Do Work That Matters

All positions at COTS require a commitment to our mission: Advocating for long-term solutions to end homelessness and providing emergency shelter, services, and long-term housing for Vermonters who are experiencing homelessness or are marginally housed.

We believe in the value and dignity of every human life, that housing is a fundamental human right, and that emergency shelter is not the solution to homelessness.

Join Our Mission

We are a team of passionate individuals who believe in the value and dignity of every human life. Come work with us and help end homelessness!

To apply, submit a resume and cover letter to or click the button below.

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Our Culture

COTS team members care deeply about the people we serve and are passionate about finding long-term solutions to address the root causes of homelessness. We are a tight-knit, supportive team, constantly striving for improvement.

Learn more about our DEI philosophy and NuWave partnership.


Caring for our neighbors in need can be rewarding but challenging work. COTS offers a competitive benefits package including access to healthcare, retirement savings, and robust time off, as well as benefits focused on supporting human services professionals with mental and emotional wellbeing. COTS strives to create a supportive, collaborative and fun work environment. Consider joining us on our mission to end homelessness.

Vacation time, PTO, and sick time
Paid holidays
Health Insurance
Vision & Dental Insurance
Retirement Plan with employer match
Contributions to an FSA or HSA
Basic Life Insurance and AD&D
Short-term disability
Employee Assistance Program
Wellness Benefits
COSTCO membership
Headspace Mindfulness & Meditation App membership

Current Opportunities

If you’re looking for an opportunity to do meaningful work in your community, join the passionate, community-minded team at the Committee on Temporary Shelter. For 40 years COTS has been working in Chittenden County to creatively find solutions to end homelessness; we aren’t afraid to try new things. We are looking for team members with a passion for doing good and creative thinking.

COTS is an Equal Opportunity Employer

We do not discriminate based on race, religion, color, national origin, gender (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, status as a protected veteran, status as an individual with a disability, or other applicable legally protected characteristics. We embrace diversity and encourage all to apply.