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: Database Engineer I, II, III Incentive Compensation: 5% of Base Salary FLSA Status: Exempt Job Summary: The Database Engineer is responsible for designing and implementing digital databases. Uses computing tools to create new databases or adjust the function and capacity of existing databases. Design efficient database engine processes for sorting and…
Position Classification Title: Special Events Officer Incentive Compensation: 5% of Base Salary FLSA Status: Exempt Job Summary: Oversees the planning, implementation and evaluation of special events and related programming designed to increase engagement among key stakeholders to include donors, alumni, students, administrators, guests, faculty, and staff. Designs, establishes, and…
Position Classification Title: Director / Sr. Director of Corporate and Foundation Relations Incentive Compensation: 10% of Base Salary Job Summary: Responsible for implementing a broad range of fundraising activities for assigned units focusing primarily on acquiring corporate gifts and foundation grants. About Us: The New Mexico State University Foundation invites you to apply to join…
Position Classification Title: Writing Specialist I, II, III Incentive Compensation: 5% of Base Salary Job Summary: Writes compelling and effective content for brochures, articles, newsletters, scripts, speeches, stories, programs, correspondence, proposals, and other internal and external communication products. About Us: The New Mexico State University Foundation invites you to apply to…
Position Classification Titles: Sr. Director of Development Incentive Compensation: 10% of Base Salary Job Summary: Responsible for implementing a broad range of fundraising activities centered on acquiring major gifts ($25,000+) and principal gifts ($500,000+). Acting in accordance with the core values of the NMSU Foundation, execute fundraising responsibilities to fulfill the financial…
Position Classification Titles: Director of Development Incentive Compensation: 10% of Base Salary Job Summary: Responsible for implementing a broad range of fundraising activities centered on acquiring major gifts ($25,000+) and principal gifts ($500,000+). Acting in accordance with the core values of the NMSU Foundation, execute fundraising responsibilities to fulfill the financial needs…
Position Classification Titles: Development Officer Incentive Compensation: 10% of Base Salary Job Summary: Responsible for implementing a broad range of fundraising activities centered on acquiring major gifts ($25,000+) and principal gifts ($500,000+). Acting in accordance with the core values of the NMSU Foundation, execute fundraising responsibilities to fulfill the financial needs and…