Position Classification Description

Position Class Code / Title: N7045 / Devt & Donor Relns Mgr (Vlcia)
Recruitment Tier: Tier 1
FLSA: Exempt
Grade: 14
HR Review/Approval:COMP

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.


Plans and manages strategic development, fundraising programs, outreach initiatives, and public affairs for a major, autonomous University branch/community college. Serves as the principal point of development fundraising expertise for the organization, and ensures that all associated activities undertaken by the organization support the institution's overall mission, goals, and strategic objectives.

Duties and Responsibilities

  1. Identifies, solicits, cultivates, and stewards major donors and donor prospects including corporations, foundations, and individuals.
  2. Writes solicitation proposals, reports, and/or other communication materials including press releases.
  3. Represents the organization at various community and/or business meetings, committees, and task forces; promotes existing and new programs and/or policies.
  4. Develop and maintain databases and files related to funding campaigns, mailing lists, memberships and/or other related information requirements, as appropriate.
  5. Manages and coordinates all institutional communications and public affairs programs activities for the branch campus.
  6. Oversees the design, development, and production of promotional and informational materials to support strategic and operational programs and initiatives, as required.
  7. Keeps abreast of current and developing local, regional, and national trends and issues related to institutional marketing and fundraising.
  8. Performs miscellaneous job-related duties as assigned.
  9. Assists in short- and long-range strategic planning activities to create and implement fund-raising goals and objectives.

Minimum Job Requirements

  • Bachelor's degree; 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

  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills and the ability to work effectively with a wide range of constituencies in a diverse community.
  • Knowledge of development and advancement concepts, methods, and procedures as related to an institution of higher education.
  • Records maintenance skills.
  • Knowledge of public fund raising principles, methods, and legal constraints.
  • Database management skills.
  • Knowledge of current and developing issues and trends in area of expertise.
  • Proposal and grant writing skills.
  • Strategic planning and leadership skills.
  • Knowledge of public relations principles and practices.
  • Strong written composition and editorial skills.

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: 03/20/2017