Vice President for Development & Alumni Relations

New Mexico State University Foundation - Las Cruces, NM
The New Mexico State University Foundation is seeking a Vice President for Development & Alumni Relations to provide strategic vision and ensure operational excellence for a comprehensive development and alumni relations program. The Vice President will provide leadership and oversight of the growth and development of a newly reorganized alumni relations program. The Vice President will serve as an NMSU Foundation Senior Leadership Team member and will work closely with the team to create and execute strategies to achieve University-wide goals through philanthropic growth and alumni engagement.

Founded in 1888, New Mexico State University (NMSU) is the state’s oldest institution and New Mexico’s flagship land-grant University. It is designated as a Hispanic-Serving and space-grant institution and serves a truly diverse population. Approximately 30 percent of NMSU students are first-generation college students, and over 60 percent are Hispanic. NMSU is among the best in the nation at moving students from the lowest income tier to the top. It has four campuses, a satellite learning center in Albuquerque, cooperative extension offices in all 33 counties of New Mexico, and 12 agriculture research and science centers.

The New Mexico State University Foundation (NMSUF) is a privately governed, independent nonprofit organization that supports New Mexico State University. The Foundation consistently strives for trust, accountability, and excellence in its constituent relationships by promoting the values of fiduciary duty, leadership, teamwork, and the highest standard of ethics among its employees and volunteers. The Foundation is committed to upholding and preserving public and private trust while at the same time protecting the privacy of donors and the confidentiality of its competitive strategies.

The NMSU Foundation raises $20M annually with 17K donors and aims to increase to $40-50M per year to grow the Foundation’s assets to surpass the $1B mark in the next five years. The most recent capital campaign, Aggie Discovery! ended in 2019, raising over $125M. The Foundation plans to launch its next capital campaign in approximately three years. To achieve this new level of support and growth, the Foundation Board has invested significant resources to expand staffing, plan big, and elevate the overall program.

"We hope you will choose to come, explore, and perhaps join the NMSU Foundation’s unified and dedicated team, and become part a group of passionate “all-in” professionals poised to accomplish amazing things, who get to make real and positive differences in the lives of so many on behalf of our great University." –Christian Hendrickson, Chair, New Mexico State University Foundation Board of Directors

For more information, including core competencies and qualifications, please refer to the full prospectus.