Land Reuse Program Coordinator

Website West Virginia Land Stewardship Corporation

The Land Reuse Program Coordinator at the WV Land Stewardship Corporation plays a critical role on our small but growing team, working closely with the Executive Director to implement programs which transform WV’s abundance of abandoned, dilapidated, and environmentally compromised properties into the foundation on which West Virginians can build resilient communities and economies. The Program Coordinator will collaborate on building robust, system changing programs and will serve as a first point of contact for organizational partners, program participants, and community members.

Requirements

  • High degree of confidence and competence with program implementation, including proactive communication with internal and external stakeholders, the ability to take initiative, and excellent problem-solving skills.
  • Specific job responsibilities include:
    • Collaborating with the Executive Director on key strategic program elements, such as program deliverables and outcomes, budgets, and evaluation.
    • Daily tasks associated with program implementation, such as coordinating teams of organizational partners, consultants, and program participants to achieve program goals.
    • Support with federal and non-federal grant applications and reporting—managing application and reporting processes, deadlines, etc. (Note: there is no fundraising requirement associated with this position).
    • Managing the organization’s social media and online presence with the support of the Executive Director.
    • Support the Executive Director with administrative tasks such as communicating with the accountant, researching new contractors as necessary, etc.
    • Providing positive and engaging education on WVLSC programs to potential organizational partners and other stakeholders.
    • Some travel is required for this position, expenses to be paid for by WVLSC.
    • Performing other duties as assigned in service to the mission of WVLSC.

Still reading? Here are a few more things that are important:

Community mindedness: If you believe that West Virginians deserve strong communities and economies, and you know that systems level change is necessary for West Virginians to thrive, and you can’t help but look for ways to make that change happen, this job might be for you. You’ll need to proactively assess the needs that WV communities are facing, and actively seek out ways that WVLSC and our programming can be more equitable and accessible to those who need it.

Collaboration: WVLSC is a small shop doing big things. This means that you’ll be asked to weigh in on critical aspects of the organization’s strategy, direction, and methods. You’ll also be asked to pitch in on a variety of tasks that span the range of the organization’s operations. Your opinion, suggestions and ability to tackle organizational challenges will help shape the organization as it grows.

Interpersonal Skills: Because of our small size and because everything we do is done in partnership with a variety of stakeholders, you’ll need to be able to proactively communicate your goals and needs, the goals and needs of your programs, and the goals and needs of others in a variety of situations with a variety of individuals.

Initiative: WVLSC is in a phase of growth. This means that you’ll need to understand and believe in the vision of the organization and apply this vision as you notice opportunities to grow the organization’s network, programs, and funding sources. Additionally, there is no micromanagement at WVLSC. You’ll need to be prepared to manage your own time efficiently and take responsibility for your own ability to get the job done.

Detail Orientation: Program implementation at WVLSC requires interfacing with federal, state, and foundation grant requirements along with several other highly structured systems. You’ll need to be the kind of person who thrives on schedules, calendars, and deadlines and can support partners and teammates in keeping deadlines in a positive way.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in business, planning, public policy, or science; or relevant work experience.
  • 1-5 years of experience in program implementation and management, preference given for nonprofit program experience.
  • Investment in economic and community development and willingness to learn about land reuse strategies.
  • Grant-writing experience (particularly with federal grants), non-profit administration and finance, previous experience with land banks and land banking are all a plus.
  • Strong desire to take make a positive change through community and economic development in WV.

What WVLSC Does

The West Virginia Land Stewardship Corporation (WVLSC) is a statewide 501(c)3 nonprofit that promotes economic and community development by putting vacant, abandoned, dilapidated, and environmentally compromised properties back into use. Through its programs, WVLSC embodies the belief that these problematic properties can be transformed into the foundation on which West Virginians build strong and sustainable communities. Our programs target properties which currently pose significant risks to their communities, such as dilapidated housing and storefronts or brownfield sites, as well as the intentional or unintentional systems that keep properties in these unusable states. We work to build sustainable systems of land recycling and reuse statewide, prepare problematic properties to become useful once again, and put them back into the hands of West Virginians who will use them to meet the needs of their communities.

Salary, Benefits, and Where You’ll Work

This position may be conducted remotely at the discretion of the Executive Director. While working remotely, the Program Coordinator will be responsible for access to reliable high speed internet and phone.

This position is a full-time position (32-40 hours per week) with benefits.

  • Salary is commensurate with experience beginning at $38,000/yr.
  • Benefits include health insurance and retirement plan options.
  • Laptop and necessary equipment will be provided.

How To Apply

Email resume and cover letter by November 25th to:

Taylor Bennett

Executive Director, WVLSC

tbennett@wvlsc.org

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