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NEW MEXICO STATE UNIVERSITY
HUMAN RESOURCES SERVICES

POSITION CLASSIFICATION DESCRIPTION


Position Classification Title: Development Officer
Position Classification Code: J3005
Job Family: External Affairs
Pay Level: 06
Exempt Status: Exempt
This description is intended to describe the general nature of the work being performed. It is not intended to be a complete list of specific duties of any particular position. Duties, responsibilities and bargaining unit eligibility may vary based on the specific tasks assigned to the position.
Purpose of Classification:
Oversees the provision of external constituency-building services to a single University unit. Provides guidance and support to unit faculty and staff in the planning, development, and implementation of fundraising programs and activities, and/or provides broadly-based assistance to more senior development staff in support of the identification, cultivation, and stewardship of donors and sponsors.
Standard Duties:
Assists and/or participates in direct or indirect donor interaction and in the planning. Assists in the design, production, and distribution of fundraising materials and case statements; prepares, and disseminates donor correspondence, and writes and/or assists in the writing of solicitation proposals, as appropriate. Responds to donor inquiries with accurate and timely information; secures donor gifts, and provides donors with relevant materials. Assists in the planning, coordination, staffing, and facilitation of promotional and fundraising activities and events, as assigned. May represent the organization at business and community meetings; may conduct tours and/or give presentations. Performs miscellaneous job-related duties as assigned.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Working knowledge of a variety of fund-raising strategies and methods.
Skill in the use of personal computers and related software applications. Skill in organizing resources and establishing priorities. Database and records management skills. Strong verbal and written communication skills and the ability to present effectively to small and large groups. Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to effectively communicate with a wide range of individuals and constituencies in a diverse community. Skills in budget preparation and fiscal management.
Demonstrated ability in securing gifts from individuals, corporations, foundations, and other private funding sources. Demonstrated ability in planning and implementing long- and short-range development initiatives to meet established priorities. Ability to direct and manage staff and volunteers, to include organizing, prioritizing, and scheduling work assignments. Ability to exercise good judgment, to demonstrate an understanding of ethics related to development activities, and to use discretion in interactions with donors, prospects, volunteers, and others. Ability to conduct research, gather data, analyze information, and prepare reports and other materials. Ability to foster effective working relationships within a team environment. Ability to plan, organize and coordinate activities and special events. Ability to provide technical coordination and management of development and/or implementation projects in area of expertise.
Minimum Qualifications:
   Education- Bachelor's degree in a related field.
   Experience- One (1) year of experience directly related to the standard duties as outlined.
   Equivalency- Equivalency of CFRE Certification may be considered as 1.5 years towards experience necessary for position
   Certifications/License-
   Departmental Requirements-
   Special Requirements-