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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

  • Ascend Morgantown Community VISTA

    The VISTA member will assist in developing community engagement and service opportunities for the Ascend WV program with the goal of creating meaningful and positive experiences. This person will also help to identify ways of supporting and nurturing a community of remote workers that exist in and beyond our program. Additionally, this person will help foster a collaborative and mutually beneficial relationship with local partners and stakeholders by pursuing opportunities for collective engagement.

    Apply Through the AmeriCorps VISTA Program
  • Ascend Program Coordinator - Greater Elkins

    The Program Coordinator of the Ascend WV program functions as a member of the OEDC Ascend WV program team. Together, this team is responsible for implementing the Ascend WV program in the Greater Elkins Area and ensuring its long-term sustainability. Under the direction of the Director, the Program Coordinator has specific oversight and responsibility for the programmatic aspects of the Ascend WV program in and around Elkins, WV. The incumbent shares in the planning, implementation, and management of high-quality programming to support Ascend WV program participants through their transition into the community. The employee supports outreach efforts with the community to inform, educate and engage community members and leaders about the program in order to develop a robust ecosystem of support for program participants. This position requires a high degree of collaboration with other WVU units and community partners. This position supports WV’s outdoor economy and those with experience working in and promoting outdoor recreation are strongly encouraged to apply. The ideal candidate possesses knowledge of, and experience with, outdoor recreation in West Virginia and has a strong passion for the outdoors.

    View Greater Elkins Program Coordinator Job Description & Apply Now!
  • 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.

    Check Out the Details & Apply Now