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REGIONAL DEVELOPMENT OFFICER
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 Regional Development Officer.

This position reports to the Director of Regional Development and is a member of the WVU Foundation's central development team.

The Regional Development Officer will represent the entire range of University needs and priorities to alumni and other friends throughout an assigned geographic region. Working closely with development staff at the University’s flagship campus in Morgantown and its regional campuses, the successfully candidate will build a portfolio of major gift donors and prospects, and solicit outright and planned gifts of $25,000 or more.

Candidates must have a Bachelor’s degree. A minimum of three years of direct and progressively responsible experience in major gift fundraising or other employment involving similar direct client engagement is required. Preference will be given to candidates with experience in higher education, with experience at a comprehensive research university, and/or familiarity with planned giving/financial planning concepts. Strong written, verbal, organization, and interpersonal skills are required. The successful candidate 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 frequent regional and national overnight travel.

Interested qualified candidates should forward a cover letter outlining how their skills and experiences match the above requirements, a current resume, and information for four professional references via electronic mail to:

HR@WVUF.ORG

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

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


Prospect Research Analyst
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 a Prospect Research Analyst.  This position reports directly to the Director of Research & Prospect Management and is a member of the WVU Foundation's central development team.

The Prospect Research Analyst performs accurate, in-depth and timely business, biographical, and financial research on current and potential individual, corporate and foundation donors. 

Duties and responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Responding to strategic requests by development officers, senior leadership and other stakeholders throughout the organization. This includes providing in-depth research of constituents (individuals, corporations, foundations), profiles, financial capacities and other analyses that could influence strategy. 
  • Analyzing and synthesizing information to prepare detailed profiles, capacity ratings, and other research products for development staff that will facilitate and enhance fundraising success
  • Fulfilling monthly individual and team goals such as identifying and rating new prospects
  • Consulting with colleagues at all levels of the division to assess needs and develop strategy. 
  • Routinely screening news, periodicals, and lists
  • Assisting with capturing and maintaining data in the development database
  • Continually refining research skills and methods
  • Ad hoc projects. 

Candidates must have a Bachelor’s degree with proven research experience.  An advanced degree in any subject which demonstrates experience or ability in research will be preferred.  Candidates must also demonstrate the following:

  • Ability to organize and analyze complex material as well as the ability to work with sensitive and confidential information.
  • Ability to handle multiple responsibilities, prioritizing duties and meet deadlines for research requests.
  • Ability to respond to urgent requests completely and concisely.
  • Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing

Additionally, the successful candidate will have:

  • Experience or familiarity with business and asset valuation. The ability to find and quickly assimilate information about new or unknown industries in order to influence strategy or capacity discussions. Ability to speculate when appropriate and to see relevance in disparate data.
  • The ability to work individually with strong, self-directed work as well as part of a dynamic, highly-collaborative team.
  • Ability to meet deadlines and prioritize multiple assignments in a fast-paced environment with minimal day-to-day supervision.
  • Flexibility, intellectual curiosity, creativity, and attention to detail.
  • Familiarity with relational databases, reporting tools, spreadsheets, charts, graphs, presentation software, complex narrative documents.

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

HR@WVUF.ORG

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

The WVU Foundation is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer


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 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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