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Vice President of Development and Alumni Relations

Norwich University
Vermont, United States
Salary Commensurate with experience
Closing date
Jun 1, 2024

Norwich University, located in Northfield, Vermont, seeks a Vice President of Development and Alumni Relations (VPDAR) who is an experienced and innovative individual who will embrace the collegiality of the campus community and collaborate on a variety of campus-wide initiatives designed to further its success while honoring the traditions of this robust institution.

The VPDAR will assist in fulfilling the mission of Norwich University by leading all advancement-related efforts for the institution, including outreach and new prospect development; annual, major gift, and planned gift fundraising; alumni and constituent engagement; corporate and foundation relations; and stakeholder and volunteer development. The VPDAR will take office no later than September 1, 2024.

A bachelor’s degree from an accredited university is required, an advanced degree is preferred as well as fundraising-related training and certifications. A minimum of seven (7) years of progressively responsible leadership and managerial experience who understands Norwich University’s mission and values and is familiar with military culture; has a proven track record in successful principal and major gift fundraising with high-net wealth individuals; and has a broad understanding of the various roles, functions, and responsibilities of the different units within an a highly functioning advancement office. For more information, please click the following link to review the detailed position announcement: VPDAR.

Gonser Gerber LLP is assisting Norwich University with this executive search. Prospective candidates may arrange a confidential conversation with Erin Phillips, Senior Consultant, at Applications and nominations should be submitted electronically to Applications must include a cover letter that addresses the responsibilities and requirements described in the position prospectus, a curriculum vitae, and a list of three (3) professional references with contact information and a brief description explaining the relationship of each to the applicant. References will not be contacted without the explicit permission of the candidate. All documents should be submitted in PDF format. The position will remain open until it is filled, but only applications received by June 1, 2024, can be assured of full consideration.

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