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Senior Director of Development, WVU Cancer Institute


The Senior Director of Development is the Chief Development Officer for the WVU Cancer Institute (WVUCI) and is a key fundraiser for the WVU Foundation in the Health Sciences Center Office of Philanthropy.

The Senior Director will lead a team of dedicated professionals and represent the WVU Cancer Institute in a range of venues and activities. Reporting directly to the Associate Vice President of Medical and Health Sciences Development, the Senior Director will lead a comprehensive, integrated development program to an unparalleled level of accomplishment in support of the WVU Cancer Institute’s mission. This position will have a strong working partnership with the Director and leadership of the Cancer Institute and other members of the Hospital leadership team.

As the chief development officer, this position will lead and direct private philanthropic support for the WVU Cancer Institute including leadership, major, annual and planned giving. The Senior Director will utilize and coordinate several outreach activities to identify and engage prospective donors including personal contact, electronic and social media, direct mail campaigns and special events. They will also personally identify, select and manage a portfolio of 50 high-potential prospects in order to expand the WVU Cancer Institute’s base of philanthropic support from a regional, local and selected national prospect pool.

WVUCI is the State of West Virginia's most comprehensive cancer treatment, research and education facility. Priority objectives include offering a multidisciplinary approach and state-of-the-art treatment options; access to current clinical trials; a variety of education and prevention outreach programs; and some of the top medical researchers in the country.

A Bachelor’s degree and 7-10 years of direct fundraising experience is required. Preference for previous work in an academic medical center or an equivalent combination of education and experience. Must have a proven track record as a successful individual fundraiser, having closed a significant volume of major gifts, ideally at the six and seven-figure level.

Qualified candidates should forward a current resume with a letter of interest via email to: HR@wvuf.orgPlease include "WVUCI" (all one word, no spaces) in the subject line of the email.

Sr. Director of Development

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