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Job posting: Alliance seeking project coordinator

ALLIANCEDowntown Charleston Project Coordinator

(May 2014)

The Downtown Charleston Project Coordinator will assist with implementing the downtown portion of the Imagine Charleston Comprehensive and Downtown Redevelopment Plan. The plan is based on using historic preservation as an integral foundation for economic development. The project coordinator will work with the Charleston Area Alliance VP of Community Development to develop, execute and document prioritized sections of the Imagine Charleston plan.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

–          Coordinate the activity of the Imagine Charleston Task Groups ensuring that communication among task groups is well established and assist task group volunteers with implementation of work plan items.

–          Develops in conjunction with the Community Development Committee, economic development strategies for the downtown business district that are based on historic preservation and utilizes the community’s human and economic resources.

–          Coordinate downtown promotions and events.

–          Is familiar and communicates regularly with all persons and groups directly and indirectly involved in the downtown business district.

–          Develops and conducts on going public awareness and education programs designed to enhance appreciation of the downtown business district.

–          Provides outreach efforts to increase downtown stakeholder knowledge and understanding of the advantages of forming a Business Improvement District for downtown Charleston.

–          Encourages a cooperative climate among the downtown business district interests and local public officials.

–          Monitors the annual project budget and maintains financial records and reports regularly to the VP of Community Development.

Qualifications:

The project coordinator should have education and experience in several of the following areas: commercial district management, economics, finance, public relations, planning, business administration, marketing, public administration, retailing, volunteer or non-profit administration, event management, architecture, historic preservation and/or small business development. The project coordinator must be sensitive to design and preservation issues and must understand the issues confronting downtown business people, property owners, public agencies and community organizations. The project coordinator must be entrepreneurial, energetic, imaginative, well organized and capable of functioning effectively in an independent environment. Excellent written and verbal communication skills are essential. Must be competent in operating all standard Microsoft Office applications including Word, Excel and Power Point.

Physical Demands and Time Requirements: Applicants should be aware the following demands of this position.

–          Must be able to work for extended periods of time.

–          This will be an approximately 25 hour per week, grant-funded position. There are adequate funds to cover the position for 24 months beginning in June 2014.

Applications will be accepted until June 15, 2014. Please send letter of interest, resume and three references to Susie Salisbury, VP Community Development, Charleston Area Alliance, 1116 Smith Street, Charleston, WV 25301 or via email to SSalisbury@CharlestonAreaAlliance.org.

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admin in Announcements,Job Postings on June 03 2014 » 0 comments

Local energy experts needed for e4

E4 Logo Version 3The Charleston Area Alliance is seeking contracted expertise to assist with the second year of the Energy Efficiency in the East End (e4) competition.

e4 is a competition that pits East End blocks against each other to compete for the largest reduction in energy consumed (as a block) through Appalachian Power’s HomeSMART assessments and energy efficiency retrofits.

The goal of e4 is to create momentum and education around being a smart energy consumer thereby creating “a culture of energy conservation.”

The Alliance is currently accepting applications for the following positions:

e4 Energy Coach: A part-time energy efficiency expert who will become the trusted energy efficiency advisor to the East End.

This person will offer 1:1 assistance to East End residents to coach them through understanding HomeSMART energy assessment reports and assist residents in working through energy efficiency retrofits fits.

Click HERE for a full job description.

Applications due April 10 at 5 p.m. to Cullen at Cnaumoff@charlestonareaalliance.org.

e4 Specialists:  e4 specialists are contractors/service providers who have experience in one or more related areas of energy efficiency.

These contractors will become part of a “preferred e4 resource database” who will receive direct referrals from participating e4 residents ready to make energy efficiency retrofits.

Click HERE for the full description and Request for Sponsorship (RFS).

Responses to the RFS are due April 10 at 5 p.m. to Cullen at Cnaumoff@charlestonareaalliance.org.

Should you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to reach out to Cullen at Cnaumoff@charlestonareaalliance.orgor 304.340.4253.

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admin in Announcements,Job Postings on March 18 2014 » 0 comments

Job posting: Business specialist needed for growing company

DPR Business Specialist

D.P.R. is a dynamic international company in the printing industry.  The company is seeking a Business Specialist to manage its Charleston. WV based operations.  The position will begin on a part time basis, approximately 20 hours per week, but will ideally develop quickly into a full time position.  The Business Specialist will provide general office management, business development and warehouse management activities for this growing company.  Applications due by 5 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 14th. Interviews held on Feb. 18, 19, and 20.  Please e-mail your resume, summary of qualifications and cover letter to Amanda Walker at awalker@charlestonareaalliance.org.

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admin in Announcements,Job Postings on February 10 2014 » 0 comments

Job posting: WV Humanities Council looking for development director

Development Director

The West Virginia Humanities Council has an immediate opening for a Development Director.

The Development Director has charge of development, promotion and fundraising, working closely with the executive director and the board’s development committee.  He or she writes grant proposals, manages direct mail operations, and raises funds in the public and private sectors.

Qualifications include a BA or its equivalent and at least three years experience; events planning, and oral and written communication skills; database and computer  proficiency; and excellent overall people skills. Knowledge of the humanities is preferred.

The Humanities Council offers a competitive salary, good benefits and an outstanding place to work.  The Council is a thriving nonprofit corporation, with offices in the historic MacFarland-Hubbard House in Charleston.  The West Virginia Humanities  Council is an equal opportunity employer.

Please send a resume and letter of application to: West Virginia Humanities Council, 1310 Kanawha Boulevard East, Charleston WV 25301 or to sullivan@wvhumanities.org

 

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admin in Announcements,Job Postings on December 20 2013 » 0 comments

Job Posting: ACA for Rural WV seeking help

Navigators assist consumers in eligibility, enrollment of Qualified Health Plans and conduct public education activities.

Previous experience in healthcare, health insurance, human resources or social services desired. Must have reliable transportation, valid license and clean driving record. Travel and minimal overnight stay required. Criminal background and drug screening required.

For full description, visit: ACAforRuralWV.com 

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admin in Announcements,Job Postings on October 07 2013 » 0 comments

Job Posting: Girl Scouts looking for a Chief Operations Officer

GIRL SCOUTS of BLACK DIAMOND COUNCIL

JOB POSTING

 

TITLE: Chief Operations Officer

REPORTS TO:  Chief Executive Officer

DIRECT REPORTS: Director of Membership Services, Director of Volunteerism; Director of Girl Leadership Experience; Director of Research and Evaluation; Director of Community Engagement

PURPOSE: Direct the daily operational activities of the council. Assist the CEO in administering the corporate management plan of the council and supporting the work of the volunteers, and staff.  Direct the development and implementation of strategies and tactical plans to ensure the successful growth of the organization. Provide executive management in the absence of the CEO.  

 MAJOR JOB RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Direct the development and implementation of strategies to ensure extension and retention of members throughout the jurisdiction of the council.
  • Direct the development and implementation of a council wide program plan and various program delivery systems designed to meet the needs of girls from diverse communities and backgrounds.
  • Supervise and ensure the training, development, and quality of work for all direct report staff.
  • Promote Girl Scout visibility in the community. Participate in community activities and organizations on behalf of the council.
  • Direct the development and implementation of data gathering systems and ongoing analysis of demographic and membership trends to ensure that accurate and up-to-date information are used to plan and evaluate the council operations.
  • Direct the development and delivery of support and management services to volunteers throughout the council’s jurisdiction.
  • Provide support services and technical assistance to operational and policy-influencing committees as assigned.
  • Assist in serving as liaison with the Board of Directors.  Respond to requests for information, arrange for the provision of necessary materials and information.
  • Direct the development of inter-agency relations with other United Way agencies, colleges/universities, Boards of Education, Chambers of Commerce and professional organizations to strengthen council educational programs.
  • Ensure that council operations are carried out in accordance with corporate and GSUSA policy, as well as applicable federal, state and local laws and regulations.
  • Coordinate activities with the Director of Development in the identification, application and development of funding resources.

ESSENTIAL REQUIREMENTS:

  • Ability to delegate authority and responsibility.
  • Ability to manage and supervise employees and volunteers.
  • Ability to give and receive information by telephone and in person.
  • Ability to clearly communicate verbally and in writing with volunteers, vendors, peers, supervisors, subordinates, and board/committee members in English.
  • Ability to travel independently to a variety of locations within the council’s jurisdiction; ability to provide own transportation.
  • Ability to plan, organize and prioritize work, while managing multiple deadlines.
  • Ability to use sound judgment in decision-making, and to work independently.
  • Extensive knowledge of Girl Scout program.
  • Demonstrated leadership in recruiting, supervising and motivating the work of volunteers from varied backgrounds.
  • Ability to access and develop community resources.
  • Ability to work effectively with adults, girls and community groups reflective of the council’s diversity including race, religion, economic status and disability.
  • Proven conflict resolution skills.
  • Ability to work flexible schedule including evenings and weekends as required.
  • Ability to use Microsoft WORD, Internet, Excel, and Outlook with proficiency.
  • Understanding and acceptance of the Girl Scout beliefs and principles.

 QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Bachelor’s degree in related field.
  • Minimum of seven years work experience in a related field, preferably youth program administration and development in a non-profit environment.
  • Minimum of five years supervisory experience.

EMPLOYEE ROLE IN DEVELOPMENT EFFORTS:

Each employee is a representative of the Girl Scouts of Black Diamond Council.  Others form their impressions of GSBDC based, in part, on their interaction with employees.  Every personal contact made by a GSBDC employee could be a current or potential donor, thus these impressions can influence donor actions.

Each employee is expected to take an active role in development by being alert to opportunities to identify potential new donors and providing contact information to the Chief Development Officer.  On occasion, employees may be asked to participate in site visits and/or follow up calls with the contacts.

EMPLOYEE ROLE IN PLURALISM EFFORTS:

Each employee is responsible for promoting and contributing toward GSBDC’s goal of institutionalizing pluralism by initiating and participating in activities and functions that enhance organizational diversity.

EMPLOYEE ROLE IN AFFIRMATIVE ACTION EFFORTS:

Each employee is responsible for contributing toward GSBDC’s affirmative action plan by ensuring and promoting nondiscrimination in every aspect of Girl Scouting.

FLSA CLASSIFICATION:  Exempt, regular full-time

APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS:

Candidates may apply via US Mail or through email, as outlined below. Deadline to apply is Wednesday, September 17, 2013 but position will remain open until filled.

Electronic application:

Interested candidates should forward both their resume and cover letter in MS Word format to: Jobs@BDGSC.org with the job title in the subject line.

US Mail application:

Resumes and cover letters can be mailed to:

Chief Operating Officer Position

Girl Scouts of Black Diamond Council

P.O. Box 507

Charleston, WV 25322-0507

PLEASE APPLY EITHER BY MAIL OR BY EMAIL BUT NOT BY MORE THAN ONE METHOD

ONLY THOSE CANDIDATES WHO ARE INTERVIEWED WILL BE CONTACTED

EMC 8/27/13

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admin in Announcements,Job Postings on August 29 2013 » 0 comments

Job posting: WVSU looking for Director of Advancement Services

West Virginia State University Research and Development Corporation Job Description

JOB TITLE:  Director of Advancement Services

IMMEDIATE SUPERVISOR:  Assistant Vice President for University Advancement

JOB SUMMARY:  The Director of Advancement Services will guide the Advancement staff in identifying and developing relationships with alumni and friends of the University. The Director of Advancement Services will be responsible for managing the Advancement database, establishing protocols for the creation and management of alumni and donor records, and the acknowledgment of gifts to the WVSU Foundation.

DUTIES:

• Manage The Raiser’s Edge database to ensure records are kept up-to-date, accurate, and complete. • Serve as the liaison with WVSU Computer Services and Blackbaud to ensure timely database updates and record imports.

• Supervise and develop a strategy for the processing and acknowledgment of gifts, including cash, checks, online transactions, stock, and deferred gift commitments.

• Develop an active alumni recruitment strategy to expand the pool of qualified donor prospects by performing research, creating donor profiles, and entering information in The Raiser’s Edge.

• Support The President’s Office and other WVSU personnel with prospective donor research and presentations. • Develop reports that support the activities of the Office of University Advancement and the WVSU Foundation; train other staff members in generating reports.

• In collaboration with Admissions, Financial Planning, the National Alumni Association, and the WVSU Foundation, develop and administer an effective stewardship program for donors of current and endowed scholarships. • Perform other duties as assigned.

PREREQUISITE EDUCATION:  Bachelor’s degree and a record of successful professional work experience, including research, database management, accounting and financial reporting.  Experience with higher education, nonprofits, IRS tax laws and familiarity with The Raiser’s Edge and online research tools are desirable but not mandatory.

SKILLS:  The ideal candidate will possess strong interpersonal and written communication skills, the ability to handle long-term, detail-oriented projects, and facility with Windows-based computer software, including word processing, spreadsheet and database management.

FLSA STATUS:  Exempt

Please send cover letter, resume, unofficial transcript, and recent letters of recommendation from three professional references with contact information to: Brunetta Gamble-Dillard, Director of Business and Finance, West Virginia State University Research and Development Corporation, POB 1000, 204 ACEOP Administration Building, Institute, WV 25112. Questions may be directed to 304 766 4133. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until position is filled.

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admin in Announcements,Job Postings on August 02 2013 » 0 comments

Job posting: Accountant/Office Manager needed at Security America

Accountant/Office Manager

Immediate Opening.

5+ years’ experience. Accounting degree preferred. Major responsibilities include payables, receivables, general ledger, payroll for over 300 employees, directing office staff, and financials. Supervisory experience. Start at $37,000.

Send resume’ to Recruiter@SecurityAmerica.com.

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admin in Announcements,Job Postings on June 07 2013 » 0 comments

Job posting: WVSU looking for program leader

WVSU Research and Development Corporation
Gus R. Douglass Land-Grant Institute Position Description   
Job Title:  Program Leader, Community and Agricultural Resource Development
Department:    WVSU Extension Service
Reports To:  Associate Dean, WVSU Extension Service
FLSA Status:  Exempt
Prepared By:  Bill Woodrum

Job Summary

The Program Leader, Community and Agricultural Resource Development (CARD) with West Virginia State University (WVSU) Extension Service (ES) is responsible for the overall leadership, administration and evaluation of educational programs and products at the university.   The person will guide efforts in agriculture, natural resource and economic development including crop diversification, on and off farm small business development, technical assistance in urban green spaces and municipal revitalization, bio-energy, entrepreneurship in rural and urban se;ttings, and value added agriculture for micro, small, and alternative farming enterprises.  The position will carry a 30% research assignment with WVSU Agriculture and Environmental Research Station (AERS) and is expected to develop a complementary research portfolio.   Working in collaboration with the WVSU Gus R. Douglass Land-Grant Institute (GRDI) Administration, the Program Leader will provide visionary and contemporary leadership for the development and delivery of high-impact extension educational programs, products and applied research.  The Program Leader will also assist WVSUES personnel in identifying the most effective and efficient means to deliver priority research-based information and programs to our diverse clientele and stakeholders.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

Program Development and Priority Setting  20% Program Leadership and Administration  50% Fiscal Management    20% Other Duties as Assigned    10%

Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following.

Program Development and Priority Setting (20%) • Guide the formation of the USDA NIFA Plan of Work. • Ensure program plans are consistent with the WVSUES mission and conform to policies and objectives of the GRDI. • Employ comprehensive program planning with ongoing involvement from GRDI administrators, advisory committee members, stakeholders, and university faculty & staff to identify priority community needs. • Promote team efforts in cross-program, multi-disciplinary, statewide and multi-state priority issues. • Assist in the creation and evaluation of non-formal educational programs, products, and research initiatives with Extension Specialists, Research Specialists, and other curricular and program positions. • Assist WVSUES personnel in developing tools and methods to evaluate outreach programs. • Participate in the delivery process with Extension and Research personnel at all levels.

Program Leadership and Administration (50%)  • Recruit, select, develop, and evaluate personnel and implement corrective actions as needed. • Identify, create and implement a plan to meet professional development needs with staff. • Lead the formation and operation of program teams, evaluating budgetary needs, conducting periodic reviews as needed to address changing program priorities. • Direct the implementation of the USDA NIFA Plan of Work and completion of the Annual Report of Accomplishments. • Identify and assist in the deployment of multiple communication strategies and products to inform stakeholders of programs, resources, and best practices.

Fiscal Management (20%) • Develop and manage, in cooperation with WVSUES administration, the annual program area budget. • Proactively seek, identify, and obtain appropriate extramural funding for extension and applied research programs inclusive of grant writing, partnership development, and cost recovery. • Responsibly deploy and fulfill reporting requirements of federal and extramural resources. • Create fiscal and administrative reports as assigned.

Other Duties as Assigned (10%) • Conduct activities to foster a positive public image of WVSUES, GRDI, WVSU R&D Corporation and West Virginia State University, an 1890 Land-Grant Institution. • Appropriately represent West Virginia State University Extension Service with individuals, agencies, and organizations on state, regional, and national levels. • Share leadership in Extension’s commitment to employ from and program for the diversity represented in West Virginia’s population. • Understand and comply with policies and procedures of the West Virginia State University R&D Corporation. • Other duties as assigned.

Supervisory Responsibilities  

The Program Leader is responsible for the overall direction, coordination, and evaluation of the CARD Program Area, and carries out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the organization’s policies and applicable state and federal laws. Responsibilities of the position include interviewing, hiring, and training employees; planning, assigning, and directing work; appraising performance; rewarding and disciplining employees; addressing complaints and resolving problems.

Education and/or Experience    

An earned Doctoral degree and at least one degree in agricultural economics, natural resources, agriculture education, or closely related field, is required. The successful candidate will have strong written and oral communication skills and experience in working with diverse clientele and organizations in both agriculture and economic development.

Computer Skills  

To perform this job successfully, an individual should have knowledge of database software, Internet software, and word processing software.

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admin in Announcements,Job Postings on May 15 2013 » 0 comments

Job posting: Ridgewell Financial looking for accounting specialist

Ridgewell Financial Consultants is a local financial advisory firm that provides a wide range of financial advisory and administrative services to area companies.

The firm is looking to hire an Accounting Specialist.

Responsibilities include financial statement analysis, basic accounting, payroll processing, data entry, and potentially collections calls. Proficiency in Excel is required. Experience in QuickBooks, Microsoft Access and Sage accounting software is preferred.  Much of the work can be done from home with office meetings on Mondays and Thursdays.

There will be a 90 day probation period where hours will range from 5-15 per week and pay is $10 per hour. If performance meets expectations, hours and rate will increase. Please contact Renee with any questions or resumes at rbarry@ridgewellfinancial.com.

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admin in Announcements,Job Postings on May 15 2013 » 0 comments

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