Employment Opportunities

Founded in 1926, Southern Vermont College offers a liberal arts education with 16 academic degree programs for approximately 500 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 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.





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.


Adjunct Faculty - Division of Science and Technology

Southern Vermont College seeks adjunct faculty for the Spring 2015 semester in the following courses:

Introduction and College Algebra; Statistics: Microbiology; General Physics II and General Chemistry II.

The Division of Science and Technology is committed to excellence in education and 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.

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 500 students.
 
To apply, e-mail curriculum vitae, statement of teaching philosophy and research interests, and contact information for three professional references to Human Resources at jobs@svc.edu. Application review will begin immediately and continue until the positions are 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/Transfer Coordinator

Southern Vermont College is seeking candidates for the position of Assistant Director of Admissions/Transfer Coordinator. This is a full-time, twelve-month position responsible for the recruitment of prospective students with a special focus on the recruitment of transfer students. Ideal candidates will have a positive attitude, and experience building effective results oriented relationships with high schools and community colleges. The Assistant Director/Transfer Coordinator will attend college fairs, visit high schools and community colleges, meet with prospective students and their families, school and transfer counselors, participate in various on and off campus recruitment events, and coordinate special projects.  This position will report to the Assistant Dean of Admissions.

Requirements include, but are not limited to the following:
•    Bachelor’s Degree;
•    1-2 years 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.


Regional Admissions Counselors

Southern Vermont College is seeking two Regional Admissions Counselors (RACs) for full-time, temporary appointments starting August 24, 2015, through November 13, 2015, to assist in the recruitment of prospective students. Extensive travel is required after two weeks of initial training in Bennington, Vermont.  RACs spend ten weeks on the road, including evening and weekend commitments, attending college fairs, visiting high schools and community colleges, meeting with prospective students and high school counselors, and participating in regional and campus-based recruitment events and activities.  

Ideal candidates will have a positive attitude, and have been energetic, active participants in their own college experience by taking advantage of opportunities such as membership in student clubs, organizations, government, campus ambassador programs, or having completed an internship or other similar off-campus experience.

Reporting to the Assistant Dean of Admissions, these temporary positions provide an excellent opportunity to gain professional experience for individuals interested in pursuing a career in Admissions.

Requirements include, but are not limited to the following:
•    Bachelor’s Degree;
•    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; and
•    A current valid driver’s license and clear driving record.

Salary: $2,400 per month. The College covers travel related costs, including rental car, gas, parking, tolls, lodging, food and fees associated with college fairs.

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 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.


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 close on July 8, 2015. 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.


Administrative Assistant

Southern Vermont College is seeking an Administrative Assistant for the Office of Admissions. This is a full-time, twelve-month position for a person who has excellent customer service and organization skills, and the ability to handle sensitive and confidential information in a professional manner. The ideal candidate will be a team player with the ability to work independently and have excellent written and oral communication skills with attention to detail. In addition to providing general office support, she or he will provide assistance to the Dean of Admissions and coordinate prospective student campus visits.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:   
•    Assist the Dean with budget record-keeping, process invoices and RFPs, calendar management, plus reports, projects, special events and research;
•    Assist with general office operations and administrative tasks, e.g. scanning documents, scheduling meetings, answering phones, note taking, purchasing processes and opening/closing procedures of Wagner House;
•    Meet and greet prospective students, families and other visitors, coordinate campus visits to include scheduling and confirming appointments; 
•    Work closely with the supervisor of student Campus Ambassadors regarding work-study tasks, projects and schedules; providing supervision assistance when necessary.

Minimum qualifications include an Associate’s Degree plus two years relevant experience; ability to function well under pressure and proven ability to follow up with others to ensure agreements and commitments are fulfilled; good computer skills with Microsoft Office suite, Google Docs, Prezi and student information systems (CAMS a plus).

Availability for occasional evening and weekend work is required for Open Houses and other enrollment related events or functions. A current valid driver's license, and clear driving record, are required.

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. The closing date for acceptance of applications is July 17, 2015. 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.


Special Assistant to the Provost

Southern Vermont College is searching for a Special Assistant to the Provost. This is a full-time, twelve-month appointment for a talented individual to assist the institution’s chief academic officer and help advance the mission of a national liberal arts college. The successful candidate will be tech savvy, possess extraordinary organizational and communication skills, and have extensive experience managing confidential matters in a complex executive office. 

Because the incumbent will work with faculty and staff, students, alumnae, Trustees and the greater community, the successful candidate will have excellent interpersonal skills and quickly acquire knowledge of College policies, procedures and operations. She or he will support the Provost in daily tasks such as managing his calendar, managing office communications and handling telephone and written correspondence, and arranging travel. In addition, the Special Assistant will assist the Provost with strategic tasks, including special events, research projects, faculty recruitment activities, budget management, communication and community activities. He or she will occasionally represent the Office of the Provost to internal and external constituencies.

Minimum requirements include:
•    Bachelor’s degree plus three years of relevant experience;
•    Ability to manage confidential information and contact with internal and external constituencies with flexibility and discretion;
•    Extensive experience with the full Microsoft Office suite on a Windows based platform; and
•    Exceptional communication skills, both verbal and written.

Preferred qualities include prior experience in a small educational institution, and experience working in a visible role that requires considerable confidentiality, tact and sensitivity.

The College:
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. Visit www.svc.edu for more information.

To apply, e-mail a letter of interest, current resume, two writing samples, 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 10, 2015 will receive full consideration with an anticipated start date in early August. Otherwise 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.


Director of Counseling

The Director of Counseling Services is a full-time, 12-month position reporting to the Dean of Students. The successful candidate will demonstrate broad generalist clinical skills, display the ability to handle a busy caseload and be committed to providing high quality therapeutic services to college students.

Responsibilities:
•    Supervise, train and evaluate part-time counseling staff;
•    Intake/assessment; individual, couples and group counseling;
•    Crisis intervention, consultation and outreach programming;
•    Availability for consult regarding mental health crisis issues after hours;
•    Conduct workshops and training programs for students, faculty and staff;
•    Participate on committees and collaborate with offices on campus, within the confines of confidentiality; and
•    Ensure policies and procedures in the counseling center follow current trends in best practice and meet all relevant ethical and legal standards.

Preferred qualities include:
•    Doctorate in clinical or counseling psychology (Ph.D., Psy.D., etc.);
•    Licensed psychologist in Vermont or license eligible within 12 months of hire;
•    Interest and/or experience working with college students in a counseling environment;
•    Well-developed counseling, risk assessment, consultation and supervision skills;
•    Ability and experience in working with diverse populations;
•    Capacity to collaborate with all members of the campus community;
•    Willingness to model acceptance, respect, approachability, trust and warmth toward students;
•    Excellent record keeping practices; knowledge of, and attention to, ethical and legal issues in clinical treatment within an institutional setting; and
•    Exceptional oral and written communication skills.

Minimum Requirements:
An earned Master's degree in counseling, clinical psychology, or social work. Should be licensed or license eligible as a mental health counselor, psychologist or social worker in Vermont. The ideal candidate will have 5 years of experience and competency in risk assessment and treatment; short-term psychotherapy; and assessment and treatment of alcohol/drug abuse. Candidates with or working toward a PhD preferred.

To apply, e-mail a letter of interest, current resume, and the names and telephone numbers of three professional references to the attention of 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.