Director of Student Health and Wellness Center

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Job Posting Title Director of Student Health and Wellness Center Location Los Rios Community College District (American River College) Department Location Student Services Posting Number AE00198P The Institution

Founded in 1955, American River College (ARC) is one of the largest institutions of higher education in the Sacramento region, serving about 30,000 diverse students each fall and spring at its main campus and centers.

Our Strengths
The college has an outstanding record for academic quality and is among the top community colleges in the state for transferring students to the University of California and California State University systems. The College offers education and support for students to strengthen basic skills, earn associate degrees and certificates, transfer to other colleges and universities, and achieve career as well as other academic and personal goals. ARC also has a strong reputation for its wide array of career programs, in areas such as Healthcare, Hospitality, Human Services, Business & Computer Science, Public Safety, Applied Arts, Advanced Transportation and Manufacturing and Apprenticeship.

Our Vision
Our vision is to transform the future of all students and our community through inclusive, equitable education. The college seeks individuals who share our mission of placing students first by providing an academically rich, inclusive environment that inspires critical thinking, learning and achievement, and responsible participation in the community.

Our Commitment to Social Justice & Equity
American River College strives to uphold the dignity and humanity of every student and employee. We are committed to equity and social justice through equity-minded education, transformative leadership, and community engagement. We believe this commitment is essential to achieving our mission and enhancing our community. The college seeks candidates who are committed to culturally inclusive practices and serving ARC’s student population. Faculty and staff are encouraged to engage in ongoing development of their professional skills. The college thus supports employee engagement in a broad range of trainings, workshops and activities such as the Equity Action Institute, the New Faculty Academy, and the Classified Leadership Academy. In addition, faculty and staff regularly participate in trainings offered through the college’s Center for Teaching and Learning and its Instructional Technology Center.

Position Summary

Under the administrative direction of the Vice President of Student Services and Dean of Admissions and Transition Services, the Director provides leadership for the Student Health & Wellness Center. The responsibilities of the Director of the Student Health & Wellness Center include, 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.

The college maintains a focus on knowledge in the following areas:
● Federal, State and local laws, policies and regulations relating to student health programs.
● Budget development, administration, and management principles.
● Health education, mental health services, and national health observances.
● State and national standards for the proper licensing for allied health care professionals, physicians, and mental health professionals.
● Mandated reporting protocols for medical and mental health situations.
● State and federal regulations regarding the development, storage, and release of medical records, incident reports, and mental health records.

The college maintains a focus on skills in the following areas:
● Supervising, leading, and scheduling support 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 & 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.

The college maintains a focus on the ability to:
● Develop clinical protocols for the Student Health & Wellness Center that comply with state and federal regulations that govern the practice of medicine and mental health within community colleges and that are also sensitive to the needs of the college student population.
● Develop and maintain collegiate relationship with staff, health agencies, community college health services organizations, and members of the community to help the Student Health & Wellness Center achieve their mission and program goals.
● Communicate effectively orally and in writing to successfully direct the day to day operations of the Student Health & Wellness Center.
● Prepare and maintain a variety of records and reports.
● Use assessment tools to determine the departmental strengths, weaknesses, areas for improvement, and the impact that departmental operations have on student success.
● Act as an advocate for the Center with county, state, and federal agencies to increase access to health and mental health services for students.
● Adequately staff the Student Health & Wellness Center by adhering to the District’s and College’s policies governing employment and contracts.

Assignment Responsibilities

Typical duties may include, but are not limited to:
● Planning, supervising, and providing leadership for the day-to-day operation of the Student Health & Wellness Center, including staff, faculty, consultants and/or student workers.
● Developing annual budgets and monitoring expenditures.
● Monitoring regular inventories of supplies.
● Evaluating and recommending equipment/supply purchases and service contracts.
● Providing information and referrals to individuals and groups about on-going health problems and education, preventive health measures, and health promotion.
● Health education and promotion through workshops for staff, faculty, and students, including classroom presentations, creating newsletters, posters, etc. in areas such as sexual health, tobacco/smoking cessation, substance abuse, violence prevention, mental health, and communicable disease prevention.
● Supervising, assigning, training, and evaluating assigned personnel, including student workers, staff, and/or consultants.
● Developing and implementing programs, policies and procedures and coordinating student health programs and services for students.
● Ensuring compliance with district policies and procedures.
● Preparing guidelines and manuals to cover the methods and conduct of programs and services supervised.
● Gathering and maintaining health data on students.
● Analyzing student health data trends,
● Maintaining necessary health records, including statistical data.
● 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.
● Designing, developing, implementing, and evaluating campus-wide health education programs and services.
● Monitoring progress in achievement of Student Health & Wellness Center goals and objectives.
● Assessing and projecting service needs.
● Preparing recommendations for the continued development of student health programs.
● Implementing and maintaining electronic medical filing system, and ensuring compliance with all privacy policies and regulations.
● Initiating, contacting, and collaborating with county and community agencies to provide on-site services for students.
● Serving as the primary contact for ensuring contracts with those agencies with whom services will be provided.
● Seeking opportunities to serve on county/community advisory committees to stay current on health trends/needs of students.
● Serving on College committees.
● Providing collaborative leadership in the development of Crisis Prevention, implementation and review of campus safety procedures, and other health/safety-related areas.
● Maintaining and distributing current off campus health care information such as, physicians, dentists, laboratory facilities, mental health, and sexual health services to the college community.
● Maintaining a variety of health information, brochures, and pamphlets for students and staff.
● Attending a variety of meetings as required.
● Maintaining departmental area(s) in a safe, clean, orderly condition.
● Assuring compliance with established safety procedures and regulations.
● Maintaining currency of qualifications for area of assignment.
● Completing the Student Services Outcomes (SSO) assessment, Program Review, and Program Planning for the Student Health & Wellness Center to measure the effectiveness of wellness workshops.
● Evaluating the performance of assigned staff to assess individual performance and recommend developmental practices.
● Performing other duties as assigned.

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

Work Year 12 month Work Schedule Total Hrs per Week/Day 40 hours per week Special Requirements Minimum Qualifications

1. Have a master’s degree from an accredited institution, completed by July 2019, in Nursing AND a California Public Health Nurse certificate; OR, have a bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution, completed by July 2019 in Nursing, a California Public Health Nurse certificate, AND a Master’s Degree in Health Education, Sociology, Psychology, Counseling, Health Care Administration, Public Health, or Community Health.

2. A valid, current California license as a Registered Nurse.

3. One (1) year of formal training, internship, or leadership experience reasonably related to the administrator’s assignment.

4. 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.

1. Experience within a college health center as Administrator or Supervisor
*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 on our website at; select “Los Rios Jobs”, then “Minimum Qualifications for Faculty and Administrators”.

Application Instructions

Applicants applying to this position are REQUIRED to complete fully and submit:

1. Los Rios Community College District Administrative Application
2. Unofficial transcripts of college/university work
3. Valid/current California license as a Registered Nurse/California Public Health Nurse certificate
4. Resume
5. Two letters of recommendation (If using Interfolio please send attachments to [email protected])
6. Letter of Interest

● Applications submitted without all required documents, listed above, will be disqualified. Applicants indicating “see resume” on the online application will be disqualified.

● Graduate advising documents and grade reports will not be accepted as unofficial transcripts.

● Los Rios employees are also required to submit unofficial copies of 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. Foreign Degree Transcript Evaluations click here

Do not submit additional materials that are not requested.

Physical Demands Salary $106,830 annually LRCCD Salary Schedules Additional Salary Information Additional stipend for an earned doctorate from an accredited university. Posting Detail Information

Posting Date 05/16/2019 Closing Date 06/16/2019 Open Continuously No Beginning and/or Ending Dates

Full-time, Twelve-month, Educational Administrative Position
Beginning on or about July 2019.

How and where to apply

Please visit our Frequently Asked Questions for complete information on how to apply online with our District. Application services are available between 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, at the Los Rios Community College District Human Resources Office located at 1919 Spanos Court, Sacramento, CA 95825-3981. If you need assistance with any phase of the application process, please call (916) 568-3112 or come in during our business hours.

After hours inquiries should be emailed to [email protected] Submission of applications are by 11:59 p.m. of the posting closing date.


All Positions: 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 during this recruitment/selection process. When education is a requirement for the position, official academic transcripts from the accredited college/university must be submitted within 60 days of hire.

Administrative/Executive/Faculty Positions: Contingent on funding and eligibility, successful candidates selected for an interview may be eligible to apply for partial reimbursement of travel expenses, up to a maximum of $250. Candidate Travel Reimbursement click here

Administrative/Executive Positions: 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.

Quicklink Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Criminal History Verification and Release: I acknowledge and agree that I understand that by answering the question below, I certify that the information provided by me is true, correct and complete to the best of my knowledge and belief. I authorize investigation of all statements contained herein, and on the P-881 (if applicable and submitted), and I release from liability all persons and organizations furnishing such information. I understand that any misstatements, omissions or misrepresentation of facts on this form, my application, and, if applicable, the P-881 or attachment(s) may be cause for disqualification or dismissal. If you have ever been convicted of an offense other than a minor traffic violation you are required to complete the form "Arrests Which Led to Convictions for Crime", P-881 (you must disclose convictions that have been dismissed pursuant to Penal Code Section 1203.4; Ed. Code 87008). If needed, copy and paste the provided link, for the form <a href=",10-2013.pdf" target="_blank">,10-2013.pdf</a> and attach the completed form to your application.
    • Yes, I acknowledge and agree
    • No, I do not acknowledge or agree
  2. * Can you perform the essential functions of this position?
    • Yes
    • No
  3. * Considering this specific position that you are applying to – where/how did you learn about this position?
    • College Department
    • CareerBuilder
    • Chronicle of Higher Ed (
    • Community College Registry Job Fair: Oakland
    • Community College Registry Job Fair: Los Angeles
    • Community College Registry Online Job Board
    • Community Outreach (ex. Festivals, etc.)
    • CommunityCollegeJobs
    • Craigslist
    • Diverse: Issues in Higher Education
    • EdJoin
    • Facebook (Campaign)
    • Facebook (Los Rios Page)
    • Glassdoor
    • Greater Sacramento Urban League
    • HigheredJobs
    • Indeed
    • Instagram
    • Job Sites
    • Job Journal
    • Latina Leadership Network of the California Community Colleges
    • LinkedIn
    • Los Rios Community College District Employee
    • Los Rios Community College District Human Resources Email
    • Los Rios Community College District Website
    • Professional Networks
    • Sacramento Black Chamber of Commerce
    • Sacramento Asian Chamber of Commerce
    • Sacramento Builders Exchange
    • Sacramento Hispanic Chamber of Commerce
    • Sacramento Rainbow Chamber of Commerce
    • SacramentoWorks
    • Twitter
    • YouTube
    • ZipRecruiter
Applicant Documents Required Documents
  1. Resume/Curriculum Vitae
  2. Letter of Interest
  3. Unofficial Transcript 1
  4. Letter of Recommendation 1
  5. Licenses/Certifications
  6. Letter of Recommendation 2
Optional Documents
  1. P-881 Report of Arrests Which Led To Convictions For Crime Document
  2. Employee Request for Transfer Form
  3. Unofficial Transcript 2
  4. Unofficial Transcript 3
  5. Foreign Transcript Evaluation
  6. Unofficial Transcript 4
  7. Unofficial Transcript 5




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Posted: 5/20/2019
Application Due: 6/14/2019
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