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Assc VP for Devt
New Mexico State University in , New Mexico
Date Posted 05/12/2021
Executive-Administrative Vice President
Employment Type Fulltime
Application Deadline Open until filled

New Mexico State University invites you to apply to be a part of a diverse, dynamic and welcoming learning and working environment in Las Cruces, NM. NMSU seeks employees who are creative and flexible in developing and evaluating new ideas and ways to evolve NMSU into the future. Located in the borderlands and adjacent to the mighty Rio Grande, NMSU is a proud Hispanic-serving institution in the minority-majority state of New Mexico. Southern New Mexico features an average of 294 days of sunshine annually, making NMSU ideal for job-seekers who enjoy hiking, mountain biking, canoeing and bird-watching. NMSU is committed to sustainability through improving and maintaining the quality of human life while preserving the integrity, stability, and beauty of ecological systems for the future. We are looking for student-centered employees with a passion for success. NMSU invites you to take the first step to your successful and rewarding career by applying today.

NMSU is New Mexico’s land-grant and space-grant institution, a comprehensive research institution dedicated to teaching, research, public service and outreach. In addition, the NMSU system includes a satellite learning center in Albuquerque, Cooperative Extension Service offices located in each of New Mexico’s 33 counties, and 12 agriculture research and science centers. New Mexico State University is the institution of choice for more than 15,000 students from 49 states and 89 foreign countries.

The City of Las Cruces is the second largest city in New Mexico and is located in Doña Ana County, approximately 45 miles north of El Paso, Texas, and 225 miles south of Albuquerque. Las Cruces is the economic and geographic center of the Mesilla Valley, the agricultural region on the floodplain of the Rio Grande which extends from Hatch to the west side of El Paso, Texas. The Organ Mountains, 10 miles to the east, are dominant in the city’s landscape, along with the Doña Ana Mountains, Robledo Mountains, and Picacho Peak. Las Cruces lies within a short driving distance of the Mexican border at Santa Teresa, as well as many other locations in the broader borderland region.

Geography, climate, demographics, and ambiance of Las Cruces and NMSU combine to offer a truly excellent place to thrive. Family members will discover a warm, open community that offers an attractive array of activities and outdoor recreation, amenities, services and opportunities, whether they are looking for top-notch education, meaningful employment, or simply a safe and comfortable place to live.

Job Duties and Responsibilities

Primary responsibilities include discovery, cultivation, solicitation and stewardship of prospects and donors with a minimum capacity of $50,000 or more. Supervision of other fundraising and research staff.

Classification Summary

Directs and coordinates the development and fundraising activities of NMSU and its affiliated programs. Integrates individual, corporate and foundation development and fundraising programs into the University’s overall Development function, ensuring the achievement of maximum program synergy and consistency of goals, objectives, and approach. Collaboratively directs the planning of the University’s comprehensive campaign. Coordinates all policy and practices relating to carrying out NMSU development functions.

Classification Standard Duties

Directs, coordinates, and evaluates all fundraising across the NMSU campuses; provides leadership and guidance to the University community to ensure that individual, corporate and foundation fundraising efforts are integrated and consistent with the University’s overall mission, goals, and objectives. Establishes and implements development policies, goal and objectives, strategic plans, and operating procedures. Coordinates the implementation of development policy to provide overall consistency in policy planning and application. Coordinates prospect identification, solicitation, and stewardship activities to individuals, corporations, foundations, and other entities to include but not limited to planned giving, capital needs, and endowments. Designs, establishes, and maintains an organizational structure and staffing to effectively accomplish the organization’s goals and objectives; Oversees the supervision of personnel, which includes: work allocation and goals, training, promotion and enforcement of internal procedures and controls and problem resolution; evaluates performance and makes recommendations for personnel actions; motivates employees to achieve peak productivity and performance. Oversees the overall operations of unit(s) reporting to this position. Represents the University to various institutional divisions as well as externally to governmental agencies, vendors, students and their parents, and the general public. Develops and manages annual budgets for the organization and performs periodic cost and productivity analyses. Creates and initiates effective marketing activities for promoting planned giving, capital needs, endowments, and other long-range funding activities. Assumes responsibility for overall coordination and day-to-day execution of campaigns. Recommends and participates in the development of University policies and procedures; may serve on University planning and policy-making committees. Performs miscellaneous job-related duties as assigned.


Knowledge of organizational structure, workflow, and operating procedures. Knowledge of educational fundraising principles, methods, and techniques. Knowledge of financial/business analysis techniques. Demonstrated success in planning and executing complex multi-year, multi-million dollar development programs and/or campaigns. Knowledge of best practices and current trending within the development arena. Knowledge of faculty and/or staff hiring procedures.


Outstanding interpersonal and community relations skills and the ability to communicate and work effectively within a diverse community. Employee development and performance management skills. Strong interpersonal and communication skills and the ability to work effectively with a wide range of constituencies in a diverse community. Skill in budget preparation and fiscal management. Skill in examining and re-engineering operations and procedures, formulating policy, and developing and implementing new strategies and procedures.


Ability to supervise and train employees, to include organizing, prioritizing, and scheduling work assignments. Ability to foster a cooperative work environment. Ability to develop and implement comprehensive marketing goals, strategies, and plans. Ability to establish, direct, and maintain an integrated and cohesive institutional development and alumni relations function. Ability to use independent judgment and to manage and impart information to a range of clientele and/or media sources. Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.

Required Education

Bachelor’s degree in a related field.

Required Experience

Eight (8) years of professional experience directly related to the standard duties as outlined.

Equivalency None Preferred Qualifications Required Certification/License Special Requirements Other Departmental Requirements Standard Work Schedule Standard (M-F, 8-5) If not a Standard Work Schedule, please describe Physical Work Location State NM-New Mexico Physical Work Location County, if in New Mexico DA-Dona Ana Work Site Contingent Upon Funding Contingent upon funding Bargaining Unit Eligible Posting Announcement Statement This is NOT a bargaining unit position with American Federation of State, County & Municipal Employees (AFSCME). Tenure Track No Posting Date 05/04/2021 Closing Date 05/31/2021 Anticipated Job Begin Date (optional) 08/02/2021 Anticipated Job End Date, if applicable (optional) Open Until Filled No Special Instructions to Applicants

The electronic application is the official document that will be used to qualify applicants. Paper/email documents will not be accepted. Required documents must be attached to this application.

Quicklink for Posting https://jobs.nmsu.edu/postings/41294

Work is normally performed in a typical interior/office work environment.
Physical Effort
No or very limited physical effort required.
Lifting Requirements
Requires handling of average-weight objects up to 10 pounds or some standing or walking.
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