Vice President of Operations with VLT

Vermont Land Trust
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Location: Washington County,
About the Job

Are you interested in supporting life-long connections to Vermont’s farms, forests, and natural areas?

We are seeking a proven Operations Leader who can advance our mission to unite land and lives by strengthening the human, financial, and technological resources within our growing non-profit.

The Vice President of Operations will bring vision, purpose, support, and cohesiveness to our Finance, People and Culture, and Information Technology teams, helping to ensure that each staff person has the skills, tools, information, and resources to do their best work.

Core Areas of Responsibility

  • Providing operational leadership across core support functions
  • Leading organizational change efforts
  • Improving systems, collaboration, and teamwork
  • Championing principles of justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion

Key Qualifications

Consideration will be given to candidates demonstrating comparable qualifications acquired through a different combination of education and experience than what is outlined below. 

  • Ten years of relevant operational leadership experience, including strong subject matter understanding of IT, Finance, and People and Culture
  • Bachelor’s degree in business or public administration, or related field.
  • Ideal candidates will have expertise in systems-thinking, process and change management, and organization-wide communication.

Compensation and Benefits

  • Starting annual salary: $98,975
  • Generous benefits package offered through a cafeteria plan equivalent to $22,700/year to cover medical and dental insurance, a Health Savings Plan, and a 403b retirement program with match. We also offer six weeks of combined time off per year.
  • Work will be performed both at the office in Montpelier, VT and from your home office.


DEADLINE: March 18, 2022

Seeking more information before applying? Feel free to contact our search partner, Beth Gilpin at for a confidential exploratory conversation.

The Vermont Land Trust is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We honor and encourage people of all backgrounds and lived experiences to apply.


About the Vermont Land Trust

The Vermont Land Trust conserves land and fosters life-long connections to the farms, forests, and the natural areas that define Vermont.

We’re a nationally recognized leader in conservation. Rooted in Vermont since 1977, we have protected more than 620,000 acres of farmland, forestland, and community lands, covering over 11% of the state. Much of this land is privately owned and contributes to our abundance of local food, maple and timber products, tourism and recreation, and the vitality of our towns and villages.

Employer's Approach to Diversity, Equity, & Belonging

Here are some of the ways we have devoted ourselves to learning and partnership at all levels of the organization:

*Staff have been hosting virtual gatherings monthly to learn about and discuss injustice on the land.
*We are providing financial and technical support to help under-represented people purchase or lease land.
*With the Abenaki tribes in Vermont, we are creating policies that clarify access, gathering, and cultural practices on conserved lands.
*Our next three-year strategic plan (in development now) identifies racial injustice as an external factor that is influencing VLT and calling us to act.
*Our Board of Directors, with the support of an external consultant, has engaged in a six-month process to explore diversity, equity, and inclusion with the goal of diversifying our Board.

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