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.

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

Senior Director of Institutional Advancement

POSITION TITLE:                Senior Director of Institutional Advancement

SUPERVISORY CONTROLS:     Department:                         Development/Advancement

Sub-Department:                 Parent’s Association/Alumni

Direct Supervisor:               President of the Institution

Positions Supervised:          Development Staff

GENERAL JOB DESCRIPTION:

The Senior Director of Intuitional Advancement provides integral leadership and oversight for the overall fundraising, alumni, and parent relations at the institution. Reporting to and partnering with the Foundation’s President, the Senior Director will need to create and execute a dynamic fundraising plan to advance the institution’s vision of building sustainable philanthropic resources that will support investments in academic programs, and desired expansion. These forceful fundraising plans in their creation must have clearly defined goals, timeframes, and metrics. As the lead fundraiser, successful collaboration is essential to ensure productive working relationships to engage the heads of the College and the Academy, senior executive team, members of the Board of Trustees, as well as faculty and staff in identifying new or expanding current prospects to link programs with philanthropic opportunity. Must have the ability to lead, coach, mentor, and invigorate the Development team to accomplish fundraising and departmental goals. This team includes the Development Officer, Alumni Relations, Parent Relations and Advancement Database Administrator that are committed to increasing philanthropic revenue through individual giving, corporate, and foundation support.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

 

  1. Imparts organizational direction and advisement to the Development Officer and other Advancement staff members in the cultivation and solicitation of a prospect pool of potential members.
  • Promote and manage the institution’s prominent fundraising channel. is the Society of the Golden Sword consisting of donors at the $1,000.00 level. design and execution of an enhanced program to cultivate and secure EITC and OSTC gifts; work with the Marketing and Communications Director to launch social media campaigns; and spearhead development projects aimed at building a robust-long lasting major gifts pipeline for the sustainability of the school.
  1. Interpret and present data extracted from the construction of stewardship reports for donors of endowment and scholarship funds.
  • Working knowledge of a grant application process to foundations and corporations
  1. Introduce a directed Major Gifts Program that brings new leadership to the fold; lead research efforts to uncover new wealth previously unknown to the school and make the appropriate connections to Valley Forge’s leadership; serve as a conduit to the President and Board in crafting cultivation strategies that utilize their resources most effectively.
  2. Identify Prospects, and Engage Existing Donors for Continued Interest
  • Direct the team in the building and managing of a prospect pool to the Society of the Golden Sword.
  • Cultivate personal relationships with prospects through individual visits, personalized correspondence (electronic and paper), telephone, and participation in cultivation programs and events to educate donors about the needs and priorities of Valley Forge.
  • Routinely solicit gifts in the range of $5,000 – $50,000 for Forge Fund goals.
  • Travel, as appropriate, for the cultivation and solicitation of prospects, and represent the school at regional promotional events as a means of networking and fundraising.
  1. Corporate EITC/OSTC Giving
  • Expand the marketing and receipt of business gifts to support scholarship through Pennsylvania’s scholarship tax credit programs.
  • Work with the business office and other major purchasing units to implement a vendor solicitation program to secure EITC and OSTC gifts from firms already close to the school.
  • Streamline the process to allow VFMA Foundation to support potential donors.
  1. Social Media and On-line Fundraising Campaigns/ Communications.
  • Work jointly with the Development Officer, Alumni, Parent Relations Coordinators, and alongside the Marketing and Communications Director work to implement and execute an on-going series of social media fundraising campaigns. Ensure Alumni and Parent newsletter are created and designed for engagement continuity.
    1. Support and Advise on Special Interest Fundraising.
    • Ensure Development Team has support and guidance to meet special fundraising challenges or to engage particular constituent groups in unique and focused ways.
  • Cadets
    • Develop and implement plans for a Senior Class Gift program.
    • Develop strategies to raise Cadet awareness in the impact fundraising has on their Valley Forge experience (e.g. the creation of a Cadet fundraising committee; a “Philanthropy Day” to educate Cadets; or the use of Cadet produced videos for fundraising campaigns).
    • Coordinate semester “thank you” and “how I am progressing at VF” correspondence from scholarship recipients to their benefactors.
  • Reunion Classes
    Support Alumni Relations with alumni volunteers to boost fundraising participation and dollar amounts among five-year reunion classes.
  1. Oversee Staff responsible for various Special Project Initiatives
  • Develop ideas for fundraising campaigns, outreach modes, and content. Exercise creativity in all areas to help maximize the return on investment and impact of development efforts.
  • Participate collegially in the organization through cooperative staffing of departmental and institutional events, including events such as Homecoming, Recognition Weekend, Theinert Memorial 5K Run, golf outings, and some weekend sporting events, lectures, etc.
  • Perform other duties as needed.

QUALIFICATIONS:

Education:        Bachelor’s degree in related area, MBA or related degree preferred

Experience:      A minimum of 10 years of fundraising experience and leadership, an understanding of industry ‘best practices,’ and strong familiarity with a variety of the field’s concepts, practices, and procedures.

Other/Special:

  • Must understand effective constituent relations and be able to work independently to achieve stated goals.
  • Understanding of the mission and cornerstones of  VFMAC and the ability to effectively support and communicate them, especially to external audiences
  • Candidate must have exceptional communication and interpersonal abilities as well as strong organizational skills.
  • Must be able to work evenings and weekends as necessary.
  • Must have own transportation, be flexible and have the ability to travel as required.
  • Well organized, detail-oriented, a self-starter, creative, ability to write and communicate effectively, ability to manage sensitive information, ability to be flexible and open to change.
  • Must be proficient with Microsoft Word, Mail Merge, Excel, donor database software, Internet research, and Outlook. Experience with eTapestry a plus.
Institutional Advancement Coordinator

Position Title     :           Institutional Advancement Coordinator

Department:                  Institutional Advancement

Direct Supervisor:          VP of Institutional Advancement and Development

The Institutional Advancement Coordinator is responsible for data management and event coordination supporting the VFMAC Institutional Advancement Office. 

Job Responsibilities:

Event Planning/Coordination

  • Planning and coordinating events such as but not limited to: Parents Recognition Weekend, Society of the Golden Sword events, Women’s Symposium, golf outing and Forge Family gatherings
    • Work with Director of Marketing and Communication to promote events (i.e., invitation design and event promotion via email, social media and website)
    • Work collaboratively with departments and outside vendors to ensure successful events
    • Manage event budget; and secure gifts-in-kind and sponsorships
    • Responsible for event clean up, follow up and thank you note

Stewardship

  • Serve as a visible and accessible representative for parent relations (Forge Family)
  • Assist with mailed solicitations; generate mailing lists, create mailing labels, assist in preparing mailing and maintaining correct and accurate addresses in database
  • Responsible for maintaining an accurate donor list for Honor Roll of Donors and Recognition Board

Data Management

  • Timely and accurate processing of gift receipts/acknowledgements (including gifts made in honor of or in memory of)
  • Responsible for regular gift reconciliation with Business Office (weekly, monthly and at year-end)
  • Routine accurate data entry
    • Donations (including pledges and in-kind gifts) noting donor interests (i.e., band, scholarship, D Troop, Chapel)
    • Donor demographics database updates; such as but not limited to recording TAPs, relationship record management (i.e., link parent to cadet, link siblings), address updates, cadet transfer, withdraw and matriculation (note new school), annual updates (i.e., graduate cadet updated to alumni, current parent to alum parent –also update record of parent of a withdrawn cadet), trustee status (former vs. current)
    • Annual entry of new cadet and family demographics; including scanned photo, cadet company (i.e., E Battery, D Troop), leadership rank, athletics, college major
  • Monitor online giving, credit card processing and recurring gifts
  • Generate fundraising reports and queries on an ad-hoc and routine basis
    • Regular progress monitoring various reports, such as: monthly dashboard statistics; number of monthly contacts, percentage to goal, gift pyramid metrics, number of new donors, renewal rate, year-to-year comparisons (including percentage to goal and donor retention rate), lapsed donors, planned giving prospects
    • Produce reports on specific initiatives
    • Assist in prospect research and create prospect lists
  • Define and implement data entry guidelines to ensure data quality and consistency
  • Work with Blackbaud to ensure contract renewal, database maintenance and eTapestry updates

Qualifications:

Education:         Bachelors Degree in Marketing and/or Communications preferred.

Experience:

  • 2+ years of experience working directly in Institutional Advancement in an education setting
  • 2+ years of experience in large event coordination
  • Database management or donor software experience; ideally Blackbaud or eTapestry

Competencies:

  • Must have exceptional interpersonal, communication, and organizational skills.
  • Accountability/Dependability: Accepts responsibility for quality of work; acknowledges and corrects mistakes. Shows up on time, meets or exceeds standards, deadlines and work schedules. Some weekend and evening work required for events.
  • Judgement: Makes timely, informed decisions. Analyzes options and determines appropriate course of action.
  • Teamwork: Promotes cooperation and mutual support to achieve goals. Encourages participation and mutual support.
  • Adaptability/Flexibility: Responds positively to changing business needs and responsibilities. Adapts approach and methods to achieve results; recovers quickly from setbacks and finds alternatives.
  • Commitment to Diversity: Recognizes the value of diversity and helps create environment that supports and embraces diversity.
Bursar/Cadet Accounts Manager

POSITION TITLE:                           Bursar/Cadet Accounts Manager

SUPERVISORY CONTROLS: Department:                 Business Office

                                                            Sub-Department:          N/A

                                                            Direct Supervisor:        Controller

                                                            Position(s) Supervised:  Accounts Receivable Associate

GENERAL JOB DESCRIPTION:

Ensure compliance with applicable federal and state laws including but not limited to Title IV, FERPA, loan and grant programs. Manage and maintain cadet information system as it pertains to Cadet Accounts and its interface.  Manage all aspects of cadet accounts receivable including supervision of cash application and posting of charges, creating and mailing monthly statements, collection of delinquent accounts and daily interaction with parents/cadets. Assist with year-end financial audit.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Ensure compliance with applicable federal and state laws (i.e. Federal Title IV, FERPA, loan and grant programs, etc.), state regulations and reporting requirements, and institutional rules and policies.
  • Oversee four major functional areas: student billing and collection of tuition, cadet fees and charges, systems support and compliance efforts, and student debt management.
  • Plan, develop, and implement policies and procedures related to student financial matters.
  • Coordinate in-processing of cadets.
  • Assist families by explaining statements, account balances, year-end tax form (1098T) and other concerns.
  • Manage student accounting, billing, receivables, reconciliation, and collections.
  • Oversee disbursement of student financial aid accounts, tuition refunds, return to lenders, and third-party billings.
  • Provide direct supervision AR Coordinator.
  • Prepare reports as necessary
  • Perform related duties based on departmental need.

QUALIFICATIONS:

Education:       Bachelors Degree required in Accounting or Finance.

Experience:      Solid working understanding of Title IV funding. Three-five years’ experience in accounting or finance. Experience working in a higher education academic environment, must have knowledge of student accounts.

Other/Special:

  • Excellent customer service and interpersonal skills required, along with ability to manage multiple projects.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office and Outlook applications. 
  • Good verbal and written communication skills.
  • Well-organized, detail oriented, self-starter, ability to write and communicate effectively, ability to handle sensitive information, works well under pressure.
  • Must possess the ability to work well with others.
    Payroll/HR Coordinator

    POSITION TITLE:                     Payroll / HR Coordinator

    REPORTS TO:                         Director of Human Resources

    GENERAL JOB DESCRIPTION:

    Candidate must prepare bi-weekly payroll, accurately maintains HRIS and time card records for all employees. Also must maintain HR Coordinator duties that include, but not limited to, benefit administration, recruiting support and general HR support.

    RESPONSIBILITIES:

    Payroll Duties:

    • Process payroll for 200 exempt and non-exempt employees and 100 seasonal employees through ADP Time and Attendance
    • Review electronic timekeeping via ADP before the pay deadline and check hours calculations
    • Work with individual employees and cadets to solve recording of time issues
    • In special circumstances, work with the Controller to prepare a manual paycheck
    • Keep log of all sick and vacation time and, at beginning of fiscal year.
    • Administer LST tax, including mailing out quarterly checks to Radnor Township
    • Ensure deadlines are met for ADP to process payroll
    • Keep employees files for all payroll activities
    • Maintain quarterly Payroll records, W2 copies, 1095 C and other tax reports
    • Prepare internal attendance calendars for all employees
    • Data input TIAA pension funds for 403(b) and 401(a) accounts
    • Design and run ADP reports for  information such as medical, dental and needed bank reconciliation detail for accountants. This includes maintaining payroll records, when requested, for review by the Controller and preparing ADP reports on request for Business Office and Human Resources
    • Generate through ADP monthly pension reports, TIAA-CREF
    • Ensure Journal entry for payroll, Taxes and Bus Drivers is completed
    • Generate, through ADP, overtime report on requested basis
    • Make any required changes/updates to employee information such as change of address, withholding, or regular deductions.  Process child support deductions and garnishments and request checks for appropriate recipients of these funds
    • Process payroll records for all new employees, including W-4 information.  Maintain calendar indicating scheduled pay increases and dates when employees are to be added to benefit programs that require payroll deductions.  Explain direct deposit and savings options to employees, when requested

    Human Resources Duties:

    • Maintain personnel files in compliance with internal and external regulatory requirements.
    • Maintain personnel database(s) in a timely and accurate manner. Generate reports as needed.
    • Assist with new employee orientation
    • Responsible for benefit plan administration:
      • Process enrollment materials timely
      • Ensure timely payment of all benefit plans
      • Resolve claim concerns with insurance brokers
      • Communicate benefit plan provisions effectively
      • Assist with Open Enrollment
      • Administer workers’ compensation program
      • Track employees’ use of sick, holiday and vacation benefits
      • Provide administrative support to the Director of Human Resources.
    • Assist with recruitment and selection:
      • Maintain employment opportunity listing
      • Write and post job vacancies
      • Schedule interviews with appropriate personnel
      • Maintain inventory of new hire and benefit packets and forms
    • Provide assistance with respect to administering VF’s employee performance appraisal program.
    • Assist with Summer Camp employee’s hiring/payroll paperwork during the summer months.
    • Assist in handling coordination of certain employee special events planning and employee engagement
    • Order supplies for the Human Resources Office
    • Other requests as needed.

    QUALIFICATIONS:

    Experience:

    • Minimum of 1 year solid experience processing, payroll for over 100 exempt and non-exempt employees, seasonal and per diem labor through an automated, Cloud-based payroll system.  ADP Workforce Now experience desired.
    • Minimum of 1 year solid experience working on an HR team, and have full employee life cycle knowledge.
    • Strong knowledge of Microsoft Office.

    Education:  Bachelor’s degree required. Payroll certification preferred.

    Other/Special: 

    • Confidentiality is a must, at all times.
    • Well-organized, detail oriented, self-starter, ability to write and communicate effectively, ability to handle sensitive information, works well under pressure and can adhere to non-flexible deadlines
    • Must possess the ability to work well with others
    • Good verbal and written communication skills
    • Multi-tasking
    Academy Admissions Financial Aid Coordinator/ Administrative Assistant

    Position: Financial Aid Coordinator/ Administrative Assistant

    Job Type: Full Time

    Department: Academy Admissions

    Reports to: Director and Associate Director of Academy Admissions

    Education: Bachelor’s Degree

    Description:

    The Financial Aid Coordinator/ Administrative Assistant will assist the Office of Academy Admissions in its daily operations including, but not limited to processing incoming prospective student applications and financial aid applications, data entry, answering phone calls and emails, and serve as the primary contact for all academy financial aid needs. This position requires occasional weekend availability when necessary.

    Responsibilities and Duties include but are not limited to:

    • Process prospective student applications
    • Communicate effectively with new applicants regarding the financial aid process
    • Work with Admissions to award prospective applicants financial aid
    • Maintain spreadsheet and databases
    • Support Institutional Development and Advancement in tracking various scholarships when needed
    • Maintain and keep Office of Admissions clean and presentable for incoming tours
    • Update returning student financial aid in databases.
    • Support admissions efforts by attending open houses and off campus events when needed.

    Requirements:

    • Strong organizational skills
    • Basic computer skills with base understanding of Microsoft Office products, and data entry on a number of different platforms
    • Communicate effectively and in a friendly, professional matter
    • Previous sales, customer service, or administrative experience. Preference will be given to applicants with previous financial aid experience and/or bilingual candidates.
    • Must be excited to work with a dynamic and enthusiastic Admissions team.
    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 safe and secure learning and living environment as well as 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, VFMAC, peer, family and personal responsibilities and challenges.

    RESPONSIBILITIES:

    • LEADER: The TAC Officer is a positive role model and leader in their assigned units and is responsible for what the entire unit does or fails to do. The Officer is a model in appearance, conduct, language, bearing and leadership. Creates an orderly, disciplined, motivated and responsive environment with their unit which they can continually encourage, lead and teach the cadets. Officers must demonstrate a strong sense of purpose in molding today’s youth into mature goal oriented citizens focused on future success in today’s society.
    • COUNSELOR: Responsible for providing both performance and developmental counseling to assist cadets in becoming better leaders 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.
    • ADVISOR: The TAC Officer maintains good order though positive interactions and gives guidance by administering appropriate corrective action, in the moment coaching and mentoring, leadership teachings while upholding 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.
    • 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 within the unit, ensuring each cadet knows the expectation, goal and is supported to meet their leadership obligations.
    • 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; or equivalent.

    Experience:         Prior employment and/or life experience that demonstrates strong leadership, sound judgement, team building and individual initiative abilities. Prefer previous senior military or law enforcement experience with company command experience. Previous experience working with adolescent boys, (Middle/High School) and young College aged 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.
    • Ability to build and maintain relationships with cadets and other members of VFMAC
    • Must comply with background checks in accordance with Pennsylvania Dept. of Ed.
    • Computer skills and knowledge to work with basic programs
    • Willingness to work with Adolescent boys, or College aged young adults
    • Must be highly energetic, observant, and aware and must be an individual of integrity.
    • Flexible Schedule including nights and weekends.
    College Physics Instructor

    Position: Instructor, Physics

    Schedule: Full-time position

    Department: College

    Reporting to: Associate Dean/Dean of the College

    Responsibilities:

    • Prepare course material and develop strategies to teach the course curriculum by meeting the college’s academic standards.
    • Develop and provide students with an approved Valley Forge Military College syllabus that follows a template established by the local campus, center, or Online – and which includes the course objectives.
    • Present lectures and facilitate group learning in classrooms.
    • Utilize appropriate educational technology to engage students and enhance learning.
    • Connect students’ current study to real-world applications, using lab and research assignments and linking coursework to previous/future study in related disciplines.
    • Ensure that the content and level of material included on exams correspond to the course terminal objectives, that the material has been adequately addressed in the course, that concepts have been demonstrated.
    • Demonstrate consistency and fairness in the preparation and grading of exams, making certain that all tests are formatted with proper instructions – and provide timely feedback to students.
    • Provide multiple evaluative formats for students to demonstrate their knowledge and earn their grades in the course.
    • Create an atmosphere of mutual respect in the classroom by avoiding inappropriate comments about any individual, social group, or the college.
    • Maintain proper records, grades, reports, and other documents and deliver them in a timely fashion to the appropriate academic administrator.
    • Provide successful, active mentoring to college community
    • Assist in training and mentoring of new faculty, and class observations and support of adjunct faculty.
    • Participate in academic initiatives designed to support enrollment management, career services, and/or outreach to the community, including local high schools and community colleges.
    • Actively participate in relevant professional activities in order to improve teaching and subject matter competence.
    • Serve on faculty committees as appointed or elected, and confer with advisory groups in order to modify course content.
    • Help cover the work and reporting of the department in a cooperative and collegial fashion.
    • Deliver capstone participation or advisement (outside of program).
    • Actively participate with Industry Advisory Councils.
    • Engage students in club activities.
    • Increase the levels of student and college service involvement.
    • Complete other duties as assigned.

    Qualifications:

    To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.  Below are the minimum requirements of the education, experience, knowledge, and skills required to competently perform in this position. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

    • Master’s degree in Physics or related field of study required; PhD preferred. All degrees must be from regionally accredited institutes
    • Three to five years of business or industry experience appropriate to the course subject matter
    • Two to five years previous teaching experience preferred
      College- Adjunct Positions

      Position: ADJUNCTS – Fall 2019

      • Chemistry
      • Math
      • English
      • Public Speaking
      • Spanish
      • Cybersecurity

      Schedule: Part-time position, Adjunct

      Department: College

      Education: Master’s Degree in related field required for all positions, Doctorate in related field preferred and required for advanced academic rank.

      General Description: Instruct college students using various pedagogical methods. Prepare course objectives and outlines of study following curriculum guidelines and the requirements of the college. Assign lessons and assess student progress, record results and issues regular reports to administration.

      Responsibilities:

      • Instruct assigned undergraduate credits per semester.
      • Contribute to the efficient management and administration of the college as required.
      • Demonstrate ability to work as part of a team in a positive, constructive manner.

      Qualifications: 

      • Ideally, the candidate would have at least 3 years of teaching experience, professional experience or management expertise in their respective field.
      • The successful candidate must be fluent in English.
      • Candidates must be proficient in the following:
        – Microsoft Office Suite
        – Basic Internet navigation skills
        – Computer Software Packages related to your specialization
      Academy Head Baseball Coach

      Position Title:  Academy Head Baseball Coach

      Nature of Job:

      • Seasonal position early late February to late May
      • Coaching & Teaching = 90% of Time
      • Academic & Admissions: = 10% of Time               

      General Job Description: 

      The Head Baseball Coach is responsible for planning and directing the conditioning, training, and performance of student athletes, along with the reinforcement of the core values of Valley Forge Military Academy.

      Nature of Work:

      This position reports directly to the Director of Athletics. This is a professional head coaching position and all of the duties of the position must be conducted in adherence with the policies, rules, and regulations of the Federal/State Department of Education and the PIAA Organization.  Employees in this job class may be subject to the terms and conditions of an employment contract which is typically subject to review and renewal on an annual basis.

      This position directs a staff of Assistant Coaches who have specific responsibility for training, coaching, mentoring, and directing the activities of assigned student athletes. This work may include coaching in outside areas, hot and cold weather, and exposure to elements such as rain, snow, dirt, fumes, and loud noises. The duties require moderate to active physical activity, handling of weights and objects weighing 25 to 50 pounds, and standing or walking more than four hours per day.

      SPECIFIC DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

      The following list provides examples of the most typical duties for positions in this job class. Individual positions may not include all of the examples listed, nor does the list include all work that may be assigned to positions in this job class.

      • Direct Assistant Coaches and Graduate Students in the overall planning and execution of the PIAA baseball program.
      • Work with the Admissions Department and Athletics Office to follow up on all leads or inquiries coming from potential student athletes, parents, alumni, admissions or athletic office personnel. Prospective students should reflect the highest qualities of academics and character necessary to fit into the regimental system and responsibilities.
      • Monitor academic progress and status of team members, implementing action plans through appropriate staff when needed.
      • Monitor and maintain the discipline and conduct of student athletes to support the image and reputation of the athletics program.
      • Plan coaching and practice sessions in accordance with Department of Education and PIAA Organization guidelines.
      • Coach team members individually and in groups, and demonstrate game techniques.
      • Develop and implement game strategy and position assignments.
      • Oversee the strength and conditioning programs for student athletes.
      • Manage all operational, fiscal, and administrative activities for the specific sports program.
      • Promote the athletic program and specific sport through community events, alumni/public speaking, fundraising, and marketing.
      • Ensure adherence to all Department of Education PIAA, and league rules by athletes and supporting staff. 

      Qualifications:

      Education:       A bachelor’s degree with a master’s degree preferred

      Experience:     Prior head coaching experience at the high school and or college level, HS and or College playing experience a plus, knowledge of PIAA Organization rules and guidelines.          

      Other/Special: Must have good communication and supervisory skills, the ability to make decisions   under pressure, maturity, and a commitment to the school value system. Ability to engage Alumni and parents into fund raising is essential.

      Part-Time Stable Hand

      Position Title:  Part-Time Stable Hand

      General Job Description:

      Responsible for work necessary to feed, water, groom, and  exercise horses; clean and maintain stalls, stables, arena, and equipment; assist in maintains inventory of hay, straw grain and other related supplies; other related work assigned by supervisor.

      Responsibilities:

      • Responsible for work necessary to feed, water, groom and exercise VFMAC and private horses
      • Clean and maintain stalls, stables, arena and equipment
      • Assist with maintaining inventory of hay, straw grain and other related supplies

        Qualifications:

        Experience:    Two (2) years’ prior experience in caring for horses preferred.

        Other/Special: Must be able to operate all equipment for care of animals and grounds; work outdoors regardless of weather and work comfortably with and around horses.  Must be able to lift heavy objects. Valid Driver’s License required.

        Bus Driver

        Position Title:  Bus Driver

        General Job Description:

        Valley Forge Military Academy and College is seeking an experienced Bus Driver with a flexible schedule who is able to work during the weekdays in the day/afternoon hours. The hours and days vary.

        Responsibilities:

        • Transport VFMAC cadets, staff and faculty, and special event customers in a safe and courtesy manner.
        • Inspect bus before each trip.
        • Dispose of trash and sweep vehicle at the end of each trip.

        Qualifications:

        Education:  High School Diploma required.

        Experience:  Minimum of three years driving experience.

        Special: Valid state commercial driver’s license with passenger and/or school bus. Compliance with PA DOT/DOE regulations. Also must pass a substance abuse test and background checks.

        Physical: Must be able to physically operate a school bus