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Dean, School of Nursing, Health and Wellness

$182,724 – $184,724 yearly

MiraCosta College

Last Updated: 5/17/23

Job Description

Dean, School of Nursing, Health and Wellness
MiraCosta College

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Type of Assignment: Full Time
Assignment Category: Regular Position

Position Details:
MiraCosta Community College District in coastal, north San Diego County, California, invites applications for the position of Dean, School of Nursing, Health and Wellness. The person selected for this position will be subject to assignment to any district or authorized facility during any hours of operation. Applications submitted by 11:59 PM on Thursday, May 11, 2023 will receive first consideration. Applications will continue to be accepted until the position is filled.

IMPORTANT: MiraCosta College requires that all employees be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 in order to promote a safe and healthful workplace for employees and to promote the health and safety of our campus community. Unvaccinated employees are at greater risk of contracting COVID-19 and developing severe disease. This causes greater risk to their personal health and unnecessary disruption to the college community that depends on college programs and services. As of August 23, 2021, all employees must submit proof of vaccination or request and receive approval for a medical or religious exemption prior to their start date. For more information, please visit

Salary Range: Based on the 2022-23 Academic Administrators Salary Schedule for Deans
Compensation: Starting at $182,724 per year (Deans, non-doctorate, step 1) or $184,724 (Deans, doctorate, step 1) based on the 2022-23 Academic Administrators Salary schedule for Deans —

Employees must make arrangements for the direct deposit of paychecks into the financial institution of their choice, via electronic fund transfer.

This position will be subject to the academic administrators’ working conditions manual.

MiraCosta College offers an array of benefits to eligible employees.

  • The district pays 100% of the cost of medical, dental and vision insurance for eligible employees and dependents
  • $100,000 life insurance policy
  • Up to $250 of benefit credits per month to help pay for a variety of voluntary benefit options, such as supplemental life insurance, disability coverage, and health care/dependent care flexible spending account (FSA)
  • Vacation, sick leave, and up to 18 paid holidays
  • State pension system retirement benefits (CalSTRS)
  • Free and confidential employee assistance program
  • Wellness Program
  • Participation in the District’s Early Retirement Program
  • Childcare Facility (Oceanside Campus)

Position Term in Months: 12

Application Procedure:
In order to be considered for this position, you must submit the following documents directly in the online system and finish applying and receive a confirmation number :

1. Application on which you list all relevant experience.

2. A current resume or curriculum vitae summarizing your educational background and experience.

3. A cover letter addressed to the “Screening and Interview Committee” specifically describing how your experience aligns with the Essential Duties & Responsibilities, Other Duties, and Desirable Qualifications.

4. Transcripts of college coursework which provide evidence of meeting the minimum qualifications as stated in this job posting. Unofficial or legible photocopies are acceptable. If a degree(s) was earned, the transcripts must state that the degree was awarded. Any degree/coursework used to satisfy the minimum qualifications must be from a postsecondary institution accredited by an accreditation agency recognized by either the U.S. Department of Education or the Council on Postsecondary Accreditation.

If your degree(s) is from a college or university outside of the United States, you must submit a detailed evaluation from a professional evaluation agency. To view a list of agencies approved by the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing, go to Transcripts or translations in English still require the evaluation to show the U.S. equivalence of your degree.

The screening and interview committee will review application materials for up to three to four weeks following the closing/first screening date. Applicants selected for interview will be contacted by phone; those not selected for interview will be notified by e-mail once interview candidates have been scheduled.

Offer of employment to the person selected for this position is contingent upon 1) proof of being fully vaccinated* for COVID-19 or requesting and receiving approval for a medical or religious exemption; 2) successful completion of a pre-placement physical exam at district expense; 3) submission of a current tuberculosis test clearance; 4) proof of eligibility to work in the United States; 5) fingerprint clearance; and 6) approval by the Board of Trustees.

*Individuals are considered fully vaccinated against COVID-19 two weeks or more after they have received the second dose in a 2-dose series (e.g. Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna), or two weeks or more after they have received a single-dose vaccine (e.g., Johnson and Johnson [J&J/Janssen]).

Basic Function:
Under general direction, develops, organizes, and implements the college’s institutional goals for assigned instructional departments and activities; shares inclusion, diversity, equity, and accessibility, as well as futures leadership responsibilities with other campus leaders; and performs related duties as assigned.

Distinguishing Characteristics:

Essential Duties & Responsibilities:
1. Supervises and assists with the recruitment, selection, evaluation, and retention of qualified and diverse faculty and staff.

2. Facilitates orientation process for new faculty and staff.
3. Supports professional development for faculty and staff.
4. Conducts performance evaluations that are timely and constructive.
5. Handles discipline and termination of employees as needed and in accordance with district policies and procedures and labor agreements.
6. Oversees and administers the college’s nursing and health and wellness programs.
7. Researches, implements, and assesses methods to improve the department’s programs that are culturally responsive to students’ needs.

8. Creates course schedules and assignments for full-time and part-time faculty.
9. Evaluates curriculum, staffing, and other needs for the department; identifies, requests, and obtains appropriate resources to fulfill those needs.
10. Creates and adheres to departmental budgets.
11. Identifies available funding opportunities including state and federal grants; drafts proposals and completes applications for grants and other funds; administers grants.

12. Ensures compliance with federal, state, local regulations, accreditation and licensing standards, and board policies and administrative procedures.
13. Establishes and maintains relationships with clinical, community, business, industry, and high school/college partners; initiates, manages and maintains contractual relationships and obligations with local healthcare agencies.

Other Duties:
1. Establishes and maintains relationships with and serves as a liaison to the community, local businesses, industry, hospital and other college partners.
2. Performs related duties as assigned.

Knowledge Of:
1. Principles and practices of instructional program development and administration.
2. Advanced mastery of theory, principles and methods of application of academic or administration disciplines relevant to assigned areas of responsibility.
3. Accreditation standards of state and federal nursing regulators, Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges (ACCJC) and Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC).
4. Trends, developments and application of educational technologies including online learning and course management systems.
5. Principles and practices of strategic and program planning applicable to an educational institution.
6. Applicable federal, state and local laws, rules and regulations.
7. Principles and practices of sound business communication including correct English usage, grammar, spelling, punctuation and vocabulary.
8. Research methods and analysis techniques.
9. Principles and practices of effective management and supervision.
10. Principles and practices of organization and culture change.
11. District human resources policies and labor contract provisions.
12. Safety policies and safe work practices applicable to the work.

Ability To:
1. Plan, organize, direct, review and evaluate programs and activities.
2. Lead and participate in monitoring and assessing student learning and success outcomes and student equity measures.
3. Contribute to district-wide institutional effectiveness efforts in planning, program review, accreditation, outcomes assessment, grants development and financial stewardship with the overall intent of actively supporting the achievement of district goals, campus-wide needs and the healthy functioning of governance, management and other systems.
4. Define issues, analyze problems, evaluate alternatives and develop sound, independent conclusions and recommendations in accordance with laws, regulations, rules and policies.
5. Analyze and make sound recommendations on complex instructional and administrative issues.
6. Work collaboratively with other deans, faculty, directors and managers, and provide expert advice and counsel to develop solutions to complex issues.
7. Organize, set priorities and exercise expert, independent judgment within areas of responsibility.
8. Develop and implement appropriate procedures and controls.
9. Prepare clear, concise and comprehensive correspondence, reports, studies and other written materials.
10. Make oral presentations on proposals and recommendations clearly, logically and persuasively in a variety of settings.
11. Communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.
12. Understand, interpret, explain and apply applicable laws, codes and ordinances.
13. Represent the district effectively in dealings with internal and external stakeholders, representatives of other academic institutions, business and community leaders and the public.
14. Operate a computer and standard business software.
15. Use tact and diplomacy in dealing with sensitive and complex issues, situations and concerned individuals.
16. Demonstrate sensitivity to and understanding of diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, ethnic and disability issues.

17. Establish and maintain effective working relationships with all those encountered in the course of work.

Education & Experience:
To be eligible for this position, you must meet and provide evidence of the following minimum qualifications:

Graduation from an accredited college or university with a master’s degree in a discipline eligible for a MiraCosta College Faculty Service Area (FSA);
at least one year of formal training, internship or leadership experience relevant to the assignment;
possession of the minimum requirements to serve as a faculty member at the community college level in California – see the 2022 handbook of Minimum Qualifications for Faculty and Administrators in California Community Colleges.

Demonstrated sensitivity to and understanding of the cultural, developmental, socioeconomic, ethnic, disability and academic diversity of community college students, faculty and staff is also required.

NOTE: For work experience, one “year” is defined as equivalent to 40 hours per week for 12 months, or at least 2,080 hours.

Desirable Qualifications:
1. Proven record in data-driven decision making.
2. Administrative experience, preferably in a community college.
3. College-level teaching experience, preferably in a community college.
4. Collaborative management style and administrative experience compatible with MiraCosta College’s commitment to collegial governance.
5. Proven record of overseeing facilities including scheduling, operations, budget, personnel, program review and planning for those facilities.

Licenses & Other Requirements:
A valid California driver’s license and the ability to maintain insurability under the district’s vehicle insurance program.

Physical Effort:
The physical efforts described here are representative of those that must be met by employees to successfully perform the essential functions of this class. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Primarily sedentary with intermittent standing, walking, bending and stooping; occasional light lifting and carrying of objects weighing up to 25 pounds; ability to work at a computer, including repetitive use of a computer keyboard, mouse and other control devices; ability to travel to a variety of locations on and off campus as needed to conduct district business.

Emotional Effort:
Ability to develop and maintain effective working relationships involving interactions and communications personally, by phone and in writing with a variety of individuals and/or groups from diverse backgrounds on a regular, ongoing basis; ability to concentrate on detailed tasks for extended periods and/or intermittently while attending to other responsibilities; ability to work effectively under pressure on multiple tasks concurrently while meeting established deadlines and changing priorities.

Working Conditions:
Primarily an office environment; subject to frequent public contact and interruption; intermittent exposure to individuals acting in a disagreeable fashion; may work at any district location or authorized facility with occasional evenings and/or weekends on an as-needed basis. Occasional local travel may be requested.

Posting Number: S22/23051P
Human Resources Contact Information: or [Register to View]
Job Close Date:
Open Until Filled: Yes
First Screening Date: Applications submitted by 11:59 PM on Thursday, May 11, 2023 will receive first consideration. Applications will continue to be accepted until the position is filled.

Diversity, Equity & Inclusion
MiraCosta College is committed to creating a racially just campus climate. Individuals and their diverse cultures and identities are welcomed, nurtured, and validated. MiraCosta College takes institutional responsibility for closing the equity gap for disproportionately impacted populations including Latinx and Chicanx communities, Black and African American communities, Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander communities, Native American communities, lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, queer/questioning, intersex, and asexual (LGBTQIA+) communities, veteran communities, former foster youth, adult students, and students from low socioeconomic statuses. MiraCosta will continue to serve all constituents with values rooted in equity, diversity, inclusion, and community.MiraCosta College’s Mission, Vision, Commitment, and Institutional Values & Goals –

About MiraCosta College
MiraCosta College is one of California's 115 public community colleges. The district operates two campus sites and two centers, and offers a robust online education program. Situated between San Diego and Los Angeles, MiraCosta College benefits from multicultural influences and cultural opportunities. Both students and staff enjoy a friendly atmosphere and the feeling that we are all here to help one another. MiraCosta College is an Equal Opportunity Employer with a commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion. For more details, please visit our website at

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MiraCosta College is one of California's 115 public community colleges. The district operates two campus sites and two centers, and offers a robust online education program. Situated between San Diego and Los Angeles, MiraCosta College benefits from multicultural influences and cultural opportunities. Both students and staff enjoy a friendly atmosphere and the feeling that we are all here to help...