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Regional Manager

About Building Bright Futures

Building Bright Futures is a nonprofit that works to improve the well-being of each and every child and family in Vermont, from the prenatal period through age 8. We bring together a robust network of policymakers, early childhood professionals, educators, health and mental health providers, business leaders, families, and other stakeholders to share insights and problem-solve through regular meetings of 12 Regional Councils, 7 Committees moving forward the work of Vermont’s Early Childhood Action Plan (VECAP), and a 23-member State Advisory Council. We empower and elevate family and community voices as partners in decision-making. We also centralize and disseminate early childhood data to inform policy through Vermont’s Early Childhood Data and Policy Center at

About the position

Building Bright Futures (BBF) works to improve the well-being of children and families.  The Regional Manager will support the BBF Regional Early Childhood Councils in Lamoille Valley and Central Vermont regions. Regional Councils serve an important role to convene Early Childhood stakeholders to foster collaboration, improve quality and access of services, and use data to inform decision-making. The Regional Manager engages partners to collectively build a seamless system experienced by families with a focus on the prenatal period through age 8 and beyond. The Regional Manager supports Regional Council operations, coordinates the implementation of regional action plans, and serves as a liaison between regional partners and the BBF statewide network. The ideal candidate is a collaborative leader with a proven ability to foster coordination and cooperation among diverse partners, excellent facilitation skills, and who is organized and results-oriented.

The Regional Manager position is full-time with a competitive salary and flexible work schedule. Candidates would need to be available for regular meetings and events during the workday and occasional evenings and weekends. When in-person meetings resume, must be able to travel regularly to support the work across Central Vermont and the Lamoille Valley. A resident of Lamoille or Washington counties is preferred. This is a home-based position with the option to work in BBF’s Williston headquarters. The Regional Manager receives supervision from the Deputy Director.

Compensation and Benefits

The salary for this position is $55,000 annually. Benefits include generous paid time off, healthcare insurance, dental insurance, and retirement.

Responsibilities Include:

Regional Managers serve as an ambassador for the mission, vision, and work of the BBF network infrastructure. They promote the importance of early childhood and connect people and resources. They serve as the liaison between regional and state teams to communicate regional priorities, gaps and needs experienced by children, families, and partners. BBF has 5 Regional Managers who work closely with both the BBF team and Council members to support Regional Council operations (planning meetings, communications, monitoring progress toward regional action plan, grant deliverables, and spending).

  • Convene and strengthen council operations in Central Vermont and Lamoille Valley regions
    • Promote the importance of early childhood and help build community awareness of the Regional Council and needs of children and families
    • Convene Regional Councils bi-monthly as the go-to resource for the early childhood system to be a connector among partners and help with system navigation. Work with Council partners to use data to inform strategy and maintain a regional action plan
    • Ensure high quality, inclusive and effective council meetings that convene bi-monthly that promote information sharing and bridge building. Create a culture that fosters investigation of dominant structures and paradigms that traditionally inform inequitable policies, decision making, and priority setting
    • Identify gaps and needs experienced by children, families and partners in the region and engage the Councils and BBF Network 
    • Empower and elevate families as leaders and partners in the Council and across the BBF network
    • Provide consistent and effective communication with council members
    • Maintain Regional Action Plans as the shared vision that informs action and accountability. Ensure strategies are aligned with the Vermont Early Childhood Action Plan  
  • Promote understanding, utilization, and alignment of the BBF Network 
    • Serve as the liaison between regional and state teams to communicate regional priorities, gaps, and needs experienced by children, families, and partners (through participation in meetings, written updates, blogs, social media posts, etc.) 
    • Represent regional priorities, voice, and strategies when regional partners cannot be present
    • Serve as an ambassador for the mission, vision, and work of BBF
    • Build trusting relationships and serve as a dependable partner
    • Support efforts to improve systems that monitor data-informed policy advisement (model how to use data in Council meetings, monitor progress toward action plan priorities, outline data gaps, and support data collection)
    • Promote the BBF Vermont Early Childhood Fund and provide support with outreach in your regions and reviewing program and project applications
    • Actively engage with the BBF team to align efforts across the network (via VECAP, SAC meetings, cross regional meetings, Slack, and email)
    • Align key statewide strategies with regional action plan and support regional implementation

Desired Expertise

  • Excellent public speaking, facilitation, verbal, and written communication skills
  • Commitment to improving child and family outcomes and strong knowledge of public service systems
  • Bachelor’s Degree in child, youth, and family policy, community development, or a related field preferred
  • Experience building relationships and convening diverse stakeholders and underrepresented populations, encouraging collaborating and implementation of strategies that maximize the impact of resources, and supporting strategic planning efforts
  • Candidates should be very flexible and self-motivated and be able to work independently, take initiative, and exercise self-directed problem-solving
  • Basic understanding of data literacy and analysis to support decision-making
  • Experience with technology that supports collaborative and virtual work, including Google Suite, Microsoft Office Suite, Slack, and Zoom

To Apply

Please email a cover letter, resume and three references by March 27 at midnight. Please send application materials as one PDF labeled: lastname_firstname_RegionalManager to: Position is open until filled. 

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