Employment Opportunities

Vice President for Academic Affairs

Landmark College, located in beautiful southern Vermont and close to Boston and other major cities, is a premier institution of higher education for students who learn differently. As the nation’s first accredited college for bright students with learning disabilities (LD; including dyslexia), attention deficit disorders, and autism spectrum disorder, Landmark is evolving strategically as an increasingly mainstream college with a proven and resource-rich academic experience for students who learn differently. The Vice President for Academic Affairs (VPAA) is the College’s chief academic officer and a member of the President’s Council. This position offers the opportunity to join a strong academic leadership team at a time when Landmark has expanded to offer several new B.A. and B.S. degree programs, has established STEM programs (housed in a brand-new Science, Technology and Innovation Center), has positioned itself as a global leader in training and research, and is developing online program-related expertise, capacity and offerings. The VPAA and academic deans are responsible for growth in strategic areas including new academic programs, refinement of student assessment strategies and structures, further development of online learning platforms, development of credit-bearing internship opportunities, support of faculty and staff scholarly efforts, and other key initiatives. 

Qualifications: A doctorate is expected (other terminal degrees considered). Requires progressive leadership and significant senior-level management experience in higher education academics, a solid understanding of learning disabilities, evidence of academic program development, a working understanding of online programming, ability to create and utilize systems, and aptitude in organizational planning and budget management. Experience in use of academics-related technology is highly desirable. The VPAA must be collegial, highly accessible, and able to build cooperative leadership models and practices that include engaged faculty.

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 and expression, national origin, neuro-diversity, race, religion.

Landmark College offers competitive wages and an excellent benefits package. Qualified individuals should apply with a cover letter, C.V., and contact information for three references to: Human Resources, Landmark College, 19 River Road South, Putney, Vermont 05346. Electronic submissions are preferred:  humanresources@landmark.edu.  No phone calls please.  Landmark College is an EO/AA/Vet/Disability Employer.

Director of Online Learning - Updated

Landmark College, located in southern Vermont, is a premier 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 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 Technology, or a related field is required; Bachelor’s degree considered.  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.  Experience in online program development and management, including assessment of student outcomes, is required.

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.

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 EO/AA/Vet/Disability Employer.

Graphic Designer/Webmaster

Landmark College, located in beautiful southern Vermont, is the nation’s premier 2-year and 4-year institution of higher education for students who learn differently. We have an immediate opening for a Graphic Designer/Webmaster in the Marketing and Communications Department.

Reporting to the Director of Marketing and Communications, the successful candidate will be responsible for writing and in-house design of marketing and communication materials, website management, project initiatives, and general marketing support to advance the mission and growth of the College. Additional duties include compilation and communication of website analytics, recommendations for search engine optimization, and support of the department’s social medial efforts.

Qualifications: A Bachelor’s degree in Graphic Design, Web Design or a related field is required. Progressive experience in graphic design and website management, along with demonstrated proficiency with Adobe Creative Suite and other related software programs, search engines and analytic tools is preferred. Development experience with Expression Engine, and experience with HTML/CSS and responsive frameworks such as Bootstrap is highly desirable. Ability to create targeted messages through website content or social media. Experience writing, editing, proofreading, and designing a wide variety of marketing materials to brand standards. Excellent written and verbal communication skills, project management experience, and strong analytical skills with the ability to synthesize data for multiple audiences. Organizational skills, initiative, self-motivation and the ability to work independently or as a team member.  Experience in higher education is desirable.

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.

Landmark College offers competitive wages and an excellent benefits package. Qualified individuals must apply by cover letter, résumé 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 EO/AA/Vet/Disability Employer.

Resident Dean

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.  We invite applications for the position of Resident Dean, reporting to the Director of Residential Life. 

This full-time (12 month) live-in position is responsible for all aspects of a diverse residential community of 75-90 students. Resident Deans are responsible for a variety of administrative, operational, educational, programmatic and developmental functions within the residence halls. This includes fostering student development and a sense of community within the residence hall, counseling and advising individual students, serving on college committees and supervising a staff of Resident Assistants. Resident Deans are required to work nontraditional hours including evenings, weekends and various times throughout the year. 

Salary is commensurate with experience. Other benefits include an apartment within the residence hall, medical, dental, vision and retirement. Candidate review will begin immediately and continue until position is filled.

Qualifications: A master's degree in Student Life Administration, Counseling or a related field is required or a Bachelor's degree with relevant work experience; excellent interpersonal, communication, and organizational skills. The Resident Dean must be able to work independently, demonstrate initiative, display strong commitment to student learning and social justice, communicate effectively, and work collaboratively with individuals inside and outside of the College.  The ability to handle sensitive/confidential information is critical, as is flexibility. Experience working with students with learning differences is a plus. 

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, and 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.

Custodian

Landmark College is the nation’s premier college for students with dyslexia, ADHD and specific learning disabilities. We currently have an opportunity for a Custodian to work our Wednesday through Sunday 7:00 AM to 3:00 PM shift with availability for emergency service, as required.

Responsible for day-to-day cleaning of our residence halls or any other residential or office space on campus.  Must have the ability to lift and move heavy furniture, cleaning equipment or other supplies as required. Candidates must have a solid work history and excellent references.  This position requires a valid driver’s license and a working telephone. 

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 and expression, national origin, neuro-diversity, race, religion.

If you are a dependable and conscientious team player, apply by résumé and with contact information for three references to: humanresources@landmark.edu, attention Director of Human Resources, Landmark College, 19 River Road South, Putney, Vermont 05346. Landmark College is an EO/AA/Vet/Disability Employer.  

Instructor, Summer Session for Visiting College Students

Department: Academic Affairs

Supervisor: Jenn McCollum, Director of Summer Session for Visiting College Students

Program Dates: Sunday, June 26 – Saturday, July 30, 2016       

Summer Session for Visiting College Students

Faculty are needed to teach a main course offered college students, “Narrowing the Gap.”  Faculty who take on this summer positions will work collaboratively to identify ways in which the program can be improved for the coming summer. The design of the course is subject to review and development before it is delivered.

Narrowing the Gap connects strategy instruction with a focus on the development of self-understanding and self-advocacy skills. It’s curriculum in the past has mixed elements of FY1001 or FY1011 with elements of advising, and this will continue to be the over-arching framework. However, the courses offers opportunities to incorporate more activities and more experiential learning, as well as potentially additional enrichment events focused on some of the intellectual dimensions of the course. All students have been required to take this course, and is expected to be the case for 2016.

Specific Responsibilities

  • Provide classroom instruction and advising based on program need.
  • Participate in program development and implementation.
  • Coordinate with Director to ensure curricular and operational consistency and foster innovation.
  • Attend regular meetings of instructors to facilitate development and communication about the program and student progress. This should include a minimum of three planning meetings.
  • Coordinate with Director to ensure that students have the equipment and resources necessary to execute the course (i.e. master notebooks, overhead projectors, LCD projectors, etc.)
  • Initiate and participate in assessment activities for students and for the program.
  • Participate in instructor orientation and training.
  • Collaborate with other program instructors to administer policies and practices for course changes.
  • Work with program director, other departments and divisions of the College as necessary to coordinate program needs and resolve identified issues.
  • Assist with facilitating a program of additional support for students outside the classroom as appropriate.

Required Qualifications & Skills

  • Master’s degree in the area of psychology, education or related field preferred. 
  • Three to five years of related experience such as working with high school or college-aged students in an academic or residential setting.
  • Evidence of understanding of Autism Spectrum Disorders, ADHD and Learning Disorders.
  • Experience and a genuine commitment/desire to work with college-aged students.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, as well as strong interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to adapt to a changing environment that includes working independently or as a member of a team. 
  • Ability to successfully pass a criminal background check (if one has not been completed by Landmark College within the last 5 years).

Compensation & Other Benefits

Teaching faculty for the Narrowing the Gap class will receive a stipend of $5,700 per section. Stipend to be paid via biweekly payroll.

Application

Qualified applicants should submit a letter of interest no later than April 25, 2016 to Jenn McCollum (jennifermccollum@landmark.edu) and Susan Grabowski (susangrabowski@landmark.edu) and include Summer Session for Visiting College Students Faculty Application in the subject line.  

Director, Transition to College Program

Department: Short-Term Programs

Supervisor: Director of Short-Term Programs

The program: The 15-day Transition to College Program (July 15 – July 30, 2016) immerses 25 - 30 recent high school graduates in an actual living/learning college experience. It is the goal of this program for students to:

  • Discover strategies for the different types of teaching styles and formats they will experience in college
  • Become familiar with the requirements for academic writing, including structure and organization, diction and mechanics
  • Review and practice the study skills essential for success in introductory college courses, including note-taking, active reading, test preparation and time management
  • Better understand their learning differences as the basis for strategy development, self-advocacy and the use of college resources

Primary function: The Director of Transition to College Program provides management, coordination, and leadership for academic activities associated with the Transition to College Program. The Director works closely with the Director of Short-Term Programs and other administrative staff to administer the Transition to College academic program and other academic services. The Director is responsible for ensuring high quality classroom instruction by supporting faculty to develop curriculum and pedagogical practices consistent with the goals of the Transition to College Program. The Transition to College Program uses a team approach to curriculum and instruction, and the Director serves as team leader and facilitator.

The Director must possess a high degree of skill in interpersonal and written communication. The ability to apply knowledge of curriculum and instruction, adolescent psychological development, and educational leadership to the development of academic opportunities for first year college students is also essential. The Director coordinates planning and operational activities among departments, leads, manages, and supervises instructors, provides group facilitation, and promotes innovative, creative approaches to academic instruction, making flexibility and strong collaboration skills highly desirable.

The Transitions Director position is a short-term, part-time, administrative position: the Director runs the 15-day program and begins work in the spring to plan the details of the program and hire program staff. Based on effective performance, a successful Director may be invited to return to the position the following year.

Responsibilities:

  • In consultation with the Director of Short-Term Programs, hire appropriate faculty (3) to support the program.
  • Collaborate with the Director of Short-Term Programs, Dean of Students, program faculty, Resident Dean assigned to the program, and administrative staff, as assigned, to plan and design activities for the Transition to College Program.
  • Review student files as necessary.
  • Take a lead role in placing students in and scheduling classes.
  • Plan and direct Transition to College Program Student Orientation.
  • Lead and support the modification of curriculum, based on assessment and prior experience.
  • Provide day-to-day support for faculty and curricular and operational consistency.
  • Facilitate regular meetings of faculty to facilitate development and communication about the program and student progress, including holding planning meetings in the spring.
  • Initiate and participate in assessment activities.
  • Provide supervision as needed to instructors, conduct performance review of program instructors.
  • Direct the development and execution of orientation and training for instructors.
  • Participate in the resolution of disputes between instructors and students.
  • Administer a program of additional academic and co-curricular support for students outside the classroom as appropriate.

Required qualifications and skills: The successful candidate will possess a master’s degree, knowledge and ability to support pre-college students with language and executive function difficulties in an academic context, demonstrated effectiveness teaching students with LD, ASD, and/or AD/HD, as well as students with executive function difficulties. Demonstrated effectiveness as an instructor, management experience, ability to work collaboratively and ability to support a positive working environment are extremely desirable attributes. Candidate should have a strong record of accomplishment as a teacher and/or advisor and a positive attitude.

Application: Qualified applicants should submit a resume, cover letter with specific reference to the applicant’s interest in the position and relevant experience to Susan Grabowski, Director of Short-Term Programs, humanresources@landmark.edu, no later than April 8, 2015.

This position includes a stipend of $5000 to be paid through bi-weekly payroll shortly after the date of hire through August 17, 2016.

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

Working conditions: General office and campus conditions are expected.

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.