Now Hiring: Executive Director

posted Apr 2, 2017, 6:12 PM by Sara Litzau   [ updated Apr 2, 2017, 6:18 PM ]

                                                                    Now Hiring! 


Background:  The Mountain Laurel Learning Cooperative (MLLC) is a non-profit educational organization committed to a mission of inspiring children to become joyful, life-long scholars and engaged, compassionate citizens in their community. MLLC accomplishes this mission through initiatives that focus on educational programming, community service projects and development of an active community of volunteers and supporters. MLLC’s office is located in Thomas, WV.

Position Available:  MLLC seeks a dynamic, experienced leader to serve as Executive Director to advance the mission and agenda of the organization.  This part time position will require up to 24 hours a week with some on-site office hours and some remote.  This position will be contracted for one year with the possibility of extension.

Responsibilities:  The Executive Director serves as the chief operating officer of the organization, working closely with and reporting to, the President and the Board of Directors.  The Executive Director directs and administers all programs, operations and policies in addition to supervising seven part-time staff.


Primary areas of responsibility include:

·         Strategic Planning develops and implements the organizations Strategic Plan and annual action plans in conjunction with   the Board.

·         Program Development and Management develops, implements and supervises educational programs and services that   are consistent with the organizations mission and Strategic Plan and that meet the needs of community.

·         Fiscal Management and Oversight together with the Board, develops and manages the financial strategies of the   organization; develops an annual budget for approval by the Board; oversees the management of all funds, consistent   with the organizations accounting system.

·         Staff Leadership and Management motivates and develops the organization’s staff; hires, supervises and evaluates staff;   coordinates work with the Boards committees, volunteers and partner organizations.

·         Development – in coordination with the Board, develops and manages the fundraising strategies for the organization;   researches potential funding sources, coordinates the preparation of grant proposals, pursues and strengthens relationships with both individual and organizational donors. Responsible for developing and managing strategic partnerships and donor communications.

·         Community Relations and Advocacy serves as the primary spokesperson for MLLC in the community; articulates and communicates the mission and the values of the organization, and promotes community support of the organization’s   educational programs.  Develops effective working relationships and partnerships with businesses and non-profits in our   community.

·         Conducts all business at the highest standard of integrity ensuring that all activities are legal and ethical. Experience/Qualifications:

·         Minimum of 3 years management experience, preferably in a nonprofit organization, with significant experience in education or a related area; prior experience as President or Executive Director is preferred.

·         Masters degree in a relevant field preferred, Bachelors degree required.

·         Demonstrated experience in development of successful educational programming for youth.

·         Outstanding written, oral and interpersonal communication skills.

·         Strong planning, organizational and analytical skills.

·         Proven financial management skills as well as experience creating and managing budgets.

·         Ability to positively motivate and develop staff, board, and volunteers and build consensus.

·         Visionary and innovative thinker.

·         Ability to work collaboratively with all sectors of the community, the Board of Directors and staff.

·         Successful background check is a condition of employment.

Procedure for Applying: Please submit a letter of interest, statement of qualifications/resume, and contact information for 3 references to MLLC as soon as possible, or by April 28th for full consideration. Electronic submissions are preferred and can be sent to Maggie Lutz, Board President <>.  Please use the subject line Re: MLLC Executive Director Application.

3rd Annual Ski-a-thon!!

posted Feb 15, 2017, 10:15 AM by Sara Litzau   [ updated Feb 15, 2017, 10:16 AM ]

MLLC 6th Annual Whitegrass FUNdraiser 2017

posted Jan 4, 2017, 8:46 PM by Sandra Frank   [ updated Jan 4, 2017, 8:48 PM ]

Mountain Laurel Learning Cooperative’s Annual


WHEN- February 2, 2017 @ 6pm

WHERE- Whitegrass Café, Canaan Valley

WHAT- Taco Sidebar withFish, Ground Beef, Refried Beans, Rice, Salsa, Guacamole, all the taco fixings, plus Tres Leche Cake!! (Drinks are additional cost)

$25 for adults / $10 for kids

Click here to make a reservation!

and click on the link for the Fish Taco Fundraiser.

*Additionally there will be a Silent Auction of merchandise and services from local vendors

*Seating will be limited to 70 so make your reservation EARLY!!!

*Please bring cash or checks made out to Mountain Laurel Learning Cooperative

on the night of the dinner to pay for your meal

*Contact any MLLC parent or with questions

The Mountain Laurel Learning Cooperative aims to inspire children to become joyful, life-long scholars and engaged, compassionate citizens in their community. 

MLLC Mountain State Brewery Music Fest! November 4th!!

posted Oct 25, 2016, 9:33 AM by Sara Litzau   [ updated Oct 25, 2016, 10:28 AM ]

MSBC kitchen will be open this evening.

MLLC's 1st Annual Cake Walk!!

posted Sep 11, 2016, 6:04 AM by Sara Litzau   [ updated Sep 11, 2016, 6:07 AM ]

Please come support MLLC!

(You know you'll need a treat after the Run For It 2k/5k!)

Sunday, September 25th at 1p.m. at the

Davis Fire Hall parking lot. 

Purchasing tickets, walking along to some tunes & pure luck can score you a delectable baked good, made by Tucker County’s self-proclaimed “best bakers!” & the MLLC kids.

Contact for questions.

2016 RUN FOR IT!!

posted Sep 11, 2016, 5:37 AM by Sara Litzau   [ updated Sep 11, 2016, 5:39 AM ]


Don't forget that this awesome event is just around the corner!  Thursday, September 15 is the deadline for all race entries and donations to count in support of MLLC for the Tucker Community Foundation Run For It event.

Information about the race can be found at . If you wish to enter the race . If you are not much of a runner / walker and simply wish to make a donation .  

Each year our organization has seen significant growth in program development and participation, which has been accomplished through multiple efforts including successful fundraising endeavors. As a result our kids have had increased access to engaging learning materials and opportunities. 


July 2016 Newsletter

posted Jul 22, 2016, 11:33 AM by Sara Litzau   [ updated Jul 22, 2016, 11:36 AM ]

Please click on the link below to view our latest MLLC Newsletter!  

New Learning Center Phone Number

posted Jul 6, 2016, 7:36 AM by Sara Litzau   [ updated Aug 12, 2016, 7:47 AM ]

Wahoo!!  We have a phone!!


We won't be in the office every day during the summer, but we'll get back to you soon!  Or feel free to email us at

Sign Up for 2016 Summer Camp!

posted Jun 20, 2016, 7:51 AM by Sara Litzau   [ updated Jun 20, 2016, 10:34 AM ]

 We are offering a Montessori-based, yet less-structured summer program that will be held for ages 5-12 and will run from 8:30 am to 3:00 pm (half days 8:30-11:30) on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, & Thursday this July at the Thomas Education Center. Camp is open to both enrolled and non-enrolled MLLC students.  

                                    Please see the form below and let us know ASAP!                                        

Happy Summer!!

Elementary Program Full for Fall 2016

posted Jun 6, 2016, 7:25 AM by Sara Litzau

A notice to families that the MLLC Elementary Program (ages 6-12) is full for the upcoming Fall Semester.  The Primary Program (ages 3-6) is still accepting new enrolls, but is limited.  Please contact with any questions.  

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