Join a dynamic team of development professionals working to
advance the mission of the University of New Mexico. The UNM
Foundation seeks a creative, highly motivated, enthusiastic, and
strategic thinking individual to fill the position of Director of
Development for the UNM School of Architecture and Planning.
The successful candidate will demonstrate a strong interest in the
design and planning profession.
The School of Architecture and Planning is one of nine
schools/colleges of the University of New Mexico, maintaining
strong historic ties with both the School of Engineering and the
College of Fine Arts. The School of Architecture and Planning is
housed in George Pearl Hall, designed by internationally renowned
architect, Antoine Predock. The School is the only
institution of higher education in the state of New Mexico offering
professionally accredited degrees in Architecture, Landscape
Architecture, and Community & Regional Planning, as well as a
graduate certificate Urban Innovation and an undergraduate
degree in Environmental Planning & Design. The School also
offers MS degrees focusing on Climate Change and the Built
Environment and Public Health and the Built Environment, among
other tracks in related fields.
The Director of Development will serve as the fundraiser for the
School and will design, implement, evaluate, and refine aspects of
the unit's private-sector fund raising activities with an emphasis
on major gifts as defined by UNM Foundation standards. The primary
focus of the position is to identify and cultivate prospects and
solicit major gifts as defined by UNM Foundation measures. The
primary focus of the position is to identify and cultivate
prospects and solicit major gifts as defined by UNM Foundation
- 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
- Responsible for obtaining gifts as defined by UNM
- 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
- Establishes and maintains effective working relationships with
the UNM Foundation and colleagues to maximize the unit's total gift
- Performs other duties as assigned.
- Baccalaureate degree from an accredited institution
- Five (5) or more years related experience in
- Experience in higher education or other non-profit
- Proven ability to close large private gifts.
- 40-80% of work will take place outside of the office
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 www.unmfund.org/careers
for application. Cover letter and resume
The UNM Foundation is an equal opportunity employer, making
decisions without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual
orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, veteran status,
disability, or any other protected class. We are committed to
hiring and retaining a diverse workforce and are dedicated to the
goal of building an inclusive and pluralistic staff.