POWHR Coordinator

Protect Our Water Heritage Rights (POWHR) is hiring a full-time Coordinator,   (40 hrs per week) who will work within our decision making structure with staff and volunteers in planning, coordinating and organizing the day to day operations and administrative activities of the organization.

POWHR is an interstate coalition and umbrella organization for member groups along the proposed Mountain Valley Pipeline in Virginia and West Virginia. Our mission is to protect the water, heritage, ecology and rights of individuals and communities in the region from the harms of fossil fuel expansion and infrastructure development.   The successful applicant must be willing to advance and advocate for this mission.

Coordinator Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

Assisting member grassroots organizations in planning initiatives, hosting community and regional events, and developing outreach and education opportunities and pipeline resistance activities;

Coordination with other groups/coalitions as appropriate;

Organization of POWHR face-to-face and online meetings and documenting minutes;

Collection and organization of data and records maintenance;

Coordination of communications internally within POWHR and media outlets.

Qualifications and Skills:

Professional demeanor, appearance, attitude; excellent interpersonal skills with emphasis on flexibility and listening, and including ability to work with all socioeconomic levels of groups and organizations;

Self-starter, independent working and time management skills and willingness to learn;

Technology skills including facility with WordPress, Facebook, Microsoft, Adobe, and other computer software;

Excellent critical thinking, verbal, and written communication skills, including facilitation experience;

Familiarity with the unique cultural aspects of rural areas of Appalachia;

Experience in working with a wide variety of volunteers, diverse populations, community leaders and staff;

Fundraising and grant writing experience preferred;

Willingness to be flexible with time, to work evenings and weekends, and to travel, including but not limited to Virginia and West Virginia.  

Salary is competitive, negotiable, commensurate with skills and experience, and includes benefits. Details will be provided upon expressed interest in the position. The position is funded for one year with potential for renewal following annual review and continued funding.

Successful candidates will be committed to the mission of POWHR and motivated to join a team of dedicated, compassionate, fun, capable and creative colleagues.

Please send cover letter, resume and two references to apply dot powhr at gmail dot com. The deadline for submission is September 29th.