Skip directly to content

Employment Opportunities

DIRECTOR OF FOUNDATION GIVING
WVU FOUNDATION, INC.

The West Virginia University Foundation, Inc., a non-profit specifically designed to aid, further, and support the work and purposes of West Virginia University, is seeking a professional to join our fundraising team as the Director of Foundation Giving.

This position reports directly to the Associate Vice President, Central Development and is a member of the WVU Foundation's central development team.

The Director of Foundation Giving will be responsible for designing, implementing and managing a comprehensive, University-wide foundation fundraising program seeking gifts of $25,000 or more.

The Director will identify, quality, cultivate and solicit foundations for major gifts by matching University and Unit strategic initiatives and fundraising priorities with prospective donors' interest.  This position will serve as a conduit for foundations to gain access into the University community which results in the establishment of closer relationships with WVU programming and research initiatives.

They will be expected to travel locally, regionally and nationally for the purpose of advancing the mission of the Foundation Relations program, to cultivate potential foundation donors and perform stewardship functions where rational and reasonable.

The Director Foundation Giving will provide services to the University community to include the researching and writing of foundation proposals, reviewing and editing proposals developed by others and making visits with Unit staff as appropriate.  They will interact with the WVUF Office of Research and Prospect Management to address foundation research and proposal writing needs

Candidates must have a Master’s degree or equivalent; or four to ten years related experience and/or training or equivalent combination of education and experience.

Interested qualified candidates should forward a current resume via electronic mail to:

HR@WVUF.ORG

Please include “DIRFDTNGIV” (all one word – no spaces) in the subject line of the email.

The WVU Foundation is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer.


ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT - WVU MEDICINE/CHILDREN'S
WVU FOUNDATION, INC.

The WVU Foundation seeks a dynamic and seasoned individual to perform a wide variety of complex and confidential support functions. Day to Day responsibilities include front desk operations, document production, project management, assist team leads, as well as other administrative tasks.

Associates Degree and a minimum of three years related experience and/or training.

Screening of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. Interested candidates should forward a letter application and current resume via electronic mail to:

HR@WVUF.ORG

*Please include “ADMINASST” (all one word – no spaces) in the subject line of email.

The WVU Foundation, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer


DEVELOPMENT DATA INTERN
WVU FOUNDATION, INC.

Description: Development Data Intern will work on a variety of projects however his/her main focus will include the following:

Assisting the Director of Research & Prospect Management with data entry, data comparison and reviewing of specific constituent data. The intern will work closely with the Assistant Director of Research on all projects.

Qualities: Attention to detail; Ability to securely handle confidential information; familiarity with Excel; basic knowledge of statistical analysis

Preferred majors: MIS, Computer Science, Communication Studies

Schedule: The student will work approximately 15-20 hours per week. Exact days and time are yet to be determined.

Screening of applicants will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. Interested qualified candidates should forward a current resume via electronic mail to:

HR@WVUF.ORG

Please include “DEVDATA” (all one word – no spaces) in the subject line of the email.


DIRECTOR OF DONOR RELATIONS
WVU FOUNDATION, INC.

The WVU Foundation is searching for a Director of Donor Relations to manage its central donor stewardship program.  The Director ensures that donors consistently understand the impact of their gifts and the continuous need for private support; that they are stewarded in a timely and meaningful and personalized manner; and that prospects are cultivated and educated as to the needs of West Virginia University and why they should give.  To accomplish these objectives, the Director exacts significant proactive leadership across the institution, manages a staff of three professionals, produces error-free projects, and is proficient in excel and CRM programs.

Bachelor’s degree required.  Experience in donor/customer relations and managing a staff. Minimum of two to four years of experience in marketing, communication, relationship development, fund raising or a related field required.  Experience with development or related experience (marketing, recruiting) preferred.

Interested candidates should forward a current resume with a cover letter via email to:

HR@WVUF.ORG

*Please include “DIROFDNR” (all one word – no spaces) in the subject line of email.

The WVU Foundation, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer


ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR OF DEVELOPMENT, WVU MEDICINE  CHILDREN'S
WVU FOUNDATION, INC.

WVU Medicine Children’s, Morgantown, WV is searching for an Associate Director of Development to support philanthropic initiatives related to the care of the women and children of West Virginia and surrounding regions, advance research, and promote the education of future healthcare providers. The successful candidate will report to the Senior Director of Development and be responsible for cultivation and solicitation strategies of a prospect portfolio comprised of individuals, corporations and foundations interested in supporting these initiatives.

Candidates must have a bachelor’s degree and 5 or more years of fund raising experience with a proven track record in major gift fund raising. Experience in a university health sciences center and capital campaign experience are highly desirable. Strong written, verbal, organization, and interpersonal skills are required. Successful candidates will be self-motivated and possess the ability to work as a team member within a complex organization requiring collaboration, teamwork and communication.

Screening of applications will begin immediately, and will continue until the position is filled.  Interested candidates should forward a cover letter and current resume via electronic mail to:

hr@wvuf.org

Please include “ASSOCDOD” (all one word – no spaces) in the subject line of the email.

The WVU Foundation, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer.


MOUNTAINEER LINE

The Mountaineer Line is a student-staffed fundraising program at the WVU Foundation.  Employing 50 WVU students, the Mountaineer Line contacts more than 30,000 WVU alumni and friends each year.

Our phone calls allow West Virginia University to make contact with alumni and friends every year that might not otherwise be possible.  Student callers also update demographic information ensuring everyone can stay connected to WVU.

Some of the perks of working at the Mountaineer Line include:

  • Great experience
  • Help your college/school
  • Job contacts
  • Relaxed environment
  • Flexible hours
  • Competitive pay
  • No work during university holidays

Our offices are located in the Wharf District next to the Waterfront Place Hotel.  Adequate transportation is required to be considered for any position.  If you have any questions about the Mountaineer Line, please contact us at 304-284-4071.

Apply Online

Addthis