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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

College Counselor

Position: College Counselor

The primary function of the College Counselor is to manage a caseload of college students in need of mental health counseling. The counselor develops treatment plans, including referral for appropriate level of mental health services. Assumes overall case management responsibilities for assigned clients including coordination of treatment, scheduling of groups, and liaison with community agencies as necessary.

Essential Functions

  • Work closely with the Dean of the College, college faculty and staff to establish the mission, scope, and priorities of the college counseling center.
  • Sole provider of counseling services for Valley Forge Military College cadets.
  • Conducts assessments, referrals, and consultations to support students with behavioral health needs (e.g., mental health, alcohol and other drug issues)
  • Provides crisis intervention and on-call consultation, as needed, to manage behavioral health emergencies
  • Organize, plan, and facilitate group counseling programs for college cadets.
  • Organize and manage all substance abuse infractions and arrange mandatory counseling services for college cadets.
  • Assist with a variety of grant responsibilities.
  • Work with Student Services to facilitate the completion of the Alcohol Wise program for college cadets.
  • Serve as the faculty advisor for college Peer Education program.
  • Facilitates off-campus counseling resources for cadets when necessary.
  • Serves as a point of contact at VFMC for students who receive outside counseling services or emergency mental health services.
  • Collaborate and consult regularly with Health Center staff about students with whom treatment responsibilities are shared.
  • Conducts outreach programming to educate the student body on behavioral health and other topics (e.g., sexual assault awareness, drug prevention, etc.) and enrich the campus life
  • Provide consultation to administrators, faculty, and staff with respect to student issues and mental health concerns, within bounds of professional ethical principles regarding confidentiality.

Required Qualifications

  • Master’s degree in psychology, counseling, social work or a related field of study with PA state licensure (LPC, LCSW, etc.)
  • Experience working in a clinical setting, providing crisis intervention, working with diverse student populations or in other related work.
Academy English Instructor

POSITION TITLE: Academy English Instructor; 11th Grade, British Literature

SUPERVISORY CONTROLS:

Department: Academy

Direct Supervisor: Dean of the Academy

GENERAL JOB DESCRIPTION:

Instruct High School students using various pedagogical methods. Prepare course objectives and outlines of study following curriculum guidelines and the requirements of the academy. Assign lessons and assesses student progress, accurately record results, and to issue regular reports to Administration. In support of the College Preparatory academic program, to provide instruction and other academic activities that will enable the students to succeed in the next grade or higher level of education. As part of the boarding school model of education, to coach, advice, counsel, support or otherwise help, encourage and motivate cadets to achieve success both inside and outside of the classroom. In support of the character development program, is to serve as a motivating role model and to provide instruction to assist the cadets in their development of strong moral and ethical values. As part of the militarily structured system, promote the establishment and maintenance of high standards of cadet decorum and discipline.

RESPONSIBILIITIES:

  • Instruct assigned class schedule.
  • Study Hall Supervision as scheduled.
  • Contribute to the efficient management and administration of the Academy as required.
  • Inform the students about the academic rules, regulations, policies and standards.
  • Participate and attend Faculty Meetings, Department Meetings and In-Service Days.
  • Attendance is mandatory for Academy & College Professional Development Day.
  • Attend various Cadet Events and Parent-Teacher Conferences as required.
  • Support the development of Cadets outside of the classroom in accordance with your plan of involvement as approved by the Dean of the Academy.
  • Maintain accurate academic records, grades and lesson plans.
  • Perform other duties as assigned by the Dean of the Academy.

QUALIFICATIONS:

Education: Bachelor’s Degree and/or Master Degree required, PA Teaching Certificate is a plus. Certification in area subject desired.

Experience: Minimum of three (3) years teaching High School in the respective field.

Other/Special:

  • Demonstrate ability to work as part of a team in a positive, constructive manner.
  • The candidate must be proficient with Microsoft Office Suite, and Outlook programs.
  • Well-organized, detail oriented, self-starter, ability to write and communicate effectively, works well under pressure.

Employment Classification

This is a 10-month position with non-exempt status.

Campus Security Officer

POSITION TITLE:             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.
Driver/Health Center Assistant

POSITION TITLE:                           Driver/Health Center Assistant            

SUPERVISORY CONTROLS:          Department:                 Health Center

                                                            Direct Supervisor:        Director of Health Services

                                                            Position(s) Supervised:  N/A

GENERAL JOB DESCRIPTION:

Transport cadets to/from medical appointments within the local area and assist with other duties at the Health Center as directed.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  1. Transport cadets to and from medical appointments and consultations as needed.
  2. Maintain vehicle maintenance records, cleaning, and care of Valley Forge Health Center van.
  3. Assist with meal time and upkeep of kitchen if available
  4. Maintain daily inventory of Health Center linen supply.
  5. Pick up and drop off linen for laundering. Fold and store clean linens.
  6. Assist Health Center Staff with re-making beds.
  7. Complete filing and other light office duties as directed by Office Manager.

QUALIFICATIONS:

Education:       High School diploma; Associates degree preferred

Experience:      One (1) to three (3) years experience in driving and administrative work.   

Other/Special: 

  • Well-organized, detail oriented, self-starter, ability to write and communicate effectively, ability to handle sensitive information, works well under pressure.
  • Valid PA Driver’s License with a clean driving record.
  • Must possess the ability to work well with others.
  • Good at multi-tasking
Stewardship Officer

POSITION TITLE:  Stewardship Officer

SUPERVISORY CONTROLS:

Department:                        Institutional Advancement

Direct Supervisor:               Director of Development

GENERAL JOB DESCRIPTION:

The Stewardship Officer is responsible for creating, implementing and maintaining Endowed Giving and Planned Giving programs to contribute to the department’s revenue goals. This role will work collaboratively with the Director of Alumni Relations to grow a robust alumni program. This is a front-line position which will require occasional regional and national travel from time to time.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Manages a portfolio of targeted alumni givers for annual Forge Fund gifts; works to increase number of recurring monthly and multiple year gift commitments
  • Coordinates and grows endowed funds and restricted gifts
  • Securing new endowed gifts and insuring current donors are stewarded and receive information that demonstrates the impact of their philanthropy
  • Creates and grows a planned giving program
  • Increases number of planned gifts made annually and provides stewardship of donors who have already made a commitment to planned giving
  • Assists and provides oversight to Director of Alumni Relations in managing alumni communications and engagement; including alumni social media, alumni newsletter and Alumni Weekend
  • Responsible for enhancing VFMAC alumni engagement to grow renewed commitment, loyalty and giving to VFMAC as their alma mater
  • Works with Regimental Chapters to promote engagement of alumni off campus; increasing membership and number of gatherings
  • Identifies, cultivates, and recruits young alumni volunteers to significantly increase their engagement and grow their giving
  • Works collaboratively with the Business Office and all alumni groups and associations; attends Alumni Association Board of Directors (AABOD) meetings
  • Other duties as assigned

QUALIFICATIONS:

Education: Bachelor’s Degree required

Experience: A minimum of 5 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.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Attendance at alumni events is required, including occasional weekend, morning and evening hours
  • Occasional travel is required throughout the United States
  • Fundraising experience in an education setting
  • Self-starting strategic thinker whose hallmark qualities include being persistent, being personable and possessing a desire to succeed
  • Exceptional written and verbal communication skills and an ability to relate to a variety of people of all ages and backgrounds
  • A personal commitment to excellence, integrity and the mission of VFMAC
  • Availability to work nights and weekends

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Candidate must have exceptional communication and interpersonal abilities as well as strong organizational skills.
  • Must have the ability to work collaboratively with alumni and peers at VFMAC
  • 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 able to work evenings and weekends as necessary
  • Must have own transportation, be flexible and have the ability to travel as required.
  • Must be proficient with Microsoft Word, Mail Merge, Excel, donor database software, Internet research, and Outlook. Experience with; ideally Blackbaud or eTapestry
  • Ability to carry/push/pull objects less than 30 pounds
  • Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the job
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.
    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