Technical Assistance & Resource Manager
The Vermont Releaf Collective is a network by and for Black, Indigenous, & People of Color (BIPOC) advancing racial equity in land, environment, agriculture, & foodways. Our mission is cultivating connection, sharing resources, and uplifting the voices of people of color in Vermont within our focus areas of Land, Environment, Agriculture, and Foodways. Our intention is to be a collaborative ecosystem for growing power and community for our members.
The Vermont Releaf Collective is seeking to expand our staff by hiring a Technical Assistance and Resource Manager. In this role, the Technical Assistance and Resource Manager (TA&R Manager) will be responsible for connecting members with resources, knowledge, and technical assistance to support businesses, farms, and growers in our community. This position will be the second full time staff person joining our team, and will work collaboratively with the Network Manager.
The TA&R Manager will support the knowledge and resource sharing pillar of Releaf’s work by understanding the landscape of experience and expertise in the Releaf community. They will be responsible for connecting members with others through workshops and one-on-one knowledge sharing opportunities. The TA&R Manager will also help members navigate the land, agriculture, and business technical assistance (TA) landscape in Vermont. Finally, they will engage in spaces related to land, agriculture, and business to advocate for deeper racial equity in the systems that provide technical service provision. We do not expect the TA&R Manager to be proficient in all of these areas, but rather to have a practical understanding of at least one of the following areas, and an appetite to learn about the others: agricultural practices, business development and support, and/or land relationships and stewardship.
This is a full time, exempt position (40 hours/week), reporting to the Liberation Ecosystem / Vermont Releaf Collective Board of Directors. There is some flexibility in actual working hours. Access to reliable personal transportation is required for this role (mileage reimbursement available). This position is mostly remote with some in-person meetings and in-state travel required. Ideal candidates will be willing and able to work regular evening events and occasional weekend events, specifically to engage with the Organizing Squad during biweekly evening meetings and to participate in community events (2-4 times per month).
The Vermont Releaf Collective is committed to building an inclusive organizational culture and encourages people from all backgrounds to apply.
The Vermont Releaf Collective (VRC) is considering applying for its own 501c3 Non-Profit Status. In the meantime, the Vermont Sustainable Jobs Fund (VSJF) is serving as our fiscal sponsor.
The compensation range is $50,000 - $55,000 depending on experience and qualifications, and benefits include: paid time off, paid federal holidays, health benefits, and up to 3% of salary retirement matching funds. This is a permanent position, contingent on funding.
For a full position description, including information on how to apply, please visit our website.