Job Board

Here’s a list of recent openings.

updated November 14, 2022

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.

M.O.R.E.COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT COORDINATOR VISTA

posted 7/12

The Monticello Ongoing Revitalization Effort (M.O.R.E) was formed through The Hub’s Blueprint Communities program and has begun its long-term plans to support the community.

M.O.R.E seeks to promote stabilization, revitalization, and economic development through projects and partnerships that positively engage in the neighborhood. M.O.R.E.’s vision is a thriving safe community where healthy neighbors create a vibrant visible future. M.O.R.E operates the Kelly Miller Community Center and Margaret McCoy Community Garden to serve the Monticello neighborhood of Clarksburg, WV.

The Community Center and Community Garden are in service of these goals. The Community Engagement Coordinator VISTA will continue to build the capacity of the M.O.R.E. by supporting community engagement and team development activities, building local and regional technical resources, establishing communications networks, and tracking program progress at Margaret McCoy Garden and Kelly Miller Community Center. This position will begin in August 2022.

For more information about the application process, please contact Erin Susman, VISTA Program Coordinator at e.susman@wvhub.org.

RANDOLPH TOGETHER COORDINATOR VISTA

posted 6/21

The Elkins community has been building momentum, as the Randolph Together team, in The Hub’s Communities of Achievement Program (HubCAP) for the past 18 months. During this program, Elkins has received technical support to implement community development projects deemed critical to the economic vitality of the area. Building on this momentum, the Randolph Together team will support the community of Elkins as they begin The Hub’s Downtown Appalachia: Revitalizing Recreational Economies (DARRE) in Fall 2022. The team is seeking an AmeriCorps VISTA member to support continued community engagement, outreach, and more. This VISTA project will be hosted by the Elkins-Randolph Chamber of Commerce and will collaborate with local leaders in the community and economic development across the community.

The ideal candidate will have a passion for local businesses, value partnership, and possess strong organizational skills. Experience with social media is also beneficial, but not required.

This position is expected to begin on August 29, 2022, but will remain open for the right candidate through Fall 2022 if needed.

For questions about the application process, please contact Community Coaching Associate, Olivia McConnell, at o.mcconnell@wvhub.org

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

SENIOR PROGRAM MANAGER FOR RESILIENT ECONOMIES AND COMMUNITIES

posted 11/14

The National Association of Counties (NACo) is seeking a Senior Program Manager for Resilient Economies & Communities to join their Counties Futures Lab. The Senior Program Manager for the Resilient Economies and Communities sits in the Programs and Practices division and manages a portfolio of projects that aim to promote and foster county-level innovations related to economic and environmental resiliency. The position is dependent on the availability of project-based outside funding.

Duties of the Senior Program Manager for Resilient Economies and Communities include actively promoting NACo initiatives for Resilient Economies and Communities, advising NACo partners on county roles and authorities, and supporting NACo Presidentially appointed committee/board leadership.

Interested candidates can send a cover letter, resume, and salary requirements to resumes@naco.org.

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

posted 11/1

The Mon Forest Town Partnership is seeking an Executive Director (ED) to join the team. To facilitate the work, MFTP has secured funding for its first ED position to start as soon as a qualified candidate is identified to lead a dynamic group of community leaders, partners, and entrepreneurs to fulfill the Partnership’s mission in the region. The ED will have overall strategic and operational responsibility for the fledgling organization. The position is grant- funded for 3 years. It is the responsibility of the ED and the MFTP to develop a sustainable revenue model in that time to sustain the position long-term. The position will report to the MFTP’s Executive Committee and Woodlands Development & Lending’s Director of Programs & Partnerships.

The position is remote with the flexibility to work from home and with satellite working spaces available at different locations in Mon Forest Town communities as needed. The candidate is, however, required to reside within the Monongahela National Forest region.

LAND REUSE PROGRAM COORDINATOR

posted 10/25

The Land Reuse Program Coordinator at the WV Land Stewardship Corporation plays a critical role in their small but growing team, working closely with the Executive Director to implement programs that transform WV’s abundance of abandoned, dilapidated, and environmentally compromised properties into the foundation on which West Virginians can build resilient communities and economies. The Program Coordinator will collaborate on building robust, system-changing programs and will serve as the first point of contact for organizational partners, program participants, and community members

Through its programs, WVLSC embodies the belief that these problematic properties can be transformed into the foundation on which West Virginians build strong and sustainable communities. Our programs target properties that currently pose significant risks to their communities, such as dilapidated housing and storefronts or brownfield sites, as well as the intentional or unintentional systems that keep properties in these unusable states.

Email resume and cover letter to:
Taylor Bennett
Executive Director, WVLSC
tbennett@wvlsc.org

(HYBRID) GRANTS AND RESEARCH COORDINATOR

posted 9/13

WVU’s Brad and Alys Smith Outdoor Economic Development Collaborative (Smith OEDC) is seeking a (Hybrid) Grants and Research Coordinator. The primary purpose of the Grants and Research Coordinator is to advance the land-grant mission of West Virginia University by managing and providing centralized external funding development and administration to the Smith OEDC, StartUp WV, and WV communities through grants, proposal development- corporate sponsors and foundations, and creating reports. This position will report to the Director of Outdoor Community Development while supporting the efforts of StartUp WV and the Assistant Vice President of Economic Innovation. Specifically, this position will be tasked with the management, research, writing, and reporting of pertinent grant, foundation, and corporate sponsorship opportunities in the fields of outdoor recreation infrastructure, community development, public health, conservation, and economic development. This position will also be responsible for writing and editing development pieces for donors, prospects, along with government and corporate partnerships. Additionally, this position will support data analysis, topic research, along with the development and delivery of reports to advance the work of the office. 

FELLOWSHIP DIRECTOR

posted 8/26

Generation West Virginia is currently seeing a Fellowship Director to join their team. The Fellowship Director works closely with and directly reports to the GWV Executive Director and Director of Impact to create and lead a yearlong cohort of programming for young West Virginians. This role focuses on building relationships among Fellows, growing their skills, and fostering their love of West Virginia and their desire to call it home. This role is a combination of designing, planning, implementing, and leading the many moving parts of a successful Fellowship program. This includes but is not limited to planning and executing monthly Fellow retreats and one-on-one support; cultivating and maintaining speaker, presenter and vendor relations; and meeting annual timelines and goals.

Applications are due September 12, 2022.

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

posted 7/19

The Fairmont Community Development Partnership Inc (FCDP) is seeking an Executive Director. The Executive Director oversees organizational functions and ensures the mission of FCDP is met through responsible fiscal, personnel, customer, and community policy and relationship management.

Duties include property management of the current inventory of approximately 50 residential rental units and six commercial units; working with the Board of Directors to develop a strategic plan; implementing a strategic plan; providing day-to-day operational management to the organization; ensuring team collaboration; advising Board of Directors and partnering organizations regarding project status; maintaining communications and relationship with funders and governmental agencies; promoting public awareness of FCDP and their activities; maintaining relationships with residents/property owners in target areas; representing the organization in regard to public media inquiries; processing WVHDF Re-certification, Grant & CHDO draw requests for builds, managing bidding, contract preparation, and building a design review for single family/rental construction, conducting survey & site plan review.

DEVELOPMENT MANAGER OR DIRECTOR

posted 7/12

Do you have a passion for writing, fundraising, and believe in transforming the lives of our youth and community? Do you want to see programs that make a difference in young peoples lives and help bring them to life?

High Rocks is seeking a full-time Development Manager or Director (depending on experience level). The Development Manager or Director works across the organization to lead on fundraising, marketing, and donor relationship goals. Core to the High Rocks mission of transforming the lives of young people in West Virginia the development role serves a critical role as the frontline fundraiser. This position requires a passion for connecting funders to the High Rocks core mission and vision by telling the High Rocks story. Working closely with the Executive Director and the development team, the development manager would be responsible for assisting with grant proposals, cultivating private donor relationships, establishing fundraising goals, executing marketing strategies, event planning, project management, and\ oversight on project progress.

OUTREACH AND EDUCATION COORDINATOR

posted 7/12

The Northern WV Brownfields Assistance Center is currently looking for a new Outreach & Education Coordinator. This position will assist the Brownfields Director with Northern WV Brownfields Assistance Center (NBAC) and WV Water Research Institute (WVWRI) outreach activities. This includes conference organization and coordination, developing outreach materials, and coordinating tasks and activities associated with research projects.          

This is a hybrid position, with partial remote work and partial work in our offices in Morgantown. This position is primarily focused on work with the NBAC, which promotes economic development and environmental and public health protection through innovative redevelopment of brownfield sites.  The Center also promotes and coordinates the development of brownfield property by providing training and technical assistance, facilitating site preparation efforts, engaging community involvement, as well as by helping communities with grant writing and leveraging project funding.  There is also some shared outreach support for our parent program, the WV Water Research Institute, whose mission is to bring together the best available expertise to explore and implement solutions that improve and protect the quality of West Virginia’s water resources and expand the understanding of threats and opportunities through education and outreach related to West Virginia’s water resources.

We are a small but mighty team committed to supporting communities across West Virginia and the mid-Atlantic region on issues related to community and economic development and the environment. This would be a great entry-level position for someone looking to get into this work, with the potential for an expanding portfolio based on the employee’s strengths and passions.

FOOD ACCESS RESOURCE COORDINATOR

posted 7/12

Mountaineer Food Bank is seeking a Food Access Research Coordinator who will lead a gap analysis through research and an assessment of our current sites of The Emergency Food Assistance Program (TEFAP). TEFAP is a federal program that helps supplement the diets of low-income Americans by providing them with emergency food assistance at no cost. USDA provides 100% American-grown USDA Foods and administrative funds to states to operate TEFAP. This position will partner with WVU’s Food Justice Lab to gather relevant data on expanding the use of TEFAP resources into our most remote, rural, and low-income areas through our member agency partners who assist us in providing the program.

The Food Access Resource Coordinator will be a staff member in the Information Systems – Supply Chain Department committed to pursuing initiatives that provide deeper insight about the people Mountaineer Food Bank serves, inform our strategic choices, and unearth insights that spur greater action, resulting in progress towards ending hunger. To do this, Mountaineer Food Bank needs data, assessments, and a plan to serve people and communities more effectively. That’s where you come in.

LOCAL FOOD PURCHASE ASSISTANCE CORRDINATOR

posted 7/12

The Local Food Purchase Assistance Coordinator will purchase domestic food from local and socially disadvantaged producers, increase the distribution of domestic food into rural, remote, or underserved communities.

Additionally, the LFPA Coordinator will collect, analyze, and share data to guide decisions in improving supply chain resiliency. The LFPA Coordinator will be a staff member in the Information Systems – Supply Chain Department. This position is funded as part of the Local Food Purchase Assistance Cooperative Agreement Program (LFPA), a partnership with the West Virginia Department of Agriculture.

Some responsibilities include: partnering with the West Virginia Department of Agriculture, WV Food and Farm Coalition, WV Farmer’s Market Association, and WVU Extension; developing active relationships with local producers; pre-season planning with local producers; purchasing domestic food targeting local, regional, and socially disadvantaged farmers/producers facilitating the development of ‘outside the box’ partnerships alongside MFB staff.

COMMUNICATIONS COORDINATOR

posted 7/12

Grow Ohio Valley is hiring an AmeriCorps VISTA Communication Coordinator. The Grow Ohio Valley Communication Coordinator will work closely with an internal media team to plan, coordinate, and implement aspects of Grow Ohio Valley’s communications efforts.

Tasks may include: creating content for Facebook and Instagram, assisting with writing press releases and newsletters, and creating systems of tools to drive communications and marketing for the whole organization.

A detail-oriented, enthusiastic, and independent candidate is encouraged to apply.

This is an AmeriCorps Volunteer opportunity set to begin in August 2022.

If you have questions or are interested in applying please email americorps@growov.org.

DIRECTOR OF IMPACT

posted 7/12

Generation West Virginia (GWV) is seeking a Director of Impact (DOI) who will work within a dynamic workplace of talented and committed team members at Generation West Virginia. The DOI will report to and work as a partner with the Executive Director. They will be a seasoned leader and coach, with the ability to operate on strategic, managerial and hands-on levels to help guide the organization across programmatic and operational functions. This role is being created at GWV to support the growing organization and its Executive Director.

The DOI will bring proven nonprofit management expertise and experience in economic and community development programs, development/fundraising, finance, operations, and/or other relevant disciplines. The DOI must have a keen attention to detail, the ability to delegate effectively, a proven track record in motivating and unifying teams, and have solid organizational, problem-solving, and clear decision-making skills. The DOI will be comfortable with and committed to fostering the development of staff.

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

posted 6/7

Grow Ohio Valley is looking for an experienced and inspiring individual who will lead the organization toward its vision of regional food sovereignty through a food system in which farmers flourish, and local and healthy food is a way of life. This position will develop and sustain a coalition of diverse stakeholders and partners, effectively steward the organization’s resources, maintain strategic alignment amongst the various programs and initiatives that Grow Ohio Valley leads, and maximize the impact of a diverse group of talented staff and volunteers in a supportive and inclusive culture.

The position is located in Wheeling, WV and is a full-time, salaried opportunity.

WHEELING FOOD HUB MANAGER

posted 6/7

The WFH manager will oversee the operation of the Wheeling Food Hub (WFH), greatly advancing Grow Ohio Valley’s larger mission and work growing the Ohio Valley’s local food system. The WFH Manager ensures that the WFH meets its mission of assisting food entrepreneurs in starting, growing and sustaining their local food businesses . This position reports to the Director of Operation who heads the WFH steering committee which supports this project. This is a full-time salaried position with occasional nights and weekends required. Paid time off and health insurance benefits included in the compensation package. Must be willing to complete required job-related certifications within 6 months of being hired.

The successful candidate has a background in food service and is a detail-oriented problem-solver and coordinator. Knowledge of specialty food processing is a plus.

COMMUNITY PLANNER

posted 5/12

The U.S. Department of Agriculture Rural Development seeks a Community Planner. The Community Planner is responsible for assisting the State Director in leading Rural Development (RD) community engagement efforts throughout the state.

The ideal candidate for the position will be relied on for expertise in planning action and issues including technical content of State community economic development. Additional, the candidate will be tasked with disseminating professional principles and practices for community planning and project development in rural areas; keeping informed of National Office policies, procedures, and directives; providing strategic advice and technical assistance to potential rural citizens and organizations to leverage Rural Development programs; and representing Rural Development in contacts essential to community planning.

The USDA RD Agency serves rural communities throughout the country by investing in their communities through housing and utility infrastructure, increasing economic opportunity, and improving the quality of life for all rural Americans. RD provides over 40 loan and grant programs in the Rural Housing and Community Facilities Services, Rural Business and Cooperative Services, and Rural Utilities Service.

Applicants are welcome to apply online for the position.

If you have questions, you can contact Sharidon Daniel by email at sharidon.daniel@usda.gov or by telephone at 804-469-3311 X3005.

PLANNING TECHNICIAN / PLANNER I

posted 5/11

Planning Technician/Planner I in Huntington, WV is a responsible administrative and technical position in the Department of Planning and Development. This job requires minimal supervision and involves the preparation of research data and reports related to City planning projects; however, in unusual or difficult situations, technical advice is available from the Planner and/or Director of Planning.

The ideal candidate for the role will have knowledge of computer software related to mapping and graphics; considerable knowledge of modern office practices, procedures, systems, and equipment; knowledge of the municipal zoning ordinances and related laws, codes, and ordinances; knowledge of departmental and city policies and procedures in planning concepts.

Send resume to lewiss@huntingtonwv.gov or apply in person at City Hall, HR Office, Room 14; or access the online application under “City Government” then “Employment Opportunities” on this website.

EXTENSION AGENT (MONTGOMERY / SMITHERS)

posted 5/11

The Extension Agent/Educator for Community and Economic Development is a professional educator who will oversee projects/activities related to community development, entrepreneurial/small business development, tourism development, and grant writing in the Upper Kanawha Valley (UKV).

This work includes, but is not limited to, grant writing, facilitation and delivery of training courses related to historic preservation; the connection of current and potential business owners to entrepreneurial and small business consulting services; assisting local and regional governments, and organizations and businesses in the development of strategic plans; promotion of creative economies; tourism-related activities and events; and, promotion and implementation of community-level beautification strategies.

Email a cover letter, résumé, unofficial transcript, and three references to  rdemployment@wvstateu.edu.

PRESIDENT / CEO

posted 5/11

Philanthropy West Virginia seeks applications for its next President & CEO. The role of the President & CEO is to advance the organization’s mission, vision, values, and sustainability and to foster statewide and national leadership in philanthropy. This is a full-time exempt position and reports directly to the Board of Directors. The Philanthropy WV office is based in Morgantown, WV. Philanthropy WV is committed to practicing and advancing diversity and inclusion through a diverse staff team and inclusive work environment.

The ideal candidate for the role will have a minimum of a Bachelor’s degree in a relevant sector; 10 years of experience in nonprofit, philanthropic, foundation ad/or business sectors; prior experience as a grant maker or as a grantee and be familiar with the process of grant writing; Knowledge of the philanthropic landscape in West Virginia, central Appalachia, and/or rural communities with similar issues and complexities, among other areas of experience and knowledge.

Qualified applicants please submit a cover letter and resume to CEOsearch@philanthropywv.org. The deadline for applications is May 31, 2022.

Systemic Change

2021 became a time period of catalytic potential as we saw years of investment into our core strategies to enact systemic change yield new results. Our strategic focus areas include policy, communications, and supporting the community economic development system in leveraging unique financing opportunities such as the Appalachian Regional Commission’s POWER Initiative and Opportunity Zones.

In addition, through our strategic policy support role within the Abandoned Properties Coalition, The Hub successfully advanced two key objectives: the creation of a statewide land bank at the West Virginia Land Stewardship Corporation and extension of the state’s Historic Rehabilitation Tax Credit. 

Through the Opportunity Appalachia program, 6 catalytic community projects located in WV-based Opportunity Zones received $250,000 for pre-development technical assistance. Three projects received additional private funding as a result of program participation.

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.

Montgomery

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

Smithers

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

Kingwood

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

Lewis County

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

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.

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.

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.

Parsons

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

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.

Community Coaching

In 2021, we accompanied 16 communities through our in-depth, professional coaching programs. In addition to leaning into coaching and financing opportunities offered through these programs, participating communities leveraged an additional $2.8 million in funding on their own for community economic development projects. While participating in our entry-level coaching program, Cultivate WV, Montgomery and Smithers realized momentum-building success through access to $40,000 in seed funding for projects like farmers markets, public art, wayfinding, community events, and development of a trail system.

Six communities, Lewis County, Kingwood, Meadow River Valley, Monticello neighborhood in Clarksburg, New Martinsville and Parsons, graduated the intermediate planning program Blueprint Communities* with strategic plans in place. We also launched a new round of HubCAP, our flagship community economic development program, in six towns located in the Monongahela National Forest region: Cowen, Franklin, White Sulphur Springs, Elkins, Marlinton, and Petersburg.

Franklin

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.

Petersburg

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

Leadership Development

As hundreds of people began to engage in our virtual training activities in 2020, we saw a critical opportunity to scale and deepen our impact. This year, The Hub team developed an accessible, virtual platform with options for self-guided and group learning activities as well as professional coaching.

Kickstart Communities is now the crux of our efforts to bring new people into the work and grow their leadership. These activities now form the foundational stages of a Community Leadership Development Pipeline to move motivated residents from seeing the challenges in their communities to proactively collaborating to resolve them.

Message from our Executive Leadership Team

Fifteen years ago, stakeholders building up local communities and economies in West Virginia convened to map a coordinated strategy to systemically grow community economic development activity in the state. From the shared vision and collaborative leadership of dozens of strategic partners across the state, the WV Community Development Hub was born.

Since that time, The Hub has grown into the anchor community development organization serving West Virginia. We have built upon the original vision to create a method for rural, community-led development strategies that is uniquely tailored to the needs and opportunities of our state.

As we have grown and developed a proven model for success, our partnerships with community and economic development practitioners, funders, and committed West Virginia residents have been foundational to every element of our work.

Over the past two years, the team at The Hub has adapted to the unprecedented challenges our communities have faced during the pandemic by leaning into our core strengths to deepen our impact. The Hub remains committed to tackling persistent challenges, and we have focused our attention on the most impactful elements of our work.

We are supporting community leaders to advance their visions for local development, creating new pathways for engagement and leadership growth through our virtual training platform, and leading strategies that lift up voices of community leaders to move forward solutions to long-held challenges to growth.

If the past two years have taught us anything, it is that nothing about the future is set in stone. While the coming year may present enormous opportunities for advancement in our state, they will also inevitably require significant capacity building, shared strategies that are grounded in trust-based partnerships, and extended efforts to support the leadership development of individuals and organizations who have been asked to do more during a time of extreme stress and strain.

The services that anchor organizations like The Hub provide are even more critical in this time, and we expect our work to scale significantly in the coming years ahead.

We look forward to continuing to do the work of putting into action the vision and the shared strategies envisioned by that core group of community economic development practitioners and funders fifteen years ago.

In Continued Accompaniment,

– WV Community Development Hub
Executive Leadership Team

Stephanie Tyree

Executive Director

Amanda Workman Scott

Director of Community Engagement

Emma Pepper

Director of Strategic Network Communications

Katie Loudin

Director of Strategic Development