• P.O. Box 1133 Wayne, WV 25570
  • 304-501-4755
  • P.O. Box 1133 Wayne, WV 25570
  • 304-501-4755

job Post: Revitalize Appalachia
Construction Manager

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

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Title  Construction Manager

Team – Revitalize Appalachia Team

Revised Date – November 15, 2019

Hourly or Salary – Salary

Compensation – $40,000/Year Salary, Benefits Package, and Paid Leave

Reports To – Director of Revitalize Appalachia

FLSA Status – Exempt (Administrative)

Status – Full-Time

Please note: Any and all applications must be submitted by midnight on 12/08/2019 for consideration.


  1. Email your resume and cover letter to: ckarr@coalfield-development.org

  2. Top applicants will be invited to complete an application and provide three professional references.

  3. Two to three applicants will be selected for an interview, with a final decision made as soon as possible after this step is complete.


As Construction Manager you will assume the duty of being the primary point of contact for all construction inquiries, issues, and requests, redirecting and coordinating responses as needed. While this position works within the Revitalize Team and reports to the Director, the Construction Manager must also support the Finance Team, Executive Team and Board of Directors. The ideal candidate will demonstrate a capacity to balance these competing demands, work with minimal supervision, and utilize technology to manage a high volume of paperwork and organizing job sites.


  • Ability to oversee and help coordinate pre-construction and construction administration in adaptive reuse project settings.

  • During pre-construction: the ability to manage a diverse project team and set of stakeholders.

  • Schedule and provide on-site supervision of sub-contractors and in-house crews to align with the phasing of projects and project tasks.

  • During construction: the ability to manage site logistics, coordination of in-house work crews and external contractors and subcontractors.

  • Promptly respond to calls and emails; direct inquiries to the appropriate person when necessary.

  • Assist Director with construction budgets, i.e., Cost Breakout, Hard Costs, Value Engineering, etc.

  • Participate in Design/Planning Process on projects.

  • Working knowledge/familiarity with local, state and federal building codes, regulations and standards.

  • Demonstrated experience in design and construction methodologies across light commercial and multifamily settings.

  • Coordinate deliveries of materials.

  • Review and submit routine vendor correspondence, invoices and receipts.


  • Comfortable working in a fast-paced, dynamic work environment with multiple projects, locations, and businesses.

  • Kind and professional demeanor and attitude. Must be patient and compassionate with people and issues encountered in challenging socio-economic environments.

  • Trustworthy and reliable, particularly with respect to handling confidential information.

  • Familiarity with office organization and optimization techniques.

  • Excellent at time management, task prioritization, and organization.

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.

  • Proficient with computers, email, Microsoft Office and Google applications.

  • Proficient with standard office equipment (phone, copier/printer, scanners, etc.)

  • Strong attention to detail.


  • Proven work experience as a construction manager.

  • High school diploma or GED


The Construction Manager reports to the Director of Revitalize Appalachia, who may require assistance in responding to construction and project needs of other Coalfield Team Members.


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 multi-family sites and the Charleston office.

  • Primarily on-site environment.

  • Extensive computer operation with repeated finger motions.

  • Moderate lifting (up to 50 LBS with or without accommodation).

  • Must be able to move around the sites, climb a ladder and get to the offices and apartments.

  • Must be able to drive and work seated or standing at a desk and/or computer.

  • Must have a valid driver license.

  • The normal work week is Monday through Friday from 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM. Coalfield allows managers and employees to negotiate a flexible work schedule. Uncompensated overtime is infrequently required when necessary to meet critical deadlines or respond to emergencies.


This is mainly a multiple site job and local travel is required. Candidates must provide reliable transportation to their primary work location. Coalfield has a limited fleet of vehicles and frequent 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, “Construction Manager” in the subject line if you choose to submit your application via email by following this link.

Who We Are

Our Mission

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.

Our Vision

Appalachian places and people unlocking their full potential, power, and purpose.

Together, we are rebuilding the Appalachian economy from the ground up!

Our Core Values

All employees are expected to exemplify our core values:

  • Gumption
  • Grit
  • Grace

Our Core Capabilities

1. Community-Based Real Estate

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.

2. Personal and Academic Development

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.

3. Develop and Incubate Social Enterprises

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.

Our Family of Social Enterprises

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.

Our Theory of Change and Guiding Strategies

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.

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