Department: Student Life/Health Services
Reports to: Vice President of Student Life
Status: Exempt
Time commitment: 40 hours per week and special events/programs

Position Summary

This position reports to the Dean of Student Life. This position has final responsibility for meeting the health needs of the University Community. This position ensures that all incoming undergraduate students meet current immunization and tuberculosis screening requirements. Directly involved in health-related program development such as drug and alcohol awareness. This position manages the Health Services budget. The Director closely works with the Department of Campus Safety, as both respond to medical emergencies. The Director of Health Services is expected to perform independently within the guidelines of the California Nurse Practice Act.

Essential Functions


  • Be in agreement with the university's Confession of Faith, have a personal commitment to Jesus Christ as Savior and Lord, be active in the life of the church and live a life consistent with a commitment to the Lordship of Christ.
  • Embrace the mission, vision and values of Fresno Pacific University.
  • Be Christ-centered in all areas while working with staff, faculty, students and guests.


  • Nursing assessment and referrals (as necessary) of illness, injury and other health concerns of FPU students, staff and faculty; consultations and referrals; documentation of all services provided, including statistical information.
  • Verification of compliance with immunization requirements, including follow-up for those who are out of compliance.
  • Electronic documentation of immunization verification, tuberculosis screening, and medical questionnaires on each undergraduate student.
  • After hours cell phone availability for EMT and Residence Directors for urgent or emergent medical concerns.
  • Ordering and stocking Health Center with over the counter medications and first aid supplies.
  • Stocking and providing first aid kids for living areas and selected sites throughout campus.
  • Create Health Services policy as health-related laws change and new situations arise.
  • Review current nursing and college health-related literature.
  • Serve as resource person for health-related educational programming.
  • Provide education programs in collaboration with Residence Life staff.
  • Maintain health/wellness information for utilization by entire FPU community.
  • Attend staff and committee meetings as necessary.

Attend new student registration and orientation throughout the school year



  • Demonstrated personal Christian faith and commitment to the Christian mission of the university
  • AA or AS degree from an accredited college. Current California RN license.
  • Two years college health (or school nursing) experience or two years public health nursing experience.
  • Ability to work well with college students and employees from all walks of life.
  • Skills in physical assessments required.
  • Knowledge of college health and wellness topics.
  • Ability to work independently.
  • Knowledge of charting and record-keeping, filing and computer skills.
  • Ability to physically perform duties as required. May require moving very quickly from one area of campus to another.
  • Ability to physically perform emergent nursing care as needed.
  • Ability to work in a confident, confidential manner.
  • Must be willing to provide information regarding physical, mental, sexual, social and spiritual health and well-being to the campus community.
  • While both on-campus and off-campus resources are available, this position is expected to be responsible for the physical health and well-being of the FPU community, with the exception of athletic injuries during intercollegiate athletic events, practices, etc.
  • Valid BLS certificate.


  • BSN.
  • Valid ACLS certificate.
  • Emergency nursing experience.
  • Experience at a Christian liberal arts university.
  • Familiarity with the Mennonite Brethren Church and affirmation of its theological and spiritual characteristics.

Environmental Conditions

  • Indoors in normal office environment with little exposure to excessive noise, dust, fumes, vibrations and temperature changes at least ninety percent (90%) of the time.
  • Frequent computer use at workstation, moving about the Health Center caring for students/staff/faculty, respond to emergencies on campus.
  • Frequently work at a fast pace with unscheduled interruptions.
  • Proficient at multitasking.
  • Clothing business casual.

Physical Demands

  • Indoor/outdoor work environment.
  • Perform the following, with or without reasonable accommodation stand, sit, kneel, stoop, reach, lift, grasp, finger, see (near and far) for reading and data analysis on a computer screen, hear and talk for ordinary conversation and telephone calls.
  • Perform analytical and cognitive thinking and decision making.
  • Approximately 90% of this position’s duties require use of a computer
  • Must be able to lift up to 40 pounds
  • Attendance and punctuality.
  • Travel alone between campuses.
  • Based on the main campus of Fresno Pacific University.


Pay is based upon qualifications and experience.

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University description

Fresno Pacific University offers undergraduate and graduate programs that stress solid academic preparation and a strong ethical foundation. Some 4,000 traditional and adult students attend classes on the main campus in southeast Fresno or centers in North Fresno, Visalia, Bakersfield and Merced as well as online. The university also reaches about 10,000 students through professional development studies. FPU has the highest four-year graduation rate of any Central Valley college or university, is a Hispanic Serving Institution, with a Hispanic student population of 44 percent, and is one of the top 10 HSIs nationally in graduating Hispanic students. The Valley’s only comprehensive Christian university granting master’s degrees, the university is accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges and ranked in the top tier among western universities—master’s category by U.S. News & World Report. FPU is affiliated with the Mennonite Brethren Church, and all employees express a personal Christian commitment and support the Christian mission of the university. A description of the unique quality of FPU as an academic community can be found in the Fresno Pacific University Idea.

Fresno Pacific University is an equal employment opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, ethnic or social background, sex, age, or disability. Committed to excellence and actively supportive of cultural diversity, FPU invites individuals who contribute to such diversity to apply.

The university reserves the right to fill positions before the application deadline or to extend the deadline as circumstances may warrant.