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September 30, 2014

Employment Opportunities

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:

Patricia Barron
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.


Current Positions:


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 Sales 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. The closing deadline for applications is August 4, 2014 or until a suitable candidate is found. Starting date is immediate. Qualified candidates may apply online: https://home.eease.adp.com/recruit/?id=575249


CHIEF OPERATING OFFICER

The Center for Rural Development (The Center), located in Somerset, Kentucky, invites applications for the position of Chief Operating Officer (COO). 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 COO is responsible for managing all hands-on operational aspects of the company. Assists the President and CEO in the aggressive and successful growth of the organization.

Guided by the President and CEO, the position provides the leadership, management and vision necessary to ensure the proper operational controls, administrative and reporting procedures and systems in place to effectively grow the organization and to ensure financial strength and operating efficiency. A primary purpose of the position is to conceptualize, develop, deliver, monitor, evaluate and assure quality services for innovative products and solutions that will generate revenue for the organization. With a purpose toward sustainability, the COO ensures that departmental and organizational objectives of Business Services, Events, Marketing, Technology, Facilities, Youth Programs and all Grant Funded Programs are met and are in line with the need and mission of the organization.

QUALIFICATIONS & REQUIREMENTS:

Education and Experience:
Advanced Degree, preferably in Business Administration, with seven or more years of work related experience or a combination of education and work experience.

Specific Skills Required:

General:

  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills and the ability to develop direct reports, provide leadership, and create a motivational environment.
  • Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts and draw valid conclusions.
  • Experienced in managing technology budgets, contracts and staff.
  • Ability to organize and coordinate multiple tasks efficiently meeting all required deadlines.
  • Ability to function efficiently in a stressful work environment.
  • 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 June 20, 2014 or until a suitable candidate is found. Starting date is immediate. Qualified candidates may apply online: https://home.eease.adp.com/recruit/?id=9619041


CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER

The Center for Rural Development (The Center), located in Somerset, Kentucky, invites applications for the position of Chief Financial Officer (CFO). 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 CFO is responsible for directing the fiscal functions of The Center in accordance with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles issued by the Financial Accounting Standards Board, the Securities and Exchange Commission, and other regulatory and advisory organizations and in accordance with financial management techniques and practices in keeping with the goals and objectives of the organization.

Guided by the President and CEO, the position provides the leadership, management and vision necessary to ensure the proper controls, administrative and reporting procedures and systems in place to ensure financial strength and operating efficiency. A primary purpose of the position is to participate in the development of the organization’s plans and programs as a strategic partner ensuring goals and objectives are achieved at the optimum pace. With a purpose toward sustainability, the CFO plans, develops, organizes, implements, directs and evaluates the organization’s fiscal function and performance.

QUALIFICATIONS & REQUIREMENTS:

Education and Experience:
Advanced Degree, preferably in Business Administration and/or Certified Public Accountant with seven or more years of work related experience or a combination of education and work experience.

Specific Skills Required:

General:

  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills and the ability to develop direct reports, provide leadership, and create a motivational environment.
  • Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts and draw valid conclusions.
  • Experienced in managing technology budgets, grants compliance, contracts and staff.
  • Ability to organize and coordinate multiple tasks efficiently meeting all required deadlines.
  • Ability to function efficiently in a stressful work environment.
  • 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 June 20, 2014 or until a suitable candidate is found. Starting date is immediate. Qualified candidates may apply online: https://home.eease.adp.com/recruit/?id=9619101

 

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