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Vice President of Development

Reports to:                  CEO

Location:                     Park City, Utah

Salary:                         $100,000-$115,000

­Who We Are
Mission: Park City Community Foundation is creating an enduring philanthropic community to benefit all the people of Park City.

Values: Park City Community Foundation staff and board are committed to core values of equity, collaboration, community, generosity, and transparency. The Community Foundation has a community-centric approach in its grantmaking and fundraising, and is known by donors and partners for being a trusted, professional, and visionary organization. The passionate and expert staff value working in partnership to engage the community in making greater Park City a fabulous place to live, work, and play for everyone.

History: Park City Community Foundation (the Community Foundation) identifies gaps and issues and then works in partnership with the community to address greater Park City’s most pressing needs. The organization brings together local nonprofits, political and business leaders, caring donors, and community members to contribute both financial resources and innovative ideas that affect lasting change. Since its inception in 2007, the Community Foundation has had a cumulative impact of over $49 million through grantmaking, programming, and its annual giving day, Live PC Give PC. With years of philanthropic expertise and deep roots in Park City, the Community Foundation is the philanthropic hub of greater Park City, connecting impactful organizations with the resources to address the most pressing issues in the area.

Location: Park City Community Foundation is based in Summit County, Utah which spans 1,882 square miles and is home to over 40,000 people. Park City is a vibrant mountain town, home to three world-class ski resorts and the Sundance Film Festival, and within easy access to Salt Lake City with its international airport, outstanding arts facilities, and sports teams.

The Position
Park City Community Foundation is seeking a skilled, passionate, collaborative, and fun Vice President of Development to lead the efforts for all development activities at the Community Foundation. They will serve as an organization and community leader who engages donors, community members, and key stakeholders for the benefit of the Park City Community Foundation’s mission. Reporting to the CEO, this role is a key leadership position, engaged in elevating the vision of the Community Foundation and securing resources to further the innovative work of the organization. Driven by a passion for relationships and impact, they will appreciate the intricacies of a complex community foundation and will lead the organization in achieving and exceeding ambitious goals. This position is an integral part of the Community Foundation’s executive team and will be a strategic partner to the CEO in the creation, development, and execution of a comprehensive fundraising and revenue-generating program. Alongside a small but mighty development team of three savvy professionals and a robust Development Committee, they will set the strategy for all fundraising activities. The Vice President of Development will partner and collaborate often with the other talented staff and VPs, especially on projects that intersect with donors, such as donor events, and communications, initiative-related fundraising, and the annual report.

Role and Responsibilities


  • Support the organization’s priorities by using a community-centered fundraising approach to work with donors and community leaders to contribute financial resources and innovative ideas.
  • Create and implement an annual strategic fundraising plan that supports the organization’s vision and includes individual giving, annual fundraising, corporate giving, major gifts, donor advised funds, and legacy giving.
  • Serve as major gifts lead, with an annual goal of over $5M in direct and indirect resources.
  • Maintain a portfolio of donors through the donor cycle of identifying, qualifying, cultivating, soliciting, and stewarding donors inclusive of individual and institutional donors.
  • Collaborate with the CEO to refine donor strategies and ensure key donor relationships are managed.
  • Inspires donors, partners, and the community to action through impassioned and eloquent storytelling and serving as a key spokesperson for the Community Foundation.
  • Provide leadership and work in collaboration with an engaged Development Committee.
  • Oversee gift processing through policies, systems, and procedures built on ethical standards for soliciting and reporting.
  • Utilize data to drive decision-making, create donor segmentation and, in collaboration with VP of Finance, enhance predictive financial modeling for the organization.
  • In coordination with staff members and the Development Committee, carry out donor meetings, cultivation activities, and special donor events including Live PC Give PC, the annual giving day in Park City.
  • Partner with the VP of Communications to regularly communicate with donors and community members.
  • Identify and implement opportunities for donor recognition, stewardship, and appreciation.


  • Establish and model the mindsets and behaviors indicative of a collaborative, inclusive, and high-performing organization that builds a culture of belonging and philanthropy amongst staff and board.
  • Provide leadership that supports the professional growth of the experienced, three-person Development team.
  • Partner with staff and board to set and achieve fundraising goals, make connections, and cultivate relationships.
  • Collaborate with the Vice President of Finance to develop and implement financial strategy through the creation, approval, and implementation of ambitious yet reasonable budgets.
  • Monitor progress against the organization’s annual and strategic plans, providing regular updates and analysis on unrestricted and restricted revenue sources.
  • Provide fundraising leadership to the Board of Directors, including attending board meetings, facilitating board trainings, leading the development committee, preparing and giving reports, managing board giving, and identifying opportunities for volunteer leadership to participate in networking and fundraising activities.

Who Are You?

  • You are a people person.You are a skilled communicator who enjoys connecting with others and building relationships. You are comfortable in a room full of strangers or speaking to crowds. You enjoy making asks and know how to win hearts and minds by connecting people to mission.
  • You are a change agent. You possess an entrepreneurial spirit, and the concept of change and growth excites you. You are a risk taker who is not only open to failure but embraces learning from mistakes.
  • You have strong emotional intelligence. You lead with powerful charisma based on quiet confidence, compassion, and humility. You can read a room, have high self-awareness, and can accept responsibility and criticism.
  • You are an equity champion. You do the hard work, look inward, and ask the important questions. You are not afraid to say “no” to money not aligned with organization values. You lean in even when it’s uncomfortable. You learn from others and advocate for the people you work with.
  • You are a true collaborator. You love to win and share the credit. You realize wide engagement in process trumps fast results. You know how to manage up and partner with a CEO. You learn from others, enjoy coaching those around you, and truly care about the people you work with.

Additional Skillset and Attributes:

  • Five years+ of leadership experience managing development teams and partnering with the CEO to achieve impact.
  • Proven record of closing gifts above $100,000 and managing a portfolio of donors.
  • Demonstrated success in developing and managing relationships with donors, board members, corporate supporters, and community members.
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills with the ability to articulate and align mission, vision, and values to donors and donor prospects.
  • Commitment to Park City Community Foundation’s Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion goals and willingness to participate in shared learning activities offered by the Community Foundation.
  • The maturity, integrity, professionalism, and experience to earn the trust and confidence of your team, other staff, donors, board leadership, and community partners.
  • Knowledge of nonprofit governance and experience working with, or on, boards.
  • Experience using donor databases for donor tracking and research.
  • Strong financial acumen with ability to develop and manage budgets.
  • Strategic thinker who sees the big picture and can also operate in the details.
  • Proven skills to support a great team, set an example, and mentor others.
  • Strong project management skills with ability to delegate, meet deadlines, and follow through.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite including Outlook, Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.

Compensation and Benefits

The salary range for this full-time, exempt position is $100,000-$115,000. Park City Community Foundation provides a wide range of benefits to its employees including a hybrid work environment, self-managed paid time off, paid Family Medical Leave, flextime, 401k, 100% coverage of silver-level health benefits plan, and a generous HSA contribution.  Relocation resources may also be provided.

To Apply

Pathway Associates has been retained to lead this search effort on behalf of Park City Community Foundation. To apply please visit the HireVue platform here. If you have any issues with HireVue, or for any other inquiries, please email debbie@pathwayassoc.com and we can answer any questions or supply further information as needed. All inquiries or referrals will be held in strict confidence.

Diversity and Inclusion
Park City Community Foundation opposes discrimination and injustice in all forms. Research shows that members of underrepresented groups – including women, LGBTQIA+ identified people, Black, Indigenous, and other people of color (BIPOC) – tend to apply for jobs only if they meet every single requirement listed. Here at Park City Community Foundation, we want the best candidate for the job, and that candidate might not always meet 100% of the qualifications listed. If you are passionate about our work and joining our team, we encourage you to apply – especially if you are a member of a structurally marginalized group. We look forward to your application.

The Community Foundation is committed to creating and maintaining a workplace in which all employees have an opportunity to participate and contribute to the success of the organization and are valued for their skills, experience, and unique perspectives. The promotion of equal opportunity in the workplace enhances basic human dignity and respect and the welfare of the society upon which the success of the organization depends. The Community Foundation is an equal opportunity employer and makes its employment decisions based on merit. All employment decisions and personnel actions are administered without regard to age, disability, race, color, sex, veteran status, religion, national origin, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity, political affiliation, or belief. These employment practices include all aspects of employment including but not limited to recruitment, hiring, working conditions, benefits, compensation, training, promotion or transfer, termination of employment, etc.

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