Town of Marlinton Recreation Economy Coordinator VISTA

West Virginia Community Development Hub, Inc

About the organization

The West Virginia Community Development Hub supports West Virginians with the tools and training they need to lead and spark positive change in their hometowns and across our state. In 2009, The Hub was founded by a small group of passionate, committed community development leaders who saw an opportunity to establish a new, innovative approach to catalyze community growth and transformational change in rural areas of West Virginia. Their goal was to create an organization that would serve as a technical assistance provider, a coach for communities, and a team to connect the network of resources available across the state to serve West Virginia communities.

The Hub’s purpose is to
1. Coach volunteer community leadership teams to help them build sustained development in rural communities; and
2. Grow the overall community economic development system in West Virginia through collaborative partnerships that use innovative approaches to address systemic challenges for rural development.


“Marlinton Listens” is a team of dedicated community members, professionals, and elected officials in the Town of Marlinton, WV, currently participating in The Hub’s Communities of Achievement Program (HubCAP) and will be participating in The Hub’s upcoming Downtown Appalachia: Revitalizing Recreational Economies (DARRE) program. The Town of Marlinton is seeking a VISTA to support the work of the team through HubCAP and DARRE.The project will help build a sustainable recreation economy by coordinating efforts to promote the Town as a Top-Tier Recreation Destination within the Snowshoe Highlands Area IMBA Ride Center and as a gateway community to the Monongahela National Forest. The VISTA will serve as a liaison between the Town and multiple community partners who share this goal. Through their service, the VISTA will be a vital component to building capacity for the Town by facilitating community engagement efforts, building community partnerships, creating and implementing systems for project tracking and volunteer/event coordination. The VISTA will coordinate efforts across partnerships that will help local leaders focus on how Marlinton can market itself as a hub and destination for outdoor recreation to visitors, rather than just a stop along the way. This position is ideal for an individual who has a passion for the outdoors, community building and thinking big. Start date in Summer 2022. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.


AmeriCorpsVISTA requires all members to be at least 18 years of age, and to have completed a high school diploma or GED.
Applicants should have the ability to work independently, as well as the ability to use a computer to conduct business

Application instructions

Contact email: [email protected]

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