Director of the MFA in Graphic Design Program

Vermont College of Fine Arts
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About the Job

Vermont College of Fine Arts welcomes applications for the Director of the MFA in Graphic Design Program. The Program Director is a managerial, administrative position reporting to the Academic Dean.

The Program Director provides administrative leadership for the program, working closely with the Faculty Chair(s), who provide academic leadership through a system of faculty governance. The Program Director role is characterized by administrative experience; a commitment to creating and fostering equity, inclusion, and belonging; entrepreneurial, managerial, and team-building abilities; attention to detail; demonstrated budget management experience; excellent writing and interpersonal communication skills; and ability to collaborate. General knowledge of and interest in the culture of design and the arts is preferred. This is not a faculty appointment, and does not include teaching duties.

Successful candidates will have experience in higher education that includes: demonstrated aptitude for collaborative leadership; familiarity with post-secondary educational institutions and organizational systems; a background working with adult students; entrepreneurial, managerial, and team-building abilities; a customer service orientation toward various constituencies; and exemplary written, oral and interpersonal communication skills. Experience with low-residency, online, or remote education a plus. A masters degree in higher education administration, non-profit management, a related field, or comparable experience is preferred.

VCFA administrative offices are in Montpelier, VT.  This position can be performed in-person, hybrid, or remotely.  Travel to residencies is required, and other travel may be required as necessary.

Candidates are encouraged to consult VCFA’s website to acquaint themselves with our distinctive academic schedule, unique pedagogy, and educational philosophy. Please see full job description here. To apply, please send the following to with “Program Director, MFA in Graphic Design” in the subject line:

  1. Cover Letter
  2. CV/Resume
  3. Statement on Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion, outlining your professional skills, accomplishments, experience, and willingness to engage in activities to enhance diversity, equity, and inclusion.

For full consideration, submit an application by 12/16/22. Position will remain open until filled.

Employer's Approach to Diversity, Equity, & Belonging

VCFA is committed to building an inclusive community free of social bias. At VCFA, diversity and inclusion are rooted in the organization’s core values and woven into the fabric of our culture. VCFA recognizes the value of diversity in persons and 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.

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