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King Street Center
Location: Chittenden County,

Are you passionate about making a positive impact in the lives of children and families in our community? King Street Center is a vibrant nonprofit organization dedicated to empowering youth to explore their talents and find their voice through learning, play and opportunity. Located in the heart of Burlington, Vermont, we strive to create a supportive and inclusive environment where every individual can thrive. Through a variety of programs ranging from Mentoring, Teen, K-5 and our 5-STAR Head Start Early Childhood Program, we aim to foster resilience, confidence, and a sense of belonging in those we serve. Especially important to us is that we do this work with an equity lens and incorporate the vision and voice of our youth into our programming. 

 

As we continue to grow and expand our reach, we are seeking dedicated individuals who are enthusiastic about our mission. Join our team and become part of a community-driven organization committed to creating positive change. Together, we can support the next generation and build a brighter future for all. Apply now to be a part of something truly meaningful at King Street Center!

 

King Street Center (KSC) is seeking a full-time 40hr/week committed, creative and nurturing educator to join our Early Education team. Our program is rooted in our profound respect for children and families. We value relationship building and meaningful connections. We get to know children and their individual learning style so that we can create a dynamic environment for all children.

Assistant Teachers are part of a collaborative team that is committed to the health and well-being of all children and families. Responsibilities include:

  • Support curriculum that meets the needs of the children based on observation and “best practices”. Adjust teaching and provide appropriate support to meet needs of individual children.
  • Support a program that is balanced in regard to active and quiet play, child directed and teacher directed, indoor and outdoor.
  • Attend to the care, safety and well being of children.
  • Set and enforce limits that are related to the child’s level of maturity.
  • Promote independence by allowing children to solve their own problems.
  • Demonstrate a sound knowledge of good teaching practices and child growth and development; continue professional learning through workshops, Head Start trainings, and exchange of ideas with other programs.
  • Confer with other educators within KSC, social service agencies, volunteers and visitors.
  • Listen to children with interest, answer questions, and maintain a receptive attitude.
  • Open, close, set up, and clean up the classroom as needed.

Qualifications:

Education: Bachelor’s Degree in Early Childhood Education, Child Development, or related field required or;

CDA or comparable credential (i.e. Level I or II on Northern Lights Career Ladder) and at least 12 months experience working with children from grade three (3) or younger or;

Completion of the Fundamentals for Early Childhood Professionals Course and  at least 12 months experience working with children from grade three (3) or younger.

One to three years experience in:

  • Teaching in an early childhood program or working with children
  • Working with other professionals to deal with educational challenges
State of Vermont - Department for Children and Families
Location: Washington County,

Do you thrive at making connections and creative problem-solving, all while promoting top-notch customer service? Come join the DCF Disability Determination Services (DDS) Team! As a division of DCF that makes the medical determinations for Social Security disability, Supplemental Security Income (SSI) and state Medicaid disability benefits, DDS maintains one of the highest accuracy rates and fastest case processing times in the nation. We are looking for someone that has had diverse experiences and is open-minded to new challenges. Our team of employees are dedicated to their work, and we have a very low turnover rate. We have an office culture that is supportive and flexible. Our dedication to service, provides an enriching opportunity to see your work make a difference in the lives of Vermonters. As a Disability Determination Specialist, you will be performing administrative and fiscal support activities for the division. Your primary responsibilities will include reviewing and authorizing requests for payments related to medical record requests, claimant travel vouchers, and consultative exams. As part of these responsibilities, you will need to be able to accurately and efficiently look-up, research, and follow up on invoices, create supplier adds and updates in the State’s accounting system, and correspond with medical vendors and claimants. Bring your problem-solving, can-do attitude, and we’ll teach you the rest!

State of Vermont - Public Service Department
Location: Washington County,

The Department of Public Service is recruiting a Director of Energy Efficiency Service. This is an executive level position with supervisory duties, leadership responsibilities, fund and/or program management, legislative activities and the provision of written and oral testimony before the Public Utility Commission (PUC). The Director leads policy development and implementation related to present and future energy efficiency and clean energy matters that are before the PUC.

The South Royalton Food Cooperative
Location: Windsor County,

We are looking for a General Manager to join and lead our team! The General Manager will oversee all aspects of a prosperous community cooperative market including: long term strategic direction, marketing and strengthening community relations; financial planning and reporting; daily operations; building and nurturing a diverse, inclusive team culture all while embracing our cooperative principles. Position reports to the member elected Board of Directors. Previous retail grocery experience preferred. Competitive salary and benefits.

Keep reading for full job description:

Summary

The South Royalton Market Coop, a prosperous and growing non-profit, is seeking a General Manager who embraces cooperative values, provides strong leadership while achieving the goals and objectives developed by the Board of Directors.

Our Mission Statement

The South Royalton Market Food Co-op is dedicated to providing high quality, diverse products to our community. We emphasize our fresh, local products, augmented by a range of natural and conventional grocery needs at the lowest mark-up feasible for store viability. We exist to be a community resource center as a grocery store, gathering place, information
and education center, and a distributor of food to local organizations, agencies and people who
are housebound. The South Royalton Market Food Co-op strives to be the market of choice for our community. We are a cooperative enterprise, owned by and responsible to our local members and managed by staff who are compensated with competitive wages and benefits. We are a bright, comfortable, affordable, clean, and friendly store. In short, we aim to be the “heart of the community”.

If you are interested in working for a community-owned, growing business and playing an active role in our community and food system, then we would love to hear from you!

Reporting Relationships

The General Manager reports to the Board of Directors, which is elected by the members of the cooperative. The General Manager has the authority to hire and direct all other staff.

Specific Responsibilities

 

Financial and Planning

  • Develop and recommend to the Board of Directors long-and short-range plans to achieve co-op purposes
  • Prepare operating and capital budgets for approval by the board and be held accountable for control of resources
  • Direct all financial operations of the cooperative
  • Investigate new business opportunities and make recommendations to the Board of Directors on expansion, relocation, and acquisitions; conduct negotiations as agreed
  • Provide monthly financial information to the Board

Operations

  •  Maintain knowledge of natural and conventional foods retailing and industry trends
  •  Maintain effective and productive relations with wholesale distributors, local markets, and other industry sources
  • Ensure the establishment and maintenance of a product mix that meets shopper needs
  • Plan and execute a margin strategy designed to be price competitive and maintain adequate profit

Personnel

  • Oversee compliance with the cooperative’s personnel policies and recommend updates as needed
  • Hire, supervise, develop, and evaluate, management staff, including taking disciplinary action as needed
  • Support department managers in the supervision and management of staff, providing supervisory coaching as needed
  • Develop a staff organizational structure that promotes fair distribution of work while maintaining maximum service to customers
  • Prepare a yearly payroll budget that meets operating budget constraints
  • Ensure a safe, healthy workplace for employees
  • Ensure adequate training of staff

Marketing

  • Develop an advertising and marketing strategy to increase public awareness of the cooperative’s products and services
  • Execute the advertising and marketing plan within budgetary guidelines
  • Working with the Outreach Coordinator, communicate information about the store to members using various types of social and print media
  • Prepare or oversee store displays, signage, and other promotions to maximize marketing impact

Perform other duties assigned by the Board of Directors

QUALIFICATIONS

 

Strategic thinking: Thinks conceptually, imaginatively and systematically about the success of the co-op, while taking into account the big picture and the long term.
Business planning: Takes vision and strategies and turns them into operational plan(s) aligned to ends/mission, vision and values.
Financial management: Knows meaning of financial variables, how to find them, and how to place them in business context. Uses meaningful business and financial reports. Creates and manages operating, capital, and cash budgets.
Knows how to adjust key operational variables to respond to negative trends.
Building and leading teams: Effectively facilitates the formation of teams by creating a climate of trust, encouraging information sharing, active collaboration, and teamwork.
Developing talent: Develops staff to increase their capabilities, contribution and engagement.
Problem-solving: Accurately diagnoses root causes of issues and correctly identifies and implements appropriate solutions.
Managing people: Has experience of managing managers. Makes good hiring decisions. Inspires people to do their best
through performance feedback, recognition, timely coaching and guidance, and appropriate delegation of work.
Collaboration: Cooperation and teamwork in groups. Open to hearing multiple voices and participating in democratic processes.
Relationship building with the board: Understands the need to build trust and a healthy working relationship with information-sharing and transparency. Sees the GM and board as filling different roles but working on the same team.
Retail grocery experience: Has been a store or at least an operations manager. Familiar with how stores operate to meet goals, understands key metrics. Knows enough about administrative departments to effectively manage them.
Open mind: Demonstrates curiosity about processes and people, listens to new ideas and actively considers alternatives.
Willing to challenge assumptions. Demonstrates respect for others, even when a conflicting opinion is held.

Physical Demands

Primary functions require sufficient physical ability and mobility to work in an office setting; to stand or sit for prolonged periods of time; to occasionally stoop, bend, kneel, crouch, reach, and twist; to lift, carry, push, and/or pull light to moderate amounts of weight; to operate office equipment requiring repetitive hand movement and fine coordination
including use of a computer keyboard; and to verbally communicate to exchange information.

Environment:

Work is performed primarily in a grocery store setting with extensive public contact and frequent interruptions.

Benefits:

Paid time off. Health Reimbursement Account. Retirement Plan. Potential bonus. Merchandise discount.

 

Aspire Living & Learning
Location: Remote,

Job Posting: Grants Manager

Position: Grants Manager
FLSA Status: Exempt
Location: Remote, hybrid, or in-person (within VT, CT, NH, MD or MA) options available
Reports To: Director of Philanthropy

Company Overview:
Aspire Living & Learning is dedicated to positively impacting the lives of neurodiverse children and adults. We are seeking a motivated Grants Manager to lead our grant fundraising efforts, securing resources that drive our vision forward and directly benefit our community.

Job Purpose:
The Grants Manager will oversee all aspects of grant fundraising, collaborating with internal stakeholders to develop compelling proposals and steward relationships with funders. This role involves managing the grant application process, from research and proposal writing to post-award reporting, while aligning efforts with organizational goals and values.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Write persuasive grant proposals, demonstrating strong writing skills and a clear articulation of Aspire’s mission and impact.
  • Prepare and submit funding requests, cultivate relationships with funders, and meet with them as necessary.
  • Collaborate with internal teams to gather program information and develop accurate budgets for proposals.
  • Partner with finance staff to ensure compliance with donor guidelines and accurate grant documentation.
  • Develop and execute a strategic plan to increase grant revenue, in collaboration with the Director of Philanthropy.
  • Maintain a grants calendar, track activity, and conduct ongoing prospect research.
  • Input and maintain grant data in Salesforce, producing reports and tracking performance metrics.
  • Stay informed about philanthropic trends and community needs that may impact grant opportunities.

Qualifications:

  • Minimum of five years’ experience in nonprofit fundraising, with a focus on grant writing.
  • Proven track record of securing grants ranging from $5,000 to $500,000+.
  • Strong proficiency in Microsoft Office, especially Excel, and familiarity with CRM databases (preferably Salesforce).
  • Knowledge of fundraising best practices and nonprofit financials.

Skills and Abilities:

  • Exceptional writing and editing skills, with keen attention to detail.
  • Strong organizational and time management abilities, capable of managing multiple deadlines.
  • Self-motivated and able to work autonomously while also contributing to a collaborative team environment.
  • Creative thinker with the ability to synthesize complex information.
  • Commitment to ethical fundraising practices.

Working Conditions:
This position operates primarily in a typical office environment, with frequent communication via video calls, phone, and in-person meetings. Some regional and overnight travel may be required for site visits or professional development opportunities. Occasional night and weekend work may also be necessary.

If you are passionate about making a difference and have a proven track record in grant fundraising, we invite you to apply for this rewarding opportunity to join our team at Aspire Living & Learning.

Note: This job description is not intended to be all-inclusive. Employees may perform other related duties as required to meet the ongoing needs of the organization.

 

University of Vermont Foundation
Location: Chittenden County,

The UVM Foundation is seeking a highly detail-oriented and solutions-focused team player to join our team. The Staff Accountant will help execute vendor disbursements, expenses, cash receipts, and bank deposit strategies in support of the business goals of the UVM Foundation. This position will also focus on payroll processing and maintaining employee records in our HCM system. The Staff Accountant must have strong technical aptitude and be proficient with MS Excel. The person in this role understands the importance of effective and efficient financial operations in advancing the Foundation’s mission and supporting the philanthropic goals of our donors.

 

About the Foundation:

The mission of the UVM Foundation is to secure and manage private support for the benefit of the University of Vermont. Our Vision is to foster relationships with alumni and donors that maximize their personal and philanthropic investment in the University, toward the realization of the University’s aspiration to remain among the nation’s premier small research institutions. Every staff member on our team contributes to our ability to meet that mission.

 

The Nature Conservancy
Location: Washington County,

This is an exciting opportunity to contribute to the ongoing mission of conservation in a strategic role that works closely with colleagues and partners to create lasting change. Specific responsibilities include:

  • Manage all aspects of real estate portfolio optimization transactions: screen potential transfer transactions; communicate with receiving property owners/holders; negotiate, track and record project progress; contract for due diligence; prepare and present real estate project documentation and updates to conservation management team; collaborate with TNC Legal, Finance, Development, and Stewardship Programs, and obtain TNC corporate project approvals.
  • Manage all aspects of real estate transactions: screen potential projects; communicate with property owners; conduct property inspections; negotiate, track and record project progress; contract for due diligence; prepare and present project packages and updates to conservation management team.
  • Provide real estate and project management assistance to conservation program staff working toward the achievement of program goals.
  • Assist relevant communities to implement land acquisition as a Nature Based Solution, through planning and technical assistance, to help address climate resilience and emergency management planning.
  • Financial responsibility may include developing, and managing project budgets to complete projects, and negotiating and contracting with vendors.
  • Partner with Development staff to fundraise for projects: cultivate corporate, foundation and individual prospects, and solicit public funding for projects through grants.
  • Ensure program compliance with internal policies and external requirements.
  • Under minimal supervision, make independent decisions based on analysis, experience and context, within delegated authority.
  • May work in variable weather conditions, at remote locations, on difficult and hazardous terrain and under physically demanding circumstances.

WHAT YOU’LL BRING

  • BA/BS, law or business degree and 5 years’ experience in natural resource management or related field or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Experience with real estate and land acquisition and ability to structure and negotiate complex deals and agreements.
  • Experience building relationships and communicating with a variety of internal and external stakeholders.
  • Project management experience.
  • Experience staying organized and driven while working independently.
  • Experience using common software applications such as Word, Excel, web browsers, ARC GIS etc.
  • Must have valid driver’s license and ability to travel regularly within Vermont and regionally, as needed.
  • Comfort working in variable weather conditions and at remote locations as necessary.
Howard Center
Location: Chittenden County,

Provide services through Chittenden Clinic’s outpatient opioid treatment program to patients dependent/recovering from dependence on opioids. Services include coordinated individual, group, and family counseling; and comprehensive health home services that address medical and psychosocial needs. In addition to service delivery, clinicians assist in developing and implementing clinic policy and procedure. Advancement opportunities available following successful licensure.

The Chittenden Clinic is one of the largest medication treatment programs for opioid use disorder in the country, serving approximately 1000 patients. Our program and its staff have been recognized regionally and nationally for outstanding performance, high-quality healthcare services, and a patient-centered approach. We use evidence-based interventions and strive to reduce the adverse consequences of substance use, through a harm reduction approach, to support the health and wellbeing of all patients.

Responsibilities:

  • Deliver evidence-based individual and group counseling services to individuals in medication assisted treatment
  • Reliably participate in team and clinical meetings
  • Partner with other team members and community agencies as needed for coordinated support/treatment
  • Prepare high quality clinical documentation
  • Assist in development of clinic policy and procedure

Requirements:

  • Master’s degree in social work, counseling, psychology, or mental health field
  • On the Roster of Non-licensed and Non-Certified Psychotherapists (License eligible)
  • Must have AAP within six months of hire
  • Prior experience counseling clients with co-occurring disorders, both individually and in a group setting
  • Knowledge of substance use treatment
  • Demonstrated ability to defuse challenging situations and work in collaborative environment
  • Valid driver’s license and use of a personal vehicle

Licensing Requirement Notice:

Vermont regulation mandates that if you do not hold a valid license then you must be on the Roster of Nonlicensed & Noncertified Psychotherapists before you can be hired for work in this position. If you are not yet on the Roster, please begin the process immediately to avoid delay in hiring. Note this process may take 3-5 days for in-state applications and up to several weeks for out-of-state applications. Instructions can be found on the website for the Vermont Office of Professional Regulation.

Structure:

  • Full time
  • Union
  • Exempt
  • Annual starting salary at $54,342.57 (non-licensed) or $56,728.01 (licensed)
  • We offer a competitive salary commensurate to experience

Benefits:

  • Accrue 36 days of combined time off per year for full-time employees (and increasing with years of service); pro-rated for positions 16 hours or more
  • Comprehensive BCBS Medical with 80% agency-paid premium support for individuals, couples, and families (pro-rated for part time). This Point of Service Plan features no deductible.
  • Two Dental options through Delta Dental
  • Vision Insurance
  • Employer 401(k) contributions
  • Employer Paid Life, AD&D, Short Term and Long Term Disability insurance
  • Medical & Childcare Flexible Spending Account
  • Childcare Stipend
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Employee referral program with financial payment
  • Discounted online undergraduate/graduate courses through Champlain College truED
  • Award-winning workplace wellness program including physical fitness groups for staff, financial wellness incentives, and ongoing workplace wellness advocacy and education
  • Voluntary benefits from local/international businesses: discounted gym memberships, mobile phone service, ski/snowboard passes, auto/home insurance, and more!
  • Employee referral and sign on bonus is subject to Howard Center policy.

Our Values: Clients are at the heart of our decision making. We are committed to individual and collective well-being and success. We are responsible stewards of the resources entrusted to us. We are steadfast in our practice and pursuit of excellence.

Howard Center is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. The agency’s culture and service delivery is strengthened by the diversity of its workforce. Minorities, people of color, LGBTQIA+ and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply. EOE/TTY. Visit “About Us” to review Howard Center’s EOE policy.

Howard Center
Location: Chittenden County,

$2,500 SIGN ON BONUS – Join First Call for Chittenden County, Howard Center’s emergency services program, as a manager.

First Call responds to mental health emergencies, with the philosophy that the caller defines the crisis. The population served includes youth and adults in Chittenden County, other family members or natural supports, Howard Center staff, medical and mental health care providers, law enforcement, schools and other community partners.

Managers are responsible for daily operations and clinical oversight of the 24/7 program. Duties include internal and external training, direct clinical service, shift coverage, and direct staff supervision. To be considered for this Supervisor II position, you must have a master’s degree, a clinical license and have a reliable vehicle with an acceptable driving history. Some evening/weekend hours required.

Click the link below to hear from individuals currently in this role:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=38BCO4Wo5F0

Responsibilities:

  • Provide individual and group supervision
  • Provide clinical coverage as necessary
  • Provide training to Howard Center staff and external partners
  • Facilitate multi-disciplinary treatment team meetings
  • Manage scheduling of clinicians

Requirements:

  • Master’s degree in relevant field
  • Clinical License with the ability to supervise those seeking licensure (LICSW, LCMH, PhD or Psy.D)
  • QMHP within 6 months of hire (agency provides all necessary support to meet this requirement)
  • 2-4 years relevant work experience
  • Demonstrated supervisory and/or leadership experience
  • Strong managerial and clinical skills
  • Experience managing crisis situations
  • Use of a personal vehicle and an acceptable driving record

Structure:

  • Full time (37.5 hours)
  • Travel within Chittenden County
  • Exempt
  • Annual salary starting at $62,591
  • We offer a competitive salary commensurate to experience

Benefits:

  • Generous time off starting at 36 days of combined time off per year for full-time employees (and increasing with years of service); pro-rated for positions 16 hours or more
  • Comprehensive BCBS Medical with 80% agency-paid premium support for individuals, couples, and families (pro-rated for part time). This Point of Service Plan features no deductible.
  • Two Dental options through Delta Dental
  • Vision Insurance
  • Employer 401(k) contributions
  • Employer Paid Life, AD&D, Short Term and Long Term insurance
  • Medical & Childcare Flexible Spending Account
  • Childcare Stipend
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Employee referral program with financial payment
  • Discounted online undergraduate/graduate courses through Champlain College truED
  • Award-winning workplace wellness program including physical fitness groups for staff, financial wellness incentives, and ongoing workplace wellness advocacy and education
  • Voluntary benefits from local/international businesses: discounted gym memberships, mobile phone service, ski/snowboard passes, auto/home insurance, and more!
  • Employee referral and sign on bonus is subject to Howard Center policy.

Our Values: Clients are at the heart of our decision making. We are committed to individual and collective well-being and success. We are responsible stewards of the resources entrusted to us. We are steadfast in our practice and pursuit of excellence.

Howard Center is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. The agency’s culture and service delivery is strengthened by the diversity of its workforce. Minorities, people of color, LGBTQIA and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply. EOE/TTY. Visit “About Us” to review Howard Center’s EOE policy.

Howard Center
Location: Chittenden County,

Offer leadership, supervision, expertise and risk assessment in the areas of training for residential, day supports, crisis/clinical and family respite to program management and direct service staff that provide a broad array of services to clients with Developmental Disabilities. Facilitate, meditate and trouble shoot conflicts that arise between clients, families, other agencies, community partners and staff. Provide direct supervision to a team of up to 6 program managers.

Responsibilities:

  • Supervising and training Program Manager and direct staff
  • Manages team budget
  • Use independent decision making and strong judgement skills during crisis situations
  • Communicate, organize and facilitate with a wide variety of people including: clients, families, support teams, community partners and potential/existing employers
  • Abide by Medicaid, state and federal laws
  • Maintain strict documentation requirements

Requirements:

  • Qualified Developmental Disability Professional
  • 6 years’ experience in human services with at least 2 years working with individuals with developmental disabilities
  • 2 or more years of proven ability to supervise staff and oversee other human service providers
  • Supervision of program managers and direct staff
  • Ability to utilize electronic health records system
  • Good writing skills for clinical documentation
  • Acceptable driving record

Structure:

  • Full time
  • Annual salary starting at $59,172
  • We offer a competitive salary commensurate to experience

Benefits:

  • Generous time off starting at 36 days of combined time off per year for full-time employees (and increasing with years of service); pro-rated for positions 16 hours or more
  • Comprehensive BCBS Medical with 80% agency-paid premium support for individuals, couples, and families (pro-rated for part time). This Point of Service Plan features no deductible.
  • Two Dental options through Delta Dental
  • Vision Insurance
  • Employer 401(k) contributions
  • Employer Paid Life, AD&D, Short Term and Long Term insurance
  • Medical & Childcare Flexible Spending Account
  • Childcare Stipend
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Employee referral program with financial payment
  • Discounted online undergraduate/graduate courses through Champlain College truED
  • Award-winning workplace wellness program including physical fitness groups for staff, financial wellness incentives, and ongoing workplace wellness advocacy and education
  • Voluntary benefits from local/international businesses: discounted gym memberships, mobile phone service, ski/snowboard passes, auto/home insurance, and more!
  • Employee referral and sign on bonus is subject to Howard Center policy.

Our Values: Clients are at the heart of our decision making. We are committed to individual and collective well-being and success. We are responsible stewards of the resources entrusted to us. We are steadfast in our practice and pursuit of excellence.

Howard Center is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. The agency’s culture and service delivery is strengthened by the diversity of its workforce. Minorities, people of color, LGBTQIA and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply. EOE/TTY. Visit “About Us” to review Howard Center’s EOE policy.

Document cover for VT PoC 2023 annual report pdf

The VT PoC 2023 Annual Report is Out!

2023 was an incredible year of growth and community for VT PoC, and we're excited to share the work that we did with you. Find the full report at the link below.

 

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