JOB POSTING for position at COALFIELD DEVELOPMENT, a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization

October 11, 2016

Information about the organization

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.

Information about the role

• 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:

  • Design, improve, and implement personal development curriculum toward fulfillment of the “3” in the 33-6-3 weekly model.
  • Design and facilitate activities, trips, programming etc. to creatively connect Personal Development themes with fun, interesting, relevant experiences that expose Crew Members to new perspectives and cultures.
  • Assist CEO with design and implementation of Crew Member Councils and other mechanisms to ensure effective communication throughout the organization.
  • Coordinate the Community-and-Technical College enrollment process
  • Monitor Crew Member performance in college classes toward the fulfillment of the “6” in the 33-6-3 model; implement individualized improvement plans as needed.
  • Coordinate on-boarding process for new crew members, familiarizing Crew Members with Coalfield Development policies and procedures. ----Assess Crew Members personal development needs beginning with onboarding and then continuing throughout the Crew Member’s tenure with the organization.
  • Maintain personal development files on each Crew Members, including baseline data obtained at orientation and academic information.
  • Assess emergency needs for Crew Members and assist CFO in negotiating emergency loans as needed.
  • Will be a key member of the Coalfield Development Leadership Team
  • Travel throughout the organization’s four-county service area will be required; travel associated with professional development will be a part of the position as well, estimated not to exceed three weeks out of the year total.
  • Will report directly to CEO and COO

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:

  • Comfortable in challenging, fluid, dynamic environment
  • Self-directed
  • Comfortable with gaining understanding of very difficult home environments for crew members being served
  • Creative and willing to try unconventional approaches to social problems
  • Comfortable on industrial, construction, and agricultural worksites
  • Celebrator of diversity and intentional about inclusion of different types of people from different backgrounds
  • Experience with psychology/psychiatry preferred
  • Experience with personal development/life-coaching preferred
  • Master’s Degree in Psychology preferred

How to Apply

• Where to get more information:

• Where to send in the application: PLEASE PUT “APPLICATION FOR DIRECTOR OF PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT” in the email’s subject line.

• Other conditions:
-background check
-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

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