Employment

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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.

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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

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.
Institutional Advancement Coordinator

Position Title: Institutional Advancement Coordinator

Department: Institutional Advancement/Office of the President

Direct Supervisor: Sr. Director of Institutional Advancement

Institutional Advancement Coordinator

Under the supervision of the Sr. Director of Institutional Advancement, the Coordinator contributes to the overall mission of VFMAC by staying informed, involved, and seeking ways to knowledgably support the President, the administration, faculty, staff, cadets, families, and other outside constituents. 

The Coordinator is responsible for the overall support of the fundraising efforts of VFMAC, including management of the database, supporting various solicitation segmentations, planning of the annual fund, event coordination and executing support for the President.

Job Responsibilities:

Data Management

  • Timely and accurate processing of gift acknowledgements, data entry and special projects.
  • Responsible for regular gift reconciliation with Business Office (monthly and at year-end)
  • Generate fundraising reports and queries on an ad-hoc and routine basis
  • 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
  • Coordinate mailings and appeal execution. Ensure the proper tracking system for all solicitations.
  • Assist with mailed solicitations; generate mailing lists, create mailing labels, assist in preparing mailing and maintaining correct and accurate addresses in database.

Executive Support

  • Manage all aspects of the President’s daily calendar and appointments to include reviewing and assessing the urgency/priority of all requests for appointments, meetings, and/or special invitations to attend various activities or events.
  • Schedule all meetings for the President, propose meetings, travel schedules, and resolve scheduling conflicts.
  • Oversee and manage all travel arrangements for the President to include coordinating schedules and logistics for multiple trips occurring within the same timeframe.
  • Work closely with other offices, faculty, and staff to ensure the President receives, in a timely manner, all required information, and background materials for meetings and appointments.
  • Draft, prepare, proofread, and edit a variety of documents and written correspondence on behalf of the President. Handle appropriate distribution of all correspondence.
  • Work collaboratively with the President’s office staff to ensure the smooth operation of the President’s Office.
  • Act as a liaison to the President’s Office to both internal and external constituents.

Marketing and Communications

  • Work with Director of Marketing & Communications to promote appeals and giving campaigns through email and social media.
    • 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.
    • Manage event logistics and budget; and secure gifts-in-kind and sponsorships.
    • Responsible for event clean up, follow up and thank you notes.

Qualifications:

To be successful in this position, you will bring:

  • Bachelor’s degree and three years of relevant experience or combination of education and relevant experience.
  • Advanced skills with Microsoft Office suite (Outlook, Word, Excel, and PowerPoint).
  • Knowledge of database systems, such as Salesforce and Blackbaud. Ability to acquire proficiency in financial systems (CAMS, Oracle etc.).
  • Familiarity with email communication tools (MailChimp, Marketo, eCampaign) is desirable.
  • Superior organizational skills, work efficiently, juggle tasks simultaneously, meet deadlines, and achieve goals.
  • Excellent writing and proofreading skills with exceptional attention to detail.
  • Strong customer service focus, excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Discretion while working with highly confidential and sensitive information.
College Financial Aid & Enrollment Manager

Position Title:     Financial Aid & Enrollment Manager

Job Type:            12 Month Full Time Position

Summary of Duties:

The Financial Aid & Enrollment Manager is responsible for providing the overall leadership of the Financial Aid Office and the Admissions Office.  Serving as the college’s chief financial aid administrator, this position is responsible for the strategic direction of financial aid to advance student access and enrollment priorities. Primary responsibilities are oversight of the Financial Aid program and Admissions process and provide evaluation and analysis of student needs and eligibility for financial aid, select candidates and determine type and amount of financial assistance to be awarded; coordinate assigned financial aid programs.

This is a front-line position that will require understanding and executable knowledge of Title IV (federal financial aid funds). This role has no supervisory duties and reports directly to Dean of College Services. 

Responsibilities:

  • Manage and process all financial aid for awarding student loans, grants, and scholarship packages.
  • Reconcile student receivable accounts with the bursar/business office and federal and state disbursement records. Resolves issues and concerns in a timely manner.
  • Maintain and monitor the school’s financial aid data to assure timely and accurate submission of required ROTC Go ARMY, federal, state and local reports and calculates refunds/repayments for students who withdraw from school.
  • Establish and maintain a personalized, student-centered counseling model that promotes student financial literacy and supports the college recruitment and retention strategies.
  • Interpret and apply federal, state, and local laws and regulations relating to the delivery of student financial assistance to support college goals and objectives.
  • Ensure the continuous analysis of current student balances and prepare management summary reports.
  • Develop and direct financial aid strategies within the framework of federal and state regulations that are consistent with the enrollment management objectives of the college.
  • Coordinate and administer assigned financial aid programs such as the federal work-study program and federal and institutional loan programs.
  • Create a service-oriented environment that is committed to supporting students’ educational goals and providing high quality counseling and services.
  • Coordinate projects related to recruiting/enrollment and recruitment management including offer programs, open houses, and local fairs.
  • Oversee the evaluation of students’ applications for admission per existing policies and criteria.
  • Advise prospective/recruited students on admissions processes.
  • Present reports and analyses of enrollment trends.
  • Build and maintain relationships with external partners such as high school guidance counselors.
  • Recruiting and contacting prospective college cadets in assigned territories.
  • Coordinate and participate in Admissions receptions held in assigned territories.
  • Meet enrollment/recruitment goals through the execution of various approaches.
  • Travel to visit high schools, colleges, universities, guidance counselors, educational consultants or others who may provide prospective students.
  • Keep a file of prospective students and following up leads in accordance with established territories.
  • Maintain regular office hours during the week when not traveling.
  • Develop and implement new student initiatives as appropriate.
  • Understand and support the school’s mission and policies, and participate in the life of the school.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Qualifications:

Education: Bachelor’s degree with a concentration in a Business related field. Master’s degree strongly preferred.

Experience:

  • 5+ years of progressive and substantive financial aid experience in a related higher education setting.
  • Knowledge of federal (Title IV), state, and institutional financial aid processes and regulations.
  • Familiar with a broad array of admission functions and trends in enrollment, especially with the process of an institution that serves a variety of constituents.
  • Excellent communication, organizational, and interpersonal skills
  • Strong customer service skills
  • Time management; ability to cope with multiple interruptions and work under pressure of deadlines; attention to detail
  • Must possess the ability to work well with others, including cross-departments.
  • Excellent computer and report writing skills including Microsoft Office Suite
  • Knowledge of CAMS administrative software a plus.
  • Ability to work a varied schedule, including evenings and weekends as required.
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.
Academy Admissions Recruiter

Title: Academy Admissions Recruiter, Entry Level

Schedule:             Full-time, 12 Month

Department:         Academy Admissions

Reporting to:         Director of Academy Admissions 

General Description:

The Academy Admissions Recruiter, entry level, recruits domestic students for the Academy Middle School and High School. This position is a Recruiter for the institution’s Academy, and works closely with other Admissions staff to ensure a successful recruitment of new Cadets.

Responsibilities:

  • Handles informational inquiries from potential families, help families work through the admission process, and conduct school tours as needed.
  • Recruits new cadets and families, duties not limited to:
    • Obtain knowledge on all academic programs within the school in order to convey this information clearly and accurately to prospective applicants and admitted students, particularly in converting admits into matriculates
    • Initiating, establishing and maintaining direct contact with prospective and current families, and students of diversity, including traditional and non-traditional learners
    • Schedule, coordinate and conduct campus tours and family visits. Meticulously manage Admissions calendar.
    • Conduct school and campus tours, as needed.
    • Achieve set goals and metrics.
  • Assists families through the admission process
  • Manages in-person, phone, email, and mail communication to prospective cadet families.
  • Coordinates various events such as Open House Days with team members and other departments
  • Responsible for accurate data entry (familiarity with CAMS and Zoho databases preferred but not required)
  • Manages electronic and paper files for all applicants.
  • Assists the Director of Admission in reviewing current admission materials for accuracy and maintain the common admission spaces in order to provide a welcome and informative experience for guests.
  • Attend recruiting fairs and events, visit high schools and prospective families, as needed (Travel approximately 20%)
  • Some evenings and weekends may be required
  • Other duties as deemed appropriate by the Director of Academy Admissions.

Qualifications:

  • A bachelor’s degree or equivalent is required.
  • Minimum 1 year of prior recruiting experience; high school recruitment is a plus.
  • Minimum 3 years of customer service, telemarketing or sales experience.
  • Military experience is preferred.

Required skill sets:

  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite: Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook
  • Excellent verbal and written communication, and interpersonal skills; skilled listener. Displays an organized and results-oriented approach, and motivation to perform without extensive direction
  • Must be flexible with work schedule and willing to travel up to 20%
  • Understand customer service and upkeep a professional military-style appearance
  • Utilize relationship-building techniques and to work as a team player in a collaborative environment.
  • Knowledge of CAMS and Zoho administrative software is a plus
Registered Nurse

POSITION TITLE:       Registered 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.