Director of Weatherization & Climate Impact

May 2024

Since 1965, Capstone Community Action has supported individuals and families in Central Vermont in achieving stability and rising out of poverty. Guided by Capstone’s mission to create resilient households and communities and to advance justice in social, economic, and environmental policy, our programs and services focus on supporting individuals and families in making ends meet, building stronger families, creating warm and healthy homes, and opening doors to economic opportunity.

Position: Capstone’s Weatherization and Climate Impact Department (WXCI) offers services, consultation, and incentives for energy efficiency improvements to individuals, families, and rental property owners in central Vermont and statewide. WXCI’s multiple programs, including the Weatherization Assistance Program, 3E Thermal, and MileageSmart, work to improve the economic well-being and lives of Vermonters and to preserve environmental resources.

Capstone is currently seeking a Director of the Weatherization and Climate Impact Department. As a key member of the Agency’s leadership and guided by a commitment to social, economic, and environmental justice, the Director will:

  • Formulate, implement, and execute the Department’s vision and strategy;
  • Lead, plan, and oversee the team, operations, and initiatives; and
  • Collaborate, build partnerships, and represent Capstone in public and community weatherization and climate forums.

Qualifications: The Director, WXCI Department must have a bachelor’s degree in environmental science, engineering, public administration, business administration, or a relevant field of study, or a comparable combination of relevant work experience and training, as well as 5 or more years’ previous work experience in program management or administration, with team supervision responsibilities, preferably in energy efficiency, weatherization, or housing assistance program(s). A graduate degree in a relevant field of study is a preferred qualification.

Additional qualifications include:

  • Experience managing programs with public funding and with overseeing budgets.
  • Experience in community outreach, stakeholder engagement, and working with legislators and funding entities.
  • Experience with grant writing and non-profit management (preferred).
  • Significant knowledge and understanding of weatherization programs, and relevant laws, regulations, policies, practices, and guidelines.
  • Strong working knowledge of building science methodologies, housing rehabilitation, energy conservation, building science, and related technologies.
  • Demonstrated leadership and staff management skills, with a commitment to promoting, building, and supporting inclusive and diverse teams.

Compensation & Benefits: This is a full-time position, offering a competitive salary of $98,000 - $115,000 and generous paid time off, insurance, and retirement plan benefits.

To Apply: Please send your resume and cover letter by email to; applications may also be mailed via USPS mail to Capstone Community Action Human Resources, 20 Gable Place, Barre, VT 05641. Please note that only applicants selected for an interview will be contacted. If you need assistance or an accommodation in the application process, please contact us at or at 802-479-1053.

Capstone Community Action is an equal opportunity employer. We value diversity and are committed to equity and inclusion in our workplace. We encourage applications from all qualified individuals and consider applications for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, military status, age, disability, genetic information, citizenship status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local laws.

Location: Barre, VT 

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