Position Classification Description

Position Class Code / Title: N5012 / Development Coordinator
Recruitment Tier: Tier 1
FLSA: Non-Exempt
Grade: 10
HR Review/Approval:RVIEW

This is a description of a Staff Position Classification. It is not an announcement of a position opening. To view descriptions of current openings, please go to UNMJobs and Search Postings to view positions that are currently accepting applications.

The following statements are intended to describe, in broad terms, the general functions and responsibility levels characteristic of positions assigned to this classification. They should not be viewed as an exhaustive list of the specific duties and prerequisites applicable to individual positions that have been so classified.


Participates and/or assists in the development, implementation, and evaluation of both general giving and special fundraising activities for one or more areas of university operations. Assists with or assumes responsibility for activities such as annual giving campaigns, specified fundraising events, donor stewardship, and solicitation of gifts and sponsorships from individuals and/or corporations.

Duties and Responsibilities

  1. Cultivates and solicits gifts from specified individuals, corporations, and/or foundations, in accordance with established policies, procedures, and guidelines, and within prescribed parameters as to dollar amount.
  2. Plans, coordinates, staffs, and facilitates special fundraising activities and events, such as dinners, telethons, and sporting events.
  3. Responds to donor inquiries with accurate and timely information; secures donor gifts, and provides donors with relevant materials.
  4. Provides financial stewardship and reporting to donors; ensures appropriate expenditure of donor funds.
  5. Writes, prepares, and disseminates donor correspondence, reports, and fundraising materials such as brochures and newsletters.
  6. Oversees and trains staff and/or students engaged in support activities, as appropriate.
  7. Organizes and coordinates the activities of volunteers and committees/boards engaged in fundraising activities, as appropriate.
  8. Assists and/or participates in donor interaction activities and management of development programs, as appropriate.
  9. Performs miscellaneous job-related duties as assigned.

Minimum Job Requirements

  • High school diploma or GED; at least 3 years of experience directly related to the duties and responsibilities specified.
  • Completed degree(s) from an accredited institution that are above the minimum education requirement may be substituted for experience on a year for year basis.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Required

  • Ability to provide excellent customer service.
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills and the ability to work effectively with a wide range of constituencies in a diverse community.
  • Ability to plan, organize and coordinate media activities and special events.
  • Records maintenance skills.
  • Skill in the use of personal computers and related software applications.
  • Knowledge of institutional fundraising, promotional, and/or public affairs programs, methods, procedures, and techniques.
  • Ability to lead and train staff and/or students.
  • Ability to create, compose, and edit written materials.
  • Ability to lead and train employees, to include organizing, prioritizing, and scheduling work assignments.

Distinguishing Characteristics

    Position requires: a) Coordinating and facilitating fundraising activities such as dinners, telethons, and sporting events; b) ensuring appropriate expenditure of donor funds; c) preparing and distributing donor correspondence, reports, and other materials such as brochures and newsletters; and d) organizing and coordinating the activities of volunteers and/or committees engaged in fundraising activities.

Conditions of Employment

  • All regular, non-temporary positions assigned to this classification are represented by a labor union and subject to the terms and conditions of the US-UNM Collective Bargaining Agreement.
  • If this position is assigned to the Athletics Department, either administratively or functionally, compliance with all NCAA rules and regulations is required.
  • Employees who provide services or work in patient care or clinical areas are required to be in compliance with the University's influenza vaccination requirement.

Working Conditions and Physical Effort

  • No or very limited physical effort required.
  • No or very limited exposure to physical risk.
  • Work is normally performed in a typical interior/office work environment.

The University of New Mexico provides all training required by OSHA to ensure employee safety.

Revised Date: 07/13/2021