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Per Diem Nurse

Vermont Academy, a private independent boarding school in southern Vermont, is seeking a registered nurse to join the Health Services team on a per diem basis. Responsibilities include but are not limited to: assessment, triage and treatment of acute illness and injury, medication administration and management, coordination and management of students’ health issues and communication with faculty, parents and health care providers. Academic year schedule. Weekends and evenings a must.

Bachelor’s degree in nursing, current Vermont RN license, CPR certification, 3 or more years nursing experience required. School nursing, primary care and/or emergency room experience preferred.

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

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 the Annual Fund. 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. S/he will work closely with the Director of Alumni Engagement, the Director of Advancement Services & Stewardship, and the Director of Communications & Marketing. Through personal visits, s/he will identify, cultivate, and steward meaningful relationships with established and potential donors, seeking and securing gifts for the Annual Fund, 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 the Annual Fund, in coordination with alumni, campaign and communications efforts.
  • Work collaboratively with members of the Advancement & Communications Offices to coordinate appropriate Annual Fund 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 Assistant Head of School, the volunteer Chair of Annual Giving, and the DCR/Campaign Chair(s) for annual dollar, participation, and qualitative goals.
  • Create and implement strategies to achieve Annual Fund 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.
  • Serve as the school liaison with the Parents’ Association (VAPA) and its committees, including the VAPA Fundraising Committee, which organizes an annual auction during Family Weekend.
  • In coordination with the Deans Office and the Admission Office, organize the annual Family Weekend in September/October.
With the Director of Advancement Services & Stewardship, s/he will:
  • Be responsible for preparing weekly, monthly, and other relevant Annual Fund 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 Annual Fund 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 Campaign Steering Committee meetings.
  • 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 with 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.
  • Raiser’s Edge knowledge 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 mail or email letter of interest and resume to:
Melanie Hoffmann, Assistant Head of School & Director of External Affairs
Vermont Academy
PO Box 500
Saxtons River, VT 05154
No phone calls please.

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.