The Eberly College of Arts and Sciences is seeking applications for an Associate Director of Development. This position is a front-line fundraising position responsible for identifying and developing a major gift pipeline to support the departments and programs within the Eberly College of Arts and Sciences:
Develop major gift donors and prospects, with a focus on alumni, retired faculty members, parents and friends, capable of making gifts of at least $25,000.
Raise at least $1 million per year through outright gifts and planned gifts across the disciplines of arts and sciences.
Plan, schedule and complete frequent travel, with 140+ annual visits spanning over 5-7 days per month. The majority of travel is in West Virginia and contiguous states, with some nationwide travel and some overnight travel.
Identify at least 15 new prospects per year to ultimately build a gift pipeline of 70-80 prospects.
Perform related administrative duties, including recording new contacts, solicitations, prospects, etc.
Provide excellent customer service to donors through maintaining correspondence, writing case statements, drafting gift documents, etc.
Identify engagement opportunities for donors by planning, executing and/or staffing prospect cultivation, hospitality, donor stewardship, etc.
Coordinate all development efforts with the WVU Foundation and comply with all WVUF reporting and accountability standards.
Bachelor’s degree required
Two (2) years of experience in individual fundraising or direct sales is required. Major gift experience in higher education is preferred.
Demonstrated ability to develop, plan and execute multiple events/projects with a high level of detail
Evidence of entrepreneurial spirit, persuasiveness and the ability to motivate people in support of specific causes
Demonstrated ability to work with diverse constituencies
Demonstrated ability to work with highly sensitive and confidential information
Ability to travel extensively, attend evening and weekend events and comply with department travel policy and timeliness