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Title:  Director of Education Finance

Application Deadline Date:  12/12/2022
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 Education Finance. Reporting to the CFO, the incumbent will serve as "second in command" overseeing Education Finance and will be seen as a subject matter expert and a statewide leader on Education financial matters. This unique position requires independent expert level thinking as decisions made have an immediate impact on taxpayers and school districts throughout the state. The Education Finance division consists of three distinct teams and thirteen total staff. The Director will oversee, monitor, manage and provide technical assistance about all aspects of education finance, totaling nearly $2 billion across the entire Statewide Education System. 


In addition to managing the technical operations of the division, the Director will also be responsible for formulation of Division and project budgets, staff development, and change management as it relates to Education Finance. This position works in close collaboration with many State Agencies and provides expert testimony and data to the legislative money and education committees. 


This position is open to a substantial amount of remote work but will require in-office functions, as determined by the CFO. 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.

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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Nearest Secondary Market: Montpelier