Employment Opportunities

Assistant Director of Recreation and Outdoor Programs

Landmark College, located in southern Vermont, is the premier 2- and 4-year institution for students who learn differently.  As the nation’s first accredited college for bright students with learning disabilities, ADHD, and ASD, Landmark is committed to providing the best support for students in and outside the classroom. 

Under the direction of the Director of Athletics, Fitness and Recreation, the Assistant Director of Recreation and Outdoor Programs is responsible for the development and execution of student recreational programs, intramural programs, outdoor programs and facilities, operational management of the Click Family Sports Center, and managing all publicity and marketing for the Athletics, Fitness & Recreation department. 

Required skills and qualifications include; a Bachelor’s Degree in Recreation, Adventure Education, Sports Management, Physical Education or related field, a Master’s degree preferred. Additional qualifications include certified ropes course and rock climbing instructor, ability to plan, organize, and execute events and activities, CPR/First Aid & AED certification, ability to obtain shuttle driving certification and the ability to develop connections with local outdoor programs and resources.

Diversifying the student body, faculty, and administration is congruent with Landmark’s mission. We value diverse populations and cultures, including, but not limited to, ethnicity, gender, gender identity, national origin, neuro-diversity, race, religion.

Review of résumés will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. The anticipated start date is July 1, 2016. Interested individuals should apply with a cover letter and résumé (including references) to the Director of Human Resources: humanresources@landmark.edu. Landmark College is an EO/AA/Vet/Disability Employer.

Assistant Director of Institutional Research

Landmark College, located in beautiful southern Vermont, is the nation’s premier institution of higher education for students who learn differently.  We have an immediate opening for an Assistant Director of Institutional Research.

Reporting to the Director of Institutional Research, responsibilities of this position include data collection from internal and external sources, creating, updating, and maintaining Excel or Access databases; creating reports; completing ad hoc data requests; providing data for reporting and projects; researching topics as assigned; completing routine reporting and surveying; preparing correspondence and generating tables, charts, figures, and graphs for reports or presentations.

Qualifications: Bachelor's or Master’s degree in the social or behavioral sciences, math, statistics, computer science, business analytics, or economics (including courses in research methods and statistics); and two to four years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience. High degree of organizational ability in order to multi-task and meet required deadlines. Ability to work independently, and to manage project timelines, coordinate data, administrate reports, and survey processes. Excellent written and oral communication skills. The ability to effectively work with College personnel including administrators.

Must have proficiency in Adobe and Microsoft PowerPoint; intermediate Microsoft Word skill level; advanced Microsoft Excel skill level especially functions, calculations, Pivot Tables, and data features. Competence in using SPSS, integrated database technologies, and other technology useful in research is expected. Familiarity with Student Information Systems. A strong working knowledge of data analysis and statistics is required. A working familiarity with empirical research methods, qualitative and quantitative analysis, and survey administration, is required. Excellent research and summary skills. Must have the ability to exercise discretion with regard to sensitive data. Experience with computer programming and in higher education strongly preferred.

Landmark College offers competitive wages and an excellent benefits package. Qualified individuals must apply by cover letter, resume and the contact information of three references to: Human Resources, Landmark College, 19 River Road South, Putney, VT 05346. Electronic submissions are preferred: humanresources@landmark.edu. No phone calls please. Landmark College is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Assistant Professor in Computer Science

The Department of Mathematics and Computer Science at Landmark College in beautiful southern Vermont invites applications for an Assistant Professor in Computer Science. In fall 2015 the MacFarlane Science, Technology, and Innovation Center that houses the CS program was completed, and a B.S. in Computer Science was launched. This provides the new faculty member with a particularly exciting opportunity to join a young college with new STEM initiatives. Landmark College also provides a personalized learning experience to students with different learning styles, many of which bring unique talents well-suited to the evolving field of Computer Science. 

The new faculty member will provide undergraduate computer science and mathematics courses, with an opportunity to develop and deliver courses related to areas of experience and interest. Candidates in application areas such as databases, AI, systems, or graphics are especially encouraged to apply.  The faculty member will also provide scholarship in the field, including research efforts that involve undergraduate students eager to experience discovery and keen to apply concepts. They will also join others in grant proposal development.

Landmark College is the nation’s premier institution of higher education for students who learn differently, including those with dyslexia, attention deficit disorders, ASD, and gifted LD.  Our educational model is built around small class sizes, integrated technology, and an inclusive pedagogy. Landmark faculty understand that neurodiversity is a strength, not a weakness.

Qualifications: A doctoral degree in computer science or a related field is required (master’s degree considered).  A working knowledge of the nature of specific learning disabilities, an understanding of or willingness to learn principles of universal design for learning, and teaching experience at the college level are highly desirable. Candidates must demonstrate have the ability to teach a broad range of undergraduate Computer Science courses.

Interested individuals should apply with a cover letter (that addresses teaching and research qualifications), statement of teaching philosophy and research interests, CV, and full contact information for three references to the Director of Human Resources: humanresources@landmark.edu, or 19 River Road South, Putney, Vermont 05346.  Electronic submissions are preferred. Landmark College is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  

Technical Support Specialist I

Landmark College, located in beautiful southern Vermont and within easy driving distance to Boston and other major cities, is the nation’s premier institution of higher education for students who learn differently.  We have an immediate opening for a professional Technical Support Specialist I, reporting to the Manager of Technical Support Services.

The Technical Support Specialist I provides computer technical support services to students, faculty and staff, and in classrooms and labs.  This Specialist will troubleshoot and resolve problems with operating systems, application software, computers, printers and peripherals; repair and install hardware components on notebooks and desktops; answer service and resource related questions; configure, install and upgrade computers and software; perform tier one network troubleshooting, and work on special projects as assigned.    

Qualifications: High School diploma and demonstrated work history with progressively responsible assignments.  Expertise with Microsoft Windows including installation, setup, security, and maintenance.  Expertise setting up and troubleshooting Microsoft Office, Internet Explorer, antivirus software and Firefox.  General understanding of Novell NetWare.  Experience supporting Mac OS and hardware is beneficial, but not required.  Experience with common user problems, ability to diagnose hardware problems to the component level and solid understanding of operating system concepts required.  Excellent customer service, communication and organizational skills are essential, along with self-motivation, the ability to work with minimal supervision, and a desire to master new technologies and remain current in technical areas.  A+ software/hardware certification preferred and Lenovo computer repair certifications required within three months of hire date.

Landmark College offers competitive wages and an excellent benefits package. Qualified individuals must apply by cover letter, resume and the contact information of three references to: Human Resources, Landmark College, 19 River Road South, Putney, VT 05346. Electronic submissions are preferred: humanresources@landmark.edu. No phone calls please.  Landmark College is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Director of Online Learning

Landmark College, located in southern Vermont, is a premier 2- and 4-year institution for students who learn differently.  As the nation’s first accredited college for bright students with learning disabilities (LD; including dyslexia), ADHD, and ASD, Landmark is a mainstream college with a non-mainstream, resource-rich academic model.  As the College evolves and grows, we seek an experienced online programming professional for the position of Director of Online Learning.

Reporting to the Vice President for Academic Affairs, the Director is responsible for developing and managing online course and program elements at the undergraduate and graduate levels.  The Director has administrative responsibilities for operational areas of the emerging online division at Landmark College including recruiting and managing staff (including adjunct faculty); purchasing and procurement; budgeting; informing the effective marketing of online programs; coordinating online student support; and ensuring technical support for online learners.

Qualifications:  Master's or doctoral degree in Instructional Design and Technology, Instructional Systems, Educational Systems Educational Technology, or a related field is required.  Five (5) years of managerial and administrative experience directly related to distance learning and/or instructional technology in higher education is preferred, as is familiarity with ADA accommodations and universal design for learning principles.  Experience in online program development and management, as well as being in an online environment, including assessment of student outcomes, is required.

Preferred Qualifications:  Terminal degree (Ph.D. or Ed.D. preferred) from a regionally accredited institution.  Previous experience in an administrative role and experience managing an online learning organization within higher education.  Familiarity with processes for admissions, marketing, financial aid, program development and assessment associated within higher education.  Working knowledge and understanding of learning differences and accommodation law.  Marketing and/or market research and experience in grant writing is preferred.

Landmark College offers challenging employment with competitive salary and a comprehensive benefit program. Interested individuals should apply with a cover letter, statement of teaching philosophy and research interests, CV, and full contact information for three references to the Director of Human Resources: humanresources@landmark.edu. Landmark College is an Equal Opportunity Employer. 

Coordinator of Student Affairs, High School Summer Program (Temporary Position)

Department: Student Affairs/Short-Term Programs, High School Summer Program

Supervisor: Director Student Affairs, High School Summer Program

Dates: June 26-August 3, 2016 plus 5-10 hours per week starting shortly after the date of hire

Program begins on Friday, July 8 and ends on Saturday, July 30, 2016

Landmark College is seeking a motivated, independent, dynamic and organized individual with residential life and student affairs background in a secondary school or collegiate setting.  This is a temporary summer position in our acclaimed High School Summer Program.   The Coordinator of Student Affairs for the HSSP will serve as a primary member of the Student Affairs High School Program Management Team (including the Vice President of Student Affairs, Director of Short-Term Programs, Director of Student Affairs for the HSSP, Academic Director for the HSSP, and Coordinator of Health Services for the HSSP) and will provide operational oversight of the student life aspects of the HSSP.

For three decades, Landmark College has been the leader in creating successful learning strategies for students who learn differently. The High School Summer Program (HSSP) is a three-week summer residential program designed to build the skills of high school students.  Although a learning disability is not required for admission to the program, most students have a diagnosis of some learning difference, ADHD, or ASD.  All students in the HSSP are bright, talented, and college-bound.  The HSSP, through a range of activities, both academic and co-curricular, encourages students to develop greater self-understanding and self-advocacy skills, which allows them to become more independent and effective learners.

The HSSP Social Pragmatics Track is a 23-day summer residential program designed to build the social pragmatic as well as academic skills of high school students with ASD.  The program will run concurrent with our summer program for rising juniors and seniors but will offer separate housing and a smaller faculty/staff to student ratio.

Approximately 125 students are expected to enroll in the HSSP; 100 students in the Traditional track and 25 students in the Social Pragmatics Track.  Students are between the ages of 16 and 18 years old.

The primary work hours for this position are between 7:00 a.m. and 7:00 p.m. while the program is in session, Monday through Friday, and as needed on nights and weekends.

Primary Function:

  • Participate in planning and development work in preparation for the program execution.
  • Assist in the hiring of the residential staff.
  • Plan, facilitate, and attend mandatory training for the Student Affairs Team.  Plan & facilitate the training program for para-professional Student Affairs staff (Resident Assistants, Program Assistants and Night Proctors).
  • Supervise Resident Director, Resident Assistant, Program Assistant, and Night Proctor staff.
  • Develop daily and weekly program staffing schedules
  • Work in coordination with the Resident Director staff, who will serve a similar role from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 a.m.
  • Serve as the primary daytime coordinator for all communication and coordination between the Student Affairs and Academic program. 
  • Address high-level social, behavioral, and other student concerns.  Provide negotiation, problem identification and problem-solving options and skills for students. Provide mediations for conflict among students.
  • Serve as a contact for family and parent concerns. 
  • Serve as an on-call administrator for the duration of the program. Respond to emergency or other crisis situations that occur.
  • Consult and coordinate with Health Services staff, as needed.
  • Participate in all registration and orientation activities for students in the program.
  • In collaboration with the Resident Directors, develop and coordinate three evening programs, including the end-of-program celebration.
  • Maintain appropriate communication and information channels with the Management Team, keeping them informed of all program concerns both through formal and informal communication.
  • Maintain appropriate boundaries with students enrolled in the program and staff. 
  • Enforce regulations as outlined in the Student Handbook for the High School Summer Program.
  • Serve as a role model for all students and reporting staff on campus.
  • Participate in post-program evaluation sessions with program staff.
  • Provide other duties as appropriate and assigned by supervisors.

Required Qualifications & Skills:

  • Bachelor’s degree required (Master’s preferred) in the area of psychology, education or related field.
  • Three to five years of related experience.
  • Evidence of understanding of Learning Disabilities, ADHD and ASD.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills as well as strong interpersonal skills.
  • Experience supervising, presenting to, and training residential staff.
  • Adaptability to a changing environment that includes working independently as well as a member of a team.
  • Ability to make sound, reasonable decisions and exercise balanced judgment in evaluating situations.
  • Experience working with high school or college aged students in an academic or residential setting.
  • Current driver’s license and ability to successfully pass a criminal background check and driving check.

Compensation & Other Benefits

The Coordinator of Student Affairs for the High School Program will receive a total stipend of $7,000.  Stipend to be paid via biweekly payroll beginning shortly after date of hire through August 17, 2016. Other benefits include room and meals from June 26-August 3, 2016.**

Application

Qualified applicants should apply by completing an online application for the High School Program.  Applicants previously employed by the High School Program should submit a letter of intent.  In a letter of intent or cover letter, please include a list of references and specific reference to the your familiarity with learning disabilities, ADHD and/or ASD as well as relevant experience, attention to detail and writing ability. 

**In some instances, these benefits may be subject to federal income tax.

High School Summer Program Instructors

Department:  Short-Term Programs, Academic Affairs

Supervisor: Academic Director for the High School Summer Program

Dates of Instruction: Monday through Friday, July 11 – July 29 with additional required training dates to be determined.

About the program:

The High School Summer Program (HSSP) is a three-week summer residential program designed to build the skills of high school students with learning differences or ADHD through coursework, activities, experiential learning and the development of self-understanding and self-advocacy skills.

The HSSP Social Pragmatics Track is a 23-day summer residential program designed to build the social pragmatic as well as academic skills of high school students with ASD.  The program will run concurrent with our summer program for rising juniors and seniors but will offer separate housing and a smaller faculty/staff to student ratio.

Approximately 125 students are expected to enroll in the program; 100 students in the Traditional track and 25 students in the Social Pragmatics Track.

The primary focus of the academic portion of the High School Summer Program is to engage students in a curriculum that is developmentally appropriate, relevant, and demonstrates how learning can be both fun and exciting.  Instructors are encouraged to be creative and innovative in both pedagogy and curriculum. Multi-sensory and/or project-based activities that allow students, such as those with LD, ASD, and AD/HD, to discover new ways of learning social skills and strategies are encouraged.

The program curriculum is separated into three segments of course work: a core course that will provide a foundation for other coursework and activities in the program; a writing class that covers the basics of good writing; and general electives that will provide students with an opportunity to apply what they learn in both the core and the writing class.  Students take these three academic courses each weekday, and each course meets for 1 hour and 15 minutes.  Courses run at 9 a.m., 10:30 a.m. and at 1:30 p.m.

Currently, we are seeking to fill the following academic positions for summer 2016:

  • One Writing Instructor for Building Confidence as Writers (up to 3 sections): All the writing courses offered in the HSSP cover the basics of good writing: coherent thinking, expressive presentation, individual style and use of appropriate language. Building Confidence as Writers is a course is designed for students who find it difficult to generate effective writing in an academic setting in spite of their honest efforts to do so. By focusing on structure, process, and self-understanding, students can develop strategies and approaches to increase their success. High interest topics and assignments are designed to engage students and to encourage them to find meaningful connections to their writing.
  • One Biology and/or Environmental Science Instructor (up to 3 sections): In this elective course, students will learn about local wildlife, plants, and ecosystems, along with other basic concepts of ecology. Ideally, students will have the opportunity to take short field trips to local areas to study ecosystems and to practice scientific observation. Students will keep a field notebook, do a simple field project, and will be expected to maneuver over varying terrain.

Instructors in this program should be highly effective classroom managers with strong interpersonal and communications skills. Furthermore, instructors should possess a genuine love of working with high school-aged students of varying academic and developmental levels.

Specific responsibilities:

  • Provide instruction and course-related support to students enrolled in the High School Summer Program
  • Design and implement lesson plans consistent with goals and outcomes of High School Program session
  • Collaborate with Academic Director, other program instructors, and staff to design and deliver effective academic curricula
  • Attend scheduled meetings of instructors and staff, including planning session, instructor orientation sessions, regular instructors meetings, and post-program debriefings
  • Generate course syllabus
  • Provide instruction, facilitate student participation, and manage learning activities
  • Provide students with supplemental instruction as needed
  • Communicate to program administrators regarding disruptive student behaviors in and out of the classroom
  • Assess student performance using end-of-session written reports to individual students outlining their academic strengths and areas for future development
  • Communicate when appropriate with the Academic Director and other administrators regarding student difficulties
  • Attend at least one evening Academic Preparation session during the program.  Academic Prep is offered Monday – Thursday from 7 to 9 p.m.

Required qualifications and skills:

Essential qualifications include: Master’s Degree and/or experience teaching LD/ADHD/ASD students, including those with executive functioning difficulties; experience and a genuine commitment/desire to work with high school students; demonstrated effectiveness teaching students with LD, ASD, and/or AD/HD, as well as students with executive function difficulties; ability to practice effective classroom management skills and serve as a role model. Familiarity with Moodle a plus.

Compensation:

$1,800 for 1 section, $3000 for 2 sections, and $4,200 for 3 sections.  Section assignments depend upon enrollment and program needs.

Application procedure:

Internal Landmark College candidates should submit an email or letter of interest. External Candidates must submit a letter of interest and resume. All applications should be directed to Human Resources, humanresources@landmark.edu

Physical demand:  No special physical demands are required to perform the work.

Working conditions: General office and campus conditions.

Daytime Medication Nurse (RN)

Department:  Short-Term Programs, Academic Affairs/Student Affairs

Supervisor: High School Health Services Program Coordinator

Required dates: Sunday, 7/10 for student registration, Monday through Friday, 7/11 – 7/29, plus additional required training and orientation dates to be determined

Landmark College is seeking to fill the following temporary position for summer 2016:  Daytime Medication Nurse (RN).  This position is a short-term position within Landmark’s High School Summer Program. 

Primary function & clinical responsibilities:

  • The primary working hours for this position are from 7:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m., Monday through Friday during the program.
  • Prepare and dispense medications for 8:00 a.m. & 12:00 p.m. distributions.
  • Notify appropriate program staff regarding students who have not reported to take their medication.
  • Maintain communications with parents and prescribing physicians regarding medication issues.
  • Provide program staff with list of students receiving medications with times of administration.
  • Attend nursing staff meeting daily 3:30-4PM for shift change report. Live in nurse will update evening medication nurse on issues discussed at daily meeting.

Required qualifacations & skills:

  • Current Vermont Nursing License & CPR Certification
  • Personal Liability Insurance
  • Must be familiar with Clinical Guidelines determined by Nurse Practice Act & Board of Nursing

About the program:

The High School Summer Program (HSSP) is a three-week summer residential program designed to build the skills of high school students with learning differences or ADHD through coursework, activities, experiential learning and the development of self-understanding and self-advocacy skills.

The HSSP Social Pragmatics Track is a 23-day summer residential program designed to build the social pragmatic as well as academic skills of high school students with ASD.  The program will run concurrent with our summer program for rising juniors and seniors but will offer separate housing and a smaller faculty/staff to student ratio.

Approximately 125 students are expected to enroll in the program; 100 students in the Traditional track and 25 students in the Social Pragmatics Track.

Compensation & other benefits:

A stipend commensurate with experience and qualifications.

Application procedure:

External Candidates must submit a letter of interest and resume. All applications should be directed to Human Resources, humanresources@landmark.edu

Adjunct Instructor - Wilson Reading

Landmark College, the nation’s premier institution of higher education for students who learn differently, is seeking an Adjunct Instructor to teach Wilson Reading in the fall semester.

The Wilson instructor would be expected to teach two sections of Wilson Reading to small groups (up to 5 students) at Landmark College per semester, dependent upon sufficient enrollment.  Each class meets Monday/Wednesday/Friday for 1 hour and 15 minutes, or Tuesday/Thursday for 1 hour and 40 minutes.  The semester begins late August and ends in mid-December.

Qualifications: Certification in Wilson Reading and three years’ successful experience in Wilson instruction is required, along with a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution.  Familiarity with instructing students with learning differences is highly desirable.

Landmark College offers a competitive salary. This position is not eligible for benefits.  Qualified individuals should apply with a cover letter, résumé and references to Human Resources, Landmark College, 19 River Road South, Putney, VT 05346. E-mail applications are preferred: humanresources@landmark.edu. Landmark College is an Equal Opportunity Employer. 

STEM areas: Computer Sciences and Mathematics

Primary duties: Landmark College is seeking adjunct faculty in Computer Science/Gaming to teach Interactive Digital Design, Web Design and Development, or Programming I, Developmental Algebra, or Introductory Statistics. Adjunct faculty are responsible for organizing, developing, and delivering the academic curriculum, as well as assessing academic performance, in accordance with any existing departmental guidelines and consistent with the policies and practices of the College.

Adjunct faculty prepare and deliver a course or courses, design and implement learning activities, and report on student outcomes. Adjunct faculty provide students with performance feedback and reports on student performance. Adjunct faculty providing classroom instruction are available to students during class meetings, office hours, and by appointment. For more information about Landmark College Academics please visit the Academics section of the Landmark College website.

Qualifications:

  • Master's degree in Computer Science/Gaming, Biology or related field
  • Previous classroom experience in higher education
  • Previous experience working with students who learn differently and/or knowledge of learning disabilities is a plus
  • Proven ability to work effectively in a demanding, collaborative educational environment
  • Excellent written, verbal, and interpersonal communication skills
  • Strong organizational/supervisory skills
  • Ability to develop a comprehensive knowledge of the developmental and instructional challenges of working with students with learning differences
  • This position is subject to the requirements of the Landmark College Adjunct Policy

Interested candidates should submit a cover letter, résumé, and the full contact information for three references to: humanresources@landmark.edu.

Landmark College is an Equal Opportunity Employer.