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Current Openings:

  • Executive Director of Marketing & Communications
  • Workshop Faculty to Teach Course on English Language Learners (ELL) for Art Education Teachers, Summer 2017


Executive Director of Marketing & Communications

Vermont College of Fine Arts seeks a proven higher education leader to advance College-wide marketing, communications and branding initiatives. The Executive Director for Marketing and Communications will be responsible for planning, implementation, and evaluation of effective marketing, advertising, and communications to ensure that College enrollment goals are met.

A direct report to the President and a member of the College's senior staff, the Executive Director will be a key position in the overall enrollment management process and supervise a small but busy marketing staff. Ideal candidate will have exceptionally strong interpersonal skills, a systematic mind and a demonstrated track record of increasing responsibility in higher education marketing and/or enrollment.

The Executive Director will be responsible for all College marketing and publications including collateral materials, public relations, and annual alumni magazine, manage the planning of the annual Vermont Book Award Gala, develop and execute marketing and branding strategies to positively impact the College's brand and the College’s enrollment, and be the College's liaison to an outside lead-generation marketing firm. 

This position leads staff in the development of marketing and ad plans, works collaboratively with senior staff to develop strategic enrollment goals, oversees digital and advertising copy content, and executes communications workflows. Primary outcomes are supporting long-term strategic enrollment growth of increasingly more highly qualified students (regionally, nationally, and internationally); and productive partnerships with staff, faculty, and external partners.

General Minimum Qualifications: Bachelor's degree required. Minimum of five years of experience in higher education or related fields including strategic marketing leadership, public relations, publications, and marketing required. 

Additional Specific Minimum Qualifications: Demonstrated success in designing and implementing an effective client-centered, data-driven marketing and advertising plan oriented toward enrollment growth. Demonstrated success in collaborating with teams to meet growth goals. Dynamic, accountable, and entrepreneurial. Familiarity with multiple technologies including client relationship management systems, desktop publishing software, new and emerging web technologies, as well as other standard office applications including MS Office (Word, Excel, and PowerPoint) required. Experience with data reporting and analysis for enrollment management decisions-making required. Experience managing a complex website and delivering services via the web required. Excellent project management, writing, editing, analytical, and interpersonal communication skills required.

Preferred Qualifications: Advanced degree desirable. 

Resume and cover letters will be accepted until April 28, 2017 and should be sent via email to

Workshop Faculty to Teach Course on English Language Learners (ELL) for Art Education Teachers, Summer 2017

VCFA offers several workshops each summer for Art Education MA and MAT students to further enhance their teaching practice. The aim of this workshop is to provide forward thinking information and strategies about supporting ELL students in inclusive art environments. This one-day workshop on ELL is designed to meet the needs of beginning art teachers to develop familiarity with teaching ELL students and communicating with their families. 

It will be the responsibility of the Workshop Leader to develop and lead the one-day workshop. The workshop should consider issues of language support in content area instruction; cultural and community needs of a diverse population; class climate and differentiation; and equity and inclusive education. At least half of the day should focus on providing accommodations to students with ELL in the art room through the examination of English language acquisition; strategies and methods of teaching English acquisition; and current trends in ELL/bilingual education.


  • Master’s Degree or PhD in ELL/ESL/TESOL education
  • Experience working with ELL K-12 students
  • Previous experience facilitating ELL professional development for teacher


  • Knowledge of Art Education
  • Experience working with diverse groups of students


  • Write the syllabus and prepare a Google site for the course.
  • Develop and lead a one-day workshop on ELL issues, helping prepare pre-service students to work with diverse learners.
  • During the summer of 2017, faculty will be required to be in residency in Montpelier, VT to teach and meet with administrators for the dates of July 14th and 15th.  Room and board is provided on campus, travel to and from the college will be reimbursed.
  • VCFA faculty are expected to attend 2-3 online training sessions and faculty meetings throughout the year.

Questions regarding the school and/or the open position may be directed to Marni Leikin ( See Graduate Studies in Art & Design Education for program information.

How to Apply: Email the following documents to Program Director Marni Leikin ( one page letter of interest, CV, past ELL course syllabi, and the names and email addresses of three professional references.

Open positions at VCFA will be posted to this page as they become available; listings will be removed once positions are filled.

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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