This one year fellowship is a professional position with West Virginia University, Marshall University, the West Virginia Department of Commerce, and the McKinsey Group to move West Virginia Forward. The fellow will lead specific projects, approximately three, tied to the McKinsey Group, keeping the teams and projects on a timeline and meeting the expectations set forth by WV Forward. Over the duration of the position the Provost's Office at West Virginia University will provide office space, a computer, travel funds, and other standard benefits associated with fellows. Key duties and responsibilities will be the following:
Assist the collaborators in administering and implementing the project.
Serve as liaison between West Virginia University, Marshall University, West Virginia Department of Commerce and the McKinsey Group to move WV Forward.
Follow-up on key administrative timelines and outcomes.
Identify and assist with acquisition of additional funding from public, private, and governmental sources.
Assist with development of novel research proposals.
Write proposal, paper, and abstracts to attract organizations and companies to the State of West Virginia.
West Virginia University, founded in 1867, has a long and rich history as a public, land grant institution. WVU encourages scholarship, offers high quality academic programs while serving the state of West Virginia and the nation. WVU is located in Morgantown, West Virginia, has been ranked as a #1 Small City in America, with divisional campuses in Charleston, Keyser, Martinsburg, and Montgomery. WVU is a Research University (Highest Research Activity) and ranks among the top 100 public universities in the nation, including a top 15 ranking in most affordable tuition for out-of-state students. WVU offers 184 degrees throughout the 15 colleges and schools within the university. Areas of specialty include STEM education, healthcare in Appalachia, shale gas utilization, radio astronomy, and forensics. There are more than 32,000 graduate and undergraduate students along with 190,000 alumni worldwide who are pioneering, passionate, innovative, tireless and caring.