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 VtPHA Executive Director

Executive Director Job Description and Qualifications

Posted: February 3, 2023        |       Applications Accepted Until the Position is Filled

The Vermont Public Health Association seeks an Executive Director who has the vision and advanced skills to support us as we work to grow and enhance the nature and scope of our services to Vermont public health professionals and the Vermont public. We have recently been engaged in expanded public health work due to CDC Health Equity funding and are now engaging in strategic planning to guide us in our organizational growth and expanded mission to promote health equity. We envision an Executive Director who, in working with the President and the Board, can guide us in these efforts by the efficient management of the workings of the VtPHA. The VtPHA is a membership organization which facilitates collaboration among people who care about public health and are committed to protecting and promoting the health of Vermonters. The VtPHA was founded in 2002 and is an affiliate of the American Public Health Association. For more information, please visit our website: vtpha.org.  

Examples of Work:  

  • Provide strategic direction, in partnership with the VtPHA President and Board, to manage and grow the VtPHA in meeting its mission and vision.
  • Fiscal management in oversight of the budget and revenue, in consultation with the Treasurer, Finance Committee, President, and Board.
  • Provide direction for increasing membership and support for event planning and expanding services to membership.
  • Explore and develop new funding opportunities and relations to grow the annual budget and expand the VtPHA capacity to further our mission.
  • Expand collaboration with community partners to reflect the diverse nature of Vermont’s population and public health needs.
  • Work with the Board to increase its diversity and the diversity of membership.
  • Coordinate with Committee Chairs and support ongoing work products.
  • In consultation with the Board President, develop monthly Board meeting agenda, prepare materials, and insure follow up.
  • Manage digital storage of documents and records for easy and efficient access to information and records.
  • Mange grant processing, invoices, quality assurance, and other key duties as needed.
  • Grant seeking and grants management.

Skills and Qualifications:  

  • Development, fund raising, donor relations experience/skills.
  • Experience in nonprofit work and in the overall field of public and community health.
  • Solid marketing and communication skills.
  • Solid technology skills including Microsoft Office products.
  • Ability to work with a diverse group of board members.
  • Well-developed interpersonal communications skills. 
  • Grant writing, administration, and management.

The ideal candidate will have at a minimum a bachelor’s degree with experience in organizational management and a familiarity with the concepts and profession of public health.  

This position is planned to be mostly working remotely, with attendance requested at some in-person meetings. The person will report to the Board President of the VtPHA.

To apply, send cover letter, resume, contact information for two references, and salary requirements to: vtpublichealth@vtpha.org; subject line: VtPHA Executive Director.

Salary range is $32.00 to $38.00 per hour depending upon experience and education.

This is a 24 hour per week position that will remain open until filled.

    About the association

    VtPHA is a membership organization which facilitates collaboration among people who care about public health and are interested in protecting and promoting the health of Vermont residents.

    VtPHA is an Affiliate of the American Public Health Association (APHA). APHA is the national voice of public health and champions the health of all people and all communities. They are the only organization that combines a 140-plus year perspective, the ability to influence federal policy to improve the public’s health and a member community from all public health disciplines and over 40 countries. Learn more at www.apha.org.


    Vermont Public Health Association
    P.O. Box 732
    Burlington, VT 05402-0732

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