Employment Opportunities

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Marshall University, the Robert C. Byrd Institute and the Marshall University Research Corporation are EEO / AA employers.

The following positions are currently available with the Robert C. Byrd Institute:

Business Outreach Specialist for Appalachian Hatchery at the Robert C. Byrd Institute

The Robert C. Byrd Institute (RCBI), West Virginia’s Advanced Manufacturing Technology Center, is accepting resumes for a Business Outreach Specialist for Appalachian Hatchery, an initiative to encourage business retention and expansion by delivering local assistance to manufacturers and new training opportunities in communities across southern West Virginia focused on Boone, Lincoln, Logan and Mingo counties.

The full-time, exempt position – based in Southern WV – will provide retooling, new market development, marketing, prototyping, training and other services to manufacturers and other companies in West Virginia’s 20 southernmost counties impacted by the decline of the coal industry. The Specialist will support new entrepreneurial development and business formations to encourage a robust business to business (B2B) network for supply chain participants and other manufacturers so they expand their market opportunities.

Successful candidate will:

Work one-on-one with clients assisting them with retooling, accessing new markets and export opportunities, and in seeking early-stage funding opportunities

  • Recruit clients for membership in RCBI’s B2B Network, an electronic database of companies for supply chain participation in a global market
  • Recruit and schedule workforce development training for individuals and manufacturers
  • Enhance entrepreneurial activity by connecting clients to RCBI’s prototyping and shared manufacturing equipment capabilities
  • Refer clients to partners and service providers
  • Build and maintain professional relationships with businesses across West Virginia 
  • Collaborate closely with Appalachian Hatchery partners  

   Required Qualifications

  • Three (3) years’ experience in community and/or business development
  • Travel across the region

Preferred Qualifications:

Preference given to candidates with a college degree in business or a related field as well as to those with manufacturing, business and/or entrepreneurial experience.

Salary:  Commensurate with education and experience.

 

Application Procedure:  To apply, log in at:  https://marshall.peopleadmin.com/postings/11936

Position is open until filled. Marshall University and the Marshall University Research Corporation are EEO/AA employers.

Accelerate Forward Director

Robert C. Byrd Institute

Position Type:  Full-Time exempt position.

Job Description:  The Robert C. Byrd Institute (RCBI) is seeking applications for a Director of Accelerate Forward, West Virginia’s EDA University Center program. This position is responsible for working with EDA University Center partners, Marshall University and Concord University, as well as others across the State of West Virginia to support an entrepreneur-innovation focused economy in West Virginia’s 55 counties.

The successful candidate will:   

  • Enhance entrepreneurial activity through making the resources of the universities available to our economic development community as well as local businesses and startups
  • Manage RCBI’s Business Accelerator Program
  • Facilitate workshops and seminars for entrepreneurs and businesses to develop appropriate business models, business plans, loan packaging, workforce training and access to new markets 
  • Identify and contact small and medium-sized businesses, assess their needs and deliver solutions to enhance and expand their businesses
  • Collaborate with Marshall University, Concord University, West Virginia Development Office, chambers of commerce, local economic development agencies and others  
  • Build and maintain close professional relationships with small businesses across West Virginia 
  • Identify new market opportunities; knowledge of Opportunity and HUB Zones  
  • Develop new services based on demonstrated client need
  • Develop database of partner capabilities

Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in business or related field required; Master’s degree preferred
  • Three (3) years of experience in community and/or business development
  • Ability to travel extensively throughout the region

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Preference will be given to candidates with entrepreneurial and/or business experience

Salary:  Commensurate with education and experience.

 

Application Procedure:  To apply, log in at: https://marshall.peopleadmin.com/postings/11867

Position is open until filled. Marshall University and the Marshall University Research Corporation are EEO/AA employers.

Shared Manufacturing Intern at the Robert C. Byrd Institute

1/27/2012

Position Type: Part-time temporary position. Maximum 20 Hours per week.

Special Note: Must be student. This position will be located in Bridgeport, WV.

Qualifications: Must have good mechanical aptitude. Maintenance experience preferred. Experience in machining that includes using engine lathes, boring mills, horizontal mills, vertical mills, grinders and CNC Machines preferred. The ability to program CNC using CAD/CAM, setup and operate all types of CNC equipment preferred. Candidate should be proficient with the use of precision measurement and hand tools. Prefer strong oral and written skills combined with a team player attitude. Interested individuals must display self-initiative, and the ability to work in a team environment is required.

Duties: Will be required to perform cleaning, maintenance tasks, assist with machine setups, all other duties as assigned.

Application Procedure: Send resume to Arley Carpenter, Director of Manufacturing Services, Robert C. Byrd Institute, 100 Angus Peyton Drive So. Charleston WV 25303.

Application Deadline: Position is open until filled.

Background Check Required: No