Established in 1959, the New Mexico State University Foundation’s mission is to build a brighter future for NMSU, one relationship at a time. As an independent nonprofit organization, the Foundation is the primary fundraising and alumni relations institution for NMSU. We are charged with raising and managing gifts of all types and coordinating the alumni association. We invest endowed gifts and disburse funding each year for the purposes designated by donors.

Our team partners with alumni, corporations, foundations, and other supporters who want to match their charitable passions with opportunities for purposeful philanthropy and personal engagement at NMSU. Gifts create scholarships, advance faculty endeavors, enhance student programs, and fund college programs and campus construction. Collectively, the investment of time, talent, and money by our alumni and friends greatly enhances NMSU’s land grant mission to provide the highest quality academic programs, develop new understandings through research and creativity, and provide extension services across our state and region.

NMSU is New Mexico’s flagship land-grant and space-grant institution. Founded in 1888, NMSU is the oldest institution of higher education in the state. NMSU is among the best in the nation at moving students from the lowest income tier to the top. Over 50% of NMSU students are first-generation college students and over 60% are Hispanic, meaning that NMSU is one of the most important and effective drivers of economic mobility in the state.

The NMSU Foundation seeks to provide the pinnacle career experience for each member of our team. We are seeking talented individuals who are committed to a continual pursuit of excellence and desire to do great work while building strong relationships and personifying our core values of integrity, teamwork, stewardship, innovation, and fun.

Career Opportunities

Position Classification Title: Philanthropy Officer Associate Director of Philanthropy Senior Associate Director of Philanthropy Director of Philanthropy Senior Director of Philanthropy Executive Director of Philanthropy FLSA Status: Exempt Reports To: AVP of Philanthropy Salary: $65,000-$115,000 annually About Us: The New Mexico State University Foundation…
Position Classification Title: Annual Giving Officer FLSA Status: Exempt Salary: $65,000-$85,000 annually About Us: The New Mexico State University Foundation invites you to apply to join our diverse, dynamic, and welcoming team in Las Cruces, NM. The NMSU Foundation seeks to provide the pinnacle career experience for each member of our team. The Foundation is seeking talented individuals…
Position Classification Title: Alumni Relations Officer I, II, III FLSA Status: Exempt Salary: $55,000-$75,000 annually About Us: The New Mexico State University Foundation invites you to apply to join our diverse, dynamic, and welcoming team in Las Cruces, NM. The NMSU Foundation seeks to provide the pinnacle career experience for each member of our team. The Foundation is seeking talented…
Position Classification Title: Special Events Officer FLSA Status: Exempt Salary: $55,000-$75,000 annually Job Summary: New Mexico State University Foundation is seeking a Special Events Officer to join our team. As a Special Events Officer, you will oversee the planning, implementation and evaluation of special events and related programming designed to increase engagement among key…
Position Classification Title: Program Coordinator I, II, III FLSA Status: Exempt Salary: $45,000-$65,000 annually Job Summary: New Mexico State University Foundation is seeking a Program Coordinator (Executive Assistant) to join our dynamic team. As a Program Coordinator, you will support all aspects of assigned Advancement related programs, services, and staff. The ideal candidate will be…
Position Classification Title: Information Systems Administrator I, II, III FLSA Status: Exempt Salary: $55,000-$75,000 annually Job Summary: Provides technical and service-related support on a range of technologies in one or more of the following information technology areas: system administration, network support, operating system support, systems design and/or implementation, data…
Position Classification Title: Prospect Research Coordinator FLSA Status: Exempt Salary: $55,000-$75,000 Job Summary: This position conducts research to identify, screen and recommend prospective donors, with a focus on continual improvement of gift pipelines and prospect lists. The position also coordinates activities related to the identification, research and tracking of Foundation donor…