Associate Dean, Health Sciences

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Santa Monica College

Associate Dean, Health Sciences

Salary: $137,331.00 – $159,204.00 Annually

Deadline: 2/15/2022 11:59 PM Pacific

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Under direction of the Vice President of Academic Affairs, the Associate Dean, Health Sciences, administers programs and courses offered in the Health Sciences Department. The Associate Dean serves as a member of the Academic Affairs administrative team to provide leadership and support for the academic operations of the College.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities:

(Examples of key duties are interpreted as being descriptive not restrictive.)

• Serve as Director of the Nursing program.

• Assure compliance of each program with the rules and regulations of related licensing, accrediting and/or regulatory agencies.

• Plan, supervise, and evaluate programs in concert with appropriate faculty.

• Oversee the recruitment, selection, admission, and progression of students in the programs.

• Direct and assist in the preparation and assignment of class schedules and teaching assignments that promote optimal benefit to the program.

• Monitor faculty load and assignments in Health Sciences; act as liaison to Human Resources and Payroll.

• Initiate, maintain, and renew articulation agreements with local California State Universities as well as other baccalaureate programs.

• Serve as liaison between the college and community health care agencies in planning and coordination of clinical facility use; initiate, maintain, and renew contractual agreements.

• Formulate and submit reports for national, regional and state licensing, accrediting, and/or regulatory agencies; maintain files and records in accordance.

• Oversee budgetary matters related to the operational needs of the department and its programs.

• Work on collaboration with faculty on annual and comprehensive program review reports.

• Represent District at local, state, or national meetings pertinent to specific assignment.

• Supervise classified staff members.

• Serve on faculty hiring and evaluation committees.

• Ensure compliance with district policies and collective bargaining agreements; participate in resolution of contractual issues as needed.

• Assist in grant applications and administration as needed.

• Collaborate with Student Affairs and Enrollment Development faculty and staff.

• Communicate effectively with administrators, faculty staff, students, and the public.

• Participate in participatory governance and administrative committees as assigned.

• Assume leadership for projects and perform other administrative duties as assigned.

Skills, Knowledge, and Abilities:

• Ability to effectively perform the duties and responsibilities of the position.

• Evaluate and assess instructional methods.

• Comply with, and effectively interpret regulations and accreditation processes.

• Stay current with health profession issues and direction.

• Establish and maintain cooperative working relations with others.

• Analyze, evaluate, and recommend innovative changes to existing programs.

• Work successfully in an atmosphere of collegial decision-making.

• Ability to direct and assist in curriculum development and ongoing systematic evaluation.

Personnel Management:

• Directly and indirectly supervise academic and classified employees in the Program.

• Participate in the selection, assignment, development, and evaluation of academic personnel assigned to the department and recruit, select and assign adjunct faculty.

Minimum Qualifications

Minimum Qualifications – California Community Colleges 

• Possession of a master’s degree AND one year of formal training, internship, or leadership experience reasonably related the administrator’s administrative assignment, or the equivalent.

• Must have evidence of sensitivity to and understanding of the socio-economic, academic, culture and ethnic diversity within the community college student population, including students with physical and/or learning disabilities as these factors relate to differences in learning styles.*

*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 at:

Minimum Qualifications – California Board of Registered Nursing

• Master’s degree or higher in nursing with course work in education or administration from an accredited college or university which includes course work in nursing education, or a bachelor’s degree in nursing and a master’s degree in health education or health science with course work in nursing and education or administration.

• Possess a current valid license to practice as a registered nurse in California.

• One year experience as a registered nurse providing direct patient care.

• One year experience in a degree awarding educational nursing program as a director or assistant director.

• Two years teaching experience in degree awarding educational nursing program.

The Santa Monica Community College District is committed to the principles of equal employment opportunity.

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