Employment

Help Shape Tomorrow’s Leaders Today

We invite you to join the Valley Forge Military Academy and College community by applying for one of the open employment opportunities for the Academy, the College, and Summer Camp.

The Corps is marching into Wayne for the Veterans Day Memorial.

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On Saturday, most of our Plebes were recognized as Cadets in the 94th Corps of Cadets. These two months of hard work have paid off!

Families (especially little siblings) were happy to be reunited with their Cadets.

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We celebrated the groundbreaking of a new athletic complex this week.

The complex includes a new synthetic turf field and accompanying track and field resources.

“This is only the first step of our strategic plan and vision,” Colonel Helgeson said. “We are grateful for the partnership with Eastern University and are thrilled that we will be able to offer first-class facilities to our cadet-athletes.

“Once this project is completed, we will immediately look to begin phase two of our sports complex upgrades, which will provide VFMAC and the surrounding community with much-needed sports and recreational fields and facilities.”

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Mr Zane Hadzick, a Senior Emergency Management Specialist is speaking this morning to Mr Smallwood's Leadership Class.

He spoke about real world leadership experiences and how to lead yourself to better lead others.

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Mason Beausoleil '21C is attending the University of Mississippi after graduating from VFMC last year. At a recent record setting game he was a part of the excitement as a Cannon Crew member for Army ROTC. Mason is continuing his Criminal Justice studies at UM.

Hotty Toddy and Go Rebs!

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The Chinese Club and part of their VFMAC Family.

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It is a beautiful day for the Radnor Fall Fest. The talent of our Regimental Band is making it even better.

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It's Friday afternoon and the Corps of Cadets is on the Parade Field. They are practicing for our upcoming Founders Day Parade. ...

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VFMA was honored to participate in this weekends Delaware County Veterans Memorial Flag Raising Ceremony.

Photo Credit: Captain Chris Onesti
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Our Regimental Commander, Cadet First Captain Coley Bagwell was presented with General Gustave Perna's sabre.

General Perna, a VFMC Alumnus, is the highest ranking officer ever commissioned by the Early Commissioning Program at any school.

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Interested individuals should submit resumes with cover letter and salary requirement to: hrrecruit@vfmac.edu

VALLEY FORGE MILITARY ACADEMY AND COLLEGE IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

Assistant Director of Auxiliary Programs & Cadet Activities

GENERAL JOB DESCRIPTION:

The Assistant Director of Auxiliary Programs and Cadet Activities is a full time, 12-month position that will provide support, guidance, leadership, and an entrepreneurial mindset to overseeing the coordination and administration of all aspects of weekend activities, intramurals, life skills, adventure challenge training, facility rentals and other duties as assigned.

This position must have the abilities in development and management of youth programs, employees, financial, marketing, and strategic operations. This position will require two weekends per month and occasional nontraditional working hours. 

RESPONSIBILITIES:

1.Assists the Director of Cadet Activities with:

    • Preparing, organizing, implementing and selling the paid activity program.
    • Preparing, organizing, and implementing the Ring Ceremony and other formal events.
    • Providing supervision of Boodle Shop, weight room(s) and other athletic facilities and security of all equipment.
    • Developing and implementing activity programs for the Middle School, Academy, and College for the school year, including off campus trips, intramural programs, and on campus activities.
    • Chaperoning off campus trip or facilitating a weekend activity at least two times per month.
    • Organize periodic outside food services in the boodle.

2.Coordinates rentals of the course of the summer and the school year:

    • Assisting the Director in the coordination of use of the barracks and other campus facilities for summer camp and rentals from cadet departure to athletics return.
    • Assisting in the scheduling and communication with year-round rental groups for use of the swimming pool, athletic fields and other campus amenities.

QUALIFICATIONS:

Education: Bachelors Degree required.

Experience: Minimum of three (3) years Summer Camp, Student Activities, Auxiliary Services or Recreational experience. Must also be proficient with Microsoft Word, Mail Merge, Excel, Access, and Outlook.

Other/Special:

  • Well-organized, detail oriented, self-starter, ability to write and communicate effectively, ability to handle sensitive information, patience, integrity, and works well under pressure.
  • Must possess the ability to work well with others.
  • Must be good at multi-taking and time management.
  • Desire and ability to work in a boarding school setting.
  • Must have professional phone etiquette.
  • Current CPR and first aid certifications preferred.
  • A sense of humor and entrepreneurial mind set are a must!
  • Ability to learn new ideas and be flexible with the existing policies.

The starting salary for this position will be $40,000 annually.

Campus Security Officer

GENERAL JOB DESCRIPTION:

The Campus Safety Officer performs a variety of duties to ensure the safety and security of students, staff and visitors and campus buildings/properties. Some weekend work is required; flexible schedule is a must.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Conduct security and safety rounds of assigned campus buildings by foot and mobile. Rounds include both the interior and exterior campus property.
  • Report all noted discrepancies any suspicious activities, safety and security hazards and any other dangerous conditions that could affect the proper functioning of the campus or the safety of the campus community.
  • Respond to all safety and security related incidents occurring on campus. Take appropriate and proper action to diffuse situations as warranted.
  • Complete required documentation of all incidents as per operational procedure.
  • Interact and collaborate with other Campus Safety Officers and members of the college community as necessary to accomplish departmental goals.
  • Authorized to issue instructions, directions, and order to all Valley Forge personnel including cadets/students and visitors.

QUALIFICATIONS:

Education: High School diploma/GED required. Associate Degree preferred.

Experience: A minimum of two years’ experience in the security industry.

Other/Special: 

  • Must possess strong written and verbal communications and analytical skills.
  • Must be able to perform in a sometimes fast-paced environment and stressful situations, and remain professional and calm. 
  • Willingness to work with children and young adults.
  • Must be mobile, able to frequently negotiate stairways and have the ability to stand for extended periods of time, especially during campus activities or athletic events.
  • Must have the ability to take reasonable steps to maintain a safe and secure environment on the campus and respond to emergency situations as necessary.
  • Must be highly energetic, observant, and aware and must be an individual of integrity.
  • Must have a current, valid driver’s license with clean driving record.
Marketing & Communications, Director

GENERAL JOB DESCRIPTION:

Responsible for overall marketing and communications programs of the Valley Forge Military Academy & College (VFMAC) for the purpose of promoting aware­ness of VFMAC and its programs, and to assist in maintaining good relations with the public, alumni, parents, friends, foundations, corporations and community, and to enlist the support of its consti­tuents in helping VFMAC serve its mission and meet its goals.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  1. To assist in creating a strategic plan and budget communicating VFMAC’s philosophy, mission, and needs to various constituents.
  2. To assist the Admissions and Development functions  in preparing and monitoring the communications segments of those departments.
  3. To manage and maintain relationships with advertising, marketing and public relations consultants, including media allocation plans, advertising creative, market positioning and public relations opportunities.
  4. Coordinate maintenance of VFMAC website and Social Media sites to include content creation designed to market the institution to potential students and their parents.
  5. To increase VFMAC visibility in Social Media and other media in a positive way.
  6. To cultivate local, national and international press to secure stories to enhance public awareness of VFMAC.
  7. Develop and manage a vigorous public relations program to support VFMAC goals and objectives.
  8. To be responsible for writing, administering, and distributing VFMAC press releases.
  9. Develop special promotions, marketing, and communications stra­tegies.
  10. Supervise a photographic program to support press coverage, special events, sports and Val­ley Forge programs.
  11. Write, edit, design, and produce promotional materials for institu­tional advancement.
  12. Utilize market research to create ad copy and evaluate, analyze and buy advertising.
  13. Assist President in writing speeches and draft or handle special correspondence as directed by the President.
  14. Perform other duties as may be assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS:

Education: Bachelors Degree required in English, Marketing and/or Communications.

Experience:

  • Five or more years in public relations, marketing, or advertisement, with demonstrated ability to work with news and other communications media.
  • String understanding and ability to utilize various social media including Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and other mobile APPs
  • Strong writing and editing skills. 
  • Familiarity with marketing, publishing software, and mobile APPs. 

Other/Special:

  • Must be a team player and practice good management skills.
  • Must be dynamic and have ability to represent and promote VFMAC enthusiastically.
  • Well-organized, multi-tasker, detail oriented, self-starter, ability to write and communicate effectively, ability to handle sensitive information confidentially, work well under pressure.
  • Availability for night and weekend work as required for graduations, alumni, and parent events.
College Recruitment & Enrollment Manager

Job Type: 12-month, Full-Time

Overview: The Recruitment & Enrollment Manager will oversee the College’s recruitment, admissions and enrollment processes and is part of the cadet services team. The manager is expected to produce deliverables within a diverse, fast paced environment, collaborate effectively across teams and juggle multiple projects and initiatives simultaneously. This position will report to the Provost of the College.

Responsibilities

Recruitment Management

  • Efficiently manage the admissions selection process.
  • Enhance successful recruitment and outreach efforts to increase interest from prospective students.
  • Participate in recruiting events to attract and source students as needed.
  • Manage the process of decision letters and forms.
  • Provide appropriate follow-up communication with prospective students regarding inquiries on course content, campus and cadet life, and scholarship opportunities.
  • Serve on internal committees as needed.
  • Represent the college to prospective cadets at recruiting and job fairs and conferences.
  • Design, implement and execute recruitment and outreach strategy that will influence and increase applications and admits.
  • Conduct informational sessions (face to face or virtual).
  • Work with the Marketing department to maintain recruitment materials and the college admissions website.
  • Design and conceptualize new programs for recruiting and create new project plans for incorporating recruiting strategies.

Enrollment Management

  • Manage, progressively process, and maintain applications through the initial application phase to enrollment.
  • Increase College presence and develop new recruitment and outreach initiatives.
  • Participate in the in-person orientation sessions.
  • Compile data and materials to prepare reports and summaries for management.
  • Design analytics from the new CRM to determine student trends.
  • Serve as the point person for CRM.
  • Provide students with information on courses, undergraduate admissions workshops and admissions contacts.
  • Work with advising staff and transfer services to streamline student enrollment.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree required.
  • Three years of Student Services and Higher Education experience required, preferably in an Admissions or Registrar’s office.
  • Knowledge of CRMs and other supportive databases.
  • Excellent oral, written and interpersonal communication skills.
  • Ability to work in a team setting.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Master’s Degree in Business, Education, Communications or related field strongly preferred.
  • Proficient in university admissions and registration systems.
  • Knowledge of FERPA regulations and the ability to handle confidential information.
  • Experience working with multiple demands, schedules and work styles.
  • Ability to prioritize various tasks and assignments.
  • Sharp record keeping skills with attention to detail.
  • Computer and database literacy and proficiency in MS Office (Word, Excel and PowerPoint for digital presentations).
Barber (Part-Time)

POSITION TITLE: Barber

SCHEDULE:  Part-Time

SUPERVISORY CONTROLS:           

Department:                 Commandants

Sub-Department:           Quartermaster

Direct Supervisor:         Commandant of Cadets

Position(s) Supervised:  N/A

GENERAL JOB DESCRIPTION:

The Barber will be responsible for providing hair services for all students at Valley Forge Military Academy and College.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Must AT LEAST have the basic knowledge and skill to skin fade ALL ethnicity of hair OR the ability to skin fade with a willingness to learn all hair types.
  • Perform other duties as directed by the Commandant of Cadets.

QUALIFICATIONS:

Education: Barber/Cosmetology License Required

Experience:  Minimum of three years’ experience in the barber trade. Military Barber experience a plus.

Other/Special:     

  • Must have the ability to work in a fast paced and busy environment.
  • Must be able to stand on feet for long periods of time.
  • Must be responsible and professional.
  • Must enjoy working with a corps of cadets from around the world comprised of a middle school and high school for boys, and a co-ed college.
  • All Applicants will be background checked in accordance with Pennsylvania Dept. of Ed.
  • Must be highly energetic, observant, and aware and must be an individual of integrity.
  • Flexible Schedule including nights and weekends.
Registered Nurse or Licensed Practical Nurse

POSITION TITLE:     Registered Nurse or Licensed Practical Nurse

SUPERVISORY CONTROLS:

Department:                  Health Center

Sub-Department:           N/A

Direct Supervisor:         Director of Health Center

Position(s) Supervised: N/A

GENERAL JOB DESCRIPTION:

RN/LPN provides routine and emergency nursing care to the Corps of Cadets. The candidate can work Part-time or Per Diem; day, evening, weekend, and night shifts needed. 4, 8, or 12 hour shifts available. It is mandatory that all pool/per diem RN/LPN employees work a minimum of 16 hours per month.

RESPONSIBILITIES:  

  • Assess cadets’ health status and implement care at sick call following established treatment protocols.
  • Provide emergency care to cadets and refer to appropriate consultant or treatment facility.
  • Maintain confidentiality of cadet health status and records in accordance with HIPPA regulations.
  • Communicate cadet health care needs to parent/guardian in a clear and professional manner.
  • Administer medication/treatment orders as directed by school physician in a timely manner as per established protocols.
  • Provide direct nursing care to all cadets confined to the Health Center.
  • Document all care, treatment, and outcomes in the medical record in a timely, accurate and legible manner.
  • Communicate/collaborate with school physician, and other health center staff to ensure prompt completion and follow up of treatment orders.
  • Provide health education on variety of topics pertinent to adolescent population.
  • Administer immunizations and allergy injections as required.
  • Maintain accuracy of immunization records.
  • Participate in cadet physical examinations as directed.
  • Participate in cadet registration procedures as needed.
  • Provide nursing support at special functions as needed (parades, Parent’s Weekend, Alumni Weekend, etc.)
  • Maintain CPR/AED certification.
  • Perform other duties at the discretion of Health Center Director.

QUALIFICATIONS:

Educations:  Successful completion of an accredited nursing program.

Experience:

  • Minimum three years nursing experience.
  • School nursing and/or clinic background preferred.

Other/Special:

  • Creativity, energy, and enthusiasm in working with adolescents.
  • Organization skills needed
  • Excellent interpersonal skills required.
  • Ability to work as a team player.
TAC Officer

POSITION TITLE:                           TAC Officer 

SUPERVISORY CONTROLS:         

Department:                 Commandants

Sub-Department:          N/A

Direct Supervisor:        Commandant of Cadets

Position(s) Supervised:  N/A

GENERAL JOB DESCRIPTION:

The TAC (Teach, Advise, and Counsel) Officer is responsible and accountable for the daily operations, training, discipline, leadership development, management and overall supervision of the cadets assigned to their unit. Maintains a safety and secure learning and living environment and oversees appropriate behavior management in accordance with the published rules and regulations.  Is the primary point of contact for all actions associated with the cadets of their unit and are the primary counselor and role model to their cadets in shaping ethically mind citizen leaders of character.  TAC’s also have additional duties in support of the Academy’s summer programs, training management and professional development.  They are expected to develop both team and personal relationships with Cadets, built on trust and mutual respect and teach life skills.  TACs lead by precept and example and are the embodiment of all the school was established on by its founder.  The Barrack’s Advisor is responsible for advising, coaching and guiding the cadets who reside in their assigned barracks as they negotiate their cadet responsibilities. This includes but is not limited to academic, tactical, community, VFMA&C, peer, family and personal responsibilities and challenges.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • LEADER: The TAC Officer is a leader in their assigned units and is responsible for what the entire unit does or fails to do. The Officer will be a model in appearance, conduct, language, bearing and leadership.  Devote them self to creating an orderly, disciplined, motivated and responsive envi­ronment with their unit which they can encourage, lead and teach the cadets.
  • COUNSELOR: Responsible for providing both performance counseling and developmental counseling to assist cadets in becoming better leaders of themselves and other member of the corps as needed but not less than monthly. Representing the institu­tion, may assume all the duties, liabili­ties and responsibilities of the lawful parent.  Develops working relationships with other staff member such  Chaplain’s Office, Guidance Department, Counseling Center and Health Center, as well as with other members of the Staff and Faculty, to provide the proper direction in a cadet’s life.
  • TRAINER: The TAC Officer will be knowledgeable of all phases of drill and capable of instructing School of the Soldier, Manual of Arms, Saber and Sword Manual and Physi­cal Training.  Responsible for the selection, training and development of the cadet leaders in his unit, ensuring each of them know what is expected of them and how they may successfully meet their leader­ship obligations.
  • DISCIPLINARIAN: The TAC Officer maintains good order and discipline by administering corrective action, on spot correction, leadership teaching, and upholding of standards.  Cadets who do not meet the standard are subject to disciplinary actions within their unit according to published regulations and directives.  TAC Officers are responsible for tracking, administering or recommending to the appropriate levels and boards for adjudication.
  • ADMINISTRATOR: The TAC Officer is responsible for insuring their unit meets all the administrative and operational daily inspections of their unit area to check for cleanliness, energy conservation and those inspection standards have been met.  Prepares work orders relating to barracks damage and uniform fair wear and tear and attribute responsibility of cost.

Perform officer in charge or other duties as directed by the Commandant of Cadets.

QUALIFICATIONS:

Education:       Bachelor’s Degree, in Social Sciences, i.e. Education, Counseling, or Social Work.

Experience:      Prefer previous military, or law enforcement experience. Previous experience working with adolescent boys, (Middle/High School) and young College age adults (female/male) and/or background experience as a counselor within a residential/boarding school environment.

Other/Special:    

  • Good oral and written communication skills with developmental leadership skills.
  • All Applicants will be background checked in accordance with Pennsylvania Dept. of Ed.
  • Computer skills and knowledge to work with basic programs
  • Willingness to work with Adolescent boys, or  College age, young adults
  • Must be highly energetic, observant, and aware and must be an individual of integrity.
  • Flexible Schedule including nights and weekends.
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