide minimum qualifications; however, all personnel shall possess appropriate valid, current licensure or certification to practice in California when required by law. Ancillary personnel shall work under appropriate supervision when required by their license laws.

• Three years of increasingly responsible experience in program planning; assessment; implementation and evaluation; staff supervision; grant writing; budget planning and reporting; research and data analysis• Demonstrated cultural competence, sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, and ethnic backgrounds of community college students, faculty, and staff

Physical Requirements:
This classification requires sitting for long periods of time, pushing and pulling, and visual acuity. The ability to type, use phone, stand intermittently, walk, bend and stoop, occasionally lift, carry, push, pull or otherwise move objects of light to moderate weight, work at a computer, including sitting and viewing a monitor for various lengths of time, repetitive use of keyboard, mouse or other control device, dexterity of hands and fingers to operate keyboard, hearing and speaking to communicate and provide information to others; ability to operate a motor vehicle and drive to off campus locations in order to perform the essential functions.

Equivalence to Minimum Qualifications:

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
1. Knowledge of the procedures required for budget planning, assessment, implementation, reporting, and tracking

2. Understanding of and commitment to the role and purpose of the community college

3. Demonstrated knowledge and experience with disadvantaged and underrepresented students

4. Knowledge of a variety of innovative health education strategies, techniques, and practices

5. Demonstrated skill in oral communication, including public speaking and in written communication

6. Skill in implementing both short and long range operational plans and procedures

7. Knowledge of and skill in working under federal, state, and local regulations, policies and procedures

8. Proficiency in use of a variety of computer software and database programs related to student and other educational services

9. Working knowledge of Title V and other governmental regulations as they apply to students with mental health challenges and community college health centers

10. Experience in providing short-term personal and crisis counseling to students from diverse backgrounds

11. Experience with intervention programs that support student success

12. Experience developing innovative programs that strengthen the quality of services provided to low-income students, students with mental health challenges, and students who access community college health services

13. Knowledge of and experience making appropriate college and community referrals

14. Recent successful experience in a student health services, emergency care, public health services or student mental health setting

15. Skill in respectful, tactful and sensitive interaction with people who are diverse in their academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, and ethnic backgrounds

Preferred Qualifications:

Benefits include paid holidays, vacation and sick leave. The District pays all or a portion of monthly medical plan premiums (depending on the coverage) and pays all of the monthly dental and vision plan premiums for employees and eligible dependents. Additional paid benefits include life insurance, salary continuance insurance, and an Employee Assistance Program. Optional tax-deferred flexible benefit 403(b) and 457 plans are also available. Academic managers participate in the State Teachers’ Retirement System, a defined-benefit retirement plan through the State of California. Employees may also be eligible for various first-time homebuyer programs.

Open Date: 05/07/2018
First Review Date: 06/29/2018
Close Date:
Open Until Filled: Yes

Special Instructions Summary:
Required Application Materials All applicants are required to submit: 1. A completed online District application form (go to to complete the application and to apply for this position). 2. A resume that details all relevant education, training, and other work experience. 3. A cover letter of no more than 3 pages that addresses the applicant’s cultural competence, sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, and ethnic backgrounds of community college students, faculty, and staff as well as the applicant’s qualifications as they relate to the requirements, knowledge, skills, and abilities listed in this announcement. Candidates for interview will be selected from among those who most closely meet the requirements and knowledge, skills and abilities. Meeting the minimum qualifications does not guarantee an interview. As part of the interview process, candidates may be asked to demonstrate job-related knowledge and skills. For questions related to this posting, please contact: SMCCCD Office of Human Resources 3401 CSM Drive, San Mateo, CA 94402 Tel.: (650) 574-6555 Fax:(650) 574-6574 Web Page:

Conditions of Employment:
Prior to employment, the selected candidate will be required to complete the following:

1. Submit official transcripts (applies to all faculty or educational administrative positions)
2. Submit verifications of prior employment
3. Satisfactory references
4. Successfully being cleared for employment through the background checking process

In addition to background checks, the District may review publicly available information about a candidate on the Internet. If a candidate is aware of incorrect or inaccurate information that is available on the Internet, the candidate is welcome to address such an issue with the Office of Human Resources.

5. Present original documents for proof of eligibility to work in the United States
6. Approval of your employment by the SMCCCD Board of Trustees
7. Provide a certificate of Tuberculosis exam for initial employment.
8. Have fingerprints taken by a Live Scan computer (Clearance must be received prior to first day of employment). Please note that the California Education Code requires, in part, that community college districts shall not employ or retain in employment persons in public school service who have been convicted of certain felonies, a misdemeanor drug charge (including alcohol offenses) or misdemeanor moral turpitude (sexual offense) crime. However, consideration may be given to those whose drug convictions occurred more than five years ago. A conviction for other crimes may not necessarily disqualify you from the job for which you may be applying.

EEO Statement:
The San Mateo County Community College District is an Equal Opportunity Employer that seeks to employ individuals who represent the rich diversity of cultures, language groups, and abilities of its surrounding communities.

Applicants who have disabilities may request that special accommodations be made in order to complete the selection process. Accommodation request forms and a copy of the Americans with Disabilities Act applicant procedures are available in the Office of Human Resources.

Annual Security Report:
San Mateo County Community College District’s (SMCCCD) 2017 Annual Security Report (ASR), required by the Clery Act, includes statistics for the previous three years concerning reported crimes that occurred on campus; in certain off-campus buildings owned or controlled by SMCCCD; and on public property within, or immediately adjacent to and accessible from SMCCCD. Our 2017 Annual Security Report also outlines various campus safety and security policies, such as those concerning crime reporting, prevention and response to sexual and gender violence, alcohol and drug use, crime prevention, emergency response and evacuation procedures, and other matters. The 2017 Annual Security Report also includes important tips to help every member of the community remain safe and avoid becoming a victim of crime. The 2017 Annual Security Report is now available at You can also obtain a copy of this report by contacting the Department of Public Safety at the District Office or any of the three Campuses (650) 738-7000.

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Posted: 5/9/2018
Application Due: 7/26/2018
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