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Chief Corporate Relations Officer

United Way of Central New Mexico
Albuquerque, NM

Relocation expenses: Negotiated

C-Suite/Vice President
Full time
5 - 10 years of experience
Bachelor's Degree

Published on 22 Feb 2021

Expires on 12 Mar 2021

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Chief Corporate Relations Officer



Headquartered in Albuquerque, United Way of Central New Mexico (UWCNM) serves the people of four counties:  Bernalillo, Sandoval, Torrance, and Valencia.  Its mission is to bring people and resources together to measurably improves lives and strengthen our communities.


UWCNM brings together donors, businesses, nonprofits, government, and others to create better solutions to our community’s challenges.  Our programs and donor dollars ensure that individuals and families in Central New Mexico have the opportunity to achieve potential through education, that they are healthy and safe, are financially stable and live life with dignity.


UWCNM has a strong commitment to Diversity, Equity and Inclusion and is seeking a Chief Corporate Relations Officer who will contribute to this cross-functional organizational initiative and uphold the following values:  


  • We value the visible and invisible qualities that make you who you are. 
  • We welcome that every person brings a unique perspective and experience to advance our mission and progress our fight for the health, education, and financial stability of every person in every community. 
  • We believe that each United Way community member, donor, volunteer, advocate, and employee must have equal access to solving community problems. 
  • We strive to include diversity, equity, and inclusion practices at the center of our daily work. 
  • We commit to using these practices for our business and our communities. 





      Primary management and oversight responsibility for all key philanthropy programs including all major gifts, workplace campaigns, sustained giving, leadership donor groups, special events, planned giving and corporate/foundation support. As the key fundraising strategist for the organization, the Chief Corporate Relations Officer (CCRO) will work closely with the President & CEO, Board members, community volunteers, UWCNM staff and volunteers and corporate and major donors on strategic and tactical issues and will implement effective and comprehensive philanthropy programs in support of UWCNM and community needs. The CCRO will develop and lead a large volunteer and staff team in the achievement of fundraising goals.


      Responsible for providing organizational leadership that supports the mission of UWCNM, promoting an efficient and effective organization with the highest standards of accountability, and facilitating its efforts to be the leader in philanthropic giving and community solutions. Provide organizational leadership by planning and organizing donor relations strategies and serving as the lead staff in the workplace campaign, major gifts, community development, including strategic issue area development, and related marketing efforts. Facilitate the implementation of a comprehensive and integrated plan for generating the maximum resources possible and effectively addressing community needs.



Fundraising and Development

  • Annually increases financial resources by creating and executing a strategic development plan that ensures the funding goals are met through a full complement of fundraising efforts to increase new donors and increase donor retention.
  • Manage assigned accounts to build long-term relationships and support leadership giving in the community. Support all development staff in the same.
  • Create a culture of philanthropy in central New Mexico. Ensure a culture for donors where giving and philanthropic leadership is recognized and rewarded.


Donor Engagement and Recognition

  • Manage existing and create new relationships with community CEOs to build a culture of philanthropy through introducing the mission and impact of UWCNM.
  • Create, support, and administer donor engagement initiatives by personally engaging donors through UWCNM recognition opportunities.
  • Build a donor engagement strategy that creates donor loyalty to UWCNM.


Volunteer Management and Recruitment

  • Conduct intentional recruitment to ensure commitment and success of philanthropic programs and initiatives.
  • Provide volunteers with leadership and support. Ensure all development staff do the same.
  • Develop a culture for volunteers where leadership is recognized and rewarded.
  • Plan strategically for leadership and volunteer recruitment.


Leadership and Management of Development Team

  • Lead the Development Team in all activities. Provide team development and coordination, career development.
  • Partner collaboratively with the President & CEO and staff leadership team to provide strategic thinking, planning and evaluation of staff initiatives.
  • Support and encourage staff to offer strategic thinking and evaluation of UWCNM initiatives.
  • Establish vehicles for staff communication and feedback.
  • Coach and train staff and volunteers.
  • Administer Donor Relations function to provide accountability to donors and the community.


Integration of Community and Resource Development

  • Plan strategically and collaboratively to establish a community development plan.
  • Communicate the plan with internal and external stakeholders.


Strategic Direction for UWCNM

  • Lead staff on all account management services for key companies.
  • With campaign volunteers, determine and measure goals for all Donor Relations activities.
  • Utilize data to measure effective ROI on activities and initiatives.
  • Promote excellence in diverse settings by utilizing high performance standards and best practices.
  • Balance risk-taking with fiduciary responsibility to UWCNM stakeholders.
  • Promote relationship building strategies to achieve philanthropic goals.
  • Evaluate opportunities for community development and philanthropic collaboration.


Community Presence

  • Promote UWCNM’s community leadership presence in diverse settings through active community involvement and donor engagement.
  • Consult with and assist volunteer leaders in their community efforts.
  • Communicate with and solicit feedback from the communities of central New Mexico.
  • Build relationships with potential volunteers and community representatives.
  • Provide leadership for organizations as part of UWCNM’s community outreach.


Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

  • Promote and Lead UWCNM’s commitment to integrate diversity, equity, and inclusion into core decisions and the overall organizational culture.
  • Develop and maintain knowledge base on current emerging social trends and community concerns.


Other duties as assigned or needed.



Education:  Bachelor’s degree in related field. Graduate degree a plus. Certified fundraising professional a plus.


Experience:  Eight to ten years’ experience in non-profit senior management, including program management, staff supervision, strategic planning, budgeting, long-term relationship building, volunteer governance and fundraising. Strong written and oral communication skills. Ability to use computer software to track data and develop data reporting. Successful background in development and fundraising, including personally soliciting variety of donations.


Behavioral Attitudes:  Enjoyment of visibility and community presence, ability to manage multiple responsibilities and provide leadership for creative change, flexibility, high energy level, collaborative work practices, drive, commitment to make a difference, self-motivation, customer and results oriented and demonstrated effectiveness in working with people from diverse backgrounds.


Other Requirements:  Must possess valid driver’s license and have daily access to dependable, insured motor vehicle, due to extensive amount of local driving required.



Standard PC based office equipment.



Standard office environment.  Position is primarily an office setting, requiring long periods of sitting at a desk and computer.  The position requires the ability to lift 20 pounds unassisted, 40 pounds with assistance. 

Interested applicants should forward a cover letter and resume to by Friday, March 12th.