Employment Opportunities

Founded in 1926, Southern Vermont College offers a liberal arts education with 16 academic degree programs for approximately 460 students. Southern Vermont College recognizes the importance of educating students for the workplace of the twenty-first century and for lives as successful leaders in their communities. The College is accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges.

Southern Vermont College is committed to having an inclusive campus community, and, as an Equal Opportunity Employer, does not discriminate in its hiring, or employment practices on the basis of gender, race or ethnicity, color, national origin, religion, age, disability, family or marital status, or sexual orientation.

The following positions are available at the College: Submissions should be made via email to jobs@svc.edu

Administration

Faculty

Staff


Dean of Admissions

Southern Vermont College seeks a Dean of Admissions who will be strategic and imaginative in approaches to admissions and enrollment management for the College. This is a twelve-month position reporting directly to the President as a member of the institution’s senior leadership group. The Dean of Admissions will lead and manage a small, dedicated staff in creating and implementing a strategic plan for recruitment and enrollment of traditional and nontraditional students, and work collaboratively with other senior administrators to craft creative and effective retention programs.

The ideal candidate should possess sensitivity, resolve, imagination and an indefatigable sense of humor and be enthusiastic about the mission of a small private college that serves a high proportion of first-generation (over 60%), Pell-eligible (50%), and diverse (25%) students, and is sensitive to the needs and concerns of that population.

The following tasks and responsibilities will be requirements of a successful Dean of Admissions:
•       Understand the challenges of the New England higher-education market and be knowledgeable or willing to learn about higher education in Vermont specifically;
•       Work collaboratively with faculty, division chairs and staff across campus to strengthen and refine admissions operations and strategies;
•       Create and manage the budget for the Office of Admissions;
•       Refine and advance operations within the broad arena of admissions and enrollment management, including developing and revising policies, procedures and effective practices;
•       Use admissions and higher education data to create and implement a comprehensive plan for student recruitment that addresses various student constituencies as well as advances relationships with high schools and other institutions of higher education, both nationally and internationally;
•       Work closely with the Office of Student Financial Services on awards of aid and on policies and procedures for the allocation of financial assistance;
•       Work closely with Academic Affairs and Student Life to ensure successful admission, orientation and initial advising of students;
•       Manage all on-campus recruitment events such as open houses, information sessions, and admitted-student events;
•       Create, manage and evaluate Admissions’ print-, digital-, and social-media-based marketing and communication plans and their elements in collaboration with the College’s Office of Communication;
•       Demonstrate enthusiasm for travel, occasional weekend and evening events in order to share the message of the promise of an education from Southern Vermont College; and
•       Be actively involved in the profession and represent the College in regional, national and international college enrollment forums.
  
Minimum qualifications include:
•    Bachelor’s degree, Master’s preferred;
•    5+ years of progressively responsible experience in admissions and enrollment management, and related employee supervision, preferably in a small, private college; 
•    Experience creating, or assisting in the creation, implementation, and operation of comprehensive recruitment and enrollment programs within larger institutional goals;
•    Demonstrated ability in collecting, evaluating, and employing data in all operations of admissions and enrollment management;
•    Strong organizational, budget-management and reporting skills;
•    Substantial experience in evaluation for and awarding of scholarships, awards and other forms of financial assistance;
•    Excellent oral and written communication skills;
•    Active participation within NACAC and other relevant professional organizations and knowledge of best and innovative practices; and
•    Possession of a valid driver’s license and clear driving record.

To apply, email a letter of interest, current resume, and full contact information (including email addresses) for three professional references to Human Resources at jobs@svc.edu. Application review will begin immediately, and those received prior to July 30, 2015 will receive full consideration for an anticipated start date in August or early September.

Southern Vermont College, founded in 1974 and located on a mountainside campus overlooking the Green Mountains, aspires to be a model of an enlightened educational community: diverse, supportive, environmentally respectful, and socially responsible. Through its career-focused liberal arts curriculum, the College transforms students into engaged citizens with a broad perspective of an ever-changing society. The College is committed to having an inclusive campus community, and, as an Equal Opportunity Employer, does not discriminate in its hiring or employment practices on the basis of gender, race or ethnicity, color, national origin, religion, age, disability, family or marital status, or sexual orientation. Visit www.svc.edu for more information.


Chief Financial/Administrative Officer

Southern Vermont College seeks an experienced financial and administrative professional to be an integral part of the Senior Leadership Team reporting to the President.

The CFO/CAO will oversee the following areas at the College:

•    Financial planning and budgeting
•    Audits
•    Investments (in collaboration with development)
•    Accounting, finance and bank relationships
•    Risk management (in collaboration with the president)
•    Purchasing and contracts
•    Compliance
•    Student accounts and financial aid
•    Facilities and grounds

The CFO/CAO supervises personnel within the Business Office and Financial Aid Office, establishing and maintaining financial and operational policies, and internal controls, to ensure that all financial resources are husbanded with integrity.

Compelling candidates will have a minimum of ten years of progressive and varied financial, administrative, and management experience, including leading comparable professional service functions at a non-profit organization, and will have a proven track record in business planning, change management and customer service. Knowledge of reporting requirements including federal student aid is required; experience in a private college or university setting strongly preferred. A graduate degree in a related field (e.g., accounting, higher education administration, M.B.A.) and/or CPA certification is required. The successful candidate will also have strong interpersonal and communication skills and will demonstrate a keen intellect, excellent judgment and a collaborative working style. She or he should be able to demonstrate a good understanding of, and empathy with, the aims and aspirations of a small, private college serving many first generation and Pell-eligible students.

Consideration of applications begins immediately and will continue until the position is filled. Full consideration assured for applications received by July 10, 2015.

The College is an equal opportunity employer and as such, actively seeks candidates from under-represented groups.

To apply, e-mail a letter of interest, current resume, and the names and telephone numbers of three professional references to Human Resources at jobs@svc.edu. Southern Vermont College is committed to having an inclusive campus community, and, as an Equal Opportunity Employer, does not discriminate in its hiring or employment practices on the basis of gender, race or ethnicity, color, national origin, religion, age, disability, family or marital status, or sexual orientation.





Adjunct Faculty in American Sign Language - Division of Humanities

Southern Vermont College is seeking an adjunct faculty member to instruct students in introductory American Sign Language. Course is taught in person at the SVC campus in Bennington. For the Fall 2015 semester, the Introduction to American Sign Language class is scheduled on Tuesday and Thursday from 5:45 - 7:45 p.m. 
 
Minimum required qualifications include a Master's Degree in a related subject area and previous experience teaching ASL classes (preferably in higher education).  
 
To apply, e-mail a letter of interest, current resume, and the names and telephone numbers of three professional references to: jobs@svc.edu. Application review will begin immediately. The position will remain open until filled. Southern Vermont College is committed to having an inclusive campus community, and, as an Equal Opportunity Employer, does not discriminate in its hiring or employment practices on the basis of gender, race or ethnicity, color, national origin, religion, age, disability, family or marital status, or sexual orientation.


Nursing Clinical Faculty - Adjunct/Part-time: Fall 2015 and Spring 2016

Southern Vermont College in Bennington VT is seeking clinical experts with a love of teaching. Openings available to teach BSN students in either medical-surgical or pediatric settings. One-, two- or three-day-a-week options from August 2015 through May 2016. Clinical sites in Bennington, VT; Pittsfield, MA; or Albany, NY.

Minimum required qualifications include a MSN, recent and relevant clinical experience, teaching expertise and eligibility for RN licensure in the state of Vermont.

Contact Dr. Mary Botter, PhD, RN, Chair, Division of Nursing, for further information (802-447-6347).

To apply, e-mail a letter of interest, current CV/resume, a copy of a current unencumbered RN license and the names and telephone numbers of three professional references to: jobs@svc.edu. Application review will begin immediately. The positions will remain open until filled. Southern Vermont College is committed to having an inclusive campus community, and, as an Equal Opportunity Employer, does not discriminate in its hiring or employment practices on the basis of gender, race or ethnicity, color, national origin, religion, age, disability, family or marital status, or sexual orientation.

Southern Vermont College in Bennington VT is seeking clinical experts with a love of teaching. Openings available to teach BSN students in either medical-surgical or pediatric settings. One, two or three day a week options from January 12, 2015, through May 11, 2015. Clinical sites in Bennington, VT; Pittsfield, MA; or Albany, NY.

Minimum required qualifications include a MSN, recent and relevant clinical experience, teaching expertise, and eligibility for RN licensure in the state of Vermont.

Contact Dr. Mary Botter, PhD, RN, Chair, Division of Nursing, for further information (802-447-6347).

To apply, e-mail a letter of interest, current CV/resume, a copy of a current unencumbered RN license and the names and telephone numbers of three professional references to: jobs@svc.edu. Application review will begin immediately. The positions will remain open until filled. Southern Vermont College is committed to having an inclusive campus community, and, as an Equal Opportunity Employer, does not discriminate in its hiring or employment practices on the basis of gender, race or ethnicity, color, national origin, religion, age, disability, family or marital status, or sexual orientation.


Assistant Professor of Nursing

Southern Vermont College seeks a highly motivated and energetic candidate to fill the position of Assistant Professor of Nursing for the 2015-2016 academic year.  The College is seeking a professional who shares our excitement for teaching and learning in a student-centered, interactive “laboratory learning” environment. Moreover, the successful candidate will have the opportunity to teach in and refine the College’s new, four-year Baccalaureate program, which has been granted provisional approval by the Vermont State Board of Nursing, and the RN to BSN program. As a full-time faculty member in the Division of Nursing, the successful candidate will teach didactic and clinical components of the curriculum as well as serve as an academic advisor, participate in student recruitment and orientation activities, and offer expertise as a divisional representative on College committees. As nursing is a professional discipline with programmatic and accreditation requirements, the successful candidate will participate in Division of Nursing curriculum development and program evaluation as well as engage in ongoing professional development, research, and scholarship.

Full-time Faculty
Teaching assignments are available throughout the new, four-year Baccalaureate program and the RN to BSN program. Expertise related to curriculum areas of need includes women and children and medical-surgical didactic and clinical content. The successful candidate will be able to creative teaching strategies in the classroom, clinical and simulation lab consistent with the College’s curriculum, which emphasizes participatory teaching methodology including experiential, peer-to-peer learning, research, and active engagement in didactic and clinical courses.

Qualifications
A Master of Science degree in Nursing and eligibility for licensure to practice in the state of Vermont are required. A Doctoral Degree in Nursing, a related field, or evidence of advancement and current matriculation in a doctoral program is preferred. Candidates with teaching or presentation abilities, competency in program evaluation, and additional certification in a nursing specialty and/or an appropriate terminal degree will be given preference.

The College
Located in the town of Bennington in the beautiful Green Mountains of southwestern Vermont, Southern Vermont College is a private, four-year, residential, co-educational college of liberal arts and professional studies with approximately 550 students. The College is an equal opportunity employer; as a result, in the interest of creating a diverse learning environment, the College actively seeks candidates from under-represented groups.

To apply, e-mail a letter of interest, current resume, and the names and telephone numbers of three professional references to Human Resources at jobs@svc.edu. Application review will begin immediately. The position will remain open until filled. Southern Vermont College is committed to having an inclusive campus community, and, as an Equal Opportunity Employer, does not discriminate in its hiring or employment practices on the basis of gender, race or ethnicity, color, national origin, religion, age, disability, family or marital status, or sexual orientation.


Assistant Professor of Nursing (Includes Simulation Labs Oversight)

Southern Vermont College seeks a highly motivated and energetic candidate to fill the position of Assistant Professor of Nursing for the 2015-2016 academic year.  The College is seeking a professional who shares our excitement for teaching and learning in a student-centered, interactive “laboratory learning” environment. Moreover, the successful candidate will have the opportunity to teach in and refine the College’s new, four-year Baccalaureate program, which has been granted provisional approval by the Vermont State Board of Nursing, and the RN to BSN program. As a full-time faculty member in the Division of Nursing, the successful candidate for this position will devote at least half time to the oversight of nursing simulation lab.  Additionally, the successful candidate will teach didactic and clinical components of the curriculum as well as serve as an academic advisor, participate in student recruitment and orientation activities, and offer expertise as a divisional representative on College committees. As nursing is a professional discipline with programmatic and accreditation requirements, the successful candidate will participate in Division of Nursing curriculum development and program evaluation as well as engage in ongoing professional development, research, and scholarship.

Full-time Faculty

Oversight of the nursing simulation labs and integration of simulation experiences in the curriculum will be the responsibility of the successful candidate.  Additionally, teaching assignments are available throughout the new, four-year Baccalaureate program and the RN to BSN program. The successful candidate will be able to demonstrate creative teaching strategies in the classroom, clinical and simulation lab consistent with the College’s curriculum, which emphasizes participatory teaching methodology including experiential, peer-to-peer learning, research, and active engagement in didactic and clinical courses.

Qualifications
A Doctoral Degree in Nursing, a related field, or evidence of advancement and current matriculation in a doctoral program is preferred. A Master of Science degree in Nursing and eligibility for licensure to practice in the state of Vermont are required.  Candidates with expertise in the use of high fidelity simulation in baccalaureate nursing education, teaching or presentation abilities, competency in program evaluation, and additional certification in a nursing specialty and/or an appropriate terminal degree will be given preference.

The College
Located in the town of Bennington in the beautiful Green Mountains of southwestern Vermont, Southern Vermont College is a private, four-year, residential, co-educational college of liberal arts and professional studies with approximately 550 students. The College is an equal opportunity employer; as a result, in the interest of creating a diverse learning environment, the College actively seeks candidates from under-represented groups.

To apply, e-mail a letter of interest, current resume, and the names and telephone numbers of three professional references to Human Resources at jobs@svc.edu. Application review will begin immediately. The position will remain open until filled. Southern Vermont College is committed to having an inclusive campus community, and, as an Equal Opportunity Employer, does not discriminate in its hiring or employment practices on the basis of gender, race or ethnicity, color, national origin, religion, age, disability, family or marital status, or sexual orientation.


Assistant Director of Campus Safety & Transportation

Southern Vermont College (SVC) is recruiting for an Assistant Director of Campus Safety & Transportation. This is a full-time, 12-month position assisting in the management of a 24/7/365 operation of Campus Safety, Transportation Services and Emergency Management. Reporting to the Director of Campus Safety, the ideal candidate will be an innovative and progressive self-starter with excellent management and problem-solving skills and the ability to think outside the box while enforcing all College policies including conduct, parking, and speed enforcement.

Specific responsibilities include, but may not be limited to the following:

  • Supervise, train, and evaluate personnel including Campus Safety Officers, transportation staff, and work study students;
  • Assist with campus safety functions such as traffic & pedestrian control, parking, security and transportation for campus-wide events;
  • Administrative responsibilities include payroll timekeeping, maintaining or reviewing Campus Safety incident reports, investigations, vehicle registration and all related databases;
  • Coordinate the Campus Parking & Transportation Services;
  • Assist with the College’s ID card, access control, video monitoring, and Guard Tour systems;
  • Participate in the conduct review system for students;
  • Remain current with Clery/Title IX/VAWA mandates; assist with compiling and publishing campus crime statistics and annual report in accordance with Clery Act requirements;
  • Oversee SVC’s Safety Committee that addresses matters pertaining to workplace safety & OSHA requirements; conduct fire and lockdown drills each semester;
  • Maintain positive and professional relationships with all College departments and Divisions; serve on campus-wide committees.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in criminal justice, public administration, or related field required; plus experience in college safety/security, law enforcement or corporate security, preferably in a supervisory role;
  • An Associate’s degree plus a minimum of 5 years relevant experience may be substituted for the Bachelor’s degree if all other criteria and qualifications are met;
  • Possess a minimum of Incident Command System (ICS 100), and National Incident Management System (NIMS) 700 certifications; • Understand and subscribe to the principles of community policing;
  • Excellent organizational and communication skills, and the ability to work well with all members of a diverse campus community and outside stakeholders;
  • Computer proficiency with Word & Excel required; working knowledge of Access database and AMAG access control software desirable;
  • CPR/AED/Basic First Aid certified within three months of hire;
  • Valid driver’s license.

To apply, e-mail a letter of interest, current resume, and the names and telephone numbers of three professional references to Human Resources at jobs@svc.edu Deadline for applications is 9-18-2015.  Application review will begin immediately.  Southern Vermont College is committed to having an inclusive campus community, and, as an Equal Opportunity Employer, does not discriminate in its hiring or employment practices on the basis of gender, race or ethnicity, color, national origin, religion, age, disability, family or marital status, or sexual orientation.


Campus Safety Officer/Shuttle Driver (Full Time)

Southern Vermont College is recruiting for two full-time Campus Safety Officer/Shuttle Driver positions. Campus Safety Officers patrol campus grounds and buildings by vehicle and/or on foot to ensure the safety of students, faculty, staff and visitors. They respond to calls for assistance including emergency and crisis situations. Response to emergencies includes an initial investigation and subsequent written reports. The officers also maintain detailed logs of their routine on-campus activities.

Shuttle driver responsibilities include driving a fifteen (15) passenger van on regularly scheduled routes on campus and/or from campus to off campus destinations ensuring the safe arrival of passengers.

The work schedule for a Campus Safety Officer/Shuttle Driver may include day, afternoon, evening or night shifts, including holidays and weekends. Starting wage is $11.00 per hour, plus a shift differential for hours worked between midnight and 8 a.m.

Position requirements:

  • High school graduate;
  • Valid driver's license and insurable to operate College-owned vehicles;
  • Ability to attain and maintain certification in Basic First Aid/CPR; 
  • Strong interpersonal skills, and ability to communicate with diplomacy and tact in sensitive situations;
  • Keen attention to detail and strong written communication skills;
  • Ability to maintain confidential information, exercise sound judgment and work independently;
  • Ability to handle multiple, simultaneous responsibilities in stressful situations;
  • Flexibility to work a wide variety of shifts including late night/early morning hours, holidays and weekends; and
  • Some security, safety or passenger van driving experience is preferred.

To apply, submit a completed application form to Human Resources, or e-mail a letter of interest, current resume and three professional references to Human Resources at jobs@svc.edu. An application form may be requested by email at jobs@svc.edu, by calling 802-447-4004, or picked up in person at the Campus Safety Office, 982 Mansion Drive, Bennington, VT 05201. Application review will begin immediately, and the position will remain open until filled. Southern Vermont College is committed to having an inclusive campus community, and, as an Equal Opportunity Employer, does not discriminate in its hiring or employment practices on the basis of gender, race or ethnicity, color, national origin, religion, age, disability, family or marital status, or sexual orientation.