Assistant Dean for Development

Reference: JOB1190
Employer: West Virginia University

Eberly College of Arts and Sciences
West Virginia University
Job Number: 12211

The Eberly College of Arts and Sciences at West Virginia University is seeking an Assistant Dean for Development. The Assistant Dean will be responsible for generating gifts from individuals, corporations, and foundations.  In consultation with the Dean of the Eberly College, the incumbent will be responsible for the creation and implementation of a comprehensive development plan to reach the college’s strategic fundraising goals of 5 to 7 million.  The incumbent will supervise a staff of development professionals, prepare and administer a development budget, work with the Eberly College of Arts and Sciences administrators, chairs, directors, faculty, and staff, and coordinate efforts with the WVU Foundation to identify and cultivate donors and develop and implement annual giving and communication plans.

A master’s degree is required. Candidates must also have at least five years of experience in development and a history of successful major gift solicitations. Preference will be given to candidates with greater experience in managing frontline fundraising staff; experience with programs in higher education; and experience at a comprehensive university. The successful candidate should demonstrate excellent interpersonal skills,  working knowledge of planned giving vehicles and methods, excellent oral and written communication skills, and financial planning and management.

West Virginia University is a doctoral, R-1 designation, land-grant institution with over 30,000 students, and the Eberly College is its largest academic unit with a data base of over 57,000 living alumni, an endowment of $50 million, and a diversity of academic programs in social sciences, natural sciences, and humanities. The City of Morgantown, which is often ranked among the best small cities in the United States, is conveniently located 75 miles South of Pittsburgh, and 200 miles West of Washington, D.C.

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West Virginia University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and the recipient of an NSF ADVANCE grant to support gender equity.  The University strongly encourages applications from women, minorities, and members of underrepresented groups.

posted  July 11, 2019