The Brushy Fork Institute is a leadership-training program for the Central Appalachian region. We annually produce workshops to help community activists learn individual and group skills and make positive changes in their home communities. We work in collaboration with other community and grassroots organizations on projects ranging from staff retreats to publishing directories to strategic planning. Brushy Fork also publishes a newsletter for graduates from its leadership program. Our two student workers are an integral part of producing our workshops and newsletter.
Our student secretaries primarily assist the administrative assistant. Knowledge of the Macintosh Computer is helpful because it is the students’ responsibility to do word processing, database entries, and typing letters and memos. Other tasks include running errands, helping with bulk mailings, photo copying, making phone calls, janitorial tasks, and helping with on-campus conferences.
Prerequisites for both jobs are typing skills, organizational skills, good phone skills, maturity, and an understanding of responsibility. If you are interested in community growth in Appalachia and possess these necessary skills, we encourage you to apply.