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Program Director, MFA in Film
Vermont College of Fine Arts

Date Posted May 22, 2020
Title Program Director, MFA in Film
University Vermont College of Fine Arts
Montpelier, VT, United States
Department Film
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Department Head/Head/Chair
  • Film/Video

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

Responsibilities include: working closely with the Faculty Chair, faculty, and administration to manage the strategic direction, organization, and operations of the low-residency program; overseeing and directing the admission application review and enrollment process; overseeing student retention and progress through the program; collaborating with the faculty in the process of faculty hiring and retention; strategizing long term program success; collaborating on outreach and marketing; supervising program staff and program office; designing and managing program budget; and planning and overseeing two seven-day residencies each year.

Successful candidates will have substantial experience in higher education that includes: demonstrated aptitude for collaborative leadership; familiarity with complex organizational systems; a background working with adult students; entrepreneurial, managerial and team-building abilities; and exemplary written, oral and interpersonal communication skills. This full-time, year-round administrative position is not a faculty appointment, and does not include teaching duties. A bachelor degree is required. An MFA or other terminal degree in film or a related field is desirable but not required.

Candidates are encouraged to consult VCFA’s website ( to acquaint themselves with our distinctive academic schedule, learning processes, and educational philosophy.

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To apply send the following to .

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 application by June 10, 2020. Position will remain open until filled.

  • VCFA is committed to building an inclusive community free of social bias and exclusion. 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.

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