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Careers at the Brad and Alys Smith Outdoor Economic Development Collaborative

The Brad and Alys Outdoor Economic Development Collaborative is expanding! Find a career in West Virginia's outdoor industry with positions available in youth education, economic development, community building and outdoor asset development.

WVU Benefits

We strongly believe in work-life balance and keeping time for things we love outside of work. WVU offers generous benefits for full-time team members, including:

While the department is based in Morgantown, regional hybrid roles may be possible under university guidelines if applicable to a specific position. In the Morgantown area and across the Mountain State, you have unrivaled access to world-class outdoor adventure opportunities. Let's go!

Career Openings

  • Fall Guides and Instructors (Seasonal)

    Are you ready to change the lives of youth in West Virginia through STEM and environmental education? Science Adventure School is accepting applications for seasonal staff for fall 2022 school camps. We currently have openings for three different  positions: Outdoor Education Guides, STEM Instructors, and Environmental Education Instructors.

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  • First Ascent Program and Career Specialist - Huntington

    The Program and Career Specialist of the First Ascent program functions as a member of the OEDC First Ascent program team. Together, this team is responsible for implementing the First Ascent program across the six featured locations, ensuring its long-term sustainability, and administering programmatic elements in the Huntington Area. Under the direction of the Assistant Director, the First Ascent Program and Career Specialist has specific oversight and responsibility for the programmatic aspects of the First Ascent program in and around Huntington, WV, as well as educating, coaching, and ensuring success in the applicant career development journey across all six locations.

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  • Trails Training & Education Manager

    Reporting to the Brad and Alys Smith Outdoor Economic Development Collaborative’s (OEDC) Director of Outdoor Economic and Community Development and working collaboratively with the OEDC’s Infrastructure Coordinator, the Trail Training & Education Manager will be responsible for supporting the development and implementation of the OEDC’s Trails Training and Education program. The incumbent will be integral to the on-going development, implementation, and operations of the program. Some of the activities include coordinating and facilitating field-based trail development and stewardship trainings, developing and facilitating trail development and management related virtual trainings, and workshops, and designing curriculum for additional programs that support the development of West Virginia’s trail related assets.

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