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San Mateo County Community College District
  • Position Number: 3643034
  • Location: San Bruno, CA
  • Position Type: Disability Services

Director of Respiratory Care and Allied Health

San Mateo County Community College District

Posting Number: 20141404S
Department: Sciences / Math / Technology SKY (DEPT)
Location: Skyline College
Position Number: 2F0033
Percentage of Full Time: 100%
FLSA: Exempt (does not accrue overtime)
Months per Year: 12
If other, please specify:
Salary Range:
Min Salary: $135,240 (annual)
Max Salary: $171,324 (annual)
Position Type: Administrative/Supervisory Positions

Who We Are:
The San Mateo County Community College District is committed to achieving educational equity for all students. As outlined in the Districts Strategic Plan, "success, equity, and social justice for our students are longstanding goals." The Districts "Students First" Strategic Plan is focused on "Student Success, Equity and Social Justice." We provide students with a rich and dynamic learning experience that embraces differences - emphasizing collaboration and engaging students in and out of the classroom, encouraging them to realize their goals, and to become global citizens and socially responsible leaders. When you join our team at San Mateo County Community College District, you can expect to be part of an inclusive, innovative and equity-focused community that approaches higher education as a matter of social justice that requires broad collaboration among faculty, classified staff, administration, students and community partners.

The College and the District:
Skyline College is part of the San Mateo County Community College District and is designated as a Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI), enrolling approximately 16,000 students each academic year. Skyline College has a diverse student population that is a reflection of the communities that it serves. Detailed information about the student population, including data related to student success, can be found on Skyline Colleges Office of Planning, Research and Institutional Effectiveness (PRIE) website.

Who We Want:
We value the ability to serve students from a broad range of cultural heritages, socioeconomic backgrounds, genders, abilities and orientations. Therefore, we prioritize applicants who demonstrate they understand the benefits diversity brings to a professional educational community. The successful candidate will be an equity-minded individual committed to collaborating with faculty, classified staff, administration, students and community partners who are also committed to closing equity gaps. The San Mateo County Community College District seeks employees who value mentorship and working in a collegial, collaborative environment, guided by a commitment to helping all students achieve their educational goals.

The Position:
The position serves as the academic manager responsible for leadership, planning, developing, organizing, day-to-day management, and evaluating the Associate and Bachelor Degree Respiratory Care Program tracks. Responsibilities will also include leadership and administrative support for other Allied Health programs (Anesthesia Technology, Central Service Technology, Emergency Medical Care, and Surgical Technology) and services within Skyline College. Public contact is extensive and includes students, faculty, staff, other educational institutions, community and business representatives, governmental agencies and the general public, for the purpose of exchanging program information and services. A high degree of independent judgment and creativity are required to adequately represent the college, Respiratory Care and other Allied Health programs, to serve as a technical resource person for Allied Health, and to design program components and services and ensure their effectiveness. As a member of the college leadership team, the Director is held to the Leadership Standards of Excellence.

The San Mateo Community College District provides affordable housing opportunities for those relocating to the Bay Area.

Duties and Responsibilities:
The duties below are representative of the duties of the classification and are not intended to cover all of the duties performed by the incumbent(s) of any particular position. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the scope of work is similar, related, or a logical assignment to this classification.

The position requires the ability to elicit and bring focus to recommendations from state agencies, hospital consortiums and clinic personnel, students, faculty, staff, and administrators. It also calls for organizational skills that enable the performance of duties in a timely manner and with attention to detail.

The following are specific duties and responsibilities:
  1. Develops curriculum goals, objectives, and learning activities for the Respiratory Care Program in concert with the faculty and staff
  2. Provides Respiratory Care teaching support when needed
  3. Updates the curriculum in keeping with community, technological, demographic, and college changes
  4. Assures compliance with the rules and regulations of the Committee on Accreditation for Respiratory Care (CoARC) and Respiratory Care Board of California in addition to supporting and maintaining successful accreditation for all other Allied Health Programs
  5. Coordinates and orients Respiratory Care and Allied Health faculty
  6. Serves as a liaison between the college and community agencies in the planning and coordinating of clinical facilities
  7. Facilitates the recruitment, admission, and progress of Allied Health Program students
  8. Supports faculty in classroom instruction and student activities for all Allied Health Programs
  9. Maintains regular and effective contact with students and faculty. Facilitates an effective advisory committee for receiving input from representatives of community agencies
  10. Utilizes college resources in writing grants, and reports, and for planning and administering program budgets
  11. Participates actively with other managers in planning processes and in addressing college concerns
  12. Encourage program innovation and renewal in response to changing community, student, and workforce needs
  13. Facilitates effective communication and collaboration among Allied Health faculty and staff across the division
  14. Provides leadership and administrative support to other Allied Health programs and faculty in the division for Anesthesia Technology, Central Service Technology, Emergency Medical Care, and Surgical Technology
  15. Serves as key emergency prevention, preparedness, and response personnel as assigned
  16. Commits to and acts in accordance with the Leadership Standards of Excellence
  17. Performs other duties as assigned

Minimum Qualifications:
  • Registered Respiratory Therapist with the National Board for Respiratory Care for a minimum of four years
  • Possess or qualify for a valid, active California Respiratory Care License
  • Possession of a Masters degree or above from an accredited college or university or the equivalent
  • A minimum of two years experience in clinical respiratory care
  • A minimum of two years experience teaching in an accredited respiratory care program either as an appointed faculty member or as a clinical preceptor
  • Demonstrated cultural competence, sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, and ethnic backgrounds of community college students, faculty, and staff

Physical Requirements:
This classification requires sitting for long periods of time, pushing and pulling, and visual acuity. The ability to type, use phone, stand intermittently, walk, bend and stoop, occasionally lift, carry, push, pull or otherwise move objects of light to moderate weight, work at a computer, including sitting and viewing a monitor for various lengths of time, repetitive use of keyboard, mouse or other control device, dexterity of hands and fingers to operate keyboard, hearing and speaking to communicate and provide information to others; ability to operate a motor vehicle and drive to off campus locations in order to perform the essential functions.

Equivalence to Minimum Qualifications:

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
  1. Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing, with administrators, faculty, staff, students, and the community at large
  2. Demonstrated ability to collaborate with diverse teams to effectively reach project goals and outcomes
  3. Knowledge of and experience with Respiratory Care education policies, partnerships, and procedures
  4. Active involvement in professional association(s) related to respiratory care
  5. Understanding of and commitment to the role and purpose of the community college
  6. Experience in integration of pedagogies that emphasize cooperation and collaboration, and engage students actively in learning, encouraging them to become independent, creative learners with higher-order thinking skills
  7. Familiarity with the use of instructional technology and media to enhance teaching and student learning
  8. Experience in directing the work of others and in providing positive problem-solving skills
  9. Demonstrated skills in leadership and coordination of program services
  10. Skill in communicating respectfully, sensitively, and effectively with people who are diverse in their academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, and ethnic backgrounds

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Ability to speak a second language is desirable but not required.

Benefits include paid holidays, vacation and sick leave. The District pays all or a portion of monthly medical plan premiums (depending on the coverage) and pays all of the monthly dental and vision plan premiums for employees and eligible dependents. Additional paid benefits include life insurance, salary continuance insurance, and an Employee Assistance Program. Academic employees participate in the State Teachers Retirement System, a defined-benefit retirement plan through the State of California (no contributions to Social Security). Optional tax-deferred 403(b) and 457 retirement plans are also available.

Open Date: 09/08/2022
First Review Date: 10/13/2022
Close Date:
Open Until Filled: Yes

Special Instructions Summary:
Required Application Materials All applicants are required to submit:

1. A completed online District application form (go to to complete the application and to apply for this position).

2. A resume that details all relevant education, training, and other work experience.

3. A cover letter of no more than 3 pages that addresses the applicants cultural competence, sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, and ethnic backgrounds of community college students, faculty, and staff as well as the applicants qualifications as they relate to the requirements, knowledge, skills, and abilities listed in this announcement.

Candidates for interview will be selected from among those who most closely meet the requirements and knowledge, skills and abilities. Meeting the minimum qualifications does not guarantee an interview. As part of the interview process, candidates may be asked to demonstrate job-related knowledge and skills.

For questions related to this posting, please contact:
SMCCCD Office of Human Resources
3401 CSM Drive
San Mateo, CA 94402
Tel.: (650) 574-6555
Fax: (650) 574-6574
Web Page:

Conditions of Employment:
Prior to employment, the selected candidate will be required to complete the following:

1. Submit official transcripts (applies to all faculty or educational administrative positions)
Foreign Education completed outside of the United States must be deemed equivalent to that gained in conventional/accredited U.S. education programs in order for it to be considered for the satisfaction of minimum qualifications. Foreign transcripts must be translated and evaluated by a U.S.-based credentials evaluation service. The District currently accepts evaluations from agencies approved by the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing.

2. Submit verifications of prior employment

3. Satisfactory references

4. Successfully being cleared for employment through the background checking process
In addition to background checks, the District may review publicly available information about a candidate on the Internet. If a candidate is aware of incorrect or inaccurate information that is available on the Internet, the candidate is welcome to address such an issue with the Office of Human Resources.

5. Present original documents for proof of eligibility to work in the United States

6. Approval of your employment by the SMCCCD Board of Trustees

7. Provide a certificate of Tuberculosis exam for initial employment.

8. Have fingerprints taken by a Live Scan computer (Clearance must be received prior to first day of employment). Please note that the California Education Code requires, in part, that community college districts shall not employ or retain in employment persons in public school service who have been convicted of certain felonies, a misdemeanor drug charge (including alcohol offenses) or misdemeanor moral turpitude (sexual offense) crime. However, consideration may be given to those whose drug convictions occurred more than five years ago. A conviction for other crimes may not necessarily disqualify you from the job for which you may be applying.

EEO Statement:
The San Mateo County Community College District is an Equal Opportunity Employer that seeks to employ individuals who represent the rich diversity of cultures, language groups, and abilities of its surrounding communities.

Applicants who have disabilities may request that special accommodations be made in order to complete the selection process. Accommodation requests and a copy of the Americans with Disabilities Act applicant procedures can be made by completing our: Applicant Reasonable Accommodation Request Form

Annual Security Report:
San Mateo County Community College Districts (SMCCCD) 2021 Annual Security Report (ASR), required by the Clery Act, includes statistics for the previous three years concerning reported crimes that occurred on campus; in certain off-campus buildings owned or controlled by SMCCCD; and on public property within, or immediately adjacent to and accessible from SMCCCD. Our 2021 Annual Security Report also outlines various campus safety and security policies, such as those concerning crime reporting, prevention and response to sexual and gender violence, alcohol and drug use, crime prevention, emergency response and evacuation procedures, and other matters. The 2021 Annual Security Report also includes important tips to help every member of the community remain safe and avoid becoming a victim of crime. The 2021 Annual Security Report is now available. You can also obtain a copy of this report by contacting the Department of Public Safety at the District Office or any of the three Campuses (650) 738-7000. The report includes information about criminal activity on our campuses, emergency procedures and resources.

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