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Help Wanted

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 Downstream Strategies 

Downstream Strategies seeks a Staff Scientist to support projects related to energy and the environment, although initial projects will also include a water/GIS project. The successful candidate will bring multiple skills and will be a key team member on projects in Appalachia and beyond. 
Initial tasks include: (1) participate on a project team to quantify the greenhouse gas emissions that could be avoided by implementing energy efficiency and renewable energy projects in residences and businesses in a West Virginia city, (2) participate on a project team to assess CO2 emission reduction opportunities for coal-fired power plants in West Virginia, and (3) provide GIS data processing support in the development of spatially explicit data analysis and modeling systems for assessing fish habitat conditions. 

To apply, please e-mail a cover letter, resume, and two references to Tara Steed at A full job announcement can be found at

Trillium Performing Arts Collective - AmeriCorps 

Trillium Performing Arts Collective is seeking an AmeriCorps volunteer for a one year period  starting September to work with a community based nonprofit founded 1982. Responsibilities include:  1700 hours, coordinate volunteers, direct service with students, publicity and outreach, social media, graphic design, audio-visual tasks, coordinate camp, and required regional/statewide activities.  Benefits include:  training, responsibility, living stipend, educational award, health insurance, interest accrual and loan forbearance, travel and childcare assistance, supportive, creative work environment, with performance/teaching opportunities in certified, historic, downtown, award winning arts community. Please submit resume by June 30th or mail to 115 N Court St., Lewisburg, WV 24901. Website: Phone:  304.645.3003

The West Virginia Center on Budget and Policy – Outreach Coordinator
The West Virginia Center on Budget and Policy seeks an outreach coordinator to build support for fiscal and economic policy that will improve the lives of vulnerable populations, children, and people of color. The outreach coordinator will build the Center’s capacity through partnerships and the development of new relationships; help educate advocates, the media, and the public on policy proposals and issues; help coordinate and implement the work of Our Children, Our Future Campaign to End Child Poverty, produce opinion pieces, presentations, and other materials; and provide advocates, the media, policymakers and the public with timely, accessible, and credible research and analysis on issues impacting their communities. Candidates should have: • A relevant graduate degree or equivalent professional training along with a Bachelor’s degree • At least two years of professional experience working in policy analysis and/or advocacy, particularly with a focus on low-income individuals or another vulnerable populations • A firm grasp of the state legislative process • Experience leading issue campaigns, including coalition building, communications and messaging, and civic engagement • Proficiency in Microsoft Office  • Superior written, oral and presentation skills including the ability to effectively produce, present, and communicate complex policies to a wide variety of audiences • Demonstrated commitment to the mission of improving social justice through progressive fiscal and budget policies • Availability to travel and work some evenings and weekends. Salary: Commensurate with experience, excellent benefits including insurance (including health, dental, vision, and life), retirement, generous vacation, sick leave, and holiday schedules. Click here for detailed description. Accepting applications until July 15, 2014. To apply, send a resume and cover letter to Preference to applicants who are able to relocate to Charleston area. No phone calls, please.

Volunteer West Virginia/WV Commission for National and Community Service - Program Officer
Volunteer WV is seeking a Program Manager who manages a portfolio of Commission programs, monitors grantees for compliance and assesses/evaluates program impact. Works with the AmeriCorps staff, Citizen Corps staff and the training officer. Provides training and technical assistance to the program staff, AmeriCorps members, prospective grantees, and other National Service programs. Supports Volunteer West Virginia committees and task forces as assigned. Performs other duties as may be assigned from time to time by the Executive Director. Qualifications: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.   Education and/or Experience: Bachelor’s degree in related field; Two years of related work experience or a master’s degree in a related field; Excellent written and verbal communications skills; Background in community service and volunteerism; Ability and willingness to travel frequently throughout the state to visit AmeriCorps sites and attend meetings, and to travel infrequently outside the state for training and meeting; Ability to train and speak in front of groups; Ability to exercise good judgment and analytical skills when advising programs; Willingness to enforce rules and regulations. Click Here for a full detailed Job description. 

To Apply: Send résumé and cover letter explaining qualifications for the job to: Executive Director, WV Commission for National and Community Service (WVCNCS), 710 Central Ave, Charleston, WV 25302, or via e-mail

Catholic Charities WV - Assistant Director of Programming 
Catholic Charities WV is seeking an Assistant Director of Programming at the Catholic Charities Neighborhood Center.  Responsibilities include oversight of case management, utility assistance, and financial literacy services, and family shelter program. Other job functions include supervision of the volunteer coordinator, new program development, and working with other agencies to ensure comprehensive service delivery.  Full time position, Catholic Charities Neighborhood Center, 125-18th St., Wheeling, WV 26003. Minimum of a bachelor’s degree in social work or related field required. Supervisory experience preferred. The ideal candidate will possess excellent communication skills and the ability to work with persons of varied social, economic, and ethnic backgrounds. Submit a resume, cover letter, and three references by May 16, 2014 to: Catholic Charities Neighborhood Center, PO Box 6176, Wheeling, WV 26003.

Email Application to with the subject line “Job Posting”.

Catholic Charities West Virginia/Disaster Case Manager
Provides disaster case management for families impacted by Hurricane Sandy through home visits.  Meets regularly with the CCWV Disaster Coordinator and Regional Director.  Assists families with applications to eligible housing programs, assists clients with procurement of bids for necessary services for housing repairs; works with local social service agencies; oversees delivery of services; maintains all records and compiles reports as required by grantees, and CCWVa.  Networks with other community-based groups, schools, churches, government and non-profit agencies.  Part Time. 

LocationClarksburg area for Preston, Barbour and Marion Counties.  

QualificationsAbility to be bonded; knowledge in structural damage assessment/construction, prefer experience in disaster recovery, ability to communicate effectively verbally and in writing, self motivation, task and detailed oriented, knowledge of community resources and service groups, work in a team environment, must have a valid WV drivers license, own reliable transportation, work flexible hours, maintain client confidentiality, computer proficiency: database entry, MS Outlook, email, MSWord.

How to ApplySend resume/cover letter to Janet Kelly




Employment Opportunities

Program Officer

Service Opportunities

If you are interested in serving as an AmeriCorps member in West Virginia, click here.


VISTA Opportunity:

Raleigh County
Raleigh County Community Action Agency is based in Beckley and serves Raleigh, Fayette, Nicholas, and Wyoming Counties. RCCAA is a private, non-profit organization that is part of the network of over 1,000 Community Action Agencies established under the Economic Opportunity Act of 1964 to fight America's War on Poverty. The VISTA project will focus on establishing outreach to all veterans in the area, but especially those who are homeless or living in poverty.

Working with RCCAA's Veteran Services Coordinator VISTA will:

  • Create and maintain a veteran's resource manual for RCCAA's 4 county region;
  • Develop educational outreach materials concerning housing services for veterans and their families;
  • Identify and connect to veterans and their families at-risk of homelessness through outreach and marketing;
  • Establish a system to ensure that veteran data is accurately collected and entered into existing databases

Application link:

Veterans and members of military families are encouraged to apply.

Please contact Moya Doneghy or Waylon Bryant with questions.




SEAL Coordinator

Part-time Position, Regional

Supporting Emerging Appalachian Leaders (SEAL) is a network of organizations and institutions across Central Appalachia committed to emerging leadership as an essential, driving force toward a new, creative, and sustainable economy. SEAL works to address the need for committed, skilled and supported young leaders who are capable of transforming Appalachia. We want our network members to lead the region in finding spaces and places for emerging leaders to contribute, grow and thrive. SEAL currently consists of a nine member regional Coordinating Committee of which three members serve as the Steering Committee.

SEAL’s Coordinating Committee is comprised of the following groups: the Appalachian Coal Country Team (Beckley, WV), Appalshop (Whitesburg, KY), Emory & Henry College (Emory, VA), Foundation for Appalachian Kentucky (Chavies, KY), High Rocks Educational Corporation (Hillsboro, WV) Highlander Research and Education Center (New Market, TN), Socially Equal Energy Efficent Development (Knoxville, TN), STAY Project (regional), and West Virginia Community Development Hub (Mount Hope, WV).

Job Description

SEAL seeks a part-time Coordinator for our network activities.  The Coordinator will work closely with the Coordinating Committee as well as other network members to support emerging leadership within educational institutions, businesses, non-profits, and philanthropy. They will build organizational structures to improve internal and external communications as well as prompting cross-regional planning and activities.  The SEAL Coordinator will report to SEAL’s Steering Committee. 

Job Duties

Network Coordination

·      Schedule, attend, and facilitate Coordinating Committee meetings

·      Assist in grant writing and reporting for SEAL

·      Track financials of the network along with fiscal sponsor

·      Develop network calendar for internal and external purposes

·      Oversee network working groups ensuring accountability for action items

·      Plan an annual public, regional gathering for current and new network members


·      Develop a SEAL website and social media presence, manage content

·      Produce materials for the network such as brochures, appeal letters, annual reports, etc.

·      Represent SEAL in a variety of regional and national venues

·      Create news releases and/or statements on behalf of SEAL in coordination with the Steering Committee



·      SEAL seeks an applicant who understands leadership development, can work in teams, has strong writing and verbal skills, and has the ability to travel.  We are looking for someone who has familiarity with the region and that has worked with and/or supported young leaders.


The SEAL Coordinator is a year-round, part-time position, salaried with full benefits.

SEAL is an equal opportunity employer, and its employment policies and practices are applicable to all employees without regard to race, age, sex, color, sexual orientation, creed, disability or national origin.

Please send resume, cover letter, a two-page writing sample, and three references to

This position will be open until filled, however, we expect to fill it by May 1 2014.



Almost Heaven Habitat for Humanity ReStore Manager 

Almost Heaven Habitat for Humanity (AHHFH) is seeking a manager for its
Habitat ReStore location in White Sulphur
Springs, WV.

MISSION: Generate revenue, meet budgets and maintain profitability
objectives in support of AHHFH operations through the acquisition,
management, and marketing of ReStore products. Create positive visibility
and face of Habitat in the local community, presenting the mission and scope
of Habitat for Humanity International and its Affiliates.

POSITION SUMMARY: Implements and drives programs for donations. Provides
sustained Network development to expand the scope of Habitat ReStore
activities and develop long-term, collaborative relationships with community
based Trade/Business Groups, churches, donors and others to secure donations
and raise awareness of AHHFH’s mission in the community. Operations
management, including: consistent, safe and positive development of
Associates and assets in order to provide a high quality Donor to customer
experience. This is a part-time position, 32 hours per week.

Viable candidates will have the following skills:
• Solid application of interpersonal and communications skills,
internally and externally, with groups and individuals.
• The ability and willingness to call on existing and potential donors
to increase merchandise in the store.
• Demonstrated ability in training, managing, leading and developing
staff in a consistent, positive and safety conscious manner.
• Basic computer skills, including spreadsheets, word processing,
presentations and email.
• A history of successfully adapting to rapidly changing conditions
with unexpected shifts in priorities.
• Job could entail occasional bending, kneeling and reaching, often in
awkward or tiring positions. Bulk of time will be spent standing, walking
and otherwise assisting customers.

To apply, please send your resume to: Director of Development, Almost Heaven
Habitat for Humanity, PO Box 913, Franklin, WV 26807 or email If you have any questions, please call the
affiliate’s home office at 304-358-7642. Resumes will be accepted until
February 7, 2014 at 4 PM.

Almost Heaven Habitat for Humanity is an equal opportunity employer and
seeks to employ and assign the best qualified personnel for all our
positions in a manner that does not unlawfully discriminate against any
person because of race, color, religion, gender, marital status, age,
national origin, physical or mental disability, sexual orientation,
veteran/reserve national guard status, or any other status or characteristic
protected by law.


Executive Director Position Open

The Tygart Valley Regional Child Advocacy Center is seeking a part-time Executive Director.  Qualifications include: a Bachelor’s Degree, Masters preferred, in a related field, three years’ related experience in administration of a non-profit or public service agency preferred; strong skills in fiscal management, resource development and maintenance, agency and program planning and public relations.  Three years’ experience working in a social services field preferred.  Applicant must have the ability to communicate with, supervise and empower staff to be effective in their roles, and the ability to communicate and work collaboratively with variety of professionals from different fields.  Applicant must also have knowledge and understanding of the issues and dynamics within families in crisis relating to child sexual and physical abuse and the legal process the child may be facing.  Experience is required.  Please mail your resume and cover letter to:  Tygart Valley Regional Child Advocacy Center c/o The Preston County Commission, 106 W Main Street, Suite 202, Kingwood WV 26537, or email them to  Deadline for submissions is 2/14/2014.


VISTA Opportunity


With a limited philanthropic base, West Virginia has to work collaboratively among our non-profits and foundations/giving programs to ensure the greatest impact on improving the economic position of our neighbors in West Virginia.  Philanthropy WV work and an involvement with a VISTA in 2014 – 2016 will aid our work to strengthen philanthropy’s service to those people in need, communities that are financially needy and distressed/at-risk, and growing the base of philanthropy and assistance to nonprofit organizations so that there can be greater assistance to the state’s poor and economically challenged communities.


The Mountain State needs more collaborative capacity among the philanthropic and non-profit communities.


The VISTA will report directly to the President of Philanthropy and will work collaboratively with the WVNPA Executive Director to enhance the state’s foundation and nonprofit community through education and outreach services as determined by the annual work plan and VISTA position goals. 


Some of the types of activities the VISTA would be providing service on include:

a)       Supporting Philanthropy WV’s membership development to engage new foundations to broaden the collaborative element between West Virginia’s grantmaking community to advance their impact on the state

b)       Assisting the newly formed WV Nonprofit Association (WVNPA) network of non-profit organizations, grow its statewide network,  and coordinate resource sharing that advances their individual and collective impact to improve the quality of life of the state’s citizens and communities

c)       Identifying needs and program interests of funders and non-profit organizations to develop specific education and training programs to connect the resources needed, catalyze new thinking, support new and young practitioners, network with their peers, create new opportunities in West Virginia

d)       Supporting the Philanthropy members in creating connections to explore what steps funders can take to strengthen economic opportunity, education, and health in West Virginia through shared measurement/collective learning collaboratives

e)       Providing service jointly with Philanthropy WV and WVNPA to explore ways to educate funders and non-profits about the challenges and opportunities of collective impact initiatives and to track and share results of current initiatives in West Virginia.

f)        Assisting with resource development by researching and writing grant proposals and other funding proposals to enhance the collaborative mission of Philanthropy WV, WV Non Profit Association, and partner organizations to strengthen their impact in responding to the needs of economically challenged communities and poor populations in the Mountain State 

g)       Coordinating program development around the growing interest for mentorship of new and young individuals working in  the philanthropic and non-profit sectors

h)       Coordinate Philanthropy WV and WVNPA’s social media activities, in accordance with the organization’s Social Media Policy, as a key way to increase public awareness and education about the critical role that the philanthropic/non-profit sector plays in supporting West Virginia’s communities.



·         Strong commitment to and skill in providing excellent service

·         Experience and/or willingness to network and build relationships

·         Capacity to survey constituencies and develop needed trainings and programs to advance their providing service

·         Experience w/social media like Facebook, Twitter, Linked in

·         Ability to provide service well as part of a team, yet also be self‐motivated and serve independently

·         Outstanding attention to detail – must enjoy being a nitpicker at times!

·         Good writing skills appropriate for drafting proposals, emails, draft reports, etc.

·         Proficient in using Windows Applications and office tools like Survey Monkey, e-newsletters, etc.

·         Willingness to develop new skills as needed (training provided)

·         Passion and commitment to West Virginia, rural issues, and non-profit/philanthropic sector

·         Some experience with non-profit and/or philanthropic sector preferred

Please contact to apply.

Vice President of Finance & Administration


About Us:

At Goodwill Industries of Kanawha Valley, Inc., we assist people with disabilities or those who are otherwise vocationally disadvantaged to achieve full participation and integration into society through the power of work.  Be a part of the Goodwill family where we train and lives change.

We envision persons with barriers to employment being able to choose rewarding employment, achieve financial security, and build careers and lives for themselves and their families, thus enriching our communities. We are looking for a high performance individual to fill a demanding position.

Vice President of Finance & Administration Summary:

This position is responsible to provide leadership, strategic direction and oversight to preserve and strengthen the infrastructure of Goodwill including, Finance, Information Technology and maintenance of agency owned and leased facilities. 

Requirements for Vice President of Finance & Administration:

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

·         Ability to lead, plan, organize, direct and control the collection, summarization and interpretation of the financial data to achieve financial and mission related goals.

·         Provides coordination and management of Finance, Risk Management, Information Technology and Facilities Management operations.

·         Ability to develop strategy, implement plans, and analyze results of growth initiatives.

·         In-depth knowledge of Federal, State and local laws, regulations and requirements affecting GIKV’s business operations.

·         Experience with Federal and State agencies, outside auditors, Boards of Directors and legal counsel.

·         Experience in managing activities in diverse disciplines and multiple departments.

·         Ability to effectively manage activities in geographically dispersed locations. 

·         Ability to work with a high level of independence in non-routine, complex situations. 

·         Must be proficient with Microsoft Word and Excel.

·         Have a working knowledge of accounting and human resource software applications.  Example, Traverse.

·         Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.

·         Ability to convey a positive and professional image to employees, partner agencies and employers.

·         Ability to motivate and inspire direct reports and teams to ensure positive learning environment.

·         Ability to work flexible hours, meet deadlines, attend meetings and convene and facilitate groups.

·         Ability to pass criminal background check.

·         Ability to maintain confidential information.

·         Ability to embrace and work effectively with diversity.

Education and Experience:

·         Certified Public Accountant (CPA) or master’s degree in business administration or related field required.    

·         Minimum ten years of applicable experience in areas of accounting and finance. 

·         Minimum five years of leadership experience at senior management level. 

·         Must possess valid driver’s license and reliable transportation.


This position is open in Charleston, WV

We offer a competitive salary and benefits package. 

Submit applications or resumes to Cheryl A. Bever, President/CEO:

215 Virginia Street, West

Charleston, WV 25302

304-346-0811 (phone)

304-346-0815 (fax)

VISTA Opportunities


The West Virginia Commission for National and Community Service is seeking two VISTAs to place with Mountain Hospice and with In Touch and Concerned beginning in February 2014. Veterans and members of military families are encouraged to apply. Descriptions of these opportunities are below.


Mountain Hospice is based in Barbour County, WV and covers a 7 county region.  The VISTA project will focus on establishing outreach to all veterans in the area, but especially those who are homeless or living in poverty. Veterans will receive information about VA benefits for end of life care through community education presentations. 

Working with the We Honor Veterans program, this VISTA will:

  • Create materials and make presentations that raise awareness among community healthcare and other organizations about the unique end‐of‐life needs veterans may face and the benefits to which they may be entitled;
  • Collaborate with community groups to offer veterans, those who work with veterans, and families of veterans supportive outreach events, honorary events, and special activities;
  • Establish and recruit for a “Vet-to-Vet” volunteer program

In Touch and Concerned is based in Morgantown, WV and provides services in a 5 county region. The Transportation Program is the largest and most successful program In Touch and Concerned offers. It is the specific intent of this program to prevent the elderly and adult disabled veterans of this region from entering into poverty due to a lack of reliable, affordable transportation to medical, dental, and mental health appointments and other necessary outings into the community.

Working with the transportation program of this agency, the VISTA will:

  • Research best practices to reach members of each county’s veteran population that would qualify now or in the near future for ITAC’s services.
  • Create educational outreach materials that are simple, easily read, and targeted to potential veteran clients and their family members.
  • Attend all community events in the region that are geared toward veterans, seniors and/or the disabled with display and information.
  • Connect to existing veterans groups, senior and adult disabled services, and civic groups to educate their staff/volunteers on affordable transportation options.
  • Coordinate veteran program volunteer activities and fundraisers.


To apply for these positions, visit the My AmeriCorps website at the following links:

Mountain Hospice link:

ITAC link:   




KISRA is Hiring!



KISRA (Kanawha Institute for Social Research & Action, Inc) is currently hiring for 5 positions:

  • Care Coordinator - Behavioral Health
  • Case Manager - Cabell County
  • Instructor - Cabell County
  • Instructor - Mercer County
  • Job Coach - Raleigh County

More information about each position is available on their website:  KISRA Jobs


 KISRA (Kanawha Institute for Social Research & Action, Inc.) is a faith-motivated, community development corporation.  We empower West Virginians through an array of education, employment, economic empowerment  and behavioral health services.  Please refer to our web site ( for more information about our organization.  You may also contact us at, 304.768.8924 or at 131 Perkins Avenue, Dunbar, WV 25064.



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