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Operations Director (Rural Vermont)

Organization Rural Vermont
Location 46 East State St
Montpelier, VT 05602

About Rural Vermont:
Rural Vermont’s mission is to lead the resurgence of community-scale agriculture through education, advocacy, and organizing in support of Vermonters living in deep connection to one another and to the land that nourishes us all.

Position Summary:
The Operations Director spearheads managing the day-to-day operations of Rural Vermont and works with other staff to build a thriving organizational culture and effective support of community-scale agriculture across the state.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Manage and perform administrative functions, including financial reports, staff orientation, payroll, Salesforce (consumer management software)
  • Maintain and perform website design, updates & maintenance
  • Oversee bookkeeping, deposits and financial records
  • Manage paper and electronic filing systems
  • Manage all service, insurance and other business-related accounts
  • Negotiate contracts and agreements with vendors
  • Collect mail, take phone messages, and coordinate responses amongst staff
  • Manage Rural Vermont merchandise and orders
  • Manage Rural Vermont’s donation receipts and thank you process for members
  • Help develop an operating budget, cash flow and manage fiscal and legal matters, in coordination with Development Director and Board of Directors
  • Support fundraising and communications efforts, including tabling, social media, mailing and appeals
  • Ensure office supplies are re-stocked and available to staff; assist in shared office maintenance tasks
  • Attend weekly staff meetings, quarterly board meetings and annual meeting
  • Assist with event coordination, volunteer management and programming for Rural Vermont members; special projects, as needed
  • Participate in strategic planning with staff and Board to develop and implement the mission of Rural Vermont

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Demonstrated experience in operational management, financial records, office management & database management
  • Strong proficiency in using Microsoft Office, Google Suite & Squarespace
  • Interest or experience in a sociocratic/cooperative operating structure
  • Excellent communication skills and creative problem solver
  • Self-starter and ability to work independently
  • Ability to develop timelines and ensure timeliness with all financial procedures
  • Flexible; be able to manage varying workloads and make necessary decisions on tasks
  • Reliable vehicle for travel
  • Ability to be in the office in Montpelier weekly, some remote work available
  • Commitment and knowledge of Vermont’s food systems, farms, social justice and the mission of Rural Vermont

Desirable Qualifications:

  • IT support
  • Volunteer management
  • Communications, including social media experience

Compensation: 25 hr. /week. Beginning pay $21-$24 range. Paid time off and flexible schedule.

To apply: Submit a cover letter, resume and three references to Coco Moseley at Priority given to materials received by May 18.  Interviews will be scheduled via Zoom. 

Timeline: Start date of early June 2020.

Date Posted May 6th, 2020
Deadline May 18th, 2020
# of Positions Available 1
Type Part Time
Compensation $21-24; paid time off and flexible schedule
How to Apply Submit cover letter, resume and three references to Coco Moseley at

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