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Title:  Community Broadband Economic Development Manager

Application Deadline Date:  07/19/2022
Req ID:  26567
Department:  Public Service Department

Montpelier, VT, US

Position Type:  Limited Service
Schedule Type:  Full Time
Hourly Rate:  $31.70


The Vermont Community Broadband Board (VCBB) is recruiting an Economic Development Manager to assist Communication Union Districts in leveraging existing funding to create additional financing opportunities. This position will perform finance and lending technical assistance, administrative, and policy work related to funding the expansion of affordable broadband to all under-served addresses in Vermont. Work includes strategic use of funds to leverage and obtain state, federal, private and philanthropic funding to address affordability, workforce, and supply chain challenges. The Manager will review, analyze, monitor and report on grants issued by the VCBB, raise additional funds on behalf of the VCBB and Communications Union Districts, draft policies and implement strategies to ensure responsible and effective deployment of VCBB funds. Extensive interaction with VCBB staff, grantees, consultants and federal and private partners is necessary. This is a limited service position, funded through 12/31/2024 with potential for extension.


This position is classified as a Broadband Project Developer by the Department of Human Resources.

Who May Apply

This position, Community Broadband Economic Development Manager (Job Requisition #26567), is open to all State employees and external applicants. This is a Limited Service position, which is non-tenured and authorized for a specific period of time. Limited Service positions are established for specially funded projects or programs. 

If you would like more information about the duration of this position or other details, please contact Rob Fish at

Please note that multiple positions in the same work location may be filled from this job posting.
Resumes will not be accepted via e-mail. You must apply online to be considered.

Environmental Factors

Work is performed in standard office settings and/or remotely. Some evening or weekend work should be anticipated. Encounters with adversary groups and conflicting opinions may be anticipated.

Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree or higher in community development, public administration, urban and regional planning, public policy, journalism, public administration, law, or a related field AND six (6) years of project or program administration, development, or related field.

Preferred Qualifications

Master’s degree

Experience engaging with community stakeholders, federal, state, and local agencies, and the philanthropic or venture capital community

Considerable knowledge of telecommunication or multi-faceted community development projects

Total Compensation

As a State employee you are offered a great career opportunity, but it's more than a paycheck. The State's total compensation package features an outstanding set of employee benefits that are worth about 30% of your total compensation, including:
  • 80% State paid medical premium
  • Dental Plan at no cost for employees and their families
  • Flexible Spending healthcare and childcare reimbursement accounts
  • Two ways to save for your retirement: A State defined benefit pension plan and a deferred compensation 457(b) plan
  • Work/Life balance: 11 paid holidays each year and a generous leave plan; many jobs also allow for a flexible schedule
  • Low cost group life insurance
  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • Incentive-based Wellness Program
  • Qualified Employer for Public Service Student Loan Forgiveness Program
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Equal Opportunity Employer

The State of Vermont celebrates diversity, and is committed to providing an environment of mutual respect and meaningful inclusion that represents a variety of backgrounds, perspectives, and skills. The State does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion or belief, national, social or ethnic origin, sex (including pregnancy), age, physical, mental or sensory disability, HIV Status, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, marital, civil union or domestic partnership status, past or present military service, membership in an employee organization, family medical history or genetic information, or family or parental status.  The State’s employment decisions are merit-based.  Retaliatory adverse employment actions by the State are forbidden. 

Nearest Major Market: Barre
Nearest Secondary Market: Montpelier