The UVM Foundation invites high performing development professionals to explore an exciting opportunity. The Director of Major Gifts – UVM Athletics is primarily responsible for major gift fundraising to benefit the intercollegiate athletics program at the University of Vermont. The Director of Major Gifts reports to the Vice President for Development at the Foundation, in close collaboration with the University’s Director of Athletics.
As the state’s lone Division I program, Athletics is a key contributor to student and community life enriching campus with games that excite students as well as alumni and fans from across the state and New England.
Over the past decade, UVM Athletics has been on the move with a clear vision, a compelling strategic plan, and a positive competitive culture. The men’s hockey team, men’s and women’s basketball teams are nationally recognized—the ski team is a six-time winner of the national championship, while both men’s and women’s basketball are frequent contenders in national tournaments. Other programs have significant regional success and are on the cusp of national recognition. UVM Athletics has seven varsity men’s programs and nine varsity women’s programs.
As a leader on our team, the Director of Major Gifts will play an important role in enlarging the philanthropic footprint of UVM Athletics and the University at large. The successful candidate will have a track record of securing five, six, and seven figure commitments, preferably within higher education and across all aspects of a university – capital improvements, program support, and student support.
For a more detailed description of the position and information on how to apply, please visit our website UVMFoundation.org/Careers
The mission of the University of Vermont Foundation is to secure and manage private support for the benefit of the University of Vermont.
The vision of the UVM Foundation is to provide meaningful engagement opportunities for donors that maximize their philanthropic investment in the University of Vermont towards the realization of the University's aspiration to remain among the nation's premier small research institutions.