West Virginia Municipal League WRAP Coordinator VISTA

West Virginia Community Development Hub

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.

Duties

The West Virginia Municipal League is a statewide, nonprofit, nonpartisan association of cities, towns and villages established in 1968 to assist local governments and advance the interests of the citizens who reside within. The League achieves this through advocacy, research, education, and other services for municipal elected officials. In the past year, The League has launched “WVML Resource & Advocacy Program” (WRAP) to help better connect the 200+ municipalities in the state to resources that will allow them to grow their own capacities and take advantage of opportunities for economic growth. This VISTA project will support assessment, outreach, and curriculum development for WRAP. An ideal candidate for this position will have a strong passion for supporting communities across the state, be a skilled relationship builder, and creatively approach problem-solving. Strong writing skills are also beneficial.

Qualifications

The ideal candidate will be skilled in Communications, Writing/Editing, Community Organizing, and Fund raising/Grant Writing. The candidate should also have an understanding of the challenges facing rural communities.

Application instructions

Contact email: [email protected]

Please contact Erin Susman at [email protected] for assistance completing the application process.

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