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SENIOR EXECUTIVE ASSISTANT, FINANCE AND ADMINISTRATION
WVU FOUNDATION, INC.

The WVU Foundation seeks a dynamic and seasoned individual to perform a wide variety of complex and confidential administrative support functions within Finance and Administration including direct support to the COO/CFO and the VP’s in the offices of Finance and Technology and the Director of Human Resources.  Day to day responsibility for administrative duties, coordination of general insurance programs, providing support for various Board committees and assisting with certain facility and human resource functions.

Bachelor’s degree and a minimum of five years related experience and/or training.  Broad based finance and administrative background preferred.

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

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


DIRECTOR OF DONOR RELATIONS & SPECIAL EVENTS
MOUNTAINEER ATHLETIC CLUB

The West Virginia University Foundation, Inc., a nonprofit 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 Donor Relations & Special Events within the Mountaineer Athletic Club office.

The Foundation is engaged in a $1 billion campaign for all parts of West Virginia University – A State of Minds – that will conclude in December 2017.

This position reports directly to the Senior Associate Athletic Director/Executive Director of the Mountaineer Athletic Club. This position is responsible for the management and leadership of all special events and donor stewardship for the Department of Intercollegiate Athletics at West Virginia University. In addition, this position will provide direction and supervision to the Assistant Director of Development and oversee all data entry for sport-specific and major gifts made to the Mountaineer Athletic Club.

A Bachelor's degree is required. Master’s degree preferred. Relevant experience may be substituted for a Master’s degree. The candidate must have a minimum of two years of progressive development and special event experience. Experience with intercollegiate athletics, particularly Division I experience and direct experience working with donors is preferred. The candidate must have knowledge and understanding of NCAA rules and regulations.

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

HR@WVUF.ORG

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

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


MAJOR GIFTS OFFICER
WVU FOUNDATION, INC. 

Reporting to the Associate Athletic Director for Major Gifts and Capital Campaigns within the Mountaineer Athletic Club (MAC), this individual’s responsibilities will include, but not be limited to the following:

  • Managing a portfolio of major gift donors and prospects
  • Developing and implementing an annual action plan to fulfill all quantifiable work performance goals for contacts, solicitations, closed gifts and new prospects identified in order to maximize gift revenue for capital, endowment and high-end annual fund gifts
  • Directing, managing and establishing marketing and outreach strategies for the Jerry West Society, which is the planned giving society for the Department of Intercollegiate Athletics
  • Assisting with the planning, organization, execution, sales and marketing strategies for premium seating opportunities
  • Serving as the fundraising liaison between the Mountaineer Athletic Club and up to two designated varsity sports programs
  • Attending WVU Athletics and MAC related events as assigned

A bachelor's degree is required; a Master's degree is preferred. Relevant experience may be substituted for a Master's degree. Minimum of three years of progressive development experience. Experience with intercollegiate athletics, particularly Division I experience preferred. Direct experience working with capital giving projects and donors preferred. Must have knowledge and understanding of NCAA rules and regulations.

Screening of applicants 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 “MAJORGIFTS” (all one word – no spaces) in the subject line of email.

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


INTERNSHIP/COMMUNICATIONS
WVU FOUNDATION, INC. 

The West Virginia University Foundation has a paid internship ($9 per hour) available for summer 2017 and the 2017-18 academic year. The intern must be a West Virginia University student who can work 15-20 hours this summer and 10-15 hours during the academic year. We will work around the intern’s class schedule.

The intern will assist with the communications and marketing efforts of the Foundation. This includes, but it not limited to, writing news releases and articles for media, newsletters and other publications; writing for the Web; assisting with internal communications; and helping with content development, design and layout for electronic communication, social/digital media and advertisements.

Strong writing skills are a must. Knowledge of digital photography and design software is a plus. 

Those interested should submit a letter of interest, resume and at least three writing samples to hr@wvuf.org and be sure to include "COMM" (all one word – no spaces) in the subject line.

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


INTERN/FINANCIAL SERVICES
WVU FOUNDATION, INC. 

Position Beginning May 2017

The West Virginia University Foundation is looking for a motivated, detail oriented student for a paid internship in the Disbursement Services department and within the Division of Finance.  This position will support financial activities in including processing invoices.  The candidate should have background in business administration and have experience using Microsoft Word and Excel.  Applicants must be a West Virginia University student who is able to work 20-25 hours per week beginning May 2017 and 10-15 hours per week during the 2017-18 academic year.  We will work around the intern’s class schedule. 

Interested candidates should forward a current resume with a letter of interest via electronic mail to HR@WVUF.ORG

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

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


SENIOR DIRECTOR OF DEVELOPMENT
WEST VIRGINIA UNIVERSITY CANCER INSTITUTE
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 Senior Director of Development for the WVU Cancer Institute at West Virginia University Robert C. Byrd Health Sciences Center.

The Sr. Director of Development will lead a comprehensive, integrated development program to its next level of accomplishment in support of the WVU Cancer Institute's (WVUCI’s) mission as part of the Health Sciences Center at West Virginia University. As the Institute’s development officer, the Sr. Director works closely with the WVUCI Director on engagement of high potential prospects for support of the Institute’s priority funding objectives. The Senior Director of Development will report to the AVP for Development for Health Sciences.

The Sr. Development Director will establish and manage relationships with an active portfolio on average of over 100 high potential gift prospects on behalf of philanthropic support for the Institute. Portfolio prospects will include individuals, corporations and foundations with heavy emphasis on individuals and on gift capacity rating of $100K or more. Quantifiable performance expectations are part of annual performance objectives.

Candidates must have a Master’s degree in marketing, public relations, business or a related field and five years of fund raising experience with a proven track record in major gift fund raising from individual, corporate, and foundation sources. 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 “SRDIRCANCER” (all one word – no spaces) in the subject line of email.

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


ASSISTANT ATHLETIC DIRECTOR - ANNUAL GIVING
WVU FOUNDATION, INC. 

Reporting to The Senior Associate Athletic Director/Executive Director of the Mountaineer Athletic Club (MAC), this individual will be responsible for planning, organizing and directing a comprehensive annual giving program for the MAC by developing initiatives and programs to maximize revenues in order to achieve annual fundraising goals, objectives and strategies. This individual will also oversee the priority seating, parking and points programs for football, men's basketball, baseball, postseason games and other athletic events for the WVU Department of Intercollegiate Athletics in conjunction with the WVU Foundation, WVU Sports Marketing Office and the Mountaineer Ticket Office. This individual will manage a portfolio of high-end annual fund and major gift donors and prospects, as defined by working with the WVU Foundation, from initial identification, qualification, cultivation, proposal development, solicitation and through stewardship.

The Assistant Athletic Director for Annual Giving will direct, manage, supervise and establish goals for the Associate Director of Annual Giving. The Assistant Athletic Director for Annual Giving will be tasked to provide leadership and guidance to the Associate Director of Annual Giving, the Mountaineer Ticket Office and the Sports Marketing Office on facilitating the annual online seat selection process for football and men’s basketball powered through Ballena Technologies. The chosen candidate will serve as the fundraising liaison between the Mountaineer Athletic Club and up to two designated varsity sports programs. The Assistant Athletic Director for Annual Giving will also oversee the cultivation, solicitation, stewardship and benefits administration of the Wheels Club program, which consists of approximately 50 dealerships and 70+ vehicles that are utilized by WVU coaches and athletic administrators. This position will assist with gameday hosting and entertainment of donors at various sporting events while also providing a high-level of customer service and maintaining a consistently positive attitude.

A bachelor's degree is required; a Master's degree is preferred. Relevant experience may be substituted for a Master's degree. Minimum of three years of progressive development experience. Experience with intercollegiate athletics, particularly Division I experience preferred. Direct experience working with and managing capital giving projects and donors preferred. Must have knowledge and understanding of NCAA rules and regulations.
 Interested candidates should forward a current resume with a cover letter via electronic mail to:

HR@WVUF.ORG

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

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