Career Opportunities in Philanthropy

Philanthropy WV provides this section of our website to post employment opportunities within our members, the broader philanthropy sector, and our organization. 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.


FSU Foundation Development Officer (Major Gifts)

Fairmont State University Foundation (Fairmont, WV) is searching for a front-line major gift ($25,000+) fundraising position responsible for identifying and developing a major gift pipeline to support the departments, programs and initiatives at Fairmont State University. The development officer is expected to devote 95% of work time to major gift fundraising activities, including travel, and 5% of work time to administrative responsibilities. The individual may also assist with alumni relations, stewardship, and annual giving activities from time to time, if assigned and approved. This position will work with the Foundation President and team to secure donations from donors and new prospects and promote a giving culture that will help ensure the Fairmont State Foundation’s (FSF) multi-year revenue targets are realized. For the full job description, click HERE!

Philanthropy West Virginia – Director of Operations and Revenue

Philanthropy West Virginia (Philanthropy WV), West Virginia’s philanthropic leadership network, seeks applications for the new position of Director of Operations & Revenue. This leadership position provides support to the President and CEO with management of day-to-day operations, strategy implementation, and business modeling to advance the organization’s vision and mission. The Director of Operations & Revenue will supervise up to 2 staff (1-full-time or 1-part-time staff). This is a full-time exempt position in a growing, dynamic philanthropic leadership network and reports directly to the President & CEO. The position is based in Morgantown, WV. Philanthropy WV is committed to practicing and advancing diversity and inclusion that creates a stronger organization, philanthropic network, and West Virginia communities. Applications received by February 12th will receive priority consideration. Read the full job description HERE

Philanthropy West Virginia – Membership & Operations Assistant

Philanthropy West Virginia (Philanthropy WV), West Virginia’s philanthropic leadership network, seeks applications for the position of Membership & Operations Assistant. The Membership & Operations Assistant supports membership services, programming, and operations to advance our priorities, plans, and mission. The Assistant works with and reports to the Director of Operations & Revenue and works with President & CEO and the Program & Engagement Coordinator, all staff, member organizations, board of directors, and committees. The ideal candidate will be familiar with the philanthropy and/or nonprofit sector(s) and able to work in a fast-paced and entrepreneurial environment.  The right candidate will be highly-motivated, results-oriented, self-starter, and able to manage several projects at once. Read the full job description HERE

Claude Worthington Benedum Foundation – Program Director, Education

The Benedum Foundation is seeking a dynamic and seasoned relationship-builder to serve as its next Program Director for Education. Given the Foundation’s hands-on and partnership-based approach to grantmaking, the Program Director will build deep and meaningful relationships with multiple constituents, experts, and potential partners in order to best leverage the assets of the community. This long-term work is in support of increased impact and learning outcomes for students in the areas served by the Foundation. This is an exciting opportunity to work closely with a particularly talented and high-performing team, including an expert Board of Trustees to create meaningful change for the people of West Virginia and Southwestern Pennsylvania. Read the full job description HERE

Philanthropy West Virginia – Special Programs Fellow

This fellowship with Philanthropy WV will allow in-depth exposure to the dynamic work of the organization. The fellowship is devoted to assisting the President in the research and development of programs, creating special initiatives and platforms to better serve the different sectors of grantmakers, working with committees and volunteers, and assisting with partnerships/affinity groups. The fellow will report to the President.  The opportunity is a part-time position (10 to 20 hours/week) and must be a minimum period of two semesters or 6 months. This is an hourly paid role.  In the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, the person would be working remotely with regular Zoom, phone, email, and other virtual meetings/communication. Read the full description HERE.

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