Program Director, MFA in Writing

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

Responsibilities include working closely with the Faculty Chair(s), faculty, and administration to manage the strategic direction, organization, and operations of the low-residency program; fostering a culture of equity and inclusion within the program and a commitment to diversity; overseeing the admissions application review and enrollment processes; overseeing student retention and progress through the program; collaborating with the faculty in the process of faculty hiring and retention; strategizing longProgram Director, MFA in Writing-term program success; collaborating on outreach and marketing; supervising program staff and program office; designing and managing program budget; and planning and overseeing two on-campus residencies per year.

Successful candidates will have experience in higher education that includes demonstrated aptitude for collaborative leadership; familiarity with postsecondary 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 master’s degree in higher education administration, nonprofit management, or a related field is preferred. This full-time, year-round administrative position is not a faculty appointment and does not include teaching duties; however, knowledge and interest in the culture of writing and literature is desirable.

Candidates are encouraged to consult VCFA’s website to acquaint themselves with our distinctive academic schedule, learning processes, and educational philosophy. Please refer to our website to find the full job description (

To apply, please send the following to
  • Cover Letter
  • CV/Resume
  • 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 April 9, 2021. Position will remain open until filled.