Job Post: Renewable Energy Training Coordinator

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

DATE REVISED: 03/12/24 | DATE POSTED: 03/14/2024

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Title: Renewable Energy Training Coordinator
Team: RePower Appalachia
Hourly or Salary: Salary
Safety Sensitive: No
Starting Compensation: $50,000 -Benefits Package and Paid Leave
Benefits Package: 
  1. Health, Dental, Vision, and Life Insurance – starts immediately
  2. Paid Time Off – available immediately
  3. Paid Parental Leave
  4. Employee Assistance Program
  5. Professional Development
  6. Gym Reimbursement
Reports To: Director of Renewable Energy
Direct Reports: None 
FLSA Status: 
Time Status/Term: Full-Time


Coalfield Development seeks a Renewable Energy Training Coordinator who:

  1. Has the knowledge and experience to lead innovative solar trainings across several job sites in the southern coalfields of West Virginia.
  2. Collaborates with the RePower Appalachia Director to develop and implement solar trainings that leverage resources and funding opportunities to support the growing renewable energy sector and the workforce development needs it requires.
  3. Trainings and outcomes align with mission of the organization to address employment barriers for underserved communities.

Essential Functions

  • Regular attendance is an essential function for all employees. We depend on our employees to show up, begin work and end work at the time their schedule indicates and whenever scheduled to work, aside from extenuating circumstances.
  • Lead design and implementation of renewable energy-based training programs.
  • Collaborate with Director of Renewable Energy on training programs and initiatives.
  • Coordinate with existing renewable energy companies on workforce development and training programs.
  • Research industry standards and best practices regarding renewable energy and trainings.
  • Legally and safely able to drive a vehicle to various sites and training locations.

Competency - knowledge, skills and abilities

  • Workforce Development
  • Job Training
  • Renewable industry standards, technology, and functions
  • Strategic partnership collaboration
  • Comfortable working in a fast-paced, dynamic work environment with multiple projects, locations, businesses and collaborative partners.
  • Kind and professional demeanor and attitude. Must be patient and compassionate with people and issues encountered in challenging socio-economic environments. Must understand and adopt Coalfield’s theory of change and value system.
  • A good sense of humor, a willingness to learn, an inquisitive mind, a willingness to innovate, and the ability to work independently.
  • Excellent at time management, task prioritization, and organization.
  • Excellent professional written and verbal communication skills.
  • Proficient with computers, email, Microsoft Office, and standard office equipment (phone, copier/printer, scanners, etc.).


  • None

Work Location and Hours of Work

  • Office in 4334 Piedmont Road, Huntington, WV 25704
  • Coalfield Development operates on a Monday through Friday from 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM schedule.
  • Given the nature of this role – attendance at events may require work after normal hours.
  • Coalfield allows exempt employees to request & use flextime.

Environment Conditions, Physical Activity, Physical Demands

  • Light lifting (up to 25 LBS with or without accommodation).
  • Must be able to work seated or standing at a desk and/or computer.
  • On job site.
  • Heat/Cold
  • Heights


Candidates must provide reliable transportation to their primary work location and other locations as required. Travel expenses (excluding commutes) may be reimbursed per Coalfield’s policies and procedures. Coalfield has a limited fleet of vehicles and frequently carpools to minimize travel burdens on employees. A valid driver’s license and annual completion of our drivers safety course is required in order to drive a Coalfield vehicle.

Required Experience and Education

  • Experience in Renewable Energy Sectors
  • Educational training
  • Public communications

Preferred Experience and Education

  • Licensed Electrician


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


Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.


Candidates for this position will be required to pass a drug test as a condition of employment.

Candidates for this position will be required to have a background check as a condition of employment.

Submit your Resume and Cover Letter to:
Email: jobs(at)
Mail: Attn: Jobs, 2923 Park Ave. Huntington, WV 25704