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Vermont Academy regularly advertises for potential or expected teacher vacancies on the job boards managed by the National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS) and the Association of Independent Schools in New England (AISNE).

Our teachers are innovative and possess excellent interpersonal skills, organizational ability, and an enthusiasm for working with adolescents. They are a critical part of our residential life program, living in or serving as an affiliate dorm parent to one of the Academy’s dormitories. Other responsibilities include monthly weekend duty, coaching or supervising sports or activities, and serving as an academic advisor.

Leadership, administrative, and part-time positions are posted below.

Vermont Academy provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics. Vermont Academy expressly prohibits any form of workplace harassment based on race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, genetic information, disability, or veteran status.

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  • Chemistry Teacher - Grades 9-12

    Vermont Academy is nestled on four hundred fifty acres at the foothills of the Green Mountains in Saxtons River, Vermont, and has provided a supportive community and close personal attention to its students for 146 Years. 

    Diversity is a core value at Vermont Academy. We are passionate about building and sustaining an inclusive and equitable working and learning environment for all students, staff, and faculty. We believe every member on our team enriches our diversity by exposing us to a broad range of ways to understand and engage with the world, identify challenges, and to discover, design, and deliver solutions.
    Vermont Academy currently has an open Chemistry classroom/laboratory teaching position. Candidates will be asked to teach AP Chemistry, Honors Chemistry, and Chemistry. AP Chemistry is designed to be the equivalent of the general chemistry course and further develops a conceptual understanding of chemistry from Honors Chemistry. The big ideas in AP Chemistry include thermodynamics, kinetics, and equilibrium. Honors Chemistry explores atoms and elements; the structure and properties of matter; and chemical reactions at a level that prepares students for AP Chemistry and college general chemistry. Chemistry is a laboratory science that investigates the composition of matter and the physical and chemical changes it undergoes. Candidates with the ability to cross over and teach in another area of science like Biology or Introductory Physical Science will get special consideration.
    The successful candidate will be an accomplished, innovative teacher with excellent interpersonal skills, organizational ability, and an enthusiasm for working with adolescents. We seek a teacher to teach four to five academic sections, be a part of the residential life program, lead or coach an afterschool program, and be an academic advisor. Teaching experience at the secondary level is preferred. Five years of Teaching experience at the secondary level, expertise in teaching/facilitating AP Chemistry, and familiarity with NGSS Science Practices is preferred. Technical facility with Google Workspace, Zoom, and other software commonly used in schools is expected.
     Details
    • Teach AP Chemistry, Honors Chemistry, and Chemistry
    • Live in, or serve as an affiliate to one of the Academy’s dormitories
    • Monthly weekend duty
    • Coach or supervise an activity during two seasons
    • Serve as an academic advisor
    • Acquire with the school’s help a Type II school bus license 
    • Other duties as assigned by the Head of School. 
    Employment decisions are made at Vermont Academy without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, genetic information, disability, or veteran status. 
    Interested parties should submit a resume with a reference list and a letter of interest to jobs@vermontacademy.org
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  • Director of College Counseling

    Vermont Academy seeks an experienced Director of College Counseling. The Director of College Counseling will oversee the college counseling office and the college process for juniors/ seniors and postgraduates. The college counselor also facilitates communication with parents and builds relationships with college admissions offices, serving as an ambassador for the Academy in all contacts beyond the campus. The College counselor reports to the Assistant Head of School for Student Life and is a member of the Administrative Team and the Curriculum Committee.  

    The successful candidate will have at least a bachelor’s degree and previous college counseling experience. We seek a candidate with excellent interpersonal skills, organizational ability, and an enthusiasm for working with adolescents. The candidate must have outstanding communication skills both orally and in writing. Boarding school experience is a plus.

    Primary Duties and Responsibilities:
    • Provide a comprehensive and educational program for juniors, seniors and postgraduates, parents, and faculty about the college process
    • Manage all school records and paperwork which accompanies college applications
    • Report to and communicate effectively with the Head of School regarding the process
    • Advise the Curriculum Committee on issues related to college counseling
    • Maintain excellent communications with the Director of the Center for Learning 
    • Facilitate all components of standardized testing
    • Review junior, senior, and postgraduate files for admissions to the Academy
    • Provide a school statement for all students in the senior class
    • Create the Academy profile
    • Develop and maintain an excellent understanding of colleges and universities through travel and relationships with admissions officers
    • Oversee the College Counseling section of the Academy’s website and publications
    • Serve as a member of the Administrative team
    • Present reports to the Trustees for each of their regularly scheduled board meetings.
    • Coordinate program of visiting college representatives
    • Live in, or serve as an affiliate to one of the Academy’s dormitories
    • Monthly weekend duty
    • Serve as an academic advisor
    • Acquire, with the school’s help, a Type II van license
    • Other duties as assigned by the Head of School
    Employment decisions are made at Vermont Academy without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, genetic information, disability, or veteran status. 

    Interested parties should submit a resume with a reference list and a letter of interest to jobs@vermontacademy.org
  • Director of Enrollment Management

    Job Summary
     
    Reporting directly to the Head of School, the Director of Enrollment Management (DEM) is a strategic and analytical thinker who plays an essential role in communicating the values of a Vermont Academy education to a broad constituency. With the newly developed strategic plan, the DEM works closely with the Director for the Center of Learning and the Director of Outdoor Programs in cultivating interest in the Academy and these programs. S/he is responsible for leading a team of four and effectively engaging the entire school community in the work of enrollment management. The Director of Enrollment Management participates in the policymaking of the School as a member of the senior administrative team. The Director of Enrollment Management is responsible for a coordinated school effort to convey Vermont Academy’s unique value to the marketplace and attract, enroll, and retain a mission-aligned, diverse and inclusive student community.

    Job Responsibilities
    • Provides leadership in enrollment management, which includes admission, marketing, and recruitment, and directs the process of attracting, enrolling, and retaining students at Vermont Academy.
    • Sets annual enrollment and admission goals, in accordance with the School’s mission, to promote essential elements of diversity in the student body, based on enrollment goals set by the Board of Trustees and Head of School.
    • Organizes and administers the School’s financial aid program and budget in conjunction with the Director of Financial Aid.
    • Manages new student enrollment and the re-enrollment of current students by working in close connection with school leadership.
    • Understands and informs the Leadership Team, admission staff, and community about research, demographics, and other relevant enrollment trends, ensuring that changes and challenges are anticipated, understood and addressed.
    • Serves as a member of the administrative team, financial aid committee, and the Administrator on Duty during assigned weeks and be part of a nightly and weekend duty team.
    • Serves as a thought partner for and collaborator with a highly dynamic, fast-paced, ambitious, and creative enrollment management team.
    • Responsible for managing all facets of the admission process and collaborating in the financial aid process in the school’s effort to attract, enroll, and retain a diverse and dynamic student population.
    • Develops and implements enrollment and admission plans with clearly stated goals and objectives (headcount and net-tuition revenue).
    • Formulates forward-thinking, strategic application, admission, and enrollment policies.
    • Ensures the internal constituents understand and embrace a customer service orientation intended for all families from the perspective to enrolled phases.
    • Attends Board of Trustee and Board Finance Committee meetings and is involved in strategic planning and keeps the Board fully apprised of the School’s admission & financial endeavors.
    • Maintains statistical and trend data related to admission and enrollment. Presents statistical and trend information to the Leadership Team, Board of Trustees, and faculty.
    • Fosters high ethical standards, integrity, and respect for students, colleagues, alumni/ae, and parents throughout the admissions process and beyond.
    • Actively participates, and leads, in local and national professional development and networking opportunities, always seeking to serve the greater needs of the school.
    • In partnership with the Director of Marketing and Communications, develops a strategic recruitment and communication plan to reach targeted audiences, including identifying and implementing best-practice web-based technologies.
    • Ensures the internal constituents understand and embrace a customer service orientation intended for all families from the perspective to enrolled phases.
    • Supervises Admission staff of 4 in a manner that will maximize their individual talents and encourages professional growth by providing highly visible, accessible, communicative, and supportive leadership and mentorship to the office, train new staff members.
    • In partnership with the Advancement staff, identifies potential donors within the broader community and in consultation, cultivates gifts to the school.
    • Lives on campus, participate in the responsibilities of the senior administrative team and other school activities as time and the travel schedule reasonably allow.
    About Vermont Academy

    Founded in 1876, Vermont Academy is nestled on 450-acres at the foothills of the Green Mountains in Saxtons River, Vermont, just 30-minutes north of Brattleboro, 1.5 hours from Hartford’s Bradley International Airport, and 2.5 hours from Boston's Logan Airport. The Academy is strategically connected to a gorgeous natural space and yet fully accessible for domestic and international travel to campus. Vermont Academy is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

    Vermont Academy has a long history of experiential learning and outdoor experiences, including hiking, skiing, and camping. As a nod to the Academy’s history, the campus includes a thirty-meter ski jump that is an iconic centerpiece to the campus, adjacent to the ski hill where many students enjoy a Sunday afternoon during the winter months. In the arts, Vermont Academy is a Vermont school to its core, with the state of Vermont hosting numerous writers’ retreats and serving as home to authors and poets. One of the strengths of Vermont Academy is that its students embrace both the arts and athletics. The Academy competes athletically in the Lakes Region and has a long and successful athletic tradition. For skiers, Vermont Academy has a partnership with Mt. Snow where VA students enroll at Mt. Snow Academy for the winter term while working online with their VA program, to return to campus in person for the fall and spring terms. Vermont Academy is also strategically positioned to be a Vermont school with a long reach with global education opportunities in Belize, Spain, Tanzania, Morocco, and many other locations.

    Cultural understanding and cultural competencies are intrinsic values in VA’s classrooms and experiential curricula.

    Applying for the Position

    Successful candidates should possess a minimum of seven years of Admission and Financial Aid leadership experience; a strong commitment to boarding school life; outstanding communication skills, both written and spoken; facile with data, and managing an admission database, and experience with financial aid – both need-based and merit, comfortable thinking critically and strategically, superior interpersonal, organizational and managerial skills; high energy, flexibility, a team player with a collaborative style. In addition, successful candidates need to think critically, openly, creatively, and with an entrepreneurial mindset, demonstrating a willingness to generate and adopt new leading-edge ideas about enrollment and the enrollment management process. Warmth and a sense of humor are important. A bachelor’s degree is required; a master’s degree is strongly preferred. Experience working with students and adults in an independent boarding/day school environment is strongly desired. Also, traveling domestically and internationally is a critical component of this position, as needed and supported by the School’s enrollment and recruitment plan.

    Vermont Academy has retained The Baker Group, the premier independent school enrollment management consulting firm, to assist in the recruitment of its next Director of Enrollment Management. Interested candidates are asked to submit in an electronic file, their resume, a one to a two-page cover letter, and names and contact information of three references directed to Christine H. Baker at: cbaker@thebakergrp.com. Please submit materials by May 24, 2021.
  • Math Teacher Grades 9-12

    Vermont Academy seeks a math teacher with a broad familiarity and experience with high school math. We currently offer a traditional high school math sequence, from introductory algebra to AP-level statistics and calculus. The ideal candidate will be able to teach a range of courses. However, candidates with a background in statistics, mathematical modeling, or coding will get special consideration. However, the successful candidate will be an accomplished, innovative teacher with excellent interpersonal skills, organizational ability, and an enthusiasm for working with adolescents. We seek a teacher to teach four to five academic sections, be a part of the residential life program, lead or coach an after-school activity, and be an academic advisor. Teaching experience at the secondary level is preferred. Technical facility with Google Workspace, Zoom, and other software commonly used in schools is expected.

    Details
    • Teach four to five sections of math
    • Live in, or serve as an affiliate to one of the Academy’s dormitories
    • Monthly weekend duty
    • Coach or supervise an activity during two seasons
    • Serve as an academic advisor
    • Acquire, with the school’s help, a Type II van license 
    • Other duties as assigned by the Head of School. 
    Employment decisions are made at Vermont Academy without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, genetic information, disability, or veteran status. 

    Interested parties should submit a resume with a reference list and a letter of interest to jobs@vermontacademy.org
  • French Teacher (Part-time)

    Vermont Academy is nestled on four hundred fifty acres at the foothills of the Green Mountains in Saxtons River, Vermont, and has provided a supportive community and close personal attention to its students for 146 Years. 

    Diversity is a core value at Vermont Academy. We are passionate about building and sustaining an inclusive and equitable working and learning environment for all students, staff, and faculty. We believe every member on our team enriches our diversity by exposing us to a broad range of ways to understand and engage with the world, identify challenges, and to discover, design, and deliver solutions.

    Vermont Academy seeks a part-time French teacher who is passionate about teaching the French language and cultures related to all French-speaking communities. Teaching with an immersion-style approach, the teachers in the department aim for appropriate levels of proficiency each year using multiple and varied media and activities to engage students in the process of learning another language. The department also embraces the philosophy of backward design which asks teachers to set year-end goals for each level and use excellent planning and organization to help students attain these goals. Finally, the World Language department is fully committed to teaching another language and culture so that students can become more culturally competent and more aware of issues related to social justice. 
    The successful candidate will be an accomplished, innovative teacher with excellent interpersonal skills, organizational ability, and an enthusiasm for working with adolescents. We seek a teacher to teach four to five academic sections, be a part of the residential life program, lead or coach an afterschool program, and be an academic advisor. Teaching experience at the secondary level is preferred. Technical facility with Google Workspace, Zoom, and other software commonly used in schools is expected.
     Details
    • Teach three sections of French 1,2, and 3/4
    • There is an option to live in one of the Academy’s dormitories
    Employment decisions are made at Vermont Academy without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, genetic information, disability, or veteran status. 
    Interested parties should submit a resume with a reference list and a letter of interest to jobs@vermontacademy.org

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Vermont Academy is a coed college preparatory boarding and day school in southern Vermont, serving grades 9-12 plus a postgraduate year.
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