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Reporting to the Chief Financial Officer and Vice President for Administration, the Controller is responsible for maintaining the accuracy and transparency of the college’s accounting records and timely reporting to senior management and other constituents.

  • Directs and oversees the operations of the Bursar's Office, unrestricted and restricted accounting, finance systems management, payroll, accounts payable, investments, and accounts receivable. Other areas of responsibility will include audit preparation (financial statement audit and A-133 compliance audit), cash management, tax return preparation, bank reporting and budgeting and analysis as needed.
  • Working closely with the CFO, formulates goals and objectives for the department in accordance with the overall mission and goals of the institution.
  • Ensures transactional standards that are consistent throughout the College, and comply with State and Federal fiscal management laws and regulations, and generally accepted accounting standards.
  • Directs and oversees the hiring, development, management, and evaluation of departmental staff. Direct reports include a Financial Analyst, Human Resources & Accounts Payable Coordinator, Bursar, and HR & Payroll Assistant.

Click here for a more detailed job description. The deadline for applicants is 9/9/16. To apply, please send letter of interest and CV to Erica Hare at

Assistant Program Director, MFA in Film

The MFA in Film Assistant Director assists with the day-to-day routine functioning of the Program and residency. The Assistant Director creates/maintains databases and processing for student records; is responsible for related communications with relevant College offices; is responsible for regular communications with students/faculty regarding semester business; and maintains the program’s online learning management system (the Film Commons). In concert with the Program Director, the Assistant Director assists with planning residency periods and related activities as well as orienting new faculty and students. This part-time, non-benefited position requires a high level of attention to detail, ability to multitask, and strong written and verbal communication skills. Click here for more details in the job description. To apply, please send pdf of letter of interest and CV to Stephen Pite at

Financial Aid Coordinator

Vermont College of Fine Arts seeks a Financial Aid Coordinator. This is a part-time, permanent position in a graduate arts educational community. The Financial Aid Coordinator guides prospective and currently enrolled students through the financial aid process from application to loan repayment, providing information and resources on scholarships, fellowships, educational loans and other financial aid. This position serves as financial aid liaison with admissions staff, program directors, and financial aid services. In addition, this position counsels prospective and currently enrolled students on the telephone and through written/email correspondence, ensures student awareness of various financial aid sources by providing information and answering questions, provides financial aid reports, and conducts year round financial aid information conference calls and one on one appointments as needed. Bachelor's degree required, 1 - 3 years related experience, ability to discuss financial matters with students, excellent customer service and interpersonal skills. Financial aid experience and knowledge of Title IV regulations in a higher education setting is a plus. This position reports to the V.P. for Enrollment Management. Application deadline is August 19, 2016. Please submit letter and resume to Betsy Barnett at

MFA in Writing & Publishing Faculty

The MFA in Writing & Publishing Program is seeking to expand our pool of qualified part-time faculty to teach graduate-level writing courses on a semester-by-semester basis. This call is not for visiting traveling faculty for our three-week courses, but rather for semester-long courses that meet twice weekly in Montpelier. Interested faculty must be local to VCFA campus and available to come to campus twice a week to teach seminar/workshop hybrid courses.

The MFA in Writing & Publishing is a cross-genre, 2-year residential program on the Vermont College of Fine Arts campus in Montpelier, VT. Our unique curriculum focuses both on the craft of writing and the art of publishing. With our professional development curriculum woven into our workshop/manuscript focus, we give writing students the tools to write book and to survive as writers in a constantly shifting literary landscape.

Minimum Qualifications: Graduate MFA/MA level teaching experience, and at least 2 books published by reputable presses. Ability to teach in multiple genres a plus (please specify which in your query). Send letter of interest & CVs only to:

Miciah Bay Gault
Director, MFA Writing & Publishing
Vermont College of Fine Arts
36 College Street
Montpelier, VT 05602

Vermont College of Fine Arts is an Equal Opportunity Employer and welcomes applications from individuals who would enhance the richness of our community. VCFA does not discriminate on the basis of sex, race, color, age, religion, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, veteran status, or any other legally protected status.


Betsy Barnett

HR and Accounts Payable Coordinator

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