The Governor's Institutes of Vermont

Operations Coordinator | Full Time

Category: Non-profit

Location: 20 West Canal St, Winooski, VT 05404

The Governor’s Institutes of Vermont (GIV) is a nonprofit doing amazing work… and we are looking for a detail-oriented Operations Coordinator to join our team! Do you love improving systems? Are you quick to learn software that can make a nonprofit more efficient? Are you skilled at communicating with people via phone and email? If you have customer service and data management experience, and a passion for inspiring and empowering young people, we would love to hear from you!

Each summer, GIV helps hundreds of Vermont high school students pursue their interests and find their people! We provide intensive summer enrichment programs on college campuses that inspire them to think deeper and dream bigger, focused on topics ranging from the Arts to Environmental Science to Technology & Design. Up to 30 years later, 88% of our alumni report that their time at GIV was one of the most important experiences of their teenage years.

Your administrative and communication skills will help us further our mission to make these world-class experiences accessible to students of all backgrounds! The ideal candidate will be friendly, organized, persistent, creative, and have a sense of humor.

This is a full-time exempt position, with one day/week in our Winooski office. Folks outside of Chittenden County are encouraged to apply! Salary range is $45-50k and the benefits package includes generous paid time off.


Primary Responsibilities:

  • PROGRAMS: Plan, execute, and analyze a robust system for interacting with students and families during application, admissions, and enrollment season.
  • DATA: Maintain and improve GIV’s database and relevant integrations.
  • COMMUNICATIONS: Plan, execute, and analyze a steady communications stream.
  • ADMINISTRATION: Help move GIV forward by leaps instead of steps.

Find details on all of these areas of the role, and how to apply, in the full job description at



The ideal candidate has….

A love for GIV’s mission, and an investment in young people and their dreams
A commitment to ensuring that opportunities like these are accessible to all young Vermonters
An orientation to getting the details right
Strong organizational skills
Strong writing and editing skills
Strong interpersonal skills (customer service experience a plus!)
The initiative to independently manage projects and people, as well as to communicate and work collaboratively with a small team
Experience with automating and segmenting communication using technology
Familiarity with using and creating spreadsheets and a willingness to learn new software. We use Little Green Light, Google Suite, Constant Contact, SurveyMonkey Apply, and Microsoft Access.
An interest in helping GIV to increase its capacity for reaching a digitally-savvy audience
The ability to give and receive thoughtful feedback
A valid driver’s license
A sense of humor!


To Apply:

Please see full job description and how to apply at