United Way Jobs

Chief Philanthropy Officer

companyUnited Way of North Central New Mexico
locationAlbuquerque, NM, USA
PublishedPublished: Published 3 weeks ago
Full time
5 - 10 years of experience
$100,000 - $115,000 per year

Headquartered in Albuquerque, United Way of North Central New Mexico (UWNCNM) serves the people of five counties:  Bernalillo, Sandoval, Santa Fe, Torrance and Valencia.  Our mission is connecting people to opportunities and services to equitably improve lives and strengthen communities.  

UWNCNM 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 north 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.   

In addition, UWNCNM has a strong commitment to Diversity, Equity and Inclusion and upholds 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 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. 


Reporting directly to the CEO, the primary objective of the Chief Philanthropy Officer (CPO) is to increase revenue in a strategic manner that drives the mission of the United Way of North Central New Mexico (UWNCNM). The CPO will lead the development and implementation of integrated fundraising, marketing, event, and volunteer strategies that ensure organizational capacity to deliver on the ambitious goals of our strategic plan. The CPO ensures the effective execution and growth of the organization’s revenue generation through the engagement of donors and volunteers and the coordination of staff and volunteer efforts related to revenue generation activities. The CPO will develop and lead a large volunteer and staff team in the achievement of fundraising goals.

Essential Functions and Key Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

Organizational Leadership

  • Provide executive leadership, strategic planning, and accountability for UWNCNM’s revenue generation and donor relations activities.
  • Develop and execute a long-term strategic growth vision in alignment with revenue generation. Goals.
  • Manage and oversee all key philanthropy programs including all major gifts, workplace campaigns, sustained giving, leadership donor groups, special events, planned giving and corporate/foundation support. 
  • Collaborate closely with the President & CEO, Board members, community volunteers, UWNCNM staff and volunteers and corporate and major donors to implement effective philanthropy programs as the key fundraising strategist for the organization.
  • Provide organizational leadership that promotes an efficient and effective organization with the highest standards of accountability and facilitates its efforts to be the leader in philanthropic giving and community solutions. 
  • Plan and organize 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

  • Develop and execute a strategic development plan to increase financial resources annually that ensures the funding goals are met through a full complement of fundraising efforts to increase new donors and increase donor retention.
  • Manage relationships with key accounts to build long-term relationships and support leadership giving in the community. 
  • Create a culture of philanthropy including a culture for donors where giving and philanthropic leadership is recognized and rewarded. 

Donor Engagement and Recognition

  • Cultivate and maintain relationships with community leaders to promote philanthropy and UWNCNM’s mission and impact.
  • Administer donor engagement initiatives by engaging donors through UWNCNM recognition opportunities. 
  • Build a donor engagement strategy to foster donor loyalty and support for UWNCNM.

Volunteer Management and Recruitment

  • Conduct intentional recruitment to ensure commitment and success of philanthropic programs and initiatives.
  • Provide leadership and recognition to volunteers, fostering a culture of engagement and reward.

Leadership and Management of Philanthropy Team

  • Manage, engage, empower, and lead the Philanthropy team in activities to achieve results and drive business continuity. 
  • Collaborate with the leadership team to provide strategic planning and evaluation of initiatives. 
  • Establish communication channels and feedback within the team.
  • Administer Philanthropy functions with accountability to donors and the community.
  • Provide a consultative approach to problem solving.
  • Review, correct, and approve timecards, expense reports, and other organizational documentation assuring they are completed by their due date.
  • Coordinates, manages and schedules direct reports.
  • Participates in interviewing, hiring and separation process.
  • Evaluates performance and provides regular and consistent constructive feedback.
  • Trains and coaches newly hired and existing direct reports and participates in continuing development of staff. Coaches and trains volunteers.

Integration of Community and Resource Development

  • Strategically plan and collaborate to establish community development initiatives.
  • Communicate plans with internal and external stakeholders for alignment and support.

Strategic Direction for UWNCNM

  • Lead staff in account management services for key companies.
  • Determine and measure goals for Investor Relations activities and initiatives utilizing data to measure effective ROI.
  • Balance risk-taking with fiduciary responsibility to UWNCNM stakeholders.
  • Promote relationship building strategies to achieve philanthropic goals. 
  • Evaluate opportunities for community development and philanthropic collaboration.

Community Presence

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

Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

  • Promote and lead UWNCNM’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.


  • Performs and completes other duties and special projects as assigned.
  • Maintains confidentiality regarding personnel and organizational information.

Core Competencies: Accountability, Innovation/Creativity, Organizational Commitment, Interpersonal skills, Time/Project Management, Integration, Communication/Interpersonal Skills, Strategic Planning, People Management, Philanthropic Engagement, Budget Management, ROI Analysis, Corporate Social Responsibility, Relationship Management, Business Acumen, Ethical Conduct.

Minimum Requirements: 

  • Bachelor’s degree in related field or equivalent experience, master’s degree a plus. 
  • 7-10 years of experience in fundraising. 
  • Strong written and oral communication skills. 
  • Proficiency in computer software for data tracking and reporting. 
  • Successful background in development and fundraising, including personally soliciting variety of donations. 
  • Behavioral Attitude: 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. 

Equipment Used:

  • PC and standard office equipment including but not limited to telephone, computer, copy machine, printer, scanner, fax machine and related equipment
  • Microsoft Office Suite, Internet Explorer, Outlook

Physical Requirements/Working Conditions/Dexterity:

UWNCNM is a hybrid workplace, with a schedule combining work-from-home on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, and in-person office attendance within UWNCNM’s office building required on Tuesdays and Thursdays. The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.

  • Position is primarily in a standard office environment and requires long periods of sitting at a desk and computer to accomplish duties and to stand for limited periods of time. 
  • Must be able to work occasional early mornings, evenings and weekends including but not limited to attending a variety of meetings and events.
  • Must have the flexibility to adapt schedule to meet evolving business needs as necessary.
  • Regular attendance is required in this position. 
  • Must be able to operate a personal computer at an acceptable rate of speed and to view computer monitors. 
  • Must have access to reliable internet when working from home.
  • Must possess a valid New Mexico driver’s license and have daily access to a dependable motor vehicle with insurance to use to attend offsite events, meetings, and other work activities.
  • Must be able to lift and/or move up to 20 pounds unassisted and occasionally lift and/or move up to 40 pounds with assistance.
  • Must be able to perform the essential functions of the job with reasonable accommodation.

SALARY RANGE: $100,000.00 to $115,000.00 DOE, salaried, exempt, minimum 32 hours per week FTE (Full Time Employee).  Relocation is not included for this position.

BENEFITS: Full-time employees (FTE) are eligible for health, dental, vision, life and long-term disability insurance, 403b retirement plan, flexible spending account, EAP, and voluntary insurance programs. We offer a tuition reimbursement plan, volunteer time off, and generous leave time. Part-time employees may be eligible for some of these benefits.

UWNCNM supports the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). Please tell us if you need accommodation to perform the job's essential functions. All requirements are subject to possible modification to reasonably accommodate individuals with disabilities.

United Way of North Central New Mexico is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status. We welcome applicants with disabilities and applicants from underrepresented racial and ethnic groups.   

This job description in no way states or implies that these are the only duties to be performed by the employee occupying this position. This job description is meant only to be a guideline and may be modified at any time. UWNCNM is an At-will Employer. This document does not create an employment contract, implied or otherwise, other than an “at will” employment relationship.

Required degree level

  • Bachelor

Years of experience

  • 5 - 10 years of experience

Salary range

  • $100,000 - $115,000 per year