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Director of Development, Anderson School of Management

University of New Mexico Foundation
New Mexico, United States
Competitive Salary
Closing date
Oct 13, 2021

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Position Type
Fundraising, Major Gifts
Academic Centers, Education, Other Fields
Salary Band
Employment Type
Full Time
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UNM Anderson has been a steadfast engine for progress in New Mexico for nearly 70 years. Built on the deepest roots of tradition, the curiosity and commitment of our faculty continuously propel us forward as we develop the next generation of business leaders. We believe in the transformational power of education because we see it in the classroom every day and we see the longer-term effects in the lives of our alumni.  At this pivotal moment in history, we believe the world needs a special kind of business leader – the kind that only the Anderson School of Management can create. Our vision is to be a model of inclusive business education and partners in regional innovation.   UNM Anderson has a dynamic new dean, with strategic school initiatives along with specific and actionable ways for alumni / business community members to engage with the school.

The Director of Development, under the guidance of the Senior Development Officer, is responsible for the development and fundraising of the College by personally identifying, cultivating, soliciting, and stewarding major gift donors and prospects as defined by UNM Foundation standards for the unit in accordance with performance targets set by the UNM Foundation. 

Primary Responsibilities

  • Identifies, cultivates, solicits, and stewards major donors and prospects including individuals, corporations, and foundations, through visits and other forms of direct personal contact in accordance with performance targets set by the UNM Foundation and at levels defined by the Foundation.
  • Establishes effective working relationship with corresponding Dean, Director, or leader of University unit for fundraising matters.
  • Responsible for obtaining gifts as defined by UNM Foundation.
  • Enlists senior management in furthering the unit's fund-raising program; provides effective staffing and educates and supports management with respect to their Foundation leadership roles.
  • Recruits, engages, and manages volunteers and provides them with leadership and direction in support of the cultivation and solicitation of major donors and prospects; coordinates volunteers' activities to ensure their integration into the unit's programs.
  • Establishes and maintains effective working relationships with the UNM Foundation and colleagues to maximize the unit's total gift revenue.
  • Coordinates unit-based fund-raising strategies and activities to ensure their integration into the University's overall development program.

Required Qualifications

  • Baccalaureate degree from an accredited institution required.
  • Five (5) or more years related experience in development/fundraising
  • Experience in higher education or other non-profit organization
  • Proven ability to close large private gifts.

Other Requirements

Must be able to drive personal vehicle for University and Foundation business (mileage reimbursed) and hold a valid driver’s license with current insurance, and a clean driving record. Offers of employment are contingent upon the successful completion of criminal, driving record, and employment background screening. Some positions may also require credit background screening as well.


Please visit our website at for application.  Cover letter and resume required.


The UNM Foundation is an EEO employer and is committed to recruiting, hiring, compensating, developing, and promoting employees based on qualifications and individual merit. Thus, the Foundation shall provide equal employment opportunity to all employees and applicants without regard to the employee's/applicant's race, color, national origin, age, religion, disability, gender, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, or veteran status. 

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