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Dean of Health Sciences and Human Services

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METHOD OF APPLICATION: Interested applicants must complete the online application, apply for the position and attach the specified required documents.

In addition to a Full Complete Application (including 5 Professional References), the applicant is required to attach: A COVER LETTER (no more than three (3) pages), A RESUME, AND UNOFFICIAL TRANSCRIPTS. The applicant may optionally attach a maximum of three (3) Letters of Recommendation.

Academic transcripts from a U.S. accredited college or university of graduate level work. Official transcripts will be required within three working days of employment. (Copies of diplomas will not substitute for transcripts.)

Transcripts must include degree awarded and/or conferred date. Transcripts without this information and online applications without transcripts will be disqualified. NOTE: Foreign degrees (non U.S. granted degrees) must include a certified, written U.S. evaluation (e.g. NACES agency: at the time of application. SOCCCD does not sponsor foreign visas.

To be considered, each section on the Application must contain the requested information (do not state "see resume" or leave blank. Included in the application, applicant must provide on the application at least five (5) Professional References, preferably from current supervisors, previous supervisors (from the past five years), colleagues or coworkers who can address professional competency and appropriate practical skills, or other professional references. The Office of Human Resources may request additional references if individuals provided are unavailable.

Applicant bears the sole responsibility for ensuring that the application is complete and required documents are attached prior to the initial screening date. Incomplete applications will not be considered. All submitted materials become the property of the South Orange County Community College District, and will not be returned, will not be copied, and will be considered for this position only. Any supporting document submitted must reference the Job Opening ID numbers and may be attached online, faxed to 949-340-8007, mailed via U.S. Mail under separate cover, or hand delivered to the District offices.

Deadline for Application: THIS RECRUITMENT WILL REMAIN OPEN UNTIL FILLED. For guaranteed consideration your complete A full complete Application (including 5 Professional References), Cover Letter, Resume and Unofficial Transcripts, as well as any Letters of Recommendation, are required to be submitted electronically by the INITIAL SCREENING DATE. Applications submitted via facsimile or electronic mail will not be accepted.

NOTICE TO ALL CANDIDATES FOR EMPLOYMENT: The Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986, Public Law 99-603, requires that employers obtain documentation from every new employee which authorizes that individual to accept employment in this country.

Posting Details

Position Information

Link to job brochure:
Classification Title Dean
Job Category: Academic Administrators
Job Open Date: 09/01/2017
Job Close Date:
Initial Screening Date 10/09/2017
Position ID: P0004616
Job Open ID: REQ6635
Position Title: Dean of Health Sciences and Human Services
Location 20-Saddleback College
Department Human Services (SC) (SC-054-037)
Term: 12 Months/Year
Salary Schedule Link: Click here for current Salary Schedules (See Academic Administrator/Classified Managers)
Pay Basis: Monthly
Pay Range: 22 at $144,396.00 to 203,196.00 per year. Salary placement in the salary range will be based upon comparable experience and qualifications; increases are given annually thereafter up to highest step.
% of Range: 100%
Hours per week: 40
Work Schedule Monday - Friday, some evenings and weekends
Receives Benefits: Yes
Classification Benefits:

The District provides California State Teachers Retirement System (STRS), and offers a comprehensive package including holidays, sick, vacation, and personal necessity time; and, insurance benefits which include medical and dental insurance, a vision-care plan, life insurance and dependent life coverage, accidental death and dismemberment coverage, a long-term disability income-protection plan, and a legal plan. All premiums are fully paid by the District.

Position-Specific Benefits:
Additional Position Information:

Additional Information

Summary Description:

To serve as administrator and supervisor of the assigned division of the college; provide leadership to develop, organize and implement the division’s goals and objectives; provide leadership to plan, develop, organize, schedule, direct, improve and evaluate the assigned division’s programs, curriculum and related student support services in consultation with department chairs, faculty and classified staff.

To foster a culture of collaboration, mutual respect, innovation, and continuous improvement throughout the District; lead by example; actively participate in and support District-wide participatory governance components and activities and other collaborative processes; encourage professional excellence among the staff and promote an organizational culture of customer service, innovation, and quality services.

Receives general direction from the Vice President for Instruction.

Exercises functional and technical supervision over academic, professional and classified staff as assigned.

Distinguishing Characteristics:
Representative Duties:

Duties may include, but are not limited to the example of duties listed in Job Duties. Please see Job Duties for details.

Knowledge of:

A community college system.
All divisions and their inter-relationships; a thorough knowledge of the various student support services required to enhance instruction.
Applicable District policies and local, State and federal laws, codes and regulations, Including Title V and California Education Code.
Basic data collection and analysis related to student learning outcomes, retention, and success.
California Community Colleges basic skills initiative.
Community relations and external resource development.
Computer systems and software applications related to assigned instructional division.
Curriculum development.
District safety policies and procedures.
Evidence of sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, and ethnic backgrounds of students, faculty and staff.
Evidence of understanding and experience with the principles of collegial consultation.
Interpersonal skills including tact, patience and diplomacy.
Management techniques that encourage creativity improve efficiency and increase productivity.
Oral and written communication skills.
Organizational and management practices as applied to assigned division.
Participatory governance process and venue fostering open communication among divisions, programs and services.
Principles and practices of budget preparation and management.
Principles and practices of training and supervision.
Principles of program evaluation, student assessment, and organizational development.
Role and purpose of technological systems in providing online instruction, instructional support and student services.
Team-oriented leadership style.
Web page design, Blackboard and/or other course management systems, and other instructional and student services software.

Ability to:

Advocate for assigned division’s programs and needs.
Analyze problems, identify alternative solutions, project consequences of proposed actions and implement recommendations in support of goals.
Assess, manage, implement, use and apply technology in the management and delivery of assigned instructional, training or student services programs.
Assist in forecasting current and future needs and costs affecting assigned division.
Collect, compile and analyze data.
Communicate clearly, concisely and effectively, both orally and in writing, with diverse constituencies within and outside of the District.
Demonstrate flexibility and adaptability.
Develop markets and promotional strategies for courses, services and projects related to foundational skills that will promote enrollment growth, retention and student success.
Develop, prepare and administer project budgets.
Embrace and work effectively within a system of participatory governance.
Encourage professional excellence among the staff and promote an organizational culture of customer service, innovation, and quality services.
Establish and maintain effective, harmonious, and collaborative relationships with a diverse population of students, staff and community.
Exercise initiative and work independently.
Exercise judgment or choice among possible actions, sometimes without clear precedents and often with concern for the consequences of the action.
Interact effectively with diverse students, staff, faculty and administrators.
Interpret, analyze, apply and explain applicable local, State and federal laws and regulations.
Interpret, apply and explain applicable District policies and procedures.
Lead, train, supervise, and evaluate assigned staff.
Learn District and College organization, operations and objectives.
Manage complex budgets including grants.
Operate computer/applications software, including database management, spreadsheet, word processing and software related to assigned instructional division.
Operate modern office equipment such as computer, printer, calculator, copier and facsimile machine.
Perform with tact, patience and sensitivity.
Plan and organize work.
Plan, evaluate and supervise delivery of instructional programs and strategies.
Plan, organize, coordinate, manage and expedite assigned projects and activities related to assignment in a manner conducive to full performance and high morale.
Prepare oral and written reports and recommendations.
Provide leadership, training, and support for faculty who wish to explore innovative approaches to student learning using instructional technology.
Read, interpret, and explain laws, rules and regulations, and to develop and implement personnel policies and procedures.
Relate effectively to people of varied academic, cultural and socioeconomic background using tact, diplomacy and courtesy.
Represent the college at the community, State and national levels.
Resolve conflicts and solve problems.
Serve as an effective management team member.
Train and provide supervision and work direction to others as assigned.
Understand and effectively and collaboratively work in a complicated multi-college environment, as well as within a system of community college districts.
Demonstrate commitment to academic and professional excellence.
Use independent judgment in the interpretation and application of rules, regulations, policies and procedures.
Work collaboratively with administration, classified management, faculty, staff and students.
Work effectively in a fast paced environment with numerous interruptions.

Education and Experience Guidelines:

Any combination of education and experience that would likely provide the required knowledge and abilities is qualifying.


A master’s degree from an accredited college or university with emphasis in a discipline within the division (Nursing, Nursing Education, and/or Nursing Administration).

An earned doctorate from an accredited college or university is preferred.


At least three years of successful faculty experience at the postsecondary level, in at least one of the areas of this assignment.

At least one year of successful postsecondary administrative/supervisory experience, with a preferred emphasis in one of the areas of assignment,

Evidence of a sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, physically challenged, and ethnic backgrounds of community college students.


Education: An earned doctorate from an accredited college or university is preferred.

Experience: Administrative leadership experience in the development, organization, and management of two or more instructional programs, including at least one program area related to this assignment.

License or Certificate:

Valid California driver’s license.

Conditions of Employment:

The work environment and physical demands described here are representative of those required by an employee to perform the essential functions of this job successfully. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Work Environment:

Standard office setting. Typically, duties are performed in an office environment while sitting at a desk or computer workstation. An incumbent also visits instructional sites and is subject to contact with others, frequent interruptions, noise from talking or office equipment and demanding legal timelines. At least minimal environmental controls to assure health and comfort.

Physical Demands:

The incumbent regularly sits for long periods, walks short distances on a regular basis, travels to various locations to visit instructional sites, attend meetings and conduct work; uses hands and fingers to operate a an electronic keyboard or other office machines; reaches with hands and arms, speaks clearly and distinctly to answer telephones and to provide information; sees to read fine print and operate computer; hears and understands voices over telephone and in person; and lifts, carries, and/or moves objects weighing up to 10 pounds.

Additional Position Information:
Additional Classification Information:
Position Specific Benefits:

The District provides California State Teachers Retirement System (STRS), and offers a comprehensive package including holidays, sick, vacation, and personal necessity time; and, insurance benefits which include medical and dental insurance, a vision-care plan, life insurance and dependent life coverage, accidental death and dismemberment coverage, a long-term disability income-protection plan, and a legal plan. All premiums are fully paid by the District.

Job Duties

Job Duties

Duties and Responsibilities

Provide leadership in the administration of the Health Sciences and Human Services division of the college, including personnel management, in accordance with laws, regulations, District policy and collective bargaining agreements; direct and evaluate the programs and departments assigned to Health Sciences & Human Services, which currently include: the Nursing Department (Registered Nurse (RN)), Emergency Medical Services (Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) and Paramedic), American Sign Language / Interpreting, Clinical Laboratory Technologies (Phlebotomy and Medical Laboratory Technician (MLT)), Medical Assisting Department (Medical Assisting, M A Administrative Certificate, M A Clinical, M A Comprehensive (both Administrative & Clinical)), Billing & Coding Skills Award, Health Information Technology (HIT), and four Human Services certificates, including Human Services Generalist, Alcohol & Drug Studies, Mental Health Worker, Criminal Justice (change title officially in Fall 2012 catalog to Community- Based Corrections due to recent CSU Criminal Justice articulation agreements).

Duties and Responsibilities

Analyze, interpret and monitor the student success rates of assigned programs and student preparedness and recommend change as needed.

Duties and Responsibilities

Participate in the development of the College’s strategic plan, communicating the needs, goals, plans and overall role of areas of assignment.

Duties and Responsibilities

Lead, direct and approve the planning, development, organizing, scheduling, direction, performance and evaluation of the curriculum, instructional or student services programs and services of assigned division.

Duties and Responsibilities

Lead assigned division in planning, program development and performance of the mission and in carrying out the College’s mission, goals and objectives.

Duties and Responsibilities

Formulate and develop long and short-range goals and strategic plans, including staffing, facilities, curriculum and educational philosophy; assure consistency of plans with other college and District plans; prepare long-range plans and statements of goals and objectives.

Duties and Responsibilities

Communicate with College, District, State, and federal personnel to coordinate instructional needs, programs, services and activities; resolve conflicts and issues and develop new and effective certificate and degree programs; provide leadership in delivery of courses, certificates, and degrees for assigned instructional division.

Duties and Responsibilities

Develop, prepare, submit, administer, monitor and review annual program budgets for assigned division, including annual budget requests for equipment, supplies and personnel; direct the acquisition, maintenance and use of both instructional and non-instructional equipment; and maintain an equipment-replacement plan; direct the maintenance of adequate records and controls to assure instructional division expenditures and operations remain within established budget limitations; monitor and approve purchase requisitions and prepare agenda items for Board approval as needed.

Duties and Responsibilities

Direct fundraising and financial development for assigned instructional or student services division; disseminate information about the availability of external funding; communicate with faculty members and administrators regarding grants relevant to their academic field; provide information concerning specific funding sources; coordinate timelines and protocol for grants.

Duties and Responsibilities

Direct the preparation and maintenance of detailed and comprehensive reports, records and files regarding instructional division personnel, facilities, and activities.

Duties and Responsibilities

Train, supervise and evaluate the performance of assigned probationary and tenured academic and classified staff in keeping with the policies of the Board of Trustees and administrative procedures; visit classroom/work sites and observe and evaluate methods and effectiveness.

Duties and Responsibilities

Participate in the selection of new faculty and classified staff and temporary professional staff in accordance with District policies and legal requirements.

Duties and Responsibilities

Interface with the community and external agencies in all matters of community relations and academic affairs associated with the division of instruction.

Duties and Responsibilities

Organize, attend or chair a variety of administrative and staff meetings related to strategic planning, budget, curriculum, advisory committees and other activities; participate in collegial consultation, shared governance and appropriate advisory committee meetings and provide in-service and workshops for employees.

Duties and Responsibilities

Supervise the planning, organization and arranging of appropriate staff development programs and activities for faculty and staff; orient new employees and direct the implementation of flex time procedures.

Duties and Responsibilities

Direct and approve curriculum development; direct the acquisition, maintenance, and use of instructional equipment; and maintain an equipment and technology replacement plan.

Duties and Responsibilities

Identify facility needs and help direct planning for the movement, creation or elimination of facilities for programs.

Duties and Responsibilities

Promote and coordinate a variety of programs and services and arrange for the development of promotional materials and college publications; manage assigned facilities and approve all assigned facilities usage.

Duties and Responsibilities

Attend workshops, professional conferences, and trade shows for program planning and development; serve on a variety of campus, District, community, and State committees; and meet with representatives of business, industry, and local government.

Duties and Responsibilities

Maintain current knowledge of instructional methods and new technologies pertinent to assigned division; monitor legislation, new State Education Code regulations and other State guidelines to determine instructional program impact.

Duties and Responsibilities

Provide leadership and advocacy to enhance innovation and participation in issues related to areas of assignment to ensure student success; communicate the changing expectations, trends and needs of educational preparation effectively to College personnel.

Duties and Responsibilities

Assist assigned Vice President in the resolution of student and faculty concerns related to area of assignment.

Duties and Responsibilities

Create a positive campus climate that fosters innovation in curriculum development for instruction and services in assigned divisions; work with the community, business, industry and other educational institutions to promote assigned divisions of instruction; contribute to the development and implementation of a coordinated outreach, marketing and public relations process and plan for assigned instructional programs and services.

Duties and Responsibilities

Provide direction for the development of new programs, including contribution to the development or redesign of curriculum, and coordinate program approvals as appropriate.

Duties and Responsibilities

Work collaboratively and develop partnerships/agreements with advisory boards, professional associations, K-12 and transfer institutions, business and industry; cultivate and promote positive and substantive relationships with local business and industry; serve as a leader of/and advocate for the College within the business community.

Duties and Responsibilities

Demonstrate sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability and ethnic backgrounds of students.

Duties and Responsibilities

Perform related duties as assigned.

Documents Needed for Applying

Required Documents
  1. Resume / CV
  2. Cover Letter
  3. Transcript 1
Optional Documents
  1. Transcript 2
  2. Transcript 3
  3. Letter of Recommendation 1
  4. Letter of Recommendation 2
  5. Letter of Recommendation 3
  6. License or Certificate

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Have you obtained a master’s degree from an accredited college or university with emphasis on a discipline within the division?
    • Yes
    • No
  2. * Have you earned a doctorate from an accredited college or university?
    • Yes
    • No
  3. * Have you acquired at least of three years of successful faculty experience at the postsecondary level, in at least one of the areas of this assignment?
    • Yes
    • No
  4. * Have you acquired at least one year of successful postsecondary administrative/supervisory experience (with a preferred emphasis in one of the areas of assignment)?
    • Yes
    • No
  5. * Does your experience show evidence of a sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, physically challenged, and ethnic backgrounds of community college students?
    • Yes
    • No