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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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  • Director of Advancement

    Reports to: Head of School
    Supervises: Associate Director of Advancement Operations and Stewardship, Director of Annual Giving, and the Director of Alumni Engagement

    Summary: Vermont Academy seeks a Director of Advancement who has had success in raising annual and capital gifts, constituency relations, and leading an office of dedicated professionals. The Academy is about to embark on a comprehensive campaign that will help to celebrate the 150th anniversary of the school in 2026. The Director of Advancement will devise and manage a program designed to attract maximum gift support for the institution including the planning and execution of the campaign. At the core of this effort is the task of revitalizing our support base, which includes alumni as well as past and current parents. The Director of Advancement is part of the senior leadership team at Vermont Academy.

    The Director of Advancement will be the chief leader of the advancement office, responsible for the leadership and management of all, which encompasses communications and alumni relations.  Working closely with the Head of School and the board, the Director of Advancement will create advancement initiatives that help to fund some of the strategic programs the school has embraced.  Vermont Academy is a student-centered school and the strategic plan will enable students to be prepared, skillful and leaders in a rapidly changing world.

    Qualifications:
    • Bachelor’s degree required; advanced degree preferred.
    • Successful track record in major gift fundraising;
    • Experience managing an Advancement Office and/or a team of solicitors;
    • Team player, high energy, persuasive, and sense of humor; Compellingly articulate in written and verbal communications
    • Campaign experience
    • Management of multiple initiatives and prototyping, enjoyment of developing creative solutions to reach goals
    • Experience at an academic institution and with a mission-centered, student-centered enterprise
     
    Primary Duties and Responsibilities:
     
    Fund Raising:
    • Meet or exceed Annual Fund and Capital Campaign goals approved by Head of School;
    • Work closely with the Head of School on institutional priorities and fundraising, on coaching the head of school about donor cultivation, and on travel and events with the head of school
    • Cultivate, solicit, and steward potential leadership donors of capital, planned, and annual gifts;
    • Maintain personal prospect pool and secure annual, capital, planned, and foundation gifts through face-to-face solicitations;
    • Manage a program of research and “moves” to maximize support from Vermont Academy’s key prospects;
    • Inform Head of School and Board Advancement and Constituency Relations (ACR)Committee on a regular basis of fundraising activities and outcomes of office;
    • Develop  and execute new fundraising strategies in response to evolving priorities;
    • Manage Campaign Steering Committee of Trustees and volunteers and any campaign consultants.
     
    Operational:
    • Oversee management of alumni/parent engagement and Vermont Academy Annual giving programs. Create and manage programs for capital and planned gifts, donor relations, foundation grant proposals, and prospect research;
    • Increase alumni and parent engagement in support of the institution;
    • Manage coordinated communications program that most effectively engages various constituencies of the institution;
    • Coordinate monthly travel schedules of self and others, in concert with fundraising needs, including travel with or without Head of School;
    • Provide staff support for Head of School, Trustees, and other key volunteers to facilitate the appropriate and timely solicitation of all prospects and to achieve strategic objectives;
    • Serve as a mentor for the advancement team members, setting individual and department goals and writing evaluations
    • Optimize departmental expenses within budgetary guidelines.
     
    Strategic Planning:
    • Promote strategic institutional priorities on an annual and long-term basis;
    Volunteers:
    • Cultivate potential new Trustees for board consideration;
    • Together with colleagues, identify, recruit, train, and motivate alumni and parent volunteers.
    • The successful candidate will embrace all aspects of boarding school life including attending meals and performing administrator-on-duty tasks on some evenings or weekend duties.
     
    Disclaimer: The above declarations are not intended to be an all-inclusive list of the duties and responsibilities of the position described, nor are they intended to be such a listing of the skills and abilities required to do the job. Rather, they are intended only to describe the general nature of the position.
     
    Job Description Status: The duties and responsibilities listed in this job description are illustrative ones anticipated for this position. Other duties and responsibilities may be assigned as required. Vermont Academy reserves the right to amend or change this job description to meet the needs of its programs. This job description and any attachments do not constitute or represent a contract.
     
    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
     
    Reading applications will begin on October 1. Interviews will follow.
     
     
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  • Head Nordic Coach

    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. 

    Vermont Academy is accepting applications for Head Coach of our Nordic Ski Program. The Nordic Ski Program has been a tradition at Vermont Academy since its inception. The winter season is a long one in Vermont, and our 20 kilometers of national-level cross-country trails offer everything our Nordic athletes need, including snowmaking equipment and state-of-the-art grooming equipment.

    The goal of the Vermont Academy Nordic program is to develop high-level skiers. Our varsity team competes in the Lakes Region and many members have recently participated in New England JOQ and NEPSAC races. Our JV Nordic team focuses on introducing novice skiers to the exciting aspects of the sport. All team members receive customized instruction and the opportunity to progress as far and quickly as they want. The Vermont Academy Nordic program is sponsored by Salomon Skis, Boots, and Bindings, V2 Jenex Roller Skis, and Dominator Ski Wax.

    The Head Nordic Coach directs and coordinates the operation of the Nordic Ski Program in concert with Vermont Academy's mission and core beliefs under the management and supervision of the Athletic Director. Responsibilities include preparing for and running daily practices, race day prep and coaching, race day travel, coordinating with the Communications Department on game results and social media updates, coordinating with College Counseling to place interested athletes in college Nordic programs, and coordinating with the Admissions Office to recruit mission appropriate student athletes to VA. Vermont Academy's Nordic Coach must possess a strong ethical coaching philosophy with an emphasis on player development and positive team culture and contribution to campus wide community engagement. 

    Vermont Academy is open to part time winter seasonal candidates as well as full time applicants.  In addition to coaching, a full time candidate can expect to be a part of the residential life program, including participating in dorm coverage and weekend activities. Availability for travel, and evening or weekend hours as necessary.

    Disclaimer: The above declarations are not intended to be an all-inclusive list of the duties and responsibilities of the position described, nor are they intended to be such a listing of the skills and abilities required to do the job. Rather, they are intended only to describe the general nature of the position.

    Job Description Status: The duties and responsibilities listed in this job description are illustrative ones anticipated for this position. Other duties and responsibilities may be assigned as required. Vermont Academy reserves the right to amend or change this job description to meet the needs of its programs. This job description and any attachments do not constitute or represent a contract.
    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.

    Please submit a cover letter and resume to jobs@vermontacademy.org. It is recommended that all documents be in PDF format and uploaded at one time. Review of applications will begin immediately.

Education for Life - One Student at a Time

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