Director of Health Services

Bennington College
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About the Job

Director of Health Services


Bennington College


Job Type: | Full time


Location: Bennington, Vermont, United States


Bennington College welcomes applications for a Director of Health Services to lead a highly engaged, integrated, and collaborative team to provide culturally sensitive and gender affirming general/routine health care and health education to a diverse student population. The Director of Health Services will develop and implement educational programs and support the public health needs of the College community. In conjunction with partners in Campus Safety, the Director manages after-hours telephone responses to the urgent health care needs of students. The Director supervises and coordinates a small administrative and clinical team. This hands-on position requires the ability to work in a fast-paced, team environment and engage collaboratively with campus partners (including Counseling and Psychological Services, Wellness and Student Engagement, Residence Life and Campus Safety) in support of the overall health and well being of our students. The Director of Health Services reports to the Vice President and Dean of Student Life.


The position is full-time during the academic term, and part-time during the non-term time/breaks.


General Responsibilities


Provides high quality, culturally sensitive, and gender affirming direct care for a diverse student population inclusive of members of ethnically/racially minoritized, international, LGBTQIA+, and disability communities as well as diverse gender identities, socioeconomic backgrounds, religions, and political beliefs.


Creates a culture of continuous improvement among Health Services staff.


Develops strategic plans to support individual and community health and wellness.


Reviews and recommends appropriate assessment instruments and clinical interventions.


Ensures appropriate recruitment, training, supervision, development, and evaluation of professional and administrative support staff, including interns.


Develops and maintains operational protocols ensuring compliance with state and professional ethics, standards of care, and licensure requirements


Provides leadership, communication, consultation, and direction on all student healthcare issues


Makes on-going, independent decisions around risk management, referrals, and confidentiality related to daily operations and crisis management support


Serves as a member of the Student Life leadership team and participates in committee work, on-call rotations, and crisis responses as assigned (training and certification supported on-the-job if needed).


Recruits and hires clinical staff, supervises and evaluates staff performance, implements performance interventions as necessary, and promotes continuous staff development through on-the-job training. Authorizes attendance at healthcare conferences and courses, shares articles and publications related to public health issues.


Works with the Administrative Assistant to oversee the tracking of billable and non-billable student visits. Develops and directs procedures for patient billing with/to the appropriate health insurance carrier, and tracks all emergencies and calls after hours.


Oversees the ordering of pharmaceuticals, and medical and surgical supplies/equipment.


Bennington College serves a diverse student population inclusive of members of ethnically/racially minoritized, international, LGBTQIA+, and disability communities as well as diverse gender identities, socioeconomic backgrounds, religions, and political beliefs. Our staff and faculty also reflect diverse and intersecting backgrounds and identities. All employees are expected to be respectful and responsive to these differences in the service of building community that promotes student and employee success and community cohesiveness. Each individual (faculty, staff and student) will be accountable for upholding these values. The College’s approach to pluralism and inclusivity—both as fields of inquiry and practice—is to prioritize flexible thought, and to invite the examination of access, value, power, and privilege through its institutional policies and areas of study. We encourage applicants from diverse realms of interest, backgrounds, experience, and accomplishment to apply.




Master’s degree with current, or eligible to obtain APRN licensure in the State of Vermont and board certification in Internal Medicine or Family Medicine. MD, ND, DO candidates are welcome.


Ability to set specific, measurable, and responsive goals related to health services, fiscal responsibility, and staff development and supervision.


Demonstrated ability to work with persons of diverse racial, social-cultural, economic, and national backgrounds in support of student services and student learning.


Strong knowledge of the social, psychological, and physical developmental stages of college students


Current DEA certificate, NPI number, CPR, and First Aid certification.


A minimum of 5 years of experience as a clinical (primary care, urgent care, or similar) and administrative leader in an educational setting. Strong problem-solving skills.


Strong organizational and budgeting skills.


Proficiency with Google Suite and electronic health record systems.


Bennington College requires employees having clinical contact with patients to have a single adult pertussis booster, tuberculosis screening test, and annual influenza immunization; such will be provided at no cost to the employee. The position requires the successful completion of a background check as well as compliance with the College’s COVID policies.


The College


Bennington College offers a comprehensive benefits program for full-time, eligible positions. Benefits includes medical, dental, vision, life and long-term disability insurance, retirement, and tuition benefits including Tuition Exchange scholarships, on-site fitness center as well as generous time off benefits (4 weeks of vacation, 10 sick days and 17 paid holidays).


Bennington College is a laboratory for innovation in higher education. At Bennington, learning and making—on campus and in the field—are inseparable, and its graduates are noted for their outsized impact on the world’s stage. This campus celebrates the ongoing making of work—shared on walls, in shows and performances, in lectures and readings, and in conversations—and believes that equity, diversity, and inclusivity are vital to a collaborative community. This position captures, contributes to, and reflects the ethos of this creative community.


Nestled at the foot of the Green Mountains in Vermont, the campus consists of approximately 370 acres. The College was named one of ten with the best architecture by Architectural Digest. From campus, it is a short drive to the cultural offerings of the northern Berkshires in Massachusetts, Albany, New York, and many of Vermont’s top recreational centers. New York City, Boston, and Burlington, Vermont are all within three and a half hours by car.


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Employer's Approach to Diversity, Equity, & Belonging

Bennington College is fully committed to advancing antiracism and social justice throughout all aspects of the institution. The impetus of this work was President Laura Walker’s establishment of the President’s Working Group on Anti Racism (PWG) with the goal of becoming an antiracist, equitable institution "that is more diverse, more inclusive and is actively fighting against racism while exploring the intersections of class, gender, and other vectors of identity and positionality."

Bennington College’s inaugural Vice President of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion and College Diversity Officer, Dr. Alfredo Medina, has prioritized working collaboratively with all constituents in dismantling systems, policies, and programs that are systemically racist and to consistently create and sustain equitable systems and solutions to challenges at the college. Additionally, the Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (ODEI) Associate Director is charged with overseeing educational and social justice literacy training and programming on campus for students, faculty and staff. The ODEI works to finalize an action plan that incorporates PWG recommendations and addresses system and policy related initiatives.

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