Conservation Voters New Mexico (CVNM) and CVNM Education Fund are a family of nonprofit organizations headquartered in Santa Fe, NM with a satellite office in Albuquerque, NM. Our vision is for New Mexicans to thrive in just, resilient communities where our conservation and cultural values guide our decision-makers and public policies. CVNM connects New Mexicans to their political power to protect our air, land and water by mobilizing voters, winning elections, holding elected officials accountable and advancing responsible public policies. CVNM Education Fund engages New Mexicans in protecting our air, land, water and the health of our communities by mobilizing people to advocate on policy, enhancing the voting process, encouraging people to vote, cultivating conservation leaders and amplifying the voices of those most affected.


The Development Assistant works in a collaborative environment to support a robust and growing grassroots fundraising program that complements the organization’s overall fundraising strategy, determined in conjunction with the Development Director.

Reports To: Development Director

Activities may include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Manage all mail and online grassroots fundraising appeal activities
    1. Plan and implement an annual calendar of direct mail and online campaigns
    2. Draft appeal messages in accordance with organizational messaging and fundraising best practices
    3. Manage web donation pages and fundraising-related web content
    4. Manage and expand a growing recurring donor program
  • Support fundraising and donor stewardship events program
    1. Draft event materials and announcements
    2. Coordinate logistics with venues, vendors and volunteers
    3. Track event registration and sponsorships
  • Provide general support to the Development Department
    1. Process gift acknowledgements
    2. Maintain donor database and files with accurate information
    3. Timely reply to donor correspondence and requests
    4. Prepare reports and materials for the board and development committee
    5. Use and develop administrative systems to support fundraising efforts
  • Participate in department and organization-wide planning and activities
    1. Develop annual goals, metrics and work plans
    2. Assist with building the budget for the department
    3. Participate in staff meetings, strategic planning and retreats
    4. Participate in conferences and trainings with national partner, the League of Conservation Voters
  • Other duties as assigned.

Qualities we’re looking for include:

  • Commitment to CVNM’s vision, mission and values.
  • A self-starter, comfortable working in a team environment with colleagues in both shared and remote field offices.
  • Ability to work effectively on diverse teams and with a diverse range of people, including volunteers and donors.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and orientation to customer service.
  • Demonstrated commitment to equity, inclusion and diversity.
  • Motivation to build and strengthen our development program.
  • Strong attention to detail and ability to manage multiple projects and meet deadlines.
  • Ability to travel periodically for staff meetings, events and conferences.
  • Minimum Bachelor’s degree or equivalent

Preferred qualifications:

  • Bilingual candidates welcomed and encouraged.
  • Previous nonprofit development or related experience.

Salary Range and benefits:

$30-$35k. Salary negotiable.

Health/dental/vision insurance; generous vacation and sick leave, paid holidays, sabbatical and life leave policies.

To Apply:

Send a cover letter, resume and two writing samples to with “Development Assistant” in the subject line by April 7, 2019. No phone calls please.

CVNM is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified candidates will be considered regardless of race, color, age, ethnicity, religion, national origin, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, sex, marital status, disability, status as a U.S. veteran, or any other legally protected category.

This job description reflects the assignment of essential functions; it does not prescribe or restrict the tasks that may be assigned.

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