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October 17, 2021

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 Managing Director of Marketing & 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 October 15, 2021 or until a suitable candidate is found.  Starting date is immediate.  Qualified candidates may apply online: https://bit.ly/3m2DxlR


Marketing Coordinator/One-Stop-Shop

The Center for Rural Development (The Center), located in Somerset, Kentucky, invites applications for the position of Marketing Coordinator/One-Stop-Shop.  The Center is a national model for economic development in rural areas, serving a forty-five county primary service area of Southern and Eastern Kentucky and beyond, with a wide array of programs.

Under the direction of the Managing Director of Marketing & Events, the Marketing Coordinator/One-Stop-Shop’s primary responsibility is to assist the Director and Marketing team in the creation and implementation of full service, one-stop marketing disciplines, working closely to increase brand awareness, drive sales and ultimately generate new repeat customers.

The position, assists with the development of comprehensive marketing services, that include but are not limited to, marketing consulting, branding, graphic designs, marketing/business plan development, unique webpages, website management, off and online advertising campaigns, social media strategy, content creation and management, video production, audio/radio production, brand identity packages, marketing campaigns, public relations support, and event planning.

The Marketing Coordinator/One-Stop-Shop collaborates with internal and external sources, taking steps to provide individualized services to fulfill business and regional marketing needs.   The position assists with efforts to promote positive relationships for the benefit of the organization with a purpose toward sustainability.

QUALIFICATIONS & REQUIREMENTS:

Education and Experience:

Bachelor’s degree, preferably in communications, public relations or marketing related field and three to five or more years of related work experience or a combination of education and work experience.

Specific Skills Required:

General:

  • Demonstrate creativity and judgment to develop solutions; able to demonstrate knowledge of marketing principles.
  • Knowledge of industry standard graphic design software to include InDesign, Photoshop, WordPress and Illustrator.
  • Strong client service and presentation skills.
  • Photography skills preferred.
  • Excellent command of the written and spoken English language with ability to write in multiple styles and exhibit excellent editing skills.
  • Ability to conduct surveys, collect data, establish facts and draw valid conclusions.
  • Must be able to effectively use a computer with strong computer skills in Microsoft Suites.
  • Must be able to travel extensively and willing to work hours required to perform the responsibilities of the position.

The Center is an equal opportunity institution.  The closing deadline for applications is July 15, 2021 or until a suitable candidate is found.  Starting date is immediate.  Qualified candidates may apply online:  https://bit.ly/3gTz7fL


 

ASSOCIATE FACILITY OPERATIONS MANAGER

The Center for Rural Development, located in Somerset, Kentucky, invites applications for the position of Associate Facility Operations Manager.  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 of Associate Facility Operations Manager assists in providing a safe and clean environment for all facility patrons, guests, tenants, and employees.  Responsibilities include routine and preventative maintenance for the building including, but not limited to, commercial grade HVAC system, ductwork, piping, plumbing and electrical.  The position ensures the working order of all mechanical equipment and safety systems, conducts building inspections and provides reports to management as required.  Additional responsibilities include maintenance and upkeep of building and grounds, general repairs and assisting with special projects as assigned.  The position retains programmatic accountability and reports to the President and CEO.

QUALIFICATIONS & REQUIREMENTS:

Education and Experience:

College or trade school degree, with three to five years of work related experience or a combination of education and work experience.

Specific Skills Required:

General:

  • Specific experience with large commercial or public buildings is highly desirable.
  • Strong mechanical and plumbing skills.
  • Working knowledge of electrical systems.
  • Knowledge of building and safety code requirements.
  • Good communication skills.
  • Ability to work harmoniously with a wide variety of people.
  • Able to work independently
  • Possess the flexibility to adjust work hours and schedule to accommodate specific facility needs.

The Center is an equal opportunity institution.  The closing deadline for applications is July 23, 2021 or until a suitable candidate is found.  Starting date is immediate.  Qualified candidates may apply online: https://bit.ly/3xuxXx4

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