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Hiring Now - Development Director

The Governor’s Institutes of Vermont (GIV) seeks an experienced, organized, and dynamic Development Director to join our team!

Fundraising success will help us reach motivated students from all backgrounds, and further our commitment to financial accessibility so that any family can afford these world-class experiences.

The ideal candidate will be friendly, organized, persistent, strategic, goal-driven, creative, and have a sense of humor. If you believe in inspiring and empowering young people, we’d like to hear from you!

Please read more about the position and process here.

Americorps Member

Passionate about the power of education? Join AmeriCorps and bring your talents and vision to the Governor’s Institutes of Vermont!

This eight-month, full-time AmeriCorps role will have you reaching out into all corners of Vermont to communicate with talented high schoolers, their schools and advocates and engage them in GIV opportunities that change lives! You’ll use your outstanding organizational and communication skills to clear pathways for disadvantaged students to participate and your technological wizardry to help adapt award winning programs for modern times. You’ll spend your days writing, managing projects, communicating with outreach partners, conducting research assignments, obtaining resources and funding support, and working independently within a closeknit team to make sure that GIV’s 2021 programs are successful and transformational for the hundreds of young Vermonters who attend.

We’re looking for an flexible, entrepreneurial self-starter who is also a great team player, who understands the power of education and is passionate about helping Vermont’s talented and underserved students reach their full potential. The Governor’s Institutes is Vermont’s 38-year old statewide educational equity nonprofit whose mission is to empower young people with intensive, hands-on learning experiences in college settings which inspire their academic and creative passions, build confidence and leadership, and expand their senses of possibility. (

This is a federally-funded VYDC AmeriCorps position that pays a small living stipend (about $284/week if spread over 36 weeks) plus educational scholarship money and other benefits. Read more about AmeriCorps service at and if you have questions, contact [email protected] or call 802-229-9151.

Apply for this position by sending a resume to [email protected] or initiating a member application at

Summer and Institute Jobs

We’re always happy to hear from folks who’d like to work with us in the future! Join our talent pool for consideration for seasonal openings as they come up!

Each GIV Institute hires faculty, staff and residential assistants whose backgrounds match the subject of that Institute. If you are interested in being considered for a position at an Institute that matches your background, please contact us at [email protected]. If you are interested in being considered for a Director position, please contact GIV’s Executive Director. If you hope to work with multiple Institutes, click here to join the GIV Talent Pool and fill out your information so you’ll be on our list of potential hires. Typically, most hiring takes place in March, April and May.

GIV sometimes also hires Full-Season Senior Counselors. This summer-long role supports high needs students as part of the staff teams at several Institutes. Requires high energy and academic training and/or professional experience working with young people with physical, emotional or behavioral challenges or trauma backgrounds. GIV experience is a plus. If you are interested in working in this role, click here to register for the GIV Talent Pool.

Looking to Start a New Institute?

GIV is always interested in proposals for new Institutes and topical strands. To begin the discussion, contact GIV’s Executive Director about your proposed Institute.

High School Interns

Calling all GIV alumni! Are you still in high school? Looking for a job that lets you talk to lots of people or use your video and social media skills? We often have paid internships available on a rolling basis for graduates eager to help promote GIV. If interested, contact us at [email protected].

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