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Working at the University of Montana Foundation
Our mission is to increase philanthropic support to ensure the University of Montana’s excellence, access and affordability, focusing fundraising activity on the priorities set by the University of Montana and building and maintaining relationships with alumni and friends who donate to UM. The Foundation is governed by an all-volunteer Board of Trustees.
Our vision is to be a leader among like-sized university development operations and foundations from across the country in our production practices, our integrity of operations and our customer service, while creating a brand as a “best place to work.”
Our core values guide us in all that we do:
• We are Intentional
• We are Constituent Centered
• We Act with Integrity
• We Collaborate and Communicate
• We are Driven to Improve
• We Celebrate Success
The University of Montana Foundation offices are located in a new building on the beautiful University of Montana campus. The Foundation currently employs 57 professional staff working across teams focused on accounting, administrative services, development, gift and fund administration, human resources, information systems, marketing and communications, prospect research and stewardship.
Living in Missoula
Missoula is a thriving community of 72,000 residents who make their home where five valleys converge. Set in an outdoor playground of majestic mountains, scenic valleys and winding rivers, Missoula residents enjoy four distinct seasons, an energetic college-town vibe and unparalleled recreational opportunities.
Missoula’s vibrant downtown lies north of the Clark Fork river, which runs through the heart of the city. Residents and visitors flock there for its locally owned restaurants and bars, eclectic retail stores and, during the summer, its bustling Saturday farmer’s market
scene. As a regional shopping destination, Missoula is also home to Southgate Mall – currently undergoing a major expansion – and large retail corridors on Reserve and Brooks Streets.
Missoula offers outstanding cultural and entertainment opportunities that contribute to the “Missoula Lifestyle.” Big-name and local artists alike play Missoula’s varied concert venues and festivals. Local residents enjoy excellent art galleries, public lectures and theatrical productions. University of Montana sporting events and venues are among the best in the nation. The Missoula Osprey minor league baseball team is affiliated with the Arizona Diamondbacks and has won the Pioneer league championship four times. Fly fishing opportunities are world class.