Employment Opportunities

1- Job Position: Appalachian Program Impact and Outreach Associate Position

Future Generations University is excited to announce the opening of a new opportunity to join their team. The University is seeking a highly motivated Coordinator to support the Appalachian Program. The Coordinator will provide administrative, marketing, and technical support to the Future Generations Appalachian Program. Future Generations University is a small school, where everyone, regardless of seniority is expected to bring a positive mindset to teamwork, be self-driven, have effective time management, and believe that positive social change is possible. Team members are expected to think creatively, participate in University-wide strategic planning, and bring dedicated drive and passion to their work.

The Impact and Marketing Coordinator needs to have experience working in the Appalachian Region and with alternative approaches to community engagement. They must have a very strong command of written English. Formal training or direct experience working in community development and/or non-profit organizations is also desired. This job will require a flexible work schedule that may at times require attending meetings outside of normal business hours to accommodate deadlines or community meetings. It will also require a willingness to engage in regional travel—post COVID.

This position is full-time. This position is partially remote with a requirement to be at Future Generations University’s office in Franklin WV at least eight days per month. This residency requirement will be adjusted, as needed in accordance with University COVID-related policies. Permanent remote placement may be considered for exceptional candidates.

Interested candidates will be expected to perform the following functions:

  • Serve as the Administrative coordinator for the Appalachian Team
    • Secretary for the Team Meetings
    • Perform administrative duties in support of the program
  • Manage Appalachian Team Outreach
    • Generate strategies for Program outreach including public engagement and earned media
    • Create content for social media platforms to support Communications Office
    • Generate communications tools to supplement campaigns, including event registration through Facebook events, Google Forms and Survey Monkey surveys, Zoom meetings and webinars, and other tools as needed.
  • Support performance monitoring and impact evaluation for sub-contracts – including generating written content for administrative and grant reports.
  • Assist other members of the team on an as needed basis including performing occasional field work.

Preferred Experience & Skills:

  • Creating and maintaining organization or business reporting systems
  • Creation, management, and maintenance of budgets and complex spreadsheets
  • Strong copywriting and editing skills
  • Strong attention to detail and a commitment to complete tasks and follow-through on
  • Knowledge of Google Drive, Zoom, Microsoft Office, Adobe, and Project Management platforms.
  • Knowledge of Monday.com a plus
  • Must be energetic, positive, imaginative, well-organized, and capable of functioning effectively in an independent environment and on a small team.
  • Must be able to lift 50lbs

Salary based on prior experience and the candidate’s portfolio of skills. Interested candidates should send an email including the following to Stephanie Hartman at HR@future.edu.

  1. Cover letter, clearly stating your relevant experience, your interest in this position, and why you feel you are the best candidate for the position.
  2. An updated resume / CV
  3. Three relevant and recent professional references

The Appalachian Program at Future Generations University strives to successfully combine learning, research, and actions to lift up communities throughout the central Appalachian region (West Virginia, Virginia, Maryland, Kentucky, Ohio, Pennsylvania, North Carolina, and Tennessee). The majority of the program’s activities focus on improving local agricultural economies through a-typical season-extension and value-added opportunities, especially featuring maple and alternative tree syrups. Increasingly, work has also included furthering the Non-Timber Forest Products industry throughout the region. The Appalachian Team partners with state and local government agencies, land grant universities, and numerous non-profit organizations working in the region. Additional background information about the University and the Appalachian Program (formerly the Maple research initiative) is available on the websites www.Future.Edu & www.Future.Org

2- Job Position: Coordinator of Global Programs Position

Future Generations University is excited to announce the opening of a new opportunity to join their team. The University is seeking a highly motivated Coordinator to serve as primary liaison with it Global Partners. Future Generations University is a small school, where everyone, regardless of seniority is expected to bring a positive mindset to teamwork, be self-driven, have effective time management, and believe that positive social change is possible. Team members are expected to think creatively, participate in University-wide strategic planning, and bring dedicated drive and passion to their work.

The Coordinator of Global Programs needs to have experience working in multi-cultural perspectives and approaches. They must have a very strong command of written and verbal English as well as a willingness to mentor others. Formal training or direct experience working in international aid and/or community development organizations is also desired. This job will require a very flexible work schedule that may at times require attending meetings outside of normal business hours to accommodate international time zones.

This position is full-time. This position is primarily remote with a requirement to be at Future Generations University’s office on a semi-regular basis in Franklin WV.

Interested candidates will be expected to perform the following functions:

  • Support Country Partners & University Communications
    • Coordinate & Organize regular meetings with Country Partners
    • Support the University’s quarterly reporting system & country programs through impact reporting, and, program development;
    • Organizing and maintaining regular communications plan with country offices
    • Assist local strategy development through research and technical reporting.
  • Assist with fundraising and grant reporting – including generating written content for administrative and grant reports.
  • Assist other divisions on an as needed basis.

Preferred Experience & Skills:

  • Creating and maintaining organization or business reporting systems
  • Federal grant writing and 501c3 reporting requirements
  • Working in international/community development or emergency aid assistance
  • Creation, management, and maintenance of budgets and complex spreadsheets
  • Strong copywriting and editing skills
  • Demonstrated ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously
  • Strong attention to detail and a commitment to complete tasks and follow-through on
  • Ability to coordinate and motivate others to ensure meeting deadlines
  • Knowledge of Google Drive, Zoom, Microsoft Office, Adobe, and Project Management platforms.
  • Knowledge of Monday.com a plus
  • Must be energetic, positive, imaginative, well-organized, and capable of functioning effectively in an independent environment and on a small team.

Background information about Future Generations University is available on the websites www.Future.Edu & www.Future.Org

Salary based on prior experience and the candidate’s portfolio of skills. Interested candidates should send an email including the following to Stephanie Hartman at HR@future.edu.

  1. Cover letter, clearly stating your relevant experience, your interest in this position, and why you feel you are the best candidate for the position.
  2. An updated resume / CV
  3. Three relevant and recent professional references

Future Generations University is always looking for dedicated and motivated individuals. If you feel you’re the right fit for our organization upon reviewing our website, please send a resume and cover letter to hr@future.edu articulating how you would add value to the organization. We are particularly looking for individuals with skills in one or more of the following areas:

  • Grant Writing
  • Communications, Marketing, and Social Media
  • Research
  • Impact Assessment
  • Online Systems
  • International Development and/or Education
  • Social Justice
  • Non-Government Organizations

If interested in these opportunities, please send a cover letter and resume to hr@future.edu Compensation will be commensurate with experience. No calls, please.