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:

  • Special Projects Director
  • Weatherization Operations Manager
  • Head Start Teacher Associate, Chester
  • Head Start Teacher Assistant, 3 available positions, Windsor/Chester
  • Head Start Food Service Provider, White River/Windsor
  • Comptroller
  • Maintenance Technician
  • Weatherization Crew Tech
  • Sales Clerks (2) Good Buy Thrift Store in Hartford/White River
  • Emergency Home Repair Coordinator

SEVCA is an Equal Employment Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer.

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Special Projects Director

Plan, develop, manage, coordinate, oversee, monitor, measure & analyze outcomes, evaluate and/or report on a range of special projects – with an initial focus on COVID-related projects and the management of the grants and other sources that fund them – and performs and/or coordinates selected administrative and program coordination & strengthening functions. In conjunction with the ED and other management staff, share responsibility for ensuring compliance, efficiency, and excellence in support of achieving its mission and goals.

Qualifications:
1. Seven years of leadership, management, and supervisory experience in comparably-sized organization, at least some in non-profit organizations; Community Action Agency experience highly preferred
2. Bachelors in Public or Business Administration, Human Services, or related field required; Masters and concentration in Non-Profit Management preferred. Extensive relevant additional experience may substitute for some education
3. Knowledge and understanding of the causes and effects of poverty and approaches to addressing them
4. Experience with and functional knowledge of program, grant, financial and/or personnel management and effective policies and practices in those areas
5. Excellent oral and written communication, interpersonal, organizational, and computer skills
6. Ability to interact with, and provide leadership, coaching, and training to, and evaluation of, a wide range of individuals to enable them to work together to achieve SEVCA’s mission, priorities, and goals
7. Ability to travel regularly locally and within the state and occasionally regionally and nationally, and to maintain a flexible schedule to enable that travel and to work and conduct business outside of normal business hours as needed

Send letter of interest and/or resume to Executive Director Steve Geller (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.). Applications will be accepted until position is filled. This positions is salaried / exempt; full-time; temporary, intended to become ongoing.

Weatherization Operations Manager

Job Objectives and Job Summary: Serves as the hub of activities taking place daily within the department to ensure that Weatherization jobs get audited, scheduled, completed, inspected, and reported in compliance with the grants, technical manual, quality standards, and all other applicable requirements. Responsible for planning and directing energy conservation installations and coordinating subcontractors, and for managing and controlling on-site costs and working with PD to keep expenses and job cost average within grant budgets. Oversees Auditors to ensure an adequate supply of jobs, Crews regarding scheduling and productivity, and office staff to ensure timely and accurate reports and billings.

Qualifications:
1. High School diploma or equivalent and 7 years of construction-related experience, including direct supervision of staff and subcontractors.
2. Background in coordinating and overseeing job scheduling and production functions.
3. Extensive knowledge of the structural components and systems in residential building, with specific focus on building performance and energy efficiency retrofits.
4. Excellent attention to detail and strong organizational, computer & communication skills.
5. Ability to work independently with self-initiative and as an effective team member.
6. A valid driver’s license and good driving record that allows for frequent travel to job, meeting or training sites, transporting self and others, sometimes on short notice.
7. Ability to lift up to 50 pounds (or occasionally more with assistance), and to use basic construction-related power tools and equipment.
Full-time exempt position. Salary commensurate with qualifications. Send letter of interest, résumé and salary requirements to Victor Baisley, Weatherization Program Director (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.

Head Start Teacher Associate, Chester

Job Description:
Openings 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

Job Details: Starting Date: August 9, 2021
Position Type: Full Time, 30 hours per week, benefited position
Positions Available: 3
Location: Windsor/Chester

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, White River/Windor

Position: Food Service Provider
Job Details: Starting Date: August 30, 2021
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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Maintenance Technician

Under the direction of IT Administrator (ITA), Weatherization Program Director (WPD) and/or other designated staff, performs or, if required, contracts for and oversees maintenance, repairs, and improvements for selected SEVCA-owned-and-occupied property / buildings, and vehicles, equipment and tools, as needed or requested. Functions may include: Basic carpentry, painting, plumbing, electrical, mechanical, and groundskeeping work, and scheduling & overseeing work performed by contractors.

 

Qualifications:
1. High School diploma or equivalent, and experience in the building trades, home maintenance / repair or “handyman” work, and ability to use construction-related hand and power tools.
2. Some combination of basic carpentry, painting, light plumbing, electrical, mechanical, HVAC, and/or groundskeeping skills / knowledge, and ability & willingness to learn and apply new skills.
3. Ability to balance, stretch, reach, twist, crouch, kneel, crawl into tight spaces, climb ladders and/or staging , and lift at least 50 pounds without a problem.
4. A current valid driver’s license and good driving record with no major or repeated moving violations.
5. Ability and willingness to work effectively, both independently a part of a team with co-workers, and to collaborate with, supervise, and oversee the work of independent contractors.
6. Ability to be flexible regarding work hours and worksites on particular days and times as the need requires.
Hourly / Non-Exempt; Part to Full-time position depending on funding, need, and other circumstances.

Send letter of interest and/or resume by May 14th to Paul LaFreniere (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) or Vic Baisley (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.), or contact them if you have any questions.

Equal Employment Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer.

 

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. Full-time, 4-day week, $17/hour or more to start based on qualifications; excellent benefits; chance for advancement.
Requires building science knowledge, dependability, problem-solving skills, driver’s license & good driving record. Construction and insulating experience preferred. 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 to SEVCA, 91 Buck Dr., Westminster, VT 05158. Applications accepted until poisiton is filled.

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Good Buy Thrift Stores

Seeking TWO (2) Part-time Sales Clerks for Good Buy location in Hartford/White River Junction

SEVCA's Good Buy Store has an immediate opening for a part-time sales clerk at their  Springfield  location  at  least  2 days a week including every other Saturday, with possible additional days. Retail experience and ability to work in a fast-paced environment required. Occasional travel to other store locations required. Applications available at: Springfield Good Buy Store, 23-25 Main St., Spfld. VT; Bellows Falls Good Buy Store, 45 Rockingham St., BF, VT; and at SEVCA's main office, 91

Buck Drive Westminster,  VT  or at www.sevca.org      EOE

Applications accepted until position is filled.

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Home Repair Program Coordinator

Coordinate and, as needed and feasible, 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 preparation, contractor supervision, quality control, 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 / regulations; good communication, organizational, writing & computer skills; ability to relate to low-income clients and supervise contractors. Knowledge of local building trades / contractors a plus. Up to 40 hrs/week for combined coordinator & direct service work, 20-30 for just the coordinator role.

Send letter of interest and/or resume and salary requirements to Linda Brooks (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.), or contact Steve Geller if you have any questions. Applications will be accepted until position is filled

 

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