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Shasta College
  • Position Number: 3129719
  • Location: Redding, CA
  • Position Type: Health - Health Education & Promotion
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.

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.

The Director of Student Health and Wellness/College Nurse provides services to the District's diverse student community within the Student Health and Wellness office. The primary duties are effectively addressing and problem-solving health matters affecting diverse communities of students in their academic, career, and personal goals. The Director/College Nurse works directly with students assessing health status and referring them to appropriate services. Employees in this classification receive minimal supervision within a framework of standard policies and procedures. Employees in this classification train, coordinate, supervise, and formally evaluate the work of assigned employees. This job class exercises responsibility for the planning, assigning, and supervising of the work of Student Health and Wellness personnel. This job class functions at a full supervisory level of classification, is overtime exempt, and requires effective organization, problem-solving, and decision-making skills.

CLASSIFICATION: Range 40 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.

SUPERVISOR: Dean of Student Services 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 a classified administrator position with a default CalPERS 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
Examples of typical duties are descriptive and not restrictive in nature.

  • Provides clinical nursing care in the Health & Wellness Services office, including preventative care, health education, and assessment and initial treatment of common acute illness and injuries
  • Provides diverse communities of students with health and wellness counseling, illness assessment and referral, and provides various health screenings
  • Adheres to the appropriate Scope of Practice for Registered Nurses as defined by the California Board of Registered Nursing; maintains licensure and continuing education.
  • Serves as a liaison with the community, health care professionals, and local agencies in offering services, making effective referrals, and coordinating health care resources
  • Supports employee health initiatives including tuberculin screening and other health education initiatives
  • Serves as a resource for the college community and campus departments on issues of health promotion, disease prevention, and safety and health advocacy; creates and delivers presentations to college employees and students as appropriate
  • Participates in selection, assignment, training, supervision, and evaluation of staff performance; plans, coordinates, and provides appropriate training for department personnel
  • Orients and supervises independent (contracted) health care professionals
  • Ensures a secure, accessible system of confidential medical records in accordance with applicable standards of practice and state and federal laws
  • Assists contracted healthcare providers (physician, etc.) with the delivery of direct services
  • Initiates and updates, as necessary, appropriate contractual agreements to facilitate the operation of the Health & Wellness Services office
  • Ensures that required up-to-date licensure and/or certifications for professional staff and services are on file
  • Conducts periodic needs assessments and participates with members of the college community in planning programs for Student Health & Wellness Services that respond to identified needs in alignment with district program review processes
  • Designs and implements new programs and monitors existing programs for applicability, safety, utilization, and effectiveness
  • Oversees and assists with student and athletic accident reporting and insurance claims processing
  • Ensures an appropriate inventory of medical supplies, equipment, and medications are maintained; provides for appropriate procurement, storage, security, and maintenance of inventory
  • May establish, review, and appropriately revise administrative, clinical, and operational policies, procedures, and protocols for the Student Health & Wellness office in compliance with District policies and procedures and applicable county, state, and federal regulations, licenses, and standards
  • May develop, coordinate, and administer Student Health & Wellness Services budgets; monitors and controls expenditures consistent with District goals, policies, and the department's mission
  • Identify and intervene in mental health crisis, facilitating referral to Psychological Counselor
  • Chairs and/or serves on committees working on health and safety issues for the college community, including the Behavioral Intervention Resource Team (BIRT); serves on other committees as appropriate
  • Coordinates communication of interoffice and campus-wide health information
  • Sets and maintains regularly scheduled hours of operation and attends meetings as required
  • Plans, develops, analyzes, critiques, and evaluates computerized applications and record keeping systems to maintain official records as required by District policy and administrative procedures and submit them in accordance with college procedures
  • Complies with departmental regulations concerning the proper use, care, and security of college equipment and District property
  • Advises administration of unsafe conditions or potential hazards and recommends solutions
  • Performs other related duties as assigned
Knowledge of:
  • Current standards of college health service practices, applicable county, state and federal regulations, and available resources in the field
  • Application of the Nursing Process, including assessment, diagnosis, planning, implementing, and evaluating outcomes for medical and mental health issues
  • Ethical standards as described by the American Nursing Association
  • Public Health matters such as epidemiology, communicable diseases, psychological trends, and other health issues common to the community college population
  • Safety issues related to student health services, equipment, and facilities
  • Strategies and methods which enhance student success in the community college setting
  • Principles and practices of administration, leadership, and supervision, including planning, organizing, assigning and reviewing work, performance appraisals, discipline, and employee selection and development
Ability to:
  • Provide nursing assessments and care to meet the physical and mental health needs of community college students
  • Implement treatment or therapeutic plans as appropriate, following policies, procedures, and clinician orders
  • Maintain medical records including clear and concise nursing reports as per current legal requirements
  • Direct and administer a community college Student Health and Wellness office
  • Work well with students from diverse socioeconomic, cultural, ability, and ethnic communities
  • Work with designated computer programs and systems; oversee records management and accountability.
  • Work cooperatively with physicians and other members of the Health and Wellness Office
  • Participate in institutional research activities and grants as needed
  • Understand and work within the mission and philosophy of the California Community College system
  • Effectively plan, organize and schedule work assignments
  • Hire, evaluate, and supervise the work of project personnel
  • Learn, interpret, and successfully apply district policies, procedures, rules, and regulations
  • Organize, prioritize, and accomplish assigned work within established time frames
  • Analyze problems, determine effective solutions, and take independent action for successful results
  • Communicate effectively orally and in writing
  • Exercise tact, diplomacy, and good judgement in all stakeholder interactions
  • Learn from errors, determine appropriate corrective action, and prevent repeated occurrences
  • Establish and maintain cooperative and effective working relationships with others, including those from diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, ethnic, and ability backgrounds
  • Work independently with little or no supervision

Education Required:
  • Bachelor's degree in nursing, or health care administration, public health, or community health.
  • Current California Licensure as a registered nurse.
  • Current CPR certification.
Education Preferred:
  • California Public Health Nurse Certificate
Experience Preferred:
  • At least three years of increasingly responsible experience related to administration of health services.
  • Demonstrated progressively responsible and successful experience in health education and health promotion activities.
  • Demonstrated recent successful experience as a health care professional preferably in an outpatient/college setting.
  • Demonstrated effective crisis intervention skills.
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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