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Senior Director of Development, WVU Heart and Vascular Institute


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

The Senior Director will represent the WVU Heart and Vascular 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 an integrated development program to an unparalleled level of accomplishment in support of the Institute’s mission. This position will have a strong working partnership with the Director and leadership of the Heart and Vascular Institute, as well as other members of the Hospital leadership team.

As the chief development officer, this position exerts strategic leadership related to the engagement of high-potential prospects and volunteers in support of the Heart and Vascular Institute’s priority funding objectives. They will lead and direct private philanthropic support for the Institute through major, annual and planned giving initiatives. The Senior Director will coordinate several outreach activities to identify and engage prospective donors and manage a portfolio of 50 high-potential prospects.

WVUHVI is recognized as among the best in the United States in using the most advanced technology, for patient treatment and research. Headquartered in a new $200M, 10-story tower opened in 2017, priority objectives include offering state-of-the-art diagnostic procedures and treatment options; access to current clinical trials; a variety of statewide education and prevention outreach programs; and some of the top medical physicians and 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 "DEVHVI" (all one word, no spaces) in the subject line of the email.

Sr. Director of Development

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