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Vermont Mortgage Bankers Association
Chief Operating Officer
Vermont Housing Finance Agency (VHFA), located in Burlington VT, is seeking a
Chief Operating Officer (COO) who will be responsible for the direction,
management, and oversight of VHFA's production departments: Homeownership,
Multifamily Asset Management and Development. The COO reports to the Executive
Director and will work with Senior Management in developing and implementing
successful business plans for each program area. Key activities include
maximizing capital resources for VHFA programs and developing new business

VHFA strives to be a housing resource for all of Vermont and this position plays an
integral role in leading its program operations. The COO position will focus on four
primary areas:

 Communication and relationship building with existing and new customers.
These include financial institutions, mortgage lenders, housing developers and
managers, and State and Federal partners.  Finance and capital generation for the
Agency. This position must understand and evaluate new programs, capital sources
and loan products, and work with department directors on sustainable
implementation and integration with local, state and national housing policies and
practices.  Project management. This position will manage a variety of special
projects at any time and will need strong technological and systems knowledge. 
Internal and external leadership. As a member of VHFA’s Executive Management
team, the COO will manage direct reports as well as demonstrate leadership
beyond their direct influence.

Candidates should have a bachelor’s degree in business/public administration,
finance, economics, or equivalent experience (Masters Level preferred) and ten
years’ experience in senior level management, finance, commercial banking,
residential real estate investing and/or real estate development. The ideal candidate
would have experience with public finance, Government Sponsored Enterprises,
affordable housing programs, and/or mortgage lending.  

Strong negotiation, presentation, financial and business analysis skills are required,
as is experience setting and implementing business line strategies. A strong work
ethic, managerial skills, and a desire to help the Agency fulfill its mission and
vision through excellence and innovation are paramount. Candidates must
demonstrate exceptional customer service, possess excellent written and verbal
communication skills and be able to manage multiple priorities in a fluid
environment. VHFA has a strong cohesive team environment and is looking for an
individual who desires to contribute and be part of that team. This position does
requires some travel and dependable personal transportation.  

Named a “Best Small/Medium Place to Work in Vermont” in 2016 and 2017, VHFA
offers a competitive salary and excellent benefits. This posting and a summary of
benefits is available at Please send cover letter, resume
and references to  Position will be open until filled.

VHFA is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to a diverse workplace.
We highly encourage women, persons with disabilities, and people from diverse
racial, ethnic and cultural backgrounds to apply.  

PO Box 408
Burlington, VT 05402-0408
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