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Central Vermont Regional Field Manager

Employer: Let's Grow Kids

Location: Burlington, VT

Salary: $47,500 plus generous benefits

Job Function: Education / Teaching

Focus Areas: Education

Position Type: Full Time

Degree Level: High School

Willingness to Travel: 50 - 75%

Experience Level: Entry-level

Central Vermont Regional Field Manager

Campaign Description

Every child deserves a strong start and equal chance in life. Let’s Grow Kids is a public awareness and engagement campaign about the important role that high-quality, affordable child care can play in supporting the healthy development of Vermont’s children during their first five years—the most important years for laying a foundation for success in relationships, in school and in life. Because Vermont’s shortage of high-quality, affordable child care is a serious challenge for our communities and our economy, our goal is to gain public support leading to increased, sustainable investment that gives all children the chance to reach their full potential. Let’s Grow Kids is an initiative of the Permanent Fund for Vermont’s Children.

Role of the Regional Field Manager

This is an opportunity to join a timely and historic effort to create change on an issue that’s quickly rising to the forefront of public consciousness: early childhood. The Let’s Grow Kids team is a smart, energetic and fun group of people who are passionate about their work and fully committed to the campaign’s mission. Our workplace is located in the heart of Burlington’s South End Arts District and is an open and collaborative space. If you enjoy a fast-paced, team-based, dynamic work environment and a down-to-earth social atmosphere, this is the place for you.

Let’s Grow Kids is hiring a field manager to cover Lamoille, Addison and Rutland Counties. Candidates from this region are encouraged to apply.

The primary role of the field manager is to engage key stakeholders in local communities throughout Vermont in order to educate and mobilize community members in support of young children. Primary job duties will include identifying supporters, recruiting and training volunteers, planning and running events, developing leaders, supervising a part-time field organizer, and tracking supporter engagement within our database system. The field manager will join the campaign’s team that includes field, communications, policy and research, business outreach, the campaign director and deputy director, and an office manager. The field manager works under the supervision of the campaign’s co-field directors.

Responsibilities Include:

  • Identify supporters through campaign outreach activities that include tabling at existing community events such as county fairs, farmers’ markets, parades, wellness fairs, etc.
  • Conduct one-on-one or small group meetings with key stakeholders to identify and cultivate support.
  • Coordinate and support Let’s Grow Kids Action Teams.
  • Supervise and support a locally-based, part-time field organizer who works up to 10 hours per week.
  • Collaborate with our statewide partners in planning, creating and conducting public outreach events such as community forums, public speaking opportunities, door-to-door conversations, online activities, etc.
  • Support volunteers in their outreach activities by delivering materials, providing one-on-one or small group trainings, coordinating logistics, etc.
  • Identify and follow-up with potential volunteers about opportunities.
  • Train and cultivate supporters to be leaders through our Action Team network.
  • Recruit volunteers via phone and email to support priority campaign initiatives and activities, such as letter-to-the-editor campaigns, direct action events, volunteer at events or phone banking, etc.
  • Accurately track the engagement of supporters and volunteers in our database.
  • Work with other campaign staff on various projects.
  • Attend important regional events or meetings.
  • Meet quarterly and yearly field goals.
  • Provide weekly reports to the field director.

Position Qualifications:

  • High School diploma required, bachelor’s degree preferred.
  • Strong attention to accuracy and detail a must.
  • Candidates must have excellent writing skills and strong verbal communication skills and be able to work directly with campaign staff and volunteers.
  • Candidate should be very self-motivated and able to work independently and take initiative.
  • Demonstrated ability to work well under pressure, ability to handle multiple projects simultaneously and manage work under tight deadlines.
  • Applicants must be proficient with basic software—Word, Outlook, Excel—and be able to learn new software and database management skills.
  • Must have reliable transportation and be willing to travel across the state.
  • Some nights and weekends required.
  • Experience with organizing either on a political, labor, or issue-based campaign preferred.

Compensation: $47,500 plus generous benefits

Position Type: Full Time

Location: Based out of our campaign headquarters in Burlington, Vermont.


To Apply: Please submit resume and cover letter to Elizabeth Wareing at elizabeth@letsgrowkids.org and include at least three references. Deadline: September 14, 2017

For more information about the Campaign, please go to letsgrowkids.org

The Permanent Fund for Vermont’s Children is an equal opportunity employer. Employment decisions are based on merit and business needs, and not on race, color, religion, gender, gender identity, sex, age, marital or civil union status, national origin, ancestry, sexual orientation, place of birth, citizenship, military or veteran status, HIV status, genetic information, disability or any other legally protected status as defined and required by state and federal laws.



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