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We’re Hiring a Communications Associate!

Vermont Natural Resources Council (VNRC) is seeking a highly motivated and talented individual to join our team as a Communications Associate. This person will play a critical role in advancing VNRC’s mission by helping to implement strategic communications initiatives and outreach to engage with key stakeholders, members and the general public in order to amplify VNRC’s impact through various channels. 

Established in 1963, VNRC is Vermont’s oldest, statewide independent environmental advocacy organization. VNRC works from the grassroots to the Legislature to advance policies, programs and practices that strengthen the foundation upon which Vermont’s economy thrives — vibrant communities, clean and abundant fresh water, healthy forests and wildlife, environmental justice, clean energy, a toxic-free environment, and a resilient, thriving climate future. VNRC performs this work, in part, through a strategic partnership with Vermont Conservation Voters that involves sharing staff and resources, including communications.


The successful candidate will be comfortable with some self-direction, able to use various social media platforms, motivated, willing to multitask, excited to engage with audiences that include members, activists, and the general public, and committed to working collaboratively with our small team. Some graphic design (Canva), web design, or videography experience is a plus. 

Employment Details 

The starting salary range for this position is between $43,000 and $47,000, plus a generous benefits package that includes: an $18,000 annual stipend that may be used for pre-tax benefits (e.g., health care) or taken as salary; generous paid leave; a 3% employer match to a SIMPLE IRA; and a flexible and hybrid work schedule.

VNRC is an Equal Opportunity Employer and strongly encourages applications from candidates whose identities have been historically underrepresented in the environmental movement, including people who identify as Black, Indigenous, Hispanic or Latino, Asian or Pacific Islander, or people of color; people from historically disenfranchised economic backgrounds; and people living with disabilities. 

Please send a single PDF document with your resume, a cover letter, and a work sample of your previous graphics/design work and/or a writing sample to aconnizzo@vnrc.org with the subject line “COMMUNICATIONS ASSOCIATE.” All submissions will be treated confidentially. The deadline to apply is May 10, 2024, but applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.