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Job Description: Interim Program Coordinator
Position: Salaried: 35 hours per week for six-months
Benefits: Contribution to SIMPLE IRA
Draft: May 28, 2021
The Vermont Communications Union District (VCUDA) is a voluntary, non-profit association of Communications Union Districts (CUDs) that enables them to act jointly and cooperatively to assist in the management and administration of member CUDs and to coordinate public policy recommendations and outreach on their behalf. VCUDA is led by a Governing Board comprising one voting member from each member CUD, with officers elected by the Governing Board.
VCUDA is seeking an Interim Program Coordinator to lead the development and provision of shared services and to coordinate communication, research and recommendations that will benefit member CUDs. Shared services could include administration; outreach; education; accounting, legal or other professional services as well as management of internal records and compliance with public access requirements.
The Interim Program Coordinator will report to the Governing Board Chair or the Board’s designee(s), and will coordinate closely with VCUDA officers elected by the Board.
Responsibilities and Duties
Strategic Planning and Capacity Development
Work with VCUDA board to:
Refine organizational vision, strategic goals and implementation plan.
Develop an annual budget.
Refine and implement organizational policies and procedures.
Identify and develop relationships with potential funding sources and collaboration partners.
Provide financial management and bookkeeping.
Provide administration of organizational meetings and recordkeeping.
Coordinate Association work to assure effective performance.
Ensure that all organizational activities meet regulatory and statutory requirements.
Programs and Services
Provide leadership in developing useful services to benefit member CUDs.
Ensure program quality and consistency with organizational goals through ongoing evaluation and remediation.
Explore and develop group purchasing opportunities
Communication and Outreach
Develop a communication strategy to amplify VCUDA’s mission and promote VCUDA as the “go to” source of knowledge regarding broadband economics and the value of Communications Union Districts in Vermont.
Coordinate VCUDA communications and assure that the organization’s mission and priorities are represented in the public sphere.
Provide administration of VCUDA communication tools, including website, newsletters and social, traditional or paid media.
Keep the Board of Directors fully informed on conditions, opportunities, issues, and challenges for VCUDA and the environment in which it operates so the Board can carry out its governance, financial oversight, and leadership role.
A passion for and commitment to the mission of providing high-speed broadband to all locations in Vermont that have not attracted commercial investment.
Exceptional interpersonal, collaborative and communication skills.
An understanding of organizational development and/or nonprofit management and board collaboration.
Proven ability to communicate concepts to non-specialists and to analyze and present technical and economic information.
Not required but also a plus:
College degree or equivalent experience required, advanced degree preferred.
Familiarity with telecommunications technology in general and fiber to the premise technology in particular.
Familiarity with rural economics.
Sitting for long periods of time.
Working with computer and phone for long periods of time, writing, speaking, and listening.
Traveling around the state and having access to reliable transportation.
Attending meetings or programs during the day and some evenings and weekends.
This is a grant-funded, six-month position.
VCUDA is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Those who identify as women and non-binary, people of color, veterans, individuals with disabilities, members of the LGBTQ+ community, and other individuals from underrepresented populations are strongly encouraged to apply.