The Director of Health Sciences provides leadership to the Nursing
Education Programs including the Associate Degree Nursing Program,
Licensed Vocational Nursing Program, Psychiatric Technician Program
and related Nursing studies. The Director is responsible for
maintaining the quality of Nursing Education and administrative and
financial management of the Nursing Programs. The Director of
Health Sciences reports to the Division Dean of Health
The Director of Health Sciences serves as an educational
administrator. The Director of Health Sciences maintains reporting
responsibility for multiple major programs and may supervise other
managers. The Director of Health Sciences may oversee or assist in
overseeing the delivery of programs. The Director of Health
Sciences classification is reserved for the oversight of major
college-wide programs, projects or off campus programs
Responsibilities and Duties
- Working with faculty and department will ensure maintenance of
accreditation by regulatory bodies, such as the Board of Registered
Nursing, Board of Vocational Nursing a and Psychiatric Technicians
and the National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission.
- Provide leadership toward a dynamic curriculum that complies
with regulatory mandates through the planning, implementation and
evaluation of instructional courses, programs, and policies &
- Create a climate of open communication and provide
opportunities for faculty and staff to participate in decision
making and to consult on matters of District interest.
- Represent the District with community, governmental and
advisory groups including regional and specialized accrediting and
- Participate in ongoing, systematic program evaluation and in
the assessment of student success.
- Promote Nursing Education to the general public through
community contacts, partnerships, and participation in community
- Initiate and maintain contractual agreements with healthcare
- Supervise, direct and evaluate faculty and staff.
- Facilitate the District Program Review process and formulate
reports for the Instruction Office.
- Collaborate in the recruitment, enrollment and matriculation of
- Oversee departmental operations to support the educational
goals of the program.
- Develop and recommend the program budget, supervise
expenditures and payroll, maintain fiscal controls, and manage area
facilities, equipment and maintenance.
- Pursue new grant opportunities and collaborate in
implementation of current grants and funded projects.
- Maintain an understanding of current ideas, research and
practices pertaining to the areas of responsibility for this
- Carry out such other duties as may be assigned by the Division
Dean of Health Sciences.
- Use organizational skills that enable performance of duties in
a timely fashion with attention to detail;
- Effectively communicate orally and in writing;
- Manage financial resources effectively including determining
how best to utilize resources and managing budgets and
- Use personal computers utilizing typical office software
applications, including the Internet; work hands on using typical
business application such as student information and financial
- Travel throughout the District to carry out responsibilities
- Work effectively with managers, faculty and staff in a
participatory governance environment to accomplish the goals and
objectives of the college and the assigned divisions or areas;
- Exercise good judgment;
- Communicate effectively and constructively with persons of
diverse cultures, language groups, and abilities;
- Demonstrate sensitivity to and ability to work with the diverse
academic, socioeconomic, cultural and ethnic backgrounds of
community college students, faculty, and staff, including those
- Establish and maintain effective working relationships with
those contacted in the course of work;
- Develop and implement grant-funded projects.;
- Promote collaboration among the college, nursing and health
science department, and community health care services
Education and Experience:
- Computer-based technology for management of assigned
divisions/areas and for instructional, student, and/or support
- The goals of shared governance; principles and practices of
administrative organization and management.
- Planning, supervising and evaluating the work of others,
- Employee motivation and training
- Applicable federal, state, local, District and college laws,
rules and regulations, and collective bargaining contract
- Complex business level English usage, spelling, grammar and
punctuation; modern office tools such as computers and
- Typical modern office computer software programs
- Complex report and presentation writing skills.
- Regulations, licensing processes and requirements of the
California Board of Registered Nursing, Board of Vocational Nursing
and Psychiatric Technicians, and Department of Health
- Current and emerging issues in nursing and health care.
- Development of grant proposals.
- Nursing and health science program assessment, analysis and
- Master's degree or higher in Nursing from an accredited college
or university which includes coursework in nursing, education,
curriculum development and administration. Hold or be eligible for,
California state licensure as a Registered Nurse.
- A minimum of two (2) years of experience in an administrative
position in a registered nursing program and a minimum of two years
of academic teaching experience in nursing education within the
last five years are required. At least two years of continuous
experience in the practice of professional nursing, providing
direct patient care, is also required. Teaching and administrative
experience in a community college is desired.
- A valid Class 'C' California Driver's License.