Join a collaborative, dynamic team of development professionals working to advance the mission of the University of New Mexico. The UNM Foundation’s mission is to create powerful engagements and partnerships that lead to increased philanthropy, investment, innovation and support for The University of New Mexico.
The University of New Mexico Foundation seeks applications for the position of Associate Athletics Director for Major Gifts. Under the guidance of the Senior Associate Vice President for Central Development at the UNM Foundation and the Director of Athletics, the candidate will work closely with Lobo Club staff, coaches, and volunteers to identify prospects, develop strategies leading to solicitation, and steward major and planned gift donors ($25k and above). The Associate Athletics Director will be assigned a specific portfolio of prospects that have the potential to give to the Athletics Department at the major gift level.
•Organize and lead the major gift efforts for UNM Athletics. •Serve as the key staff liaison for the Director of Athletics and their work with major and planned giving donors and documenting that activity in the donor database. •Manage and increase the membership of the Lobo Champions Council (the highest-level giving society for Athletics) and Forever Lobo Society (the group of donors who have made planned gifts to Athletics). •Serve as one of the primary fundraising contacts for new/upgraded facilities. •Manage a portfolio of major gift and planned gift prospects and design and implement appropriate cultivation and solicitation activities for each (with a focus on multiyear cash pledges and endowments). •Will be held accountable to development metrics such as face-to-face visits, “other” contacts, major gift proposals, and gift closings per year. •Coordinate the involvement of appropriate board, coaches, or staff members in the planning of solicitation strategies. •Manage collaborative working relationships with fundraising colleagues and other campus schools and units, to develop strategies for joint solicitation.
Baccalaureate degree from an accredited institution required.
Minimum of three (3) to five (5) years progressively responsible experience in athletics development required, preferable in higher education environment or related experience.
Three (3) to five (5) years fundraising experience with a track record of success securing gifts at the $25,000+ level.
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 requested.
The UNM Foundation is an EEO employer.
Internal Number: Ath2021
About UNM Foundation, Inc / UNM Athletics
The University of New Mexico, an NCAA Division I institution and member of the Mountain West Conference, is now accepting applications for the position of Associate Athletics Director for Development in the Department of Athletics. The successful candidate will serve as the senior development officer for UNM Athletics.
In order to develop private financial support for the University of New Mexico, the University's Board of Regents established the UNM Foundation Inc. in 1979, in the form of a separately legal incorporated nonprofit corporation.
The Foundation began operations in the spring of 1980 conducting all of its operations through a University department, Office of Institutional Advancement. At that time, University units hired development professionals and limited staff to provide direct fund raising and other support to programmatic initiatives for philanthropy. Since its creation and in accordance with University policy, all private gifts are received through the Foundation, which has the responsibility for managing contributions to all University programs. Gifts to the UNM Foundation are tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law