Regional Development Officer

West Virginia University Foundation

Morgantown, West Virginia

Moving toward unprecedented accomplishments and boasting excellence in leadership, academics, athletics, and philanthropic support, West Virginia University 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. WVU has recently achieved a historic milestone, surpassing its $1 billion State of Minds Campaign goal more than a year ahead of schedule.

The Opportunity

A Regional Development Officer is being sought to work closely with development staff in Morgantown and its regional campuses to manage and solicit outright and planned gifts of $25,000 and higher in assigned geographic regions across the country. Candidates must have a Bachelor's degree and a minimum of three years of direct and progressively responsible experience in major gift fundraising. Preference will be given to candidates with experience in higher education; with experience at a comprehensive research university; or with experience or knowledge of planned giving/financial planning concepts.