VISTA Sought For Preservation Alliance of WV

Preservation Alliance of West Virginia (PAWV) is seeking an AmeriCorps VISTA to begin in July 2015.  The VISTA  will assist with research, grants writing, educational activities, and communication.  Preservation Alliance of WV is the statewide, grassroots organization for the Mountain State, in addition to being the Preserve WV AmeriCorps program administrator and statewide partner for the National Trust for Historic Preservation. VISTA oversight is provided through the National Coal Heritage Area Authority VISTA program. Applicant should be self-directed and have degree or background in public history, public administration, marketing, or related field. For more information about VISTA For information about Preservation Alliance of WV, visit VISTA will serve at the Darden House in Elkins, West Virginia.  The position is for one year with renewal possibility for one additional term. Responsibilities will include:

  • Build organizational capacity for PAWV by assisting with fundraising efforts, event planning, and program development
  • Offer, promote, and organize educational workshops about economic incentives, resources, and programs for historic preservation and economic development
  • Manage and expand the Buildings At Risk Register (BARR)
  • Assist with membership outreach
  • Plan and organize workshops and fundraising events
  • Provide technical and review assistance for the submission of grant applications and tax credit applications for preservation projects
  • Recruit, coordinate and organize volunteers

To Apply: Application will consist of resume and cover letter expressing why you think you are right for this position. You will also submit an AmeriCorps VISTA application to the National Coal Heritage Area via the My AmeriCorps portal.  Visit and search “West Virginia”.  Applications should be submitted for CHHA – Preservation Alliance. Applications will be reviewed as received and will be accepted until position is filled. Resume and cover letter materials can be delivered in any one of these ways:

  • Emailed to (preferred)
  • Mailed to Preservation Alliance of WV, 421 Davis Ave. #4, Elkins,WV 26241



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