University of Vermont Medical Center - Chief Development Officer, Academic Health Sciences, The UVM Foundation & The UVMMC Foundation

VT, Burlington

The University of Vermont Medical Center (UVMMC) Foundation and The University of Vermont (UVM) Foundation seek a dynamic and highly accomplished development and alumni relations leader to serve as its Chief Development Officer for Academic Health Sciences. Reporting to the CEO of The UVM Health Network and the President & CEO of The UVM Foundation, the Chief Development Officer (CDO) leads a comprehensive, collaborative development program for the Academic Health Sciences at The University of Vermont which includes the UVM Health Network’s affiliate organizations, the UVM Larner College of Medicine and the UVM College of Nursing and Health Sciences. 

The CDO is a member of both The UVM Foundation and UVM Medical Center executive teams; serves as the Executive Director of the UVM Medical Center Foundation; and provides leadership in identifying and implementing the best opportunities for fundraising for each of the affiliate organizations in the UVM Health Network and the Network’s academic partners at the University. The CDO is also member of the leadership group for the UVM Larner College of Medicine, serving on the Larner College of Medicine Advisory Committee and the Dean’s Group.

The CDO works closely with key faculty, clinicians, administrators, department chairs and volunteers and provides strong leadership for staff to develop and implement strategies for health sciences philanthropy. The CDO’s team secures philanthropic support from constituents in Vermont, northern New York and across the country, including community members, grateful patients, alumni of UVM, existing donors, corporations and foundations, and others. The CDO provides ongoing support for the fundraising priorities of the CEOs, presidents, deans and senior leaders of each associated organization. The CDO is expected to personally manage a significant portfolio of major and principal gifts donors and prospects. And will work with both Foundation boards to enhance philanthropic support.

The successful candidate will have a record of significant achievements in development, preferably within an academic medical institution or a highly complex, multidivisional and matrixed institution. The next leader will be a visionary with impressive strategic planning and campaign experience, and will have a personal track record as a principal gifts fundraiser and builder of successful development programs. This leader will also have the interpersonal and communication skills necessary to build strong relationships and partnerships internally and externally.

Inquiries, nominations and applications are invited. The search process is currently underway and will continue until the position is filled. Application materials should be submitted to WittKieffer’s candidate portal using the buttons below. Nominations and inquiries can be directed to Mercedes Chacón Vance and Jessica Herrington at

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