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Shasta College
  • Position Number: 4395457
  • Location: Redding, CA
  • Position Type: Deans - Health
Description of Basic Functions and Responsibilities


The Shasta-Tehama-Trinity Joint Community College District (Shasta College) sits at the northern end of the Sacramento Valley, surrounded by mountains to the north, east, and west. The area provides a wide array of outdoor amenities and activities with miles of hiking and biking trails, national parks, two lakes, and the Sacramento River. The main campus is located in the city of Redding, population 90,000. The area is characterized by excellent schools with high graduation rates, low traffic, and low housing prices (Zillow average $393,000 vs. California state average of $770,000).

Shasta College is committed to providing its diverse student population with equitable education outcomes, contributing to the social, cultural, intellectual, and economic development of our communities. The college has been recognized as a leader in developing and implementing innovative education programs to increase student success, including accelerated pathways for high school students to achieve a bachelor's degree and for returning students to complete their Associate and Bachelor's degrees. Shasta College enrolls more than 11,000 students annually and provides educational services to students with a wide range of skills and abilities.

Our ideal candidate is motivated to join a campus community prioritizing the success of our racially and socio-economically diverse staff and student population. Providing equitable outcomes so all members of our community may enjoy safe, healthy, and vibrant educational and employment environments is critical to our success.

Administrator positions in the California Community College system offer a unique opportunity to contribute to the empowerment of our students seeking to improve their lives and communities. Our administrators manage a wide range of programs and lead faculty and staff in engaging our diverse employee and student populations, facilitating equitable outcomes for all through the management of our various employment and academic programs. As an administrator at Shasta College, you will join a vibrant community of professionals working collaboratively to provide a positive, healthy educational environment where our students experience diverse academic and cultural perspectives. A career at Shasta College offers a highly rewarding and enriching employment experience.

Under the direction of the Division Dean, the Associate Dean of Health Sciences will exercise innovative leadership in administering programs and courses offered in the Health Sciences division. The Associate Dean will serve as director of the nursing programs and manage respective assigned departments and programs, including budget management and coordination with other campus departments and community organizations in carrying out the District's Strategic Plan. Employees in this job class are overtime exempt, receive administrative direction within a framework of general guidelines, and exercise supervision over faculty and support staff. This is an educational administrative position, which requires excellent communication and strong leadership skills.

CLASSIFICATION: Range 50 on the Administrative Confidential Salary Schedule, 40 hours per week, 12 months per year. Work assignment hours are 8:00 a.m. - 5:00p.m., Monday through Friday.

SALARY: Starting salary is $126,805.55 with $2,000 doctoral differential if applicable. Please refer to the salary schedule for salary range and step increases. Step increases take place each July 1 if there is at least 6 months of satisfactory rendered service prior to July 1. (Download PDF reader)

SUPERVISOR: Dean of Health Sciences or designee

BENEFITS: Holiday, vacation and sick time will be provided. Our competitive benefits package includes medical, dental, and vision insurance provided at a share of cost on a pretax basis and an employee assistance program (EAP). This is an educational administrator position with a default CalSTRS retirement.

Employees have the option to contribute to:
  • Health Savings Account (HSA)
  • 403(b) and 457 Retirement Plans
  • Section 125 Plan including Flexible Spending Accounts (FSA) and Dependent Day Care Accounts
In addition, employees have the option to purchase:
  • Disability Income Insurance
  • Cancer Insurance
  • Life Insurance
  • Accident Only Insurance
  • Critical Illness Insurance
For more information regarding Employment and Benefit Policies, please view the Administrative Agreement - Appendix A.

Typical Duties, Knowledge and Ability

Essential Functions:
  • Serve as director of the associate degree nursing (ADN) and licensed vocational nursing (LVN) programs; provide leadership over the certified nursing assistant (CNA), and medical assisting (MA) programs.
  • In coordination with the direct supervisor,
    • Assure compliance of each program with the rules and regulations of related licensing, accrediting and/or regulatory agencies; formulate and submit reports for national, regional and state licensing, accrediting, and/or regulatory agencies; maintain files and records in accordance; assure programs meet the standards of the Board of Registered Nursing (BRN), the Board of Vocational Nursing (BVNPT), the California Department of Public Health (CDPH), the Education Code of the State of California, and the provisions of the Nursing Practice Act.
    • Develop, implement, and evaluate program goals, objectives, policies, and services that are consistent with the College mission; coordinate program review and area planning processes in collaboration with appropriate faculty.
    • Provide direction for curriculum, instructional, and/or program development, equipment, and implementation; evaluate results and make appropriate modifications.
    • Oversee the selection, admission, and progression of students in the programs; coordinate and maintain records on student progress and outcomes.
    • 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 the Health Sciences division.
    • Serve as liaison between the college and community healthcare agencies in planning and coordination of clinical facility use; initiate, maintain, and renew contractual agreements.
    • Interpret and apply policies and procedures for mediation and conflict resolution with students, faculty, staff, and external entities.
    • Develop and implement policies, procedures, and processes designed to improve student learning outcomes.
    • Provide direction and supervision to staff and/or faculty employees in assigned areas, including prioritizing and assigning work; conducting performance evaluations; ensuring faculty and staff are trained; and make hiring, termination and disciplinary actions with subordinate employees.
    • Direct, oversee, and participate in the development of the department work plan; monitor workflow; review and evaluate work products, methods, and procedures.
    • Develop, coordinate, and administer budgets; control and monitor expenditures in their respective programs.
  • Engage in professional improvement in order to remain current in the area of responsibility.
  • Direct the development of research materials; provide reports and recommendations on staffing, scheduling, enrollment, services, and other areas as required.
  • Participate in a variety of administrative, board, and other meetings; conduct department meetings.
  • Participate in professional organizations and maintain an understanding and working knowledge of current ideas, research, and practices related to their respective programs.
  • Perform other duties similar to the above in scope and function as assigned.
Knowledge of:
  • Principles of leadership, management, and supervision including planning, organizing, assigning, and reviewing work; performance appraisal and discipline; employee selection and professional development.
  • Curriculum development and innovation, including the best teaching practices and effective use of instructional technology in a higher education setting.
  • Accreditation self-evaluation processes.
  • COADN (California Organization of Associate Degree Nursing) guidelines for directing a registered nursing program; knowledge of managing other nursing and allied health programs.
  • Budget management and development, including categorical funding.
  • Best practices in Student Learning Outcomes (SLO) design, development, implementation, and assessment.
  • The 10 + 1 and working with college participatory governance groups in a collective bargaining environment.
  • State and Federal codes, statutes, and regulations that govern California.
  • Current issues, initiatives, and challenges facing California community colleges.
  • Working with a diverse student and employee population.
Ability to:
  • Manage the activities and operations of college health science programs.
  • Exercise initiative and creativity to meet educational needs and solve problems.
  • Motivate faculty, staff, and colleagues to continually improve programs and services.
  • Identify problems, determine effective solutions, and take independent action for successful results.
  • Prepare and present effective reports, recommendations, and correspondence.
  • Effectively represent the college to the public.
  • Build teams and consensus.
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships.
  • Work with designated computer programs and systems.
  • Communicate clearly and effectively.
  • Benefit from evaluative feedback and mentoring to continue to grow as a professional.


Education Required:
  • A master's or higher degree from an accredited college or university which includes course work in nursing education, or nursing administration;
  • One (1) year of experience as an administrator with validated performance of administrative responsibilities consistent with the Nursing Practicing Act, Section 1420(h);
  • Two (2) years of experience teaching in pre- or post-licensure registered nursing programs; and one (1) year of continuous, full-time (or its equivalent) experience with direct patient care as a registered nurse;
    Equivalent experience and/or education as certified by the Board of Registered Nursing.
  • Possession of a clear and active license to practice as a registered nurse in California.
Experience Required:
  • Demonstrated sensitivity to, and understanding of, the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, and ethnic backgrounds of staff and students, as well as staff members and students with physical and/or learning disabilities.

Additional Information

To be considered a candidate for an Administrative position, the applicant must submit ALL of the following materials:
  • Online Application with the following materials attached:
  • Cover letter addressing criteria listed in the position announcement
  • Current resume and/or placement file
  • College transcripts (unofficial will be accepted at the time of application)

Attention Applicants:
  • After application has been submitted, all application materials will be screened.
  • Internal candidates must also submit all required materials to be considered.
  • Candidate evaluations will not be considered.
  • Reference letters from any member of the Hiring Committee or Board Members will not be considered.
  • Interviews will be by invitation only.
  • Interviews will be by Zoom.
  • The District does not reimburse for new hire moving expenses.

New Administrative Appointments will be placed at the step 1 on the Administrative Salary Schedule and will graduate to the next step on July 1st of the following year if they have rendered 6 months of satisfactory service, with subsequent steps annually thereafter to a maximum fifth step.

Salary placement would only be negotiable if the candidate held the same position with another community college and step 2 or 3 would be the maximum considered depending on the number of years of service.
The Shasta-Tehama-Trinity Joint Community College District ("Shasta College") does not discriminate against any person on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, religious preference, age, disability (physical and mental), pregnancy (including pregnancy, childbirth, and medical conditions related to pregnancy or childbirth), gender identity, sexual orientation, genetics, military or veteran status or any other characteristic protected by applicable law in admission and access to, or treatment in employment, educational programs or activities at any of its campuses. Shasta College also prohibits harassment on any of these bases, including sexual harassment, as well as sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence, and stalking.

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