Program Officer for Grants and Community Impact

Vermont Community Foundation
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Location: Addison County, Bennington County, Caledonia County, Chittenden County, Essex County, Franklin County, Grand Isle County, Lamoille County, Orange County, Orleans County, Remote, Rutland County, Washington County, Windham County, Windsor County,
About the Job

The Community Foundation is looking for a Program Officer with a focus on Youth and Family Wellness to join the Grants and Community Impact (GCI) team. This position will be the lead on a portfolio of projects, grants, and evaluative learning that relates to building strong human and social systems in Vermont. The position focuses on initiatives that support the physical, mental, and emotional health of Vermonters so that all can enjoy vibrant, connected lives. Areas of focus change over time and are expected to include: mental health, health, youth voice and agency, support for youth and families, access to arts and recreation, inclusion, and belonging.

As a member of the GCI team, the Program Officer will be responsible for setting strategic stewardship direction for various programs and projects as well as for being involved in grantmaking decisions, investing decisions, and fundholder engagement. We require a team member who is deeply committed to promoting equity, addressing structural racism, and fostering belonging for all. We welcome applicants who will bring new perspectives, ideas, capabilities, and approaches to the work and who are self-starters that value collaboration, who understand systems thinking while also paying attention to the details, and who will expand the range of lived experiences and expertise on the GCI team.

If this sounds like a good fit for you, please visit to review the complete job description and instructions to apply. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

Employer's Approach to Diversity, Equity, & Belonging

The Vermont Community Foundation is committed to addressing diversity, equity, and belonging through a number of channels:
• through the Foundation’s grantmaking—as seen, in particular, by our key COVID-19 pandemic recovery initiatives for Welcoming, Equitable, Anti-Racist Communities;
• through an internal working group that is focused on short- and long-range plans and actions that elevate and expand our organizational values related to race, equity, power, privilege, and engagement; and
• through evaluation and improvement of the organization’s hiring and retention practices.

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