JOB POSTING for position at COALFIELD DEVELOPMENT, a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization.
Title – Director of Professional Development
Team – Development Team
Revised Date – January 14, 2020
Hourly or Salary – Salary
Compensation – $40,000-53,000/Year Salary, Benefits Package, and Paid Leave
Reports To – Chief Development Officer
FLSA Status – Exempt (Administrative)
Status – Full-Time
Email your resume and cover letter to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Top applicants will be invited to complete an application and provide three professional references.
Two to three applicants will be selected for an interview, with a final decision made as soon as possible after this step is complete.
Coalfield Development is looking for a Professional Development Director who will fulfill three main functions:
As the Professional Development Director at Coalfield Development a typical day might include the following:
The Director of Professional Development reports to the Chief Development Officer but is also expected to work with minimal supervision and respond to the needs of the Executive Team and Board of Directors. The Director of Professional Development will not supervise staff at this time.
Coalfield’s offices are currently located in Wayne, Morgantown, Huntington, and Charleston, WV. The chosen candidate must have reliable transportation to regularly attend work at the Charleston office and other locations, as required.
Candidates must provide reliable transportation to their primary work location. Coalfield has a limited fleet of vehicles and frequently carpools to minimize travel burdens on employees. Travel expenses (excluding commutes) may be reimbursed per Coalfield’s policies and procedures.
DISCLAIMER: Coalfield Development Corporation provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local laws. 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.
Candidates may be required to pass a background check and/or drug test as a condition of employment.
While all applications are appreciated, only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.
Please include the position title, “Director of Professional Development” in the subject line if you choose to submit your application via email by following this link.
To support a family of social enterprises that inspire the courage to grow, the creativity to transform perceived liabilities into assets, and the community needed to cultivate real opportunity in Appalachia through mentorship, education, and employment.
Appalachian places and people unlocking their full potential, power, and purpose.
Together, we are rebuilding the Appalachian economy from the ground up!
All employees are expected to exemplify our core values:
We work with community groups, leaders, and partner organizations to develop mixed-use residential and commercial real estate projects with a social impact. Coalfield owns three rural multi-family housing properties and has an in-house construction crew.
Formerly unemployed people (especially laid-off coal miners) are hired on to work crews that staff Coalfield’s social enterprises. These crews support a variety of community projects that create assets for local residents, communities, and businesses. Each week, Crew Members complete 33 hours of paid work, 6 credit hours of higher education, and 3 hours of personal development mentorship.
Coalfield incubates and grows a family of social enterprises in sectors it believes have the potential to diversify the regional economy and create good jobs. The enterprises we support measure their value according to our triple bottom line: people, planet, and profit. Coalfield also leads a business pitch contest and annual social enterprise conference to build a network of new and experienced entrepreneurs.
Revitalize Appalachia is our enterprise focused on green construction and is instrumental in the development and execution of Coalfield’s community-based real estate projects.
Refresh Appalachia leads our region in sustainable agriculture initiatives by supporting farmers and producers to develop the local food economy. By providing training in farm and food entrepreneurship, Refresh Appalachia transforms the lives of young people and those displaced from the coal mining industry.
West Edge Factory in Huntington, WV is a 96K sq. ft. building that once employed over 1,000 people, but after closing, sat in ruin for more than a decade. Coalfield has renovated the building over the years, developing it into a hub for its social enterprises, personal and academic development activities, and a creative space available to the community.
SustainU is a licensee of Major League Baseball and manufactures sustainable apparel in Coalfield’s West Edge Factory. Our clothing production process saves millions of gallons of water and petroleum every year while reinvesting in new technology and equipment to rebuild the Appalachian economy from the ground up. SustainU is an industry leader and pioneer through its direct-to-consumer sales approach, interactive technology platforms, wholesale licensed products, and custom printing services.
Saw’s Edge Woodshop is a business and classroom where trainees learn fine woodworking techniques and visitors can learn alongside them.
Opportunity, willpower, and spirit are necessary to end generational poverty. Real opportunities and lasting change cannot be simply provided; they are patiently cultivated. To achieve this, we simultaneously create new markets and the trained workforce to employ those markets. The main hook of our job training programs is that the work is paid, putting real wages in pockets. We insist on higher education because we value lifelong learning. Measured mentorship represents the professional learning environment where we provide accountability and personal growth opportunities. In this way, we learn new skills by doing them on-the-job, as real employees of real businesses. We are not preparing people for the real world; we do business in the real world.