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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.


Date: February 20, 2014


The Greater Kanawha Valley Foundation

Charleston, WV

Program Assistant Position Open


The Greater Kanawha Valley Foundation (TGKVF) is a charitable trust that makes grants to the community.  As the largest community foundation in Central Appalachia and one of the top 100 community foundations in the nation, TGKVF has more than $200 million in assets.  Founded in 1962, TGKVF manages more than 500 separate funds, each with its own requirements and charitable purpose.  Since its inception, the Foundation has granted more than $109 million to various nonprofit organizations.  The Foundation serves a six county region including Kanawha, Putnam, Boone, Lincoln, Clay, and Fayette counties.  In addition to its grantmaking program, TGKVF awards scholarships statewide to students interested in pursuing post-secondary education.  As a 501(c)3 tax exempt public charity, TGKVF is governed by a Board of Trustees made up of community volunteers. 


The Program Assistant serves as the office receptionist and is responsible for the support of The Greater Kanawha Valley Foundation’s grantmaking programs: discretionary, scholarships and program initiatives.

Position reports to the Senior Program Officer.


·                  Strong computer data entry skills and proficiency working with MS Office Suite: Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Publisher.  Applicant needs to have experience in (or the ability to learn) customized relational database software (MicroEdge GIFTS, Raiser’s Edge, etc.).

·                  Demonstrated ability to provide administrative support with exemplary organizational skills and attention to detail.


Salary:Commensurate with experience and qualifications

Benefits:  Comprehensive package offered

·                  Medical, Dental and Visual Insurance

·                  Life , short and long-term disability insurance

·                  Paid sick, vacation and holidays

·                  Paid parking


 Send Resumes to:          Sheri Ryder at

TGKVF-Program Assistant

 P. O. Box 3041

 Charleston, WV 25331

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


The WV Commission for National and Community Service is currently recruiting for a VISTA position in Barbour County.

Mountain Hospice is based in Barbour County and covers a 7 county region. This 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

Application link:


Veterans and members of military familiesare encouraged to apply.


Please contact Moya Doneghy or Waylon Bryant with questions. 304-558-0111

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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