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Join us as we work to create equitable climate change solutions around the world.

Careers at ISC

Join the mission-driven team at the Institute for Sustainable Communities!  You’ll be an integral part of our work helping local leaders create sustainable communities and combat the global climate crisis in the United States and Asia.

Job Openings

Interested in working at ISC?
Please apply using our online system. If you encounter issues during submission, please email Due to the volume of applications we receive, general inquiries will not receive a response.

Commitment to Diversity

ISC is committed to a diverse workplace and highly encourages women, persons with disabilities, and people from diverse racial, ethnic and cultural backgrounds to apply.


We offer a friendly, open work environment, excellent benefits and the opportunity to make a difference in communities around the world.

Benefits for qualified US-based staff include:

  • Medical Plan with HSA
  • Dental Plan, 100% paid for employee and family members
  • 403b Retirement Plan, with an automatic 2% ISC contribution and up to 4% matching contribution
  • Life, AD&D, Short-Term and Long-Term Disability Insurance
  • Flexible Spending Accounts for Medical, Dependent Care, Parking and Transit
  • Casual and Flexible Work Environment
  • Appreciation of Work-Life Balance
  • Generous Paid Time Off
  • Employee Assistance Program

Equal Employment Opportunity

ISC provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy, gender identity, and sexual orientation), national origin, age, disability, or genetic information. In addition to federal law requirements, ISC complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location and country in which the organization operates.

Anti-Human Trafficking Statement

As per ISC’s HR Policy Manual, ISC prohibits its directors, officers, employees, partners (including but not limited to grantees, contractors, subcontractors or their employees) or other agents representing or acting on behalf of ISC, from engaging in trafficking in persons; procurement of a commercial sex act; use of forced labor; or acts that directly support or advance trafficking in persons. For additional definitions and guidance refer to USAID’s Standard Provisions for U.S. Nongovernmental Organizations: A Mandatory Reference for ADS Chapter 303 (July 2015). Anyone may report, without fear of retaliation, activity inconsistent with these prohibitions to ISC’s Vice President for People and Culture at 535 Stone Cutters Way, Montpelier VT 05602, or (802) 229-2900. Reports may also be made through the  Global Human Trafficking Hotline (1-844-888-FREE or