Welcome to The Center for Rural Development’s online
employment application center!
You may review the posted positions by scrolling this page. Please check back periodically if there are no positions currently posted.
The online application is intended for use in evaluating your qualifications for employment. In order to be considered an applicant for the position(s) you have selected, you must complete the Certification and Release, the Notice and Disclosure, and the Release Authorization sections by selecting “Yes”.
- To apply online click the link provided at the bottom of each posted position. NOTE: Online application available only for posted positions.
- You may enter your information in the text box provided and/or attach your resume.
- Though it is not required to proceed with the application, please provide Educational History, Work Experience, Professional License/Certifications and contact information for at least 3 professional references and 3 personal references.
- All required information is denoted with an asterisk (*). You will not be able to continue to the next page unless all required information is complete.
- It is the applicant’s responsibility to read all information before agreeing to the terms. To “agree” to the terms, simply put the cursor over the check box and click the left mouse button.
For an overview of the Online Application process, download “Using the Online Application Tool.pdf”
When you successfully submit your application, you will receive an email confirming receipt.
If you are referred for a position and selected for an interview, the hiring department will usually contact you within 2-4 weeks after the position is closed. Hiring Officials are not required to contact or interview all candidates who have been referred.
If you are not selected for an interview your resume will remain on file for one year. You will be contacted in the event our employment needs should change.
If you experience technical difficulties, please notify The Center’s Human Resources department by contacting:
Monday–Friday 8 am–5 pm:
606-677-6000 or email
THANK YOU in advance for your interest in career opportunities with The Center for Rural Development!
The Center for Rural Development
2292 S. Hwy. 27
Somerset, KY 42501
The Center for Rural Development is a national model for economic development in rural areas and operates a $15 million dollar facility that serves Southern and Eastern Kentucky with an array of economic development programs in agriculture, tourism, export assistance, small business development, industrial recruitment and telecommunications.
DIRECTOR OF CHARITABLE GIVING AND DONOR RELATIONS
The Center for Rural Development (The Center), located in Somerset, Kentucky, invites applications for the position of Director of Charitable Giving and Donor Relations. The Center is a national model for economic development in rural areas, serving a forty-five county service area of Southern and Eastern Kentucky and beyond, with a wide array of programs.
The position is responsible for planning, developing, and maintaining a comprehensive private and public sector fund-raising program on behalf of The Center with the purpose of enhancing the mission and vision established by the Board of Directors. The position works together with program personnel to author grant proposals and complete the application process for private and public funding sources.
Guided by the President & CEO, the position has the responsibility of coordinating, planning and executing the strategic and tactical plans to successfully implement annual and multi-year plans for increasing total Annual Giving and participation across all constituencies.
QUALIFICATIONS & REQUIREMENTS:
Education and Experience:
Bachelor’s degree in marketing, business administration or related field. Five or more years of related experience, including knowledge of annual giving, foundation/corporate solicitations, communications and special events.
Specific Skills Required:
- Exceptional interpersonal skills; ability to meet people with ease and build relationships.
- Excellent communications skills.
- Excellent listening and retention skills.
- Exhibit personal effectiveness/credibility, stress management and composure.
- Performance management; detail-oriented and able to develop and carryout action steps.
- Results-driven; diligent, with careful attention to timelines and outcomes.
- Possess project management skills, time management and decision making skills.
- Self-starter behaviors: independent planning and research.
- Working knowledge of and solid skills in computing/information technology and software packages.
- Ability to organize and coordinate multiple tasks efficiently meeting all required deadlines.
- Ability to effectively present information to top management, public groups, and/or boards of directors.
The Center is an equal opportunity institution. The closing deadline for applications is March 31, 2017 or until a suitable candidate is found. Starting date is immediate. Qualified candidates may apply online: https://workforcenow.adp.com/jobs/apply/posting.html?client=crdev&jobId=192407&lang=en_US&source=CC986079
SOUND AND LIGHTING MANAGER
The Center for Rural Development (The Center), located in Somerset, Kentucky, invites applications for the part-time position of Sound and Lighting Manager. The Center is a national model for economic development in rural areas, serving a forty-two county service area of Southern and Eastern Kentucky and beyond, with a wide array of programs.
The Sound and Lighting Manager is responsible for the technical aspects of planning and coordinating events and theatrical productions at the facility, including but not limited to, lighting, audio, and video for various events. The position ensures established safety procedures are practiced and assists with the orderly set up, breakdown and storage of equipment for events held at The Center.
The position assists Housekeeping & Events Staff maintain the building and surrounding areas in a clean and orderly fashion as assigned by the Director of Marketing & Events.
The position retains programmatic accountability and reports to the Director of Marketing & Events.
QUALIFICATIONS & REQUIREMENTS:
Education and Experience:
College Degree, preferably in the fine arts, with three to five years of related work experience or a combination of education and work experience.
Specific Skills Required:
- Experience in rigging, lighting, audio/video coordination and installation.
- Knowledge of the industry with the ability to analyze competitive bids.
- Knowledge of the equipment, with the ability to provide recommendations regarding major repairs, service, or purchase of equipment.
- Excellent communication, organization, and interpersonal skills; ability to comprehend written and oral communications.
- Ability to overcome obstacles and work harmoniously and collaboratively in a variety of settings.
- Exercise good judgment, with capacity to efficiently coordinate multiple projects with highly demanding time frames.
- Flexibility to adjust work hours and schedule to accommodate specific event or production needs.
The Center is an equal opportunity institution. The closing deadline for applications is December 18, 2015 or until a suitable candidate is found. Starting date is immediate. Qualified candidates may apply online: https://workforcenow.adp.com/jobs/apply/posting.html?client=crdev&jobId=192418&lang=en_US&source=CC805350
HOUSEKEEPING & EVENTS STAFF
The Center for Rural Development, located in Somerset, Kentucky, invites applications for full and/or part-time Housekeeping & Events Staff. The Center is a national model for economic development in rural areas, serving a forty-five county service area of Southern and Eastern Kentucky and beyond, with a wide array of programs.
Dedicated, dependable and hardworking individuals are needed to assist with janitorial and housekeeping services. The Housekeeping & Events Staff are scheduled on an as-needed basis; the position(s) are non-exempt with variable hours. The work varies and is often physical. Responsibilities include maintaining the building and surrounding areas in a clean and orderly fashion. Additionally the position(s) will assist with the systematic set up, breakdown and storage of equipment for a variety of events held at the facility, including, but not limited to training seminars, conventions, weddings, etc. The position(s) retain job specific accountability and report to the Director of Marketing and Events.
Minimum qualifications: Must be at least 18 years old to apply. A High School Diploma or equivalent and related experience is preferred. The position(s) require excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
The Center is an equal opportunity institution. Interested applicants may apply online: https://workforcenow.adp.com/jobs/apply/posting.html?client=crdev&jobId=192400&lang=en_US&source=CC355498