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

job Post: WRAPS Site Supervisor

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

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Title  WRAPS Site Supervisor

Team – Development Team

Revised Date – March 2, 2020

Hourly or Salary – Salary

Compensation – $32,000-$40,000 Benefits Package and Paid Leave

Reports To – Chief Development Officer

Direct Reports – WRAPS Trainees

FLSA Status – Exempt (Administrative)

Status – Full-Time – Temporary

HOW TO APPLY

  1. Email your resume and cover letter to: ​jobs@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.

POSITION SUMMARY

Coalfield Development is looking for candidates to serve as Workforce Readiness and Professional Success (WRAPS) Site Supervisors in the Fairfield Community of Cabell and Harts in Lincoln Counties. This is a full-time position for one year with the possibility of extension.

WRAPS Site Supervisors will be responsible for the following:

  1. Serve as Supervisor/Mentor to WRAPS Trainees to ensure they experience a combination of on-the-job training, professional certificate training and personal development for 33 hours per week; work beside the trainee to model good work ethics, mentor while doing and identify opportunities for growth and learning

  2. Provide an additional three hours/week of in-depth mentorship to help Trainees overcome specific barriers to long-term employment success

  3. Actively coordinate training, work and personal development with WRAPS Coordinator, Community Liaison; Director of Personal Development and Director of Professional Development and others to ensure smooth communication and scheduling.

  4. Directly leading personal and professional development using provided curriculum

As a WRAPS Site Supervisor at Coalfield Development a typical day might include the following:

  • Meet with Trainees to prepare for the day’s activities, check in on attitudes, and set expectations

  • Prepare the work and training

  • Meet with Trainees individually to make sure they are progressing towards goals, and/or provide structured discipline

  • Arrange transportation and logistics to move trainees to various worksites or training locations.

  • Answer questions from community members about WRAPS and the work being done.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Within the values of Coalfield, work with and mentor Trainees in a way that allows them to unlock their potential, power and purpose over 33/hours each week that combines on-the-job training, professional certificate training; and personal development. An additional 3 hours/week will be spent in individualized personal development work tailored to help Trainees overcome specific, identified barriers to long-term employment success.

  • Hold Trainees accountable for meeting expectations; administer policies and procedures; respond to organizational data collecting efforts.

  • Coordinate with the Director of Professional Development to identify and schedule specific trainings; administer pre and post training surveys; update employee training records.

  • Coordinate with the Director of Personal & Academic Development to ensure each Trainee has a six-month plan of action with at least 3 SMART goals and a plan to achieve each. Adjust and check progress towards these goals every two weeks; ensure connections between Trainees and community-based service providers, as needed.

  • Coordinate with Community Liaison and/or Coalfield enterprise directors to ensure good communication and relationship; ensure work goals are being met and balanced with certificate training and personal development.

  • Coordinate transportation and logistics to move Trainees to job sites, trainings, and organizational events.

  • Lead weekly personal and professional development using provided curriculum and materials.

REQUIRED SKILLS AND KNOWLEDGE

  • 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.
  • Comfortable working in a fast-paced, dynamic work environment with multiple foci, locations, and collaborative partners.
  • Experience with adult learning principles and training techniques.
  • A good sense of humor, a willingness to learn, an inquisitive mind, a willingness to innovate, and the ability to work independently.
  • Experience with scheduling and managing people.
  • Excellent at time management, task prioritization, and organization.
  • Excellent professional written and verbal communication skills.
  • Proficient with computers, email, Microsoft Office, Google applications and standard office equipment (phone, copier/printer, scanners, etc.).
 

REQUIRED EXPERIENCE AND EDUCATION

  • Bachelor’s degree preferred.

  • Three plus years of experience in a job or jobs that require high levels of interaction, facilitation, coordination; management, and evaluation.

SUPERVISION

The WRAPS Site Supervisors report to the Chief Development Officer or designee but are also expected to work closely with the WRAPS Coordinator, and with limited daily supervision. The Site Supervisors will oversee the activities of a cohort or cohorts of up to ten WRAPS Trainees.

WORK LOCATION, HOURS OF WORK, AND WORKING CONDITIONS

WRAPS Site Supervisors will be based in communities in our project counties which include Wayne, Lincoln, Mingo and McDowell Counties. The chosen candidate must have reliable transportation. The work:

  • Is primarily on-site in one or more locations at or near a community partner organization.
  • Requires light lifting (up to 25 LBS with or without accommodation).
  • Must be able to drive and work seated or standing at a desk and/or computer.
  • 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.

TRAVEL AND TRANSPORTATION REQUIREMENTS

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.

ONLINE APPLICATION

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.

OR SUBMIT APPLICATION BY EMAIL

Please include the position title, “WRAPS Site Supervisor” 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

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.

Personal Professional and Academic Development

Coalfield Development trains unemployed people in modern workforce skills. Throughout the year, we facilitate dozens of learning opportunities for community members. Our network of employers ensures our training is relevant to their needs. This way, graduates of our training can quickly find gainful employment and our local businesses can have an effective workforce with which to grow.

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 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, 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.