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Spectrum is committed to creating and maintaining a community in which youth and adults of all diverse identities are treated with respect, dignity, and equity, and a community that is free from the weight of hate, discrimination, and fear. To read our entire Diversity Statement, click here.


MYP Youth Coordinator
Development & Communications Coordinator
Part-Time Events Coordinator
Part-Time Youth Development Coordinator


Multicultural Youth Program Coordinator

This position is responsible for providing program co-coordination and assisting in the continuing development of the Multicultural Youth Program (MYP). Under the supervision of the MYP Manager, the MYP Coordinator will provide support in the areas of community outreach and program co-development. The coordinator will have knowledge and connections to various community resources and partners that provide services to the various and existing multicultural communities. The coordinator will participate in a team setting and/or on a partnering level with the MYP Manager to implement logistical and informational elements that will assist in finalizing the structure of the Multicultural Youth Program. In addition to this, the coordinator will also provide educational support and assistance to multicultural youth who use the MYP space.

Duties and Responsibilities:

      • Assist in the development of program aspects structure of the Multicultural Youth Program.
      • Act as Volunteer Coordinator, including recruitment and training of volunteers.
      • Coordinate and schedule meetings with possible community partners that will benefit the work done by the Multicultural Youth Program.
      • Be responsible for taking and maintaining meeting notes from MYP team meetings.
      • Support and assist youth in an educational context.
      • Participate in staff meetings, and trainings as scheduled.
      • Advocate for youth-identified resource needs to support healthy growth and development within the agency and in the community.
      • Assist in the development of specific training for staff and volunteers.
      • Provide agency and community resources orientation and training.
      • May be required to provide interdepartmental support.
      • Other duties may be assigned as needed.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities Required:

      • Bachelor’s degree in social work or counseling preferred or relevant experience. Minimum 1 year experience in social work or counseling field and coordinating experience preferred but not required.
      • Must be knowledgeable about issues facing target population (e.g. information specific to cultural groups identified as being at-risk, homelessness, HIV/AIDS, substance abuse, mental health problems, family conflict, physical health issues, criminality, etc.) or be willing to learn.
      • Ability to engage and build rapport with both adolescents and young adults and set effective limits and boundaries with youth and others.
      • Ability to work independently, as a team member, and abide by the NASW Code of Ethics.
      • Willingness to participate in supervision, identify needs and issues, ask for assistance, support and training, and be able to accept and utilize feedback.
      • Commitment to the values of diversity with respect to culture, race, ethnicity, gender identity, age, socio-economic level, sexual orientation and religion.

Work Environment:
The above duties will be carried out in a variety of settings including on-site, various community meeting settings, schools and public gatherings. This is a full-time position, and the working hours will correspond to the operation and needs of the program.

The above duties and responsibilities describe the general nature and level of work performed in this job. They should not be construed as an exhaustive listing of all job duties and responsibilities by employees so classified.


Development & Communications Coordinator

The Development and Communications Coordinator works with the team to develop strategies and tactics for growing the fundraising and communications program. Reporting to the Development Director and partnering with the development staff, this position develops and implements the annual fund and major gift strategies and programs that include the identification, cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship of gifts from current and prospective donors. This position also maintains and updates the agency website, manages email newsletter and print communications, and updates and manages social media channels.

Responsibilities:

      • Manages all mailings in conjunction with mail houses and in partnership with the Director and the Database Specialist.
      • Manages the agency website, social media channels, email communications, and assists with program-related communications.
      • Assists the Director in editorial planning, writing appeals and copy for print publications, as well as donor acknowledgement letters.
      • With Director, develops and implements a strategic plan of action with objectives, timelines, and evaluation plans for the fundraising program that includes identification, cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship of Spectrum constituents.
      • Manages, develops, and implements the prospect research, cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship pipeline of major ($1,000+) donors and conducts the major giving program, in partnership with the Director and the Executive Director.
      • Contributes to shared development department responsibilities, such as donor acknowledgement and special events.
      • Other duties as assigned by supervisor.

Knowledge/Skills Requirements:

      • Demonstrated understanding of best practices in database management and standard office practices, procedures, and equipment. Computer savvy and knowledge of MS Office. Knowledge of Raiser’s Edge a strong plus.
      • A strong understanding of digital communications, including social media, email, and web. Knowledge of Adobe Creative Suites, video, and/or HTML a plus. Excellent writing skills required.
      • Discerning decision-making and research skills, as well as a high value placed on confidentiality, to aid in maintaining the integrity of the data. Collaborative and energetic and able to work both on a team and independently.
      • Ability to represent the agency, requiring good public relations, marketing, social media, and coordinating/liaison skills.
      • Bachelor’s degree preferred. Candidates without this degree but with significant experience in the field are encouraged to apply.
      • Nonprofit or marketing experience of 2-3 years preferred but will train the right person.
      • Salary range is $35,000 – $45,000. Final title and salary commensurate with experience.
      • Commitment to the value of diversity with respect to gender, race, age, socio-economic level, sexual orientation and religion.

We are an equal opportunity employer. We place a high value on workforce diversity. People of color; multilingual speakers; women; and gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender people are strongly encouraged to apply.

To apply, please send a cover letter and resume to Tammy Guilbault at TGuilbault@spectrumvt.org by February 5th at noon. No phone calls please. Submissions without a cover letter will not be considered.


Part-Time Events Coordinator

Spectrum Youth and Family Services is seeking an experienced events coordinator to oversee and manage all aspects of our special events, which include the Empty Bowl Dinner, the Sleep Out, and other smaller events. This is a part-time position averaging 20 hours per week, with the exception of 30 hours in the month of March and the first two weeks of April (additional hours are usually required the week of the two major events).

Principal Duties and Responsibilities

      • Work with the development staff and executive director to develop event strategies. Develop plans for identifying and soliciting potential donors (individuals, corporate and foundation).
      • Cultivate and solicit corporate sponsors, event concept and development, coordinate and execute event logistics (venue, set up, registration, securing auction items, etc.), and recruit volunteers and attendees.
      • Plan, request and administer/oversee operating budgets for assigned functions.
      • Develop event marketing materials, and plan and implement a marketing and public relations strategy for each event.
      • Keep abreast of current trends in not-for-profit development programs.
      • Contribute to shared development department responsibilities, such as donor acknowledgement or large mailings.
      • Other duties as assigned by supervisor.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities Required

      • 3-5 years of experience in marketing, events, or a relevant field.
      • Candidate must be highly organized, able to manage multiple tasks in a fast paced environment and have related fundraising and events experience.
      • Strong planning, organizational, administrative, and budget management skills.
      • Ability to represent the agency to deal effectively with a wide range of individuals and organizations, requiring good public relations, marketing, social media, business cultivation/solicitation, coordinating/liaison, and negotiating skills.
      • Excellent computer skills, including Microsoft Word and Excel. Experience with Raiser’s Edge or another fundraising database a strong plus.
      • Bachelor’s degree preferred. Candidates without this degree but with significant experience in the field are encouraged to apply.
      • Salary range is $18-$21.50 per hour, depending on experience.

The above duties and responsibilities describe the general nature and level of work performed in this job. They should not be construed as an exhaustive listing of all job duties and responsibilities by employees so classified.

To apply, please send a cover letter and resume to Tammy Guilbault at TGuilbault@spectrumvt.org by February 5th at noon. Submissions without a cover letter will not be considered.

We are an equal opportunity employer. We place a high value on workforce diversity. People of color; multilingual speakers; women; and gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender people are strongly encouraged to apply.


Part-Time Youth Development Coordinator

Spectrum is seeking a part-time Youth Development Coordinator to case manage youth ages 15-22. The YDC provides activities and services to assist youth in DCF/state custody or transitioning out of custody from the Burlington District in achieving independent, self-supporting lives in their communities when they enter adulthood. The YDC and staff will achieve this goal by assessing and assisting youth in identifying their self-sufficiency goals, developing a strength-based plan to help them meet their goals, and identifying life-long connections and support.

Some of the responsibilities of this position include:

      • Maintaining a case load, providing direct services to approximately 12 youth monthly, including submitting VSAs for at least 5 Medicaid billable youth each month
      • Maintaining appropriate documentation in client files, completing monthly web-based data reporting, and providing other program information as outlined in the grant
      • Assisting clients in developing individualized comprehensive plans for making the transition from state custody
      • Outreaching to DCF and youth in care, collaborating with existing custodial guardians, attending DCF case plan reviews, and consulting and contributing to the development of the DCF case plan
      • Creating and supporting opportunities for youth to participate in community service and leadership activities, including the state Youth Development Committee
      • Providing access to the supports and services called for in Act 74, the Youth in Transition Law and its associated rules
      • Attending monthly network meetings with statewide YDCs
      • Entering client data, HSP billing packets, checking and credit card ledgers by the 10th of the following month

Position is 20 hrs/week and somewhat flexible but Tuesday afternoons and Wednesdays are required.

A bachelor’s degree in social work or related field is required. Experience working with adolescents and young adults is preferred.

Position includes 403(b) retirement plan, accrued vacation and sick time.

We are an equal opportunity employer. We place a high value on workforce diversity. People of color; multilingual speakers; women; and gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender people are strongly encouraged to apply.

Please email a cover letter and resume to tguilbault@spectrumvt.org. No phone calls please.


Spectrum offers medical and dental insurance, 403(b) retirement plan, life insurance and a generous time off policy. We are an equal opportunity employer. We place a high value on workforce diversity. People of color; multilingual speakers; women; and gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender people are strongly encouraged to apply.