Job Opportunities

Stay up-to-date on the latest job and service opportunities in the Vermont Mentoring Community. Organizations with open positions are listed below. Click the organization to see which positions they are hiring for. 

1: The Mentor Connector

The Mentor Connector in Rutland is currently looking for a mentor coordinator. 

The Mentor Coordinator recruits, screens, trains, matches and supervises volunteer mentors, youth and their families. The ideal candidate would be an energetic self-starter, have experience empowering and supporting a variety of people from diverse backgrounds, and love networking.

This Full-Time position includes medical and generous paid time off for holidays, sick leave, and vacation. A flexible and team-oriented work environment.

Learn more and apply

2: The DREAM Program

Camp Counselor (AmeriCorps member) – Fletcher, Vermont 

Objective/Summary:
The primary role of the Counselors is to provide direct support and supervision to campers. Counselors will be paired with at least one other staff person in a cabin with approximately 8 campers and 2 teenage Counselors-in-Training (CITs). Counselors are the “front of the house,” hands-on staff members who have the most direct interaction with and responsibility for the care and well-being of campers.

Organization and Site/Location:  Camp DREAM, Fletcher Vermont
AmeriCorps Program Type: State/National
Classification/Position Type: AmeriCorps Member
Term Type/Length: Minimum Time, minimum of 300 hours
Hours: 40+ during camp weeks, including overnight responsibilities, varied over remaining time
Start date: Tuesday, May 28 2019
End date: Friday, August 9, 2019

Learn more here.


Camp Operations Team (AmeriCorps member) – Fletcher, Vermont 

Objective/Summary:
The primary role of the Operations Team is to provide the groundwork for the successful operation of Camp DREAM in the areas of program facilitation, property maintenance and development, and kitchen support. Ops Team are the “back of the house” staff members whose responsibilities allow counselors to focus directly on camper supervision and safety.

AmeriCorps Program Type: State/National
Classification/Position Type: AmeriCorps Member
Term Type/Length: Minimum Time, minimum of 455 hours
Hours: 40+ during camp weeks, including overnight responsibilities, varied over remaining time
Start date: Tuesday, May 13 2019
End date: Friday, August 9, 2019

Learn more here.


Community Organizer (AmeriCorps member) 

Vermont Position Locations: Bennington, Burlington, White River Junction

Objective/Summary:
DREAM’s Community Organizer members are charged with two primary responsibilities that address our mission to close the opportunity gap for children in low-income housing: 

  1. Building close, positive, supportive relationships with the community of mentors, mentees, parents and partners that are assigned.
  2. Applying the Elements of Effective Practice in Mentoring to the communities for which they are responsible.

Through these two responsibilities, members will support or develop strong programs and strong communities to surround those programs. Programs include school year mentoring, summer enrichment and adventure activities.

AmeriCorps Program Type: State/National
Classification/Position Type: AmeriCorps Member
Term Type/Length: Minimum Time, minimum of 1700 hours (35-40 hours/week for a calendar year).

Learn more here. 


Interim Program Director (Full-Time) – South Burlington, Vermont

This position is intended to carry out all the planning and execution of the 2019 season at Camp DREAM and will end in September, 2019.

The Program Director is responsible for overseeing the overall health, development and stability of DREAM’s camp programs, which includes leading, supporting and supervising all programs at Camp DREAM, along with a seasonal, site-specific program/operations team (consisting of AmeriCorps members). Camp programs include Camp DREAM summer sessions, Camp DREAM special events and sessions, Counselor-in-Training program, and Camp DREAM volunteer corps (counselors). Additional responsibilities for which the position is responsible include recruiting and support of mentors, mentees and families who participate in Camp DREAM programs, cooperation with and support of DREAM’s Local Programs.  This position works closely with the Chief Operations Officer, Camp Operations Manager, other Program Directors and AmeriCorps members.

Learn more here.


Program Director (Full-Time) – Bennington, Vermont

The Program Director is responsible for overseeing the overall health and stability of DREAM’s Local Programs in the southern region of Vermont, which includes leading, supporting and supervising a site specific program team (consisting of AmeriCorps members). The Program Director will grow our AmeriCorps team in Bennington, offer more sustainable connections to partners, strengthen relationships with families, and lead a multi-year expansion effort to reach more children.  Local Programs include volunteer mentors, mentees and families and representatives from our partner communities and colleges. Additional programs for which the position is responsible include Summer Community Programs, Camp DREAM, High Adventures, mentor and volunteer development programs and other programs specific to the region. This position works closely with the Chief Operations Officer and other Program Directors.

Learn more here.


SummerCorps Activity Coordinator (AmeriCorps)

Vermont Locations: Bennington, Burlington, Middlebury, Poultney, White River Junction

Objective/Summary:
DREAM’s SummerCorps Members combat the “summer developmental slide,” which accounts for over half of the achievement gap for children in poverty. 

Essential Functions:

  • Develop, organize and facilitate onsite and offsite enrichment activities for youth and create safe spaces in the summer.
  • Engage families by including them in program decision-making and group activities.
  • Plan teen enrichment programming and leadership development.
  • Foster connectivity among volunteers, children, and families.
  • Boost enrollment at Camp DREAM and supporting other DREAM adventure opportunities.
  • Have fun, building friendships and embarking on an adventure of a lifetime!

AmeriCorps Program Type: State/National
Classification/Position Type: AmeriCorps Member
Term Type/Length: Minimum Time, minimum of 300 hours 
Hours Commitment:  ~ 40/week, varied schedule
Start date: June 3, 2018
End Date: August 16, 2018

Learn more here.