Hiring a research/communications professional dedicated to affordable housing

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

Vermont Housing Finance Agency (VHFA), located in Burlington VT, has an immediate opening for a Research and Communications Coordinator.  Named  one of the “Best Small/Medium Places to Work in Vermont” the last few years, VHFA is looking for an individual who will help us maintain our great reputation, and who demonstrates a high level of professionalism, political awareness and excellent analytical skills, puts customers first, and works well both independently and as a team player.

The Research and Communications Coordinator will collect data and conduct analysis of VHFA programs and the housing market for use by VHFA staff, management, Board, and for external stakeholders.  They will also manage the content on VHFA’s core web site and satellite sites by developing and updating Agency-wide content, and promote the Agency’s programs and policies, housing research and advocacy information by making them accessible through VHFA’s core and satellite web sites, writing reports, press releases, and social media posts.

Candidates must have a minimum of a Bachelor’s Degree in statistics, economics, political science, public policy/administration, business administration, communications & marketing, or a related subject, and two years’ experience with analysis of large data sets, use of sample estimates, and use of Census Bureau data.  An understanding of the national and local political environment is desirable.  Familiarity with housing policy and or government housing programs, graphic design and/or photo editing skills, and experience with Google Analytics, Drupal, and Tableau, are all a plus.  Advanced knowledge of Microsoft Office products is required as is the ability to resolve problems in a systematic, efficient manner.

In addition, candidates must possess excellent written and verbal communication skills, be highly organized, and able to handle multiple priorities and meet deadlines, while working with a wide range of individuals, both internal and external to the Agency.

VHFA offers a competitive salary and an excellent benefits package. The pay range for this position is $58,000 – $62,000.  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. Applications will be accepted until December 21st, however, the agency will begin conducting interviews on a rolling basis, so early applications are encouraged.

VHFA is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to a diverse workplace. We highly encourage women, persons with disabilities, and people from diverse racial, ethnic and cultural backgrounds to apply.

Employer's Approach to Diversity, Equity, & Belonging

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.

Wage or Salary
$58,000 to $62,000