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FRAMINGHAM – Framingham State University is advertising for a director for its health center.

The Director will plan and direct the personnel and operational activities of Health Services.  To provide episodic and primary care to Framingham State University students.  To provide health education in relation to health maintenance, preventive health care and specific disease processes to students.  To conduct preventive and outreach programming for the campus community. To serve as liaison with faculty, other staff and community resources. 

The individual will report to the Associate Dean of Students & Student Life.

The position was posted last week.

The salary range is $90,000-110,000 commensurate with credentials and experience.

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Responsibilities include:

Direct care:

  • Evaluates and diagnoses students with episodic illnesses and provides appropriate treatment according to established protocols (40% of time)

Department management:

  • Plans, develops and implements policies and procedures, protocols and objectives for Health Center.
  • Collects, stores and uses patient records in accordance with state and federal laws and standards of professional ethics so that the highest level of patient confidentiality may be maintained and keeps clinical records.
  • Conducts research and prepares reports as requested by the Dean of Students, such as caseload statistics and volume and scope of Health Center activity.  Conducts other research as necessary and useful to the Health Center and University.
  • Prepares and manages the health services budget. 
  • Manages student immunization compliance with state mandates.

Student Health Insurance:

  • Works with members of the Framingham State University administration and with staff at other state universities to provide input with regard to student health needs in relation to the administration of the university health insurance program.
  • Answers questions related to the student health Insurance program {e.g., answering questions related to coverage).

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Staff recruitment and supervision:

  • Recruits, selects, orients, supervises and evaluates professional and classified staff in the Health Center in accordance with the appropriate collective bargaining and affirmative action guidelines.
  • Recruits, selects, orients and evaluates the professional consultant/contract staff of the Health Center.
  • Supervises and/or conducts the recruitment, selection, orientation and evaluation of student, graduate student and/or intern personnel as needed. 
  • Conducts regular staff meetings and performance evaluations.

Community Engagement and Prevention:

  • Establishes and maintains liaison with and refers students to other community medical providers for treatment when appropriate.
  • Oversees Health Center outreach and preventive programs particularly to those from under-represented and under-served populations.
  • Provides health education in relation to health maintenance, preventive health care and specific disease processes to individual students and to student group.
  • Develops and promotes the Health Center as a university resource by communicating information about services and policies of the Health Center to the FSU community.
  • Consults with and advises faculty and administrative staff regarding medical issues affecting the educational process.
  • Serves as liaison to other offices/departments and serves on department and university-wide committees as needed.
  • Attends/assists with University functions of general importance to student body or the University (Orientation, Welcome weekend, Commencement, etc.).
  • Provide leadership and expertise regarding public health issues affecting the campus.
  • Collaborates with the Director of Counseling Center and Coordinator of Wellness Education and others to improve integration of Medical; Counseling; Health Education; and Prevention services to students.
  • Upholds the University’s commitment to Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity.
  • Is responsible for upholding federal, state and local laws.
  • This position is accountable for ensuring that affirmative action, equal opportunity and diversity are integrally tied to all actions and decisions in areas of responsibility.

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Applicants should have a

  • A minimum of a Master’s degree in health-related profession is required, with related APRN/NP licensure in the state.
  • Prior supervisory/administrative experience.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Ability to work effectively as a member of a team.


  • Prior experience in higher education preferred.
  • Candidates who are bilingual in English and Spanish or English and Portuguese are strongly encouraged to apply.

This is a full-time, exempt, benefits-eligible position in the Association of Professional Administrators (APA) bargaining unit with a title of Director.

It is the policy of Framingham State University that all employees be vaccinated against COVID-19 before they begin employment. Proof of the COVID-19 vaccine is required of all individuals hired by FSU, to be verified after a verbal offer of employment has been accepted, and before employment begins. Prospective employees may submit a request for a medical or religious exemption to the COVID-19 vaccination requirement to Human Resources. 

Framingham State University conducts criminal history and sexual offender record checks on recommended finalists prior to final employment for all positions.

Framingham State University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.

Members of underrepresented groups, minorities, women, veterans, persons with disabilities, and all persons committed to diversity and inclusive excellence are strongly encouraged to apply.

Application Instructions:

Candidates must apply online by submitting:

  • Cover Letter,
  • Resume/CV,
  • Equity and Inclusion Statement.
  • Names and contact information for three (3) professional references.

*The Equity and Inclusion Statement is an opportunity for candidates to discuss professional skills, experience and/or willingness to engage in activities that would enhance the university’s efforts to promote a diverse, equitable, and inclusive community. Equity and inclusion statements will be considered as part of a transparent and comprehensive review of candidate application materials.

For full consideration, application materials must be received by February 10, 2023.

By editor

Susan Petroni is the former editor for SOURCE. She is the founder of the former news site, which as of May 1, 2023, is now a self-publishing community bulletin board. The website no longer has a journalist but a webmaster.