JOB OPENING: Chief Development Officer

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Full Time,  Exempt

$60,000-$70,000 DOE

SUMMARY: The Chief Development Officer is responsible for coordinating the resource development, marketing, and communications efforts of Supportive Housing Coalition of New Mexico. Resource development tasks include the development and maintenance of a major gifts program, event management, annual giving, and grants management. Marketing/Communications include publications, newsletters, website, social media, and volunteer management.


  • Under the direction of the President/CEO and in coordination with the Board of Directors, develop and manage the organization’s fundraising strategy as lead staff for the organization’s Resource Development Committee; coordination of board member fundraising efforts; identification and cultivation of prospective donors and stewardship of existing donors
  • Coordinate and manage grant efforts including grant research, calendars and requirements, and coordinating and writing grant applications.
  • Coordinate and manage donor database including donor acknowledgement
  • Mange the organization’s communication and media strategy including a quarterly newsletter, website content and maintenance, social media, and direct mail and email campaigns
  • Coordinate and provide essential leadership to annual Welcome Home event
  • Manage and coordinate the work of volunteers
  • Assist the President/CEO in organizing information and producing reports
  • Other duties as assigned by the President/CEO


  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Experience in developing and implementing fundraising efforts including annual campaigns, grants, and special events
  • Excellent computer skills, including ability to use Microsoft Office products and experience and/or aptitude for data base management
  • Demonstrated competency in non-profit event management, professional writing, and in producing print and social media preferred
  • Strong organizational skills, attention to detail, and ability to function both as a team member and a team leader


  • BA/BS from an accredited college or university or commensurate demonstrated skills and experience
  • Minimum 5 years’ experience in non-profit organizations, Supportive Housing, fundraising or related fields preferred


  • Individual may be required to complete medical examination and background check
  • Employee must comply with all operational policies, especially those involving the safety of fellow workers, volunteers, and clients/customers.
  • Employee must maintain a current and valid driver’s license to perform work duties if position requires activities that require travel by motor vehicle, whether personal or a company car.


  • Most essential duties are performed in an office environment with exposure to a variety of business equipment and other pertinent materials normally found in this type of work setting; need to have effective manual dexterity to operate various business equipment
  • Work is normally performed in an area permitting partial-to-total privacy
  • May occasionally require lifting of various materials and equipment to a maximum of 15 pounds
  • The work may requires travel to other locations throughout the city, state, and country.

Please submit cover letter, resume, and complete  SHC Employment Application to