Director of Development

Carrabassett Valley Academy | Carrabassett Valley, ME

Posted Date 5/15/2024

Carrabassett Valley Academy

Director of Development Job Description


General Information

Job Title: Director of Development

Location: Carrabassett Valley, Maine

Employee Status: Full-time, 12-months

Classification: Salary with benefits

Minimum Qualifications:

  • 3+ years of applicable development experience.
  • Proven track record of generating income for their organization.
  • Experience in the solicitation of major gifts.
  • Experience in the development and execution of a multi-faceted development plan.
  • Experience in writing successful grant applications.
  • Experience in managing fundraising events.
  • Leadership qualities and the ability to manage a team.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Highly skilled with Blackbaud’s Raiser’s Edge or similar database.
  • Flexibility and willingness to travel, including some weekends.
  • A passion for snow sports, New England, and independent secondary education.


Job Summary

Carrabassett Valley Academy (CVA), a world-class ski and snowboard academy with rigorous college preparatory academics, seeks a Director of Development to lead and grow all of the school’s development-related activities. The Director of Development is an integral part of the school’s senior leadership team and reports directly to the Head of School. Interested candidates should submit a resume and cover letter to Alex Godomsky at


Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Lead strategic planning for the school’s development efforts.
  • Lead and grow a successful annual giving program (approximately $440,000 annually).
  • Plan and lead the successful completion of the school’s upcoming capital campaign.
  • Serve as the school’s primary major gift officer.
  • Build and maintain productive relationships with all key prospects and donors.
  • Increase alumni/parent engagement and giving participation.
  • Manage and mentor direct reports.


Compensation and Benefits:

  • Compensation is commensurate with experience.
  • Health Insurance, STD, LTD, Voluntary Accident, and Dental and Vision Insurance.
  • Sugarloaf Alpine and Nordic Season Pass provided for all employees.
  • Meals in Campus Dining Commons for employees and their families during the school year.
  • Access to endless recreational opportunities in the region including skiing, hiking, mountain biking, canoeing, fishing, and more.


About Carrabassett Valley Academy:

Founded in 1983, Carrabassett Valley Academy is an independent, college-preparatory boarding/day school for 7th-grade to post-graduate students, located at the base of Sugarloaf Mountain in Carrabassett Valley, Maine. The mission of CVA is to foster focused, individual student-athlete development by providing the optimum balance between college preparatory academics, responsible community living, and world-class athletic training in competitive skiing and snowboarding. CVA has graduated 11 Olympians, 72 National Champions, and sent students to many of the finest universities in the world including Harvard, Stanford, MIT, Williams, Middlebury, Dartmouth, and many others. To learn more about our unique school, visit our website at


About Our Region: 

Carrabassett Valley is home to Sugarloaf Mountain Resort, Maine's largest ski area. The resort offers 162 skiing and snowboarding trails, terrain parks, and an Olympian-designed Cross course. In the winter months, Carrabassett Valley also offers over 80 miles of groomed trails connecting four backcountry eco-lodges for Nordic skiing, snowshoeing, and fat biking, open to the public at no charge. In warmer weather, grab a round at Sugarloaf’s renowned golf course or enjoy the nearly 100 miles of mountain bike trails.  With a short ride to nearby Flagstaff Lake, the 740-mile Northern Forest Canoe Trail, or any of the surrounding ponds and streams in the region, you can enjoy boating, canoeing, kayaking, and paddle boarding opportunities. Feel like hiking? Access to the Appalachian Trail is right out our front door! Carrabassett Valley has it all!


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