Director, Student Health Services

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Requisition Details

Position TitleDirector, Student Health ServicesHow many positions are you recruiting for?1CampusMission CollegeDefinition

The Division of Student Services at Mission College is seeking a talented leader to fill the position of Director of Student Health Services.

The purpose of this position is to plan, organize, direct, and coordinate the activities of the student health services department within the student services division including clinical practice, mental health/counseling, and wellness education; to coordinate student health services activities with other district departments; and to provide highly complex staff assistance to the Vice President, Student Services.

Mission College, located in the heart of Silicon Valley, is seeking a dynamic leader who thrives in a fast-paced and innovative environment. Recognized as both a Hispanic Serving Institution and an Asian American Native American Pacific Islander Serving Institution, Mission College is known for the strength of our academic programs and faculty as well as our equity-minded and student-focused approach that combines high-tech and high-touch.

Applicants interested in working within an energetic, student-centered culture that looks to the future would find Mission College a perfect fit.

This position is open until filled. First review date of applications will begin November 4, 2019.


100% of full time, 40 hours per week, 12 months per year, with an anticipated start date in May 6, 2019, or when filled. Schedule may change to include some evening or weekend hours, as needed. This is an Educational Administrator position and part of the Managers employee unit.

Work Location: Mission College, Santa Clara, CA.

Salary and Benefits

Anticipated Hiring Range:

  • $134,742 – $143,502 annually (Administrative Salary Schedule, Range 22, Steps A-C).

Benefits include:

  • Employer-contributed medical, dental and vision for employee, spouse, and/or dependents.
  • Employer-paid long term disability for employee.
  • Employer-provided life insurance.
  • 13 paid holidays, plus 1 floating holiday annually; paid non-workdays between Christmas and New Year.
  • 22 days vacation leave accrued annually (25 days after 5 years).
  • 12 days sick leave accrued annually.
  • Personal necessity leave and personal business leave.
  • Professional development and renewal leave.
  • $500 longevity award annually after 10 years of service and $1,000 longevity award annually after 15 years of service.
  • CalSTRS retirement.
Minimum Qualifications

Any combination of experience and education that would provide the required knowledge and abilities is qualifying. A typical way to obtain the required knowledge and abilities would be:

1. Understanding of, and sensitivity to the diverse academic, socio-economic, ethnic, religious and cultural backgrounds, disability, and sexual orientation of community college students, faculty and staff.

2. Experience
Five years of increasingly responsible experience in health care, including two years of administrative and management responsibility.

3. Education
Equivalent to a Master’s degree in nursing from an accredited college or university OR a Bachelor’s degree in nursing and a Master’s degree in a related field.

License and Certificate

  • Possession of, or ability to obtain, an appropriate, valid California Public Health Nurse certificate.
  • Possession of, or ability to obtain, a valid and current California license as a Registered Nurse.
  • Possession of, or ability to obtain, a valid California Nurse Practitioner license and certificate is desirable.
  • Possession of, or ability to obtain, a valid California driver’s license.
Desired Qualifications

The ideal candidate will also demonstrate the following desired qualifications:

  • Recent successful experience as a health care provider in an educational setting, preferably in higher education.
  • Demonstrated ability to direct, supervise and evaluate health services staff and consultants.
  • Demonstrated progressively responsible experience in health education and health promotion activities.
  • Demonstrated commitment to serving students with diverse backgrounds, interests, goals and abilities.
Knowledge and Abilities

Knowledge of:

  • Principles and practices of student health and wellness, including medical practice laws and ethics, infection control practices, and public health reporting requirements.
  • Principles and practices of leadership, motivation, team building, and conflict resolution.
  • Pertinent local, state, and federal rules, regulations, and laws, including but not limited to Sexual Harassment, Discrimination, ADA, Ergonomic Accommodation, FMLA and FLSA.
  • Modern office practices, methods, and computer equipment.
  • Principles and practices of organizational analysis and management.
  • Principles and practices of participatory governance and effective practices of adult teaching and learning.
  • Budgeting procedures and techniques.
  • Principles and practices of supervision, training, and personnel management.

Ability to:

  • Organize and direct the student health services operations.
  • On a continuous basis, analyze budget and technical reports; interpret and evaluate staff reports; know laws, regulations and codes; observe performance and evaluate staff; problem solve department related issues; remember various rules and procedures; and explain and interpret policy.
  • On a continuous basis, sit at desk and in meetings for long periods of time; intermittently twist to reach equipment surrounding desk; perform simple grasping and fine manipulation; use telephone; write or use a keyboard to communicate through written means; and lift or carry weight of 10 pounds or less.
  • Analyze problems, identify alternative solutions, project consequences of proposed actions and implement recommendations in support of goals.
  • Perform nursing skills including physical and psychological assessment, nursing care, CPR, and first aid.
  • Gain cooperation through discussion and persuasion.
  • Interpret and apply district, division, and department policies, procedures, rules and regulations.
  • Supervise, train, and evaluate staff.
  • Use sound judgment in recognizing scope of authority.
  • Operate and use modern office equipment including computers and applicable software.
  • Maintain regular attendance and adhere to prescribed work schedule to conduct job responsibilities.
  • Utilize appropriate safety procedures and practices for assigned duties.
  • Communicate effectively orally and in writing.
  • Relate effectively with people of varied academic, cultural, and socio-economic backgrounds using tact, diplomacy, and courtesy.
  • Establish and maintain effective, cooperative, and collaborative working relationships with others.
  • Work beyond normal business hours, attend evening meetings, off campus meetings, and/or perform weekend work, and travel.
Examples of Duties and Responsibilities

Duties may include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Develop and implement department goals, objectives, policies and procedures.
  • Plan, organize, and direct student health services activities including clinical office, mental health and personal counseling services, and campus health education/public health activities and events.
  • Direct, oversee, and participate in the development of the student health services work plan; assign work activities, projects, and programs; monitor workflow; review and evaluate work products, methods, and procedures.
  • Prepare the student health services budget; assist in budget implementation; participate in the forecast of additional funds needed for staffing, equipment, materials and supplies; administer the approved budget.
  • Recommend the appointment of staff; provide or coordinate staff training; conduct performance evaluations; implement discipline procedures as required; maintain discipline and high standards necessary for the efficient and professional operation of the department.
  • Develop and monitor standard procedures and protocols consistent with the California Nursing Practice Act; maintain a secure and accurate system of health records in accordance with Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA).
  • Perform the duties of a registered nurse, including physical and psychological assessment; administer appropriate treatment in accordance with established guidelines and protocols.
  • Research, recommend, and administer student insurance plans.
  • Consult and coordinate with local health officials with regard to prevention and control of communicable diseases; establish preventive programs and procedures.
  • Develop, monitor, and maintain first aid and CPR training on a college campus; maintain first aid kits throughout the campus.
  • Represent the department and division to outside agencies and organizations including, but not limited to, Public Health and County Health Services; participate in outside community and professional groups and committees; provide technical assistance as necessary.
  • Research and prepare technical and administrative reports; prepare written correspondence.
  • Build and maintain positive working relationships with co-workers, other district employees, and the public using principles of good customer service.
  • Foster an environment that embraces diversity, integrity, trust, and respect.
  • Be an integral team player, which involves flexibility, cooperation, and communication.
  • Perform related duties as assigned.
Working ConditionsOther DutiesPhysical DemandsApplicant Information


  • Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. applicants are encouraged to apply before the first review date, November 4, 2019.
  • Interested applicants must submit online all materials requested, including: (1) A completed online West Valley-Mission Community College District application; (2) Supplemental application questions; (3) Resume; (4) Unofficial copies of transcripts; (5) Cover letter and/or reference list, if requested; and (6) Any requested licenses or certificates, if applicable.
  • All sections of the online application, including Education and Educational Work History, must be completed thoroughly.
  • Supervisor(s) name(s) and telephone numbers must be included in the application.
  • Incomplete applications will not be considered.
  • Do NOT send unrequested materials. Unrequested materials will be removed from your application and will not be used for consideration of employment.
  • The employment application and supporting documents represent you; it is to your advantage to fill out the application form carefully and completely.


  • If a minimum requirement is possession of a degree, then a copy of transcripts is required to be included with your application to verify the degree being awarded. If no transcripts are included, the application may be screened as not meeting minimum requirements.
  • Degrees must have been awarded by a college or university accredited by an accrediting body recognized by the U.S. Council on Post-Secondary Accreditation and/or the U.S. Department of Education.
  • Candidates with degrees earned outside of the United States must provide official certification of equivalency to U. S. degrees by a certified U. S. credential review service, must have a U.S. evaluation (course by course of the transcripts) and must be submitted with this online application.
  • If you do not have an electronic version of the transcript, you can get it scanned at an office supply or copy store; then attach the electronic version of your transcript to this online application.
  • Copies of diplomas, grade reports, graduation petitions, transcript evaluations requests, or similar documents WILL NOT be accepted in lieu of transcripts.

For assistance, contact:
Office of Human Resources, Attn: Recruitment
14000 Fruitvale Ave, Saratoga, CA 95070
Phone: (408) 741-2653 Fax: (408) 867-9059
Email: [email protected]

Selection Process


  • This posting is open until filled. Review of applications will begin February 18, 2019.
  • After the deadline date, a committee will review and evaluate applications and supporting materials to select the applicants to be interviewed. Meeting the minimum qualifications does not assure the candidate an interview.
  • All candidates will receive an e-notification to acknowledge receipt of their application materials. If not contacted within 3-6 weeks following the close of the recruitment, no suitable match was determined at this time.
  • Travel expenses to attend first-level interview are the responsibility of the candidate.
  • Application materials become the property of the District and will not be returned or duplicated.
  • The District may choose to re-advertise or indefinitely delay filling a position. Some positions may include first and second level interviews.
  • The District reserves the right to contact former, current, the most recent employers, and others to investigate past employment records of applicants.
  • Any tentative verbal offer of employment is contingent upon formal approval of the college Governing Board.
  • Upon hire the successful candidate must provide the required documents of identity and authorization to work and attest he/she is authorized to work in the United States.

West Valley-Mission Community College District is an Equal Opportunity Employer that seeks to employ a diverse workforce who will contribute to an inclusive and welcoming educational and employment environment. The District is committed to nondiscrimination on the basis of ethnic group identification, race, color, national origin, religion, age, sex, physical disability, mental disability, genetic information, ancestry, gender identity, sexual orientation, language, accent, citizenship status, transgender status, parental status, marital status, economic status, military or veteran status, and medical condition consistent with applicable federal and state laws.

Special Instructions to the Applicant

Please be sure to upload a photocopy of your valid, current California license as a registered nurse when completing your online application.

Posting NumberFY18/19-834FTOpen Date09/20/2019Close DateOpen Until FilledYesRequisition Specific Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Do you possess, or have ability to obtain, an appropriate, valid California Public Health Nurse certificate?
    • Yes
    • No
  2. * Do you possess, or have ability to obtain, a valid and current California license as a Registered Nurse?
    • Yes
    • No
  3. * Please speak to your experience managing and promoting health events or programming.

    (Open Ended Question)

  4. * What is your vision for an ideal student health center in a community college setting?

    (Open Ended Question)

Applicant DocumentsRequired Documents
  1. Resume/CV
  2. Cover Letter
  3. Transcripts
  4. Other Related Licenses or Certificates
Optional Documents
  1. Additional Transcripts
  2. Additional Supporting Documentation




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Posted: 9/21/2019
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