Director of Development

Vermont Center for Ecostudies
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Location: Windsor County,
About the Job

Career Opportunity:

Vermont Center for Ecostudies, Director of Development


The Vermont Center for Ecostudies (VCE) seeks a dynamic and experienced Director of Development to help fulfill our mission to advance wildlife conservation in New England and across the Americas through a combination of scientific research and community engagement. This position presents an exciting opportunity for a motivated fundraising professional to lead and grow a thriving development program at a trusted and respected organization with a passionate staff and committed donor base. The successful candidate will manage a strategic, relationship- and donor-centered fundraising program with a focus on expanding major and campaign gifts, growing the annual fund, and ramping up our planned giving program. This position is full-time and based in White River Junction. 


Full position description and application instructions can be found on our Vermont Center for Ecostudies – Director of Development

VCE is collaborating with Gade-McArdle Philanthropy Advisors to conduct this search. Confidential inquiries from qualified candidates may be directed to Scott McArdle via email to

Employer's Approach to Diversity, Equity, & Belonging

We at the Vermont Center for Ecostudies know that biological communities and organizations are strongest and most resilient when they are most diverse. However, we have much work to do to create and sustain diversity and equity in the field of ecology itself—one of the least diverse fields of science. As an organization that aims to “unite people and science for conservation,” we recognize that to truly advance that goal we must create a culture that celebrates diversity, fosters inclusivity, and values dissenting opinions and rigorous examination within our own community.

Our DEI work is ongoing, led by our internal DEI task force. We have hired a diversity consultant to provide ongoing staff and board trainings. We are increasing opportunities for people under-represented in the field of conservation opportunities through summer internships.

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