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Housekeeping Manager

An experienced Housekeeping Manager to supervise the daily operations of the housekeeping department for its campus in Saxtons River, Vermont. The ideal candidate will promote high standards, professionalism and quality service, while protecting Vermont Academy’s assets and minimizing expenses.

  • Supervise, participate when necessary and inspect the daily cleaning of ground’s buildings; ensure compliance with accident/loss prevention programs, standard operating policies and procedures, health/sanitation standards and regulations to achieve a high level of cleanliness for staff and student satisfaction.
  • Maintain high standards in work and personal presentation, be respectful of direct reports and use appropriate language.
  • Strong team building skills; promote and exercise a positive attitude about being a part of the Vermont Academy community.
  • Assures that the Housekeeping Department operates within approved budget; monitors performance of the department against approved budget; makes appropriate recommendations as necessary. Controls operating and payroll costs.
  • Respond to supervisor and staff requests, concerns and problems to assure satisfaction.
  • Maintains an inventory supply necessary for optimal operating efficiency by initiating purchase orders for cleaning supplies, paper products, equipment and services as required.
  • Meets and exceeds expectations of the campus expectations. Provides staff with the skills and training to provide value added service to staff and students. Utilize one-on-one training skills. Monitors service and builds teamwork on a regular basis and counsel employees as needed.
  • Knowledge, experience and practice of evaluating employees

  • Detailed knowledge of Housekeeping Operations
  • Strong attention to detail, ability to set priorities, multi task and meet deadlines
  • Demonstrated Leadership, communication and team building skills
  • Problem solving skills, including the ability to problem solve independently
  • Strong Organizational Skills
  • Learn Vermont Academy Handbook and practice its policies,
  • Knowledge of skills with evaluating employees

Pay commensurate with experience. Please forward resume attention to Candy Chaples cchaples@vermontacademy.org, or Gwen Ostiguy at gostiguy@vermontacademy.org.

Director of Advancement
Reports to: Head of School
Supervises: Director of Alumni Engagement, Director of Parent Engagement, Director of Communications, Advancement Coordinator

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 Director of Advancement will devise and manage a program designed to attract maximum gift support for the institution including the planning and execution of a capital 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.

• Bachelor’s degree required; advanced degree preferred.
• Successful track record in major gift fund raising;
• 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.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities

Fund Raising:
• Meet or exceed Annual Fund and Capital Campaign goals approved by 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 program of research and “moves” to maximize support from Vermont Academy’s key prospects;
• Inform Head of School and Development Committee on regular basis of fund raising activities and outcomes of office;
• Develop new fundraising strategies in response to evolving priorities;
• Manage Campaign Steering Committee of Trustees and volunteers.

• Oversee management of alumni/parent engagement and Vermont Academy Fund programs. Create and manage programs for capital and planned gifts, donor relations, foundation grant proposals, and prospect research;
• Increase alumni and parent engagement with and support of institution;
• Manage coordinated communications program, including Vermont Academy Life, that most effectively engages various constituencies of institution;
• Coordinate monthly travel schedules of self and others, in concert with fund raising needs, including travel with or without Head of School;
• Provide staff support for Head of School, Trustees, and other key volunteers to facilitate appropriate and timely solicitation of all prospects and to achieve strategic objectives;
• Optimize departmental expenses within budgetary guidelines.

Strategic Planning:
• Promote strategic institutional priorities on an annual and long-term basis;

• Cultivate potential new Trustees for board consideration;
• Together with colleagues, identify, recruit, train, and motivate alumni and parentvolunteers.

The successful candidate will embrace all aspects of boarding school life including attending meals and performing weekend duties.

To Apply
By email, send a letter of interest, resume/CV and writing sample to Kim Watson, Assistant to the Head of School, kwatson@vermontacademy.org.