People and Culture Leader

Vermont Electric Coop
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Location: Lamoille County,
About the Job

Vermont Electric Cooperative is currently

accepting applications for the position of


People and Culture Leader

As a member of the Senior Leadership Team, the new People and Culture Leader will bring to life the vision and direction of VEC by developing and supporting a skilled and engaged workforce. Our ideal candidate will inspire a healthy company-wide culture that embraces diverse voices and ideas, encourages teamwork, and expects all VEC employees to be leaders within their sphere of influence.   You are committed to VEC’s mission of providing safe, affordable, and reliable energy services for the members we serve across Northern Vermont.

You have strong communication skills, are a good listener, and thrive on collaboration.  You have exceptional judgement, a desire to recruit and develop a talented team, and a belief in the possibility of people. You are tenacious, curious, optimistic, and empathetic and use these traits to provide guidance, accountability and people advocacy across the organization to drive excellent leadership.

You will be a working leader who oversees effective delivery of all Human Resource functions to achieve results that align with the purpose, vision and core values of VEC. You will regularly design and lead strategies to improve recruiting, engagement, teamwork and development of all employees by collecting and synthesizing input from stakeholders, identifying opportunities for improvement, proposing creative and practical solutions and thoughtfully designing process rollouts through a change management lens.

Required education and/or experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Human Resources, Business Administration, Psychology or related field.
  • A minimum of five years of human resource management experience preferred, union environment a plus.
  • Knowledge of a broad range of human resource strategies, practices and trends, including compensation, performance management, safety, hiring, employee relations, culture alignment, strategic planning, employee engagement and organizational structure design.
  • Excellent interpersonal and relationship-building skills.

A detailed job description can be found here:

Qualified candidates interested in applying should submit a cover letter, resume, and application to:


VEC is committed to building a work community that is inclusive and represents a vibrant diversity of background, experience, perspective, and thought.  We encourage qualified individuals from diverse backgrounds to apply for this position.


Employer's Approach to Diversity, Equity, & Belonging

At VEC, we are on a culture journey. We are intentional about creating a work environment where everyone has the chance to voice their opinions. We know that having different perspectives makes us safer, stronger, and more innovative. We believe that supporting diversity and inclusion is an active process that requires continuous commitment in order to promote healthy people, healthy communities, and future success. We believe that leadership can exist at all levels within the organization, and we encourage leadership and technical skill development for all employees. VEC values a highly functioning team environment where everyone has the opportunity to make a positive impact.

We rely on a thorough recruitment process to identify and hire candidates. We look for hard-working, team-oriented individuals who will add value to the organization. Our process could include multiple interviews and interactions with many employees throughout the company. We are an Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer that values the strength that diversity brings to the workplace. All qualified applicants are strongly encouraged to apply. VEC encourages applicants to voluntarily self-identify as part of the application process.

Wage or Salary
$98,683 to $164,475