Join a dynamic team of development professionals working to advance the mission of the University of New Mexico. The UNM Foundation seeks nominations and applications for the position of Senior Director of Development for the UNM Project ECHO. Project ECHO (Extension for Community Healthcare Outcomes) is a collaborative model of medical education and care management that empowers clinicians everywhere to provide better care to more people, right where they live.
As the leader in collaborative education and care management, Project ECHO offers an unmatched depth and breadth of education, research, service and leadership within the field of Health Care across the world. The successful applicant will be responsible for creating and implementing a comprehensive development program in coordination with the leadership of the Project ECHO, the UNM Foundation staff, and colleagues. The successful applicant will work closely with the Senior Leadership of Project ECHO, VP of Development at UNM Foundation, staff, volunteer advisory board and friends to identify prospects, develop strategies leading to solicitation, and steward major donors. The primary focus of the position is to identify, cultivate, and solicit major and planned gifts benefiting Project ECHO. Additionally, the candidate will provide donor stewardship in an effort to increase engagement with Project ECHO.
About Project ECHO
The University of New Mexico's Project ECHO (Extension for Community Healthcare Outcomes) is committed to exponentially increasing capacity to safely and effectively treat chronic common and complex diseases in rural and underserved areas. Project ECHO is funded in part by grants from the GE Foundation and the Helmsley Charitable Trust and has received support from the NM Legislature, the University of New Mexico, and the New Mexico Department of Health. Project ECHO's vision is to touch the lives of 1 billion people by 2025 and we are looking for highly mission-driven high performers to join our team and achieve this goal.
About the University
Founded in 1889 as New Mexico’s flagship institution, the University of New Mexico (www.unm.edu) has nearly 170,000 alumni from its culturally rich 12 Colleges and Schools, which offer over 215 degree and certificate programs. UNM is the only Hispanic-Serving Institution in the U.S. that is also classified a Carnegie Research University with Very High Activity. Recently, Hispanic Business Magazine ranked four University schools among the top 10 including the UNM School of Law, Anderson School of Management, the UNM School of Medicine and the UNM School of Engineering. The University now occupies nearly 800 acres near old Route 66 in the heart of Albuquerque, a dynamic multi-cultural Southwestern city. Albuquerque and its surrounding area is the largest metropolitan region in New Mexico, known for high-tech industry, the world renowned international Balloon Fiesta, and its devotion to the UNM campus, programs and athletics.
Serves as the principal fundraiser for Project ECHO; personally identifies, cultivates, solicits, and stewards donors and prospects for the unit in accordance with performance targets set by the UNM Foundation.
Plans, implements, and directs comprehensive capital and/or programmatic development initiatives for Project ECHO identified as a high institutional priority with high, multi-year fund-raising goals.
Works as part of the strategic development team led by the Project ECHO COO and collaborates closely with top-level Project ECHO administrators, faculty, and volunteers to provide direction and leadership in establishing development goals and objectives for the unit.
Develops and implements strategies to identify, cultivate, solicit, and steward major donors as defined by UNM Foundation standards.
Recruits and manages volunteer development council leadership capable of actively supporting the unit's development goals through fund-raising, consultation, and advocacy. Management of development council meetings should not exceed 10% of senior director’s time.
Participates as appropriate with the senior leadership team for the unit.
Baccalaureate degree from an accredited institution required; Masters’ Degree preferred
Seven (7) or more years related development experience
Five (5) or more years’ experience in major gift fundraising
Five (5) or more years’ experience in management
Experience in higher education or other non-profit organization
Proven ability to close large private gifts.
Willingness to travel and to work some evenings and weekends
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 for application link (www.unmfund.org/employment). Resume and cover letter are required.
The UNM Foundation is an EEO employer.
Internal Number: ECHO1
About UNM Foundation, Inc.
The UNM Foundation is an exceptional, mission driven organization focused on fund raising to support student success, faculty support and research, campus programs, capital projects and other initiatives at The University of New Mexico. The Foundation offers competitive salaries and benefit packages. The UNM Foundation is located in Albuquerque, NM, which offers 310 days of sunshine, year-round outdoor activities and events, as well as numerous museums, shops, and other points of interest.
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