Job Posting – President & CEO, Philanthropy West Virginia

Philanthropy West Virginia seeks applications for its next President & CEO. Founded to better connect local  philanthropy, support rural communities, and increase investments in the Mountain State, Philanthropy WV serves West Virginia’s community, private, family, and corporate foundations; united ways; giving circles, government funders, and private philanthropists. As a dynamic leadership organization based in and serving rural communities, the organization has evolved from initial volunteer led efforts to a diverse and mission driven philanthropic network. The organization includes a staff team with four full-time employees and two  part-time employees, a board of fourteen members, and numerous volunteer leaders. 

The role of the President & CEO is to advance the organization’s mission, vision, values, and sustainability and to foster statewide and national leadership in philanthropy. This is a full-time exempt position and reports directly to the Board of Directors. The Philanthropy WV office is based in Morgantown, WV. Philanthropy WV is committed to practicing and advancing diversity and inclusion through a diverse staff team and inclusive work environment. Philanthropy West Virginia is an equal opportunity employer. The salary range for the position is $84,000 to $98,500/year along with generous benefits, including health, dental, and life insurance, PTO, and, after one year of service, a contribution to a retirement account.  

Candidate Profile: 

∙ Minimum of Bachelor’s degree required in relevant sector.  

∙ 10 years’ experience in nonprofit, philanthropic, foundation and/or business sectors with a proven record of executive leadership. 

∙ Previous success in resource and fund development. 

∙ Demonstrated proficiency in staff supervision and mentoring, consultant/contractor oversight, and general operations; committed to the personal and professional development of the team. Excellent interpersonal, communications, writing, and organizational skills; ability to multi-task and work under pressure on multiple projects.  

∙ Prior experience as a grant maker or as a grantee; familiar with the process of grant writing. Understanding of financial management principles and practices that guide nonprofit and philanthropic organizations.  

∙ Knowledge of the philanthropic landscape in West Virginia, central Appalachia, and/or rural communities with similar issues and complexities.  

∙ A successful track record of creating collaborative and high performing work environments and managing organizational culture change.  

∙ An understanding of and interest in the complex local, state and national public policy dynamics that impact philanthropy. 

∙ Ability to steward a committed volunteer Board and maximize its effectiveness. Comfortable working varying hours, including nights and weekends. 

For more details, a full job description is also available.

Qualified applicants please submit a cover letter and resume to The deadline for applications is May 31, 2022. For more information on Philanthropy WV, visit