VCRD is seeking a dedicated, energetic and hardworking Community and Policy Manager to support all VCRD community engagement as well as leadership efforts and rural polity initiatives.
We’re looking for someone who:
- demonstrates excellent verbal, written, and listening communication skills
- is a self-starter with the ability to work independently and as part of a team
- is eager to work with rural communities and local leaders in all their diversity
- is dedicated to sustainability, innovation, and the progress of rural Vermont
The position is based in the VCRD Montpelier office; some remote work and scheduling flexibility with regular evening meetings; in state travel required. Salary starting at $52,000 based on skills and experience; attractive benefit package.
To Apply: Email a letter of interest, resume, and list of three references to email@example.com by March 10, 2022.
At the Vermont Council on Rural Development, our mission has always been to bring together all Vermonters to build a prosperous and resilient future. In order to carry out this work effectively, we continuously evaluate our internal biases and adjust our practices, systems, and strategies to best serve all Vermonters regardless of how they identify themselves.
Fundamental to this is our commitment to dismantle barriers to universal participation, engagement, and leadership in our communities. Democratic decision-making and civic engagement are only as strong as the depth and equity of the participation they are built upon. Collective commitment to deep engagement, equitable access, countering internal bias and developing inclusive processes and systems is key to the future strength and vitality of our communities and our state.
We commit ourselves to the principles of justice, equity, diversity and inclusion. These values are central to our mission, culture, and vision internally, in our work with communities, and across the full breadth of our programs. We acknowledge that Black people, Indigenous people and People of Color have long faced and continue to face historic and systemic barriers of racism which impede or exclude them from civic participation, decision-making, and equal and fair educational and economic opportunity. Additionally, we recognize that Vermont and Vermonters have much work to do to evaluate our individual attitudes and privilege; to work together now and in an ongoing way to dismantle systemic racism; and to re-invent and expand our collective identity.