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Friends of the Cheat, Inc. a non-profit, grassroots, watershed group based out of Kingwood, WV seeks a bookkeeper. Duties include maintaining the general ledger, processing payroll, and general administrative duties. The bookkeeper works alongside FOC staff to submit timely reports and pay applications to funders, notably state and federal agencies. The bookkeeper is an employee of FOC and supervised by the Executive Director.

Responsibilities include:

  • Perform payroll functions in an accurate and timely manner, and submit quarterly payroll taxes
  • Conduct reconciliation of all accounts on a monthly basis
  • Maintain and balance the general ledger in an accurate, complete, and up-to-date manner
  • Perform all activities related to the accounts payable function including reviewing, coding, and processing payments
  • Perform account receivable functions including invoicing, deposits, collections, and revenue recognition
  • Interpret and apply accounting policies, rules, and regulations to all work in order to ensure compliance with applicable standards
  • Prepare and maintain various financial reports as requested by ED, Finance Committee, or Board of Directors (i.e. Profit & Loss, Balance Sheet, Cash Flow, other reports as needed/requested)
  • Assist in compiling financial information requested for annual audit, tax return, and budget preparations

Preferred qualifications:

  • Intermediate to advanced knowledge of QuickBooks is required
  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Finance, or a related field is preferred
  • 2 years of relevant experience working in non-profit accounting and bookkeeping
  • Thorough knowledge and understanding of GAAP
  • Competency in MS Excel and the Google Suite
  • Consistency, efficiency, reliability, attention to detail, and strong math skills
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills

A physical presence in the FOC office is required. The work schedule will be flexible and some duties may be completed from an adequately equipped home office.

Compensation is based on experience. The part-time position is projected at 16 hours a week and $25/hr. Applicants with experience managing Federal grants, or a strong desire to learn, could expand their responsibilities and hours.

Interested applicants should submit a cover letter, resume, and list of three references with contact information to Friends of the Cheat’s Executive Director Amanda Pitzer via email to

Preferred start date of April 10, 2023. This posting will remain open until the job is filled.

Summer vista

Friends of the Cheat (Kingwood, WV), in collaboration with Friends of Deckers Creek (Morgantown, WV), is seeking applicants for an 8 week, full time, paid summer position. This position is made possible through the WV Promise VISTA (Volunteers in Service to America) program.  The VISTA will be shared between the two organizations: Friends of the Cheat (FOC) is a premiere non-profit watershed group working to restore, preserve and promote the outstanding natural qualities of the Cheat River watershed and Friends of Deckers Creek (FODC) is a sister non-profit watershed group committed to building a community around a restored and healthy Deckers Creek and its watershed. 


  • Must be 18 years of age or older and a US Citizen
  • High School Diploma or equivalent
  • Drivers License, reliable form of transportation, and ability to travel locally
  • Strong working knowledge of Microsoft Office, Google suite and social media outlets
  • Ability to connect and work with children of all backgrounds, ages, and socioeconomic status
  • Comfortable working outdoors in varying weather conditions and temperatures with the ability to  lean over, stoop, pick up, bend and stand for long durations of time
  • Desire to engage with children and facilitate hands on learning activities
  • Must be comfortable around moving water

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Hold or pursuing a 4 year college degree
  • Strong capacity to multitask
  • Teaching or tutoring experience
  • Comfortable with public speaking
  • Experience working with children in an outdoor setting
  • Working knowledge of ecological principles
  • Familiarity with video editing programs

    To Apply: 

    Send a resume and cover letter to Following an initial review by FOC/FODC, applicants will be directed to visit, create an account (if needed),  and complete the application.  Any questions can be directed to or by phone 304-329-3621.

    Friends of the Cheat and Friends of Deckers Creek are equal opportunity employers committed to hiring without regard to race, socioeconomic status, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation or religion.  We believe our organizational strengths begin with our diversity. 

    Seasonal Water Quality Monitoring Technician

    Type of Position:  Seasonal, Part-Time

    Duration: May 2023 – August 2023. 

    Specific start and end dates are variable depending on the schedule of the successful candidate.  Additional dates may be added for work after August 2022 but no later than December 31, 2023 depending on the availability of the successful candidate.

    Schedule: The typical work schedule will range between 24 and 36 hours per week from Monday through Friday.  The successful candidate will work no more than 40 hours per work week (Tuesday – Monday) and as few as 8 hours per week depending on scheduling and work conditions (weather, etc.).  A work day may consist of as few as 2 hours or as many as 10 hours depending on the work need.  The successful candidate may be required to work some weekend and holiday dates during the duration of the position.  

    No overtime is permitted for this position.  All duties must conclude at or before a 40 hour workweek.

    Description of Job Duties:

    The Seasonal Water Quality Monitoring Technician will assist the Monitoring Technician, the Conservation Program Director, and other Friends of the Cheat staff in various forms of monitoring and active restoration projects, as well as other events and activities:

    • Water Quality Monitoring: In-Stream, Acid Mine Drainage, & Bacteriological Monitoring
    • Sensitive Species Monitoring: Mussel Silo Study & eDNA Monitoring
    • Riparian Reforestation Monitoring
    • Project Site Maintenance (mowing, trimming, and using equipment to maintain facilities)
    • Outreach and Public Events hosted by Friends of the Cheat and local partners


    The Seasonal Water Quality Monitoring Technician will report to Madison Ball, the Conservation Program Director. 


    The successful applicant will possess the following qualifications:

    • Must be 18 years of age or older and a US Citizen
    • Must have a Valid Driver’s License and acceptable driving record, a reliable form of transportation, and ability to travel locally 
    • Strong working knowledge of Microsoft Office and Google Suite
    • Comfortable working outdoors in varying weather conditions and temperatures for long durations of time
    • Must be comfortable around moving water
    • Must be able to navigate to and from project sites using hard copy maps and or mapping software (Google Maps)
    • Experience using maintenance equipment such as weedeaters, trimmers, and pruners and power tools
    • Passion for conservation work/pursuit of career in Natural Resources


      $15.00 per hour

      To Apply:

      Please send a resume (including 3 professional references) and cover letter to by Monday April 17, 2023.  The most qualified applicants will be asked to interview.  Friends of the Cheat will look to make a selection for the position by May 1, 2023.

      Questions may be directed to or by phone: 304-329-3621 x7