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Mendocino College
  • Position Number: 2437329
  • Location: Ukiah, CA
  • Position Type: Deans - Health

Assistant Dean Health Careers/Nursing Director

Salary: $124,993.00 - $144,695.00 Annually
Job Type: Full-time, Permanent
Job Number: 2021-MSC-ASSTDEAN1
Closing: 10/3/2021 11:59 PM Pacific
Location: Ukiah, CA
Department: Nursing

Mendocino-Lake Community College District is currently accepting applications for a full-time, Assistant Dean, Health Careers/Nursing Director.

This is a full-time, 40-hour per week, 12 month per year Educational Administrator position. We are seeking an equity-minded person who is committed to supporting our diverse student population and the District Mission. Please review our District Mission, Goals, and Values

This position reports to the Dean of Career Education. The Assistant Dean, Health Careers/Nursing Director will serve as the BRN recognized Director of the Nursing Program and perform all of the duties associated with that role, including supervising and coordinating the nursing program in accord with applicable regulations, requirements, and policies. As an Assistant Dean, this position will oversee other health career related disciplines in addition to Nursing.

At this time, this includes the Mendocino College Physical Therapy Assistant (PTA) program and a Paramedics program being offered at Mendocino College by the College of the Siskiyous. The successful candidate will supervise all nursing and PTA faculty. The PTA faculty includes a PTA Director and a Clinical Director who provide the day-to-day operational leadership. The Paramedics program gets its instructional leadership from the College of the Siskiyous. The Assistant Dean will coordinate offering the program at Mendocino College.

The Mendocino-Lake Community College District is committed to employing qualified administrators, faculty, and staff members who are dedicated to student success and to recruiting and hiring persons from diverse backgrounds. Diversity in the academic environment fosters cultural awareness, promotes mutual understanding and respect, and provides suitable role models for all students including first generation students, underrepresented students, and students of color. The District strives to employ and retain faculty, staff and administrative personnel who promote a positive learning environment and are well prepared to serve our increasingly diverse student population.

Mendocino College takes active steps to ensure equal employment opportunity and to create a diverse work and academic environment that is welcoming and inclusive for all.

Mendocino-Lake Community College District is an Equal Opportunity Employer

The salary range is $124,993 - $144,695 annually. There are four annual step movements; initial placement will be at step 1, unless approved by the Superintendent/President. Please see the current salary schedule here: MLCCD - Salary Schedule

Benefits: With no monthly premium contribution from the employee, we offer a comprehensive benefits package that includes family medical, dental, vision, EAP benefits and employee life insurance. Additional voluntary life insurance is available for employee purchase. Benefits are effective the first of the month following hire date.

Holidays and Paid Time Off: The successful candidate will earn twenty-one (21) days of vacation and twelve (12) days of sick leave per year. Vacation leave increases with the length of service. There are nineteen (19) paid holidays annually.

Retirement: This position is eligible for CalPERS OR CalSTRS Retirement.

Established in 1973, Mendocino College, a Hispanic Serving Institution, is a vibrant and inclusive academic community, rich in culture, creativity, diversity, and technology. A fully accredited two- year community college, the District serves more than 6,500 students across four locations in the greater parts of Lake and Mendocino Counties. Complete with a friendly small-campus academic setting and a respectfully collaborative work environment, Mendocino College prepares students for a future of innovation and success.

The beautifully landscaped main campus is located in Ukiah, California. With views of oak- covered hills, sprawling vineyards, and distant mountains, the 127-acre campus is equipped with a state-of-the-art Library/Learning Center, high-tech Nursing Facility, and Student Center. The college operates three fully equipped centers in Fort Bragg, Lakeport, and Willits, conveniently providing our valued students with quality instruction, academic support and administrative services in neighboring communities.

With a comprehensive curriculum and engaging instruction, Mendocino College provides a wide variety of degree, certificate, transfer, occupational, and basic skills programs. Mendocino College students learn in a nurturing and supportive environment enhanced by small-sized classes, personalized academic advising, and several hundred dedicated faculty and staff.

Mendocino and Lake Counties include some of California's most picturesque landscape. Because of the geographic location, climate, and natural beauty, Mendocino and Lake Counties attract many visitors. Agriculture, timber, and tourism industries form the economic base of the area with some light manufacturing. Mendocino and Lake Counties have a long and colorful history as a premium grape-growing region within the state's famous North Coast wine country. A relaxed and friendly lifestyle is characteristic of our communities. Recreational opportunities abound for water skiing, swimming, fishing, boating, sailing, camping, hiking, tennis, and golf.

Check out the local visitor guides to find out more: &

Mendocino College welcomes applications from all qualified candidates who demonstrate sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, and ethnic backgrounds of our community college students.

The successful candidate will support institutional and student success with the completion of the following duties;

Duties as Assistant Dean, Health Careers

In collaboration with the Dean of Career Education and Full-Time faculty in the departments:

Oversees selection, training and evaluation of full-time and part-time faculty, program managers and support staff; determines teaching assignments; provides general supervision including orientation, professional development, general assistance, determining priorities, resolving problems and coordinating/conducting evaluations.

Provides administrative oversight for assigned instructional programs including program review, program and curriculum development and staffing recommendations and capital outlay requests.

Supervises and promotes the curriculum development by faculty to respond to student and community needs.

Develops and prepares grant applications, budgets, and reports for local, state, and federal grant-supported and district programs; follows up as necessary.

Assists with the institutional accreditation process and accreditation processes for individual programs as needed.

Oversees fiscal management of assigned instructional programs.

Represents the college to the public; establishes contact with the local community public agencies, school principals, counselors, teachers, business organizations, service organizations, and cultural entities.

Assists in the promotion and marketing of the college image and assigned instructional programs. Establishes connections and partnerships with local businesses that support the programs.

Receives student, faculty, and other complaints and conducts appropriate follow-up.

Represents the District at assigned local, regional, and state meetings; organizes and serves on committees as assigned; works evenings and weekends when necessary; performs other duties as assigned.

Builds upon collaborative efforts locally and regionally with health care partners, other colleges, and the Mendocino Lake Adult and Career Education (MLACE) Consortium.

Arranges and facilitates advisory committee meetings; retains related records.

Performs other duties as assigned by the Dean of Career Education.

Duties as Nursing Director

Interprets nursing program requirements and objectives to administration and other relevant college departments and personnel; serves as liaison to facilitate student success.

Completes required reports and approval forms for the California Board of Registered Nursing (BRN), Mendocino College and other constituencies; completes annual program reviews for College as well as taking primary responsibility for the total program review/recertification.

Monitors the nursing program for compliance with applicable laws, regulations, policies, and rules.

Prepares self-study report for BRN approval visit; the nursing program evaluation plan; and curriculum development, submits proposals for curriculum changes.

Responds to any recommendations from the BRN approval visit and leads the department in resolving those recommendations.

Develops and supervises the nursing program budget and inventory, including CTEA and grant funding.

Determines teaching assignments, including continuing education, and the preparation of the nursing class schedule, in compliance with applicable regulations.

Assigns clinical and classroom instructional load.

In collaboration with Human Resources, leads the recruitment and selection of nursing faculty including the determination and verification of required qualifications; submits faculty to BRN for approval.

Supervises all faculty in the nursing program including orienting new nursing faculty to the college, conducting or participating in faculty evaluations, facilitating faculty meetings, developing and supervising BRN remediation plan for nursing faculty.

Continues and builds upon collaborative efforts locally and regionally with health care partners, other colleges, and the Mendocino Lake Adult and Career Education (MLACE) Consortium.

Initiates and maintains contractual agreements and clinical schedules with community service agencies used as clinical sites for nursing students.

Evaluates the Nursing Program through an equity lens.

Supports student recruitment activities; reviews and maintains any required student records; assists students with licensure applications.

Issues certificates of completion for continuing education courses consistent with BRN regulations. Ensures currency and completeness of nursing program information in the college catalog and website.

Collaborates with faculty in reviewing and approving the textbook list for the nursing program and with Library personnel to ensure breadth and currency of library resources.

Receives, reviews, and facilitates resolution of complaints for nursing program.

Office, classroom, and clinical settings. May be required to travel to various clinical sites and Center Locations throughout Mendocino and Lake County. May be required to work evenings and weekends.

Must meet the minimum qualifications for faculty in California Community Colleges; Master's in Nursing OR Bachelor's in Nursing AND Master's in Health Education of Health Science OR the equivalent OR the minimum qualifications as set by the Board of Registered Nursing, whichever is higher.


Must meet the minimum requirements of the Board of Registered Nursing (1425(a)) to work as a Director of a Professional Nursing Program.

Sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, and ethnic backgrounds of community college students.

All candidates must receive final approval by the BRN as qualified according to Board Guidelines

BRN rules and regulations that govern undergraduate professional nursing educational programs
Pre-licensure nursing program curriculum and instructional program development
Learning theory and teaching techniques
Hiring and evaluation practices
Post-secondary educational operations

Plan, coordinate and organize a multifaceted nursing program according to program needs
Supervise and evaluate the work of assigned faculty and staff
Develop a nursing program, curriculum, and course schedules
Develop and manage a program budget
Effectively evaluate and develop instructional materials
Effectively instruct assigned courses
Maintain records
Prepare and present reports
Relate effectively with a wide variety of students, faculty, and staff
Communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing
Maintain currency within the scope of the position, including professional licensure and credentials required of the job
Work effectively with a wide variety of personalities and situations using sound judgment
Effectively serve as a liaison between the community and the college
Provide own transportation
Work variable locations and hours, including evenings and weekends as needed


  • Sitting
  • Standing
  • Reaching
  • Bending
  • Walking
  • Driving
  • Fine motor manipulation (typing)
  • Communicating, and
  • Occasional light lifting (up to 25 lbs.)

Application Procedure

Through the online portal CLICK HERE TO ACCESS PORTAL, submit the following documents:

  1. Completed online application;
  2. Cover Letter that succinctly addresses how your experience and professional qualifications prepare you for this position;
  3. Resume/CV including education, experience, professional organizations, and accomplishments;
  4. List three (3) professional or academic references who can speak to your qualifications for the position and their contact information (personal references will not be accepted);
  5. Photocopies of all transcripts; a foreign transcript evaluation must be attached if applicable. Official copies of transcripts are required upon employment;
  6. Copy of valid CA RN License
  7. A written response to the following two (2) topics (up to two pages total):
    • What attracts you to becoming the Assistant Dean of Health Careers at Mendocino College?
    • Mendocino College is committed to supporting all students with equity-minded teaching practices. Describe your experience supporting faculty and community partners in creating engaging and inclusive learning environments.
  8. If meeting the state mandated minimum qualifications based on equivalency, complete the MLCCD equivalency application and include all supporting documents. Applications found at: MLCCD - Equivalency Form and Instructions
Important Notes Regarding Application Procedure
All application materials must be received before 11:59 pm on the closing date above;
Only completed applications with the above required documents will be reviewed by the committee;
Application material not required for this position (including reference letters) will not be reviewed;
Remove personally identifiable information such as personal photos, social security number, birth date, age, and gender from your application materials;
Expenses related to the recruitment process are the responsibility of the applicant. The college does not reimburse applications for related travel expenses;
Incomplete application packets will not be accepted; Interviews are by invitation only; Due to the current health crisis, first level interviews may be held via Zoom.

Selection Procedure

A search committee will review and invite applicants for an interview. Meeting the posted requirements does not guarantee an interview. A written performance exercise
and/or presentation may be a part of the interview, and finalists may be invited to return for a second interview. All notifications will be via email.

Conditions of Employment (Prior to beginning employment)
In accordance with Federal Law all employees must provide proof of eligibility to work in the United States;
Must be fingerprinted through DOJ and FBI and have background clearance; Must take a TB test (once hired and every four years thereafter);
Within six (6) months of employment, must complete required District trainings such as Sexual Harassment Prevention.
Must comply with BRN and State requirements

EEO Statement
Mendocino College is an equal opportunity employer and actively seeks a diverse pool of qualified applicants. The policy of the College is to encourage applications from all
persons. Mendocino College does not discriminate on the basis of ethnicity or race, color, sex or gender, gender identity, gender expression, age, religion, marital status, disability, sexual orientation, national origin, medical conditions, genetic conditions, pregnancy (including pregnancy, childbirth, and medical conditions related to pregnancy and childbirth), military or veteran status. Mendocino College also prohibits harassment on any of these bases, including sexual harassment, as well as sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence, and stalking.

Persons with disabilities who require reasonable accommodation to complete the employment process must notify Human Resources no later than 72 hours prior to the closing date. Human Resources can be contacted at (707) 468-3065 or via email at

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