Seeking a “Climate Economy Program Manager” to develop and coordinate services to help communities and emerging leaders build resiliency and economic opportunity. The Manager will oversee the successful Climate Catalyst Leadership program, administer the Climate Catalyst Innovation Fund, and lead focused facilitation, strategic planning, and technical assistance efforts in support of communities working to build resilience, advance economic opportunity, and reduce carbon emissions at the local level. The successful applicant will be a team player with excellent communications skills, an eagerness to learn, a strong sense of mission in service to Vermont communities, and a strong grasp of climate & energy policy.
Starting salary of $62,000 based on skills and experience; attractive benefit package. The position is a 2-year grant funded position with potential for extension as future funding allows. Based in Montpelier with some remote work and scheduling flexibility; regular evening meetings; in-state travel required.
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To apply, email letter of interest, resume and list of 3 references to firstname.lastname@example.org. Application deadline is April 4, 2022.
At the Vermont Council on Rural Development, our mission has always been to bring together all Vermonters to build a prosperous and resilient future. In order to carry out this work effectively, we continuously evaluate our internal biases and adjust our practices, systems, and strategies to best serve all Vermonters regardless of how they identify themselves.
Fundamental to this is our commitment to dismantle barriers to universal participation, engagement, and leadership in our communities. Democratic decision-making and civic engagement are only as strong as the depth and equity of the participation they are built upon. Collective commitment to deep engagement, equitable access, countering internal bias and developing inclusive processes and systems is key to the future strength and vitality of our communities and our state.
We commit ourselves to the principles of justice, equity, diversity and inclusion. These values are central to our mission, culture, and vision internally, in our work with communities, and across the full breadth of our programs. We acknowledge that Black people, Indigenous people and People of Color have long faced and continue to face historic and systemic barriers of racism which impede or exclude them from civic participation, decision-making, and equal and fair educational and economic opportunity. Additionally, we recognize that Vermont and Vermonters have much work to do to evaluate our individual attitudes and privilege; to work together now and in an ongoing way to dismantle systemic racism; and to re-invent and expand our collective identity.