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Communications Director (Posted 12/7/2021)

The Vermont Natural Resources Council (VNRC) has an exciting opportunity for an outgoing person who wants to have a significant impact on the future of Vermont. VNRC works at the state and local level to advance policies, programs and practices that strengthen the foundation upon which Vermont thrives – vibrant communities, clean and abundant fresh water, working farms and forests, wild places, and clean energy.  We are looking for a motivated person to further this mission as our Communications Director.


The successful candidate will be self-directed and have excellent writing skills; be able to communicate effectively with a variety of audiences, including members, activists, policy makers and the general public; be able to work collaboratively in a busy office environment; have experience in strategic use of digital advocacy tools and social media, including website management; and be committed to working on behalf of Vermont’s residents, environment and communities. Experience with membership development and fundraising is a plus.

We recognize that formal education is not the only pathway to gaining relevant experience, and so we invite candidates with any combination of academic, professional, and life experience who can demonstrate outstanding ability to communicate effectively on VNRC’s behalf.  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 marginalized economic backgrounds; and people living with disabilities. 


Starting salary is commensurate with experience, with total salary and benefits package ranging between $64,000-$73,000.  Email a letter of interest, resume and three references to . Letters should be addressed to Brian Shupe, Executive Director.  Position will remain open until filled.  Learn more at

All offers for employment are conditioned on the candidate complying with VNRC’s mandatory COVID-19 vaccination policy. 

VNRC team as of Summer 2019