Job Opportunity: Executive Director at The Samaritan House

The Samaritan House, Inc. is seeking a dynamic leader to manage its homeless shelter, transitional housing and support services in St. Albans, VT. The new Director must be an experienced executive with highly developed interpersonal skills, strong financial, operational, grant writing and management expertise, as well as the ability to take strong initiative and build strong political relationships. This is a full-time position with limited benefits. Salary based on experience and qualifications. The Samaritan House is an equal opportunity educator and employer. Please direct all inquiries to Linda Ryan, Samaritan House, 24 Kingman Street, St. Albans, VT05478, e-mail: or

Required Skills:

Leadership: Provide a positive leadership that motivates and encourages the staff and the Board to achieve the goals of the organization.

Fundraising: Provide direct oversight and work closely with the Director of Development and Board of Directors to implement a development plan that supports the annual budget and Strategic Plan. Must be competent at meeting with donors in the major gift and other fundraising solicitations.

Strategic Thinking: Work closely with the management team and the Board of Directors to develop and implement short and long-range actions and strategies as outlined in the Strategic Plan. This requires creative approaches to developing programs and seeking solutions for community needs.

Financial Management: Accountable for meeting fiscal year budgeted income and expenses as developed and approved by the Board of Directors. The financial structure has a diversity of funding sources and reporting requirements that require detailed attention.

Operational Management: Provide direct oversight to all operations, including property management,

1. Lead human resources to ensure staff are well- trained and professional.
2. Evaluate the effectiveness of current programs, makes improvements as necessary, identify and develop programs to meet client and community needs, as well as seek resources to support desired programs.
3. Ability to understand the populations served, as well as have experience working with individuals with mental health and substance abuse conditions.

Marketing and Public Relations: Responsible for representing the organization throughout the community and State to ensure continued broad based support and a positive public image in a highly competitive non-profit sector environment.

Minimum Qualifications
Bachelor’s Degree, (Masters preferred) plus four years of Fundraising and Program Development Experience. Ten years of experience in non-profit management will be considered in lieu of a Degree.

  • High Energy and passion for Samaritan House’s mission is essential
  • Good communication and advocacy skills
  • Supervision skills and experience
  • Excellent computer skills
  • Ability to deal effectively with colleagues at the local and state level
  • Ability to analyze problem situations and focus on resolving them
  • Ability to understand the populations served
  • Experience with Mental Health and Substance Abuse conditions
  • Knowledge of local, state, and federal grant sources including foundations
  • Able to maintain professional boundaries and ethical standards with staff, clients and the general public

VCEH 2015-16 Annual Membership Form

The VCEH 2015-16 membership form is now available. Membership in VCEH is open to any individual or organization interested in participating in this grassroots effort. Suggested organizational membership dues are based on the annual operating budget, or in the case of a multi-purpose organization, the housing program’s budget. Individual memberships are welcomed and encouraged!

The Vermont Coalition to End Homelessness (VCEH), acting as the primary decision-making body of the Vermont Balance of State Continuum of Care, shall have a mission to end all homelessness in Vermont through sharing information, developing resources, providing a forum for decision-making, and promoting decent, safe, fair, affordable shelter for all.

VCEH achieves this mission by:

• Creating a network of organizations, service providers, advocates, consumers, concerned citizens and policy makers committed to ending homelessness.

• Fostering communication with and supporting local Continuums and developing collaborative partnerships.

• Ensuring that all Vermonters, particularly low and moderate income persons, people with disabilities, homeless people, elders, families with children and others, have safe, adequate, physically accessible and affordable housing.

• Encouraging resident participation and control in their housing.

• Advocating for the preservation of existing housing, protection of renters, and the development of new, perpetually affordable low and moderate income housing.

• Promoting the recognition of housing as a basic right for all Vermonters through education of the public and elected officials.

• Acting as a catalyst in the exploration and development of innovative means of preserving and increasing Vermont’s affordable housing stock.

To download the form, click here. Contact Dawn Butterfield at 802-477-5124 or with questions regarding your membership.

Job Opportunity: VT DOC Corrections Housing Program Coordinator

This position, Corrections Housing Program Coordinator (Job Opening #618062), is open to all State employees and external applicants.

If you would like more information about this position, please contact

Resumes will not be accepted via e-mail. You must apply online to be considered.

AHS BACKGROUND CHECKS: Candidates must pass any level of background investigation applicable to the position. In accordance with AHS Policy 4.02, Hiring Standards, Vermont and/or national criminal record checks, as well as DMV and adult and child abuse registry checks, as appropriate to the position under recruitment, will be conducted on candidates, with the exception of those who are current classified state employees seeking transfer, promotion or demotion into an AHS classified position or are persons exercising re-employment (RIF) rights.

General Job Description
This is a part-time Job Share position working 20 hours per week.

Coordinating, technical and consulting work in housing for the Department of Corrections, involving assistance to staff and community based non-profit agencies involved in the provision of housing services to clients of the Department of Corrections. Activities include the development of a Department housing strategic plan, monitoring of grants to local agencies, and the provision of training and technical assistance to correctional facility and field staff. All employees of the Agency of Human Services perform their respective functions adhering to four key practices: customer service, holistic service, strengths-based relationships and results orientation.

To read the full job specification for this position and apply online, please click here.