Community of Vermont Elders

Director of Programs | Part Time

Category: Non-profit

Location: 29 Main Street, Montpelier, VT, USA

Community of Vermont Elders’ mission is to promote and protect quality of life for all Vermonters as we age through dialogue, education, advocacy, and empowerment.

Primary Job Function

Serve as primary staff for COVE Programs, including Senior Medicare Patrol, Building Bridges to Services for Older Vermonters, and Age Safe. Work with MOU partners to build contracts and review successes and challenges. Conduct strategic planning and development of COVE educational and victim service programs.  Maintain records, develop evaluation tools, gather and assess data, and report outcomes as required. Write grant applications and other development activities to ensure sustainability of programs.

Job Tasks and Responsibilities

  • Oversee implementation and maintenance of COVE educational and justice programs across the state through staff and contract partners, and development and management of detailed work plans, agreements, tools and schedules;
  • Oversee design and development of new projects, expanded partnerships, and other forms of outreach that enhance the ability of COVE to reach all relevant populations, especially those who have been traditionally marginalized;
  • Ensure ongoing statewide evaluation of program activities and impact as well as coordinate with federal grant oversight and technical assistance on overall program development and review;
  • Oversee initial training and ongoing support for all programmatic staff;
  • Coordinate and provide programmatic supervision to education director, regional coordinators, victim advocate, and other program specific staff, volunteers, and interns;
  • Ensure compliance with all contractual obligations, relevant laws, rules, and regulations, including those required by state and federal grants;
  • Prepare and submit, on a timely basis, all required programmatic and financial reports; 
  • Work with Executive Director to provide ongoing support to staff, including training, professional development, conflict resolution, goal setting, and delegation;
  • Develop, in conjunction with COVE’s financial staff, annual program budgets and monitor income and expenditures to ensure compliance with the budget;
  • Write grant applications and reports (federal, state, and private) as relevant to ensure long-term sustainability of programs;
  • Identify and develop responses to programmatic challenges or needs by assisting in the development of resources, policies, and systems;
  • Encourage and support the involvement of organizations and individuals whose interests and responsibilities directly influence the program’s objectives;
  • Communicate directly and regularly with staff, partners and other stakeholder groups;
  • Represent COVE in statewide, regional and national coalitions and meetings focused on issues related to a program’s mission and objectives;
  • Develop and maintain productive working relationships with other programs and initiatives related to aging and elder justice;


  • 3-5 years experience in program management required;
  • Strong leadership and personal management skills;
  • Ability to communicate clearly and effectively through email and in-person with staff and program stakeholders with diverse perspectives and priorities;
  • Proven ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously and delegate responsibilities in ways that encourage success;
  • Attention to detail, deadlines, and structure for federal programs and non-profit systems
  • Ability to exercise discretion, judgment, confidentiality and work with a degree of autonomy
  • Experience in a computerized work environment. Working knowledge of Microsoft Word and Excel, and Google Drive
  • Commitment to COVE’s goals and mission.


  • $23-$26/hour depending on experience
  • 32 hour work week
  • benefits include paid vacation and sick leave, holiday pay, cafeteria-style benefits plan, retirement contribution match up to 3% of salary, flexible schedule, work-from-home opportunities

Supervised By

  • COVE’s Executive Director 


COVID protocol

All staff have equipment and authorization to work remotely during the COVID pandemic. As restrictions lift, leadership will negotiate further working environments that may include full or part-time work from the main office in Montpelier, where air filtration, social distancing, and masks are currently required.


Community of Vermont Elders is committed to expanding and supporting diversity in our own staff and to broadening our services and reach to diverse populations across the state who have been marginalized or have faced challenges when accessing supports. Community of Vermont Elders is an Equal Opportunity Employer that values and welcomes diversity in the workplace and strongly encourages all qualified persons to apply. If you require any accommodations in order to apply, please communicate with the person listed as the contact for the position.


To Apply:

Please send resume and cover letter to If you need accommodations or assistance, email Ruby or call (802) 229-4731.