October 11, 2016
Coalfield Development is a family of social enterprises. It operates in four rural counties in southwestern West Virginia in the fields of construction, deconstruction, woodworking, agriculture, and solar. The ultimate goal is to reverse generational cycles of poverty. Each enterprise has sustainable revenue models which ensure significant earned revenue (contracts, sales, service fees, etc.) and, thus, long-term sustainability. All profits are reinvested in the mission of the organization. They are unified by the 33-6-3 model; under this model each of the enterprises hires unemployed people to work the following weekly schedule:
-33 hours a week are spent doing paid labor for these enterprises on projects which tangibly improve the community;
-6 hours a week are devoted to core community college classes for an Applied Science degree. Some of the 33 hours of manual labor count as on-the-job credits applied towards the academic degree;
-3 hours are committed to life-skills coaching. Parenting, financial management, time management, physical health, teamwork, communication, and goal setting are examples of some topics covered.
• Why this organization is a good place to work:
Be a part of something bigger than yourself; help us rebuild the Appalachian economy from the ground up.
• What it’s like to work here:
Most casual, in-the-field. Some professional days. Flex scheduling. Paid holidays and vacation. Be a part of a dynamic and energetic team working to develop creative solution to complex regional challenges.
• Job title: Director of Personal Development
• The purpose of the position: To create conditions conducive to positive human development and growth for Coalfield Development trainees and their families.
• Salary: $40,000-$55,000 (paid vacation, paid holidays, benefits package)
• Overview of Job:
NOTE: Coalfield Development provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, Coalfield Development complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.
Coalfield Development expressly prohibits any form of workplace harassment based on race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, genetic information, disability, or veteran status. Improper interference with the ability of Coalfield Development’s employees to perform their job duties may result in discipline up to and including discharge.
Requirements including experience, qualification, skills and personal attributes:
• Where to get more information: www.coalfield-development.org
• Where to send in the application: email@example.com. PLEASE PUT “APPLICATION FOR DIRECTOR OF PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT” in the email’s subject line.
• Other conditions:
-three references required
-personal statement of why you are right for this position is required
• The application deadline: 10/31/16
NOTE: while all applications are appreciated, only those candidates selected for interview will be contacted