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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).

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.

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 Annual Giving

    Vermont Academy seeks a Director of Annual Giving, who will be responsible for creating and executing a comprehensive, year-round fundraising plan for annual giving. The fundraising plan will include goals, strategies, and programming that build and engage VA’s donor base, increasing the annual fund each year. This person will also work to ensure effective administration of annual fund gifts through acknowledgment letters, recognition of donors in the Annual Report, and the delivery of any necessary reports and communications, such as pledge reminders and donor reports, to appropriate constituents. They will work closely with the Director of Alumni Engagement, the Associate Director of Advancement, Operations and Stewardship, and the Director of Communications & Marketing. Through personal visits, they will identify, cultivate, and steward meaningful relationships with established and potential donors, seeking and securing unrestricted gifts for the annual giving campaign, as well as identifying potential campaign and planned giving prospects. This is a full-time, twelve month position that includes travel, and weekend and evening work. 

    Specific Responsibilities: 
    • Create and manage a comprehensive fundraising plan and appeal schedule for annual giving, in coordination with alumni, campaign and communications efforts.
    • Work collaboratively with members of the Advancement & Communications Offices to coordinate appropriate annual giving solicitations, including strategy and stewardship of donors and prospects.
    • Work with Communications Office to create appeals and marketing materials, as well as to maintain annual giving page on the School’s website.
    • Make strategic and statistical-based recommendations for the Annual Fund to the Director of Advancement and to the Advancement and Constituency Relations (ACR) Committee of the Board of Trustees/Campaign Chair(s) for annual dollar, participation, and qualitative goals.
      • Create and implement strategies to achieve annual giving goals.
      • Create and manage a multidimensional appeal schedule that utilizes a variety of mediums (e.g., electronic solicitation, direct mail appeals, face-to-face solicitations, proposals) to communicate with potential and current donors.
    • Cultivate and manage volunteers that will work to increase engagement and giving.  This includes serving as the liaison with the Vermont Academy Parents Association and with the Alumni Council Class Representatives Committee.  
    • With the Director of Alumni Engagement, the Associate Director of Advancement, Operations and Stewardship, they will: 
      • Be responsible for preparing weekly, monthly, and other relevant annual giving reports;
      • Manage gift crediting and acknowledgment procedures;
      • Reconcile all reports, develop custom reports, and determine appeal codes for Raiser’s Edge.
    • Maintain an active prospect portfolio and solicit leadership gifts in support of annual giving.
      • Meet expectations of 8–10 visits per month.
    • Utilize Raiser’s Edge to track visits, produce contact notes, and conduct appropriate constituent follow-up within two weeks.
    • Participate in ACR committee meetings.
    • In coordination with the Deans’ Office and the Academic Studies Office, organize the annual Family Weekend in the fall. 
    • Support the School, its mission, and its leadership.
    • Other duties as assigned. 
     
    Other Duties:
    • Support residential life by performing weekend duties in rotation.
    • Actively participate in the life of the Academy by being a visible presence at meals, meetings, events, productions, and games. 
     
    Qualifications and Requirements:
    • Bachelor’s degree required.
    • A minimum of three years of experience in a nonprofit environment, with a demonstrated record of success in annual giving. 
    • Experience promoting and managing previous annual giving programs in educational institutions is highly desirable.
    • Demonstrated and successful experience performing personal solicitations of annual fund gifts.
    • Experience with volunteer management is highly preferable.
    • A strong sense of fundraising ethics and practices, and respect for confidentiality of donor information.
    • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
    • A highly energetic and enthusiastic personality, with excellent interpersonal, problem-solving, and time-management skills.
    • The ability to work both independently and as a team player.
    • Proficiency in MS Office programs and GoogleSuite.
    • Raiser’s Edge competency strongly preferred.
    • The ability to travel to meet with donors and prospects.
    • Ability to work evenings and/or weekends, as required by the position

    Please submit a cover letter and resume to jobs@vermontacademy.org. Review of applications will begin immediately.
     
     
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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.
  • Registered Nurse

    Vermont Academy is seeking a Registered Nurse to work 24 – 36 hours/week during the academic year, including one weekend and a maximum of four on call shifts per month. This is a year-round paid position, with only nine-months/year work commitment. The Health Services Schedule follows the academic calendar, guaranteeing long winter, spring, and summer breaks, in addition to long weekends throughout the year. The ideal candidate has an enthusiasm for and comfort with adolescents, and is looking for a high degree of autonomy in their work. The strong ability to work independently is crucial, and familiarity with care coordination with other health professionals is highly desired. Experience using an electronic medical record is preferred. Current Vermont RN licensure & CPR certification required, BSN preferred.
     
    Primary Duties and Responsibilities:
    • Manage daily caseload independently
    • Triage, assessment, and treatment of acute illness and injury
    • Medication administration and management
    • Coordination and management of student health conditions and prevention efforts
    • Communication with faculty, parents and health care providers
     
    Job Type: Full-Time or Part-Time
     
    Medical specialties:
    • Pediatrics
    • School nursing
    Schedule:
    • 12-hour shift during academic year
    • Weekend availability once per month during academic year
    • On-call up to four days per month during academic year
    • Long winter, spring, summer breaks and long weekends throughout the year
    Experience:
    • Three or more years of school nursing, primary care and/or emergency department experience is preferred.
    License/Certification:
    • RN (Required)
    • BLS (Required)
    • BSN (Preferred)
    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.
     
    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.
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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.