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By 2028, 100 percent of the state’s high-growth, high-wage jobs will require education or training after high school. Yet, as of 2019, only 53 percent of working age Vermonters hold a postsecondary credential (apprenticeship, certificate, degree etc.)–well short of the state goal of 70 percent by 2025.

Advance Vermont is out to change that.

Founded in 2017, Advance Vermont unites business, education, government, non-profit, and philanthropy around a common goal to increase the attainment of post-high school credentials for the benefit Vermont’s civic and economic vitality.  Our work strives to grow the aspirations for and completion of credentials, increase equity in educational attainment, and strengthen connections between education, training, and employment.

This spring we launched, MyFutureVT, an innovative online one-stop for career and education resources.

We are a small and dynamic team looking to have an outsized impact on Vermont. Join us.

 Jobs

Advance Vermont is currently seeking candidates for two positions: Data & Research Intern and Communications Intern.

Advance Vermont is fully remote at this time and expects to move to a remote-heavy hybrid model this winter/spring, with a fully remote option possible.

The Vermont Student Assistance Corporation is a core partner and provides office space in Winooski and operational support for Advance Vermont.

Any questions should be directed to Amanda Chase, Director of Strategic Engagement

Data and Research Intern

Advance Vermont is a collective impact organization whose mission is to grow the number of Vermonters with postsecondary credentials, increase equity in educational attainment, and strengthen connections among education, training, and employment so that everyone can shape and share Vermont’s prosperity.

Our small but mighty team has four core policy priorities:

  • Promote awareness of career pathways and the value of postsecondary education and training
  • Expand access to postsecondary education and training to students of all ages
  • Increase completion of postsecondary education and training programs by ensuring Vermonters have the supports they need to succeed
  • Maximize partnerships across and within sectors to achieve State workforce development and education goals

We are looking for a spring semester intern who is excited about using data to inform decision making for statewide change.

The internship offers a salary of $15 an hour, and the intern would work 8-12 hours a week (depending on Advance Vermont’s needs and your availability). The internship would be mostly remote, though Advance Vermont plans to return to some in-person work in its Winooski-based office in the spring, and we would love to have our intern join us for some hours on-site as well.

Essential duties will include research, data entry and visualization, and support for the Vermont Credential Transparency Project, Advance Vermont’s effort to create the state’s first comprehensive database of post-high school education and training programs. Strong candidates will enjoy manipulating large spreadsheets and data sets, have excellent research and analytical skills, and the ability to make complex information understandable and accessible to a wide audience.

Potential responsibilities include:

  • Building spreadsheets of all the credentials throughout the state
  • Contributing to a data dashboard
  • Supporting to the continued growth of MyFutureVT, the state’s free online one-stop online resource for career and education options.
  • Tracking and visualizing indicators of postsecondary attainment via Advance Vermont’s data
    dashboard, working with local and national data sources.
  • Helping to establish systems and constituent management in SalesForce.
  • Assisting research efforts that inform the organization’s policy agenda and advocacy efforts.

Desired skills and experience:

  • Curious: You like to ask questions, dig into the details, and figure out how things work.
  • Collaborative: You lead with empathy, give others the benefit of the doubt, and enjoy being a team player. You are willing to reach out and talk to new people to ask for data or information.
  • Have a data mindset: You like thinking about the best ways to organize information and communicate its meaning. You are comfortable using Excel and are attentive to detail.
  • Dedicated to diversity, equity, and inclusion work: You are interested in challenging systems of oppression, both internally and in your world around you.
  • Engaged: You are responsive and have the time and interest needed to dedicate yourself to an internship. You are ready to dive in and do some meaningful work to change educational access in Vermont.

To apply:

Please submit a resume and cover letter in Handshake, if your school uses the Handshake platform. If not, you can email your resume and cover letter as attachments to Amanda Chase at chase@advancevermont.org. Your cover letter does not have to look like a traditional cover letter, but we would like you to answer the following questions in the document:

  • Why are you interested in working with Advance Vermont?
  • What do you hope to learn from your internship experience?
  • How would your skills or past experiences help you do this job well?

We look forward to hearing from you!

Communications Intern

Advance Vermont is a collective impact organization whose mission is to grow the number of Vermonters with postsecondary credentials, increase equity in educational attainment, and strengthen connections among education, training, and employment so that everyone can shape and share Vermont’s prosperity.

Our small but mighty team has four core policy priorities:

  • Promote awareness of career pathways and the value of postsecondary education and
    training
  • Expand access to postsecondary education and training to students of all ages
  • Increase completion of postsecondary education and training programs by ensuring Vermonters have the supports they need to succeed
  • Maximize partnerships across and within sectors to achieve State workforce development and education goals

We are looking for a spring semester intern who is excited about using communication to bring people together, convey important policy ideas, and to make statewide change. The internship offers a salary of $15 an hour, and the intern would work 8-12 hours a week (depending on Advance Vermont’s needs and your availability). The internship would be mostly remote, though Advance Vermont plans to return to some in-person work in its Winooski-based office in the spring, and we would love to have our intern join us for some hours on-site as well.

Essential duties will include writing content for MyFutureVT, creating content on social media, and crafting our messaging. Strong candidates are those who enjoy communicating through a variety of platforms, have excellent written and spoken communication skills, and the ability to convey big ideas to a diverse group of constituents.

Potential responsibilities include:

  • Writing blog posts, success stories, and other site content on MyFutureVT, the state’s free
    online one-stop online resource for career and education options.
  • Contributing to social media by writing posts, creating graphics, and maintaining our
    channels.
  • Reaching out to organizations or contacts to interview them for communications pieces.
  • Creating educational career-focused content in the short of blog posts or short videos.
  • Assisting research efforts that inform the organization’s policy agenda and advocacy efforts.
  • Helping to establish systems and constituent management in SalesForce.

Desired skills and experience:

  • Curious: You like to ask questions, dig into the details, and figure out how things work.
  • Collaborative: You lead with empathy, give others the benefit of the doubt, and enjoy being a team player.
  • Skilled Communicator: You like thinking about the best ways to communicate ideas and bring people together. You are comfortable using social media and expressing yourself through writing. You are attentive to detail. You are willing to reach out and talk to new people to write communications pieces.
  • Dedicated to diversity, equity, and inclusion work: You are interested in challenging systems of oppression, both internally and in your world around you.
  • Engaged: You are responsive and have the time and interest needed to dedicate yourself to an internship. You are ready to dive in and do some meaningful work to change educational access in Vermont.

To apply:

Please submit a resume and cover letter in Handshake, if your school uses the Handshake platform. If not, you can email your resume and cover letter as attachments to Amanda Chase at chase@advancevermont.org. Your cover letter does not have to look like a traditional cover letter, but we would like you to answer the following questions in the document:

  • Why are you interested in working with Advance Vermont?
  • What do you hope to learn from your internship experience?
  • How would your skills or past experiences help you do this job well?

We look forward to hearing from you!

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