The University of New Mexico Foundation, UNM’s incorporated fundraising organization, is actively recruiting for many exciting opportunities. If you know somebody who is mission driven and passionate about making a difference for UNM’s students, faculty, and programs, please share our information with them. We support many facets of the UNM campus, including all programs under UNM- HSC, UNM Law, UNM Libraries, and much more!

The UNM Foundation is an equal opportunity employer, making decisions without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, veteran status, disability, or any other protected class. We are committed to hiring and retaining a diverse workforce and are dedicated to the goal of building an inclusive and pluralistic staff.


Donor Database Specialist

We are currently looking to hire a Donor Database Specialist for our Information Acquisition & Quality Department. The Donor Database Specialist is an integral part of our team, responsible for accurately entering detailed information about gifts & donor relationships into the Foundation’s database. This position and is a great match for those who have a naturally inquisitive nature and great communication skills. If you know someone who may be interested, please share- don’t miss out on this crucial role with the UNM Foundation

Director of Development, Corporate and Foundation Relations

The UNM Foundation is currently looking to fill a position for our Corporate and Foundation Relations (CFR) team. CFR is a central department that works with faculty, staff, and leadership across the university’s schools, colleges, and Health Sciences Center to develop, solicit and steward partnerships with local, national, and international organizations.

The ideal candidate for this position has at least three years of direct experience stewarding major gifts and maintaining relationships with new and existing donors. Don’t miss out on this amazing opportunity!

Director of Development, College of Nursing

The UNM Foundation is currently looking to fill a position for the UNM College of Nursing. We are searching for a Director of Development to steward major gifts and to develop a major donor base. The successful applicant will be responsible for creating and implementing a comprehensive development program in coordination with the leadership of the UNM College of Nursing, the UNM Foundation staff, and colleagues. They will also work closely with the Dean of the College, VP for Development, staff, volunteers, and friends to identify prospects, develop strategies leading to solicitation, and steward major donors.

The primary focus of the position is to identify, cultivate and solicit major and planned gifts benefiting the College of Nursing.

Director of Development, UNM Sandoval Regional Medical Center

The UNM Foundation is currently looking to fill a position for the UNM Sandoval Regional Medical Center. We are searching for a part-time Director of Development to steward major gifts and to develop a major donor base. The Sandoval Regional Medical Center is a certified Level III Trauma Center, and leading care provider.

This role is for someone who loves leading & creating a donor base, focuses on community engagement, and is eager to serve a diverse community through connecting donors to a cause they are passionate about.

Why the UNM Foundation

To understand the important work of the Foundation, it is essential to know why it matters that we support UNM. The University has been the intellectual, creative, and scientific hub of New Mexico throughout its history and continues to be a place of extraordinary activity and accomplishment. UNM is on the brink of a new era driven by the understanding that we can achieve so much more together as one university. All parts of the University feel this change, a dynamic partnership with passionate and visionary donors is essential to our success. Philanthropy can fuel UNM’s aspirations by making what was previously impossible, possible.

The UNM Foundation is an active, diverse, creative, and inclusive community.

• We offer the opportunity to work collaboratively with a group of highly motivated, mission-driven, and results-oriented development professionals and administrators.

• We offer a broad set of competitive benefits including healthcare options, ongoing professional development, educational opportunities, unlimited flexible paid leave, paid holidays, a wellness program, exceptional retirement contributions, and much more.

The role of great public, research-intensive universities has never been more critical. In addition to generating advanced research and educating future leaders through nationally ranked academic programs, UNM impacts lives and communities worldwide. The UNM Foundation staff is central to this equation, and we invite you to apply and be part of a movement changing lives for generations to come.

For more information, contact Sophia Sivils at 505.313.7657 or via email at