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WV VOAD is a humanitarian association of independent organizations that may be active in all phases of disaster. Its mission is to identify unmet needs and facilitate efficient, streamlined service delivery to those imperiled or impacted by disaster while eliminating duplication of effort through cooperation in the four phases of disaster: Preparation, Response, Recovery, and Mitigation.

Communications & Development Specialist

​JOB SUMMARY

 

This position is a full-time, non-exempt position that requires professionalism and a positive disposition.

The employee in this position will spend 50% of their time handling the communication aspects of WV VOAD. The employee will be responsible for designing and executing effective internal and external communication strategies including social, print, and online media; tasked with the creation and editorial oversight of designated external and internal communications to ensure all messages are consistent, accurate, timely and relevant; design and implement an overall communications plan for the organization.

The remaining 50% of the time the employee will work with the Executive Director to identify and secure sources of funding for disaster preparedness, response, and recovery operations; research institutional funding opportunities; write letters of inquires and grant proposals; submit funding reports as required.

Roles & Responsibilities

  • Builds and executes social media strategy through research, benchmarking, messaging, and audience identification.

  • Writes, develops, and strategies online content production and scheduling.

  • Assists with crisis management, bad reviews, and negative news communications.

  • Generates, edits, publishes and shares content daily.

  • Builds meaningful connections and encourages community members and volunteer groups through dialogue and messaging.

  • Creates and maintains WV VOAD's social media pages and profiles.

  • Creates and implements social media marketing plan and editorial calendar.

  • Regularly creates engaging written and visual content to share on social media.

  • Shares relevant, timely content on social media.

  • Promotes WV VOAD services and programs on social media and WV VOAD website.

  • Creates content for WV VOAD and client blogs and email campaigns.

  • Assists with website development and management of Google Analytics.

  • Works on internal and external newsletters.

  • Tracks and analyzes analytics reports to gain insight on traffic, demographics, and effectiveness; utilizes this information to positively affect future outcomes.

  • Collaborates with management to manage organization reputation.

  • Works with the Executive Director to identify needs of each program.

  • Serves as interface with the client.

  • Documents Volunteer labor hours.

  • Documents Davis Beacon wages if required.

  • Assists with volunteer labor housing.

  • Ensures site safety.

  • Remains updated on agency goals, objectives, and activities.

  • Looks for opportunities to convert volunteers into donors.

  • Other duties as assigned by the Executive Director.

Qualifications/Skills

Bachelor’s degree in marketing, communication, or related field; at least fives years of experience in digital marketing and social media. Knowledge of project management and web design best practices. Understanding of social media metrics; able to interpret the results and take action to increase effectiveness of social media campaigns. Minimum of three years of nonprofit fund raising is preferred. Excellent written and oral skills, outstanding organizational skills, and strong facilitation skills. Strong familiarity with the business applications of social media platforms (Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, LinkedIn, etc.). Must be familiar with Wix and Constant Contact. Proficient knowledge of Word, Excel, and PowerPoint. Good photography and/or videography skills.

Work Environment/Physical Demands

All WV VOAD employees have regular and recurring emergency management responsibilities, though not every position requires routine deployment to disaster sites. Employees may be required to work irregular hours, work at locations other than the official duty station, and may include duties other than those specified in the employee's official position description. Travel requirements in support of emergency operations may be extensive in nature (days to weeks), with little advance notice, and may require employees to work in emergency sites with physically austere and operationally challenging conditions. Must own reliable transportation and be able to operate a vehicle as local travel is required. Ability to walk in and around active construction sites.

Competencies 

Communication - Written and Oral

Accountability/Dependability

Problem-Solving

Regular Attendance

Results-Oriented

Analytical Skills

Organizational Skills

Attention to Detail

Negotiation Skills

Confidentiality

Teamwork

Self-Motivated

Preferred Education/Experience

Bachelor's degree in marketing, communication, or related field; at least five-plus years of experience in digital marketing and social media. Three years of nonprofit fundraising experience.

Supervisory Responsibilities

None

Required Certificates/Licenses

Must have a valid driver's license and insurance.

TO APPLY: Please fill out the form at the link below and send to info@wvvoad.org.

Team Lead - Bridge

Roles & Responsibilities

  • Serves as interface with the client

  • Develops program guidelines

  • Researches and formulates policy issues

  • Works with supporting agencies/entities needed to execute the program

  • Determines project eligibility

  • Develops program reporting and performance metrics

  • Communicates with the State

  • Works with Compliance and Monitoring to insure all regulatory and program requirements are met

  • Develops program documentation

  • Operates hand and power tools of all types, i.e., hammers, earth tampers, cement mixers, small mechanical hoists, surveying and measuring equipment

  • Monitors implementation and compliance of OSHA and Program safety policies

  • Operates heavy equipment, i.e., backhoe, compactor, excavator, loader, bulldozer

  • Provides other duties as assigned by the Executive Director

Qualifications/Skills

A high school diploma or equivalent and/or trade school certification plus three years’ experience in new construction, repair, and demolition of houses. Must possess a working knowledge of construction tools. Proficient knowledge of Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.

Work Environment / Physical Demands

The employee in this position must have the ability to lift 50 pounds, walk in and round active construction sites.  Must own reliable transportation and be able to operate a vehicle as local travel is required.

Competencies

Communication – Written and Oral

Analytical Skills

Accountability/Dependability

Organizational Skills

Operating Equipment

Attention to Detail

Regular Attendance

Listening

Time Management

Confidentiality

Judgment

Teamwork

Ethics/Integrity

Initiative/Motivation

Preferred Education / Experience

Trade school certification plus five years’ experience in new construction, repair, and demolition of houses.

Supervisory Responsibilities

May, from time-to-time, assist with job-site work flow.

Required Certificates / Licenses

Must have a valid driver’s license and insurance.

TO APPLY: Please fill out the form at the link below and send to info@wvvoad.org.

Welder - Bridge

Roles & Responsibilities

  • Utilizes plasma, gas, or electric arc in welding metallic and composite materials together 

  • Heats and dissolves metal parts to obtain molten substance used in welding or extrusion

  • Oversees the installation of tank linings, valves, lead pipes and floor

  • Conducts x-ray, hydrostatic, and tolerance tests on welded parts to verify weld quality and conformance to specification

  • Operates manual and semi-automatic welding equipment in vertical, horizontal, or overhead positions

  • Uses power saws, chipping knife and hand shears in cutting, beveling, and contouring metal workpieces

  • Repair structures by dismantling, reshaping, and reassembling metal components using cutting torches and hand tools

  • Maintains an up-to-date knowledge of local and international building codes/legal requirements

  • Monitors work equipment to ensure usage is within optimum temperature to avoid overheating or expansion

  • Prepares metal surfaces by cleaning with chemical solutions and wire brushes to remove impurities such as scale, rust, grease, and moisture

  • Designs patterns and models for a welding project using specifications contained in a blueprint

  • Directs electrodes on or across metal workpieces to melt, bend or straighten them

  • Mounts and secures workpieces on production equipment using cranes, hoists, or banding machines

  • Conducts estimates to determine the amount and cost of materials required for construction

  • Mixes and applies protective or decorative coat on finished products.

  • Other duties as assigned by the Executive Director

Qualifications/Skills/Education

A high school diploma and six plus years of training/experience as a welding apprentice. Must have passed welding competency tests and have obtained welding fabricator certification. Must have excellent math skills and be able to carry out complex calculations to determine the dimension and configuration of a welding project.

Work Environment / Physical Demands

The employee in this position must have excellent physical stamina as they must be able to perform welding operations under extreme conditions such as inclement weather and limited workspace. Manual dexterity is required as the employee must be able to operate and utilize a range of power and hand tools in carrying out welding activities. Routinely uses standard office equipment such as computers, phones, etc. Must own reliable transportation and be able to operate a vehicle as local travel is required. Ability to walk in and around active construction sites.

Competencies

Communication – Written and Oral

Analytical Skills

Accountability/Dependability

Organizational Skills

Knowledge of Metallurgy

Attention to Detail

Regular Attendance

Negotiation Skills

Results-Oriented

Confidentiality

Judgment

Teamwork

Supervisory Responsibilities

None

Required Certificates / Licenses

Stick, Mig and Tig Certifications. Must have a valid driver's license and insurance.

TO APPLY: Please fill out the form at the link below and send to info@wvvoad.org.