The Hub is a network for talented people looking to connect with organizations doing great things in West Virginia.
Here’s a list of recent job openings – updated July 21, 2017.
Got a job opening you’d like to post? Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
BUSINESS OUTREACH SPECIALIST FOR THE ADVANTAGE VALLEY REGION
The Appalachian Hatchery (AH) project is designed to support business retention and expansion in a 20 county area of the state. Funding for this project has been awarded to the Robert C. Byrd Institute (RCBI) at Marshall University. As a partner in RCBI’s AH project, Advantage Valley Inc. has secured funding for three years to place business outreach specialists in the offices of the Charleston Area Alliance, Putnam County Development Authority, and Huntington Area Development Council. These specialists will provide technical assistance and support to manufacturers and other companies impacted by the decline of the coal industry. In addition, the specialists will support new entrepreneurial development and business formations.
The Advantage Valley region is comprised of those counties that are included in the Charleston and Huntington MSAs. The organization’s mission is to foster and facilitate regional growth and advancement opportunities for businesses, communities and residents.
PART TIME CONTRIBUTING EDITORS FOR RACE RELATIONS & RELIGIOUS DIVIDES – MORGANTOWN, WV
100 Days in Appalachia is seeking part-time contributing editors to lead coverage on race relations and religious divides in rural America. This publication is designed for a national and international audience seeking new insights and rural context for the political fractures that resonate across many American communities. The publication is seeking contributing editors who can lead and produce assertive reporting that digs into the complex sources and state of these divides within Appalachia and that cultivates difference-bridging storytelling and community building among diverse audiences. The ideal candidates will have a track record of breaking news online and can develop content that sheds light on complex topics in a variety of forms — from short blog posts, analysis and explainers for social distribution to investigative news and larger team multimedia projects.
DIRECTOR OF COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT – CHARLESTON, WV
The Director of Community Development for Charleston Main Streets directs and executes projects, with the direction of the Executive Director and in collaboration with the West Side and East End District Board of Advisors and committees, within neighborhood business district revitalization programs that utilize historic preservation as an integral foundation for commercial development. The Director of Community Development is responsible for developing, conducting, executing and documenting all aspects of the designated district Main Street programs. The Director of Community Development is the main point person responsible for coordinating all program activities and volunteers within the designated districts. The Director of Community Development reports directly to the Charleston Main Streets Executive Director.
FOOD BANK DIRECTOR – CLARKSBURG, WV
Central WV Community Action, Inc. seeks a temporary employee or consultant to design and make operational a variety of strategies to address food security in the local community. The priority initiative is the development of a centralized food bank that capitalizes on the strengths of the existing Harrison County food pantry network, improving efficiency and leveraging new opportunities. The individual must have experience designing and/or directing programs and successful partnerships.
This position is grant funded, with current funding expected to span 10 months. Wages will be determined in negotiation with the selected candidate, with a variety of staffing structures to be considered. The goals of the project may be achieved by an independent consultant or a temporary employee of the agency. It is anticipated that on-going funds will be solicited to hire a long-term coordinator to implement the project after the design phase. This may be the same or a different individual, depending the needs identified as the project moves forward.
- produce an environmental scan of current food security programs and resources in the local community
- identify best practices and model operating frameworks relevant for the local community, through the research of food security programs around the country, especially rural-based programs
- design and recommend a strategic operating model, including a list of priority program elements that addresses emergency food needs, summer and weekend feeding needs for children, home delivery programs for seniors, food donations (public, private businesses, farmers, etc.), etc.
- facilitate an advisory committee that guides the food security project
- develop specific business plan for a centralized foodbank that can leverage bulk donations, fresh and frozen foods, as well a mobile pantry and satellite sites; develop budget that supports the implementation of the business plan
research and recommend an inventory and customer tracking software system
Please submit resume to HR@cwvcaa.org.
WATER REMEDIATION MANAGER – MORGANTOWN, WV
Friends of Deckers Creek (FODC), a nonprofit watershed group in Morgantown, West Virginia, is seeking a Water Remediation Project Manager, who will coordinate the treatment of pollutants, write grants, and manage remediation projects.
To apply please send a cover letter, resume, 1-3 page writing sample, and three professional references to email@example.com by August 8, 2017. For full detail of duties and qualifications, visit www.deckerscreek.org/join-fodc/.
PRESIDENT OF REDISCOVER APPALACHIA – SOUTHERN WV
Coalfield Development Corporation is looking for the next President of Rediscover Appalachia to entrepreneurially lead a social-enterprise in the arts and culture field. Sites included in the enterprise include a community coffee shop, a woodshop, an arts and crafts shop, and a formally vacant factory being renovated in to space for creative entrepreneurs to launch new businesses.
The candidate will be responsible for a wide-range of strategic and operational activities on behalf of both their enterprise specifically and Coalfield Development generally. The President should think of their role as that of an entrepreneur, taking an enterprise from the earliest stages and growing it to a self-sustaining entity.
Applications are due August 15.
DEVELOPMENT AND COMMUNITY STEWARDSHIP COORDINATOR – CHARLESTON
The West Virginia Food & Farm Coalition is building the local food and agriculture system in West Virginia in a way that provides viable incomes for farmers and local foods businesses and ensures all residents have access to local food.
This position has two essential functions. The first function is helping develop and expand an inclusive membership program that will provide the farmers and related business owner that we serve with new opportunities while fostering an agricultural community throughout the state. The second function of the position is to coordinate development efforts, including fundraising through grant writing , corporate sponsorships and partnerships.
PROGRAM ASSOCIATE – ELKINS
The Appalachian Forest Heritage Area is seeking a full time Program Associate to assist the organization with administering its 40 member AmeriCorps program, and Hands on Team activities. The position is located in Elkins, WV and begins immediately. Successful candidate will have experience with administration of a large program consisting, and ideally have experience with light construction, historic preservation techniques, conservation, or heritage development. Position is open until filled.
For more information visit www.appalachianforest.us or contact firstname.lastname@example.org or 304-636-6182.
VISTA – VARIOUS POSITIONS
The West Virginia Community Development Hub is excited to announce 3 VISTA positions opening in the next few months that we hope will play critical roles in taking our work further across the state and deeper into communities.
Taking a year-long VISTA position with The Hub is a great way to get exposure to a wide variety of community development activities, to gain an in-depth knowledge about what is happening on the ground across West Virginia, and to build skills that are translatable to a wide variety of jobs. (And maybe even to find a job with The Hub! Some of our best staff started off as VISTA with us…)