Director of Human Resources and Administration

Vermont Housing Finance Agency (VHFA)
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Location: Chittenden County,
About the Job

Vermont Housing Finance Agency (VHFA), located in Burlington VT, is recruiting for a new Director of HR & Administration. Formed in 1974, VHFA’s mission is to finance and promote affordable, safe, and decent housing opportunities for low- and moderate-income Vermonters. As one of Vermont’s leading non-profits in the affordable housing sector, the Agency needs a bright, innovative individual to work closely as a part of the Agency’s Executive Management team to attract, motivate and retain a dedicated team of 42 professionals.

As an independent manager solely responsible for all of the Agency’s human resource functions, this position is charged with understanding the pulse of the workforce and bringing programs, policies, issues and opportunities forward so that VHFA can remain one of the best places to work in Vermont. The Director of HR & Administration will work closely with managers to continually improve management skills and coach individual staff as needed. They will administer all aspects of the Agency’s benefits, compensation, recruitment, training and performance evaluation, and onboarding and departing staff needs. Additionally, this position oversees the Office Manager and all associated administrative functions, including acting as a back-up for that role if needed.

A minimum of five years of direct Human Resources management or administration experience, including extensive experience in the areas of benefit administration, employment law, payroll administration, and employee coaching is required. Two years supervisory experience is required. Demonstrated experience in Diversity, Equity and Inclusion including professional development, a high level of cultural awareness, attentiveness, and interpersonal skills is highly desired. High-level proficiency in Microsoft Office products is required. Experience with SharePoint is desired.

Consistently named one of the “Best Places to Work in Vermont”, the Agency offers a competitive salary and comprehensive benefits package. The salary range for this position is $90,000-$105,000. For a detailed job description and benefits overview, please see the Careers section of To apply, send cover letter (required; otherwise your application will not be considered), resume, and references to the Human Resources Department at Please consider including in your cover letter a description of how your unique background and experiences would contribute to the diversity and cultural vitality of VHFA. Position will be open until filled.

VHFA is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to a diverse workplace. We highly encourage people from historically underrepresented groups to apply including persons with disabilities, LGBTQ+ and Black, Indigenous, and People of Color.

Employer's Approach to Diversity, Equity, & Belonging

Promoting fair and equitable access to housing opportunities has long been a guiding principle for VHFA. VHFA set three new commitments in 2020 to further justice, equity, diversity and inclusion in housing, hiring and leadership:

= Work to increase the number of black, indigenous, and people of color on VHFA's staff, in Agency leadership positions and Board of Commissioners.
= Disaggregate VHFA’s programmatic data to make clear who VHFA’s lending and assistance programs serve and which neighborhoods may be over/under-represented. This information will be public and we will target future resources in response accordingly.
= Reduce the barriers and increase opportunities to homeownership for Black, Indigenous and People of Color (BIPOC) and low-English Proficiency communities.

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