Responsible for maintaining short- and long-term development plan, including measurable benchmarks for success. Responsible for managing and implementing and/or ensuring the implementation of all aspects of APNM’s development functions, including donations, major gifts, planned gifts, special events, foundation research and proposals, donor acknowledgement and stewardship, donor prospecting, board fundraising capacity-building, donor solicitations, and development-related collateral material.
Candidate Skills Needed:
Excellent assessment and planning skills, including the ability to identify issues, articulate potential solutions, and identify tools that facilitate positive outcomes
Ability to implement a plan, overcoming obstacles along the way using creativity and innovation, and commitment to completing tasks
Ability to effectively and professionally communicate and work with a diverse constituency (diverse in ethnicity, gender, age, opinions, etc.)
Excellent “people skills” including collaboration, persuasiveness, sensitivity to others, empathy, team and rapport building, listening skills, conversational ease, flexibility, and assertiveness
Desire to work in and support a team environment and its goals; experienced with team leadership, and effective human resource and project management
Self-motivated and self-confident
Excellent persuasive and professional writing skills
Excellent written and verbal communication skills, including presentation skills
Can respond with flexibility to reasonable changes in work priorities and circumstances
Highly organized with the ability to manage multiple tasks simultaneously while meeting deadlines
Macintosh computer-literate, and experienced in using a variety of computer software programs including e-mail, Microsoft Office products, web-based software products, databases, and social media
Familiarity with New Mexico strongly preferred
College degree required, with at least five years relevant experience in nonprofit development, including major gifts, foundations, strategic planning.
Some travel around New Mexico is expected, with most work likely taking place in the metro areas of Albuquerque, Santa Fe, and Las Cruces. Must have a valid New Mexico driver’s license and be able to use personal vehicle for work-related travel.
Additional Salary Information: Competitive salary, generous paid time off, 100% employer paid health insurance, 70% employer paid dental insurance; employee paid group vision insurance, and up to 1% of salary employer contribution to a 401k retirement plan annually.
About Animal Protection of New Mexico
Since 1979, Animal Protection of New Mexico (APNM), based in Albuquerque, has been challenging historic and widespread animal cruelty in New Mexico. Drawing on the humane values cherished by New Mexicans, APNM changes established, stubborn practices and policies that harm wild and domestic animals, making sure animals matter in every New Mexican community.
Animal Protection of New Mexico is a statewide organization whose mission is to advocate the rights of animals by effecting systemic change. This change, resulting in the humane treatment of all animals, is accomplished through extensive campaigns and programs.