Vital Communities, a regional nonprofit located in White River Junction, VT, seeks a full-time program
manager for our three-year Early Care & Education (ECE) initiative, which aims to increase the
availability and affordability of high-quality ECE in the Upper Valley. The Program Manager will work
with our bi-state networks of businesses, municipal leaders, and other economic development
stakeholders as we partner with the ECE sector in developing and implementing a coordinated approach
to addressing the region’s childcare crisis.
Working under the direction of Vital Communities and collaborating closely with a consultant and the
Early Care & Education (ECE) Steering Committee, the Program Manager will orchestrate the ECE
initiative, ensuring that it is achieving measurable objectives that advance the Initiative goal. This
includes driving internal and external functions, including strategy, communications, community
engagement, and data functions. All activities will be carried out in alignment with a Collective Impact
approach and will be centered on the core values of justice, equity, diversity and inclusion.
Successful candidates will have experience with Collective Impact models, and outstanding facilitation
and project management skills. ECE experience and expertise preferred but not required. The full job
description is at vitalcommunities.org/join-our-team. Email resume and cover letter
to firstname.lastname@example.org Applications will be accepted until the positions are filled.
Vital Communities is more than an equal opportunity employer. As embodied in our mission statement, we are committed to the principles of justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion (JEDI). We do not discriminate on the basis of age, gender identity, race, religion, national origin, veteran status, sexual orientation, or disability with respect to employment, volunteer opportunities, participation in our programs and events, or the provision of services.
We actively seek diverse candidates who share our mission and values. To do so, we:
Review job descriptions for implicit bias and gendered terms
Value lived experience as well as or in lieu of formal education
Apply a standardized hiring process and objective metrics that are applied equally to all applicants
Explicitly encourage a diverse pool of candidates through targeted referrals and job postings
Our JEDI commitment extends beyond the hiring process as we seek to provide the best possible experience to our employees. We:
Incorporate JEDI principles both internally and in our work in the community
Present substantive learning opportunities and sessions on JEDI to provide information and resources to staff, Board, and community members
Offer all staff professional development opportunities
Empower staff to fully engage in their work, employing creative solutions and contributing to the strategic direction of the organization
Challenge systems and policies that create inequity, oppression, and disparity throughout our organization and our work
We seek to continuously improve and, at a minimum of annually, review our policies and procedures to apply new learning.