Working Communities Challenge Project Director

  • Part Time
  • Lamoille County
  • This position has been filled

Website United Way of Lamoille County INC

Working Communities Challenge Project Director


Seeking a visionary, entrepreneurial leader for the Working Communities Challenge, a new, county-wide project funded by the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston. This innovative model addresses the complex social and economic challenges for workforce development. The three-year Project Director, in support of the Steering Committee and cross-sector stakeholders, will steward and coordinate the execution and sustainability of this vital new approach to our county’s workforce ecosystem. This position is part-time (20 hours/week) with the possibility of becoming full-time.


Manage the WCC implementation plan:

  • Manage a cross sector, multi-stakeholder collaborative
    Form strong relationships with stakeholders, including employers, community residents, workers, community-based organizations, small businesses, faith community and policy makers
  • Update strategic plan based on collaborative decisions and ensure community “ownership”
  • Schedule and coordinate meetings, preparing agendas, notes and materials in advance
  • Support project goals and objectives, in collaboration with Communications Director, through grant writing and fundraising
  • Collaborate with Communications Director and Strategic Plan Leaders

Increase Community Engagement:

  • Work with a socioeconomically diverse group of community members to identify and address specific needs, coordinate effective leadership development to address challenging issues associated with race, class, and culture
  • Work to ensure that partner activities and related initiatives are coordinated and aligned with the WCC goals and supported by the larger collaboration

Shared Measurement:

  • Work with partners to develop a data collection and evaluation plan to track progress towards results, build accountability, and increase capacity
  • Share and utilize data to inform planning and decision-making
  • Report progress to partners, community members, funders, and other key stakeholders

Qualifications: Minimum 3-5 years of relevant experience in one or more of the following areas:

  • Community/economic development, education, workforce development and training, public administration, human services, urban planning, community organizing, or a related field
  • Experience with strategic planning and execution, project management, supervision of personnel, and budget oversight
  • Work in a complex collaborative environment
  • Work effectively and cooperatively with staff and clients from diverse cultural,  educational, and socio-economic backgrounds. Commitment to the values of equity, inclusion, multiculturalism and participatory governance.
  • Experience engaging in policy and systems change work
  • Fundraising/grant-writing experience
  • Outstanding oral and written communication skills
  • Experience with data analysis and report writing

Other Qualifications to Consider:

  • Proficiency in Microsoft Word and Excel, experience in database management, survey development/analysis, website design and administration
  • Familiarity with Lamoille county, the towns, organizations and businesses

Please submit resume and cover letter to as a PDF attachment to the WCC Hiring Committee. Please use the following convention for file names: Last name-resume-WCC.