Finance Director
Do you want to be a key leader in a dynamic organization serving a community that has small city vitality and immediate access to nature and outdoor recreation?  Then read on …

Who We Are

We are a unique town with a unique opportunity. Brattleboro is at the confluence of a rich New England history, a diverse and stable economy, year-round outdoor recreational opportunities, and thriving multi-cultural arts offerings. Find out more about us here and here.

Our community is made up of people from all across the country and world, as well as families who have been here for generations. It is an exciting place to live and work with so many different people making Brattleboro their home. As one of the larger employers in town, and with our unique responsibility to serve the entire community, we want to make sure our team, policies, and actions reflect these changing demographics.  Our senior management team is leading this effort and you will play an important leadership role on that team.

The Town of Brattleboro is committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion, and we strongly encourage people of color, people with disabilities, LGBTQ applicants, and people from other underrepresented groups to apply, recognizing and respecting that diverse perspectives and experiences are valuable to our team and essential to our public service.



Are you our next Finance Director? If you think so, please click on "Apply Now" below. You will be sent to an online application form with a few questions. You will be able to submit your resume through this portal. Please use this process to apply in lieu of sending in a resume and cover letter. 

If you encounter any difficulties with this process, or need modifications to it, please contact us so we can assist you. 

Compensation and Benefits

The Town of Brattleboro offers a robust benefit package which includes:

  • Platinum Medical Insurance Plan with Low Cost to Employees

  • Health Savings Account

  • Health Reimbursement Arrangement

  • Dental & Vision Insurance

  • Long-term Disability Insurance

  • Life Insurance

  • Dependent Care Flexible Spending Account

  • Employee Assistance Program

  • Vermont Municipal Employees’ Retirement System (a defined benefit pension with 5-year vesting)

  • 13 paid holidays

  • Paid Vacation (18 days in first year) & Sick Days (12 days in first year)


The starting salary for this position will be between $75,000 and $85,000.

In Search Of

We know you’re out there...and we hope you find your way to us. Who are you? Someone who feels called to make the world a better place. In this position you will achieve that goal by providing leadership on all financial matters and by helping to creating a great place to work.  If you are visionary and strategic and have strong experience and skills in public financial management, this position is for you.

What You Will Do

Drawing on a range of operational and strategic financial management knowledge and skills, you will oversee all functions of the Town’s Finance Department and will provide guidance on financial policies and practices to all other areas of Town government.  Your two main goals will be to (1) maintain the Town’s strong financial condition, and (2) develop improved financial structures and systems to ensure that the Town’s financial practices are not only sound, but also up to date and forward looking.

Experience and Knowledge Needed

This position requires a dynamic who can attend to small details and also sees how systems interconnect. You must be able to guide others through change, on both an individual and organization-wide scale. A broad range of public accounting and financial management knowledge and skills are needed. Past financial leadership experience is desired but not required. However, leadership experience in other capacities (with examples of informal or peer-to-peer leadership) is a must. We can support an individual to grow their leadership skills, but there must be demonstrated potential for this. We are looking for a financial management professional who has experience in:

  • Public Sector Accounting and Compliance with Financial Standards

  • Improvement of Internal Controls and Other Financial Procedures

  • Supervision of Employees and of Financial Operations

  • Financial Forecasting

  • Debt Management

  • Promoting Overall Organizational Effectiveness 

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