Employment Opportunities

Founded in 1926, Southern Vermont College offers a liberal arts education with 17 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


Chief Advancement Officer

Southern Vermont College is searching for an experienced Chief Advancement Officer (CAdvO). The CAdvO will build a high-quality, effective, and professional advancement program and provide leadership in all of the College’s advancement efforts, including development, major gifts, planned giving, annual giving, external relations, alumni and alumnae relations, and communications and marketing. The CAdvO will report to the President and will be a member of his Cabinet.

Among other responsibilities, the Chief Advancement Officer will:

  • ­    Create, implement, and manage, in consultation with the President and the Board of Trustees, the College’s near-, mid-, and long-term fundraising projects;
  • ­    Oversee Annual Fund planning and solicitation strategy;
  • ­    Identify, and, with the President, Board members, and others, cultivate major donors;
  • ­    Create a program of planned giving;
  • ­    Plan and implement strategic initiatives such as capital campaigns, comprehensive campaigns, or major gift initiatives;
  • ­    Oversee the processes of gift reporting, acknowledgment, accounting, and data management;
  • ­    Oversee special events of various kinds domestically and abroad (alumni/ae gatherings, family association groups, etc.);
  • ­    Recommend funding goals for the fiscal year to the President and the Board of Trustees;
  • ­    Write, with the Provost, grant applications and reports as appropriate;
  • ­    Steward endowment gifts, with data provided by the College’s Chief Financial Officer;
  • ­    Oversee with the Provost the development of relationships with other institutions, foundations, and organizations;
  • ­    Oversee the careful elevation of the brand of Southern Vermont College through various means and in settings regional, national, and international;
  • ­    Create and manage an advancement team that may include, among others, the Director of Development, the Director of Alumni and Family Relations, the Director of Annual Giving, and the Director of Communications and Marketing;
  • ­    Prepare for the President, Trustees, and other agents/institutions clear financial reports and statements in regards to advancement efforts; and­    Perform other duties and oversee special assignments at the request of the President.

The successful candidate will have as part of her or his professional history:

  • ­    A minimum of seven years of experience in roles of increasing responsibility in institutional advancement;
  • ­    The minimum of a Bachelor’s degree, although a Master’s degree or other advanced or professional degree is strongly preferred;
  • ­    Intimate and direct knowledge of institutional advancement in private liberal arts colleges, with a special understanding of that within the context of a small college that has a blended population of students that includes traditional and non-traditional, residential and commuter, and general and career-focused;
  • ­    Demonstrated ability to devise and implement a significant, multi-part, successful program of institutional advancement;
  • ­    Proven record of successful fundraising, particularly in regards to cultivating donors of major gifts;
  • ­    Demonstrated experience in planning and execution within a multi-year, multi-component capitol or comprehensive campaign;
  • ­    Proven success in meeting the advancement goals of sustained institutional campaigns or programs;
  • ­    Ability to work on multiple fronts in an advancement operation and deal with frequent deadlines;
  • ­    Extraordinary communication skills, both written and verbal, and the ability to be a vocal and visible advocate for Southern Vermont College;
  • ­    Proven ability to build, manage, and nurture a talented and strong advancement team;
  • ­    Strategic thinking and creative approaches to problem-solving, linked to practical and effective implementation;
  • ­    Ability to manage multiple, complex, financial and operational tasks and projects; and
  • ­    Personality and disposition that are characterized by collaboration, collegiality, deliberation, openness, and a strong sense of humor.

Those interested in being considered for the position of Chief Advancement Officer will be passionate about Southern Vermont College’s mission to educate the coming generations’ leaders and about working with a faculty and staff dedicated to nurturing and guiding earnest and promising students. To apply for this position, applicants should submit a cover letter, résumé, and full contact information (including email addresses) for at least three professional references to Human Resources at jobs@svc.edu. Application review will begin immediately, and those received prior to January 31, 2016 will receive full consideration. The anticipated start date is around July 1, 2016.

Southern Vermont College, founded in 1974 but with roots extending to 1926, is a small, select, liberal arts college located on a mountainside campus overlooking the Green Mountains. The College 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.


Assistant Professor of Human Services

Southern Vermont College seeks a candidate to fill the full-time position of Assistant Professor of Human Services. The successful candidate will join a faculty committed to excellence in teaching, institutional and community service, and professional scholarship. He or she will teach three courses across the curriculum each semester within a laboratory-learning format. In addition, he or she will serve on various committees that offer an opportunity to play a significant role in shaping the curriculum and evaluating programs.

Qualifications
A doctoral degree in Human Services or a related field is preferred. Well qualified candidates with a Masters in Social Work will be considered. Candidates should be able to demonstrate significant teaching experience emphasizing an ability to teach across various modes of active learning (e.g., auditory, visual, and kinesthetic) and a history of applied experience in the field. Evidence of working with community organizations and development of treatment and intervention programs is preferred.

The College
Southern Vermont College is a private, four-year institution with approximately 460 students located in the Green Mountains in the town of Bennington, Vermont. Grounded in the liberal arts, Southern Vermont College is committed to fostering students who engage and excel in their communities and professional careers. We believe in the full potential of every member of our community and embrace diversity in all its forms.

To Apply
Email a letter of interest, current curriculum vitae or resume, a teaching statement (including a teaching philosophy) and the names and telephone numbers of three professional references to Human Resources at jobs@svc.edu. Application review will begin January 19, 2016 and the position will remain open until filled.  Southern Vermont College is an equal opportunity employer and 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 Criminal Justice

Southern Vermont College seeks a candidate to fill the full-time position of Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice. The successful candidate will join a faculty that is committed to excellence in teaching, institutional and community service and professional scholarship. He or she will teach three courses across the Criminal Justice curriculum each semester within a laboratory-learning format. In addition, he or she will serve on various committees that offer an opportunity to play a significant role in shaping the curriculum and evaluating programs.

Qualifications
A Doctoral Degree in Criminal Justice Criminal Justice is preferred but well-qualified candidates with a JD or Masters will be considered. Individuals with expertise in probation and parole, corrections and/or public policy will receive extra consideration. Candidates should possess significant teaching experience with an ability to teach in many different styles across the [criminal justice] curriculum especially in active learning styles in order to engage different types of learners.

The College
Southern Vermont College is a private, four-year institution with approximately 460 students located in the Green Mountains in the town of Bennington Vermont. Grounded in liberal arts, Southern Vermont College is committed to fostering students who engage and excel in their communities and professional careers. We believe in the full potential of every member of our community and embrace diversity in all its forms.

To Apply
E-mail a letter of interest, current curriculum vitae or resume, a teaching statement (including a teaching philosophy) and the names and telephone numbers of three professional references to Human Resources at jobs@svc.edu. Application review will begin on January 19, 2016, and the position will remain open until filled. Southern Vermont College is an equal opportunity employer and 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 - Division of Science and Technology

Southern Vermont College seeks adjunct faculty for the Spring 2016 semester in the following three courses:

Human Nutrition - Anatomy & Physiology I - General Biology II

The Division of Science and Technology provides the science and mathematics coursework for the College’s healthcare programs as well as its core curriculum. The Division includes majors in Biological Sciences and Radiologic Sciences.  

The successful candidates will possess the following:

•    Master’s in appropriate field required, Ph.D. preferred;
•    Previous teaching experience;
•    Outstanding competencies in facilitating a depth of new learning in a student-centered, interactive, “laboratory learning” environment;
•    Demonstrated experience with excellent learning facilitation in online course environments; and
•    Sensitivity to and understanding of the needs and abilities of first-generation college students;

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 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.


Adjunct Faculty in American Sign Language - Division of Humanities

Southern Vermont College is seeking an adjunct faculty member to instruct students in American Sign Language. Course is taught in person at the SVC campus in Bennington.  

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: 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 for Spring 2016 semester. 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.


EMPLOYMENT APPLICATION

EMPLOYMENT APPLICATION (download pdf version)


Shuttle Drivers (Part Time)

Southern Vermont College (SVC) is recruiting for two part-time (20-24 hours per week) Shuttle Drivers. Responsibilities include driving a fifteen (15) passenger van, or a larger passenger vehicle, on regularly scheduled routes on campus and/or from campus to off campus destinations ensuring the safe arrival of passengers. Drivers with a CDL will be given preference and be compensated at a higher rate when operating a vehicle that requires a driver with a CDL.

The work schedules of part-time Shuttle Drivers may include day, afternoon and evening shifts, including holidays and weekends. Base starting rate is $10.50 per hour. Hours spent operating a vehicle that requires a driver with a CDL will be compensated at $12 per hour.

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 passenger driving experience is preferred.

To apply, submit a completed application form to Human Resources via e-mail at jobs@svc.edu or Human Resources, Room 200, Southern Vermont College, 982 Mansion Drive, Bennington, VT 05201. Application forms are available on the SVC Web site: www.svc.edu or from Human Resources. 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.


Campus Safety Officer (Full Time)

Southern Vermont College (SVC) is recruiting for a full-time Campus Safety Officer. 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.

The work schedule for a Campus Safety Officer may include day, afternoon, evening or night shifts, including holidays and weekends. Starting wage is $12 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 or safety experience is preferred.

To apply, submit a completed application form to Human Resources via e-mail at jobs@svc.edu or Human Resources, Room 200, Southern Vermont College, 982 Mansion Drive, Bennington, VT 05201. Application forms are available on the SVC Web site: www.svc.edu or from Human Resources. 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.