Director of Regional Development

West Virginia University Foundation

Morgantown, West Virginia

Moving toward unprecedented accomplishments and boasting excellence in leadership, academics, athletics, and philanthropic support, West Virginia University (WVU) has stepped into the national and international spotlight. Highly ranked by numerous sources, and among a prestigious few that have earned the Carnegie Foundation’s Community Engagement Classification, WVU is active in communities both local and around the world. Established in 1954, the WVU Foundation provides fundraising services for the University and its affiliated organizations. Its State of Minds Campaign has already surpassed its original goal of $750 million and is now targeting $1 billion, seeking to take WVU to entirely new levels of achievement and success.

The Opportunity

An experienced Director of Regional Development is needed to provide leadership and direction for the Regional Development Program that represents the entire range of University needs and priorities in geographic regions across the country. S/he will solicit outright and planned gifts of $25,000 and higher, and supervise the Program staff, as well as design and execute a program establishing planning goals and measurements to efficiently and effectively operate the program in cost-effective ways. A Bachelor's degree and a minimum of six years of direct and progressively responsible experience in major gift fundraising is required.