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Director of the St. Martin de Porres Center for Health and Human Dignity

Providence College
Providence, Rhode Island, United States
Salary Not Specified
Date posted
May 1, 2024

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Founded in 1917, Providence College (PC) is a premier Catholic liberal arts institution steadfastly committed to academic excellence through a dynamic core curriculum, a distinctive Development of Western Civilization Program, and abundant experiential learning opportunities. The only U.S. higher education institution administered by the Dominican Friars, PC is committed to providing a variety of opportunities for intellectual, social, moral, and spiritual growth in a supportive environment. Providence College believes that cultural and intellectual pluralism is essential to the excellence of its academic programs, and strives to foster an academic culture and campus community reflecting the global environment in which we live and work.

The approximately 105-acre campus is situated in Rhode Island’s capital city and is close to the many cultural and educational offerings of Rhode Island’s “renaissance city.” Additionally, Providence is located an hour from Boston and just a few hours from New York City.

For years, Providence College has been recognized in the U.S. News & World Report “Regional Universities – North Category” and has been commended by several other ranking publications.

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Position Information

Position Title
Director of the St. Martin de Porres Center for Health and Human Dignity


Oversee the day-to-day operational management of the center and foster interdisciplinary collaborations across the College and externally to develop exceptional programs and services that foster academic excellence in pursuit of the trust, growth in virtue, and service of God and neighbor.

Essential Duties:
  • Create a vibrant, collaborate, diverse, and welcoming Center that fosters a Christ-centered beloved community focused on the integration of healthcare with the humanities in support of the College mission. Provide leadership for the development of the Center and oversee its administrative functions. Oversee internal and external communications and marketing including print, web, and social media offered in collaboration with Marketing & Communication, Academic Affairs, and Media Services. Chair the Center’s Advisory Committee and organize its activities including hosting regular meetings to solicit input, ideas, and feedback. In collaboration with Institutional Advancement, actively pursue fundraising opportunities including government, foundation, religious, and other not-for-profits, private businesses and corporations, and individual donor opportunities.
  • Support faculty of the School of Nursing and Health Sciences and others across campus to effectively incorporate the College and Center’s Catholic Mission into their courses and educational practices. Liaise with departments, offices, and individuals on campus and develop local, national, and international collaborative relationships with hospitals, healthcare providers, clinics, community health centers, and others to enact the mission of the Center. Identify and pursue new curricular and co-curricular opportunities, including courses and course modules, seminars, and a breadth of experiential learning activities related to healthcare, ethics, and the humanities. Develop extracurricular opportunities that support the mission of the Center including guest speakers, conferences, campus publications, retreats, discussion groups, mentorships, immersive global and intercultural experiences, etc.
  • The Director will be expected to teach 9 credits per academic year. Participate in course design and management, including team teaching when appropriate. Collaborate with faculty to develop and teach selected courses or modules related to understanding the Catholic moral tradition in relation to healthcare.
Marginal Duties:
  • Perform all other duties as may be required.
Education and Experience Required
  • Master’s degree in the humanities or related field with qualifications and expertise in health and healthcare, ethics, or related fields from an accredited institution required. PhD preferred.
  • Seven to ten years’ experience in higher education, including classroom teaching or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Demonstrated understanding of and commitment to the Catholic principles and values bearing on the study and practice of healthcare.
  • Ability to work in an interdisciplinary and campus-wide collaborative setting.
  • Regular engagement with national and international healthcare initiatives.
  • Strong planning and organizational skills.
  • Strong interpersonal and diplomatic skills.
  • Facility with public speaking and event hosting.
  • Facility with document creation and web editing.
  • Strong written communication skills.
  • Ability to teach in an interdisciplinary college setting.
  • Evidence of strong leadership, communication, interpersonal, and organizational skills.
Physical Demands

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this position. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
  • Sitting in a normal seated position for extended periods of time
  • Reaching by extending hand(s) or arm(s) in any direction
  • Finger dexterity required to manipulate objects with fingers rather than with whole hand(s) or arm(s), for example, using a keyboard
  • Communication skills using the spoken word
  • Ability to see within normal parameters
  • Ability to hear within normal range
  • Ability to move about
Employee Status
Full Time

Salary Grade
22 (Min. $87,948/Mid. $114,332/Max. $140,716)

Salary Information

Employees are normally hired between the minimum and the midpoint of a position’s grade range to which a position has been assigned, depending on experience and qualifications.


Providence College offers a comprehensive range of valuable benefits to eligible employees, which are designed to:
  • Promote the health and well-being of you and your family
  • Provide financial security while you are working
  • Build financial resources for retirement
  • Help you balance personal and work responsibilities
  • Provide educational opportunities for you and your family
These benefits include but are not limited to health, dental, 403b retirement plan, flexible benefits plan, tuition benefits, employee assistance plan, college paid basic life insurance and long-term disability insurance, and paid time off. To learn more, please visit our Employee Benefits website by clicking the following link:

Union Status


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EEO Statement

Providence College does not discriminate against any person because of race, color, national and ethnic origin, sex, gender, except where gender is a bona fide occupational qualification, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, disability, age, veteran status, or genetic information. The College will develop, and from time to time update, an affirmative action program and will insist on a good-faith effort on the part of its employees to comply with the program. The College will request and expect its agents and those with whom it conducts its affairs to meet the commitment of this important program.

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Documents Needed To Apply
Required Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter
Optional Documents


Providence College

Providence College, a primarily undergraduate, liberal arts, Catholic institution of higher education in Rhode Island conducted under the auspices of the Dominican Friars, seeks candidates who can affirm and contribute to its mission. The College is committed to creating a diverse, inclusive environment that supports all of its students, faculty, and staff. All members of the community share a responsibility for creating, maintaining, and developing a learning experience valuing differences and practicing inclusion. We invite applications from qualified individuals who possess the experience, knowledge, and commitment to work within a diverse learning environment. Women and minority candidates are strongly encouraged to apply. Providence College is an equal opportunity employer.

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