WANTED: Associate for Brownfields and Dilapidated Buildings reuse program (WV)

The WVU Brownfields, Abandoned and Dilapidated (BAD) Buildings program at West Virginia University in Morgantown, West Virginia is seeking applications for a BAD Buildings Project Associate. This position will provide assistance in the implementation of the BAD Buildings program.

The BAD Buildings Project Associate will help communities establish sustainable community development initiatives that will enhance the well-being and quality of life for the people of WV, attract investment to communities, and maximize resources in the state.

To be successful in this position, the ideal candidate will:

  • Facilitate the implementation of community development strategies on abandoned and dilapidated properties, including coordinating stakeholder groups, project identification, project prioritization, site redevelopment plans, and pursuit of public and private sector funding opportunities.
  • Serve as the project contact for communities in a specified geographic area associated with the BAD Buildings program, including the management of communications with community stakeholders and facilitation of community development activities, such as creating and presenting materials in public meetings and synthesizing stakeholder input on projects.
  • Work in concert with other BAD Buildings Program staff assigned to other geographic regions.
  • Cultivate and develop relationships with community stakeholders.
  • Assist with day-to-day tasks associate with the WVU BAD Buildings program.
  • Represent WVU BAD Buildings at meetings, conferences and other events as needed consistent with objectives of the organization.
  • Travel as needed for single day or multi-day periods to meet with representatives from federal, state, community and private organizations regarding progress of funded projects and for promoting WVU BAD Buildings.


  • Bachelor’s degree in public policy, public administration, political science, environmental studies, urban planning or related discipline.
  • At least six (6) months of project management experience.
  • Experience in downtown redevelopment, community development, and/or issues related to abandoned and dilapidated structures preferred.
  • An equivalent combination of education and experience may also be considered.
  • Knowledge of business and management principles involved in strategic planning, resource allocation, leadership technique, production methods, and coordination of people and resources.
  • Knowledge of media production, communication, and dissemination techniques and methods.
  • Ability to write progress/final reports, case histories, newsletters and information briefs.

Competitive salary and benefits offered.

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