New Mexico Military Institute
Deputy Director of Alumni Relations and Institutional Advancement
New Mexico Military Institute announces the vacancy of the full-time, 12-month exempt position, of the Deputy Director of Alumni Relations and Institutional Advancement. This position will be under the supervision and reporting to the Executive Director of Alumni Relations & Institutional Advancement. The Deputy Director of Alumni Relations and Institutional Advancement will have both internal and external facing responsibilities. This position will coordinate with the Executive Director of Alumni Relations & Institutional Advancement in essential leadership activities (personnel, administration, and organizational planning). Also, assist with staff alignment/workload, balancing internal communications, and budget/finance duties. Primary responsibility will be to increase the Alumni Relations outreach/engagement program in coordinating various events around the country. The Deputy Director will administer everyday fundraising functions for the organization and coordinate with Executive Director to prepare all long term strategies to achieve all goals and evaluate performance of various fundraising programs.
Deputy Director of Alumni Relations and Institutional Advancement will develop long-term philanthropic relationships with alumni, parents, and friends. The Deputy Director of Alumni Relations and Institutional Advancement’s essential responsibilities are to maintain, categorize, administer, and solicit and secure major gifts, planned giving, and annual giving commitments from these prospects; manage the fundraising and special event activities in support of assigned priorities and initiatives. Spearhead engagement and/or solicitation initiatives as assigned; Establish travel plans based on priority, solicitations and consultation with the Development and Advancement Officer as well as the Executive Director of Alumni Relations and Institutional Advancement; Work collaboratively with the Gifts Processor/Financial Liaison on prospect follow-up, gift documentation, and acknowledgement of gift commitments; Consider data integrity a priority and work diligently to document capacity/gift/engagement related information in SCT (the alumni database) in a timely manner; Serve as a strategic partner, mentor, and positive influence to other members of the Individual Giving team; Bachelor’s degree required, Master’s preferred; A minimum of two to four years of fundraising experience. Knowledge of fundraising philosophies and approaches; Previous experience working in higher education, preferably at NMMI or like institutions will be valued; Prior experience working with alumni/volunteers a plus; Ability to interact with major-gift-level and gift planning donors and alumni volunteers; Excellent management, organization, communication and interpersonal skills. The Deputy Director is also involved with creating donor engagement opportunities (in some cases leading strategic programmatic initiatives), attending regional and nationwide events, and executing fundraising plan. The Deputy Director also works collaboratively with other advancement and alumni staff members and volunteers to create individual prospective donor strategies that include partnership solicitations. Salary DOE: $66,000-$75,000. An application, letter of interest detailing how you meet the requirements outlined, and transcripts will be accepted at the NMMI HR Office located at 101 W College Blvd, Roswell, NM 88201 until position is filled. Applications are available on the NMMI website https://www.nmmi.edu/human-resources/employment-opportunities/ NMMI is an Equal Opportunity Employer.