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Director of Development

Full-time, salary
Reports To: Chief Financial Officer

Vermont College of Fine Arts seeks applications for the position of Director of Development to serve as the organization’s Chief Advancement Officer.  The Director of Development will report to the Executive Vice President of Administration/Chief Financial Officer and work with her and the college President to plan and execute the overall strategy for advancement. This will include grant development, annual and capital campaigns, donor reporting for scholarships and grants, coordinating wealth research for prospective donors and soliciting major and planned gifts. 

The Director of Development will establish and implement the advancement strategy in support of the College’s mission. He/she will provide leadership for advancement, development and planning, and will oversee a part-time assistant. 

Key responsibilities of the Development Director include:

  • Designing and implementing comprehensive fundraising strategies for the college’s annual fund as well as restricted and invested funds.
  • Meeting or exceeding fundraising goals each fiscal year
  • Serving as liaison from the Office of Institutional Advancement to the Board of Trustees and appropriate Board committees.
  • Working with the President to gain more positive exposure for the school with potential donors.
  • Managing the administration of the Institutional Advancement office, including management of departmental budget and supervising a part-time assistant.
  • Representing the College at various community events and fund-raising activities, and overseeing the planning and execution of development events.
  • Representing the College at internal and external meetings. 
  • Providing timely and accurate revenue information used to support financial decision-making by the College. 
  • Working flexible hours as necessary, and travel as necessary to meet with prospective donors and organize and attend numerous offsite events.

The successful candidate should have a proven track record in fundraising and comprehensive knowledge of all major advancement functions, including the ability to solicit and close major gifts. The position requires excellent communication skills and the ability to develop, nurture and maintain key relationships, internally and externally.

See complete job description here.

Resume and cover letter can be emailed to [email protected]


Campus Relations Position — Part-Time, Weekends

This part-time (Sat. & Sun., 12-hour shifts) position is part of the facilities department reporting to the Assistant Director of Facilities. Also works closely with Campus Services Coordinator and Housekeeping Manager. Key responsibilities include: providing assistance to academic programs and answering calls; maintaining work logs; reporting progress on duties and projects to supervisor; basic housekeeping; painting; event set-up; deep cleaning; trash removal and other duties as assigned.

Qualifications: High School diploma, GED, or comparable work experience in facilities, janitorial or hospitality sectors required; ability to multi-task and extreme attention to detail are critical.

To apply please contact Tanya Patterson, [email protected] or call 828-8528 or apply online.


Facilities/Housekeeping Position – Full-time

This full-time position is part of the facilities department reporting to the Assistant Director of Facilities. Also, works closely with Campus Services Coordinator and Housekeeping Manager. Key responsibilities include: providing assistance to specialized facilities positions including the carpenter, grounds keeper, and plumber. Specific duties to include set-ups for academic programs and events; small building and other special projects; answering calls; basic housekeeping; deep cleaning; trash removal; and other duties as assigned.

Qualifications –HS diploma, GED or comparable work experience in facilities, janitorial or hospitality sectors required; ability to multi-task, team player and extreme attention to detail critical.

To apply, please contact Tanya Patterson, [email protected] or call 828-8528, or apply online


Statement of Diversity and Inclusivity

VCFA is committed to building an inclusive community free of social bias and exclusion. At VCFA, diversity and inclusion are rooted in the organization’s core values, which are woven into the fabric of our culture. VCFA recognizes the value of diversity in persons and in perspectives; values people and the differences that they bring to the organization; and creates an environment in which all staff members feel respected personally and professionally, and have opportunities in which to thrive.

Just as the work done on campus benefits from differing viewpoints, perspectives and experiences, VCFA recognizes inclusion and diversity as imperative for the success of its mission. As an equal opportunity employer, attracting, developing and retaining the best employees gives VCFA access to new ideas, promotes better decision making and creates a working environment that promotes mutual respect, cooperation, acceptance, and productivity among people from varying backgrounds.

Contact:

Betsy Barnett

HR & Accounts Payable Coordinator
[email protected]
802-828-8731


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