Career Opportunities in Philanthropy

Philanthropy WV provides this section of our website to post employment opportunities within our organization and our members. Our private, family, corporate, and community foundation members provide exciting, value-added, and beneficial career experiences. We encourage you to check out the opportunities presently available below.

President, Claude Worthington Benedum Foundation

The Board of Trustees of the Claude Worthington Benedum Foundation seeks a collaborative leader and strategic thinker to serve as President of the Foundation. Located in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, the Benedum Foundation is a non-profit 501(c)(3) philanthropic organization that focuses its grantmaking in support of economic development, education, health and human services, and community development in the state of West Virginia and four counties in Southwestern Pennsylvania (including the city of Pittsburgh), and more broadly in regional economic development in the tri-state region of West Virginia, Southwestern Pennsylvania, and Southeastern Ohio.

The new President will serve as the face of the Benedum Foundation in providing leadership to its programs and to its engagement in regional projects relating to its areas of interest. Working closely with the Board of Trustees and the Program Directors, the President will join in the organization’s next phase of strategic visioning, a process that will begin in 2018. The President provides leadership of the Foundation and ensures that its strategic direction is consistent with its mission, guiding principles, and priorities. Working collaboratively with the Board and the senior staff, the President provides the intellectual, organizational, and civic leadership to realize the Foundation’s vision and to execute the policies and programs adopted or approved by the Board. The President oversees the Foundation’s operations, finance, administration, communications, human resources, and compliance with investment objectives and policies. She or he oversees and manages a staff of approximately 11 employees and a leadership team that includes the Vice President of Programs and two Program Directors, the Treasurer and Chief Financial Officer, and the Office Administrator. The President is a member of the Board of Trustees, pursuant to the by-laws, and has a vote on all matters that come before the full Board. For the full job description, CLICK HERE.

The Benedum Foundation has engaged Diversified Search to assist in this search process. Screening will begin in February and continue until an appointment is made. Nominations, recommendations or expressions of interest (cover letter, CV, and the names of five references) in the position should be directed to:

Kim M. Morrisson, Ph.D., Senior Managing Director                                                               Nancy Helfman, Vice President & Senior Associate                                                       Diversified Search                                                                                                                                                   Phone: 215-656-3579                                                                                                                                 Email:

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Operations & Communication Assistant, Philanthropy WV

Philanthropy West Virginia is seeking a talented, resourceful, energized, and effective professional for its 20 to 30/hr week Operations & Communication Assistant. This professional position is based at our main office in Morgantown, WV working with the extended Philanthropy WV team.  It is a great career growth position.  For the full job description, CLICK HERE.

Interested applicants are asked to submit a cover letter, resume, two writing samples, and three professional references to Philanthropy WV by emailing: Applications are due by Friday, February 16, 2018 or until the position is filled.  

Executive Director, Hinton Area Foundation

The Hinton Area Foundation is seeking a talented, energetic, and results-oriented full or part-time Executive Director for a non-profit community foundation.  The Hinton Area Foundation is located in beautiful and growing Hinton, WV.  HAF has approximately $5.5 million in endowed assets that support education, the public library, the humane society, the arts, children’s welfare and other charitable activities through 90 different funds.  HAF is currently seeking to increase its committed assets to $10 million in coordination with Philanthropy West Virginia’s Campaign “Keep 5 Local”.  We are looking for an executive director to coordinate the activities of the Foundation and develop strategies to increase our charitable reach.   Part-time paid administrative support is in place, and HAF has recently acquired a beautiful office building.  This is an ideal position for a person with executive experience in the non-profit sector who wants to help a rural Appalachian community prosper.  Hinton is in Summers County in southeastern West Virginia at the confluence of the New, Greenbrier and Bluestone Rivers.  It is at the southern end of the New River Gorge National River and there are also 2 state parks in the county.  The area is physically beautiful, and the county is not dependent on coal extraction.

Interested applicants are asked to submit a cover letter, resume, two writing samples, and three professional references to the Board President at: Applications will will be received until the position is filled (still searching as of 01/12/2018).