Monday, 14 November 2016 22:05

The West Virginia Association of Counties is seeking to hire an Executive Director to provide exemplary leadership to the organization and its dedicated staff and Board of Directors.  WVACo is strongly committed to the recruitment and selection of employees without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, or disability.


  • Bachelor’s Degree; Masters preferred
  • Five or more years of proven executive leadership and management experience
  • Five or more years of experience in the field of government relations
  • Strong communication skills, including verbal, written, and public speaking
  • Excellent organizational and planning skills
  • Ability to multitask and prioritize workload
  • Knowledge of county government
  • Demonstrated ability to oversee staff and work in team-based environment
  • Self-motivated work ethic
  • Proficient computer skills
  • Must be able to travel in-state and some out-of-state travel


Salary commensurate with experience and other qualifications.

Benefit package includes WV Public Employees Insurance Agency (PEIA), WV Public Employees Retirement System (PERS), Paid Annual & Sick Leave, WVACo County Dental/Vision Benefit Plan.

Application Process and Deadline for Submission:

Interested and qualified candidates should submit a cover letter addressing the requirements and preferred qualifications, a current resume’, a list of three to five professional references, and salary expectation or requirement.

Send to:

Leckta Poling, WVACo President & Chair of Executive Search Committee

2026 Kanawha Boulevard, East

Charleston, WV 25311

Electronic submissions may be sent to: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Deadline for applications is Nov.30th, 2016

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WVACO Academy is LIVE
Thursday, 29 September 2016 19:14

The West Virginia Association of Counties is introducing our new WVACo Online Academy, your 24/7 training center, offering a wide variety of online courses written specifically for county government entities and employees.  Online courses are offered year-round with fresh, innovative, and relevant material on a wide range of topics including Human Resources, Risk Management, Safety, and Law Enforcement.

WVACo is committed to excellence in education for county government and we have partnered with LocalGovU to provide this resource.  Our partnership will enable these courses to be available at a lower rate for West Virginia's counties!

These online training courses will be available on demand 24/7 from any computer with internet access.  A certificate of completion can be printed once the quiz at the end of the course has been passed.


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