Vice President of Global Development, EARTH University & Exec. Director, EARTH University Foundation

EARTH University
Atlanta, Georgia, United States
Salary Not specified
Closing date
Oct 17, 2023

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Vice President of Global Development, EARTH University

and Executive Director, EARTH University Foundation


EARTH University seeks a dynamic and successful fundraising professional to serve as its next vice president of global development (Vice President) to chart the future of its philanthropic support. This will include leading the EARTH University Foundation, responsible for raising funds in the United States, as well as leading fundraising efforts in Latin America and Europe with the support of fundraising staff in Costa Rica. EARTH University is an innovative academic institution in Costa Rica that has been preparing young people from Latin America, Africa, Asia, and other regions to contribute to the sustainable development of their countries since 1990. With an ambitious strategic plan approved in late 2022, this is an exciting time for a successful fundraising professional to expand the reach and the scope of the University’s current fundraising by strengthening ties with existing donors as well as engaging new donors who have an appreciation for EARTH University’s mission. The next Vice President will also play a leading role in developing and launching the next large-scale fundraising campaign. The successful Vice President will be authentic, creative, and passionate in communicating and actualizing the institution’s goals.


Reporting directly to the University’s president, the Vice President will also work closely with the senior administration as part of the University’s leadership team. They will bring enthusiasm, innovation, and an entrepreneurial spirit to enhancing and guiding a development enterprise and an ability to craft a compelling case for support that will inspire the next generation of donors to EARTH University. The position calls for a seasoned development professional with a proven track record of securing major gifts as well as experience in leading and mentoring a fundraising team.


Outstanding interpersonal, communication, and organizational skills are critical to the success of the Vice President as well as a reputation for integrity and the highest ethical standards. Proficiency in Spanish is desirable, and the ability to travel both domestically and internationally is required.


EARTH University has retained Isaacson, Miller, a national executive search firm, to assist with this search. Interested candidates must submit a letter of interest and a current resume to be considered for the position. Confidential inquiries, nominations, and application materials should be directed to:


Phillip Petree, Partner

Kristen Andersen, Senior Associate


EARTH University shall provide equal access to and opportunity in its programs, facilities, and employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, gender, age, marital status, familial status, disability, public assistance status, membership or activity in a local commission created for the purpose of dealing with discrimination, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression.

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