Director of Health Services

Staff / Full-Time

The Putney School, Putney, VT

The Putney School is seeking a full-time Director of Health Services to begin work on July 1, 2024. The Director of Health Services is a 12-month position which oversees the operation of the health services office. They are responsible for planning, regulation compliance, hiring and supervision of a small staff, budgeting, working closely with the Counselors, Dean of Students, and Athletic Director, and ensuring records and communications are handled efficiently. The Director also provides nursing care within their scope of practice and helps design educational programs and policies to keep the community as healthy as possible.

About The Putney School: Putney is a progressive boarding school for 230 hardworking and curious students in Putney, Vermont. Hands-on learning is embedded in the school’s culture: a working dairy farm, expansive arts offerings, a robust work program, miles of wooded trails, and large solar arrays serve our curriculum. Employees are also part of an intentional residential experience that values belonging and community. We seek applicants who find joy in their work and help others realize how much fun authentic, student-centered learning can be. The school cultivates and sustains an educational community that values difference. Community members explore how they contribute to building a home at Putney where everyone, especially those from historically marginalized populations, can honor their individual racial, gender, ethnic, and socio-economic identities. Putney recognizes this is difficult, communal work, and the school supports all its employees in developing this critical skill set.


  • Hiring, management, training, scheduling, and oversight of the Health Services staff, as well as coordinating nursing coverage for Summer Programs in conjunction with the Summer Programs Director.
  • Work closely with the Director of Counseling and Wellness to identify pressing student wellness needs, problem-solve health and mental-health-related challenges for both individual students and the community as a whole, and advise the Deans Group and Head of School on issues related to health and wellness.
  • Create, collect, and maintain health information documentation, updating and collecting annually for all students; meet state requirements for annual immunization and communicable disease reporting; disseminate health information as appropriate.
  • Manage a department budget and submit receipts and invoices in a timely manner.
  • Manage care for sick or injured students needing nursing intervention in coordination with Health Services staff.
  • Administer prescriptions, over-the-counter medications, and immune support to students as ordered by a licensed physician.
  • Coordinate student care with School Counselors as well as transportation to and appointments with outside medical providers.
  • Liaises with primary care and other medical health care and insurance providers, Putney personnel, and parents to facilitate student health care, including implementing Individual Health Plans and coordinating health-related medical leaves.
  • Liaises with the VT Department of Education and VT Department of Health as needed.
  • Coordinates training of faculty and staff in basic first aid and Health Office procedures.
  • Train and delegate medication administration as ordered by a licensed healthcare provider to unlicensed school personnel.
  • Serve as a health resource for students, families, and Putney personnel.


  • Competitive compensation depending on experience.
  • Health benefits, life and disability insurance, paid vacation, and 403(b) retirement plan contributions.
  • Annual professional development opportunities.


  • Must possess a current Vermont RN license as well as BLS and CPR certification.
  • Three or more years of school nursing, primary care, and/or emergency department experience is preferred.
  • Exceptional organizational skills and attention to detail, as well as the ability to multitask and prioritize workload.
  • A positive and warm bedside manner, with strong communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Computer literacy and the ability to navigate electronic medical records.
  • Must possess a valid driver’s license, be authorized to work in the United States, and successfully pass a background check.

How to Apply: Please submit a cover letter and resume via email to We will continue reviewing applications until the position is filled.

The Putney School

Putney, VT
High School
Day, Boarding
All Gender