Job Board

Here’s a list of recent openings.

updated march 19, 2024

The Hub’s Job Listings page connects talented people with organizations doing great things in West Virginia.

Have an opportunity you’d like to post? Email Jorge Rodriguez-Stanley at j.rodriguezstanley@wvhub.org. Please include a summary of the position and a link to apply in your email. 

WV Community Development Hub Sponsored AmeriCorps Volunteer Opportunities

The Hub partners with organizations across the state who have a program in-need of capacity building through our AmeriCorps VISTA – Volunteer in Service to America – program. We also host some positions at The Hub. AmeriCorps members who serve in our VISTA Program are volunteers who commit a year or more of their lives to making impactful community change and ending poverty.

WV COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT HUB VISTA LEADER

posted 1/23

The Hub is looking for a VISTA Leader. Through our community engagement programs, communities will be building their capacity around specific leadership skills, teamwork success, community engagement techniques, facilitation skills, communications and marketing, business outreach and training materials, knowledge of service providers and funding resources, and grant writing abilities. Members of The Hub’s VISTA program support these efforts, providing long-term capacity building after coaching programs conclude. This VISTA Leader position will deepen these efforts, by supporting both the coaching program and VISTA cohort development. This VISTA Leader will build the capacity of The Hub’s AmeriCorps VISTA program and coaching programs by building systems to better support members, in turn facilitating the ability of members to better support their community-based coaching projects. Through this project, the member will create systems that will showcase the importance of National Service in community and economic development efforts in WV. The VISTA Leader will lead the development of training and support systems for both members and sites to improve the overall member experience, including expanding existing opportunities and creating AmeriCorps-specific opportunities within The Hub’s Kickstart Communities Champions for Change Fellowship. This opportunity is great for someone who enjoys analyzing and building systems, feels comfortable taking the lead, and has some knowledge about creating training materials. AmeriCorps VISTA Leaders must have already completed one year of National Service to be eligible. It is recommended that the candidate has access to a car for site visits.

WILLIAMSON HOUSING AUTHORITY FAMILY ENRICHMENT CENTER (FEC) COORDINATOR VISTA

posted 2/15

Williamson Housing Authority (WHA), located in Mingo County, West Virginia, has a long history as one of the oldest public housing agencies in the country. This serves as a testament to Williamson’s long-standing and continued commitment to provide safe and affordable housing to those most in need. The mission of the WHA continues today as it did in 1938 at its’ founding, to provide safe, decent, and affordable housing to low and moderate-income families. Beyond providing housing, the WHA also provides programming for its residents and community at large that seek to build a better future in Williamson. One such initiative is the Family Enrichment Center (FEC). The FEC Coordinator VISTA position will support the standing up of this initiative, in tandem with AmeriCorps State Corps members, to become a center for afterschool activities and lifeskills workshops for the whole community.  The VISTA will assist with grant writing, coordinating service projects, building and maintaining community partnerships, coordinating events with our programs, managing volunteers, developing marketing and recruitment materials, and identifying opportunities for family involvement within its programs. This position is expected to start in spring of 2024. Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis until the position is filled. For questions, please contact Erin Susman, VISTA Program Coordinator at e.susman@wvhub.org

Org Website: https://www.williamsonhousing.org/

NRGRDA REGIONAL COMMUNICATIONS COORDINATOR VISTA

posted 3/30

New River Gorge Regional Development Authority (NRGRDA) is seeking a VISTA to help build capacity and help accelerate development within the New River Gorge Region.  The project will coordinate economic development communication within the region’s communities while strengthening a regional collaborative approach to advance economic and community development. Working in tandem with county, regional, and state partners, the project will result in the development of regional communication tools that will increase development capacity in the NRG region. In this project, the member will support development and alignment of community/county-based engagement platforms, develop a framework that ensures broader outreach, support the sharing of project tools and resources available from NRGRDA, and will create a sharable communications framework/guidebook to support equitable community engagement in economic development outside of the NRG region, including the WV Hive’s thirteen-county region. This position is ideal for someone who loves working in the community, has some business knowledge and communications interests or experience, and thrives on making connections with others. The role will be based in Beckley, WV with regular travel in the region, covered by the site. Applications are due by May 17, 2024. For more information about the application process, please contact Erin Susman, VISTA Project Director at e.susman@wvhub.org.

Find more opportunities from community and economy building groups in Central Appalachia.

MARKETING AND COMMUNICATIONS MANAGER

posted 4/23

Generation West Virginia is seeking a Marketing and Communications Manager. The Marketing and Communications Manager  will plan, coordinate and execute the organization’s marketing strategies, communications, and public relations activities.  This position requires the ability to keep the big picture in focus, tying all marketing activity back to organizational goals.

This position will work closely with program leads, the Director of Development,  and the Executive Director and will report to the Executive Director.

The primary duties and responsibilities include, but are not limited to, leading the creation and execution of a marketing and communications plan for the organization, utilizing paid and earned advertising, partnerships, public relations, email marketing, and more to expand our organization’s reach; establishing internal guidelines and protocols to ensure consistent messaging and brand representation across all levels of the organization; setting and reporting on communications goals and metrics; creating and managing the organization’s communications budget; supporting virtual and in-person events with marketing and communications, as well as logistics support as needed.

The starting salary for this role is $50,000 – $55,000.

Partner Feature:

Our work is made possible thanks to incredible partnerships with other community development organizations across the state. From local economic development authorities (EDAs) to state level nonprofits working to uplift communities, all of our partners are crucial in making West Virginia the best it can possibly be by working together.One partner that made our work truly profound this year is Coalfield Development. For years, Coalfield Development has worked to rebuild Appalachian communities by inspiring the courage to grow, activating the creativity to innovate, and cultivating communities of opportunity in central Appalachia.We are proud to be part of Coalfield Development’s ACT Now Coalition, a broad network of organizations working hand-in-hand to uplift communities throughout Southern West Virginia. The ACT Now Coalition is infusing more than $63 million into programs to help communities using business development, building revitalization, and so much more.The Hub is leading the Community and Business Resilience Initiative as part of the larger ACT Now Coalition to bring other partners with us to build up community and business resilience in the Coalition’s footprint.“For decades, we’ve known the economy of southern West Virginia needs diversification. Some progress has been made on this goal, but not nearly enough,” Brandon Dennison, CEO of Coalfield Development, said about the ACT Now Coalition. “ACT Now constitutes a tangible opportunity to take a major leap forward in this generational challenge to become a vibrant, growing, diversified economy. In the wake of continued coal-job losses, nothing could be more important for our region.”Our partnership with Coalfield Development is giving us a chance to take our work to new communities and to build upon our years of experience. Working alongside Coalfield Development in this large undertaking to bring $63.8 million to communities in Southern West Virginia is validation that the work happening to uplift West Virginia communities continues to grow.

Community Feature:

The Hub works alongside communities across West Virginia coaching community teams as they come together to make transformative changes in their towns. In 2022, one town stands out for its continued work and unwavering commitment to making its community a place where people want to live, work, play, and visit.Petersburg, located in Grant County at the northernmost point of the Mon Forest, is filled with community members who want to make their town a destination. Not only have businesses opened, and stayed open, the town has transformed the way they present to the world through rebranding and outdoor recreational development.As part of the HubCAP IV program, Petersburg utilized its technical assistance to push forward with projects to bring transformative change to its community. Part of the work Petersburg worked towards was creating plans to pave a hike and bike trail that runs along the Petersburg dike. The proposed trail will run approximately three miles along the Petersburg dike and will include multiple entrances for walkers and bikers. The group secured a $25,000 grant from Senator Hamilton, which was matched locally by the City of Petersburg, the County Commission, and the Board of Education, each adding an equal share to bring the total to $50,000.This year, Petersburg witnessed a major upgrade to one of the town’s most iconic and historic structures: The Hermitage Inn. The hotel, which dates back to 1841, has been renovated and once again welcomes guests to stay the night and have a nice dinner in the restaurant.The Hermitage Inn is the first project initiated and completed as part of the Downtown Appalachia: Revitalizing Recreational Economies (DARRE) program. Seeing the old hotel returned to its majesty has been an incredible development for Petersburg adding another jewel to the downtown area.Seeing Hub communities come together to create transformative change thrills us. Community members are the subject matter experts on what their towns need. Our commitment to accompaniment and walking alongside communities as they do the hard work guides us in our work. Celebrating their victories with them gives us a moment to uplift those making the work happen.

DEI Journey:

Since 2018, The Hub has been working diligently to bring Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion into our work. For years, the organization has been working internally to expand on one of our core values: “We believe diversity creates strength.”We believe that now is a time when we must work from the ground up to commit to long-term efforts to build power through leadership development, programmatic strategies, and partnerships that commit to building power and advancing racial equity.Looking back at our organizational history, we acknowledge that our work in rural communities with populations of less than 15,000 has not reached a diverse cross-section of people in West Virginia. Because of this, we began to ask, “Who isn’t here?” when examining our involvement in communities. The social unrest in 2020 led us to examine our role in white supremacy, ableism, classism, and gender discrimination, and the ways we have perpetuated unjust systems in our communities and across West Virginia.Since 2020, our equity journey has included a staff racial equity learning series, making internal commitments to increasing our hiring and retainment of diverse staff including creating full-time Racial Equity Fellowship and VISTA positions, committing to increased coaching for rural communities of color across the state, and tackling the inherent challenges of advancing equity across the community development field within a highly rural, majority white state where Black and brown leadership has been historically marginalized and under-invested.Our belief in the power of local people to see the value and the potential of their place, and of each other, is at the core of our belief in the potential we have to build power in West Virginia to advance racial equity, inclusion, and accessibility while disrupting systems that have historically excluded some communities.We are committed to engaging in conversations to uplift communities and leaders of color to move from talk to action on why race matters in West Virginia as we work to disrupt these systems. We will support investment in Black-led organizations and rural Black leadership. And we are committed to driving public and private investments into these spaces, both organizational and geographic.

Grafton

A core team led by Unleash Tygart, Inc participated in Opportunity Appalachia, receiving technical assistance to support a community development project located in an Opportunity Zone.

Huntington

Core teams led by Thundercloud, Inc. and the City of Huntington participated in Opportunity Appalachia, receiving technical assistance to support community development projects located in Opportunity Zones.

Charleston

A core team led by Crawford Holdings, LLC participated in Opportunity Appalachia, receiving technical assistance to support a community development project located in an Opportunity Zone.

White Sulphur Springs

Residents participated in round 4 of The Hub’s capstone Communities of Achievement program with a focus on building local recreational economies.

Petersburg

Residents participated in round 4 of The Hub’s capstone Communities of Achievement program with a focus on building local recreational economies.

Marlinton

Residents participated in round 4 of The Hub’s capstone Communities of Achievement program with a focus on building local recreational economies.

Franklin

Residents participated in round 4 of The Hub’s capstone Communities of Achievement program with a focus on building local recreational economies.

Elkins

Residents participated in round 4 of The Hub’s capstone Communities of Achievement program with a focus on building local recreational economies. 

A core team led by Woodlands Development Group also participated in Opportunity Appalachia, receiving technical assistance to support a community development project located in an Opportunity Zone.

Cowen

Residents participated in round 4 of The Hub’s capstone Communities of Achievement program with a focus on building local recreational economies. Read their community case study.

Parsons

Residents participated in the Blueprint Communities* program to engage their neighbors and co-create strategic plans for their future.

New Martinsville

Residents participated in the Blueprint Communities* program to engage their neighbors and co-create strategic plans for their future. Read their community case study.

Monticello Neighborhood of Clarksburg

Residents participated in the Blueprint Communities* program to engage their neighbors and co-create strategic plans for their future. Watch their community documentary.

Meadow River Valley Region

Residents participated in the Blueprint Communities* program to engage their neighbors and co-create strategic plans for their future. Read their community case study.

Lewis County

Residents participated in the Blueprint Communities* program to engage their neighbors and co-create strategic plans for their future.

Kingwood

Residents participated in the Blueprint Communities* program to engage their neighbors and co-create strategic plans for their future.

Smithers

Residents participated in the Cultivate WV program to kickstart community and economy building. Read their community case study.

Montgomery

Residents participated in the Cultivate WV program to kickstart community and economy building. Read their community case study.

Message from our Executive Leadership Team

It has been a year of abundant opportunities and partnerships across the state, and a year that has pushed all of us to work harder, faster, and smarter – together.At The Hub, we say that “the work works when you put in the work.” This means that our approach to community-based development, and individual leadership development, really does transform local communities, especially when we all work together for the same goal, and stay committed to working together for the long haul.In 2023, we continued to be amazed at the local leadership, drive and innovation we saw in communities throughout the state that are building locally-driven development from the ground up. Our network of community leaders, partners and opportunities keeps growing and shows no signs of slowing in 2024!

We extend our deepest gratitude to everyone for being part of the larger Hub community as we reflect on this year’s deep impact in West Virginia communities through our work. We are thrilled to have champions who believe in our mission that every community in West Virginia can achieve economic growth when they are supported with the tools and training they need to lead and spark positive change.

We believe strongly in the fact that putting in the work yourself to improve your neighborhood, your town, and our state is where true transformational change happens. With strategic partners and thought leaders like you in the work with us, we continue to be able to walk alongside community teams as they do the work to uplift their communities.Thank you to all of the community teams and leaders who are brave enough to keep showing up every day, and putting in thousands of hours of volunteer time to support your communities and the entire state. Your determination in the face of difficult work and far-off successes is something to applaud yourself for – and to celebrate.Whether you’re volunteering on the ground in your community, sharing our stories of hope with your friends and neighbors, or attending a virtual event with The Hub, your participation in our work is what keeps it going. Thank you for all your work and support this past year, and we are excited to continue in the work with you in 2024!In Continued Accompaniment,

– WV Community Development Hub
Executive Leadership Team

Stephanie Tyree

Executive Director

Amanda Workman Scott

Director of Community Engagement

Katie Loudin

Director of Strategic Development