Vermont Humanities Council

Literacy Program Manager | Full Time

Category: Education

Location: 11 Loomis St.

Your passion for literacy and the worlds that open up for readers can soar at Vermont Humanities. Our staff needs a person to lead a dedicated team of trainers in providing professional development and workshops for educators/childcare providers/parents, camps for middle school students, and programs for adults in the corrections system. Learners of all ages will benefit from the collaborative guidance and innovation you bring to these programs. We actively evaluate our programs for diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility and are searching for someone who is also driven by these goals.

The Literacy Program Manager coordinates the day to day operations of the Vermont Humanities’ literacy programs and supports the Director of Programs in developing and evaluating these programs. This position is the team lead for Vermont Humanities’ early childhood and adult education programs, as well as Humanities Camps for 5th – 8th graders, and may be called upon to assist the Director of Programs, Executive Director, or other staff with programming, grant writing and reporting, program underwriting, and events as requested.  A team of limited part time presenters/trainers is led by the Literacy Program Manager to facilitate programs that advance literacy in learning opportunities throughout Vermont.

Key Skills

  • Continually prioritize and undertake the multiple, diverse activities of literacy programs, developing and adhering to workflow timelines.
  • Competency in meeting diversity, equity, inclusion, and access goals in programming and administrative processes.
  • Respond to routine and special assignments in a fast-paced environment with flexibility and a willingness to meet project goals and organizational needs.
  • Continually assess program effectiveness, identifying and analyzing potential issues. Display creative problem-solving for greater programmatic success.
  • Work effectively as a team leader, as well as a member of a team in a collaborative environment.
  • Contribute to creating a more diverse, inclusive, and equitable culture within our organization and our state.
  • Serve as an effective public voice for our mission, vision, and programs.
  • Display exceptional organizational skills and attention to detail.
  • Display effective written and oral communication skills.
  • Demonstrate proficiency with Microsoft Office 365 and Customer Relationship Management systems and database.
  • Demonstrate practical knowledge of accounts payable and accounts receivable procedures.


  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent life experience required; advanced degree in education, literacy and/or child development, or a combination of education and work experience providing comparable knowledge and skills, desirable.
  • Relevant experience in program planning and event management required.
  • Experience in managing and delivering virtual programs preferred.
  • Must be able to work both collaboratively and independently.
  • Experience in and commitment to working in a diverse and inclusive environment.
  • Excellent writing and speaking skills required; experience in grant proposal writing desirable.
  • Ability to represent Vermont Humanities effectively to a broad range of individuals and organizations.
  • Demonstrated interest in the humanities and commitment to Vermont Humanities’ work and mission.
  • Donor and stakeholder development and fundraising experience is preferred.


  • Competitive Salary
  • 403(b) retirement plan with 6% employer contribution
  • 100% employer-paid healthcare insurance premium and deductible for the employee
  • 100% employer-paid dental insurance premium for the employee
  • Generous paid time off for vacation, holidays, personal and sick time
  • Group life insurance at no cost to the employee
  • Long-term disability insurance at no cost to the employee
  • Flexible schedule including opportunities to work from home
  • An open and supportive work environment with co-workers who are passionate about our mission



Vermont Humanities is located in Montpelier, but at present all of our staff members are working from home. New staff will be provided with a computer and other necessary equipment to complete their work remotely. Once social distancing precautions are eased, work will again be possible in our office.


Vermont Humanities is an EOE/affirmative action employer. We provide reasonable accommodations in the recruitment and employment of persons with disabilities.



Deadline: July 12, 2020 12:00 am

To Apply:

To apply for this position please submit a cover letter and resume no later than July 12th to