The WV Community Development Hub (The Hub) is seeking a Communications Associate to advance our work in building a narrative about West Virginia that shows that change is possible and it is happening today. The ideal candidate will be passionate about West Virginia, community transformation, and the ability to use communications as a tool to amplify positive stories and motivate others to make positive change in their own communities.
The Hub is a statewide nonprofit organization that works directly with dozens of towns, cities and community teams each year, maintains a network of thousands of engaged readers across our multiple communications platforms, and uses our communications to strategically position the community development efforts of West Virginia communities and organizations as an innovative and leading approach on regional and national stages.
Hallmarks of The Hub’s work are to spur on fresh momentum where little exists; to unite the forces of groups that have not considered – or even resisted – collaboration in the past; and to champion new, and sometimes unexpected, leaders.
It is the job of the communications team at The Hub to tell the stories of transformational impacts coming out of this work.
The Communications Associate reports to the Director of Strategic Communications and works alongside staff members leading programs across the organization, community members participating in programs, and partner organizations. You are responsible for the following:
To be successful in this job, you will excel in five areas:
The salary for this position will be negotiated with the applicant and will be based on qualifications and experience. The expected starting salary will be between $33,000 – $42,000.
This position is full-time. Currently, this position is entirely remote in accordance with The Hub’s COVID-related policies. Once staff return to working in person, this position is expected to be based out of The Hub’s Charleston WV office. Permanent remote placement may be considered for exceptional candidates.
Limited travel is expected for this position. All travel expenses are reimbursable and travel may often be done in coordination with other Hub staff. Willingness to travel and work flexible hours is required for this position. All travel will be done in accordance with Hub COVID-related travel policies.
The Hub is an equal opportunity employer.
We are actively seeking to recruit diverse candidates to this position that enable The Hub to accurately represent the diversity of West Virginia communities. We are seeking candidates that demonstrate diversity of perspective, experience and culture. We strongly encourage applications from Black, Indigenous and People of Color applicants as well as any applicants who are historically underrepresented in roles like this.
We strongly encourage applications from people who have a passion for this work, even if their professional experience does not align perfectly with the expectations listed. The Hub has a generous support system that includes a mix of paid professional development opportunities as well as training and support from fellow staff members.
Applications are due by November 12th and should be submitted via email to Katie Loudin at email@example.com with the subject line “Communications Associate Application” and the following documents attached:
Guidance on work samples: Please include a mix of creative content – written, graphic, audio, video, etc. If you have more than one file to send, please combine them as links in a PDF document or into 1 folder using a service like Google Drive or Dropbox.
All applicants will be notified by Nov. 16th if they are being considered for an interview. Initial interviews are expected to be held between Nov 17 – 24th, and final interviews will be completed by December 3rd. This position is expected to start in January 2022.
Please direct any questions to Katie Loudin at firstname.lastname@example.org.