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Director of Development

Position: Full-time
Date posted: April 8, 2021

West Virginia Wesleyan College is seeking a Director of Development to join the Office of Development. The Director position will spearhead development campaigns/activations and support and cultivate donor relations.

Position Responsibilities Include (but are not limited to):

  • Create and execute development campaigns that support the Strategic Vision of West Virginia Wesleyan College
  • Coordinate with the Chief Development and Marketing Officer with the research, cultivation and engagement of corporate, government, non-profit organizations and new donor giving
  • Develop and execute ongoing giving campaigns and activations throughout the Fiscal Year, with outlined deliverables, accounting and reporting for each quarter and campaign/activation
  • Engage and manage current or prospective donors for development purposes, including correspondence
  • Maintain weekly accounting and reporting of donor interaction and engagement
  • Support efforts to maintain critical databases that support donor engagement
  • Support key activations across the Office of Development
  • Other duties as assigned by the Chief Development and Marketing Officer
  • Represent the values of West Virginia Wesleyan College in all interactions with internal and external audiences
  • Other duties as assigned


  • Bachelor’s Degree and 5-7 years of experience in fundraising and development, communications or a related field
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Proven organizational and interpersonal abilities
  • Ability to represent the College in a professional manner in interacting with students, parents, alumni and donors
  • Demonstrated ability to work in a team framework, but also independently as required
  • Ties to Wesleyan a plus

To Apply:

Interested candidates should submit a letter of interest, resume and names and contact information of three references to  On the subject of the email, please enter:  ##12## – Director of Development. The review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

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