2018 Best Places to Work in VermontNamed as one of the "Best Places To Work in Vermont" for the past six years, VCFA prides itself on being the arts hub of central Vermont and one of the biggest and best employers in this remarkable small city.

Montpelier truly is the place to have the idyllic New England experience you always imagined. With an abundant weekly farmer's market, our many outstanding locally-sourced restaurants, and our diverse downtown storefronts, Montpelier has emerged as one of the most livable and dynamic capital cities in the country. With a population of about 8,000, Montpelier is one of the smallest state capitals in the country, but it is also among the most forward-thinking.

Current Openings:

MFA in Writing for Children & Young Adults Program Director

Status: Full-time, salaried
Reports to: Academic Dean

We are seeking a candidate who will:

  • Manage the strategic direction, organization, and operations of program
  • Oversee and direct the student admission and enrollment process
  • Oversee student retention and progress through the program
  • Collaborate with the faculty in the faculty hiring, retention, and termination process
  • Supervise program staff and program office

The Program Director is a managerial, administrative position reporting to the Academic Dean. The Program Director has primary responsibility for the program, working in close collaboration with the Faculty Chair to ensure academic excellence. The Program Director role is characterized by exceptional collaboration skills, administrative experience, an entrepreneurial temperament, attention to detail, demonstrated budget management experience, and excellent organizational, writing, and interpersonal communication skills. This is not a faculty position.

To apply, please send your resume and cover letter to [email protected].

Human Resources & Payroll Assistant

Status: Full-time, salaried
Reports to: Controller

As a member of the VCFA Finance team this position will provide human resource, payroll, and administrative support.  The ideal candidate is friendly, responsible, detail- and service-oriented, highly organized, and comfortable working in a fast-paced setting.

Requirements: Two years human resources experience; associate’s degree preferred; ADP (or similar payroll experience) is a plus.



  • Helps onboard new employees—ensures new hire paperwork, including background checks, are completed
  • Maintains employee files with all required documents
  • Assists employees with HR processing and questions
  • Assists managers with postings for open positions


  • Collect and enter employee hours into payroll
  • Enter new employee information into payroll system
  • Update ADP with employee changes as needed
  • Responsible for ADP reporting and biweekly payroll processing
  • Eventual ownership of all HR components of ADP
  • Maintain sick and vacation time balances
  • Provides ADP reporting for workers compensation audit, and as needed

Administrative Support:

  • Maintain insurance policy records and policy information
  • Prepare cash receipts and make weekly bank deposits
  • Liaise with benefits representatives as needed
  • Assist the AP/HR Coordinator as needed
  • Other ad hoc human resource projects as needed

To apply, please send your resume and cover letter to [email protected].

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.


Betsy Barnett

HR & Accounts Payable Coordinator
[email protected]

VCFA is a part of the Breastfeeding-Friendly Employer Project, which recognizes businesses that support working families as they transition from home to the workplace.

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