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August 5, 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:


EVENT SERVICES COORDINATOR

The Center for Rural Development (The Center), located in Somerset, Kentucky, invites applications for the position of Event Services Coordinator. 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.

Under the direction of the Managing Director of Marketing & Events, the Event Services Coordinator is responsible for assisting with all aspects of event planning, management and execution of internal and external events for the organization. This includes the primary responsibility of meeting with clients and prospective clients to ascertain the event needs and expectations. The position coordinates internal and external resources, event details, and equipment and services required for each event.

The Event Services Coordinator will be responsible for scheduling, negotiating and securing written contracts and agreements with clients. The position will act as an on-site event coordinator, overseeing events on the day of, including problem-solving; welcoming guests; coordinating event set-up; assisting with event set-up and cleaning the facility; communicating with staff and organizing vendors; providing outstanding customer service and ensuring client satisfaction.

Additional responsibilities include, but are not limited to, assisting with the set-up, breakdown, and storage of equipment for events held at the facility.

QUALIFICATIONS & REQUIREMENTS:

Education and Experience:

High school graduate, or equivalent required. Related work experience preferred.

Specific Skills Required:

General:

  • Must possess good communication, organizational and interpersonal skills; an outgoing nature; self-motivation with the ability to work harmoniously with a wide variety of people.
  • Must be service-minded and possess mastery of the reactive and proactive customer service, ensuring client satisfaction.
  • Must have the flexibility to adjust work hours and schedule to accommodate specific event needs.
  • Must be able to function efficiently in a stressful work environment.

The Center is an equal opportunity institution.  The closing deadline for applications is May 24, 2021 or until a suitable candidate is found.  Starting date is immediate.

Qualified candidates may apply online:  https://bit.ly/2Rx8TFV


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


STAFF ACCOUNTANT

The Center for Rural Development (The Center), located in Somerset, Kentucky, invites applications for the position of Staff Accountant.  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.

General accounting duties to include, but not limited to, bank reconciliations, Accounts Receivable/Payable, billing, and financial statement preparations as assigned.  The position retains job specific accountability and reports to the Controller.

QUALIFICATIONS & REQUIREMENTS:

Education and Experience:

Associates degree or business school degree, preferably in Accounting or related field with three or more years of work-related experience or a combination of education and work experience in an accounting environment.

Specific Skills Required:

General:

  • Familiar with a variety of the field’s concepts, practices and procedures related to general accounting.
  • Advanced skills in Excel, including functions and formulas.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts and draw valid conclusions.
  • Ability to be trustworthy with confidential information.
  • Ability to organize and coordinate multiple tasks efficiently; extremely meticulous when it comes to details.

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/3ytL6qu


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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