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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 Communications & Marketing

    Job Title: Director of Communications & Marketing
    Reports To: Director of Advancement with dotted line to Director of Admission

    Summary: Vermont Academy seeks a dynamic, experienced, creative, and organized
    individual to serve as the Director of Communications & Marketing. The Director of
    Communications & Marketing will work primarily with the Director of Advancement and the Director of Admissions to develop and implement a comprehensive and strategic communications and marketing program designed to promote VA’s brand, enrollment,
    and fundraising and engagement efforts. An integral member of the school’s leadership team, the Director will also support the Head of School’s communications, manage two part-time communications staff members, and act as the point of contact for all media inquiries. This is a full-time, twelve-month position.
    Primary Duties & Responsibilities

    Marketing
    ● Ensure consistent Vermont Academy messaging and branding.
    Create and direct a comprehensive publications plan (concept, design, content, editorial, and production for paper, electronic, and multimedia communications) that reaches and influences the school’s target audiences.
    ● Work with colleagues to direct a dynamic, data-driven social media and digital
    marketing strategy aimed at building awareness of the Vermont Academy brand, increasing engagement across all constituencies, and recruiting prospective students.
    ● Collaborate with the Admissions Office and the Advancement Office to develop data-driven strategies to recruit prospective students and engage alumni and families.
    ● Investigate emerging market opportunities and recommend and implement effective marketing strategies.
    ● Work across all VA departments, including Athletics and the Arts, to highlight student activities and successes, including the delivery of press releases to hometown media.
    ● Work with leaders of strategic initiatives, such as summer programs, to market their programs to internal and external audiences to increase enrollment.

    Communications
    ● Act as Editor-in-Chief for regular VA publications such as VA Way, the Annual Report, parent and alumni newsletters, admissions publications, and website content.
    ● Create internal communications strategies and tools to help align faculty, staff, and administrators with the school’s goals and objectives.
    ● Provide creative direction and strategic leadership for the school's website that includes regular analysis of site traffic and content for continuous improvement and accuracy.
    ●    Cultivate and maintain working relationships between the school and the media.
    ●    Act as the Academy’s official point of contact for public information.
    ●    Along with other members of the team, photograph/record events and campus life, on and off-campus for use on website, social media, and other publications.
    ●    Serve on the Crisis Management Team.

    Management
    ●    
    Supervise two part-time members of the communications team.
    ●    Supervise professional consultants contracted to address communication and marketing goals.
    ●    Manage the communications budget.

    Other Duties
    ●    Perform other duties as assigned by and in support of the Director of Advancement, Director of Admission, and/or Head of School.
    ●    Support residential life by performing evening and weekend duties in rotation.
    ●    Actively participate in the life of the Academy by being a visible presence at meals,  meetings, events, productions, and games.

    Basic Qualifications
    ●    Bachelor’s degree in English, journalism, communications, or marketing required; advanced degree preferred
    ●    5+ years of experience in communications and marketing, preferably with independent  schools
    ●    Personnel management experience required
    ●    Mastery of desktop publishing and management of design production, including demonstrated proficiency with programs such as Adobe Photoshop and InDesign
    ●    Demonstrable expertise in photography, videography, website content management and  design, and social media marketing
    ●    Outstanding organizational and presentation skills
    ●    Exceptional written and oral communication skills
    ●    Proven ability to effectively lead, manage, and inspire a collaborative process in a fast paced environment with multiple creative projects
    ●    Creative and artistic vision and direction
    ●    Demonstrated success as a confident problem solver
    ●    Proven track record as an independent and goal-oriented manager with a dedication to  meeting deadlines

    Committees
    Member of Administration Team and Crisis Management Team

    Please mail or email, Letter of Interest, and resume to: jobs@vermontacademy.org

    No phone calls, please.
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  • Content Media Specialist

    Reports to: Director of Communications and Marketing 

    The Content Media Specialist is responsible for developing content for the school's internal and external communications with the ultimate goal of supporting the school's mission and priorities. They will assist in campus wide marketing to keep current and prospective families, as well as alumni informed, involved and investing in the school. They will also promote campus activities to strengthen the involvement of faculty and staff, alumni, volunteers, and other constituents important to the school. This position will report to the Director of Communications and Marketing as well as collaborate with key staff in Admissions, Advancement, and throughout campus.

    Areas of focus include but need not be limited to increasing the engagement of various constituencies and stakeholders, and enrollment. Candidates should have experience writing for a variety of mediums to connect constituents to Vermont Academy, including digital and print publications, newsletters, e-blasts, and other digital and web content. They will work as a member of the advancement team and support the enrollment and admissions office efforts to help enroll, retain and engage VA families. The ideal candidate thrives working collaboratively and being part of a community.

    Essential Responsibilities include:
    ● Under the guidance of the Director of Communication and Marketing, develop and implement a strategic social media plan along with implementing and reinforcing our social media policy and guidelines.
    ● Actively participate in creating and executing an annual communications and marketing content calendar, collaborating with other members of the school community to ensure timely delivery of materials.
    ● As a subset of the broader communications and marketing calendar, create and execute a social media strategy including the development and publishing of content across all key channels, and partnering with Admissions and Advancement, ensure alignment to strategy, engagement of current and potential families; alumni involvement, donor support and other constituency engagement goals.
    ● Capture and create visual and written content for use in a variety of communications channels (digital and print) including social media, the school website, e-communications, newsletters, the school’s magazine-Vermont Academy Way, traditional media, and fundraising appeals.
    ● Assist in copywriting, curating, and monitoring the school’s social media channels.
    ● Build and cultivate relationships with faculty, students, and staff in order to capture and share the school’s story and strategic pillars through images, video, and words.
    ○ With videography and photography, capture snippets of school life, including classroom activities, athletics, special events and assemblies.
    ○ Create videos and/or slideshows for sharing and building engagement with our different constituents including current parents, prospective families, and alumni.
    ○ Write short news stories to be posted on the school’s website, social media channels, and weekly newsletter.
    ● Assist with the design and production of creatives for printed and electronic materials for the following:
    ○ School-wide community events including e-flyers, posters, and invitations
    ○ Admissions, including digital and printed advertising, paid social advertising, event
    invitations, flyers and publicity
    ○ Annual Fund and restricted giving or Capital Campaigns
    ● Manage and maintain the school’s digital asset management systems for still images and video content. Coordinate the school's video/photography calendar.
    ● Collaborate with the Marketing and Communications Manager to ensure brand consistency and uniformity of visual assets across all communications platforms.
    ● Work with the Director of Marketing and Communications to update website content as directed.
    ● Participate in the school community as a contributing member through committee work, regular faculty/staff meetings and professional development opportunities.
    ● Create, edit, and distribute content for the weekly parent/family newsletter
    ● Serve on the website management team.
    ● Support residential life by performing duties as required.
    ● Actively participate in the life of the Academy by being a visible presence at meals, meetings, events, productions, and games.
    ● Perform other duties as requested, delegated, or assigned.

    Minimum Qualifications/Requirements/Competencies:
    ● Bachelor's degree in communication, marketing, journalism, or related field
    ● Minimum of three years of communications experience in a face-paced environment (preferably in an educational setting)
    ● Excellent oral and written communications skills, exhibiting strong grammatical knowledge, and AP style
    ● Experience with content management systems, email, and social media platforms. Ability to use Google Apps, Blackbaud On Suite.
    ● Extensive experience with videography, photography, and editing tools in the Adobe Creative Suite (Photoshop, Illustrator, Premiere, InDesign).
    ● Fluency with social media platforms including but not limited to: Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, YouTube, and TikTok, as well as scheduling tools and digital media analytics tools.
    ● A portfolio that demonstrates the candidate’s creativity, expertise and experience with both visual written storytelling and graphic design projects
    ● Demonstrated ability to navigate and/or learn new tech tools including website content management systems and email marketing software.
    ● Ability to effectively meet deadlines and work in a diverse academic environment.
    ● Ability to manage multiple projects, meet tight deadlines, and continuously improve communication efforts.
    ● Commitment to teamwork and the ability to collaborate with all levels of faculty and staff to align communications materials with the school's mission.
    ● Sense of humor, and an appreciation of teamwork in an educational setting.
    ● Flexibility, productivity, and accuracy are musts.

    Please mail or email, Letter of Interest, and resume to: jobs@vermontacademy.org

    No phone calls, please.
  • Assistant Director of Admissions

    Vermont Academy seeks a full time Assistant Director of Admissions to begin in July 2022. Founded in 1876, Vermont Academy is an independent, coeducational, college-preparatory, boarding-and-day school on a beautiful and scenic 450-acre campus at the foothills of the Green Mountains in Saxtons River, Vermont. The school enrolls 200 students from 22 states and 21 countries with a student population that is 80 percent boarding and 20 percent day, 60 percent male and 40 percent female, and 80 percent domestic and 20 percent international.
     
    Reporting to the Director of Enrollment Management, the Assistant Director of Admissions will work as a member of the admissions team. The Assistant Director of Admissions is responsible for participating in all aspects of the admissions and recruitment process. The Assistant Director of Admissions will demonstrate professionalism, initiative, and a commitment to Vermont Academy’s mission and core values.
     
    Essential Responsibilities Include, but are not limited to:
    • Actively promoting Vermont Academy and recruiting prospective students and families
    • Serving as a primary point of contact for prospective students and families throughout the admissions and enrollment process
    • Interviewing prospective student and families
    • Traveling domestically to represent and promote Vermont Academy to prospective students and families
    • Evaluating admissions files
    • Collaborating with the admissions team to plan and execute various on and off-campus admissions events, activities, and programs
    • Managing multiple time-sensitive projects simultaneously
    Minimum Qualifications/Requirements/Competencies:
    • Bachelor’s degree
    • Being committed to providing exceptional customer service
    • Ability and willingness to travel domestically
    • Excellent analytical, communication, collaborative, leadership, social and organizational skills
    • Highly organized and detailed oriented
    • Familiarity with social media
    • Demonstrating proficiency with School Admin, MS Office, MS Excel, basic web-based programs, and/or the capability to learn new systems
    • Ability to work independently, in a fast paced environment, and effectively meet deadlines
    • Flexibility, productivity, and accuracy are musts, with the ability to accept feedback, take direction, and be accountable
    • Being committed to the mission and vision of Vermont Academy and the goals, strategies and work of the Admissions Team
    Vermont Academy seeks dynamic candidates who will be active participants in the community beyond the admissions office, with additional interest in overseeing extracurricular activities in athletics, clubs, and activities.
     
    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.
  • Nurse

    Vermont Academy, a small independent college-preparatory boarding school in southern Vermont, is seeking a registered nurse to work 36-48 hours/week including every third weekend during the academic year. Responsibilities include but are not limited to: assessment, triage and treatment of acute illness and injury, medication administration and management, coordination and management of student health issues and communication with faculty, parents and health care providers. Enthusiasm for and comfort with adolescents as well as the ability to work both independently and as part of a diverse team essential.
    Bachelor’s degree in nursing, current Vermont RN license, CPR certification required. 
    3 or more years of school, primary care and/or emergency room nursing experience preferred.

    Please send letter of interest and resume to: 
    Robin Patch, MA, BSN, RN
    Director of Health Services
    Vermont Academy
    P.O. Box 500, 10 Long Walk
    Saxtons River, VT 05154
    rpatch@vermontacademy.org
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  • Per Diem Nurse

    Vermont Academy, a small independent college-preparatory boarding school in southern Vermont, is seeking a registered nurse to work part time including occasional weekends during the academic year.

    Responsibilities include but are not limited to: assessment, triage and treatment of acute illness and injury, communicable disease control, medication administration and management, coordination and management of student health issues and communication with faculty, parents and health care providers. Enthusiasm for and comfort with adolescents as well as the ability to work both independently and as part of a diverse team essential.

    Bachelor’s degree in nursing, current Vermont RN license, CPR certification required. 

    Three or more years of school, primary care and/or emergency room nursing experience preferred.

    Please send letter of interest and resume to: 
    Robin Patch, MA, BSN, RN
    Director of Health Services
    Vermont Academy
    P.O. Box 500, 10 Long Walk
    Saxtons River, VT 05154
  • Counselor

    Vermont Academy seeks a licensed professional to provide short and long-term individual and group counseling to our students who are questioning their relationship with drugs and alcohol. This is a full-time 10-month position. As a member of Vermont Academy Health Services, this counselor works collaboratively with the other counselor, the medical director, the consulting psychiatrist as well as the nursing team to support the faculty and other professional staff in their work with students.   The counselor reports to the Director of Health Services and is the primary clinician for the Academy’s student assistance program.

    Health Services staff work together to promote community understanding of the social-emotional well-being of students. The counselor will hold a caseload of students, participate in regular on-call shifts for off-hour emergencies, and will be a standing member of the Health Team, helping to create support plans for students of concern. Other responsibilities may include providing staff and student life training and participation in other campus-based activities as needed.

    The successful candidate must be licensed or license eligible in the state of Vermont with a master’s degree in substance abuse counseling, clinical social work, or an advanced degree in clinical or counseling psychology. The candidate must have a demonstrated interest in making a positive impact on the lives and learning of adolescents. Additional qualifications include: 3-5 years of counseling experience, strong interpersonal, organizational, and communications skills as well as a demonstrated interest in equity and inclusion including the ability to work collaboratively to support a diverse community.
    The ideal candidate will also possess experiential and/or outdoor programming skills and an understanding of and comfort in a boarding school environment.

    Send a cover letter, resume, and three letters of recommendation to:

    Robin Patch
    Director of Health Services
    Vermont Academy
    10 Long Walk, PO Box 500
    Saxtons River, VT 05154
    Phone: (802)869-6210; Fax: (802) 869-6608

    **Screening will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled**
    Vermont Academy is an Equal Opportunity Employer
  • Head Crew Coach

    Summary:
    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 Crew Program. 
    Our program welcomes novices who will learn the skills necessary to eventually race with confidence and poise. Experienced rowers have the opportunity to further their athletic development and success. The philosophy of our rowing program can be summarized in one word; technique. Our rowers will spend some time on the ergs and in the weight room as well. Each year, the team attends regattas in the fall and spring.  The majority of the races are on weekends usually in Massachusetts, Connecticut, or New Hampshire. Each race features crews from private schools, public schools, and rowing clubs.  As student-athletes, members of the crew team learn life lessons that they can take with them to the collegiate level, and beyond.

    Our rowers have matriculated to some of the top universities in the nation including Dartmouth, the University of Washington, Indiana University, and more.
     
    The head crew coach directs and coordinates the operation of the crew 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, coaching, competition day travel, coordinating with the Communications Department on competition results and social media updates, coordinating with College Counseling to place interested athletes in college crew programs, and coordinating with the Admissions Office to recruit mission appropriate student-athletes to VA. Vermont Academy's crew coach must possess a strong ethical coaching philosophy with an emphasis on rower development and positive team culture and contribution to campus-wide community engagement. 
    In addition to coaching, a candidate can expect the following  job requirements: 
    • Administrative duties in the Admissions Office, Advancement Office, and/or Teaching.
    • Serve on a Weekend Duty Team, approximately once a month
    • Dorm parenting--either in dorm or campus housing, approximately two nights a week
    • Advising
    • Other duties as assigned
    Qualifications and Skills include:
    • Bachelor's degree required
    • 3to 5 years of coaching experience is preferred or a combination of education and experience from which comparable knowledge and skills are acquired.
    • Knowledge of NCAA college crew programs and the recruiting process for student-athletes
    • Certifications appropriate to the relevant sport, division, or other regulating agency.
    • Unwavering commitment to academic integrity, inclusion, diversity, gender equity, student-athlete welfare, and knowledge of NCAA, Title IX compliance.
    • Positive attitude
    • Leadership skills
    • Commitment to player development
    • Strong interpersonal and communication skills
    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.
  • Women's Varsity Hockey Coach

    Summary:
    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 Girls Varsity Hockey Program. The Girls’ Ice Hockey program has been a tradition at Vermont Academy since its inception in 1998. The girls compete in the New England Prep School League, as well as the Lakes Region Conference against some of the top teams in New England. Vermont Academy aims to prepare its student-athletes for the next level on and off the ice by developing its players in nearly every facet of life. Coaches and players work toward accomplishing goals together through skill development, strategizing, and off-ice training. Each year, the team plays a 20-plus game schedule with at least one supplemental tournament. As students of the game, members of the girls’ hockey program learn life lessons that they can take with them to the collegiate level and beyond.

    Recent Hockey Accomplishments: 2018 Lakes Region Champions, 2018 Division II NEPSAC Champions, 2020 Division II NEPSAC Quarter-Finalists, 2022 Lakes Region Runner Up, & 2022 Division II NEPSAC Semi-Finalists

    Girls’ Hockey Matriculation: Aurora University, Curry College, Concordia University (Canada), Dartmouth College, Manhattanville College, New England College, Nichols College, Northeastern University, Post University, Plymouth State University, Sacred Heart University, Salve Regina University, St. Norbert’s College, Union College, Utica College, & the University of Vermont. Several players have also represented their respective countries (Czech Republic, France, and Hungary) in the IIHF U18 and U20 World Championships.

    The head hockey coach directs and coordinates the operation of the girls' ice hockey 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, game day prep and coaching, game day travel, coordinating with the Communications Department on game results and social media updates, coordinating with College Counseling to place interested athletes in college hockey programs, and coordinating with the Admissions Office to recruit mission appropriate student-athletes to VA. Vermont Academy's girls' hockey 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. 
    In addition to coaching, a candidate can expect the following  job requirements: 
    • Administrative duties in the Admissions Office, Advancement Office, and/or Teaching.
    • Serve on a Weekend Duty Team, approximately once a month
    • Dorm parenting--either in dorm or campus housing, approximately two nights a week
    • Advising
    • Other duties as assigned
    Qualifications and Skills include:
    • Bachelor's degree required
    • 3-5 years coaching experience is preferred or a combination of education and experience from which comparable knowledge and skills are acquired.
    • Knowledge of NCAA college hockey programs and the recruiting process for student-athletes
    • Certifications appropriate to the relevant sport, division, or other regulating agency.
    • Unwavering commitment to academic integrity, inclusion, diversity, gender equity, student-athlete welfare and knowledge of NCAA, Title IX compliance.
    • Positive attitude
    • Leadership skills
    • Commitment to player development
    • Strong interpersonal and communication skills
    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.
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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.