Director of Health Services

at Bowdoin College in Brunswick, Maine, United States

Job Description

Director of Health Services

Posting Number S01175JP Department Health Services Job Summary

The Director of Health Services ( provides leadership for Bowdoin’s Health Center in the Peter Buck Center for Health and Fitness, which opened in 2009 in the center of campus. The Director is responsible for the daily operation and oversight of the medical staff and services of the Center.

The Health Center operates on weekdays during the academic year from 8:30-5:00 p.m., with 24-hour coverage for student health emergencies. Services available to students include: primary care (including women’s health), laboratory testing, a limited formulary, nutrition services, immunizations, travel services, wellness programs, and campus outreach.

With the scope of college student health issues evolving rapidly, the Director must serve as a visionary leader who keeps up to date on college health issues. In addition to functioning as a key department head within the division of Student Affairs, the Director will serve as a licensed practitioner providing clinical services. The Director is a visible leader within the Bowdoin community, representing a trusted voice in student health matters, and educating the community about all types of health issues, including the integration of public health issues and the integration of mental health care. S/he must also have a keen appreciation for the varied health needs of a diverse student body.

The Director balances administrative and clinical duties to provide ongoing leadership, outreach education, and clinical oversight for health services staff which includes managing the day-to-day operations of the department.

The successful candidate will be eager to develop relationships with local providers, including exploring new opportunities for collaborations and partnerships to connect our students with local health resources.

The salary for this role is expected to be $120,000 – $130,000 per year.

Benefits & Perks:

+ Health Plans (Effective on date of hire)

+ Vision and Dental Insurance

+ Life Insurance

+ Employee Referral Program Bonus

+ Generous Retirement Plan

+ Vacation and personal absence time

+ 17 Paid Holidays

+ Paid Parental Leave

+ Access to many of the College’s facilities including the gym and pool.

+ Free wellness classes

+ And more:

Education/Skills Requirements

+ A board-certified MD, DO, or NP.

+ Licensure in Maine (or ability to become licensed).

+ Demonstrated ability to work well with a diverse student body in culturally competent ways combined with a demonstrated commitment to promoting and enhancing diversity.

+ Demonstrated understanding of the intersections of racism, poverty and health and wellness.

+ Excellent interpersonal, oral and written communication skills.

+ Ability to work in a fast-paced environment and manage multiple competing demands.

+ Commitment to an integrated approach with counseling and behavioral health.

Experience Requirements and/or Equivalents

Required qualifications:

+ At least three years of progressive leadership in a health care setting (or equivalent experience), supervisory experience, and ability to build effective teams.

Preferred qualifications:

+ Experience in adolescent medicine and/or college health.

+ An understanding and familiarity with athletic medicine and concussion management.

+ An openness to integrative therapies.

+ An understanding and familiarity with health care budgeting and insurance billing is preferred.

+ Knowledge of and experience in quality assurance activities.

Standard Work Days and Hours

This is a 40 hour per week, 44 weeks per year position with evening and weekend hours required when staffing on-call rotation or attending key campus events.

About Bowdoin

Bowdoin embraces diversity in all forms, and the College is home to talented students, faculty and staff-with a variety of racial, ethnic, cultural, and socioeconomic backgrounds; religious beliefs; and gender identities, among other factors.

We encourage applications from candidates committed to the support of an inclusive campus community and those who will enrich and contribute to the College’s multifaceted diversity. We value a community in which individuals of all backgrounds are warmly welcomed and encouraged to succeed.

Founded in 1794, Bowdoin has maintained its commitment to the liberal arts for well over 200 years. Bowdoin’s reputation as a preeminent liberal arts college rests on the excellence of its faculty, students, and staff; intimate size; strong sense of community; and connections to the people, history, and natural beauty of Maine.

Bowdoin’s campus is situated in a beautiful natural setting. Located in Brunswick, Maine, a town of approximately 20,000, the College is a short drive from the Maine coast, twenty-five miles from Portland and 120 miles from Boston.

Shift Employment Category Full Time Academic Year FTE 0.83 Benefits Eligible Yes Pay Type Salaried Background Check Package Requirements Faculty/Administrative Is driving a vehicle (e.g. Bowdoin vehicle or off road vehicle, rental car, personal car) an essential function of this job? No Is a pre-placement physical required for this position? No Posting Date 09/22/2023 Applications Accepted Until Open Until Filled No Type of Posting Internal/External Special Instructions to Applicants EEO Information

Bowdoin College complies with applicable provisions of federal and state laws that prohibit unlawful discrimination in employment, admission, or access to its educational or extracurricular programs, activities, or facilities based on race, color, ethnicity, ancestry and national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, age, marital status, place of birth, genetic predisposition, veteran status, or against qualified individuals with physical or mental disabilities on the basis of disability, or any other legally protected statuses.

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Job Posting: JC248437439

Posted On: Sep 24, 2023

Updated On: Oct 02, 2023

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