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.

Executive Director, Sisters of Saint Joseph Health & Wellness Foundation

AVAILABLE JUNE 2019: The Sisters of St. Joseph Health and Wellness Foundation (SSJHWF), a sponsored ministry of the Congregation of St. Joseph (COSJ), was established to address the health needs of West Virginians. SSJHWF is seeking an Executive Director to manage the day-to-day administrative, grant-making, financial, and philanthropic activities of the Foundation. Successful candidates will have the ability to work effectively with the varied cultural and educational backgrounds of urban and rural West Virginians, with local and state governments, and with cooperating NGOs. A commitment to the vision, mission, and values of the organization and demonstrated experience in non-profit leadership are required. SSJHWF offers a comprehensive wage and benefits package, including paid time-off and retirement plans. The Congregation of the Sisters of St. Joseph is an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees. The full job description can be found here, More information about the position, including how to apply, can be found HERE!    More information about the Heath & Wellness Foundation can be found HERE!  


Program Officer, West Virginia Humanities Council

The West Virginia Humanities Council, the state affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities, announces an immediate opening for a Program Officer.

The Program Officer develops and administers current in-house Council programs under the supervision of the Executive Director (see Council web site,, for current program information).  Program Officer also works directly with the NEH and partner agencies and organizations on annual or short-term programs, and plans/keeps records for the Council’s Program Committee.  The Program Officer prepares and submits all program reports to relevant agencies, committees, and the Council Board as needed.

Minimum B.A. in a humanities discipline, M.A. preferred; three years’ experience in project planning and management; excellent organizational, communicative, and writing skills; familiarity with West Virginia cultural history.  Occasional travel required.

The WV Humanities Council, an independent nonpartisan nonprofit corporation, is an equal opportunity employer, committed to building and maintaining a strong, mutually supportive team comprising a variety of backgrounds, perspectives, and skill sets.  The Council offers a competitive salary and good benefits.

Send cover letter and curriculum vitae listing 3-5 references (as attachments) to, or c/o Dr. Eric Waggoner, Executive Director, WV Humanities Council, 1310 Kanawha Blvd E., Charleston WV 25301.

Applications reviewed through September 16, 2019.