Employment

SEVCA has openings throughout our agency. Applications for these and other positions are being accepted.

More information and how to apply is listed below for the following positions:

  • Executive Director
  • Head Start Licensed Preschool Lead Teacher, 2 available positions, Springfield/Chester
  • Head Start Teacher Associate, Chester
  • Head Start Teacher Assistant, 3 available positions, Windsor/Chester/White River
  • Head Start Food Service Provider, 2 available positions, White River/Windsor
  • Comptroller
  • Weatherization Crew Tech
  • Weatherization Energy Auditor
  • Good Buy Thrift Store Sales Clerk, 3 available positions, Hartford
  • Good Buy Thrift Store Truck Assistant
  • Emergency Home Repair Coordinator

SEVCA is an Equal Employment Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer.

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Executive Director

SEVCA’s Board of Directors is seeking candidates to succeed Steve Geller, who has dedicated himself to serving as Executive Director (E.D.) for the past 17+ years and will retire at the end of 2021. The new E.D. will advance SEVCA’s mission to empower and partner with individuals and communities to alleviate the hardships of poverty, to provide opportunities to thrive, and to eliminate root causes of poverty in southeastern Vermont, and its vision that everyone should have a good quality of life and the opportunity to thrive, free from the hardships of poverty.

The E.D. will guide overall direction and strategy, engage with external partners; strengthen the financial health and operations of the organization with the board and leadership team; develop relationships across private, public, and non-profit sectors to advance SEVCA’s mission, vision, and program strategy; and energize and engage staff to maximize benefits to the individuals and families served. They will be a collaborative, thoughtful, and inclusive leader, committed to providing a supportive and respectful workplace where SEVCA’s dedicated and knowledgeable staff can thrive and succeed.

Throughout the unprecedented challenges of the current pandemic, SEVCA not only maintained its essential role in providing critical services and assistance to individuals and families in crisis, we led in the mobilization of multiple sectors to effectively and efficiently administer new programs addressing food security (VT Everyone Eats), housing, energy costs, economic distress, and other critical needs. Looking to the future we seek to further develop our capacity to engage, mobilize and innovate to seize the opportunities present in this extraordinary period in which our state and nation have expanded the resources and the commitment to improve the lives and futures of our communities.

Please visit https://bethgilpin.com/current-openings/ to submit your materials to our search partner, Beth Gilpin Consulting, and/or request a confidential exploratory call. The search committee will consider candidates on a rolling basis for interviews this fall, and welcome the new Executive Director by early 2022.

Full organizational profile and job description HERE. To view the retirement press release, visit HERE.

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Head Start Licensed Preschool Lead Teacher, 2 positions, Springfield/Chester

Job Details: Starting Date: Immediately
Position Type: Full Time, 40 hours per week, benefited position

Job Description:
Openings for a Head Start Licensed Lead Teacher within SEVCA Windsor County Head Start. Seeking a nurturing and motivated professional to work with children ages 3-5 years old in a play-based environment. The Lead Teacher is responsible for being sure the Head Start Performance Standards, NAEYC Standards, Vermont Early Learning Standards, and State of Vermont Early Childhood Program Licensing Regulations are met in their classroom. The Lead Teacher is part of a team of supervisory staff that meets monthly. This position requires a close collaborative working relationship with all other content area managers, staff, and parents. Supervision of the teaching assistants, support staff and facility is included in the responsibilities. Experience using The Creative Curriculum, Second Step Curriculum, and Teaching Strategies GOLD Assessment System are a distinct advantage. Please send cover letter, resume, and three letters of reference directly to the contact person listed below.

Job Requirements:
• Bachelor’s degree in early childhood or human/child development required AND Vermont Professional Educator’s License with and Early Childhood Education endorsement: this includes one program year of successful experience in a preschool classroom.
• An ability to communicate effectively with others, including giving and receiving feedback on the quality of services.
• A demonstrated ability to practice theories and principles of early childhood education.
• An ability to articulate the importance of parents as the primary educator of their children.
• Experience working with low income families.
• Minimum of 15 clock hours of professional development activities each year.
• Ability to prioritize and multi-task.

• Ability to maintain confidentiality regarding children and families at all times.

• Satisfactory Criminal Record/Fingerprints Check

Please send cover letter, resume, a copy of your educational transcripts and three written references to:
Lori Canfield, Head Start Director
97 Park Street
Springfield, VT 05156

Or email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Or fax: 1-802-885-8112

Head Start Teacher Associate, Chester

Job Details: Starting Date: Immediately
Position Type: Full Time, 40 hours per week, benefited position

Job Description:
Opening for a Head Start Teacher Associate within SEVCA Windsor County Head Start. Seeking a nurturing, motivated professional to work with children ages 3-5 years old in a play-based environment. Teacher Associates are responsible for being familiar with Head Start Performance Standards, NAEYC Standards, Vermont Early Learning Standards, and State of Vermont Early Childhood Program Licensing Regulations, and ensuring they are being met in the classroom. Teacher Associates are part of a team designed to provide all children with a safe, nurturing, and engaging learning environment. The teacher associate is part of a team that meets regularly. This position requires a close collaborative working relationship with the Lead Teacher, Teacher Assistant parents and other center staff. Experience using The Creative Curriculum, Second Step Curriculum, and Teaching Strategies GOLD Assessment System are a distinct advantage.

Job Requirements:
• Associate degree in early childhood or human/child development required: this includes one program year of successful experience in a preschool classroom.
• Minimum of 15 clock hours of professional development activities each year.
• Experience working with young groups of children.
• Experience with working with low-income families.
• Ability to maintain confidentiality of families and children at all times.
• Positive attitude.
• Satisfactory Criminal Record/Fingerprints Check

Please send cover letter, resume, a copy of your educational transcripts and three written references to:
Lori Canfield, Head Start Director
97 Park Street
Springfield, VT 05156

Or email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Or fax: 1-802-885-8112

Head Start Teacher Assistant, 3 positions, Chester/Windsor/White River

Job Details: Starting Date: Immediately
Position Type: Full Time, 37.5-40 hours per week, benefited position

Job Description:
Openings for a Head Start Teacher Assistant within SEVCA Windsor County Head Start. Seeking a nurturing and motivated professional to work with children ages 3-5 years old in a play-based environment. Teacher Assistants are responsible for being familiar with Head Start Performance Standards, NAEYC Standards, Vermont Early Learning Standards, and State of Vermont Early Childhood Program Licensing Regulations, and ensuring they are being met in the classroom. Teacher Assistants are part of a team designed to provide all children with a safe, nurturing, and engaging learning environment. The teacher assistant is part of a team that meets regularly. This position requires a close collaborative working relationship with the Lead Teacher, Teacher Associate, parents and other center staff. Familiarity with Second Step Curriculum and The Creative Curriculum are a distinct advantage.

Job Requirements:
• CDA (Child Development Associate) or State Board of education approved Human Services Program with emphasizes on child development or early childhood education is required: this includes one program year of successful experience in a preschool classroom.
• Minimum of 15 clock hours of professional development activities each year.
• Experience working with young groups of children.
• Experience with working with low-income families.
• Ability to maintain confidentiality of families and children at all times.
• Positive attitude.
• Satisfactory Criminal Record/Fingerprints Check

Please send cover letter, resume, a copy of your educational transcripts and three written references to:
Lori Canfield, Head Start Director
97 Park Street
Springfield, VT 05156

Or email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Or fax: 1-802-885-8112

Head Start Food Service Provider, 2 positions, White River/Windsor


Job Details: Starting Date: Immediately
Position Type: Full Time, 32.5 hours per week, benefited position
Positions Available: 2
Location: White River Junction/Windsor

Job Description:
Opening for a Food Service Provider within SEVCA Windsor County Head Start. Seeking a motivated individual to prepare meals for a large group of preschoolers. Food Service Providers will be responsible for meal prep, serving meals that are high in nutrients on time, kitchen clean- up; dishes, emptying garbage daily, cleaning appliances, cleaning cupboards/drawers, etc. Food Service Providers are also responsible for shopping, putting groceries away and paperwork. Food Service Providers are responsible for being familiar with Head Start Performance Standards and guidelines of the USDA Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) and State of Vermont Early Childhood Program Licensing Regulations, and ensuring they are being met in the kitchen. Experience planning, preparing and serving meals to large groups, knowledge of CACFP guidelines are a distinct advantage.

Job Requirements:
• High School Diploma
• Education related to food services and CACFP.
• Valid driver’s license.
• SERVSafe certification
• Evidence of a physical exam within the past year.
• Experience with working with low-income families.
• Ability to maintain confidentiality of families and children at all times.
• Positive attitude.
• Satisfactory Criminal Record/Fingerprints Check

Please send cover letter, resume, a copy of your educational transcripts and three written references to:
Lori Canfield, Head Start Director
97 Park Street
Springfield, VT 05156

Or email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Or fax: 1-802-885-8112

Comptroller

 Works directly under the Finance Director (FD) to oversee, assist other Finance staff with, and perform directly as needed, the full range of Finance Dep’t functions, including: Accounts payable & receivable, general ledger accounting, grant / contract management, human resources, payroll processing, cash receipts, financial reporting, etc.  Assists in the administration of the financial / business functions of the department on a day-to-day basis.  Serves as liaison between FD, other Finance Staff, Program Directors, and Executive Director, including: Keeping everyone informed of new grants and requirements, creating & monitoring budgets, directing and assisting in the development and ongoing adjustment of general ledger coding, overseeing grant reporting schedules to ensure accuracy and timely reporting, etc. 

Qualifications:

  1. Bachelor’s in Accounting or Business Management and 5 years’ related experience. In circumstances when someone with the minimum educational credentials can’t be found within the needed timeframe, a demonstrated track record in the field, an exceptional level of skills & knowledge, and an adequate number of completed and/or planned accounting / finance courses, may substitute for the required degree, at least for an appropriate interim period as needed.
  2. A strong background working in a non-profit finance office environment and with grant accounting / management preferred
  3. Excellent computer proficiency, especially extensive and advanced experience in the use of accounting and spreadsheet software, and solid word processing skills
  4. Supervisory, personnel management, or demonstrated finance / administration staff team leadership experience
  5. Demonstrated ability and skills to work effectively with non-finance Dep’t Managers and Program Directors / Coordinators to develop and manage budgets, produce and analyze reports, and generally establish and maintain positive, productive relationships between them and the Finance Office
  6. Human Resources experience or knowledge a plus

Full-time, salaried / exempt position.

Send letter of interest and/or resume to Finance Director Tom Clews (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.), or contact him) if you have any questions. Applications will be accepted until position is filled.

Equal Employment Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer.

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Weatherization Crew Technician -Career Opportunity in the Growing “Green” Economy 

Join SEVCA’s Weatherization Team for a career in Energy Conservation, installing energy-saving measures in homes of low-income residents. Our Weatherization program is growing! Seeking motivated staff to make a difference every day! Year-round work. Full-time, 4-day week, 10-hour days. $17/hour or more to start based on qualifications; excellent benefits; chance for advancement.

Ideal candidate will have construction and/or building science knowledge, dependability, problem-solving skills. Construction & insulating experience preferred but not required. High school diploma or GED, valid Driver’s license.

Benefits for FT employees include 12 paid holidays, earned leave time (sick/vac/personal), and available Health/Dental/Vision insurance plans, 403(b) retirement with match, available life and disability ins.

Please send cover letter and resume to Vic Baisley, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., or by mail to 91 Buck Drive, Westminster, VT 05158

EEO/AA employer. Women, minorities and veterans encouraged to apply.

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Weatherization Energy Auditor -Career Opportunity in the Growing “Green” Economy 

Join SEVCA’s Weatherization Team for a career in energy conservation. SEVCA has an immediate opening for a full-time Energy Auditor. The position requires residential building analysis skills regarding energy efficiency and basic knowledge of heating systems. 4-day week, $19/hour or more to start based on qualifications; excellent benefits, paid time off, chance for advancement, signing bonus after 6 months.

A valid driver’s license & good driving record and a minimum of two year’s experience in the field is required. Applicants with BPI certification are preferred and will be required after on the job training provided by SEVCA. SEVCA is an EEO/AA employer. Women, minorities and veterans encouraged to apply. Go to www.sevca.org/Employment or call 802-722-4575 for job description and application form. Scan & email as attachment to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or mail or bring to SEVCA, 91 Buck Dr., Westminster, VT 05158. Applications accepted until position is filled

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Good Buy Thrift Store Sales Clerk, 3 positions, Hartford

SEVCA’s Good Buy Stores have immediate openings for 3 part-time sales clerks at their Hartford location at least 2 days a week plus every other Saturday, with possible additional days. Retail experience, ability to work in a fast-paced environment, and occasional travel to other store locations required.

Competitive wage and benefits package, awesome co-workers, and the ability to give back and help your community every day!

Applications available at Good Buy Store locations: 676 Hartford Ave., Hartford; 23-25 Main St., Springfield; 45 Rockingham St., Bellows Falls; at SEVCA’s main office, 91 Buck Drive Westminster, VT or at www.sevca.org.

Applications being accepted until positions are filled. EOE/AA employer.

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Good Buy Thrift Store Truck Assistant

SEVCA’s Good Buy Store has an immediate opening for a part-time truck assistant at least 2 days a week with possible additional days. Work with Driver to pick up donated items throughout SEVCA’s service area and beyond. Able to lift 50 pounds, and ability to work in fast-paced environment required.

Competitive wage and benefits package, awesome co-workers, and the ability to give back and help your community every day!

Applications available at the Good Buy Stores - 676 Hartford Ave, WRJ or 23 Main St., Springfield, or 45 Rockingham St., Bellows Falls, and SEVCA’s main office at 91 Buck Dr., Westminster, or at www.sevca.org.

Applications accepted until position is filled. EOE/AA employer.

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Home Repair Program Coordinator

Coordinate, and possibly carry out, home repairs for low-income households to address health, safety, energy waste, accessibility, and other needs. Responsibilities include client intake & enrollment, spec writing, awarding bids / contracts, document prep, contractor supervision, QC, recordkeeping / reporting, and collaboration. Will also ideally include hands-on repair work for additional hours for someone with appropriate skills & experience. Requires 5 yrs construction-related exp, including hands-on work, spec writing, cost estimating & contracting; knowledge of building codes / regs; good communication, organizational, writing & computer skills; ability to relate to low-income clients. 24-40 hrs/wk, depending on whether doing direct repairs.

Send letter of interest and/or resume to Steve Geller (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.). EEO/AA Employer.

 

“If SEVCA hadn’t provided heat this winter, I might not be alive to write this.”

SEVCA Client