Vermont Housing Finance Agency (VHFA), 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, who are now working in a hybrid environment.
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. As the Agency’s only HR position, this person will run payroll and administer all aspects of the Agency’s benefits, compensation, recruitment, training and performance evaluation, and onboarding and departing staff 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 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 VHFA.org. To apply, send cover letter (required; otherwise your application will not be considered), resume, and references to the Human Resources Department at HR@vhfa.org. 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.
VHFA has embedded our diversity work in our Strategic Plan, which includes Annual Action Plans and regular updates to the board on our progress. We have an internal Justice, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion committee, we have undertaken over 20 hours of training in the past year, have monthly Board-level discussions and trainings, have sponsored and organized multiple industry-wide JEDI trainings, and hold ourselves accountable by posting our work online at https://www.vhfa.org/partners/justice-equity-diversity-inclusion. This position will specifically help us further this work.