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Communications and Development Manager

We are no longer accepting applications for this position.

Wheeling Heritage is seeking a Communications and Development Manager to join its team. The Communications and Development Manager’s primary goal is to ensure Wheeling Heritage achieves its mission by building strong and sustainable funding relationships and developing greater awareness of its programs and services.


In consultation with management, the Communications and Development Manager researches current and potential funders; presents concrete plans for achieving goals; manages the solicitation of new and renewing funders; and works with all departments to draft grants and provide appropriate acknowledgment of funding. The C&DM is responsible for communication pieces, including writing and editing letters; writing content for the Wheeling Heritage and Weelunk websites, monthly e-blast, newsletters, annual reports, social media, etc.; writing and editing direct appeals, articles for content marketing and other materials as required. This position also plays a key role in research, advocacy, major gifts, and corporate sponsorships for events.


This position will be accountable for the following primary responsibilities: 

  • Develop and implement a communications plan for Wheeling Heritage and Weelunk, the organization’s online magazine.
  • Establish goals for soliciting funds, and develop policies for collection and safeguarding of contributions.
  • Identify grants and, working with program managers, write and submit grant proposals.
  • Maintain the company’s corporate image and identity, which includes the use of brand standards.
  • Edit contributor-written articles for Weelunk, Wheeling Heritage’s online magazine, for grammar and appropriate voice.
  • Manage special events, such as fundraisers, annual dinners with donor groups, etc.
  • Write interesting and effective articles and press releases, prepare information for media kits, and develop and maintain company web pages.
  • Design and edit promotional publications, such as brochures.
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships with donors, government officials, and media representatives.
  • Evaluate advertising and promotion programs for compatibility with public relations efforts.
  • Manage communications budgets.
  • Develop, implement, and maintain crisis communication plans.

Required education and experience: 

Bachelor’s degree (B.A / B.S.) from four-year college or university, plus two (2) years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.


This is a full-time position with competitive salary and benefits.


We are no longer accepting applications for this position.


Wheeling Heritage is an Equal Opportunity Employer.