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Title:  Director of Education Finance

Application Deadline Date:  04/09/2023
Req ID:  45074
Department:  Education Agency

Montpelier, VT, US

Position Type:  Permanent
Schedule Type:  Full Time
Hourly Rate:  $38.30


The Agency of Education is recruiting for their next Director of Finance and lead Education Statistician. This position will report to the Agency CFO and will oversee, monitor, manage and provide technical assistance about all aspects of education finance, which includes the complex calculation and allocation of  nearly $2 billion across the entire Statewide Education System. This unique position requires the ability to implement complex statistical techniques and expert level analytical thinking as decisions made have an immediate impact on taxpayers and school districts throughout the state. This position will direct the general education funding formula and will be seen as a subject matter expert and a statewide leader on Education financial matters. As such, this position will regularly provide expert-level testimony to State leaders and legislators and will frequently engage with members of Vermont’s school districts and associated professional organizations. 


The Education Finance division consists of three distinct teams and thirteen total staff. In addition to managing the technical operations of the division, the Director will also supervise several positions and will be responsible for formulation of Division and project budgets, staff development, and change management as it relates to Education Finance. 


This position is open to a substantial amount of remote work, however during certain times of the year this position will be required to attend in-person testimony, meetings, or conduct in-person presentations. Salary within pay grade negotiable based on experience and qualifications.

Who May Apply

This position, Director of Education Finance (Job Requisition #45074), is open to all State employees and external applicants.
If you would like more information about this position, please contact Bill Bates at
Resumes will not be accepted via e-mail. You must apply online to be considered.

Environmental Factors

Work is performed primarily in a standard office setting, but some travel will require private means of transportation. Duties may require extensive time outside of normal work hours. Incumbent will be expected to assist the CFO and department/agency heads in testifying before the Legislature.

Minimum Qualifications

Five (5) years or more of experience in a financial leadership role, managing a major fiscal program or operation where functional responsibilities included highly complex fiscal analysis, fiscal modeling, and budgeting.

Preferred Qualifications

Bachelor's degree or higher in public administration, business administration, science, mathematics, engineering, or finance related programs.

Considerable knowledge of applied statistical methods and procedures. 

Considerable experience in quantitative analysis.

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.

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