Recruitment And Alumni Manager
Vermont Youth Conservation Corps

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Recruitment And Alumni Manager

Vermont Youth Conservation Corps
Richmond, Vermont
$47,500.00 / year
Some experience required
Start Date:
Starts soon! (Feb 13, 2023)

Job Summary 

The Community Engagement Manager (formerly titled the Recruitment and Alumni Manager) helps young people discover VYCC. 

This person manages a comprehensive and strategic outreach plan for digital and real-life engagement with prospective applicants, current Members, and alumni.  


The Community Engagement Manager is a leader within VYCC, working collaboratively with program and administrative staff to connect with prospective applicants who have not yet found their way to VYCC or seen themselves here. They are a master networker, seeking out, establishing, and cultivating relationships at schools, universities, and aligned organizations. They are the organizational force who manages systems and relationships to identify the short- and long-term impact of VYCC programs.  


Successful candidates must have prior experience working with young people. They must be comfortable working in a fast-paced environment, be an effective collaborator, and find inspiration in the VYCC mission. This position is integral to the success of VYCC and is a full-time, salaried (average of 40 hours a week) role which requires some in-state travel and frequent presence in our office in Richmond. 


Essential Functions:    

Engaging Prospective Members and Leaders 

  • Lead a cross-department working group during ‘recruitment season.’  Set annual strategy; coordinate and coach staff on recruitment efforts with an annual goal of filling all VYCC crews. 

  • Implement organization-wide Equity and Inclusion strategies into the recruitment and alumni services.  

  • Engage with Corps Members during and after their season to support members in completing multiple seasons with VYCC to build skills toward careers and educational goals. 

  • Manage VYCC’s recruitment efforts by attending job fairs, in-person recruitment events, and school and community-based events. 

  • Identify and cultivate national, regional, and local partnerships with youth and young adult organizations, specifically Vermont high schools and technical centers, employment organizations, youth organizations, and community centers.   

  • Find and activate new key influencers, such as alumni, parents, project partners, and community champions. 

  • Ensure a positive application experience and provide support when needed. 

  • Lead an annual feedback and assessment process for recruitment. Use qualitative and quantitative data to make improvements. 


Alumni Engagement & Storytelling 

  • Foster an engaged alumni community that includes, alumni networking through in-person and virtual meet ups, career coaching, and VYCC education opportunities. 

  • Collaborate with the Engagement Team to manage digital communication with alumni via mail, email, social media engagement, and website content. 


Program Support & Events  

  • Connect alumni with current Corps Members to enhance career networking. 

  • Participate in Corps Member Training and Orientation to build rapport with Corps Members. 

  • Lead in-season workshops for Corps Members focused on career exploration, resume building, and networking.   




Administrative Management 

  • Develop and maintain recruitment databases and systems, including real-time data on positions, demographics, and outreach efforts.  

  • Oversee alumni data management, tracking outcomes to inform and assess program effectiveness. Leverage this data to generate greater and sustained alumni engagement with VYCC. 


Desired Skills and Experience 

  • A passion for and experience working with youth and young adults as a champion, mentor, or advisor 

  • Outstanding project management, organizational skills and attention to detail 

  • Excellent interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills 

  • Ability to speak clearly and professionally one-on-one and in front of large groups 

  • Previous experience in recruitment strategies and systems on a statewide (or beyond) level  

  • Data management know-how, preferably in Excel and/or File Maker Pro 

  • Adobe Suite, Wordpress, Social Media, and Microsoft program proficiency 

  • Valid driver’s license and satisfactory driving record 

  • Ability to work some evenings and weekends when required 

  • Ability to travel throughout Vermont and, on rare occasions, out of state 



Our Mission: Take action and build community by working and learning together with the land.  


About Vermont Youth Conservation Corps    

VYCC is a 501c3 nonprofit focused on engaging young people in service, work, conservation, and agriculture. Since 1985, VYCC staff have provided valuable work and learning opportunities to youth and young adults from across the country and from nearly every town in Vermont. Our model is strong and simple: young people, working together, guided by highly trained leaders, completing priority projects in conservation and agriculture.      


Excellence and Equal Opportunity at VYCC    

VYCC is committed to being an organization that is inclusive and welcoming for all employees, volunteers, and community members. 



Our Workplace  

This position is based out of the Vermont Youth Conservation Corps Headquarters Office at the historic West Monitor Barn, in Richmond, VT. Our office is a collegial, bustling, and fun open office atmosphere, which offers staff opportunities to interact and collaborate.  Staff members can balance working remotely and on-campus in collaboration with their team schedule, tasks and all-staff gatherings. Successful staff are able maintain focus and productivity, balance personal initiative and independence, and plug into our team in ways that help us do our best work as an organization. Staff enjoy the perks of the Farm at VYCC and forest campus year-round, as well as the happenings of nearby downtown Richmond.  


Compensation & Benefits: 

  • Starting salary for this position is $47,500, commensurate with skills and experience. Exempt from overtime.   

  • Medical and dental insurance; Health Savings Account (HSA) with matching contribution; disability and group life insurance  

  • Simple IRA with matching contribution (once eligibility criteria are met)    

  • Annual paid time off (PTO), paid sick time     

  • One-week paid closure in November for all staff (in addition to PTO)   

  • Ongoing professional development    

  • Annual gift card to the VYCC farmstand (organic produce and eggs) 



How to Apply

Please apply at: and upload a cover letter, resume, and contact information for three professional references. You will be asked for a writing sample during the hiring process. Questions regarding this position can be directed to Daniel Schmidt, Chief Program Officer at . No calls, please. Position is open until filled.

Updated 01/25/2023 

Note:  The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this classification.  All of the listed functions are important and are in no particular order. This is not an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required.  All employees may be required to perform duties outside of their normal responsibilities from time to time, as needed.   

How to Apply

How to Apply 

Please apply at: and upload a cover letter, resume, and contact information for three professional references. You will be asked for a writing sample during the hiring process. Questions regarding this position can be directed to Daniel Schmidt, Chief Program Officer at . No calls, please. Position is open until filled. 

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