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Assistant Director, MFA in Writing for Children & Young Adults

VCFA is seeking an Assistant Director for the MFA in Writing for Children & Young Adults program. This is a full-time, permanent position with competitive benefits in a student-centered arts educational community. The Assistant Director communicates closely with the Program Director, enrolled students, program faculty, visiting writers, and other guests of the college. The AD coordinates the application process, related records, and data entry; 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 AD supports the Program Director on all planning and event details for residency periods and will need to follow a flexible schedule, particularly before and during residencies, requiring extended workdays and weekend hours during December/January and June/July.

This position requires a highly detail-oriented, flexible candidate with excellent written and verbal communication skills. The ideal candidate will be proficient in Microsoft Office applications, can quickly learn new software systems, and excels at multitasking. A minimum of BA or BFA is required, with experience in higher education a plus.

To apply, submit resume with references and a cover letter to Kerry Westhelle, Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until position is 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

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