The Hub Job Listings page connects talented people with organizations doing great things in West Virginia.
Here’s a list of recent openings – updated September 16, 2019.
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Job Opportunities at the WV Community Development Hub
Community Coaching Programs Associate
This position will support three programs that work directly with volunteer community teams and community coaches to advance community development and revitalization in rural communities. These programs advance the unique approach to community coaching, training and development that is a hallmark of The Hub. Additionally, the candidate for this position will join The Hub’s community coaching team, apprenticing with our trained coaches and completing The Hub’s community coaching training program, directly coaching two community teams in southern West Virginia.
Applications due September 20, 2019.
Special Projects Coordinator
This position will oversee and manage two significant projects that provide critical support and leadership to the community development field in West Virginia: the WV POWER Support Project and the Opportunity Appalachia program. Each of these projects work with a large number of external partners and advisory committees that support, direct and, in some cases, assist in executing the project deliverables. The person in this position will be adept at working with a diverse group of partners, addressing partner needs as they arise, and building strong project collaborations that are accountable, efficient, and creative.
Applications due September 20, 2019.
Operations and VISTA Program Manager
This position will oversee coordination of organizational operations, coordination and support of organizational events and staff travel, and various operational administrative duties. Additionally, the position will oversee and coordinate The Hub’s statewide program to place and support AmeriCorps Volunteer in Service to America (VISTA) positions with community development focused organizations across the state.
Applications due September 20, 2019.
WV Community Development Hub Sponsored VISTA Volunteer Opportunities
The Hub partners with organizations across the state who have a program in need of capacity-building to sponsor AmeriCorps VISTA – Volunteers in Service to America – positions. We also host VISTA positions at The Hub. Read more about our VISTA program.
AMERICORPS VISTA IN COWEN COMMUNITY (posted 9/16)
Build up revitalization efforts in Cowen, WV! Located in Webster County, this position focuses on moving forward the momentum built during Cowen’s work with The Hub’s Cultivate WV community engagement and revitalization program. The town has begun initiatives that revolve around beautification, community gathering spaces, health and wellness, environment, and more. The VISTA will work at the community level (hosted and supported by the Town Council) to build out a database of contacts and resources, engage community volunteers, and support the various projects throughout the town.
AMERICORPS VISTA IN MOOREFIELD COMMUNITY (posted 8/7)
The Moorefield Community VISTA will support Moorefield residents in the current community projects, initiated under the WV Community Development Hub’s Cultivate WV revitalization program. This includes attending meetings to get acquainted with community teams, advertising plans and successes in the newspaper, researching examples of successful revitalization projects in other towns, and more. In addition, the VISTA will be responsible for researching funding sources, engaging partners and individuals within a stakeholder network, and tracking progress for funding received and project successes. The Higgins House restoration project will be a major facet of the VISTA project. This will involve research, assisting in the development and implementation of a fundraising plan, community engagement, and project assessment, all with support from the HCCVB.
AMERICORPS VISTA AT THE COMMUNITY HOUSING ACTION PARTNERSHIP (posted 8/7)
Established in 2013 by a group of individuals concerned with a lack of accessible and affordable housing, the Community Housing Action Partnership (CHAP) strives to bridge the gap between housing available for those far below and far above the median income of the area. The VISTA will increase community awareness of the existence and mission of CHAP through organizational support and increased partner/community engagement. Engagement can be achieved through new partnerships, programming, and outreach targeted at various stakeholders including the public at large. Through partnership outreach, fundraising, and communications initiatives, the VISTA will help CHAP to create a more cohesive and informed network of resources for housing in Monongalia County.
AMERICORPS VISTA AT THE WV COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT HUB (posted 7/22)
The Community Empowerment VISTA will serve participating communities across West Virginia to drive the change they want to see in their communities. Through research, event planning and coordination, curriculum-building, and grant writing, the VISTA will build the capacity of The Hub’s community empowerment programs to provide trainings and tools that will support community-driven economic development. From addressing abandoned and dilapidated properties to supporting community-led initiatives for building strong communities and economies, this VISTA project will provide a foundation on which The Hub can support local communities and officials in building strategies for visible and trackable community improvement that will increase the economic opportunity needed to pull people out of poverty.
AMERICORPS VISTA (posted 9/3)
WV Forward is a statewide collaboration led by West Virginia University, the West Virginia Department of Commerce and Marshall University to help grow the economy by adding jobs, investing in education and improving health and wellness to create the most prosperous West Virginia possible. VISTA duties include Perform project management duties to ensure that working group members and partner organizations follow-up on key timelines and outcomes. Engage WV Forward stakeholders. Assist with the acquisition of additional funding to support key select projects, and others.
PARTNERSHIPS AND COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT INTERN (posted 8/23)
This internship will provide exposure to the Forest Service and rural Appalachian communities. Assignments are designed to provide experience in partnership and community development. With supervisor support, the intern will organize meetings to bring partners together to help develop a shared natural resource and recreation vision; actively seek out opportunities for the Forest Service to integrate more fully into the community, and coordinate events and activities to promote the outdoors to people of all ages, backgrounds, and experiences. The program will begin in the fall of 2019, and continue full-time for 11 months. The intern will assist higher-graded specialists in projects of limited difficulty to become familiar with multiple resource areas that perform on the ground work that helps manage the Monongahela National Forest. The intern will receive formal and on-the job training in planning, external relations, public involvement, and environmental education, to develop experience in various phases of public affairs, partnerships, and volunteer services.
CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER (posted 8/8)
Invest Appalachia is an emerging nonprofit organization & impact investment fund (Invest Appalachia Fund), built by regional stakeholders in Central Appalachia. The Chief Executive Officer of Invest Appalachia will be a dynamic and forward-thinking leader who collaborates to operationalize and launch a successful blended impact investment platform that accelerates market growth in Central Appalachia. The CEO is charged with developing, nurturing and leading effective working relationships with a diverse range of community partners and investors including the Appalachian Funders Network, Central Appalachian Network, financial institutions, local and federal governments, regional planning districts, nonprofit organizations and socially minded corporations. The CEO is responsible for the day to day management of Invest Appalachia and supporting the Board of Directors to ensure alignment with the Invest Appalachia Fund. The CEO is directly accountable to the Invest Appalachia Board of Directors.
DEVELOPMENT DIRECTOR (posted 8/8)
The Marvel Center’s mission is to engage the community in creating safe, nurturing relationships that enable children and families to learn and grow through education, healthy nutrition, and physical activity. The Marvel Center Development Director is responsible for assisting the Marvel Board in moving forward in creating the Marvel Center while a search for an Executive Director is ongoing.
EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR (posted 8/8)
The Marvel Center’s mission is to engage the community in creating safe, nurturing relationships that enable children and families to learn and grow through education, healthy nutrition, and physical activity. The Marvel Center Executive Director is responsible for setting the tone of the facility, overseeing the physical facilities, and hiring and managing staff. The executive director will ensure there is a direct line of communication between parents and staff and will act as a liaison between the Marvel Center and local/state organizations. He/she will draft policy, ensure compliance with all state and federal regulations governing Childcare, and will manage the daily financial affairs of the organization.
PROGRAM DIRECTOR (posted 8/7)
The One Foundation is seeking a Program Director to support the foundation’s work. The One Foundation is a family foundation that supports partners primarily in southern West Virginia. They are committed to sustainability, equity, inclusion and service to others. In partnership they seek first light and common understanding, before they engage in support. For more information on their principles, visit their website: allonefoundation.org.
ASSISTANT DIRECTOR (posted 7/22)
The Startup Engine (SuE) at the Chambers College of Business and Economics at WVU is seeking applications for an Assistant Director. The Assistant Director will facilitate the day to day operations of the SuE and support regional economic development through Startup West Virginia. In particular, the Assistant Director will assist with programmatic offerings through the accelerator program, manage graduate assistants, provide business support to the SuE participants, and connect with regional and statewide partners on improving economic development efforts.
EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR (posted 7/12)
The Executive Director of the Eastern Region for Conservation Legacy provides strategic leadership for the following Conservation Legacy Programs – Southeast Conservation Corps, Appalachian Conservation Corps, Conservation Corps North Carolina and Stewards. Combined these corps programs have revenues close to $7m and serve approximately 600 participants annually. As a member of the Conservation Legacy Leadership Team, the Regional ED plays a critical role in setting the organization’s goals, objectives and results.
STAFF ANALYST (posted 6/25)
Downstream Strategies offers environmental and economic development consulting services to help build resilient communities, promote economic development, and protect the environment. We seek a Staff Analyst to support our community and economic development program on a range of renewable energy, food systems, and land reuse projects. This is a full-time, entry-level, salaried position. Salary will be based on education, experience, and commitment. Benefits include medical, dental, and vision insurance; retirement; and a flexible policy for paid time off. Future benefits may also include a share of company ownership.
DELI & MARKET MANAGER (posted (6/12)
Apply your combined culinary and business expertise and lead the successful launch and management of a local and natural foods deli and market. This role places you at the center of the fast evolving local food landscape. You will play a key role in the creation of a well-curated, affordable and bustling local and natural foods market that will anchor downtown redevelopment in Wheeling, West Virginia. Located right on Main Street, the market will provide crucial healthy food access in the heart of three USDA food desert census tracks.
DIRECTOR OF COMMUNITY ACTION AND SOCIAL LEADERSHIP (posted 6/11)
The Center for Resilient Communities in the Department of Geology and Geography at West Virginia University invites applications for a director for its program on Community Leadership and Social Action in Appalachia. This is a 12-month renewable appointment with a faculty rank of Service Instructor. The preferred start date is August 12. The program director is expected to teach up to three courses per year (Fall, Spring, Summer); recruit and mentor undergraduate students in the Community Leadership and Social Action program; contribute to the development and implementation of workshops for the Center’s community partners; assist with fundraising and grant management; and conduct action research within at least one of our collaborative action labs (e.g. food justice, health equity, youth development, water sovereignty, migrant rights, equitable planning).
PROGRAM DIRECTOR – WINSTON-SALEM, NC (posted 6/11)
The Mary Reynolds Babcock Foundation seeks a highly collaborative, discerning, mission-driven and experienced grantmaker committed to taking on entrenched challenges and structural inequalities for its next Program Director. With its mission of helping people and places move out of poverty and achieve greater social and economic justice, the Foundation is often described as a pioneer and leader in Southern philanthropy, thanks in part to a sophisticated array of strategies and approaches, as well as its long-term support of community asset building, civic engagement efforts, and supportive policies and institutions. The Foundation strives to foster respectful, supportive relationships with its grantee partners while diligently developing a deeper understanding of their specific contexts than is common in philanthropy.