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Welcome to the Marshall University Foundation, a nonprofit organization focused on advancing the mission of Marshall University through philanthropy. We build enduring relationships that maximize advocacy and philanthropy to support Marshall University. Marshall Foundation team members are mission-driven and dedicated to connecting people and developing partnerships.

The Marshall Foundation is committed to developing its team members and helping them grow their careers while fulfilling the organization’s mission. Through teamwork and collaboration, people across the organization work to grow and foster relationships between benefactors and the university. If this description appeals to you, please explore our current openings.

Current Openings

Senior Director of Data Services

Under the supervision of the Associate Vice President For Development, the Senior Director of Data Services will manage the day to day operations, task distribution and associated budget allocation of the Foundation’s Data Services team. This hands-on professional will be responsible to design, develop and implement strategic technical solutions in support of the Foundation’s overall goals and priorities. The Senior Director of Data Services will be responsible to assess and comprehend legacy systems, to develop and document automated application and reporting solutions as required, and to implement next generation information systems and technical infrastructures. Responsibilities will include the following categories, along with other duties as required and assigned:

  • Managing the Data Services department’s daily operations, including task request prioritization, assignment and resolution.
  • Managing all aspects of the Foundation’s data and data quality as well as software, database, and hardware systems, including training and documentation.
  • Analyzing business requirements, developing, and deploying automated software solutions for the organization.
  • Serving as a liaison between Marshall University’s IT department and Foundation staff to resolve a variety of technical issues.

Director of Alumni Membership and Outreach

Under the supervision of the Executive Director of Alumni Relations, the Director of Alumni Membership and Outreach is responsible for coordinating various alumni engagement initiatives, managing the MUAA Board, chapters, sponsorship program, and student ambassadors’ program, and contributing to the overall development and improvement of alumni relations strategy and programs. This role plays a crucial part in fostering a strong and engaged alumni community and relationships with key stakeholders.

  • Coordinate MUAA Board activities including general and committee meetings, committee projects, elections and volunteer participation in Foundation events.
  • Assist in coordination and growth of the MUAA Chapters program through prospective calls and chapter activity support, developing and maintaining chapter handbook, facilitating bank account setup, chapter event assistance and volunteer participation in Foundation events.
  • Assist in coordination of the MUAA sponsorship program, managing contract coordination and sponsorship fulfillment and collaboration with the communications and donor relations team on sponsorship acknowledgement, stewardship and recognition.
  • Coordinate the MUAA membership perks program and explore and manage opportunities for new license plate programs.
  • Manage the coordination of nominations, voting, and the selection process for the MUAA Banquet awards, collaborating with MUAA Board members, chapters, membership and faculty/staff across main campus.
  • Coordinate and nurture the growth of the MUAA Student Ambassador’s program.

Prospect Development Coordinator

Under the supervision of the Senior Director of Prospects and Grants, the Prospect Development Coordinator (PDC) is primarily charged with facilitating research of potential and existing prospects for the Foundation. PDC will assist with grant/sponsorship documentation from identification to reporting. Additionally, the PDC will work closely with the Senior Director of Prospects and Grants to continually grow the Foundation’s prospect identification process, documentation, and records database.

  • Assist with research for financial opportunities with prospects and grants.
  • Help assess capacity, interest, philanthropy, and existing relationships to identify and qualify new prospective prospects and grants as well as new opportunities with existing prospects and grants.
  • Assist with application of information discovered through proactive and reactive research and analysis on prospects and grants.
  • Help maintain an active list of prospects and grants.
  • Assist with determining match between institutional needs and initiatives with the funding priorities of foundations/corporate prospects.
  • Help with the assembly and submission of grant requests/corporate sponsorships, including proposal, presentation, and supporting documents such as budget and letter of support.
  • Assist with establishing and maintaining relationships with grant foundation and corporate partners through program officers.
  • Help in the facilitation with deans, faculty, and staff on various deadlines for submissions in a timely manner.
  • Assist in maintaining records, database, and calendar.

Director of Philanthropy

Under the general leadership of the Foundation’s Chief Operating Officer, COO, the Director of Philanthropy is charged with raising private gifts for the benefit of the university. This position’s primary responsibility is to cultivate, solicit and steward gift prospects and donors capable of making major gifts. The Officer will manage a major donor prospect base >= 150 qualified prospects and will be expected, on a monthly basis, to meet or exceed the organization’s defined development activity performance goals.

  • Works closely with the COO and Foundation and Development staff, university deans, faculty and key volunteers to pursue a coordinated and strategic program of cultivation, solicitation and stewardship of donor prospects.
  • Manage a major gift portfolio base >= 150 qualified major donor prospects
  • Develop and implement strategies, proposals and presentations for building and maintaining long term fundraising relationships with donor prospects.
  • Document contacts and strategies through the use of the prospect management and research system.
  • Adhere to the Foundation’s policies and procedures for accepting, recording and acknowledging gifts and pledges.
  • Monitor expenditures against an approved budget.
  • Participate as a full member of the advancement team attending prospect management meetings, professional development activities and other staff meetings as appropriate.
  • Pursue professional growth activities with the approval of the Chief Operating Officer.

Accounting Technician

Under general supervision, performs accounting support duties. The incumbent is responsible for performing moderately complex posting, coding of transactions, and examining records to assure adherence to relevant laws and regulations. Performs related work as required.

Classifies/codes a variety of transactions in accordance with internal and regulatory policies and guidelines which may require considerable knowledge or research. Reviews accounts, ledgers, and supporting documentation for completeness, accuracy, and compliance with laws and regulations. Prepares bank deposits and/or checks. Makes correcting and/or adjusting entries on ledger. Examines accounting records to assure adherence to accounting laws and regulations; verifies calculations and ensures accuracy and validity of transactions. Performs moderately complex posting and balancing of transactions. Maintains accounting records; gathers data and prepares moderate to complex reconciliations and reports from records maintained. May assist supervisor in preparing analytical materials by compiling data and preparing summaries and requests. May train and review the work of clerical staff. Support of other accounting and organizational activities as deemed appropriate.

About Marshall University

Marshall University is a public comprehensive university with a rich history as one of the oldest institutions of higher learning in West Virginia. Founded in 1837 and named after Chief Justice John Marshall, definer of the Constitution, Marshall University advances the public good through innovative, accredited educational programs. We are located in downtown Huntington, West Virginia, with additional locations in South Charleston, Point Pleasant, Teays Valley and Beckley.

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