The UNM Foundation was established in 1979 as an incorporated nonprofit corporation. The Foundation began operations in the spring of 1980, conducting all of its operations through a University department. At that time, University units hired development professionals and limited staff to provide direct fund raising and other support to programmatic initiatives for philanthropy.
Today, the UNM Foundation is an inter-dependent organization with expanded fiduciary duties to include fiscal, human resources and treasury functions. With 81 employees, the UNM Foundation is one of only 58 University foundations to reach a billion-dollar fundraising goal and who consistently reaches and surpasses its annual fundraising goal of $80 million.
What you’ll do…
The University of New Mexico (UNM) Foundation seeks to fill a dynamic position with our UNM Comprehensive Cancer Center. This creative and enthusiastic Senior Director of Development will serve as the major fundraiser for the Cancer Center 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.
What we offer…
The opportunity to work collaboratively with a group of highly motivated and metrics driven development professionals
A broad set of competitive benefits including healthcare options, ongoing professional development and educational opportunities, ample paid-time off (PTO), 14 paid holidays, access to on-site wellness, exceptional retirement contributions, and much more.
A beautiful, active and diverse community to work and thrive in. The UNM campus is located in the heart of Albuquerque, New Mexico’s largest city. In Albuquerque, diverse cultures, authentic art and dynamic traditions have helped shape our centuries-old story. No matter your interests, the city has countless opportunities for you to explore. Sample traditional New Mexican cuisine that takes minutes to make and hundreds of years to prepare, experience world-class museums, stroll along Central Avenue under the vintage neon glow of Route 66, or soar high above the city in the hot air ballooning capital of the world — a sight sure to change your perspective.
What you’ll bring…
Baccalaureate degree from an accredited institution required; Master’s 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
How to apply:
Please visit our website for application link (www.unmfund.org/careers). We are requesting that you submit a 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.
Internal Number: CCC19SR
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.