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November 5, 2019

Montpelier, Vt. – The Vermont Commission on Women, a non-partisan state commission working to advance rights and opportunities for women and girls, welcomed staff member Anna Brouillette as their new Data Management Coordinator.

Ms. Brouillette will collect, analyze, interpret and communicate data relating to women’s well-being in Vermont.  She’ll work with material from the Commission’s statewide Listening Project; collaborate with State agencies and departments to compile and present data disaggregated by gender; and contribute to the work of their partnership initiative, Change The Story VT. 

“I’m so excited to get started supporting the work of the Vermont Commission on Women,” said Ms. Brouillette. “I look forward to working with the team and further understanding the well-being of women and girls in the state through the use and analysis of data. I am hopeful that the more data that we collect, analyze, and publish related to how we are serving women and girls as a state, the better we can promote equity in opportunities and policies for all Vermonters.”

Ms. Brouillette is currently engaged in pursuit of a master’s degree in Education Policy and Management at the Harvard Graduate School of Education. She previously served as Policy and Research Analyst for Let’s Grow Kids; in work supporting civil rights research at St. Lawrence University; and in lobbying efforts of a non-governmental D.C.-based organization concerning funding for federally impacted schools. She holds a bachelor’s degree from St. Lawrence University, where she majored in Government.

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The Vermont Commission on Women (VCW) is a non-partisan state commission working to advance rights and opportunities for women and girls. Sixteen volunteer commissioners and representatives from organizations concerned with women's issues guide VCW's public education, coalition building, and advocacy efforts.  The Commission celebrates its 55th anniversary this month.

September 30, 2019

League of Women Voters Presents “The Impact of Incarceration: Women, Families, Society
Wednesday, October 9, 2019, 7 p.m.
Kellogg-Hubbard Library, Hayes Room, 135 Main Street, Montpelier

As has the nation's prison population, Vermont’s incarceration rate has grown dramatically in the last 40 years. The League of Women Voters, in partnership with Montpelier’s Kellogg-Hubbard Library, is pleased to present the first of its Criminal Justice in Vermont Speaker Series.

On Wednesday, October 9, three panelists will delve deep into a discussion of issues around women's incarceration: how it differs from men's;  its impact on families and children; and a correctional facility program which utilized writing as a tool for self-change.  The event features a reading from an anthology of the women's work.  Panelists include:

▪ Ashley Messier, Smart Justice Organizer for the ACLU of VT and a consultant for the Cabot Centennial Re-Entry Project. She is a passionate advocate, public speaker, and formerly incarcerated woman.

▪ Representative Marybeth Redmond,  who is helping to lead the Women’s Legislative Caucus in its advocacy for more transformative alternatives to incarceration for women.

▪ Kassie Tibbott, Coordinator of the Community Legal Information Center (CLIC), a research fellow for the Center for Justice Reform at Vermont Law School, a volunteer advocate at criminal record expungement clinics, and a Circles of Support and Accountability volunteer.

▪ Cary Brown, Executive Director of the Vermont Commission on Women, will moderate the discussion.

The program is open to the public and there is no cost to attend. Registration is encouraged, lwvofvt@gmail.com.

September 13, 2019

The Vermont Commission on Women has an opportunity for you to combine your passion for equity and your expertise in data to help make our state a more equitable place for all. The VCW Data Management Coordinator will work independently and collaboratively to collect, analyze, interpret, and communicate quantitative and qualitative data relating to women’s well-being in Vermont. 

The Data Management Coordinator will collaborate with a wide range of partners and consult a variety of sources to collect and analyze data disaggregated by gender. Partners and sources may include State of Vermont agencies, departments, and programs; the Executive Director of Racial Equity; nonprofit, business, educational, and other groups in Vermont; the US Census and American Community Survey, and other federal agencies. They will identify key points and relationships in the data, identify topics for further research, and assist with building systems for ongoing reporting of data related to women’s well-being in Vermont. They will communicate the results of data analysis in a variety of forms, to a variety of audiences, including the general public, and will contribute to the Change the Story VT partnership’s work improving economic security for Vermont women. 

This is a temporary, part-time position. The work schedule will be approximately 12 hours weekly. Some flexibility may be available for establishing the daily work schedule. 

Specific duties will include, but not be limited to:

  • Collect, analyze, interpret, and communicate data relating to women’s well-being in Vermont.
  • Interpret quantitative and qualitative data, identifying key points and relationships.
  • Collaborate with State agencies, departments, and programs to collect and analyze data disaggregated by gender. Examples of such data may include that relating to workforce development, economic development, economic and labor market information, education, social benefit programs such as Reach Up and the Child Care Financial Assistance Program, health care, women and minority-owned businesses and state contracting procedures, and others. Collaborate with a broad array of partners to compile data regarding the experiences of women of all backgrounds in Vermont. Collaborate with nonprofit, business, educational, and other groups in Vermont to collect and analyze data.
  • Collect data from sources such as the US Census and American Community Survey, US Department of Labor, the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, and the Vermont Department of Labor.
  • Assist with building systems for ongoing reporting of data related to women’s well-being in Vermont.
  • Research and compile data relating to various aspects of women’s leadership, including political, business, and occupational. 
  • Analyze and interpret statewide survey results, including a significant body of qualitative responses.
  • Identify topics for additional research.
  • Communicate the results of data analysis in a variety of forms, including written narratives; tables, graphs, or other data visualizations; and present materials, reports, and briefs to a wide variety of audiences, including the general public, employers, and policymakers.

Who May Apply

This position, (Job Requisition # 2418), is open to all State employees and external applicants. If you would like more information about this position, please contact Cary.Brown@vermont.gov. Please note that multiple positions in the same work location may be filled from this job posting. Resumes will not be accepted via e-mail.
You must apply online to be considered.

Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor's degree INCLUDING six 6 college credits in statistics, research or qualitative analysis. OR Associate's degree INCLUDING six 6 college credits in statistics, research or qualitative analysis AND two 2 years or more of experience gathering data from various sources and using software applications to retrieve, edit, or tabulate data into forms or reports. OR Six 6 college credits in statistics, research or qualitative analysis AND four 4 years or more of experience gathering data from various sources and using software applications to retrieve, edit, or tabulate data into forms or reports.
 

Preferred Qualifications

  • Deep commitment to the mission of the Vermont Commission on Women, a passion for social justice, and a desire to build systems that create equity for all
  • Exceptional analytical capabilities with both quantitative and qualitative data
  • Experience analyzing large datasets with high accuracy and attention to detail
  • Ability to use data effectively in the conceptualization of both short- and long-term objectives
  • Adept and confident in communicating complex data-driven analysis and recommendations, including complicated and/or technical information, to non-technical audiences with clarity and ease
  • Comfortable working directly with a variety of partners, including State agencies, legislators, nonprofit groups, and the public
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office suite
  • Stellar communication skills, both written and oral, online and in person, with a range of audiences 
  • Self-starter, with the ability to work independently and as part of a highly collaborative team, and a strong ability to multitask and prioritize
  • Highly resourceful, with strong problem-solving skills
  • Strategic thinker, with the ability to think critically about issues and solutions
  • Positivity, optimism, and a solutions-oriented mindset

Equal Opportunity Employer

The State of Vermont is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Applications from women, individuals with disabilities, veterans, and people from diverse cultural backgrounds are encouraged.

Apply by September 25thhttps://careers.vermont.gov/job/Montpelier-Research-&-Statistics-Analyst-Temporary-VT-05601/587116700/

 

September 10, 2019

(Montpelier) – Governor Phil Scott has appointed Nancy Brooks of St. Albans to serve on the Vermont Commission on Women (VCW), the state’s non-partisan commission working to advance rights and opportunities for women and girls.

Ms. Brooks is a graduate of Princeton University’s Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs, and completed specialized training in Champlain College’s Digital Editing program.   Her career has included leadership positions in both public service and in the private sector.

She served as Chief of Staff to then Lt. Governor Scott, and later, as the Chief Marketing Officer for the State of Vermont. In this position, she advised departments and agencies on marketing strategies and messaging, as well as improving the state vendor bidding process.   She’s served as Marketing Director, and as writer and editor, for various organizations in the retail, technology and education sectors, and is currently an independent marketing consultant.

Ms. Brooks served on the Berlin Selectboard and as Wheels for Warmth volunteer.  She lives in St. Albans with her family.
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The Vermont Commission on Women (VCW) is a non-partisan state agency working to advance rights and opportunities for women and girls. Sixteen volunteer commissioners and representatives from organizations concerned with women's issues guide VCW's public education, coalition building, and advocacy efforts.

Contact: Lilly Talbert, VCW Staff | 802-828-2841
Note: Photos of Ms. Brooks and other VCW Commissioners can be found here.

July 18, 2019

(Montpelier) – The Senate Committee on Committees has appointed Erica Hare of Berlin to serve a four-year term on the Vermont Commission on Women.

Ms. Hare is a graduate of Mount Holyoke College and the Stern School of Business at New York University. A dedicated nonprofit leader, Ms. Hare spent her early career managing financial and administrative operations at several Academic Medical Centers in her native New York City.

Upon moving to Vermont, she worked at Vermont College of Fine Arts in Montpelier for 10 years as the Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer. In 2019 Ms. Hare joined the Institute of Professional Practice, a $75M multistate human services agency headquartered in Berlin, as the Chief Financial Officer.

Ms. Hare co-founded the central Vermont professional women's network, ElevateHer in 2018. When she is not working, Ms. Hare enjoys spending her time exploring the many outdoor wonders of Vermont with her family and the myriad animals who share their land and home.

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