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Director of Health and Wellness Center
South Orange County Community College District

Date Posted May 2, 2023
Title Director of Health and Wellness Center
University South Orange County Community College District
South Orange County Community College District, CA, United States
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Director/Manager
  • Administration - Student Affairs
    Administration - Other
    Health Sciences


To plan, develop, organize, coordinate, implement, administer, direct and evaluate the programs, operations, activities and staff of the Health and Wellness Center to ensure appropriate and adequate levels of a variety of healthcare services and mental health services identified as the routine, chronic, urgent, and emergent healthcare issues of students, employees and visitors; plan, develop, organize, coordinate, implement, administer, direct and evaluate all other programs, operations, activities and staff of other student services programs as assigned, prepare and administer annual program budgets; ensure compliance with District policies and applicable State and federal regulations related to healthcare and other assigned.

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 direction from the Vice President for Student Services or President’s designee.

Exercises functional and technical supervision over professional, technical and office personnel as assigned.



The following duties and responsibilities are typical for this position. Incumbents may not perform all the listed duties and/or may be required to perform additional or different duties from those set forth below to address business needs and changing business practices.

Assess, treat, and/or triage ill or injured students, staff and visitors; refer ill or injured students, employees or visitors to appropriate internal and/or external healthcare providers as necessary; consult with laboratory, pharmaceutical, medical supply, and medical services representatives as needed.

Plan, develop, organize, coordinate, implement, administer, direct and evaluate programs, services, operations, activities and staff of the health and wellness center and other assigned student services programs and services; develop and implement organizational structures; write and review protocol, policy and procedures for all health and wellness center and other assigned programs and services to optimize efficient and effective delivery of services and facilitate attainment of established program goals and objectives.

Prepare and administer annual program budgets as assigned; prepare recommendations and justifications regarding budget requests; authorize expenditures according to District policies and applicable regulations.

Train, supervise and evaluate the performance of assigned professional, technical and support personnel; delegate and review assignments and projects; evaluate work products and results; establish and monitor timelines and prioritize work.

Coordinate program activities with other student services functions and instructional programs; serve on campus and District-wide committees, task forces and other work groups; provide technical expertise concerning healthcare and other assigned programs.

Attend to and investigate departmental complaints and conflicts; write and review quality assurance programs and program reviews; ensure compliance with District policies as well as State and federal laws related to assigned program; review and certify the accuracy of data concerning program participation.

Communicate with other student services program personnel, District administrators and support personnel, representatives of State and federal agencies, educational institutions, social service organizations, counselors and others to coordinate programs, services, operations and activities.

Compile and analyze data related to program participation and evaluation; prepare and submit a variety of statistical and narrative reports; prepare budget reports, annual recap data and special reports, proposals, recommendations and other materials as requested; coordinate and respond to periodic audits and program reviews.

Monitor and analyze trends in on-campus healthcare needs; maintain current knowledge of the regulations, policies and application requirements and eligibility criteria for healthcare programs, including computer hardware and software enhancements.

Make oral presentations to students, parents, counselors and professional colleagues at various gatherings; conduct workshops to provide specialized information regarding healthcare and related student services; develop and direct the distribution of brochures, flyers and other materials to publicize healthcare opportunities for students.

Performs other duties as assigned that support the overall objective of the position and the District's mission and philosophy.

Report to work on a regular and consistent basis, as scheduled, to assigned job.




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



A master’s degree from an accredited college or university in nursing and a California Public Health Nurse certificate; OR a bachelor’s degree in nursing, a California Public Health Nurse certificate, and a master’s degree in health education, sociology, psychology, counseling, health care administration, public health, or community health.



At least five years of experience as a registered nurse, including three years of increasingly responsible experience as a nursing manager in a health care facility, including at least three years of experience supervising registered nurses and other staff.

Commitment to equity and diversity. All applicants must have demonstrated sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, and ethnic backgrounds of community college students, faculty and staff.  The applicant must be able to demonstrate how these factors relate to the need for equity minded practices within an educational environment.



Three (3) years of experience in a public health or college setting, clinic health management experience preferred.

Recent experience with psychological/psychiatric nursing, gynecology, STD's, audiometric skills, phlebotomy.

Experience and/or training working with individuals who suffer from PTSD.

Experience and/or training which has enhanced a leadership style that is creative, collaborative, and productive and outcome oriented.



California Public Health Nurse certificate.

License as a California Registered Nurse.

Current CPR, first aid and automatic external defibrillation certification issued by an authorized agency.

Possession of updated immunizations and titers to communicable diseases in accordance with the college policy and CDC recommendations prior to first day of work.

Valid California driver’s license.



Clinical records maintenance.

Correct English composition, grammar, spelling and vocabulary.

Current healthcare issues and public health concerns.

Health issues, including, but not limited to, nutrition, stress management, reproductive health, mental health (including PTSD), substance abuse and recovery, and communicable diseases.

Interpersonal skills including tact, patience and diplomacy.

Local, State and federal laws and regulations related to student healthcare at a community college.

Operation of computer, peripherals and software programs, including student information systems, database management, spreadsheet, word processing and specialized software.

Oral and written communication skills.

Principles and practices of training and supervision.

Principles of public administration, including marketing, budget preparation and control and negotiation. Principles, practices, methods and procedures of professional nursing.

Public relations and public speaking techniques.

Research methods and report writing techniques.



Analyze problems, identify alternative solutions, project consequences of proposed actions and implement recommendations.

Collect, compile and analyze data.

Communicate clearly, concisely and effectively, both orally and in writing, with diverse constituencies within and outside of the District.

Communicate professionally in confrontational situations.

Develop, implement and evaluate the delivery of healthcare services to students.

Encourage professional excellence among the staff and promote an organizational culture of customer service, innovation, and quality services.

Establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with those contacted in the course of work.

Interpret and apply complex and technical State and federal laws and regulations related to assigned program.

Learn District and College organization, operations and objectives quickly.

Maintain current knowledge of healthcare practices. Maintain records and prepare reports.

Maintain the security of confidential information and materials.


Meet schedules and timelines.

Operate computer, peripherals and applications software, including database management,
spreadsheet, word processing and software related to area of assignment.

Operate office equipment such as digital telephone, calculator, copier and facsimile machine.

Plan, develop, organize, coordinate, implement, direct and evaluate a comprehensive health care services program at a community college health and wellness center.

Plan, prioritize, schedule, organize and assign work.

Prepare and administer budgets for assigned program areas.

Prepare oral and written reports and recommendations.

Provide emergency and crisis care intervention to students, employees and visitors and administer treatment as needed.

Relate effectively to people of varied academic, cultural and socioeconomic background using tact, diplomacy and courtesy.

Train, supervise and evaluate the performance of assigned personnel.

Understand and effectively and collaboratively work in a complicated multi-college environment, as well as within a system of community college districts.

Work effectively with others to achieve common goals including student recruitment and retention.



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.


Working Environment:

Typically, duties are performed in a busy community college clinic environment, subject to frequent exposure to hazardous materials and substances and communicable diseases, while treating patients that may require wearing protective apparel. An incumbent must walk or drive to respond to campus emergencies as needed; frequently must travel to other campus locations to attend meetings or conduct other work; occasionally must travel to other locations in the County such as the Health Department or other community agencies.


Physical Demands:

Must frequently stand for prolonged periods, walk, bend and stoop; use hands and fingers to examine or test patients and handle medical equipment, keyboard or other objects; reach with hands and arms. Must speak clearly and distinctly to ask questions and provide information; hear and understand voices over the telephone and in person; and respond quickly and effectively to campus emergencies. Must see and hear adequately to perform accurate physical assessments of patients. Occasionally must lift injured, ill, or disabled students.



Interviews may be held in-person (following all necessary precautions) or in a virtual format. Employees must reside in California while employed with the South Orange County Community College District (SOCCCD), even during remote work. Thank you for your continued interest in working at the SOCCCD.

The SOCCCD is committed to protecting the health and wellbeing of students, faculty, staff, administrators, and the communities it serves. More information can be found on our District website by visiting



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. SOCCCD will not sponsor any visa applications.



A California Public Employees Retirement System (CalPERS) retiree may not accept employment until after the first 180 days of retirement. Anyone retired from CalPERS accepting permanent employment with this District will be required to reinstate as an active CalPERS member. Please contact CalPERS for additional information regarding your retirement status.

Any active vested member of California State Teachers Retirement System (CalSTRS), who accepts employment with the District to perform service that requires membership in CalPERS, is eligible to elect to continue retirement system coverage under CalSTRS

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