Employment Opportunities

Employment Opportunities Currently Available:


Vital Communities seeks an Executive Director with the skills and experience to lead and grow one of the most respected nonprofit organizations in the region. Vital Communities brings our whole community together to cultivate the civic, environmental, and economic vitality of the Upper Valley.

In partnership with the Board of Directors, the Executive Director is responsible for Vital Communities’ success – ensuring the organization’s relevance to the region, the accomplishment of our mission and vision, and our accountability to diverse constituents. The Executive Director leads and develops the experienced and engaged staff in the shared mission and serves as the public face of the organization.

Qualifications include prior and long-standing excellence in staff leadership and organizational management; development and fundraising experience with individuals and organizations; financial administration and budgeting experience and confidence to manage a >$1,000,000 budget with multiple programs and cost centers; excellent facilitation skills; the ability to prioritize and manage multiple responsibilities effectively on deadline; the ability to set clear expectations for staff and build clear and actionable accountability; positive and professional communication skills with individuals and groups; and eagerness to regularly attend and engage at Vital Communities’ events and programs.

Applicants should review the complete job description and then submit a cover letter and resume in one document to hr@vitalcommunities.org. Review of resumes will begin March 25, 2020.


Vital Communities seeks a Communications Manager to serve as the organization’s chief storyteller, responsible for developing and implementing a comprehensive, multichannel communications plan for Vital Communities.

The Communications Manager works with staff and external partners to find and tell the stories of Vital Communities. The Communications Manager leads strategy and content development for the organization’s website, e-newsletter, and social media and will be responsible for a website redesign in late 2020. The Communications Manager also manages strategy, content development, design, editing, printing, and mailing (with support from database staff) for Vital Communities print publications; serves as copy editor for Vital Communities communications; and manages all media outreach and media relations. The Communications Manager helps plan annual fundraising efforts and writes, edits, and manages printing and mailing/emailing of fundraising communications. The Communications Manager must also understand and represent the organization’s big-picture strategy, methods, and goals for communications and support database management consistent with those needs. This position supervises the Database Manager.

Qualifications include excellent writing, editing, and communications skills; the ability to prioritize and implement multiple complex, competing priorities simultaneously and on deadline in a fast-paced environment; proficiency with WordPress and website content planning and management; the ability to manage and work effectively with a wide range of internal and external partners, individually and as teams; attention to detail; efficient and effective organizational skills; flexibility and willingness to adapt in response to emerging needs and priorities; proficiency in PC computing and aptitude for quick and self-directed learning of new software programs; and experience with Microsoft Office, WordPress, Google Suite.

Applicants should review the complete job description and then submit a cover letter and resume in one document to hr@vitalcommunities.org.

Ongoing Internship and Volunteer Opportunities
Are you interested in interning at Vital Communities but do not see a current opportunity that matches your interests? We are open to explore the possibilities with you.

Please email hr@vitalcommunities.org your resume and one page cover letter describing your interests, skills, and what you’d like to get out of an internship at Vital Communities. In the subject line, please include 1-2 of our focus areas. Example subject line: Internship Inquiry: Energy/Transportation

Our main areas of focus are:

  • Civic engagement
  • Sense of place
  • Energy
  • Transportation
  • Local agriculture
  • Local economy
  • Marketing/Communications

Please allow us a few weeks to get back to you.