Director of Human Resources and Administration

Vermont Housing Finance Agency
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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. Our current Director of HR and Admin will be relocating out of state but will be available for several months as an invaluable resource for the new Director.  We are looking for someone who will be in-state with the option to work 1-2 days per week remotely.

VHFA has been consistently named one of the Best Places to Work in Vermont, which is driven by a collaborative and dedicated team. With an average employee tenure of 12 years, VHFA has stable employment and therefore this position is more focused on retention than recruitment. 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 43 professionals.

Soley 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 an employer of choice. As the Agency’s only HR position, this person will run payroll and administer all aspects of the Agency’s benefits, compensation, recruitment, training, performance evaluation, and onboarding/offboarding needs. The Director of HR & Administration will work closely with managers to continually improve management skills and coach individual staff as needed. Additionally, this position is responsible for the effective and efficient management of the Agency’s corporate office and agency-wide activities. Duties include facilities management, coordination of some staff functions and events, and serving as the Agency’s Wellness Coordinator. In this role, you will support the overall wellness of the Agency’s employees through information dissemination and creative program offerings that meet the needs and interests of staff.

A minimum of five years of direct Human Resources management or administration experience, including extensive experience in the areas of benefit administration, payroll administration, and employee coaching 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.

The Agency offers a competitive salary and comprehensive benefits package.  The salary range for this position is $95,000-$115,000.  For a detailed job description and benefits overview, please see the Careers section of  To apply, send a cover letter (required; otherwise your application will not be considered) and resume 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

VHFA works hard to be a diverse and inclusive organization. We are committed to racial equity and a learning organizational culture. We are working to increase the number of BIPOC members on VHFA’s Board of Commissioners, in Agency leadership positions, and on our staff.

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