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Posted: Saturday, December 31, 2016 12:27 AM

Position Overview:

Appalachian Headwaters
is a nonprofit organization focused on sustainable economic development and restoration of former mined land in central Appalachia. One of Headwaters' major initiatives is the advancement of beekeeping in central Appalachia.

To this end, the group is developing a Beekeeping Collective, a beekeeping training and support program throughout the region. The immediate two-year goal of this program is to establish 3,000 hives and train and support 150 new beekeepers in southern West Virginia. Headwaters is also developing a Sustainable Education Center in Summers County, West Virginia, along one of the most beautiful stretches of the Greenbrier River. Headwaters will use the facility as an attractive retreat facility geared toward apiculture and native plant horticulture education.

Responsibilities:


Develop and conduct educational programming at the Sustainable Education Center
Oversee Beekeeping Collective Program
Conduct educational workshops on beekeeping skills throughout southern WV
Set up and manage apiary of 100 bee hives for nuc and queen production
Recruit new beekeepers to Beekeeping Collective
Manage 1-3 educators and crew members
Coordinate with project partners

Qualifications:

Strong science background
Strong writing and public speaking skills required
Ph.D. preferred but not required
Teaching experience preferred
Significant beekeeping experience preferred (it is possible that an exceptional applicant can be hired without such experience, but highly unlikely)
Willingness to engage in occasional overnight travel
Excellent interpersonal skills with the ability to relate to people of diverse backgrounds
Strong organizational skills with the ability to handle multiple and diverse tasks

Salary: DOE, includes excellent benefits package

Website: www.appheadwaters.org

Position open until filled

Start date: ASAP

To Apply: Please submit a resume and cover letter to info@appheadwaters.org.

• Location: Charleston, Hinton

• Post ID: 6376727 charlestonwv
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