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We wanted to share a few job openings that some of our partners in the region have been promoting. Join in on the effort to make a better Appalachia for all!

If you are hiring and don’t see it listed here, please reach out at hiring@reimagineappalachia.org.


Pennsylvania Sustainable Business Statewide Coordinator

Job Description:

The American Sustainable Business Network –– is seeking a qualified candidate to serve as our Statewide Business Coordinator for Pennsylvania. The Statewide Coordinator is responsible for directing and building a collaborative initiative with Pennsylvania businesses, investors and business organizations to advance a more sustainable and just economy for PA. The Statewide Coordinator is responsible for managing its policy and campaign initiatives to build a more just and sustainable Pennsylvania.

Reporting:

  • The Coordinator will work closely with the Pennsylvania advisory leadership body.
  • The Coordinator will report on deliverables and will be evaluated by the ASBN President until the Pennsylvania leadership body is established.
  • The Coordinator works in cooperation and is supported in part by the American Sustainable Business Network and its staff.

Primary Responsibilities:

While responsibilities will evolve and grow over time as the initiative and position mature, the statewide coordinator will:

  • Facilitate building and maintaining an advisory leadership body including internal communications, supporting the group coordination needs and ensuring the meeting of identified deliverables
  • Work with the Pennsylvania advisory leadership body on establishing and implementing organizational development strategy and policy agenda.
  • The Coordinator works to ensure the work of educating, engaging and mobilizing business, social enterprise and investor leaders throughout the state to build a business voice and power for a sustainable economy.
  • Oversee the issues campaign and policy efforts with a particular focus on climate and energy needs
  • Support media and public relations.
  • Maintain excellent communication with members and allies on advocacy issues, organizational progress, and new potential partners.

The initiative will bring together PA values-based business leaders into a power base, which can educate business and legislators and the media, and catalyze new policies and advance systemic market change for a just and sustainable economy on the state level.

Qualifications:

  • Fluent in a business perspective
  • Three years of organization building
  • Policy and issue campaign organizing experience especially with climate and energy issues
  • Past experience coordinating leaders (ex: executive directors and small business owners) a plus
  • Effective written and verbal communication skills
  • Media skills a plus
  • Successful track record as a self-starter

Travel/Location:

Pennsylvania with a focus on Western PA requiring in-state travel as needed.

Hours:

The Statewide Coordinator is a part-time position for 20 hours per week that may transition into a full position over time. Salary @ $40/hr

How to Apply:

Send cover letter, resume, contact information for three references (phone and email) to: jobsPA@asbnetwork.org

Timing:

Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis until the position is filled, but ASBN encourages prospective candidates to apply immediately.

Click here to read more about the position/how to apply here


Sustainable Energy Program Director

Department: Sustainable Energy

Reports to: Chief Program Officer

Supervises: Rural Action AmeriCorps Member(s)

Hours of Work: 40/hours week; exempt

Pay Range: Starts at $47,000 annually

Job Summary

The Sustainable Energy Program Director is responsible for overall development, management, and day to-day functioning of Rural Action’s Sustainable Energy program and its projects. The Rural Action Sustainable Energy program has an established and growing body of work including energy efficiency, clean energy adoption across Appalachian Ohio, improving rural communities’ access to clean transportation, and promotion of Electric Vehicles (EVs) and EV charging infrastructure.

Key duties for this position include personnel management, grant writing, fundraising, oversight of grant deliverables and reporting, implementation of project activities to achieve those deliverables, and administrative support / reporting. The Director is also responsible for new project development, problem solving with team members, developing program strategies with the Chief Program Officer and Rural Action’s Leadership, managing partner relations and communications, and communicating decisions and needs to the CPO. The Director is expected to communicate directly with the CPO to problem solve and communicate program activities, successes, or roadblocks.

Essential Functions of this Position

Program Oversight and Personnel Supervision

  • The Director is responsible for day-to-day supervision of AmeriCorps, AmeriCorps VISTA members, interns and independent contractors.
    • Undertake routine check-ins with staff and AmeriCorps members, and contractors;
    • Respond to daily requests/needs where possible;
    • Provide assistance on project implementation;
    • Communicate with the CPO on emerging issues or opportunities that involve staff, or refer staff to the CEO, Finance Director, or other management team member as needed.
  • Recruit, manage, and complete all reporting and paperwork for National Service members working with the program;
  • Ensure that national service members have a detailed work plan that they are capable of implementing, with weekly team meetings to coordinate;
  • Establish any needed communications or information systems to facilitate supervision, reporting, monitoring, etc.

Program Development and Fundraising

  • Lead Rural Action’s Sustainable Energy program with passion and actively work across the organization to create and hold a shared vision for energy transition that is sensitive to a Just Transition framework, and that empowers people and communities as a core organizing principle of the programmatic work;
  • Understand RA’s Strategic Plan and develop projects that help achieve five-year goals in the Sustainable Energy program;
  • Develop and implement an effective body of work that increases resilience for the people of Appalachian Ohio;
  • Implement semi-annual strategic planning sessions with the team and other staff or members for program development;
  • Work with the team to identify and develop new projects and markets, and expand services in accordance with the organizational and program strategic plans;
  • Support new idea formation through analysis and community and partner engagement;
  • Work in a team setting to identify, develop and pursue aligned funding opportunities, including grants, contracts, sponsorships and donations to allow robust implementation of program goals;
  • Submit applications, narrative reports, financial documentation and invoices accurately and on time;
  • Perform other grant preparation and reporting activities including writing, research and data collection.

Marketing, Outreach, and Communications

  • Implement the program’s communications plan in coordination with the Media & Communications team, including all materials required for print and online publications;
  • Assist with the preparation of reports and presentation of data for any and all aspects of the program;
  • Work with team members, partners, and other programs to support and provide educational opportunities for community and civic organizations, businesses and local governments;
  • Ensure that all program events (trainings, workshops, meetings) are produced with the highest quality for participants and promoted effectively;
  • Actively seek out partnerships (individuals, businesses, other organizations, community groups and local governments) for collaboration in program design and implementation.

General Program Administration

  • Communicate routinely with the CPO, CEO, and other RA staff on program outcomes and activities;
  • Attend external partner meetings and make presentations on Rural Action’s behalf;
  • Schedule and lead routine Sustainable Energy program team meetings;
  • Update work plans for the program and all team members as required, and monitor to ensure work plan implementation;
  • Prepare monthly Sustainable Energy program reports for the CPO;
  • Provide any financial information or budget reports when requested by the Finance Director;
  • Work with the Development and Communications Team to increase Rural Action’s membership and donor base;
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Education, Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

● A Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field or comparable professional experience;
● Three years’ professional experience in a related field;
● Experience managing staff, with strong preference for additional National Service management experience;
● Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written;
● Ability to work at a computer for long periods;
● Ability to work weekends and evenings as required;
● Leadership skills to organize a team toward shared strategic goals, balanced with concrete grant deliverables;
● Passion, knowledge and commitment to rural communities;
● Working knowledge of energy efficiency and renewable energy, including 1) solar energy systems and opportunities; 2) clean transportation, including Electric Vehicles and EV Charging Infrastructure; 3) energy efficiency and home weatherization; and 4) emerging opportunities and challenges in the field;
● Strong project and people management skills;
● Excellent writing and phone communication skills;
● Proven ability to work with internal and external partners to accomplish projects, problem solve, and work through conflict;
● Experience with Google suite, Microsoft Word and Excel, database management, email, social media, and other computer software systems;
● Experience developing and working under government and private grant funding, including proposal development and budgeting;
● Experience leading projects in a well-organized manner while being attentive to detail;
● Experience organizing public events and implementing communications/marketing plans to promote attendance;
● Integrity, credibility and commitment to Rural Action’s mission;
● Ability to follow-through with minimal supervision.

To apply, please send a cover letter and resume outlining your experience as it relates to this job description. Send materials to joe@ruralaction.org and hr@ruralaction.org subject heading: Sustainable Energy Program Director. The position will remain open until a suitable candidate is hired.


Development Director

The Development Director will play a key role in achieving Fair Shake’s mission by helping to expand our work into new communities and meet the demand for client-centered legal counseling.  The Development Director will take the lead in creating and executing the strategy for all organizational fundraising activities, including, but not limited to, grants, individual and corporate donor program, special events, and other creative fundraising ideas.  This position will also be responsible for building positive relationships with staff, foundations, community members, and small and large donors to support Fair Shake’s mission and help tell our story.  This is a new position with the opportunity to bring your ideas, passion, and development skills to play a large role in Fair Shake’s future development.

Job Tasks:

  • Create, execute, and oversee a strategic fundraising plan, including creating a multi-year plan with clear goals and objectives that includes diverse revenue streams, including, but not limited to, grants, corporate donors, individual donors, and special events. 
  • Oversee all grant activities, including identifying new grant opportunities, writing, and submitting grants, and managing grant compliance and reporting.
  • Build and maintain relationships with foundation staff, individual and corporate donors, and community members to execute fundraising activities.
  • Create and execute strategy for individual and corporate donor engagement and communication.
  • Coordinate and manage all fundraising special events.
  • Manage fundraising and donation platforms and tracking systems.
  • Communicate and collaborate with the Executive Director and other Fair Shake staff about fundraising updates, successes, and challenges to create a defined fundraising strategy to support the Fair Shake mission.
  • When appropriate, collaborate with community-based organizations and municipalities to help identify state and federal funding opportunities that meet community vision, and provide some limited support in grant writing.
  • Contribute to the strategic vision and development of the Fair Shake mission.

Qualifications & Strengths:

  • Fundraising experiences that are grounded in equity and justice.  For examples of what this means to Fair Shake: https://communitycentricfundraising.org/ccf-principles/
  • Excellent writing, communication, storytelling, and presentation skills.
  • Ability to create, execute, and oversee a full-scale and strategic fundraising plan, including creating multi-year plan with clear goals and objectives.
  • Strong interpersonal skills, including ability to build positive relationships with a diverse group of stakeholders.
  • Proven ability to identify, write, and manage grants.
  • Organizational skills and attention to detail.
  • A commitment to:
    • Promoting fair treatment and meaningful involvement of all people, regardless of race, color, national origin, or income in the development, implementation, and enforcement of environmental laws, regulations, and policies.
    • Empowering communities and stimulating economies in the Appalachian Basin region by providingenvironmental legal services and counseling to allow the underserved to make decisions about practical and innovative solutions to complex environmental challenges across the region.

Requirements:

  •  At least five years’ experience in a similar role creating and executing fundraising and development activities and strategies.
  • A bachelor’s degree in related field or experience commensurate with job requirements.

Location:

Fair Shake is an organization whose staff works primarily from their homes, which are located in Pennsylvania, Ohio, and West Virginia.  An initial home office stipend will be provided to enable remote work and a computer and monitor will be supplied.  Organizational meetings are primarily conducted by video conference. 

Compensation & Benefits:

Fair Shake is offering an annual salary range of $60,000 – $70,000, commensurate with skills and experience, as well as a comprehensive benefits package that includes 20 days paid vacation; travel cost reimbursement; medical, dental, vision, disability, and life insurance; and a retirement savings plan. 

To Apply

We will be considering applications on a rolling basis as they come in, with a deadline date of March 10, 2023.  To apply, please submit via e-mail a letter of interest explaining why this role excites you, along with a copy of your résumé to: 

Fair Shake Environmental Legal Services is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We are committed to diversity in our workforce.  People who live in the Ohio River Valley and other Environmental Justice communities; people of color; women; and members of the LGBTQIA+ communities are encouraged to apply.

Click here to learn more about the position/how to apply

Spring & Summer 2023 Semester Internship Call for Applications

If you are a law student interested in Spring or Summer 2023 legal internships in Fair Shake’s Direct Legal Services Program, contact Supervising Attorney John Heer via email at jheer@fairshake-els.org.

If you are an undergraduate or graduate student interested in Spring or Summer 2023 internships with Fair Shake’s Community Democracy Program, contact our Community Democracy Program Manager, Meagan Niebler via email at mniebler@fairshake-els.org.


Digital Engagement Senior Manager

Seeking a nonprofit Digital Engagement Senior Manager with extensive experience in communications and digital strategy to help us share ideas and analyses, deepen relationships, and create opportunities for radical imagination and culture change via various platforms. The Digital Engagement Senior Manager will lead CSS’ communications and digital engagement, such as social media, websites, newsletters, graphics, and other creative interventions. This position may be remote with the ability to work from Oakland, as needed.

COMPENSATION: 

$75-$80K dependent on experience; comprehensive benefits package including 100% employer-covered medical, dental, vision, wraparound coverage; paid prorated holidays, vacation and sick time; stipends for cell phone, self-care, and supplies/technology, among other benefits.

HOW TO APPLY:

Send resume/CV, cover letter, and three references to jobs@storybasedstrategy.org with “[Your Name]: Digital Engagement Senior Manager” in the subject line. Please include in your cover letter why you are interested in working with CSS, and your qualifications for the position. Please send your application materials in PDF format, with your last name in each file name. Position to start in Late February / Early March 2023.

Applications are preferred no later than Friday, November 18, 2022 but positions are open until filled.

Click here to learn more about the position/how to apply.

Operations Director

 Seeking a nonprofit Operations Director (OD) responsible for strengthening internal systems and driving organizational sustainability. The OD will collaborate with an Interim Executive Director to oversee the organization’s management efforts, including nonprofit compliance, finance and human resources direction, and values-driven operations. This position may be remote with the ability to work from Oakland, as needed. 

Center for Story-based Strategy cultivates imagination spaces where story, grassroots leadership, organizing, and democracy are interwoven strategies to build power. We are a small yet mighty team of 10 FTE working remotely from California, Massachusetts, Texas and New York. This position serves to accommodate our growing, in-demand story-based strategy and movement-building programs.

COMPENSATION:

$90K-$95K dependent on experience; comprehensive benefits package including 100%

employer-covered medical, dental, vision, wraparound coverage; paid prorated holidays, vacation and sick time; stipends for cell phone, self-care, and supplies/technology, among other benefits.

HOW TO APPLY:

Send resume/CV, cover letter, and three references to jobs@storybasedstrategy.org with “[Your Name]: Operations Director” in the subject line. Please include in your cover letter why you are interested in working with CSS, and your qualifications for the position. Please send your application materials in PDF format, with your last name in each file name. Position to start Late January 2023.

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Chief Program and Operations Officer

Background

Less than 2% of climate philanthropy supports climate justice organizations doing work on the ground. The Solutions Project (TSP) funds and amplifies Black, Indigenous, Immigrant, and other people of color or women-led organizations across the United States who are creating and scaling climate justice solutions. Through the funding of neighborhood level innovations aimed at solving multiple problems at once, from poor air quality and housing insecurity to exposure to extreme climate disasters, these organizations go well beyond reducing climate emissions to transforming the health, economic, and social outcomes of entire communities. We seek to understand and strengthen pre-existing movement networks and currently grant to over 140 organizations.

The Solutions Project is at the forefront of Solidarity Philanthropy, which builds on the foundation of trust-based Philanthropy with practices defined by grassroots organizers and racially-conscious movement work. This position reports to Gloria Walton who brings deep expertise in community organizing and movement building to her work at TSP.

Job Summary

The Solutions Project is currently searching for an outcomes-oriented, equity-driven leader to serve as the organization’s first-ever Chief Program and Operations Officer. The CPOO role is a dynamic position that will report directly to TSP’s CEO, Gloria Walton, and work closely with the organization’s executive team to sharpen TSP’s strategy and systematize its operations. Specifically, the CPOO will lead inter-organizational efforts to align core operational functions–finance, human capital and culture, strategic planning, and knowledge management–with the CEO’s strategic vision for employee satisfaction, financial planning, grantee engagement, and organizational impact. Leveraging their business acumen, the CPOO will handle complex situations and multiple responsibilities, a combination of long-term projects and urgent demands. The CPOO position is both strategic and facilitative and requires a willingness to play an active, operational, and communicative role in day-to-day activities. The role requires a highly resourceful individual with strong emotional intelligence, communication, self-motivation, and analytical and interpersonal skills. What We Value Be bold. We are aspirational, creative, and always proactive. Those at the frontlines of pollution, extraction, and the shared urgency of climate change deserve nothing less. Be inclusive. We shine the light and invite everyone we can onto the path to a regenerative economy.

Responsibilities

Strategic Vision And Leadership

  • Working in partnership with the executive team to create the strategic five-year plan and implement new processes and approaches to achieve it.
  • Collaborate with the CEO and the board to refine and implement the strategic plan while ensuring that the budget, staff, and priorities are aligned with TSP’s core mission.
  • Provide inspirational leadership and direction to all executives, and ensure the continued development and management of a professional and efficient organization; establish effective decision-making processes that will enable TSP to achieve its long- and short-term goals and objectives.
  • Cultivate a strong and transparent working relationship with the Board and ensure open communication about the measurement of financial, programmatic, and impact performance against stated milestones and goals.
  • In partnership with the CEO help build a diverse and inclusive Board representative of the community that is highly engaged and willing to leverage and secure resources.

Strengthening Infrastructure And Operations

  • Ensure the delivery of high-quality services while managing for current and future growth.
  • Support and motivate the organization’s staff.
  • Facilitate cross-departmental collaboration and strengthen internal communications with staff throughout the organization; create and promote a positive, multicultural work environment that supports consistency throughout the organization’s strategy, operational methods, and data collection needs.
  • Oversee the financial status of the organization including developing long and short range financial plans, monitoring the budget and ensuring sound financial controls are in place; set financial priorities accurately to ensure the organization is operating in a manner that supports the needs of the program and staff.

Program Development

  • Rationalize the delivery of programs through new and existing grantmaking opportunities and partnerships.
  • Increase efficiencies and consistency throughout the organization by developing and implementing standardized programs, services, and program office marketing.

Qualifications

  • Minimum of a BA, ideally with an MBA, MPA, or related advanced degree.
  • At least 15-20 years of overall professional experience.
  • Prior nonprofit experience required; management of an intermediary funder preferred.
  • Has understanding and passion for trust-based (solidarity) philanthropy. 
  • Significant board development, fundraising, marketing/branding and fiscal management experience a must.
  • A financially savvy and politically astute leader with the ability to set clear priorities, delegate, and guide investment in people and systems; keen analytic, organization and problem solving skills, which support and enable sound decision making.
  • Excellent coalition building skills with an ability to communicate and work effectively with a variety of internal and external stakeholders; a persuasive negotiator able to achieve consensus amongst differing opinions.
  • Outstanding presentation and communication skills and the experience and proclivity to be an outgoing spokesperson, relationship builder, and fundraiser.
  • Strong commitment to the professional development of staff; successful track record of recruiting and retaining a diverse team.
  • Strong people management leading through collaboration and shared accountability with high emotional intelligence and comfort with agile role definition.
  • Flexibility to adapt to evolving demands and creatively solve problems.
  • Ability to work both independently and as a member of a team.

Compensation

  • The salary range for this position is $200,000 – $220,000.
  • TriNet medical, dental, and vision insurance plans are fully covered for employees, spouses, and dependents.
  • Full time employees receive 13 paid holidays, 120 hours of flexible PTO, and 10 days of paid sick leave annually with increasing PTO allowance for tenured employees.
  • Employees are eligible for 8 weeks of paid parental leave, with up to six months leave total. 
  • Full time employees are eligible for a fully paid, 2-month sabbatical after 5 years of continuous, full time employment.
  • After nine months of employment, employees have access to a $5,000 annual life-long learning fund that can be used for on-the-job skilling up, career development and leadership activities, and non-work related lifelong learning activities.

How to Apply

The Solutions Project is partnering with RCG Talent Solutions to find our next Chief Program and Operations Officer. Please follow this link to submit your application and direct all questions to openroles@rcgtalent.com

The Solutions Project is an Equal Opportunity Employer and strongly encourages leaders of color, women, and those who identify as LGBTQI to apply. We comply with federal, state and/or local laws that prohibit discrimination in employment based on race, religion, color, age, sex, national origin, citizen or intending citizen status, disability, and veteran status. Information provided during the application or employment process will not be used to discriminate against any individual in any manner. The Company complies with ADA regulations as applicable.

Click here to learn more about this position/how to apply here.


Advocacy Manager

BikePGH is seeking someone with a passion for making Pittsburgh a better place for biking and walking. The Advocacy Manager will work closely with neighborhood groups as well as BikePGH’s vast network of volunteer advocates to build a culture of change to help win grassroots support for biking and walking improvements. The position will also work with staff to advance BikePGH’s infrastructure and policy campaigns. An ideal candidate will not only be passionate about safe streets, but have a demonstrated experience of inspiring others to get involved and advocate for better walking and biking.

Position: Full-time, Exempt
Target Start: March 2023
Reports to: Advocacy Director 
Mission: BikePGH is transforming our streets to make biking and walking commonplace for all Pittsburghers in order to improve our quality of life and reduce the harmful effects of car dependence in our communities.
Salary: $48,000 – $55,000 annually, depending on experience

Learn more about this position/how to apply here

Part-time Seasonal – Bicycling Outreach Associate

Bicycling Outreach Associates will be representatives of a new, unique collaboration between Bike Share Pittsburgh (POGOH) and BikePGH called “Pittsburgh Bike People.” The Pittsburgh Bike People will break down barriers to bicycling and provide local resources to persons regardless of where they ride, what they ride, and where they’re at on their bicycling journey. The Bicycling Outreach Associates will serve as both local cycling enthusiasts and the first point of contact for community members at in-person events whose primary purpose is to answer questions & share information, to get folks on bikes, and get those folks who are already biking, biking more!

We are seeking friendly faces to talk with the public about biking and walking in Pittsburgh, to provide local bicycling resources and education, to share information about POGOH & BikePGH events and programming, and encourage membership sign-ups and renewals for both POGOH and BikePGH. Bicycling Outreach Associates will also work in collaboration with full-time staff from both organizations on outreach efforts at large-scale events such as OpenStreetsPGH, PedalPGH, Bike to Work Day, and Wheels & Wellness.

Learn more about this position/how to apply here


Project Coordinator: Policy

Potential Hire Date: February 15th – March 1st

Application Deadline: January 8th

Overview

Decades of deindustrialization, suburbanization, white flight, and community divestment led to the proliferation of vacant land in our region, with lasting negative effects concentrated specifically in high poverty areas and predominantly black neighborhoods. Grounded Strategies is a Pittsburgh-based nonprofit that supports communities to  reclaim vacant and underutilized land to improve socioeconomic and environmental health. We envision a region where land is returned to productive and restorative uses, and where communities have access to high-quality green spaces and are well positioned to weigh in on systems affecting their environment.

Job Description 

Grounded Strategies is seeking a Policy Project Coordinator to support communication and coordination activities related to our land-use policy research and advocacy. 

The Policy Project Coordinator would support specific program initiatives and projects related to the Land Use Policy program area. Key projects are listed below. Activities will include; research, engagement, planning, advocacy, education, and sustainability. This position reports to the Project Manager of Policy and Land Stewardship. 

Primary Responsibilities 

  • Represent Grounded mission, purpose, and programs at events throughout the Pittsburgh region
  • Communicate with residents and neighborhood groups and participation in general outreach activities, including but not limited to: flyering, door-knocking, and small group facilitation 
  • Manage and complete assigned tasks for programs and projects throughout all stages,  including conceptualization, planning, budgeting, execution, and reporting 
  • Research industry standards, best practices, and opportunities for innovation in relation to  project development 
  • Adhere to program budgets and grant contract compliances 
  • Participate in the preparation of slides for assigned programs/projects to present at Quarterlies
  • Assist with grant reporting and tracking project impacts 
  • Establish and maintain strong relationships between project/program partners
  • Oversee, coordinate, and lead on-site engagements with volunteer and partner groups
  • Generate content that aligns with Grounded’s communications strategy, including social media posts, blog writing, and website maintenance 

General Responsibilities 

  • Read and edit reports prepared by fellow staff
  • Attend professional development seminars as requested 
  • Chair and/or participate in Grounded internal committees 

Key Projects 

  • Gaining Ground: Vacant Land Justice Initiative  
  • Ground Truthing: Understanding How Land Loss Occurs and How to Justifiably Return Land
  • 10 Years to Maximum Ownership Campaign
  • State of the Land Report andVacant Land Advocacy Network 

Learn more about the position/how to apply here


We are currently looking for two Program Managers to join our expanding G.E.T. Solar Program. Please find the job description and application instructions HERE.

We offer a competitive salary, three weeks vacation with additional time off from Dec. 23 through Jan. 2, a 35-hour work week, health benefits, and a flexible work arrangement- remote, office space in Pittsburgh, or hybrid.

We are a small, but mighty team that is very driven, focused, passionate, and nerdy about clean energy during working hours, and also dedicated to enjoying life outside of work hours.


A select group of important investment, labor, business and academic leaders, spurred by GU Business School Alum Michael Psaros of KPS Capital Partners and Allan Emkin of Pension Consulting Alliance (PCA), first met in December 2016 at the University for this extraordinary opportunity. The plan was met with enthusiastic support, and the group, by itself, committed to underwrite the first group of fellows for the summer of 2017, providing a pipeline for student prospects. From this meeting, the Labor Capital Strategies Fellowship was formed.

Some sponsors and host organizations have included: KPS Capital Partners, Segal Marco, ULLICO, Blue Wolf Capital Partners, LIUNA, AFL-CIO HIT, Teamsters, Hamilton Lane, Change to Win Investment Group, The Sterling Organization, and GCM Grosvenor. Fellowship alums came from US and international undergraduate, graduate, and law schools representing the Ivy League, HBCU, Seven Sisters schools and more.

Students are placed in a paid field practicum with responsible investment funds, policy groups, or capital stewardship offices. The program starts with an orientation (with faculty drawn from visionary investment, labor and business, and new urban leadership) at Georgetown. In addition, the program provides group learning experiences for the fellows as a whole.

Apply Now for Summer 2023

Hosts are available for graduate, undergraduate, and law students

Deadline 2/12/23

Apply here

 If you are interested in becoming a host or sponsor, contact Tom Croft at t.w.croft@steelvalley.org or 412-342-0534.


The West Virginia Environmental Council (WVEC) is hiring its 2023 lobby team to provide contracted services between January 11, 2023 – March 11, 2023. Team roles will include a communications coordinator and up to two lobbyists. All positions are temporary, however, the WVEC is seeking a year-round, part-time communications and outreach coordinator and any of these positions could transition into that role for the right candidate.

Lobbyists

The WV Environmental Council (WVEC) is recruiting lobby team members to perform in-person legislative lobbying during the 2023 regular Legislative Session, which runs from January 11, 2023 through March 11, 2023. 

In addition to daily lobbying activities and bill tracking, lobbyists are required to write articles for the weekly newsletter to provide updates to WVEC members. Lobbyists are also expected to meet as requested with the WVEC Legislative Oversight Committee including participation in a post-session assessment of the lobby team’s performance.

Lobbyists are expected to work effectively in a fast-paced team environment and communicate regularly with member groups regarding how activists from the member groups can be involved in lobbying efforts. They are also required to participate in and assist with the E-Day lobby day on February 28, 2023 at the Capitol and available for the duration of the 2023 legislative session. Ideal candidates have knowledge of legislative processes and experience in lobbying, public policy and/or or political work.

Lobbyists are expected to have a daily presence at the State Capitol during the Regular Session and to be fully vaccinated and able to attend meetings in person while complying with CDC recommendations such as masking and social distancing.

Communications Coordinator

The communications coordinator’s responsibilities will include managing the WVEC’s social media accounts, producing educations materials for the public and lawmakers, managing media relations, coordinating 2023 E-Day at the state Capitol, editing and publishing the WVEC newsletter each Friday during the legislative session, writing and publishing action alerts, attending coalition partner meetings, developing website content, collecting and editing website content generated by others, and reporting to the WVEC board’s Legislative Oversight Committee. Ideal candidates will have communications experience and familiarity with the West Virginia State Legislature.

Learn more about the positions/how to apply here.


Administrative Coordinator

Working in a never dull, supportive, growth-oriented environment, the role of the Administrative Coordinator spans all work teams and aspects of the work of the Foundation to ensure its efficient operation. Read the full job description and instructions to apply here.

Communications Officer

The Communications Officer at the Foundation for Appalachian Kentucky is a new position that will help the Foundation amplify its mission and impact for programming, fundraising, donor development, and community outreach in service to the Foundation’s goals through values aligned strategic communications. Read the full job description and instructions to apply here.

Controller

The Controller at the Foundation for Appalachian Kentucky is a vital position that supports the day-to-day fiscal operations including the maintenance of all accounts and financial systems and accurate up-to-date financial records. Read the full job description and instructions to apply here.


Regional Sales and Marketing Manager, full-time at $42-50k based on experience 

The project titled, “Expanding Food and Agriculture Value Chains in Central Appalachia by Creating a Multi-Stakeholder Cooperative” unites five innovative anchor nonprofits and established food hubs in Central Appalachia that will link with an estimated 15 additional food hubs. Once connected, all partners will work together to design a scalable and collaborative model to access mid-tier markets. The project will address the needs of underserved farmers, processors, and rural communities in low wealth and depopulated counties in six states. Each partner brings unique expertise, shared values, and tested approaches to reframe a regional food system that ensures access to healthy, local food through equitable supply chains that create viable, rural livelihoods for producers and processors. 

Over the past five years, project partners across Central Appalachia (VA, TN, WV, KY, OH, and MD) have invested in infrastructure, staffing, and distribution partnerships in their sub-regions. As a collective sales  and distribution network, partners are prepared to formalize a cooperative model to leverage scarce resources, attract new public and private investment, and better serve all Central Appalachia stakeholders. 

Position Description

The Regional Sales and Marketing Manager will coordinate sales to develop regional markets, perform weekly sales routines, connect existing logistical pathways, identify clusters of opportunities, and build new routes to service them. The Regional Sales and Marketing Manager will also be responsible for consistent communication with all team members.

Learn more about this position/how to apply here

Truck Driver- Appalachian Harvest

ASD’s Appalachian Harvest Food Hub in Duffield, VA provides support, training, aggregation and distribution support to markets for regional farmers.  Since 2000, farmers have sold more than $16 million dollars of fruits and vegetables to wholesale retailers. 

All drivers must have:

  • 2 years over the road experience
  • Hold a Class A CDL
  • Ability to pass required drug screen
  • A good driving record

Contact Gina Bishop for more details:
Phone: (276)431-3385
Email: gbishop@asdevelop.org


Petrochemical Internship

The Climate Reality Project is a nonprofit organization founded by former US Vice President Al Gore. Our mission is to catalyze a global solution to the climate crisis by making urgent action a necessity across every sector of society.

At The Climate Reality Project, we come to work every day to help solve the climate crisis. We do it by working from the ground up, empowering people and communities worldwide to fight for their future and together drive a just transition to clean energy.

We are committed to building a more just and equitable world, one where all voices are heard and respected regardless of race, religion, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, or physical ability. Hence, we strongly encourage applications from people with these identities or who are members of other historically marginalized communities. We encourage applicants to read our diversity, equity, inclusion, and justice statement on our website.

INTERNSHIP PROGRAM

The goal of our internship program is to provide a high-quality learning experience that helps to form the foundation for a career in the climate change or environmental movement for a diverse group of individuals seeking hands-on work experience in the field.

We offer paid internships in three cycles (spring, summer, fall) that align to typical college semesters. Each cycle runs for approximately 10-15 weeks. We ask for a 15-20 hour minimum commitment per week. Interns will be allowed to work a maximum of 30 hours per week. The internship opportunities are in a variety of programs and departments that will vary from cycle to cycle. Every Climate Reality intern is assigned a mentor who works closely with them to help navigate the organization, create overall objectives, and oversee their work plan.

Interns will be paid $15.20 per hour and will be provided a Climate Reality laptop to use during their internship.

Our Washington, DC office is open.  Our current policy is a hybrid approach with an option for our staff to come in at 20% of the time.  We are currently hiring only from the DMV (Washington DC, Virginia and Maryland) area.

While work schedules are typically flexible, all interns are required to dedicate Tuesday afternoons (1-4 PM EST) to be available for meetings.

Successful applicants must be at least 18 years of age and will be asked to show proof that they can legally work in the United States. Students and non-traditional students are encouraged to apply.

DEPARTMENT OVERVIEW

The Climate Reality Project is looking for an intern to join our Ohio River Valley Petrochemical team. As part of our Engagement team, our Ohio River Valley Petrochemical Campaign focuses on opposing new fossil fuel and plastic manufacturing infrastructure in PA, OH, WV while also promoting sustainable regional economic development opportunities. We work with Climate Reality Leaders, chapters, and regional coalition partners to advance a more sustainable and equitable future in the region.

INTERN RESPONSIBILITIES

Specific duties and responsibilities include, but may not be limited to the following: 

  • Support regional initiatives through outreach to community partners, website maintenance, and social media management   
  • Building relationships with coalition partners on regular calls and at events.  
  • Assisting with campaign tactics such as volunteer recruitment, coalition building, media engagement, and supporting regional Climate Reality chapters  
  • Attend events, including but not limited to public meetings, rallies, and canvassing. 
  • Research and stay up to date on current events in the region related to petrochemical infrastructure and sustainable economic development.  

Read more about the position/how to apply here


Agricultural Resource Conservationist

The purpose of the Agricultural Resource Conservationist is to liaise with the agricultural sector in Allegheny County and to manage programs that provide important technical and financial resources to help protect and improve farmland. The primary responsibilities of this position are to manage three programs: the Agricultural Conservation Technical Assistance (ACT) Program, the Agricultural Conservation Assistance (ACAP) Program, and the Allegheny County Farmland Preservation Program.

The successful candidate will develop relationships with farmers, various partner agencies and other diverse stakeholders through exceptional interpersonal and diplomatic communication skills. Duties include connecting with farmers and assessing their conservation needs, informing producers on state and federal programs and encouraging their participation, overseeing eligibility and reviewing applications for ACCD-managed programs, providing soil health technical assistance, maintaining required reporting, attending governmental and other relevant meetings and supporting the Allegheny County Agricultural Lands Preservation Board.

To apply, please email cover letter, resume and three references with ‘Agricultural Resource Conservationist’ in the subject line to resumes@accdpa.org. The position will remain open until filled. 

Learn more about the position here

Resource Conservationist

Allegheny County Conservation District (ACCD) is hiring a full-time Resource Conservationist. ACCD’s goal is to protect watersheds from becoming impaired by non-point source pollution, such as sedimentation. Under a delegation agreement with the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (PADEP), ACCD conducts technical assistance, inspections and enforcement actions when appropriate to mitigate the effects of non-point source pollution in accordance with the Clean Streams Law, National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) permits, and Chapter 102 Erosion and Sediment Pollution Control and Chapter 105 Water Obstructions and Encroachments.

There are two primary functions of this position: permit reviews and inspections related to the Chapter 102 and 105 programs. First, this position is responsible for inspections of erosion and sediment controls on NPDES permitted construction sites and investigation of complaints related to construction activities and waterway obstructions, issuing appropriate reports and other communications regarding findings

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Motorcycle Rider Safety Adjunct Instructor/Coordinator

Southwest Virginia Community College (SWCC) offers career-training programs in numerous technical, industrial and medical fields at a reasonable cost, going so far as to even waive tuition for certain eligible students.  Located in Richlands, Virginia, SWCC offers associate’s degrees in such fields as business, education, general studies, liberal arts and science. These degrees are primarily intended for students who wish to transfer to a four-year university.  SWCC also has associate’s degrees that feature programs intended to lead directly to a career in fields such as Nursing, Radiography and Administration of Justice.

JOB DESCRIPTION/RESPONSIBILITIES:
 
Southwest Virginia Community College is in search of a part time adjunct faculty Motorcycle Rider Safety Instructor/Coordinator.  

This position will serve Southwest Virginia Community College’s Workforce and Continuing Education division and instructional workload will be based on demand in surrounding communities serviced by Southwest Virginia Community College. 

The successful candidate must be self-motivated, able to multi-task, and create a student-oriented learning environment. 

Classes may be offered day, evening, or weekends.

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Working in insurance means assisting companies and individuals in guarding themselves against loss. Risk management is an integral part of the work. Those in the insurance business can expect a stimulating, lucrative environment. As an insurance professional, you will guide customers in identifying the type and level of insurance necessary, and help them purchase the correct policy. Insurance agents of today focus more than ever on assisting customers in their time of need.

If you are serious about working in the insurance field, we encourage you to print and complete our employment application form.

  1. Download And Fill Out Our Application
  2. Either email the completed form back to Ryan Witt at RWitt@S-West.com
    or return it to us at your convenience: PO Drawer S, Big Stone Gap, Virginia 24219.

Garden Resource Center Assistant

The Garden Resource Center (GRC) is a tool lending library and materials depot located in the Larimer neighborhood at 147 Putnam Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15206. The GRC stocks a wide range of gardening tools and materials that are vital to creating and maintaining healthy food gardens. Local backyard and community gardeners can access these resources for an annual membership fee (sliding scale).  

Grow Pittsburgh is seeking a GRC Assistant to assist with the daily functions of the Garden Resource Center for approximately 24-30 hours a month (6-8 hours a week) on Saturdays from March 11, 2023 to November 11, 2023. There is an opportunity to work additional shifts.

The GRC Assistant will report to the GRC Manager.

Pay is $17.50/hour. In addition to compensation, the Assistant will receive a free GRC membership ($80 value) and paid personal days and sick days. Mileage reimbursement is available if you use a personal vehicle to run errands for the GRC.

Braddock Farm Assistant Manager

Grow Pittsburgh is seeking an Assistant Manager at Braddock Farms for the 2023 season. This is a full-time (40 hour/ week) seasonal position primarily focused on growing and caring for crops as well as harvesting and packing them for markets. 

The Assistant Manager will work closely with the Braddock Farm Manager to ensure farm operations go smoothly. 

Compensation: $20/hour; Other benefits include: healthcare stipend, paid sick days, mileage reimbursement for work use of vehicle and membership to the Garden Resource Center.

Peak Season Farm Worker

Grow Pittsburgh is seeking a Peak Season Farm Worker at Braddock Farms for the 2023 season. This is a part-time seasonal position mainly focused on harvesting and washing produce for our roadside stand in Braddock and other community markets.

  • Tasks include: harvest, wash produce, packing orders for community markets harvest/wash house upkeep.
  • The Farm Worker will work directly with volunteers and help give direction to volunteers when needed. 

Compensation: $17.50/hour; Other benefits include: paid sick days, mileage reimbursement for work use of vehicle and membership to the Garden Resource Center.

Seedling Production Assistant

Grow Pittsburgh is seeking a Seedling Production Assistant for our sites at Garden Dreams for the 2023 season to assist with seedling production and our annual plant sale. 

Timeline: This is a 5-month long position starting March 7, 2023 and ending on July 7, 2023.

Compensation: $17.50/hour; Other benefits include: paid sick days, mileage reimbursement for work use of vehicle and membership to the Garden Resource Center.

Seedling Sale Assistant

Grow Pittsburgh is seeking a Seedling Sale Assistant for our sites at Garden Dreams & The Frick Art & Historical Center Greenhouse for the 2023 season to assist with seedling production and our annual plant sales. 

Timeline: This is a 5-month long position starting March 7, 2023 and ending on July 7, 2023.

Compensation: $17.50/hour; Other benefits include: paid sick days, mileage reimbursement for work use of vehicle and membership to the Garden Resource Center.

Wash and Pack Lead

Grow Pittsburgh is seeking a Wash and Pack Lead at Braddock Farms for the 2023 season. This is a part-time seasonal position mainly focused on washing produce and packing orders for our community markets.

Braddock Farms has a roadside farm stand open three days a week: Wednesday and Friday evenings and Saturday mornings. We attend the Wilkinsburg Farmers Market on Thursdays as a vendor. We also distribute produce to the Shiloh Farmstand in North Point Breeze and the Homewood Farmers Market.

Compensation: $17.50/hour; Other benefits include: paid sick days, mileage reimbursement for work use of vehicle and membership to the Garden Resource Center.

Garden Educator

Grow Pittsburgh’s School Garden Program supports garden-based programming to K-12 schools across the Pittsburgh region. We aim to teach students and schools how to grow, cook and eat fresh food while celebrating the cultures and experiences of our students and our city. With over 50 schools in our network, many of these gardens are thriving and some of them have reached out for more hands-on support. We are looking to expand our team to provide this extra support to schools that need it.

This role as Garden Educator will be supporting school gardens by working directly with teachers, administrators, school staff, and parents to maintain and co-teach in the school garden spaces. Responsibilities will include to plan for, schedule, co-teach, and document in-school lessons, coordinate teacher trainings, and assist with overall long-term support of our city’s school gardens. The position requires strong interpersonal skills, as Garden Educators interact daily with teachers, parents, administrators, and the public.

The Complete salary range for this position is $38,000-$44,000. Great benefits package, including medical, vision and dental coverage, mileage reimbursement and 401K.  Professional development budget provided.

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Highlander serves as a catalyst for grassroots organizing and movement building in Appalachia and the South. We work with people fighting for justice, equality and sustainability, supporting their efforts to take collective action to shape their own destiny. Through popular education, participatory research, and cultural work, we help create spaces — at our center and in local communities — where people gain knowledge, hope and courage, expanding their ideas of what is possible. We develop leadership and help create and support strong, democratic organizations that work for justice, equality, and sustainability in their own communities and that join with others to build broad movements for social, economic, and restorative environmental change.

Kitchen & Dining Crew Member (Part-Time)

Highlander is searching for a talented, self-motivated, and detail-oriented Kitchen & Dining Crew member to serve on our Radical Hospitality staff. Highlander provides lodging and dining services to thousands of program participants and guests every year. As a member of the Radical Hospitality staff, this position will often be asked to tell the stories of Highlander’s educational and accompaniment work as a catalyst for grassroots organizing and movement building in the US South and beyond.

ROLE & RESPONSIBILITIES

The Kitchen & Dining Crew member will be on the Radical Hospitality department and work under the supervision of the Chef. The Radical Hospitality department works closely with other departments to fulfill the organization’s mission. The ideal candidate is someone who can work as part of a dynamic and diverse staff, who can participate in collective problem solving and communicate clearly and directly, and who is committed to providing the best services to all people who gather at Highlander.

Radical Hospitality Housekeeping Crew Member (Part-Time Salary)

Highlander is searching for a talented, self-motivated, and detail-oriented Housekeeper to serve on the Radical Hospitality team. The Radical Hospitality team provides hospitality to Highlander’s visiting program participants and other guests. As a member of the team with whom guests will often interact most directly and frequently while at Highlander, an important part of this role is clearly communicating the story and work of Highlander. With all of Highlander’s staff, this role will contribute to Highlander’s educational and accompaniment work as a catalyst for grassroots organizing and movement building in the US South and beyond.

ROLE & RESPONSIBILITIES

The Radical Hospitality Housekeeping Crew Member will assist the Radical Hospitality Assistant in creating and maintaining welcoming, clean, and safe physical environments for Highlander’s guests. The Radical Hospitality Housekeeping Crew Member’s primary responsibility will be keeping Highlander’s buildings clean and preparing meeting areas, sleeping areas, and other spaces for people to gather for revolutionary learning. This position will be a part of the Radical Hospitality Housekeeping Crew. The Radical Hospitality Housekeeping Crew will be responsible directly to the Workshop Center Team Assistant, who is supervised by the Workshop Center Team Coordinator who is supervised by the Executive Director(s). They will be a part of the Radical Hospitality Team, which works closely with the People & Place and Community Safety teams. The ideal candidate is someone who can work as part of a dynamic and diverse staff to provide radical hospitality to all people who gather at Highlander.

Human Resources Associate

The Human Resources Manager (“People and Culture Coordinator”) is a newly created position that will partner with leadership and unionized Highlander staff to lead human resources strategy and functions with a people-centered and pro-worker democracy approach. This includes developing inclusive policies and practices, stewarding employee engagement with a holistic view of the team and employee lifecycle, ensuring team safety and organizational compliance, and leading performance assessment, leadership development, and learning across the team in a way that centers Highlander’s values. 

This role functions in a highly collaborative team of approximately 40 Highlander staff, would interact with close to 150 total employees of the organization (Highlander staff plus fiscal sponsorees), and would support the work of Highlander’s Personnel & Human Resources Board-level committee. This position will manage a People and Culture Specialist and report to Co-Executive Director Allyn Steele. Candidates must be located within a half day’s commute (e.g., within a three-hour drive) from Highlander, and candidates who are interested in relocating are also invited to apply. Please note: Highlander currently requires staff who are on-site to be vaccinated against COVID-19.

Bookkeeper

This position will provide bookkeeping support to Highlander’s Staff. This is a full-time position.

The Bookkeeper is a vital team member for accounting and technology work at Highlander. While providing the bookkeeping support that helps maintain well-functioning teams and organizational harmony, this position will also keep up Highlander up to date with the latest technology and also play a role in technology support for staff.

ROLE & RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Fiscal accountant specialist working with HREC’s fiscal organization
  • Key all financial transactions into the computer fiscal database
  • Maintain payroll records
  • Maintain accounts payable and receivable records
  • Entry of deposits and withdrawals into financial software
  • Generate and process the following reports:
    • Balance Sheet
    • Income and Expense Statement
    • Departmental Income and Expense Statements as requested
    • Receivables reports and other needed administrative reports
  • Distribute reports to appropriate staff
  • Maintain compliance with and prepare all federal and state deposits and reports
  • Prepare and distribute annual W-2 and 1099 forms
  • Work closely with CFO in preparing annual audit, and 990, 941 and solicitation permits for several states.
  • Follow established internal control procedures in all financial activities
  • Work with staff to develop and fine tune financial processes and procedures for control and information tracking

Records Management

  • Maintain files on utilities for HREC buildings and grounds
  • Maintain files on HREC equipment and purchases
  • Maintain vendor information files

Accounting & Financial Technology. Software, Systems

  • Research systems that benefit the organizational work flow
  • Implement new systems and technologies
  • Perform some technology services in collaboration with contracted IT professionals
  • Proficiency in and/or ability to learn QuickBooks online and Blackbaud Financial Edge systems quickly is a must for this position

Learn more about these positions/how to apply here


Consider applying to one of our full-time positions if you’re passionate about making an impact right here at the University of Pittsburgh Center for Sustainable Business.

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Policy Director $70,000-$95,000+

Policy Matters Ohio is seeking an experienced Policy Director.

The Policy Director is a key member of the Policy Matters management team. The Director will work closely with the Executive Director in overall management of the office. Specifically, the Policy Director will be responsible for coordinating, supporting, and organizing the policy research of the organization, supervising the research staff, and guiding the work of the organization’s policy campaigns. The Policy Director serves as the lead staff supporting the organization’s state-focused tax and budget work.

The Director must have management experience and a demonstrated ability to build consensus, be adaptable and highly self-motivated. In addition, the Director must have excellent writing and editing skills; a keen understanding of the public policy landscape, including state budget and tax policy; strong project or campaign management skills; and excellent collaborative communication skills. Experience with Labor or other economic justice policy or campaigns experience is a plus. The position requires strategic thinking, policy savvy, and a drive to make Ohio a more equitable, inclusive, sustainable, and vibrant state for all—no exceptions.

Learn more about the position/apply for the position here


Crew Member

The application period for our second cohort of 2022 will be open from NOW to July 15, 2022.

We will be holding open interviews for interested applicants 9am to 1pm every Wednesday and Thursday from June 27 through July 15th at 201 North Braddock Avenue, #230 Pittsburgh, PA 15208.

Feel free to fill out an online application here – tinyurl.com/Landforcejob. Please note that if you fill out an online application, Landforce will be in touch to schedule a date and time with you for an interview slot. If filling out an application doesn’t work for you, come on in to one of our open interview slots and you can fill out an application here before your interview. If you have questions, or would like to notify us ahead that you’ll be coming in, please call 412-727-6936, email our Director of Workforce Development,  jasimine@landforcepgh.org, or use our online contact form.

As a Landforce Crew Member, you will assist Landforce with land stewardship contracts on a seasonal basis. Projects may include constructing trails, restoring habitats, installing gardens, managing vacant lots, maintaining green infrastructure, planting and caring for trees, and other land stewardship projects.

While working with Landforce, you will receive training and support to help you overcome barriers to a permanent job that will provide family-sustaining wages. Your training and support will include professional development opportunities that will further your knowledge about environmental stewardship, community development and workforce skills. You and the Landforce staff will partner to identify long-term careers goals; establish a plan for employment; develop an effective resume; build appropriate job search and interview skills; and identify employment opportunities to apply for.

Read the Recruitment Flyer to learn more about the position.

See a full list of job requirements.



Outreach Organizer

We seek an Outreach Organizer to join our vibrant and dedicated team.  WV FREE is a reproductive health, rights, and justice advocacy and education organization.  WVFREE’s workplace is fast-paced, engaging, and supportive.

The Outreach Organizer will be responsible for grassroots powerbuilding, strong social media campaigns, voter outreach, leadership development, and strategic alliance building and nurturing partnerships. The ideal candidate is highly organized, has a strong work ethic, impeccable communication skills, and is detail-oriented. The Outreach Organizer must have the ability to exercise sound judgment and use diplomacy and tact. The Outreach Organizer will operate the WV FREE Integrated Voter and Member Engagement (IVE) program by organizing statewide canvass and phone banking campaigns to identify and organize reproductive health, rights, and justice supporters throughout West Virginia.

The Outreach Organizer should be someone who loves data and metrics. This position will include collecting, tracking, analyzing, and reporting all data and metrics from all voter engagement work. Experience in working within the Voter Activation Network is preferred but not required. Training will be available.

Learn more about the position/how to apply here.


Organizer

The Green Workers Alliance (GWA) is a project of PowerSwitch Action (formerly Partnership for Working Families). We are organizing solar installers and wind turbine technicians nationally using an online-to-offline model as we campaign to dramatically raise job standards in the field and increase investment in the green sector. We are organizing workers for more and better green jobs, building an organization with multiracial member leadership, and elevating workers voices in some of the most critical climate fights. Our work will help win economic justice, combat climate change, and achieve a just transition from fossil fuels. 

We are beginning ground operations in Virginia, where we will be organizing solar installers, particularly in rooftop solar, and working with labor, community and environmental allies on a comprehensive campaign targeting end-users of renewable energy projects. 

We are seeking an organizer in Virginia to work on both field and online organizing and help us develop our end-user campaign in coalition with a diverse set of allies.  

More information about the position/how to apply here


Program Specialist

You can run the ReImagine TCWAC initiative!

Duties include maintaining a coalition of hyperlocal sustainability projects for marginalized and economically disadvantaged communities within the Turtle Creek Water and Airsheds.

This position organizes community events, project management, and volunteer recruitment for the initiative.

*Applicants that live or have roots in the Turtle Creek Watershed Communities will be given preferential consideration

More information about this position/how to apply here.


Want to help shape the future of WV? WV New Jobs Coalition has FOUR opportunities available to lead WV communities through a visioning process – lifting the voices of community members and helping them to lead work in the place they call home.

Assistant Project Coordinator (statewide)
● Collaborate with the WVNJC team to plan and implement the Visioning Project
● Assist local groups and organizing fellows in planning community meetings
● Conduct one-on-one conversations with community members and partners
● Media and social media outreach
● Attend and facilitate community meetings

Coalition Coordinator (statewide, full-time position)
●Scheduling and facilitating meetings and communications
● Reporting to coalition and funders
● Project Management for overall coalition work
● Plan community meetings with Assistant Visioning Project Coordinator, local groups and organizing fellows
● Conduct one-on-one conversations with community members and partners
● Media and social media outreach
● Attend and facilitate community meetings

WV Organizing Fellow – Other Regions (TWO fellowships available, based in Northern Panhandle, Eastern Panhandle, North-Central, or Western West Virginia)
● Learn about community organizing
● Recruit community groups in assigned region
● Provide support for community groups in planning and hosting visioning meetings
● Organize a canvass
● Recruit volunteers
● Hold one-on-one conversations with community members

Rather than assuming we know what people need, then presenting our solutions, we want to hear
directly from residents. What are their individual stories? What are the everyday struggles people face?

What would make their communities stronger? Are there federal or state resources and policy changes that can make a real difference in people’s everyday lives?

More information about these positions/how to apply here


Government Affairs Manager

JOB RESPONSIBILITIES
● Develop relationships and lines of communication with key local, state, and federal decisionmakers
● Develop timely written and verbal content and policy analysis on a range of environmental issues for a policymaking audience
● Analyze proposed legislation and regulations for internal and external content
● Often in collaboration with staff experts, develop briefing materials for local, state, and federal policymakers
● Collaborate with PennFuture staff to conduct outreach to stakeholders, including experts, coalitions, coalition partners, and civic leaders
● Serve as a spokesperson for PennFuture, as needed
● Support the organization’s communications team by developing timely earned media and social media content
● Track statewide and federal environmental and policy news relevant to priority environmental issues
● Other responsibilities, as directed by the supervisor


PREFERRED EXPERIENCE AND SKILLS
● Preference of 4 years of relevant professional experience
● Strong commitment to PennFuture’s mission and demonstrated commitment to advancing environmental protection with vision and results
● Knowledge of and experience with state-level policymaking and the policymaking process
● Demonstrated ability to meet tight deadlines and an ability to respond rapidly to breaking news
● Exceptional written and oral communication skills
● Commitment to the values of diversity, equity, inclusion, and justice and employing that in all their work
● Demonstrated ability to analyze and problem solve complicated material and present it to various audiences
● Experience working with, or an enthusiastic willingness to learn how to work with, stakeholders, coalitions, advocacy organizations, and the press
● Ability to work quickly, independently, and proactively on project and campaign developments
● A basic technical understanding of communication and social media tools


LOCATION, SALARY, AND BENEFITS
This position is based out of PennFuture’s Harrisburg office. Although PennFuture utilizes a hybrid work schedule that allows for remote work as well as working in the office and/or the field, this position requires regularly working in the State Capitol and/or working in the evening during session days for meetings.


This is a full-time, exempt position. Salary range is $60,000 to $70,000. Benefits package includes health care, dental, vision, 5 weeks paid vacation, 2 weeks paid sick leave, 12 paid holidays, and a 403(b) retirement plan with employer match.


PennFuture requires proof of vaccination against COVID-19 as a condition of employment but, in some circumstances, may provide an exemption based on a medical condition that precludes vaccination or because of a deeply held religious conviction.


PennFuture encourages applications from individuals underrepresented in the environmental community, including people of color, and persons with nontraditional work and educational experience. All applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, color, national origin, marital status, religion, gender, age, disability, sexual orientation, or political affiliation.


SUBMISSION
The deadline to apply for this position is January 27, 2023. Please submit your cover letter, resume, short writing sample, and contact information for three references to thrush@pennfuture.org. Please write “Government Affairs Manager” in the subject line. Phone calls will not be accepted.

Learn more about this position/how to apply here

Field Coordinator- Central Pennsylvania

JOB RESPONSIBILITIES:
Community Building:
● Manage regional volunteer recruitment and engagement to advance PennFuture’s policy goals.
● Represent PennFuture with local environmental and activist groups.
● Identify ways to use PennFuture resources to support the work of local groups.
● Utilize those relationships to expand PennFuture’s visibility in the region, to build political power, and to win environmental fights, etc.
● Implement grassroots tactics to engage prospective volunteers and help to transition them to become volunteer leaders
● Mobilize and train citizen advocates in key legislative districts.
● Become a leader in local coalitions and begin new coalitions and advocacy groups as necessary.
Advocates for Conservation and the Environment (ACE) Program:
● Leverage volunteer recruitment as part of PennFuture’s ACE program to facilitate engagement of constituents with their elected officials on prominent statewide environmental policy issues.
● Develop working knowledge of PennFuture’s environmental policy priorities and issues.
● Leverage in-house policy expertise as well as cultivate experts in policy issues to supplement that knowledge.
● Develop an ongoing list of shared local policy priorities for PennFuture and allies.
● Build relationships with local elected officials in the South Central PA from municipal to state legislative positions.
Communications:
● Build relationships with local reporters and influencers.
● Work with digital staff to use email lists and social media tools throughout the region.
● Monitor and update local social presence—engage with local groups, activists and candidates.
● Work with Field Director and other Senior Staff to develop action alerts and press releases as needed based on issues related to the region.


PREFERRED EXPERIENCE AND SKILLS:
● 2 – 5 years of relevant professional experience in political campaigns, grassroots organizing, or advocacy/issue campaign work
● Collaborative spirit. Must be a personable, dependable team player.
● Strong commitment and enthusiasm to PennFuture’s mission and demonstrated commitment to advancing environmental protection and conservation with vision and results
● Strong understanding of South Central PA and regional environmental issues.
● Strong written and oral communication skills.
● Excellent personal organizational and time management skills.
● Demonstrated ability to recruit volunteer activists and mobilize public support
● Cultural Competence: Shares our commitment to integrating racial justice and equity into the work we do and ensuring an inclusive organizational culture. Familiarity with the complexity of issues and obstacles facing communities of color participation in U.S. democracy.


LOCATION, SALARY, AND BENEFITS:
This is a Central Pennsylvania position and is based out of the Harrisburg office. PennFuture has shifted
to a hybrid work model with staff working from home as well as working in an office and/or in the field.
This is a full-time, exempt position. Salary range is $40,000 to $45,000. Benefits package includes health
care, dental, vision, 12 paid vacation days, 2 weeks paid sick leave, 5 weeks paid holidays, and a
403(b)-retirement plan.
PennFuture encourages applications from individuals underrepresented in the environmental community, including people of color, and persons with nontraditional work and educational experience.
All applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, color, national origin, marital status,
religion, gender, age, disability, sexual orientation, or political affiliation.
PennFuture requires proof of vaccination against Covid-19 as a condition of employment but, in some
circumstances, we may provide an exemption based on a medical condition that precludes vaccination or
because of a deeply held religious conviction.


SUBMISSION:
Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis until the position is filled. Please submit your cover letter, resume, a brief writing sample, and contact information for three references to cadorette@pennfuture.org. Please write “FIELD COORDINATOR” in the subject line.

Learn more about this position/how to apply here

Request for Proposals- Accounting Services

PennFuture is soliciting proposals from accounting firms in Pennsylvania to manage and support the organizations financial needs. Technical questions and inquiries are due by January 20th, 2023 and final proposals and application materials are due by February 10th, 2023.

Learn more about this position/how to apply here


Contributing Editor – Part time, hourly rate $25-$35

Appalachian Voices is seeking a part-time Contributing Editor to write, edit and publish articles for The Appalachian Voice publication and assist with periodic writing and editing projects for the organization, such as reports and blogs. The successful candidate will be experienced in journalistic writing and editing, and be comfortable working collaboratively with the organization’s communications and program staff. The Contributing Editor will be responsible for writing articles in environmental, energy and economic topic areas related to Appalachian Voices’ programmatic work.

We are looking for someone who understands the power of the written word to advance movements for justice. Expertise in environmental and energy issues is not required, but a keen interest in learning these topics and a commitment to accuracy is essential.

This position will be based in the Central and Southern Appalachian region, and proximity to one of Appalachian Voices’ offices is a plus. Some travel will be required as public health conditions allow, including reporting-based travel throughout the region and travel to our office in Boone, North Carolina.

Responsibilities

  • Identify, research and produce a wide variety of stories for The Appalachian Voice news publication and pieces for Appalachian Voices program outreach
  • Tell stories connected to Appalachian Voices’ program work through high-quality, thoroughly researched writing that centers the voices of people directly impacted by and involved in these topics
  • Edit articles about Appalachian Voices’ program work and other regional environment and culture topics produced by freelancers, interns and other staff
  • Plan and obtain art for articles, including working with photographers and others
  • Publish and maintain content online
  • Assist with content production and preparation for periodic print editions
  • Participate in occasional brainstorming sessions with Appalachian Voices’ communications team members for other organizational communications projects
  • Potentially generate audio and/or video versions of some stories, depending on skill set
  • Potentially develop social media content to promote stories

Skills and Experience Required:

  • At least three years of significant writing and editing experience
  • Demonstrated ability to center the voices and perspectives of people closest to an issue
  • Demonstrated ability to conduct thorough research and explain complex topics in an accessible manner
  • Superior editing skills including copyediting, fact-checking and the ability to edit for structure, tone and clarity
  • Experience with journalistic methods
  • Familiarity with Appalachia and with justice-based movements
  • Ability to produce high-quality work and exercise good judgment
  • Self-motivated with the ability to work well independently and in teams
  • Strong time management skills with a proven ability to manage multiple, simultaneous deadlines and projects

Beneficial Experience:

  • Experience teaching or mentoring writers is a plus
  • Experience with social media and digital marketing is a plus
  • Experience with audio or video production is a plus
  • Illustration skills are a plus

Compensation

This is a part-time position. We are open to candidates with varying availability, with a target hiring range of 60 hours per month.

This position is included in a union-represented collective bargaining unit; specific terms and conditions of employment may be subject to a future Collective Bargaining Agreement. The expected hourly pay rate will be between $25-$35 depending on the candidate’s skills and experience, and this position will be a W-2 employee.

To Apply

Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis until this position is filled. For best early consideration, apply by Nov. 16. Interviews will start in late November and the target employment date is December or January 2022. Questions about the position are welcomed via email. No calls, please.

Please send a resume, three writing samples, and a brief cover letter that addresses the questions below to jobs@appvoices.org with the subject line “[YOUR NAME] application for Contributing Editor.”

  • What’s your connection to Appalachia and why do you want to work on energy and environmental issues affecting the region?
  • Share an area of professional growth in which you are currently engaged.

Communications Coordinator- Full time, $42,000 – $60,000 per year

Appalachian Voices seeks a digital communicator to develop and deliver content that advances our programmatic strategies, raising awareness of issues and building grassroots engagement to achieve key objectives at the local, state and federal levels. The position will play a key role in the organization’s social media strategy and implementation, and will work with programmatic staff to engage with our supporter base through emails, advocacy action alerts and SMS messages.

The successful candidate will be a creative communicator, able to pair written and visual content for different campaigns and audiences, and will have strong writing and editing skills across a variety of platforms.

This position will be based in the Central and Southern Appalachian region, and proximity to one of Appalachian Voices’ offices is a plus. Occasional travel will be required as public health conditions allow, including providing in-person communications support for program staff and travel to our office in Boone, North Carolina.

Responsibilities

  • Develop and implement strategic social media outreach to engage supporters and accomplish campaign goals by:
    • Leading social media for several aspects of the organization’s work
    • Implementing and maintaining digital ads campaigns on Facebook and Google platforms
    • Crafting or working with our Graphics Coordinator to craft compelling digital visuals
  • Assist with supporter and advocate engagement by:
    • Editing and setting up email blasts and action alerts
    • Expanding SMS supporter engagement
    • Helping program staff identify communications opportunities and working with the communications team to realize those opportunities
    • Assisting with general communications outreach
    • Helping the Director of Technology and Digital Innovation analyze the performance of content and make recommendations for improvement

Skills Required

  • Professional experience in social media and enthusiasm for using social media to engage users in creating change
  • Excellent writing skills and ability to draft engaging, factual content across numerous channels, including social media posts and blogs
  • Ability to create effective graphics for social media; experience with or aptitude for short-form video production for the web
  • Proficiency and ease working in a digital environment
  • Experience or aptitude for making data-driven decisions
  • Experience with WordPress or other front-end CMS web tools preferred. HTML, CSS and other development experience a plus
  • Knowledge of environmental issues; familiarity with Appalachian-specific or energy-related issues a plus
  • Strong time management skills with a proven ability to manage multiple, simultaneous deadlines and projects
  • Ability to produce high-quality work and exercise good judgment
  • Self-motivated with the ability to work well independently and in teams
  • Audio editing experience a plus
  • Digital advertising experience a plus
  • Illustration skills a plus

Compensation

This position has a full-time 40-hour work week and is included in a union-represented collective bargaining unit; specific terms and conditions of employment may be subject to a future Collective Bargaining Agreement. We are accepting applications from people with a range of experience levels and salary requirements. Salary will be commensurate with the experience of our selected candidate (we anticipate in the range of $42,000 – $60,000 per year). Appalachian Voices is committed to equity in pay practice.

Appalachian Voices offers competitive compensation and benefits that include employer-paid health care, vision, and dental policies with options to include family members at a reduced cost, plus short- and long-term disability plans, generous paid vacation and parental leave, options for flexible working hours, and an employer-matched retirement plan.

To Apply

Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis until this position is filled. For best early consideration, apply by Nov. 16. Interviews will start in late November and the target employment date is December or January 2022. Questions about the position are welcomed via email. No calls, please.

Please send a resume, three work samples (including at least two writing samples), and a brief cover letter that addresses the questions below to jobs@appvoices.org with the subject line “[YOUR NAME] application for Communications Coordinator.”

  • What’s your connection to Appalachia and why do you want to work on energy and environmental issues affecting the region?
  • Share an area of professional growth in which you are currently engaged.

Learn more about the positions/how to apply here.

Advancement Operations & Data Specialist

Appalachian Voices seeks an Advancement Operations & Data Specialist to support the Advancement Program across our fundraising efforts. The incumbent will play a critical role in supporting this function through data entry, tracking, and hygiene in the database of record, Salesforce. The Specialist should understand best practices in data management, be able to identify and adapt to shifting priorities, and be flexible and resourceful.

We understand that people gain skills through a variety of professional, personal, educational, and volunteer experiences. While familiarity with and experience in fundraising and grant writing for nonprofits are desired, they are not necessarily required. We encourage candidates to review the primary roles and responsibilities below. If you believe you have the transferable skills necessary to fulfill the responsibilities of this role, we encourage you to apply.

Advancement Program Support

  • Oversee database maintenance, including but not limited to daily data entry, reporting, record keeping, and account and system audits.
  • Take notes and/or transcribe reports for team meetings and donor meetings where necessary
  • Maintain the Advancement Team calendar and be a key contact for scheduling meetings, travel, and other logistics.
  • Transcribe reports and/or notes during team and donor meetings as necessary.
  • Organize confidential documents, such as tax and financial materials
  • Lead set-up for donor meetings, site visits, and other fundraising events
  • Work with staff to ensure that all gifts are properly recorded, deposited and acknowledged in a timely fashion.

Individual Donor Program

  • Implement fundraising strategies for membership and mid-level donors with support from Advancement Manager and Director of Major Gifts
  • Support the stewardship of members and mid-level donors (annual mailings, membership renewals, donor acknowledgement, member engagement)
  • Plan annual membership meeting

Grants Program

  • Support the research of prospective foundations and institutional donors
  • Maintain records, organize internal documents and compile required materials for grant applications

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Environmental Science Assistant

We are seeking a socially and environmentally conscious person who is a strong communicator and has a passion for helping others and the community of Penn-Trafford. A successful applicant will embody our organization’s core competencies of Creativity, Quality Communication, Education & Leadership of Others, Culture of Service, Relationship Building, Adaptability, and Effective Time & Project Management.

This position will report directly to the Staff Environmental Scientist and will assist the science team in assisting with fieldwork for our environmental science monitoring programs.

Part-time 20 hours/week

Starting at $16/hour

Harrison City, Pennsylvania

Responsibilities:

  • Assist the Staff Environmental Scientist with outreach, field installation of monitoring equipment, and education to community members for our citizen science monitoring programs
  • Learn to use and inventory monitoring equipment and technology properly
  • Assist in analyzing collected data and comparing data to published research on air, water, and noise pollution
  • The ability to travel to field sites or residences’ homes in our service area of Westmoreland and Allegheny Counties, within a ~45-minute drive of the office
  • Communicate and hold meetings with public residents and partnering organizations frequently
  • Attend occasional evening and weekend events
  • Other tasks as needed

Qualifications:

  • Completion of at least 3 years of a Bachelor’s Degree in Environmental Science, Engineering, natural sciences, or public health-related concentration
  • Ability to work independently and manage multiple projects at once
  • Understanding of regulatory system surrounding oil and gas permitting in PA or a willingness to learn
  • Detail oriented with the ability to analyze large sets of data
  • Proficient in email, Microsoft Excel, Google Drive, Gmail, GIS software, online collaboration tools, and willing to develop additional skills

Protect PT is committed to creating a diverse and inclusive environment. Therefore, qualified applicants will be considered regardless of sex, race, age, religion, national origin, ancestry, physical or mental disability, genetic information, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, military and veteran status, or any other protected category.

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Internship Opportunities

What you need to know:

  • We are seeking socially and environmentally conscious people who are strong communicators and have a passion for helping others and the community in areas of science, engineering, nonprofit management, marketing and social media, journalism, and environmental law.
  • A successful applicant will embody our organization’s core tenets of Creativity, Quality Communication, Education & Leadership of Others, Culture of Service, Relationship Building, Adaptability, and Effective Time & Project Management.
  • General internships are unpaid. 
  • If offered an internship position, we will work around school requirements and work schedules as much as possible to ensure that the Intern’s needs are met during their time on our team.
  • If you are interested in a position, please click the button below to the application form with a resume and cover letter.

Sustainability Community Organizer Intern

Marketing & Public Relations Intern

Environmental Science & Research Intern

Video & Social Media Intern

Environmental Policy & Advocacy Intern

Web Development & SEO Intern

Legal Writing & Research Intern


Data Director

Full time, Remote, $80,000

This organizer will lead the work of the Bedford County Listening Project (BCLP) and its tenant union, the Shelbyville Tenants Organizing Protections (STOP) Campaign. Shelbyville is a rural town of 20,000 people with a strong immigrant community and majority white in Bedford County, Tennessee. This role means working in coalitions to build tenant power and secure tenant rights with an anti racist and anti classist lens using transformative organizing principles that meet people where they are.

Deputy Development Director

Full time, Remote, $100,000

The Deputy Development Director is an important and new position for SURJ as we are in a moment of growth and interest in our work. The Deputy Development Director is responsible for the day-to-day functioning of the development department and building the organization’s internal development infrastructure. The Deputy Development Director is a development generalist who has extensive supervision and organizational management experience, as well as experience with grants and foundations management, and knowledge of the systems required to run skillful donor engagement programs. This role will not directly interface with donors, and instead will supervise members of the development team, provide internal coordination between development and other departments, map and support execution of strategy, and develop systems for a coordinated development effort.

Administrative Assistant to the Development Team

Full Time, Remote, $60,000

The Administrative Assistant organizes and coordinates the Director of Impact’s outreach and external relations efforts, facilitates workflow, manages schedules and travel plans, coordinates work with the core development team as well as an expansive network of development support staff, and manages a prioritized list of competing tasks.

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Director/Senior Director of Individual Giving– $70,000-$80,000- Priority consideration will be given to those who apply by December 23, 2022.

The Director of Individual Giving will play a key role in launching Potomac Conservancy’s next exciting
phase of our engagement with growing community of leadership supporters and their family
foundations. In this key new position for the organization, the Director/Senior Director will have the
opportunity to execute on a multi-faceted donor acquisition, cultivation, and stewardship strategy with
individuals giving $1,000 and more to support Potomac Conservancy’s mission to protect the Potomac
River and ensure clean water for all in our community.

Grant Manager (Part-time)– $23/hour- Priority consideration will be given to those who apply by December 15, 2022.

The Grants Manager writes and refines foundation proposals and reports in collaboration with Potomac
Conservancy’s programmatic staff. Potomac Conservancy seeks a part-time employee or a contractor
with an interest in a long-term commitment to the role. Foundation and corporate support are a
significant and growing income source fueling Potomac Conservancy’s mission to protect the Potomac
River and ensure clean water for all in our community.
This is a new position; it will help launch the next phase of Potomac Conservancy’s expanding
engagement with our foundation and corporate supporters and our growing staff team. This role reports
to the Director of Institutional Giving and will be guided by the VP of Development as a part of our four-person development team.

Manager, Safe Water Conservation Collaborative– $48,000-$53,000

The Manager is the facilitator and organizer of the collaborative’s work, advancing the shared goals of SWCC members by building the collaborative’s capacity and coordinating implementation
of conservation programs and practices. The Manager is an employee of Potomac Conservancy, will
occasionally work on Potomac Conservancy-specific land conservation projects, and reports to the Director of Land Conservation. This is a new two-year position, funded by a grant award from the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation, with an opportunity to extend beyond two years as resources are available.

Stewardship Manager– $45,000-$50,000

The Stewardship Manager reports to and works closely with the Director of Land Conservation and
advances the Conservancy’s land protection goals, namely stewarding the Conservancy’s portfolio of
nearly 80 conservation easements and assisting with the closing of conservation easements in target
watersheds. The Stewardship Manager is responsible for building effective working relationships with
private landowners, government agencies, and non-profit partners that will advance the Conservancy’s
land protection goals and clean water mission. In addition to being a strong relationship builder, the
ideal candidate will be familiar with the ecosystems and communities of the Potomac Headwaters
region and relevant agricultural and forest Best Management Practices (BMPs) for the area.

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Eastern Kentucky Concentrated Employment Program, Inc. (EKCEP) has received a Disaster Recovery National Dislocated Worker Grant to assist with disaster relief as a result of the July 2022 floods.  Individuals who are eligible for Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) may be placed in Disaster Relief Employment to assist with humanitarian and clean-up efforts.  In order to determine eligibility for employment through WIOA, we need to gather information and documentation from you.  Please complete and submit this application to begin the eligibility process.

Learn more about the position/how to apply here


Appalshop’s mission is to enlist the power of education, media, theater, music, and other arts to document, disseminate, and revitalize the lasting traditions and contemporary creativity of Appalachia. Appalshop is based in Whitesburg, KY.

Community Development Program Director

Lead the community development team. As program director, this role leads Appalshop’s community development efforts and is the face of this work both to the local community and to leaders and funders outside the region interested in our work. You’ll be looking for new ways to engage in Appalshop’s service area – Eastern Kentucky, Southwest Virginia, Southern West Virginia, and Northeast Tennessee and will be tasked with building out the relationships, funding opportunities, and strategic execution plans to support vibrant local life in Central Appalachia.

Build relationships for Appalshop. This position will have you face-to-face with local officials, Appalshop partners, and members of the community and funders – and you’ll be able to employ your best interpersonal skills and networking skills to present an authentic voice of Appalshop in these spaces. 

Have a leadership mindset. Our team is small but mighty, and depends on all of us pulling our weight and sharing leadership roles as needed. Sometimes you’ll be asked to head up specific projects – with support from the rest of Appalshop’s team – and organize and manage project needs. 

Be a team player. The Community Development program at Appalshop not only engages with local partners and the community, but also helps with larger program events and projects as needed. You’ll be part of this team that ensures all the trains run smoothly and on time. 

What Skills and Experience You Must Have:
  • At least 4 years experience in community development, creative placemaking, non-profit development, community organizing, or related fields.
  • Have a passion for just and equitable economic development.
  • Demonstrated ability to apply for and receive funding for projects.
  • Budget creation and management experience.
  • Ability to prioritize projects and tasks on often-changing timelines.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and experience managing staff and projects with multiple partners/stakeholders.
  • Have an understanding and appreciation of Appalachian culture and the region.
  • The ability to travel.
What Would be Nice to Have (but not required):
  • At least 2 years of development and/or grant-writing experience.
  • Knowledge of organizing across rural/urban, racial, and political divides.
  • Bachelor or graduate degree in urban planning, landscape architecture, community organizing, public administration, project management or similar fields. 
  • Experience and comfort with GIS software, data analysis and basic graphic design.
  • An appreciation for community-based arts and media institutions.
Pay and Benefits:

This role’s starting salary is $45,000-60,000. This is a full-time salaried position with full benefits including 100% employer paid health insurance, generous retirement and life insurance benefits package. Appalshop’s main offices are located in Whitesburg, KY. This role is flexible/hybrid work eligible, though candidates must be willing to relocate and be based in Whitesburg, KY or the immediate area.

Learn more about this position and how to apply here


Energy Efficient WV is hiring a part-time Outreach Coordinator! Help build the coalition and implement new opportunities for energy efficiency in West Virginia.

Contact robin@eewv.org to learn more.


For the last decade Pennsylvania Interfaith Power & Light (PA IPL) has dedicated itself to supporting faith communities around the state of Pennsylvania to respond to the threat of climate change as a key moral issue of our time and to organizing faith communities around the work of climate justice. PA IPL is part of a broad national network of IPL organizations now based in nearly 40 states.

DEP Growing Greener Plus and Environmental Education Grants

PA IPL is seeking two part-time, contract-based SE & SW PA Coordinators/Fellows for work in the Philadelphia & Pittsburgh areas.

Learn more about the position/how to apply here

Climate Action Campaign (CAC) Civic Engagement and National Interfaith Power & Light (IPL) Faith Climate Justice Voter Campaign Grants

PA IPL is seeking a part-time, contract-based SE PA CAC Civic Engagement & IPL Campaign Organizer Fellow to assist in delivering both grant program requirements in the Philadelphia area. Engagement/IPL Campaign Organizer Fellow

Learn more about the position/how to apply here

2023 Fellowship Program


Community and Business Resilience Initiative Project Director

The WV Community Development Hub is looking for a dynamic and enthusiastic person who understands developing and managing complex systems to join our team as Project Director for our new Community and Business Resilience (CBRI). The program is part of the new ACT Now Coalition federal grant award. The ideal candidate will also be adept at coordinating a diverse array of partners and has experience with federally-funded programs.

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WV RAMP is working to create a better future of our state by organizing, mobilizing, and working to reflect true progressive values that West Virginians support, we’re hiring for two positions:

Canvasser Posting

History has shown that there are two types of power when it comes to politics: organized people and organized money. Lots of folks feel they don’t have any power or agency in political spaces on their own, but we become massively powerful when we organize.

We began working in this field because we saw the potential our state can have if people who truly care about West Virginia fight for its future. What’s more forward thinking than a bunch of young West Virginians stepping up and taking back our power? We hope this organization empowers young people across the state to fight for a better future through organizing, and we are very excited to see what the future holds for RAMP!

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Social Media Coordinator

We are seeking a Media Coordinator to join our team! You will be responsible for connecting, delivering and reaching as many people as possible through all Media; i.e. – Social Media, Press Events, and overall coordinating the need for RAMP as we expand and aim to meet the needs of all clients. This is an Hourly Position and will run September 1st until November 9th 2022. The pay is $22 an hour, as well as if needed, Health Benefits. 

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Executive Director– $105,000-$120,000

The ACLU of West Virginia (ACLU-WV) seeks an Executive Director (ED) with experience managing and leading a high-performing team exemplifying the principles of diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging as the hallmarks of their approach to leadership. The primary responsibility of the ED will be to provide visionary and strategic leadership to the organization and inspire staff, donors, volunteers, and the public to support ACLU-WV’s mission and agenda.

The ED is the chief executive officer of the ACLU-WV, with responsibility for managing the day-to-day activities and operations of the organization, leading the fundraising effort, directing, and coordinating the work of a professional staff, and serving as the primary spokesperson for the ACLU-WV. The ED ensures that the organization is fiscally sound and that its litigation, advocacy, fundraising, and communications programs are meeting the current and emergent needs and interests of its constituents.

The ED will have a working knowledge of civil liberties issues and policies and be a leader and manager who is adept at balancing internal management with external impact and visibility. The individual must be an outstanding communicator who is able to effectively convey the mission and activities of the ACLU to a variety of constituencies, as well as to the broader public.

The Executive Director’s responsibilities include:

General Management, Finance & Administration and Program

  • Ensure that the day-to-day management and operations of the organization are collaborative, professional, efficient and organized;
  • Supervise the legal, advocacy, communications, operations, finance and development programs;
  • Motivate and maintain an engaged, cohesive staff, ensuring that there are robust channels for internal communication and coordination; foster a collegial and supportive working environment, and serve as liaison between the staff and the Boards;
  • With the Finance Director, and in consultation with the Treasurer and Finance Department, prepare and execute the annual budget, and ensure that sound financial controls are in place;
  • With the Development Committee and staff, lead the organization’s fund development efforts, identifying and soliciting significant donors, planning special fundraising events, and working to secure grants and other resources;
  • Manage the human resources of ACLU-WV according to authorized personnel policies and collectively bargained conditions of employment that fully conform to current laws and regulations, including hiring, supervising, evaluating, and when necessary, terminating paid staff;
  • Ensure compliance with local, state, and federal laws, as well as applicable National ACLU policies;
  • Serve as the primary liaison between the affiliate and the national ACLU;
  • Utilize, enhance, and promote the use of technology to facilitate organizational management, fundraising, public education, lobbying, and outreach.

Candidate Profile

The ideal candidate will have most, if not all, of the following professional and personal qualities, skills, and characteristics:

  • Passion for, and a well-articulated knowledge of, civil liberties and social justice, and a familiarity with the work and the mission of the ACL;
  • Robust understanding of and commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging, and experience successfully leading and integrating these principles into organizational policies, practices, management, and culture;
  • Five or more years of managerial, problem-solving, strategic planning, fund development, and financial experience in the private, not-for-profit, or public sector;
  • Empathetic and compassionate leadership style with a genuine openness to constructive input from Board members, staff, members, donors, coalition partners, and the public;
  • High emotional intelligence and proven success at working effectively and collaboratively with diverse staff as well as coalitions and community groups; ability to work across the political spectrum and value differences of race, ethnicity, age, gender, sexual orientation, religion, ability, and socio-economic circumstance;
  • Demonstrated ability to think strategically, creatively problem-solve, exercise good judgement, and lead change;
  • Experience in creating and implementing programs in collaboration with other organizations; ability to connect ACLU-WV to resources and opportunities outside the organization;
  • A successful track record in fundraising, or some experience and a real commitment to further develop fundraising skills and abilities;
  • Willingness and ability to learn about West Virginia’s politics, judicial, and legislative system as well as social justice nonprofit landscape – if candidate does not already possess this knowledge;
  • Keen attention to detail; ability to work simultaneously with initiative on multiple projects at various stages of completion; good problem-solving and collaboration skills; a positive, professional attitude with sound judgement, flexibility, determination, and good humor in a fast-paced, sometimes high-pressure office.

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