Vice President for Academic Affairs
Landmark College is an entrepreneurial, fully accredited college engineered for neurodivergent students with learning differences (LD; including dyslexia, ADHD, autism, and executive function challenges). Landmark provides an intentionally designed, resource-rich academic and student life model for such learners yet is also, structurally and programmatically, a traditional college. Our location in beautiful southeastern Vermont provides the setting for an engaged and inclusive college community with the safety of a small, rural campus. Yet, the College is minutes away from ski resorts and other outdoor activities, and within driving distance to cities such as Boston, New York, and Montreal. A position with Landmark College is more than just a job - it is an opportunity to make a difference in the lives of often-overlooked college students and to help expand and improve educational approaches and models in intentional, meaningful ways.
The Vice President for Academic Affairs (VPAA) is the chief academic officer and reports directly to the President as a member of President's Council. The new VPAA joins a strong academic leadership team during an exciting growth phase: we are building short-term, associate, and bachelor-level programs; LC Online offerings are expanding quickly and tactically; student retention and overall enrollment is consistently increasing; and we are geographically expanding through micro-campus development on the west coast. Additionally, the Landmark residential program in Vermont is a “laboratory” campus environment, with active research, development, and application of pedagogical and other elements for student success. If you aspire to lead and succeed as a VP of Academic Affairs while making a genuine difference in the lives of neurodiverse learners, Landmark is the right place for you at an exciting time in our history.
Qualifications: A doctorate is preferred but other degrees will be considered. Leadership and senior level management experience in higher education academics is expected. The successful candidate will have experience leading academic program development, faculty development, accreditation, assessment, and strategic planning, and is able to work closely and collaboratively with faculty leadership and across various constituencies. A working understanding of online programming, ability to create and utilize systems, and interest and/or knowledge of neurodiversity related to learning differences is preferred.
Landmark College offers competitive wages and an excellent benefits package, including medical, dental and vision plans; a generous vacation and time off package (four weeks’ vacation; 15 health related days; 16 paid holidays; and two extraordinary days); a TIAA retirement plan that includes 6% College contribution; tuition reimbursement; flexible work schedules, etc.
Located in southern Vermont, Landmark College is a premier institution for students who learn differently. As the nation’s first accredited college for students with learning disabilities (including dyslexia), ADHD, and ASD, we are a mainstream college with a unique, resource-rich academic model.
The Landmark College Office of Human Resources strives to ensure that we are an employer of choice, attracting and retaining uniquely talented individuals able to advance the College’s position as the college of choice for students who learn differently. We are committed to a philosophy that recognizes each person as an individual, worthy of respect, trust, dignity and fair treatment, and we apply these tenets to serve, support, and value all members of our community.
We recognize the importance of providing a work environment that is conducive to carrying out the College’s mission and contributes to the personal and professional growth of our faculty and staff. For Human Resources, this means the administration of employment policies, benefit plans, and compensation programs that are regularly evaluated and remain competitive and fair.
How to Apply
Interested individuals should provide a cover letter, resume or CV, and the names of three references. Electronic submissions are preferred. Please email your application to firstname.lastname@example.org. Applications may also be mailed to Director of Human Resources, Landmark College, 19 River Road South, Putney, Vermont 05346. No phone calls please.
Diversifying the student body, faculty, and administration is congruent with our mission. We value diverse populations and cultures including, but not limited to, ethnicity, gender, gender identity, national origin, neurodiversity, race, and religion. Landmark College is an EO/AA/Vet/Disability employer.