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Are you excited about attracting and retaining young people in the Mountain State? Do you have the experience needed to make lasting change? You may be a perfect fit for Team GWV! Check below for open opportunities.

We’re Hiring a Fellowship Director!

Generation West Virginia is looking for a Fellowship Director to lead our Impact Fellowship program that invites leaders to work, live, and give in the Mountain State by offering yearlong, paid fellowships at some of the state’s most innovative companies. Are you interested in leading a rapidly growing program that has the power to transform opportunity in West Virginia? We’d love for you to join us!

WHAT IS GENERATION WEST VIRGINIA?

We are the statewide organization dedicated to attracting, retaining and advancing young talent in the Mountain State. In 2007, a group of dedicated volunteers formed Generation West Virginia as grassroots coalition of young West Virginians across the state who recognized the power and potential impact of a unified statewide voice advocating for the interest and needs of the next generation. Since then, we’ve grown into an organization with two full-time staff (you’d be the third!), known for getting things done and making big impact as a small, driven team. In just the last three years, we’ve created new jobs through the newly launched Impact Fellowship, informed public policy wins alongside diverse coalition partners, supported our statewide network of local Generation groups in generating over 400 local events, and our work has been noticed nationally in Fast Company and US News and Worlds Reports publications. And we know this is only the beginning. Check out our website to learn more about what we do and why we do it: www.generationwv.org.

AND, WHAT ABOUT THE IMPACT FELLOWSHIP?

Through Generation West Virginia’s Impact Fellowship, we partner with participating Host Companies who employ Fellows in year-long, innovative work fours day a week at a full salary and benefits. We’ve created a unique work-week model, where Fellows volunteer every Friday of their fellowship year on local projects in partnership with nonprofits in the region. We are creating a movement of doers, helping to enrich the communities Fellows call home and expanding the reach and capacity of local nonprofits to create meaningful change. We piloted this program in 2017 with five Host Companies offering a total of 7 fellowship positions and more than doubled the size of the program in 2018 with 11 Host Companies offering 17 fellowship positions across the state. This rapidly growing program is on track to create 100 new jobs in the state in its first five years. For more information check out the program website: www.weimpactwv.org.

AS FELLOWSHIP DIRECTOR, YOU WILL:

Host Company and Fellow Recruitment

  • Develop, manage, and execute annual Host Company recruitment plan and strategies
  • Recruit employer partners with Executive Director across the state representing wide-ranging sectors and geographies who commit to serve as Host Companies for Impact Fellows
  • Grow recruitment to scale to total Host Company commitment of 25 Fellowship positions in 2019 and 35 annually starting in 2020
  • Develop, manage, and execute annual fellow recruitment plan and strategies to ensure a qualified applicant pool in alignment with Host Company skillset needs each year including in-person and online methods
  • Serve as primary staff liaison for interested applicants during the recruitment process
  • Represent the Impact Fellowship at all recruiting events
  • Work with marketing and communications team to ensure all necessary printed and online materials are up to date and informative

Host Company and Fellow Support

  • Serve as primary staff liaison for Host Companies and Impact Fellows to ensure they have timely and clear support throughout the fellowship program cycle
  • Provide support and guidance to each Impact Fellow on an individualized basis as needed by connecting them with resources, networks, and support
  • Plan and facilitates orientation and closing program sessions for each fellowship cohort
  • Enforce attendance policies and other program guidelines whenever necessary

Community-Based Project Coordination

  • Oversee Fellow placement at partner organizations for Friday community-based projects, where Fellows work four days a week and volunteer every Friday throughout the Fellowship year
  • Work with partners and Fellows to develop 10- to 20-week community-based projects that align with partner need and Fellow skills/interest
  • Build relationships with potential organizational and funding partners to support and strengthen the Impact Fellowship
  • Develop and engage diverse partners and manage stakeholder relationships through involvement in events, programming, and communications

Leadership/Professional Development Programming and Curriculum

  • Support fellows in their leadership and professional development during and after the fellowship
  • Plan and implement quarterly leadership development retreats in partnership with Leadership West Virginia
  • Spearhead development of alumni support programming as the fellowship grows

Program Communications and Events Management

  • Deliver all fellowship communications throughout the program cycle to keep all partners informed of expectations, next steps, scheduling, feedback, and additional opportunities including any and all necessary communication to inform and support: Impact Fellows, organizational partners, Host Companies, program supporters, media, and volunteers
  • Work with marketing and communications team to manage all media opportunities
  • Plan, manage, schedule and execute key events throughout the fellowship program cycle including press events during the recruitment cycle, fellowship orientation, fellowship closing, quarterly leadership development retreats

Relationship Building and Partner Management

  • Build relationships with potential organizational and funding partners to support and strengthen the Impact Fellowship
  • Develop and engage diverse partners and manage stakeholder relationships through involvement in events, programming, and communications

Evaluation and Reporting

  • Strengthen program processes for evaluation and ongoing feedback systems for Fellows and Host Companies
  • Facilitate and process program evaluation from Fellows and Host Companies
  • Evaluate Fellows’ Friday nonprofit project placements and informs program improvement
  • Process evaluation data with staff and provides key reports to Executive Director
WE’D LOVE TO HEAR FROM YOU IF:
  • You have experience owning a project from start to finish including taking the project from idea to execution
  • You have experience successfully managing multiple projects simultaneously
  • You are comfortable and excited about an opportunity to work on a small, fast-paced team
  • You are energetic, positive, well-organized, and able to work well in an independent environment requiring innovation each day
  • You align with the mission, vision, and values of Generation West Virginia
  • You have excellent computer skills and an ability to quickly learn and adapt to new software
  • You are a clear writer and strong communicator
SALARY AND BENEFITS
  • The salary range for this position is $40,000-$45,000
  • This position is full-time, based in Charleston, West Virginia
  • Generation West Virginia is an equal opportunity employer. We are actively working to create an inclusive environment and value diverse and non-traditional backgrounds.
  • Benefits include:
    • Health Care Plan (Medical, Dental & Vision)
    • Paid Time Off (Vacation, Sick & Public Holidays)
    • Family Leave (Maternity, Paternity)
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