Job Announcement: Development Officer

Are you passionate about wild rivers and clean drinking water? Do you have the skills to help WV Rivers’ achieve our ambitious fundraising goals?

We’re looking to add Development Officer to our team to execute a multi-year fundraising plan that advances WV Rivers’ mission to conserve and restore West Virginia’s river and streams, while setting the organization on a path towards financial sustainability.


Working closely with WV Rivers’ leadership, the Development Officer will be responsible for annual membership fundraising; donor cultivation and solicitation of planned gifts; foundation and cooperate grants assistance; creation and implementation of annual fundraising plans; special events; and donor communications.

A full description of activities and qualifications can be found  here.

Working for WV Rivers

The ideal candidate is a self-starter with a fundraising, or sales/marketing background and is passionate about WV Rivers’ mission.

The applicant will be joining a supportive and talented team that values diversity, honesty, and dedication. Individuals that enjoy a fast-paced, self-directed work environment will find WV Rivers a good fit.

WV Rivers strives to retain and advance talented staff and the Development Officer is designed to grow with the organization, evolving towards a directorship. This is a remote work position; however West Virginia residency is required.


WV Rivers offers competitive non-profit salary and benefits commensurate with experience and qualifications. Benefits package includes health insurance, retirement contributions, and paid sick and vacation leave.

To Apply

Read the full job description. Email a cover letter, resume, and three references to Candidates will be considered on a rolling basis, position will be open until filled.

WV Rivers aspires to be an inclusive multicultural organization that celebrates the rich dimensions of diversity such as race, ethnicity, gender identity, sexual orientation, socio-economic status, age, physical abilities, religious and political beliefs. Diversity at WV Rivers translates into understanding and valuing all perspectives in order to fully accomplish our mission and vision for clean water for all. Candidates must share a commitment to fostering values of diversity, inclusion, equity in justice in all aspects of our programming and advocacy.

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