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Director of Student Involvement & Leadership Development

Landmark College
Putney, Vermont (US)
Date posted
Apr 17, 2024

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Position Type
Administrative, Student Affairs, Student Activities & Services
Employment Level
Employment Type
Full Time

Job Details

Landmark College in Putney, Vermont, invites applications for the role of Director of Student Involvement & Leadership Development. This pivotal position offers a unique opportunity to shape the student experience by fostering a vibrant community of engagement, leadership, and development among our neurodiverse learners and college-aged young adults. This full-time, on-campus role requires a visionary leader who can strategically enhance student life and create inclusive, dynamic programming that complements the academic landscape of the college.


As the Director, you will report directly to the Dean of Students and Director of Student Engagement and oversee the development and implementation of a comprehensive programmatic curriculum aimed at enhancing student engagement. Key responsibilities include:

  • Planning and executing major campus events such as Fall Fest, Winter Carnival, and Spring Fling, alongside orientation and family weekend activities.
  • Leading the coordination of a robust campus-wide programming calendar, ensuring active student engagement throughout weekdays, weekends, and holiday periods.
  • Developing and managing policies and procedures for student events and organizations, including advising and supporting student-led initiatives.
  • Overseeing the general management of student centers and facilities, ensuring they serve as welcoming hubs of student activity.
  • Organizing off-campus trips to enrich the student experience through exposure to cultural, educational, and recreational activities in the New England region.
  • Driving the development and implementation of a student leadership framework that aligns with the college's mission, incorporating best practices in leadership theory and development.


The ideal candidate will possess:

  • A minimum of a Bachelor's degree; a Master's degree in Student Personnel, Counseling, Higher Education, or a related area is preferred. At least three years of related experience in student activities within a higher education setting, with a proven track record in program planning and event management.
  • Excellent interpersonal, communication, and organizational skills, with the ability to engage effectively with students, faculty, and staff across various departments.  
  • A strong understanding of the needs and interests of a neurodivergent student population, with a commitment to fostering an inclusive community.
  • Flexibility to work non-traditional hours, including evenings and weekends, as required by student activities and college events.

Work Environment:

This position is based in a vibrant campus setting, with general office conditions and occasional requirements for outdoor and off-campus activities. Some travel may be required, along with the capability to handle physical aspects such as walking, standing, and light lifting as part of event management.

  • SIGN-ON BONUS of $2,500

How To Apply

Interested individuals should provide a cover letter, resume or CV, and the names of three work references. Electronic submissions are preferred. Please email your application to Applications may also be mailed to Director of Human Resources, Landmark College, 19 River Road South, Putney, Vermont 05346. Review of applications will begin immediately. No phone calls please.

Diversifying the student body, faculty, and administration is congruent with our mission. We value diverse populations and cultures including, but not limited to, ethnicity, gender, gender identity, national origin, neurodiversity, race, and religion. Landmark College is an EO/AA/Vet/Disability employer.


Landmark College

While many colleges offer special programs for students with learning disabilities (LD) and other learning challenges, Landmark College is one of the only accredited colleges in the United States designed exclusively for students who learn differently, including students with learning disabilities (such as dyslexia), attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), and autism.

Landmark College’s mission is to transform the way students learn, educators teach, and the public thinks about education. We provide highly accessible approaches to learning that empower individuals who learn differently to exceed their aspirations and to achieve their greatest potential. Through the Landmark College Institute for Research and Training, the College aims to extend its mission across the nation and throughout the world.

Students at Landmark College get far more personal, directed assistance than at traditional colleges that often offer a grab bag of accommodations for students with learning disabilities, ADHD, or autism. Students at Landmark College receive individualized attention from classroom instructors—in courses tailored to meet their educational needs. This is evidenced by our exceptionally low student/faculty ratio of 6:1. Our experienced advisors meet frequently with students to review and guide their progress. In addition to advising, a wide array of other academic support is integral to a Landmark College education, including executive function coachingeducational technology support, and the services of our centers for academic support. All instructors are trained professional educators, not teaching assistants or peer tutors.

Landmark College is located in Putney, Vermont, in the southeastern part of the state. The campus is two and a half hours from Boston and four hours from New York. Southern Vermont also has a great deal to offer. Within half an hour of campus, faculty, staff and students can find amenities more often associated with an urban environment, including movie theaters, shops, restaurants, live music, art, and theater. Members of the campus community who love the outdoors will find world-class skiing, snowboarding, hiking, kayaking, and mountain biking just minutes from campus.

Our Office of Human Resources strives to ensure that we are an employer of choice, attracting and retaining uniquely talented individuals able to advance the College’s position as the college of choice for students who learn differently. We are committed to a philosophy that recognizes each person as an individual, worthy of respect, trust, dignity and fair treatment, and we apply these tenets to serve, support, and value all members of our community.

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