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


Associate Provost for Student Affairs and Dean of Students

Southern Vermont College seeks an energetic and strategic administrator to serve as Associate Provost for Student Affairs and Dean of Students. This is an exceptional opportunity for a dynamic student-affairs professional to provide leadership in student affairs and to work closely with academic affairs to develop innovative, student-focused programs and to blend in powerful ways students’ lives inside and outside of the classroom, laboratory, and studio. The anticipated start date for this position is July 1, 2016, or as soon as possible thereafter.

The Associate Provost for Student Affairs and Dean of Students will oversee and manage the Student Affairs Division. Areas of direct responsibility for the Dean of Students will include Health Services, Counseling Services, Residence Life, Student Engagement and Involvement, Student Conduct, Student Organizations, and the Student Government Association. In addition, the Associate Provost for Student Affairs and Dean of Students will work with others within the Office of the Provost to ensure a College environment that is rich with support services and that emphasizes student engagement and learning; that provides an environment concerned with students’ well-being and intellectual, social, and psychological development; and that creates and maintains support services that help students succeed.

Reporting to the Provost and Dean of the College, the Associate Provost for Student Affairs and Dean of Students will serve as a member of the Dean’s Council and will, among other duties and responsibilities,

-    Provide leadership for ongoing strategic and fiscal planning within the Division of Student Affairs and in connection with the Provost and other colleagues within the Division of Academic Affairs;
-    Manage budgets within the Division and oversee those of units within the Division;
-    Oversee all elements of Divisional assessment of student learning and of desired outcomes;
-    Manage long-range planning within the Division;
-    Work closely with the Provost and others in creating, planning, and overseeing all elements of the first-year experience;
-    Provide leadership student-related crisis management, diversity initiatives, and the coordination of alcohol and drug policies;
-    Supervise, evaluate, and develop administrative staff within the Division;
-    Participate in College-wide committees and task forces including the Enrollment Management Committee, the Case Management Committee, the Diversity Committee, the Committee on Institutional Assessment, and the Academic and Student Affairs Committee of the Board of Trustees;
-    Work closely with the Title IX Coordinator and oversee student discipline and enforcement of the Student Code of Conduct;
-    Serve as a member of the orientation committee and provide assistance to Admissions on planning and execution of summer and mid-year orientation exercises for new and transfer students (both residential and commuting);
-    Help identify and support distressed students, including counseling and advising those with behavioral or other challenges;
-    Respond as necessary to students’ health and safety incidents, including response to campus emergencies at any time during the week and during weekends;
-    Attend all Admissions-related events as necessary and deliver presentations, public and compliance-related reports, and trainings as needed;
-    Serve as ambassador for the College with alumni, parents, students, community leaders, and professional colleagues and represent the College by playing an active role in community organizations; and
-    Work continuously with the Provost and others within his office to provide students an invigorating, integrated, and involving undergraduate learning environment.

The successful candidate will be a recognized leader within student affairs and will possess a history of being student-centered, collegial, accessible, inclusive, interactive, and a results-oriented supporter of student endeavors. The ideal candidate for this full-time, twelve-month position will possess:

-    The minimum of a Master’s degree (doctorate preferred) in an appropriate area of specialization such as student affairs administration or higher education administration;
-    A minimum of six years of significant and broad leadership experience in a student affairs administrative position at the collegiate level;
-    A demonstrated ability to enhance the College experience of a diverse student population;
-    A record of solid and well exercised financial and budget-management skills;
-    A track record of building programs from idea to assessment;
-    A passion for and clearly demonstrated ability for working closely with faculty and academic staff to build and run programs that support and enhance student learning and maturation;
-    A demonstrated ability to work with a dynamic, diverse, and engaged student population, both individually and in groups;
-    Proven ability to manage multiple projects and work well with all levels of personnel;
-    Demonstrated connection with professional organizations (e.g., NASPA) and national trends in integrating students’ curricular and co-curricular learning environments (e.g., BTtoP);
-    Exceptional verbal and written communication and interpersonal skills and notable ability in facilitating collaboration, managing conflict, and building effective teams; and
-    Possess ever-present personal qualities of being a creative problem-solver, patient and unflappable and dedicated, a “getting to yes” disposition, and an indefatigable sense of humor.

Those interested in being considered for the position of Associate Provost for Student Affairs and Dean of Students will be passionate about Southern Vermont College’s mission to educate the coming generations’ leaders and about working with the Provost and Dean of the College and 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.

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.


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.


Assistant Director of Admissions

Southern Vermont College is seeking candidates for the full-time position of Assistant Director of Admissions responsible for the recruitment of prospective students. Ideal candidates will have a positive attitude, and experience building effective results oriented relationships with high schools and community colleges. The Assistant Director will attend college fairs, visit high schools and community colleges, meet with prospective students and their families, school counselors, participate in various on and off campus recruitment events, and coordinate special projects. This position will report to the Vice President and Dean of Admissions.
Requirements include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • 1-2 years of college admissions experience
  • Ability to effectively communicate the positive impact of higher education to a variety of people, such as prospective high school and transfer students, school counselors, parents and guardians, plus members of the College community
  • Excellent organizational, written, verbal and presentation skills
  • Ability to work in a team environment and independently
  • Good time management and attention to detail
  • Ability to meet deadlines, function well under pressure in a fast-paced environment and meet or exceed enrollment goals
  • Strong computer skills with Microsoft Office suite, Google Docs, Prezi and student information systems (CAMS a plus) and
  • A current valid driver’s license and clear driving record
To apply, e-mail a letter of interest, current resume, and three professional references to Human Resources at jobs@svc.edu. 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.