Posting Summary: The University of Virginia's College at Wise invites applications for a Community Builder for the Towns of Haysi and St. Paul. This is a part-time position with a duration of approximately one year. The position will work alongside residents and local officials in two Southwest Virginia communities to advance economic strategies that build upon the region's outdoor recreation, cultural assets, and unique opportunities in technology and health. As part of a regional network of local leaders, this position will take part in physical improvement and business development strategies including Opportunity SWVA's Rally entrepreneurial communities program, the Friends of Southwest Virginia's Appalachian Spring initiative, and specific local projects funded in part by the Virginia Department of Housing and Community Development and the Appalachian Regional Commission. The primary shift will be daytime, with some evening and weekend work.
A high school diploma or equivalent is required, as well as excellent oral and written communication skills; the ability to work well with a diverse group of constituents; and the ability to multi-task in a fast paced environment. A valid driver's license is required, along with a willingness to travel periodically within Southwest Virginia. The successful candidate will be optimistic, team-spirited, energetic, and outcome-oriented.
To apply, please visit jobs.virginia.edu and complete an online staff application, attaching a cover letter, resume, and contact information for three references. UVa's College at Wise is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer committed to excellence through diversity. Women, minorities, veterans, and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.
UVa-Wise is committed to helping the campus community to provide for their own safety and security. The Annual Security and Fire Safety Report containing information on campus security and personal safety, including alerts, fire safety, crime prevention tips, and crime statistics is available at www.uvawise.edu/ASR. A copy is available upon request by calling 276-328-0190 or 276-376-3451.
Required Minimum Level of Education: High School Diploma or Equivalent Required
Preferred Minimum Level of Education: *Degree Preferred
Preferred Specific Degree/Training: An Associate's or Bachelor's degree preferred.
Required Minimum Level of Experience: Some - up to 4 years
Required Specific Experience: Prior experience working in a professional business environment.
Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: Excellent oral and written communication skills; the ability to work well with a diverse group of constituents; the ability to multi-task in a fast paced environment; a valid driver's license and a willingness to travel periodically within Southwest Virginia; optimistic; team-spirited, energetic; and outcome-oriented.
Required Computer Applications: Microsoft Office Suite; Social media outlets.
Founded by Thomas Jefferson, the University of Virginia opened in 1825 as the nation's first public university. A longstanding dedication to preeminence in both scholarship and teaching; top ranking in global satisfaction, collegiality and work/family issues on the COACHE survey of early career faculty; a commitment to excellence that is integrally connected with diversity and a broad array of ben...efits make the University of Virginia a prime choice for both faculty and staff. The University of Virginia is located in the small cosmopolitan city of Charlottesville near the Blue Ridge Mountains, 70 miles from Richmond and 110 miles from Washington, D.C. The University of Virginia remains the No. 2 best public university in the 2013 edition of the U.S. News and World Report rankings. In the 14 years since U.S. News began ranking public universities as a separate category, U.Va. has ranked either No. 1 or No. 2. U.Va. continues to rank in the Top 25 among the best of all national universities, public and private.