United Way welcomes Hayley Shriner as Working Bridges Resource Coordinator
United Way of Northwest Vermont — an organization dedicated to improving lives and advancing the common good in Chittenden, Franklin and Grand Isle counties – has hired Hayley Shriner as its latest Working Bridges Resource Coordinator. Working Bridges is an innovative United Way program designed to help workers keep and grow stable employment.
In her role as a Working Bridges Resource Coordinator, Shriner works one-on-one with employees at their workplaces to help them meet their goals and address life issues impacting their work. Shriner provides confidential support and connects workers to community resources to help with housing, transportation, childcare, financial counseling, and much more.
“I am honored to support Vermonters as they navigate housing, childcare, transportation, healthcare, and many other areas of their lives. Resource coordination allows me to do the thing I love most – to be present with others as they consider opportunities which allow them to live happier, healthier, and more equitable lives,” said Shriner.
Before coming to United Way, Shriner worked in the field of education for over 14 years, teaching and advising learners from early childhood through adulthood, most recently at Vermont Adult Learning. She has a strong background working in multicultural settings and spent six years in Turkey teaching preschool-aged and adult English language learners.
“Hayley’s background in education working with diverse populations and her commitment to inclusion and equity make her an incredible asset to the Working Bridges team. The ability to meet people where they are and to build trusting, supportive and nonjudgmental relationships is vital to the work we do and Hayley has a track-record of doing that,” said United Way’s Working Bridges Initiative Director Connie Beal.
Shriner is currently supporting employees at four workplaces in the Working Bridges employer network including: Northwestern Medical Center, Northwestern Counseling & Support Services and Superior Technical Ceramics in St. Albans and Edlund Company in Burlington.
Shriner has a bachelor’s degree in religion and Arabic language from Marlboro College and a master’s degree in international education from SIT Graduate Institute. She lives in Burlington with her dog Ramona. Outside of work, she enjoys gardening, cooking and outdoor recreation.