Current Staff Openings

Entrepreneurial Communities Coach

The Entrepreneurial Communities (E-Communities) Coach is a 3 year, Appalachian Regional Commission funded position bringing together leadership teams in communities in Athens, Vinton, Perry, Morgan, and Meigs Counties to build their capacity to support entrepreneurship and innovation. E-Communities is a strategy developed by the Center for Rural Entrepreneurship, the recipient of the ARC grant. With over 15 years of experience using this approach, the Center is partnering with Rural Action, the WV Community Development Hub, and the Foundation for Appalachian Kentucky to implement this approach in their states. Entrepreneurial Communities are those that build cultures supportive of entrepreneurship and innovation, and use this approach to develop their communities in new ways.

The E-Communities Coach will be trained in, coordinate, and apply the knowledge and experience of the Center for Rural Entrepreneurship to southeast Ohio communities over the 3 years of the project. The Coach will be an outgoing network and community organizer, passionate about rural places, and interested in using entrepreneurship (social, private, public) as a force for economic improvement in small Appalachian Ohio towns.

Through this strategy, the Coach will bring new leadership and organizing capacity to small towns that will help them grow entrepreneurial activities, strengthen existing businesses, and establish new ways of doing local development. The Coach will also work with Rural Action’s Social Enterprise Coordinator to connect communities with work in asset-based sectors like food, forestry, energy, and tourism.

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Rural Action is an equal opportunity employer with full and part-time employment opportunities in Administration, Development, Communications, Agriculture, Forestry, Watershed, Environmental Education and other programming. We strive to offer competitive compensation and benefits to our employees committed to sustainable development philosophies and the nonprofit sector.

Our benefits package includes: group health insurance, vision and dental coverage, group life insurance, sick leave, vacation, mileage for work related travel and participation in a simple IRA plan.

Rural Action also has a vibrant volunteer and internship program for those wishing to be involved with our work on a more limited basis. If you are interested in volunteering contact info@ruralaction.org

For more information about employment  contact: Deb Moreland, Human Resources Manager at deb@ruralaction.org or call 740-797-2783.