Vermont Businesses for Social Responsibility (VBSR) invites applications for the role of Membership & Development Manager through Monday, October 2nd.
For more than 30 years, VBSR has recognized that what is good for people, communities, and the environment is also good for business. From our beginnings as a small group of progressive businesses to today’s network of thousands, VBSR members have continued to prove themselves leaders, innovators, and influencers, with impact reaching far beyond the workplace and marketplace: our members have shaped the Vermont brand, advanced leading-edge policy, and fueled the global social responsibility movement.
VBSR’s Membership & Development Manager is responsible for developing and implementing a strategic approach to VBSR membership and fundraising, including recruiting and retaining VBSR members and soliciting sponsorships and donations to support VBSR programs and services. Through relationships with changemakers in Vermont’s business and philanthropy community, this position champions the value and experience of VBSR membership, ensures opportunities for meaningful membership engagement, and co-creates and implements VBSR’s development strategy in collaboration with the Executive Director.
We offer a competitive salary, employer contributions to insurance and retirement plans, a membership to Hula – a state-of-the-art co-working and business accelerator campus in Burlington – and reimbursement for remote work expenses. VBSR strives to be a people-centered organization, including flexible and hybrid work, opportunities for professional growth, and a strong organizational culture supporting work-life balance.
Candidates who identify as women and non-binary, Black, Indigenous, and People of Color, First- or Second-Generation American, individuals with disabilities, members of the LGBTQ+ community, veterans, justice-involved, or other historically marginalized and underrepresented identities are strongly encouraged to apply. A college degree is not required to be successful in this position.
VBSR is committed to centering equity within our organization, taking actions toward a future state where:
VBSR has a strong culture that welcomes, includes, and empowers identities historically underrepresented in our organization. Operationally, equity is a primary lens through which we design, implement, and evaluate our work. Our philosophy and practice of centering equity inspires and influences all VBSR stakeholders. Our internal transformation creates the necessary conditions for VBSR and our partners to contribute to the shared goal of prosperity for all, including the redistribution of power, wealth, and access.
We see delivering on this commitment as an unending journey. We have challenged our community to lean into discomfort; make space for listening, reflecting, and dialogue, including difficult conversations; hold ourselves accountable; and support each other in new as we learn/unlearn.
As one of VBSR’s core values, justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion are a part of each conversation of VBSR’s board, staff, and committees, and inform each decision we make.
As representatives and leaders of VBSR, all VBSR staff, board, and committee members aspire to be a community that values:
RESPECT. We listen to each other, encourage each other, and care about each other, which is reflected in our words and actions. Respect is earned - not assumed based upon title or status - and mutually sought.
INTEGRITY. We value fairness, transparency, honesty, sincerity, and grounding our positions in fact. We hold ourselves accountable to our commitments and outcomes. We are ethical in all responsibilities entrusted to us.
INNOVATION. We are at the forefront of change, learning from our successes and mistakes. We break new ground in addressing the pressing needs of our planet and its people.
OPEN MINDEDNESS. We recognize and value the diversity of perspectives in our community. We listen to all voices, even if we don’t agree with them. If an opinion or behavior causes harm, we acknowledge the harm and support those affected.
JUSTICE. As a just community, we unite against all forms of injustice, including racism, sexism, homophobia, transphobia, classism, ableism, ageism, fatphobia, antisemitism, xenophobia, and other forms of discrimination. We reject bigotry, oppression, degradation, and harassment, and we challenge injustice toward any member of our community.
We have made numerous changes to our governance, operations, communications, programming, and policy over the past few years. We welcome questions and conversation to learn more, as well as feedback and suggestions for improvement.