The Eberly College of Arts and Sciences at West Virginia University is seeking a Director of Development. The Director will be responsible for generating gifts from individuals, corporations, and foundations. In consultation with the Dean of the Eberly College, the incumbent will be responsible for the creation and implementation of a comprehensive development plan to reach the college’s strategic goals and support the university’s ongoing capital campaign. The incumbent will supervise a staff of development professionals, prepare and administer a development budget, work with the Eberly College of Arts and Sciences administrators, chairs, directors, faculty, and staff, and coordinate efforts with the WVU Foundation to identify and cultivate donors and develop and implement annual giving and communication plans.
A bachelor’s degree is required; however, a Master’s degree is preferred. Five years of experience in development and a history of successful major gift solicitations are required. Demonstrated ability in the following areas is required: excellent interpersonal skills, success in soliciting and obtaining major gifts, working knowledge of planned giving vehicles and methods, excellent oral and written communication skills, and financial planning and management.
West Virginia University is a land-grant, flagship institution with over 30,000 students, and the Eberly College is its largest academic unit with a data base of over 40,000 living alumni, an endowment of $50 million, and a diversity of academic programs in social sciences, natural sciences, and humanities. The city of Morgantown, which is often ranked among the best small cities in the United States, is conveniently located near Pittsburgh, Columbus, Ohio, and Washington, D.C.
Interested applicants should electronically submit a cover letter, resume, and at least three professional references to: email@example.com . Review of applications will begin on February 15, 2013 and will continue until the position is filled. West Virginia University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and the recipient of an NSF ADVANCE grant to support gender equity. The University strongly encourages applications from women, minorities, and members of underrepresented groups.