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DONOR RELATIONS INTERN
WVU FOUNDATION, INC.

The WVU Foundation Office of Donor Relations is seeking a Donor Relations Intern. This position will assist with data-related projects, communication projects, and events. Following are the primary responsibilities of the position:

- Assisting with data updates in the Foundation’s donor database
- Assisting with event planning and implementation
- Writing, proofing, and/or editing communications as needed
- Assistance in hosting the WVU Foundation’s stadium suite for ALL football home games

These responsibilities may require the position to contact WVU alumni and donors by email and/or phone. Exceptional communication skills and the ability to securely handle confidential information is required. Additional qualifications:

- Exceptional attention to detail
- Strong interpersonal and written communication skills
- Familiarity with Excel, PowerPoint, and Word
- Ability to work independently
- Personable and extremely reliable
- Dresses and interacts with donors in a professional manner

10-12 hours per week for approximately 8 weeks for the fall semester and 12 weeks in the spring. Option for summer employment.  Exact days and times will be determined upon hiring.

First consideration will be given to candidates who apply by Friday, January 12th. Interested candidates should forward a current resume and cover letter, along with two references (at least one must be a faculty/staff member of WVU) via *e-mail to:
HR@wvuf.org
*Please include “DRINTERN” (all one word – no spaces) in the subject line of the email.

Applications by email are preferred.

The WVU Foundation is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer


Human Resources Professional, Assistant Director
WVU Foundation, Inc.

The WVU Foundation is pleased to announce that it is recruiting for an Assistant Director of Human Resources. Responsibilities for this position include (but are not limited to):  preparing bi-weekly payroll, benefits administration, Paychex flex, leave reporting, HRIS, assisting in employee recruitment, managing the Foundation New Employee Orientation Program and Employee Wellness Program.

Successful candidates will possess a B.S. Degree and a minimum 4-6 years of related administrative experience.  Excellent communication and interpersonal skills essential. Self-starter, goal-oriented team player a must. Skills in database management and Microsoft Excel are required. Professional certification, 403b plan and Paychex experience a plus.

Please submit a cover letter and resume to via electronic mail to:
HR@wvuf.org
Please include “HRPROF” (all one word – no spaces) in the subject line of the email.

The WVU Foundation is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer


MAJOR GIFT OFFICER– MOUNTAINEER ATHLETIC CLUB
WVU FOUNDATION, INC.

The West Virginia University Foundation, Inc., a non-profit specifically designated to aid, further and support the work and purposes of West Virginia University, is seeking an accomplished professional to join our fundraising team as a Major Gift Officer for the Department of Intercollegiate Athletics at West Virginia University.

The Major Gift Officer reports directly to the Associate Athletic Director/Major Gifts and Capital Projects and is a member of the intercollegiate athletic staff.  He or she will represent the entire range of WVU Athletic needs and priorities to alumni and friends within established geographic regions.  Working closely with the constituent development staff, the Major Gift Officer will be responsible for building a portfolio of approximately 120 prospects and soliciting major and planned gifts at $25,000 and higher.  In addition, he or she must also conduct approximately 150 personal visits each year and must achieve proposal goals and dollar goals reflective of strategic activity and maturity of prospective pipeline.

Candidates must have a Bachelor’s degree, Masters preferred.  Two to four years of progressive development experience in athletic fundraising is required.  Experience or knowledge of planned giving/financial planning concepts is also preferred.  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.  The position requires regional and national travel.

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

HR@WVUF.ORG

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

The WVU Foundation is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer


Major Gifts Officer, WVU Medicine Children’s
WVU Foundation, Inc.

WVU Medicine Children’s, Morgantown, WV is searching for a Major Gifts Officer to support the rapidly growing needs of the hospital and advance its mission to provide hope, healing, research and health care for the women and children of West Virginian and beyond. As part of a fast paced environment, the successful candidate will 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.

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

HR@WVUF.ORG

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

The WVU Foundation is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer


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.


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.

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