Director of Education

Director of Education for VT Energy Education Program (VEEP) and NH Energy Education Project (NHEEP)

Our mission is to build a deep understanding of energy through education, encouraging choices that result in sustainability in our communities, economy, and environment.  VEEP has provided hands-on/minds-on energy education experiences for teachers and students in grades K-12 throughout Vermont since 1979. In 2016 we started a New Hampshire Energy Education Project (NHEEP) doing similar work.  Our programs use multiple learning pathways to engage students in problem-solving challenges to help them understand energy and the effects of its use on society and the environment. See more at: www.veep.org and www.nheep.org.

Position description

VEEP/NHEEP is recruiting a Director of Education to oversee VEEP/NHEEP’s education programs for K-12 students statewide throughout Vermont and New Hampshire. 

The Director of Education will:

  • Collaborate on setting organizational direction, strategies for meeting our mission, and evaluation procedures to provide feedback on goal attainment. 

  • Be or become an expert in 2-3 of the following:  project based learning, proficiency based learning, personalized learning, NGSS and/or energy and climate content.

  • Supervise and support the work of VEEP/NHEEP energy educators and provide constructive feedback on educators’ work.

  • Provide Professional Development for teachers on energy and climate curricula and/or science pedagogy through multi-day summer institutes, targeted in school trainings, and embedded professional development mentoring.  

  • Oversee development and updating of energy and climate change curricula and presentations for delivery in Vermont and New Hampshire classrooms.  Occasionally deliver VEEP/NHEEP content in schools.

  • Support VEEP/NHEEP’s expanding work on project-based learning.

  • Develop relationships with education leaders throughout the two states including curriculum coordinators, principals, and teachers.

  • Collaborate in developing programs, evaluation metrics and procedures, grant proposals and grant reports.

This position requires demonstrated abilities, experience, and skills in the following: 

  • Classroom Teaching: Experienced classroom educator with knowledge of Vermont and/or New Hampshire school systems and at least 3 years of in class experience.  Expertise in middle school level content, curriculum and instruction, with other grade level expertise a plus. 

  • Credentials:  Relevant Master’s degree required (Master’s degree in Education desired). 

  • Communication and Teamwork: Excellent speaking and writing skills.  Able to act as an effective team leader and collaborative team member.  

  • Project Management:   Ability to complete projects according to a timeline including those involving multiple internal and/or external partners.  Able to manage multiple ongoing tasks.

  • Organization: Due to our regional coverage, many staff work from a “virtual office” and many meetings happen by video conference or phone.  This position requires excellent organizational skills and record keeping.

  • Travel and hours:  Regular travel throughout Vermont and New Hampshire is required.  VEEP/NHEEP offers flexible hours for office work, but some trainings and meetings require long days, and evening or weekend hours.   This position is likely to travel around the region 1-2 days per week on average and must have access to reliable transportation.

  • Computer skills: strong computer skills including Google Drive and Google Office applications.

Schedule and compensation

Work location: Montpelier, VT

This position is full-time (37.5 hours/week on average). Exact office hours are flexible. 

Salary starts at $60,000. Benefits include 30 days Combined Time Off, Simple IRA with 2% contribution and disability insurance.  Mileage and other job-related expenses are reimbursed. We cannot offer health benefits at this time. 

To apply

Send a résumé and cover letter to Cara Robechek at cara@veep.org.