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Careers in West Virginia's Outdoor Industry

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. 

Jump to Job:   Ascend WV  |   Science Adventure School  |  Science Behind the Sport

WVU Benefits

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

Although the department is based in Morgantown, regional remote work may be possible under university guidelines if applicable to a 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 WV

  • Director - Ascend WV
    The director is responsible for the implementation, operations, oversight and evolution of the Ascend WV program. This role will act as a collaborative leader who shows a high aptitude for adaptability, task orientation, project development and applied learning which leads to program improvement. Some of the activities include program management and development, community building, benchmarking, data analysis, personnel management, facility management and budget management. The Director will be responsible for the oversight and operations of at least 5 locations and development of recruitment and retention strategies for 1,000+ remote workers. 

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  • Fall Camp Guides and Instructors
    Science Adventure School is accepting applications for our Fall 2022 program. We currently have openings for three different seasonal positions: Outdoor Education Guide, STEM Instructor, and Environmental Education Instructor.

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Science Behind the Sport

  • Science Behind the Sport Program Coordinator
    The Science Behind the Sport Program Coordinator assists with the coordination, design, and delivery of educational curriculum, programming and training. These activities reach the youth of West Virginia and surrounding areas including activities related to West Virginia University's Science Behind the Sport, Science Adventure School and other youth serving organizations. The coordinator will provide on-site support during programming, coordinating staff trainings and professional development trainings for teachers and any other duties necessary to ensure success.

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