Open Positions

Bursar

Vermont College of Fine Arts welcomes applications for the position of Bursar. The Bursar is an administrative position reporting to the Controller. 

Responsibilities include: a primary focus on student billing, financial aid processing, and student payments. In addition, the Bursar will work with the Controller to perform month-end close functions including, but not limited to, general ledger posting of student payments, month-end close journal entries, and annual financial aid compliance audit preparation work. Attention to detail and superb organizational and customer service skills are critical.      

Successful candidates will have a bachelor’s or associate’s degree or comparable work experience, preferably in accounting or business administration. In addition, a strong working knowledge of Microsoft Excel & Word, Microsoft Dynamics, PowerCampus, or financial accounting software is highly desirable. Working experience in a student information system database is preferred.

Applicants are encouraged to consult VCFA’s website to acquaint themselves with our distinctive academic schedule, learning processes, and educational philosophy. Please see full job description here. To apply send the following to [email protected]:

  1. Cover Letter
  2. CV/Resume
  3. Statement on Diversity, Equity & Inclusion, outlining your professional skills and experience, and willingness to engage in activities to enhance diversity, equity, and inclusion.

For full consideration, submit application by April 9, 2021. Position will remain open until filled.

 

Program Director, MFA in Writing

Vermont College of Fine Arts welcomes applications for the Director of the MFA in Writing program. The Program Director is a managerial, administrative position reporting to the Academic Dean. 

Responsibilities include working closely with the Faculty Chair(s), faculty, and administration to manage the strategic direction, organization, and operations of the low-residency program; fostering a culture of equity and inclusion within the program and a commitment to diversity; overseeing the admissions application review and enrollment processes; overseeing student retention and progress through the program; collaborating with the faculty in the process of faculty hiring and retention; strategizing long-term program success; collaborating on outreach and marketing; supervising program staff and program office; designing and managing program budget; and planning and overseeing two on-campus residencies per year.

Successful candidates will have experience in higher education that includes demonstrated aptitude for collaborative leadership; familiarity with postsecondary educational institutions and organizational systems; a background working with adult students; entrepreneurial, managerial, and team-building abilities; a customer service orientation toward various constituencies; and exemplary written, oral, and interpersonal communication skills. Experience with low-residency, online, or remote education a plus. A master’s degree in higher education administration, nonprofit management, or a related field is preferred. This full-time, year-round administrative position is not a faculty appointment and does not include teaching duties; however, knowledge and interest in the culture of writing and literature is desirable. 

Candidates are encouraged to consult VCFA’s website to acquaint themselves with our distinctive academic schedule, learning processes, and educational philosophy. Please see full job description here. To apply send the following to [email protected]

  1. Cover Letter
  2. CV/Resume
  3. Statement on Diversity, Equity & Inclusion, outlining your professional skills, accomplishments, experience, and willingness to engage in activities to enhance diversity, equity, and inclusion.

For full consideration, submit an application by April 9, 2021. Position will remain open until filled.

 

Housekeeping/Janitorial

The Janitorial/Housekeeping candidate is responsible for the daily cleaning of a 4.5-story building as described below, as well as locking/unlocking certain buildings, answering calls for assistance as needed, and maintaining logs. The individual in this position works with limited supervision, but will report to the Housekeeping Supervisor and/or Assistant Director of Facilities & Operations. Please see full job description here. To apply, send resume and cover letter to [email protected]. Position will remain open until filled.

 

Faculty, MFA in Writing for Children & Young Adults

The MFA in Writing for Children & Young Adults program at VCFA invites applications for part-time faculty positions. The MFA in WCYA is a low-residency degree program serving a vibrant, diverse community of graduate students.

Candidates are encouraged to consult VCFA’s website to acquaint themselves with our distinctive academic schedule, learning processes, and educational philosophy. Please see full job description here. To apply, send the following to Program Director Katie Rasmussen at [email protected]:

  1. Cover letter describing your work as a writer and a teacher
  2. CV/Resume
  3. Teaching statement of no more than two (2) pages

To be considered for hire in this cycle, please submit your initial materials by March 10, 2021. The program expects to hire faculty for multiple upcoming semesters; candidates who are not certain if they can begin in July 2021 are still encouraged to apply in this cycle for a future start date.

 

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